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Laurier Varsity Basketball Game- in Waterloo

Got something to say? Say it in The Sputnik!

Saturday February 2 — We will be heading to Waterloo to

The Sputnik reserves a space for “the Mouthpiece” a column

cheer on our Basketball Varsity teams play against Waterloo

for your educated rant. Tell us what you’ve been thinking

University. We will be leaving Brantford at 12pm and heading

about class sizes, tuition fees, university buildings, municipal

back at 9:00pm. Tickets are $8 at the U-desk; this includes

decisions or anything else that's on your mind. Send your

the ride to Waterloo and the ticket to the game.

rant to All submissions are totally anonymous.

Lacrosse Toronto Rock Game Friday March 9 - Come out to see the Toronto Rock play against Philadelphia. We will be leaving Brantford at 5:00pm and Heading back after the game. Tickets are $30 which

Students Inspiring Change Forum

includes the ticket to the game and the bus ride to and from

Have your say in improving your learning experiences on

the game. Tickets will be sold at the U-desk!

campus. Laurier Brantford students are encouraged to take part in the new Students Inspiring Change Forum. The forum

We’re hiring! Deadline for the following positions is January 25!  Rec Program Coordinator  Special Events & Sport Club Coordinator  Fitness Coordinator  Promotion & Communication Coordinator Hawk Desk Attendants deadline is March 1st by 4:30! For employment opportunities and additional information please go to: Extramural Dodgeball Presents: Comedy Night We’re welcoming Yuk Yuks comedians Arthur Simeon and Patrick Haye. Come out on January 29 for a fun filled night of comedy and laughter. Tickets will be available for purchase at the U-Desk starting on Wednesday, January 16th and are $10 each. Get your tickets ASAP! Show starts at 10pm.

will focus on generating and pursuing ideas and projects designed to contribute to an improved learning experience for students. Membership in the forum is open to all members of the Laurier community, and ideas for forum projects will be generated by members themselves. Examples of possible projects may include: What is the student learning experience at Laurier? What is the contribution of highimpact educational practices to that experience? This is an opportunity for students to have a say in what their learning experience is like on campus and suggest ideas for future projects. Student involvement at every stage of the forum process is key to its success, so it's important to have Brantford students represented to share their experiences and ideas. Meeting: Wednesday, January 30, 1 to 2:30 pm For more information, please contact Sandy Hughes, Director, Teaching Support Services, at

Winter Open House Volunteer Opportunity

Anniversary Celebrations

Looking for a way to share your love for Laurier Brantford?

2012-13 marks Nipissing University's 20th Anniversary as an

Recruitment & Admissions is looking for enthusiastic

independent university and the Brantford campus' Decade of

student volunteers to help out on our annual Winter Open

Education in Brantford. We're hosting a Birthday Party to

House on March 13! This opportunity will be added to your

celebrate the occasion! Come out and celebrate the history of

Co-Curricular Record. If you are interested and haven't

Nipissing University on the Brantford campus with staff, faculty,

volunteered with us in the past, please complete the

students, alumni and community members. All are invited to

following form. For more details, please contact Danielle

stop by!

Pretty at


Are you interested in working for the Recruitment Office as

Tuesday, February 12

2:00-5:00 p.m.

50 Wellington St., Brantford, ON

a Student Ambassador? Hiring is now open for 2013/14! If


you are passionate about Laurier Brantford, and want

We hope to see you there! REFRESHMENTS ARE FREE.

inspire prospective students to come here, then we may be looking to hire you! You can find more information about

We are also looking for student, staff and faculty talent to

the position from the Career Development Centre. If you

showcase during this event. If you have a great singing voice,

are interested in applying please submit a resume and

can play an instrument or have another interesting talent please

cover letter to Catherine O'Brien by e-mail to

contact Shawna Carroll at or, or drop it off at the Recruitment and

519-752-1524 ext. 7555.

Admissions office in the Carnegie Building. The deadline to apply is March 4.

For the most recent issue of the Nip News, please click here.

WANTED: Volunteer Note-Takers We are now accepting applications for volunteer note takers. FAQ from applicants: Who are note takers? People just like you; students who are interested in helping out other students (who are registered with Accessible Learning) obtain a complete set of lecture notes. Who can register with Accessible Learning? Any student who has a documented permanent or temporary disability. Am I required to take notes for all my classes? No. Just the one(s) that AL matches you to based on requests received. Can I add this experience to my CCR? Absolutely! All active note takers can add this to their CCR. Sounds like fun! How do I apply? It is fun! If you have a GPA of 7; take good, comprehensive notes; are willing to upload your notes within 2-3 days of the lecture; then you can apply by selecting the "self registration" tab in my learning space and clicking "alc Brantford note taking". You can then complete and submit the application. It's that easy! For more information please contact Angel Evans at Thanks for your interest!

Reading Week Trip Opportunity The History Students' Association on the Waterloo campus would like to invite the Brantford community to come on our Washington DC trip for Reading Week. The cost for the trip is $230 and includes bus fare and hostel accommodations. We will leave on Sunday, February 17 in the morning and will return on Wednesday, February 20th. Destinations on the trip include guided tours of the Smithsonian Institutes, Arlington Cemetery and many more must see sights. If you are interested, email for more information. Eric Vero, VP Admin History Students' Association

Students travelled to the Waterloo Campus on January 19 for the annual Leadership Summit hosted by the Student Leadership Centre.

