Laurier Brantford Student News
For the Week beginning February 6, 2006
FROM THE DEAN'S OFFICE
All interested faculty, students, and staff are welcome to attend.
English (Medieval/Renaissance) Position
Dr. Kofi Campbell
Feb. 7 at 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Philip Collington
Feb. 10 at 4:00 p.m.
Indigenous Studies Position
Feb. 9 at 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Deborah Simmons
Feb. 10 at 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Susan Hill
Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m.
FROM THE CAMPUS MANAGER
Students, staff and faculty are invited to attend a CRIME STOPPERS presentation on Thursday, March 2 in CB 206 from 2:30 to 3:30
-How Crime Stoppers works
-How students can get cash to help with their schooling
-How youll never have to attend court or testify
For further information, please contact Linda Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org ) (756-8228 ext. 5761)
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE DEAN
Students who are receiving Millenium Bursaries or government grants must pick up their loans by February 8. OSAP will be release next week in GRH208:
Tuesday from 930-1130 am
Thursday from 930-1130 am
Please contact Sara Neziol email@example.com if you need to arrange an alternate time.
Program Confirmation - Feb 27/06 - Apr 1/06
If you are a student returning to Laurier in September, you must confirm your program on LORIS between Feb. 27 and Apr. 1. This will set you up to register for Fall/Winter courses for next year.
Information sessions about this process will take place on:
Wednesday, March 1 at 4:00 pm in OD205
Tuesday, March 7 at 10:30 am in GRH102
Topics will include:
Fall/Winter LORIS registration dates, changing your program, campus transfers and details about progressing through your program.
BA/BEd Program Information Sessions
These sessions are for BA/BEd students who have any questions about their program. Topics will include: courses, program requirements, progression, changes for next year and program changes.
Sessions will be held on:
Tuesday, February 14 in GRH 102 at 10:30-11:30 am
Wednesday, February 15 in GRH 102 at 9:30-10:30 am
This session will also cover program confirmation for BA/BEd students.
All BA/BEd students should attend one session.
Contact: Heather Bouillon
Phone: 519-756-8228 ext. 5720
Application for Graduation
Planning to graduate in Spring? You can still apply to graduate using the online form at:
Applications must be received by May 1, 2006.
Conestoga College Visit
Conestoga College will be on campus on February 8th at 11:30 am in GRH106 to talk about their Human Resources Management Program. There is a new agreement between this program and the Organizational Leadership program that allows OL students to complete the Human Resources management program at Conestoga online during your third year and receive credit towards your OL program. All interested students are welcome.
Course Addition: Intersession
The following course is now available on LORIS:
EN345 The British Novel in the 19th Century
M/W 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
Instructor: Lisa Wood
Academic Advisor, Laurier Brantford
Office: GRH 211
tel: (519) 756-8228, ext. 5720
FROM THE RECRUITMENT OFFICE
All First Year Students
Going home for reading week? Want something fun to do? Why not go back to your high school and talk to the students about your first year experience?
The recruitment office is organizing its annual Volunteer High School Visit Program . This program gives first-year students the opportunity to go back to their former high schools over reading week and talk to prospective students about their Laurier Brantford experience. Not only is this program a lot of fun but it gives you a great opportunity to work on those presentation skills.
We are inviting interested first year students to come into the recruitment office, register for the program and book a visit with their former guidance counselor. Students participating in the program must also attend a training session and a follow-up session after reading week.
If you are interested, please register with the Recruitment Office at Carnegie Building room 203, call Holly at 5709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Hiring Student Ambassadors!
Want be a Laurier Brantford Ambassador? Are you energetic, enthusiastic, responsible and have a passion for our campus? The ambassador role includes giving tours of our campus, helping to plan and execute open houses, working at the Ontario Universities Fair and completing other duties for the Recruitment Office of Laurier Brantford. Come tell the world how much you love it here!
The Recruitment Office is accepting applications for the position of Student Ambassador for the 2006/2007 academic year. Students wishing more information about the ambassador role can contact the recruitment office at 756-8228 ext. 5709 or email@example.com.
Applications, in the form of a resume and cover letter, can be submitted to CB 203 or the CB administrative office by March 10, 2006.
(519)756-8228 ext. 5709
March Break Open House quickly approaching!
Hello everyone. Just wanted to take a minute to remind you of the rapidly approaching March Break Open House. On Monday, March 13 we will be welcoming prospective students to the campus and we are once again looking for volunteers to help with sessions, tours, set-up, etc....
Please mark the date in your calendars and if you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail Kevin Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Student Recruitment Associate
519.756.8228 ext. 5777
FROM STUDENT SERVICES
Thurs. Feb. 9/06 9:30 am SC - 105
Tues. Feb. 14/06 10:30 am SC - 105
Fri. Feb. 10/06 2:30 pm SC - 105
SC - 105 (Student Union Council Chambers)
Tune Up Your Study Skills
Thurs. Feb. 9/06 5:30 pm - 7 pm GRH 101
Counsellor & Learning Consultant
Laurier - Brantford
Phone: 519-756-8228 ext. 5736
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Laurier Athletics Brantford Presents:
The Valentine's Auction
WE NEED YOU!!!
WHY : We need volunteers to submit their time and be auctioned off for an evening of
Valentines fun in support of Laurier Brantfords Athletic team
WHEN : Auction - Thursday, February 9th @ 10pm
Valentines "Date" Night for winning buyers and participants: Friday, February 10th @ 7pm
WHERE : The Auction is being held in the Student Centre Multi-Purpose Room
The highest bidders and their dates will have a movie date night in the Student Centre Lounge on Friday the 10th starting at 7pm.
If you are interested in being auctioned off or would like more information please submit your name and student number to email@example.com by Monday, February 6th @ 5pm.
There will be a mandatory meeting Tuesday, February 7th @ 10pm in the Board Room of the Student Centre for all participants!
Coordinator of Recreation & Programs
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus
(519) 756-8228 x5806
Looking for a Full time, Summer or Part-time Job?
View over 150 Job Postings!
Employers from all over Canada (including Brantford) are actively recruiting WLU students for summer, part-time and full time positions. New postings arrive every week! To view postings:
-go to www.wlu.ca/career
-click on job postings
-click on CECS Navigator
-login using student number and LORIS password (same password used to check your marks).
If you have trouble accessing the on-line system, contact Lori McMaster, Career Services at ext. 5726, firstname.lastname@example.org (Wednesdays and Thursdays).
Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 2:00-3:00 PM., OD207
Develop a resume that gets noticed! Discover how to target your resume. Learn how to identify and present your most relevant qualifications and skills. Examine the benefits of various styles of resumes.
Thursday, February 16, 2005 - 3:00 - 4:00 P.M., OD 207
Make a positive impression in your next job interview and increase your chances of being offered the job.
Learn how to prepare for a successful interview. Determine effective answers to interview questions. Discover what employers are really looking for in candidates. Learn how effective follow up can improve your chances of getting the job.
Please Career Services drop in hours for Wednesday, February 8th are cancelled due to a meeting.
Office Location: SC218
519-756-8228 x 5726
FROM ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Interested in the OL/Human Resources Option?
Anna Bortolon from Conestoga College's School of Business will be at Laurier Brantford on Wednesday February 8th from 11:30 - 1 p.m. (GRH 106) to talk about the program, applications, and career options, etc. For more information, please contact Dr. Rosemary A. McGowan (email@example.com ).
Organizational Leadership Student Association Meeting
February 8th GRH 106 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Special guest from Conestoga College with information about the Human Resource option. Recommended for anyone that is interested. For more information, please contact Sarah Fleming (firstname.lastname@example.org )
FROM THE BOOKSTORE
Order your Laurier Jacket! On Thursday February 9th , the Bookstore is having a Jacket Day . Come see the selection of customised Laurier jackets from 11 AM to 3 PM inside the Bookstore.
Textbook Returns will begin Monday, February 20th (Reading Week). Please have all course materials purchased by Friday, February 17th.
(519) 756-8228 x. 5717
WLUSU Election Results
WLUSU PRESIDENT AND CEO :
VICE PRESIDENT: UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lauren McNiven, Janice Lee, Josh Periard, Emily Anson, Bryn Ossington, Yusuf Faqiri, Kathryn Easton-Flynn, Colin LeFevre, Freddy Enriquez, Matthew Park, Asif Bacchus, Mike Tsuchiya, Jonathon Champagne, Agatha Przybylska, Joshua Smyth
Colin Lefevre, Daniel Pannozzo, Joshua Smyth, Bryn Ossington, Mark Ciesluk,
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
BRANTFORD CAMPUS COMMISSIONER
BRANTFORD CAMPUS COUNCIL
By-law 24: YES
2004-2005 Statements: YES
2005-2006 Auditors: YES
Brantford Bus Pass negotiation: YES
Brantford Bus Pass fee: NO
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Keep your eye on www.wlusuhr.com for updates on your chance to be involved and find your fit with WLUSU Brantford. There will be Management Committee positions opening soon, as well as Committee Coordinators, Executives and General Volunteers. If you have any questions, or would like to look at some job descriptions visit http://getcentred.blogspot.com , or email Brad Murray at email@example.com .
What's Your Fit?
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2006 WINTER BANQUET
Laurier Brantford’s Student Union is proud to present the 2006 Winter Banquet. It is going to be held on Saturday March 11, 2006 at the Best Western Brant Park Inn and Conference Centre. More details will follow so be sure to check the LB Student News and look for posters around campus. If there are any questions please e-mail Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brantford Campus Commissioner
519-756-8228 ext. 5821
First Lecture in Journalism and Human Rights Speaker Series a Double Success
The first of three presentations in the speaker series took place on January 27 at Brant Community Church. It was attended by about 200 students and members of the community. Co-founder and Executive Director of Journalists for Human Rights (JHR), Ben Peterson, spoke about the events that led him to found this NGO, about its activities in training journalists in Africa to report on human rights issues, and on the benefits of founding a local chapter. The event was covered in last Fridays Expositor.
The event also marked the successful launching of Laurier Brantfords own School Chapter of Journalists for Human Rights . Melinda Cheevers, who has taken the lead role in bringing JHR to Brantford, reported that by the end of the event enough interest had been shown to establish JHR as an official club. To contact Melinda, please e-mail: email@example.com
Thanks to all who helped out, in particular, the Laurier Branford Community Grants Program for funding the series, Brant Community Church for letting us use their sanctuary, Kevin and Holly in Recruitment for helping with promotion, Sarah and Tara for providing security, and Melinda for making the initial contact with JHR.
The next presentation, Poverty and the Press, is on Feb. 7 at 12:30 to 2:00 at BCC.
Andrew M. Robinson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science & Contemporary Studies
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POVERTY AND THE PRESS
The second in a series of lectures on Human Rights and Journalism
More than 1.7 million Canadian households live on less than $20,000 a year, and 250,000 people are homeless. In Brantford, about 1,200 people use the food bank each month, including Laurier students. Yet, with some notable recent exceptions, the press typically deems the stories behind the statistics to be unworthy of coverage. This panel discussion addresses what is and isnt making the news about poverty and why.
Featured Speakers :
Bill Dunphy of the Hamilton Spectator, one of the few reporters in Canada assigned to the poverty beat
John Clarke , founding member of the militant and controversial Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Dan David , an award winning journalist Mohawk journalist now working in media relations at Six Nations
WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 12:30 - 2:00
WHERE: Brant Community Church
***PLEASE BRING AN ITEM OF NONPERISHABLE FOOD TO HELP KICKSTART THE LAURIER-BRANTFORD STUDENT FOODSHARE PROGRAM***
Assistant Professor, Journalism
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford
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On February 09, 2006 Justice Frazer will be speaking on TV shows such as CSI and how they affect the Judicial System.
