Korissa Williams

Senate approves more stringent qualifications for President’s Honour Roll

Making it onto the President’s Honour Roll became a little more of an honour as Senate approved toughening the criteria at its meeting April 13.

Under the new policy, the honour will be restricted to students in first-entry undergraduate programs who have completed a minimum of 10 courses with a cumulative grade-point average of 12.0 or higher.

Event to celebrate graduation of med school charter class

Windsor Regional Hospital will open a week-long celebration of the first class to graduate from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Windsor program with Rock the Grad on Tuesday, April 17.

The event will feature a barbecue buffet hosted by gourmet butcher Ted Farron and the Penalty Box restaurant as well as the music of the local group, Is there a Band in the House.

Registration now open for LearnIT computer workshops

Registration begins today -- Monday, April 16 -- for LearnIT workshops offered in Intersession/Summer 2012.

The program offers a wide variety of free workshops for students, faculty and staff in levels ranging from beginner to advanced in Office Productivity, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Windows 7, SPSS statistical software, and computer security.

All participants will receive a certificate of completion, a handout for the session and a lucky raffle winner in each workshop will take home a Quick Resource Guide or a promotional coffee mug.

Job posting from Human Resources

The following union position is available to internal bargaining unit members only. Bargaining unit members interested in this position are requested to apply in writing by completing an 'Application for Transfer' form and forwarding it to: Department of Human Resources on or before 4 p.m. on the posting closing date. Please note: Union positions are covered by the union collective agreement, therefore, please be aware that we must allow our qualified unionized staff the first opportunity for transfer or promotion to these positions.

Author offers spiritual healing for survivors of sexual abuse

The trauma of sexual abuse causes a host of painful effects in the lives of survivors, often continuing for years beyond the incidents of abuse. Lack of attention to their spiritual needs may cause further suffering, says Stevan Wlusek.

The author of From Darkness into Transforming Light: Illumination for the healing journey of sexual abuse survivors from the Carmelite spiritual tradition, he will discuss his book at a launch reception Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. in Assumption University’s Freed-Orman Centre.

Student newspaper soliciting ideas for special issue

Do you have ideas about the city of Windsor? How it looks? How it runs?

The Lance student newspaper is inviting Windsor university and community members to submit letters to the city for publication in its premiere Ideas Issue, April 18.

“It’s all about ideas for changing Windsor,” says editor-in-chief Natasha Marar. “Urban planning, community involvement, social issues, the environment, the economy, arts and culture and many more are all going to be covered. The goal is to talk about Windsor’s future. No idea is too outlandish or too small.”

Changes in store this summer for campus food outlets

Food Services will offer more choices to students, faculty and staff on campus this summer, says department head Dave McEwen.

The Marketplace food court in the CAW Student Centre will operate all summer long and, beginning April 23, will feature a new Second Cup coffee program. This self-serve station will offer soups and pastries in addition to a range of hot beverages.

Airflow investigators to blow through Dillon Hall washrooms Monday

Contractors will conduct investigations of airflow in rooms 261 and 362 as well as all washrooms in Dillon Hall on Monday, April 9. The work will close each room for about 30 minutes during the course of the day.

Please direct any questions or concerns to project administrator Roger Rivard at 519-253-3000, ext. 2166.

University offices to close for Good Friday holiday

Most University of Windsor services will close Friday, April 6, in observance of the statutory holiday Good Friday.

Among the exceptions is the Leddy Library, which has commenced 24-hour-a-day operations through April 13 to accommodate exam study. The Paul Martin Law Library will close April 6 and open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:50 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 11:50 p.m.

Most Food Services outlets will close Friday through Sunday.

The Crocodile Grill on the ground floor of Vanier Hall will open:

Psychology retiree appointed acting dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Robert Orr, a recently retired, long-serving member of the university’s psychology department, will commence a one-year term as acting dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences on July 1, provost Leo Groarke announced Wednesday.

Dr. Orr had previously served as department head and associate dean. He will succeed Cecil Houston while a committee continues its search for a new dean.