Campus News Briefs

Ultimate fan challenge

The Wesmen want to know if you’re their ultimate Wesmen fan. In order to compete, you must attend either of the games on Nov. 19 or Nov. 26 and get as rowdy as you can with face paint, costumes or whatever sets you apart in the crowd. You can enter as a team or as an individual by emailing wesmen@theuwsa.ca with your name or team name. Each night, one team and three individuals will be chosen to compete at the game on Dec. 2, when the Ultimate Fan will be chosen. The rules for the contest can be found at http://tinyurl.com/ultimatefan.

University of Winnipeg presents As You Like It

The University of Winnipeg’s theatre and film department is kicking off the season with a musical production of William Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It, running Tuesday, Nov. 23 to Saturday, Nov. 27. All of the play’s costumes, sets and props are produced by a team of design students under the mentorship of professor David Hewlett. The production is directed by faculty member Christopher Brauer, and will be performed by fourth-year honours Acting Style and Genre students.

Wesmen-Pizza Hotline youth employment partnership

The Inner City Jr. Wesmen program is partnering with the Pizza Hotline Cafe 22 to help inner-city youth find employment. The program’s pilot currently employs 15 people at the store’s new location on Broadway. Pizza Hotline franchise owner Jerry Cianflone says this partnership allows him to give back to the community by helping with one of the key issues facing the inner city, according to a media release. Those who go through the program will gain work experience and skills that can lead to job opportunities down the road.

New department of Indigenous Studies at U of W

Effective immediately, the University of Winnipeg Senate has voted to create a new department of Indigenous Studies, which will be an expansion of the previous Aboriginal Governance program. The new department will be headed by Dr. Julie Pelletier. New degrees offered will include a bachelor of arts in Indigenous Studies and a master of arts in Indigenous Governance. The decision to use the term “indigenous” is influenced by international organizations like the United Nations; the term “aboriginal” is not well known outside of Canada. The program will discuss diversity within indigenous cultures, history, religion and policy, while the master-level program will focus on issues such as self-determination, governance and public administration.

Wesmen women take the split against Dinos

The University of Winnipeg men’s and women’s volleyball teams travelled to Alberta last weekend to take on the University of Calgary Dinos. Winnipeg’s women’s team defeated the Dinos in five sets on Friday night, led by Carleen Kruschel and Sonia Rossy who had 14 and 12 kills respectively. Co-captain Lauren Seares added 10 kills and five blocks, while rookie setter Brittany Habing had 32 assists and 13 defensive digs. On Saturday night, the sets were again close, but the Wesmen lost the match 3-1. On the men’s side, the Wesmen struggled against the Dinos and lost both matches. While they were able to take the second set on Friday night, the Wesmen lost the match 3-1 on Friday, and 3-0 on Saturday.

Published in Volume 65, Number 11 of The Uniter (November 11, 2010)

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