To the right are the student- representatives from Athletics and Recreation.

Career Planning Workshop Wednesday, January 23 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Aboriginal House. Not sure what you want to do after graduation? Plan to attend this workshop! Find out about your career options and learn how to make career choices that best suit your values, personality, interests and goals. ** THIS WORKSHOP IS PART OF OUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE SERIES ** Resume Workshop Wednesday, January 30 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Aboriginal House. If you’re still using the same resume you developed in high school, it’s time to create a new one! Employers want to see a professional, targeted resume that demonstrates that a candidate is a good match for the position. Come to this workshop and develop a resume that gets noticed! Learn how to target your resume and present your skills effectively. We’ll offer tips on resume styles; formatting and layout; and how to select appropriate content. ** THIS WORKSHOP IS PART OF OUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE SERIES ** Career Development Centre SC Johnson Building, 2nd Floor 519.756.8228 ext. 5726

Night Hawks Present: Tony Lee X-Rated Hypnotist Are you ready for some x-rated fun? Tony Lee puts on a hilariously entertaining hypnotist show that we promise you won't be disappointed by attending Thursday January 31 at 10pm in RCW 002. Tony Lee has sold out more University and College performances and received more awards than any other performer in Canadian History. Be ready to laugh, blush and maybe even be hypnotised! Check out some of his videos on youtube. Tickets $10 at UDesk for students, $15 for guest. Questions? Email or check out our Facebook page Laurier Students for Literacy This month's monthly challenge is a "Welcome Back to the Winter Semester" word unscramble! Come and pick up your copy of the challenge at the U-Desk! A challenge will be drawn out of the box and the winner will receive a prize! Remember, to hand it back to the U-Desk when it is completed. If you would like a copy emailed to you, please email Campus Club: Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship We welcome everyone to come and join in our Morning Prayer that takes place every Wednesday morning from 8:45 - 9:45 am to pray for our campus and anything else going on in our lives. This will be happening in the SCJ Building in Room 210. You can send any prayer requests to us at We also welcome you to The Bridge. It’s purpose is to bridge students into community with others and with Jesus. It takes place every Tuesday from 5:00PM-7:00PM in RCW 324. This is our weekly scripture study and hang out time. Please bring an appetizer, dinner dish, or dessert as we will be having a potluck dinner together each week. We hope to see you there! Jesus Night 3! On Monday January 28 @ 7PM Laurier Brantford 4 Christ (LB4C), a group of Christian clubs on the Laurier Brantford campus (Marked Generation, Power to Change, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship) are hosting a night of worship, prayer, and community for all Christians on our campus! There will be an engaging speaker from our community, as well as acoustic worship, snacks, and small-group prayer! We encourage everyone to come out as its going to be a great night and being united as one community of students is so awesome! Venue: Freedom House (basement of the Market Street Mall, enter via the Williams entrance and go down the stairs and veer to the left!) For any questions, please contact Amanda at

Have an update to submit to the news? If you would like to submit an update for the Weekly News, you can find the form HERE. Have pictures from your event? If you have pictures taken at a campus event, please send them to with some information about the event that took place. Please note that pictures will be included if space permits.

French Teaching Option Opportunity Do you want to participate in Explore? Are you completing the French Teaching Option? Attend the Information Session or Information Booth for more information! An Explore representative will be available to answer your questions. The information Sessions will be January, 24 * RCW324 * 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. and the booth will be Thursday, January 24 * RCW Lobby * 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Questions? Please contact:

OSAP Students Please check your LORIS OSAP status for the most up to date information regarding your Winter term disbursement. If your LORIS OSAP status states “2nd disbursement of OSAP funding on hold, login to your OSAP online account to confirm income and course load immediately” or “Unable to confirm registration for OSAP purposes. Insufficient course registration”, this means that you are not registered in the course load you indicated on your application.

Example 1: A student indicated a 100% course load for both the fall and winter terms on their OSAP application. Current course load status for the student is Fall 100% Winter 120% - we cannot confirm your enrolment. Please e-mail us from your e-mail account to confirm if you will be staying in your 120% course load or if you will be dropping a course.

