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Top recruits staged to make a difference

The University of Windsor held a press conference to introduce its four latest foreign athletes Iva Peklova, Frida Nevalainen, Johanna Wernersson, and Sasha Lazic to the public last Wednesday. Eric Vandenbroucke, the Marketing Manager of the Department of Athletics and Recreational Services said, “Certainly, over the past number of years there’s a lot of excitement and interest in the Lancers and, I think, a lot of the hard work and great recruiting for our Lancers to have success….it’s not only critical to invest in local athletes at home, but it’s also critical to find the top recruits from across the province, the country and now internationally.” Continue reading →

University ushers in myUWindsor web portal

The newly created myUWindsor web portal, launched on Sept. 10 as part of the University of Windsor’s re-branding campaign, continues to attract student users.

The portal is an online, virtual, student service centre that will serve as a navigator for the already existing databases of Webmail, Collaboration and Learning Environment Windsor (CLEW), and an increasing amount of the Student Information System (SIS). Continue reading →

Canada’s national sport hosting open tryouts

After taking the silver medal in the OUA championships, qualifying for the National Championships in Winnipeg, and gaining the privilege to host the Provincial championships for 2008, the Lancers curling teams are now hosting open tryouts to anyone interested in curling in preparation for the new season.

The men’s and women’s Lancer curling teams are hosting open tryouts at the Roseland Golf and Curling Club on Saturday Oct. 20 and Sunday Oct. 21 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. to restock their ranks after they saw many of their teammates graduate last season. Continue reading →

Students profit from new Lancer marketing

The University of Windsor Lancers are looking to the student body to fill newly created intern positions which are designed to give the Lancers a promotional shot in the arm for each game.

The Lancers are looking to hire an intern for each of their varsity teams in the future, but for now are piloting their efforts towards just their major Winter Semester sports, in basketball, volleyball, hockey and track and field. Continue reading →

Lancers set to travel the 401 in style

If you’re traveling along the 401 over the holidays and happen to spot a handsome looking coach with your favourite varsity athletes posted all over it, then you’re seeing the newly refurbished and colorfully catchy Lancers bus.

This new look is a major step up from the simple logos that had been in use just a few months ago. Continue reading →

University ill-equipped to meet recycling demands

At a time when being green is at the forefront of popular culture, the University of Windsor appears to be falling short in its recycling initiatives on campus.

Rumors are flying about what really happens to the glass, paper and plastic that students and teachers toss into specific containers around campus. Many speculate that it simply gets thrown out along with the rest of the trash, and more often than not, this seems to be the case. Continue reading →

Vandals ‘fess up to trashing pub, expected to pay repair bill

On April 11, former University of Windsor pub, The Basement, was vandalized by a handful of people who have now come forward to confess.

The damage took place late on Friday, April 11, and it’s possible that it could have stretched into the early hours of Saturday morning, explained Tiffany Gooch, UWSA President. Continue reading →

UWindsor discovers it’s not easy being green

The University of Windsor has taken strides recent years to become a more environmentally friendly campus. Although the advancements are evident, there is always room for improvement.

Since John Regier, manager of housekeeping and grounds at facility services, started working on the campus, a lot has changed. “Three years ago… basically the only recycling we had was blue bins in office areas mainly for fine paper [and cardboard],” Regier explained. Continue reading →