Campus News Briefs

SnoBalls of Fury tournament

The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association and the Wesmen are hosting the second annual SnoBalls of Fury 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Friday, Feb. 4 preceding the Wesmen game against the University of Fraser Valley Cascades. Student groups can enter the tournament and will be awarded prizes based on best team uniform, fan support and best team cheer, in addition to the grand prize for the tournament winners. The event is intended to provide student groups with an opportunity to interact and promote their organization through fun competition. Teams must register by Jan. 13 at wesmen@theuwsa.ca.

IAM will not be, any longer

On Feb. 4, all students are required to switch from using their IAM e-mail accounts to the new Webmail system. There will be an information session on Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Riddell Hall cafeteria where questions will be answered about the new system. The new service is based on Microsoft Live.edu software and will include instant messaging, photo sharing, smartphone synchronization, group calendar software, blogging tools, online document sharing and more. Students will be able to access Webmail from any internet-connected computer. To switch your IAM account to Webmail, go to studentemail.uwinnipeg.ca.

There’s a U of M app for that

The University of Manitoba recently announced the launch of the U of M Newsroom app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The app will allow users instant access to all U of M news media from news headlines on the university’s website to Twitter posts, podcasts and YouTube videos. The app also allows users to share photos taken on their Apple platform of choice with the U of M news team and Facebook community. The app is available for free download from the iTunes store.

Former ambassador to the UN speaks at U of W

Paul Heinbecker, former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations, is giving a free public lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 19 in Eckhardt-Grammatté Hall. In November 2010, Heinbecker, a Centre for International Governance Innovation Distinguished Fellow with more than 30 years of experience as a diplomat, released his book, Getting Back in the Game: A Foreign Policy Playbook for Canada. In the book, he details the history of Canadian foreign policy and explores how policy might change in the future on issues like climate change, the Middle East and relations with the United States.

Collegiate volleyball star joins Wesmen

Wesmen women’s volleyball head coach Diane Scott has announced that Ozana Nikolic, a University of Winnipeg Collegiate star, will be joining the Wesmen in September for the 2011-2012 season. Nikolic has an impressive record with the U of W Collegiate team with which she has spent the last three seasons. In her last season as captain she was named MVP and the team won the Provincial AAA High School Girls’ Volleyball title. Before joining the Collegiate’s volleyball team, she played at the club level and was named MVP or all-star in every tournament she participated in.

Published in Volume 65, Number 15 of The Uniter (January 13, 2011)

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