The presentaion will take place in the Odeon Building in room 107 at 2:30. Students must have their crimsociety memberships to get in or it's $10
We will also be taking donations for the food bank and St. Andrew's Church. We will be selling memberships and taking t-shirt orders.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Important Meeting for Criminology Society Members!
On Tuesday February 07, 2006 at 4:00 pm, there will be meeting for all students who have purchased crimsociety memberships. If everyone could meet in the Grand River Hall downstairs lounge, we will go from there. This is an important meeting for all members.
If anyone cannot make it please email Anna at email@example.com
The Laurier Society of Criminology along with BAT will be holding a fundraiser next week in Grand River Hall collecting donations of food and money. All the proceeds will be donated to St. Andrew Church. Drop by between 10 and 2pm next Monday to Friday (Feb 6-10) to donate whatever you can. All the donations are appreciated in helping get St. Andrews back on its feet.
For those who donate canned food $2 will be subtracted from the ticket price of the Stampede that is taking place at Alexanders Tavern on Friday, February 10th.
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STUDENT PUBLICATIONS - NOW HIRING
WLUSP is now hiring for Sputnik Editor in Chief, Cord Weekly Editor in Chief, Blueprint Editor in Chief and Vice President: Brantford. The
applications are available and due in Linda Cook's office (OD 102). All applications are due on Monday February 6th, 2006 at noon. For
further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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LAURIER BRANTFORD STAMPEDE!
On February 10th there will be a fundraiser for St. Andrew's Church held at Alexander's. This event will be the first ever Laurier Brantford Stampede, so all you country lovers come out! There will be a silent auction with tonnes of great gifts including Valentine's Day packages. ALL proceeds go towards helping the church recover from the fire. This event is brought to you by the Crim Society, The Brantford Activities Team and various other school clubs. Tickets are $5 with a canned food item or $7 without. This is an all ages event so all students and guests are welcome!! Tickets will go on sale on Monday and can be purchased in the WLUSU Office or in the Bookstore (bring your food item with you when you pick up your tickets). The doors open at 10pm. Tickets will be on sale from Monday until Friday so come out and support this great cause.
For more information, please contact Ashley Pigozzo at email@example.com.
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The FEDS and WLUSU are hosting one huge party. On February 10th there will be a bus going to Waterloo for the day to check out great bands like Hibaskusha, Tomi Swick, The Full Blast, Matt Barber, Controller Controller, The Salads and more ... tickets are $10 for Laurier, $15 for guests (one guest/Laurier student). Get yours at the Bookstore on Monday. Get them fast because they are limited.
Stay tuned for more info about the bus, and more about the concert can be found at wlusu.com.
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Come and support your very own Laurier Brantford student on Valentines Day (Tuesday, February 14th). Shawna Carrol l is traveling to Thailand to help rebuild the Tsunami victims' homes. She needs your help to raise money! There may even be some Rainbow Cinemas goodies! So come out on Valentines Day to GRH LOBBY between 9:30am and 6:00 pm to buy your sweetie… or yourself some goodies on Valentines Day. It's for a good cause! For further information, please contact Shawna at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Share the Love: A Valentine’s Day Fundraising Event
Join us Valentine’s Day (Tuesday, February 14th) between 6 and 8pm for a dessert potluck! Bring a sharable dessert and $1 (or $3 and no dessert) to the GRH Student Lounge to participate in an event filled with fun, food and free drinks! All proceeds will help support Project Empathy. There will be candy guessing games and a photographer taking Valentine’s Day photos with fun boarders for $1 (each additional print will cost 50 cents). Your dessert will be entered into a contest for the best Valentine’s Day themed dessert. Come out for some great food and fun! For more information, please contact Laura Ross at email@example.com.