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Public Affairs and Communications

Student videographer wins iPad2 in UWindsor contest

First-year arts and sciences student Milos Savic took top honours in the video contest sponsored by the Office of Public Affairs and Communications to demonstrate Lancer pride.

Savic’s entry played on the theme “The most interesting university in the world,” spoofing a popular series of beer commercials. It earned 773 “likes” on Facebook, winning him an iPad2.

Second-place winner Shawn Lippert will receive a $100 gift certificate to the University Bookstore, and third-place finisher Flora Wong will receive a $50 University Bookstore gift certificate.

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 Holly Ward, executive director of Public Affairs and Communications. 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.

Win tickets to University Players’ season-opener

The University Players is offering DailyNews readers a chance to win two tickets to see William Shakespeare’s classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. The play's run continues Wednesday through Sunday at Essex Hall Theatre; for more information or tickets, call 519-253-3000, ext. 2808, or visit www.universityplayers.com.

To enter the contest, just match each line from the play to its speaker. The winner will be randomly selected from all correct responses received by 4 p.m. Monday, September 19.

Public seminar to discuss wastewater treatment

The International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Regional Office is hosting a free public seminar entitled Keeping Our Lakes and Rivers Clean, Monday, September 12, at the Central Branch of the Windsor Public Library, 850 Ouellette Avenue.

The seminar, which will run from 1 to 4 p.m., will feature staff scientists from the commission and experts from the City of Windsor and industry. The focus of the event is on the impact of sewage discharges on water quality and steps being taken by governments to protect lakes and rivers.

University of Windsor contract talks with WUFA: Frequently Asked Questions

Current negotiations with the Windsor University Faculty Association will have a long-lasting impact on the University and its ability to attract and retain the best people, provide the best student experience, and live within its means.

As part of an ongoing communication effort, the following frequently asked questions have been compiled for your reference. This list will be updated as needed.

1. Where are we in the contract negotiation process?

Catering Services offering Windsor Welcome Week lunch specials

Catering Services is offering offices across campus a way to cope with the hustle and bustle of Windsor Welcome Week activities.

Its convenient and economical lunch menus simplify event planning, and are centred on a choice of hotdogs, pasta, sandwiches, or pizza, all delivered hot and fresh to your specific location, complete with paper plates and napkins.

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Students receiving a Windsor welcome

Classes haven’t even started yet, and already Itunu Adekoya is learning a lot.

A first-year student of biochemistry and biotechnology, she was one of almost 300 participants in International Student Orientation. She said Sunday’s opening session was very informative.

“I learned that culture shock happens to everybody, that it’s good to stay safe on campus. I learned about visas and the study permit. I learned about Lancer sports,” said Adekoya, a native of Lagos, Nigeria.

She said she chose to study in Canada for its diversity.

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Move-in day like Christmas for residence elves

Getting ready for Residence Move-in Day is a bit like the elves preparing for Christmas, says Diane Rawlings: “We’ve been gearing up since last spring.”

Her department will help about 1,000 students move into six residence halls on Sunday, September 4, but before that can happen, a lot of work must get done in the background.

Besides routine maintenance work familiar to anyone who has ever moved, three major renovation projects have consumed the summer: