Campus News Briefs

Wesmen add baseball to their slate of sports

Beginning in September 2011, the University of Winnipeg will be on deck as their newly announced baseball team will begin practicing before they take to the field in spring 2012. The Wesmen team will play teams in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), National Collegiate Athletic Association and Junior Colleges Athletic Association while they work up to become a full member of the NAIA in a few years, according to a U of W media release. The team, coached by Guy Yerama and Mike Krykewich, will give back to the community through workshops and clinics. Games will be held at Shaw Park, home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes.

Free yoga in Bulman Centre

The UWSA, with the Campus Sustainability Office and Winnipeg Yoga Shala, will be offering free yoga sessions in the Bulman Centre every Friday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. from Jan. 14 until April 15. The free sessions are being offered to promote good physical and mental health. People of any level of skill or athleticism can participate in yoga, making it a particularly accessible form of exercise. Mats are available for purchase at the Petrified Sole in the Bulman Centre.

SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE LAUNCHES CONSULTATION

The University of Winnipeg Campus Sustainability Office is launching a consultation to help the University move into the next phase of its sustainability initiative.
All students, faculty, and staff are invited to make this conversation a success by encouraging students and colleagues to participate, getting informed, sharing thoughts, and asking us tough questions.
There will be a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. in Eckhart-Grammate Hall.
During the Grass Routes Sustainability Festival (Jan. 31 to Feb. 5), the Inquiring Minds squad will use public art, video, social media and face-to-face conversation to gather students’ thoughts and visions for a sustainable campus.
Finally, a series of focus group meetings will be held the week of Feb. 14. More details to follow.
For more info, contact Alana Lajoie-O’Malley in the campus sustainability office at 789-1479.

Published in Volume 65, Number 16 of The Uniter (January 20, 2011)

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