Public Affairs and Communications

Oncology nursing diploma subject of VIEW magazine cover story

The University’s new graduate diploma in advanced practice oncology/palliative nursing—the first of its kind in Ontario—is designed to provide the knowledge and skills essential for nursing management of the cancer patient, and for the care of patients at the end of life.

The program is the subject of the cover story in the Spring 2013 edition of VIEW, the University of Windsor alumni magazine, now available online and in print.

Policy sets rules for advertising on UWindsor web pages

Academic and administrative units may seek revenue by accepting advertising on their websites under a policy approved by the University.

The University is sensitive to the impact advertising could have on its reputation, says web communications director John Powell.

“The policy is meant to ensure consistent and appropriate advertisements on our web pages,” he says. “Any commercial activities must support the academic mission of the University.”

DailyNews to stick to daily publication through next week

In contrast to previous practice, DailyNews will publish each weekday through December 21, as well as January 2, 3 and 4 in the new year.

“Some of those editions might be pretty short, given people’s schedules,” says editor Kevin Johnson. “However, we are trying to provide the best possible service and hope that retaining daily publication will make it easier for readers to get the information they need.”

Lancers step up to the plate to encourage healthy eating

What’s blue and gold and encourages UWindsor students to eat healthy during exams? Lancer varsity athletes!

When nutritionist Chris Wellington wanted to promote healthy diet choices on video screens at Food Services outlets across campus, she knew just where to turn.

“What sends a better message about eating right than images of our Lancers?” she asked. “They are the embodiment of the healthy balance we hope all our students will strive for.”

Christmas charity connects campus and community

Christmas has become too commercial, says Janeen Auld, which makes the Adopt-a-Family program a perfect way for her to celebrate the holiday.

“My family doesn’t exchange gifts,” says Auld, an instrument technician in the chemistry department. “It’s just too much stuff. Buying for people truly in need is the only type of shopping I want to do.”

Music students to entertain mass photo subjects

Attendees at Friday’s event to celebrate the University of Windsor’s takeover of the former Windsor Star buildings will be entertained by a band of music students.

The jazz group the Udder Guys—house band at the Milk Coffee Bar—will be playing while students and alumni, faculty and staff, and community members gather for a mass crowd photo in front of the buildings at the corner of Pitt and Ferry streets in downtown Windsor.

Downtown businesses planning to put smiles on the faces of mass photo participants

Downtown businesses are preparing to welcome participants in Friday’s mass photo shoot marking the occasion of the official transfer of ownership of the former Windsor Star buildings to the University of Windsor.

“Say Cheese for the Keys” will record the historic moment at noon; buses will shuttle students, staff and faculty from Vanier Circle starting at 11 a.m.

Poster campaign calls for commitment to academic integrity

“Turning dreams into reality takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort,” said Olympian Jesse Owens, winner of four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

Poster imageThis year’s education campaign on academic integrity reflects that message and shares it on posters available for distribution across campus in coming weeks.

Service offers centralized source for season’s greetings

The Office of Public Affairs and Communications and the Document Imaging Centre have teamed up to make it easier to send holiday greetings on campus.

An online form will allow departments to order cards bearing a selection of seasonal imagery and text greetings for use as printed cards, e-cards, or both.

“We wanted to give people the flexibility to personalize their holiday cards, while still ensuring a manageable workload that can turn around the product in a reasonable amount of time,” says Jennifer Ammoscato, senior manager of marketing, publications and Web.