Public Affairs and Communications

Report reviews 2011-12 progress toward strategic priorities

The 2011-12 annual report, now available online, provides information on the University of Windsor’s activities in support of its strategic plan Thinking Forward … Taking Action.

UWindsor president Alan Wildeman says the document informs the campus, the region and beyond about what’s important to the University.

“Our plan puts an emphasis on our students, on building on our research and creative activity that contributes to society’s needs, and engaging the community around us,” he says.

Photographer seeking angles for book on campus life

With a coffee table book on the University of Windsor nearing completion, the project’s photographer Richard Bain says there still a few holes to be filled.

He has spent more than a year taking pictures of campus life for a book to be published in celebration of the University’s 50th anniversary in 2013. The hardbound volume will feature about 120 pages of full-colour photographs as well as essays on the University’s history and a foreword by professor emeritus Alistair MacLeod.

Bain says he has received a lot of support from faculty, staff and students.

Still time to adopt a family for charity

With campus offices already having committed to helping about 30 families through the Children's Aid Society this holiday season, organizer Mary Anne Beaudoin reminds the university community that it’s not too late to join in.

The Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society developed the Adopt-a-Family program to ensure happy holidays for local children. The society asks sponsors to provide clothing and food to assist families through the holidays and beyond, in addition to toys.

Open House gives prospective students a little UWindsor experience

In what organizers are describing as the University of Windsor’s largest recruitment success yet, more than 3,000 high school students and their parents came from all over Ontario to Friday’s Fall Open House.

Sunny skies greeted visitors for tours of academic, residence and athletics facilities, presentations on programs and services, and a barbecue lunch served under four tents in the courtyard outside Dillon Hall. The Mark Calcott Band, an ensemble of UWindsor students, entertained guests as they enjoyed their lunch.

Pop quiz offers chance at UWindsor swag

With the University’s Fall Open House approaching, DailyNews is offering readers a chance to show their school spirit—win a prize package and drape yourself in UWindsor clothing on Friday.

Up for grabs is a collection of clothing emblazoned with the University’s logo—a hooded sweatshirt from the University Bookstore, a golf shirt from the alumni affairs office, a t-shirt from the office of the president, and a silk scarf from the public affairs office.

Campus to join Windsor-Essex celebration of kindness

You don’t need an excuse to be nice, but you’ll have one anyway this Friday, November 9: the WindsorEssex Community Foundation has designated it Random Act of Kindness Day.

Individuals and groups are encouraged to perform one simple act of kindness for someone else—neighbours, friends, co-workers, or someone they don’t even know—and hand them a card, inspiring them to do the same.

Marketing campaign encourages prospective students to Think UWindsor

A marketing campaign rolling out this month depicts the decision process students undertake when choosing a university, and reassures them that they won’t get lost in the crowd at the University of Windsor.

The campaign ranges across a number of media in southwestern Ontario markets, says chief communications officer Holly Ward. Print advertising includes daily and community newspapers, placards in public transit and posters in shopping malls. Commercials will run before movies in cinemas and on radio stations.

University open house to get boost on local radio show

Business professor Vincent Georgie will discuss the University’s November 9 open house and other efforts to recruit high school students during an “Experts on Call” segment this weekend on CKLW radio, AM 800.

Dr. Georgie’s appearance will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 6.

Print, online, radio, social media, and movie theatre promotions will launch the UWindsor marketing campaign in southwestern Ontario markets later this month.

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