Public Affairs and Communications

May 24 reception to celebrate flowering of campus giving

In donating to the Annual Giving Program, UWindsor employees and retirees do more than support the specific causes most dear to them, says campaign chair Bruce Tucker. This year, they have made a concrete impact on campus beautification.

A reception May 24 to recognize participating donors will also mark the formal dedication of a garden bed that spells out the university’s appreciation.

DailyNews to slow publication schedule starting next week

DailyNews, the University of Windsor’s e-newsletter, will begin its summer publishing schedule next week, moving to two issues a week.

DailyNews will publish Mondays and Thursdays until it resumes daily publication September 4. Holiday Mondays on May 21, July 2, August 6 and September 3 will push publication scheduled for these dates to the following Tuesday.

Ads proclaim pride in national champion Lancer teams

The University of Windsor congratulated its Canadian Interuniversity Sport champions in a high-profile way this weekend, taking out advertisements in the Windsor Star and Globe and Mail newspapers to declare “You make us proud!”

Under the headline “Sweet repeat: the UWindsor gold standard,” the ads noted fourth-straight national title for the Lancer women’s track and field team and the second consecutive Bronze Baby win in women’s basketball.

Video a declaration of Lancer pride

Pride for the University of Windsor is alive and well both on campus and with our 100,000 alumni, says George Kalivas.

That’s why the social media coordinator in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications put together a video featuring some students and alumni declaring their UWindsor affiliation, loud and proud.

“We wanted to show all aspects of being a Lancer,” says Kalivas. “It’s not just for varsity athletes. Whether you’re a first-year drama student or the mayor of Windsor, you can be proud of your alma mater.”

Web site traces University’s involvement in local community

From concerts and stage productions that enhance its culture to business and engineering innovations that drive its economy, the University of Windsor plays a central role in the Windsor-Essex region.

Now a new Web site aims to document those ties to the community, says John Powell, director of web communications in the office of public affairs.

“We know that people right across campus are engaging the community in all sorts of ways,” he says. “This page is a centralized place that lists, on a daily basis, some of those stories.”

Open house gives high schoolers a taste of the UWindsor experience

It takes hundreds of people from across campus to pull off an event as big as Friday's Fall Open House, said Dave Bussière, assistant provost for admissions and recruiting, but it was worth it.

“We had a great day,” he said as his staff wound day from the event, which brought about 2,000 visitors to the University for tours, academic presentations, and information on programs and admissions.

“We have been so busy – the sessions were full to capacity. We have been getting wonderful feedback.”

Day to celebrate the kindness of strangers – and friends

Where’s Winston? You won’t have to wonder today, as the Lancer mascot will post regular updates of his whereabouts on the University’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

He has signed up to join the Kindness Krew as it journeys around campus to perform random acts of kindness for students, faculty, staff and visitors. If you spot Winston, be sure to ask him for a favour!