Example 2: A student indicated a 100% course load for both the fall and winter terms on their OSAP application. Current course load for the student is Fall 100% Winter 60% - we cannot confirm your enrolment. Please e-mail us from your e-mail account to confirm if you will be staying in your 60% course load or if you will be adding any additional courses. Spring/Intersession 2013 Timetable now Posted The timetable for the Laurier Brantford Spring/Intersession courses can be found here. Please visit this site often for updates. Registration for these courses began on January 15 on LORIS. Phone: 519-756-8228 X5885 E-mail:

Leading Through Communication Workshops "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -George Bernard Shaw If you're interested in learning on becoming a more effective communicator, come on out to the Leading Through Communication workshops offered by the Student Leadership Team! Drop in or sign up at the U-Desk. Attend 2/3 workshops to receive recognition on your Co-Curricular Record! Remaining workshops include:

January 23 - 4:00-5:00 pm, RCW 324 Personal Communication Workshop January 24 - 11:30-12:30 pm, RCE217 Conflict Resolution Workshop For more information please contact Student Life Office Hiring The Student Life Office is now hiring for the 2013 - 2014 School Year and there are lots of employment and volunteer opportunities to get involved. Check out for all the applications and job descriptions. For more information, please email Co-Curricular Record is open! Have you volunteered your time on campus? You can now add it to your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! The CCR is a document that details a student’s extra curricular activities associated with WLU which is great to attach to a resume. For information on how to add positions to the record, please watch our VIDEO. If you have any questions, feel free to contact

Workshop Series: Tech Tools for Academic Success Tech Tools for Academic Success is a series of 3 workshops designed to introduce you to available software on campus. Hands on demonstrations and tutorials will teach you how to best utilize the software to be more efficient in your academic tasks. The workshops are designed to introduce you to technology that can assist with note taking, reading, organization, and writing. You are encouraged to bring your own computers to practise the skills demonstrated to them during the workshops. You must attend all 3 workshops to be able to add this activity to your CCR.

Workshop One: OneNote — OneNote is a Microsoft note taking software available on all PC computers. It often comes pre loaded onto a PC and is a great tool for note taking in University. Attend this workshop to learn usage and shortcuts on a very useful program that can really improve your university experience. With notebooks for courses and pages for individual notes, note taking can't be any easier; the best part is that you never have to save a thing! OneNote automatically saves everything you do! Offered in SCJ 214 on January 29: 11:30-12:30.

Workshop Two: Text To Speech — A variety of text to speech software programs will be demonstrated at this workshop ranging in price from free to cheap. Attend this workshop and learn how to use technology to listen to your readings on your computer (MAC or PC). Offered in SCJ 214 on January 31, 2013: 12-1.

Workshop Three: Inspiration — Are you having trouble organizing your thoughts for an essay? Or making a presentation for a class? Well then Inspiration Software can help! Come on out to our workshop where you will learn how to make awesome essay outlines and presentations. Feel free to download a demo version of this software prior to attending the workshop ( to have it available -full versions are available to you in any LB computer lab. Offered in SCJ 214 on January 31: 1:30-2:30 and February 5: 1-2.

Prism Funding: Apply today!

Laurier Brantford reads Alyssa YorkP

PRISM funding is a pool of funding that is available to

Associate Dean Kathryn Carter will lead a book club, meeting

those students, staff and faculty of campus groups

three times in the winter term, to discuss Fauna by Alyssa

attempting to engage in diversity & respect-focused

York. We will partner some of our discussions with a Laurier

programming for which other sources of funding are not

Waterloo book club running at the same times, led by Eleanor

readily available. Requests to the PRISM fund will be

Ty. Those in the book club will get a special chance to meet

reviewed as they are received, however applicants should

Alyssa York when she comes to the Brantford campus for a

allow 3-4 weeks for the funding request to be reviewed

public event on the evening of February 27.

and results released. Students, staff and faculty interested in receiving funding should complete the PRISM Fund

Dates and times: January 28, February 4, and February 11 at


4:30 in the afternoon, location TBA. Staff, students, and faculty are all welcome.

For more information, please contact Jessi Calberry at

Writing Well Workshop Series The first day of 6 weekly Wednesday workshops is Wednesday, January 23 in MP115 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. This workshop is meant to help students to enhance their academic writing skills. Students are encouraged to bring the assignments they’re working on with them for assistance and feedback. Registration recommended – spaces are limited! E-mail for more information. Reading for Meaning: Analyzing, Interpreting and Understanding Readings Are you having problems finding the meaning behind your readings? Do you want to learn how to analyzing, interpret and understand your readings better? If you answered yes than this workshop is for you! Join us in Market Place on January 23 from 5:00-6:00 pm. Drop-in Support There is Learning Services Centre support available to students without appointments:

General drop-in hours are on Mondays from 4:00-6:00 pm English Language Learner drop-in hours are on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 pm and Thursdays from 11:00-1:00 pm On-line “Live Classroom” chat is available through the Writing and Study Skills tab on MyLearningSpace on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 pm Librarians in the Learning Services Centre The librarians are available in the Learning Services centre on Tuesdays from 4:00 -6:00 pm and Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm for drop-in appointments. Alternatively, a librarian will also be available on Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm by appointment. To make an appointment with the librarian please e-mail Facilitated Study Groups for Winter 2013 A FSG is a place for you to get together with other people from your classes and a FSG leader to discuss the course content, and gain a deeper understanding of what is being discussed in the class. This does not mean that the FSG leader will teach you the content, but they will help you understand it or realize that you understand it. They will also help students understand their assignment requirements. 

Math Drop-in/CO244: Wednesday 3:00 – 5:00 pm in GRH 105

AR101: Monday 3:00 – 3:350 in MP115

MB217: Monday 5:30-6:30 in MP115

Phone: (519) 756-8228 ext. 5736 Email: We are located in Market Place (45 Market St)

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