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Conestoga By

Number

is

Eileen Diniz

is

number

the

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machine

and the fill-in main building at the Doon campus will enable Conestoga to expand machinery and engineering technology.

college

ing results in five key areas in two

surveys of the province’s 25 col-

The

and technolo-

leges of applied arts

shop

addition to the

in Ontario after posting outstand-

important but so

“We

should be very proud,” said

college,

Conestoga

said Tibbits.

will start marketing over the next

should take some credit for.” He was speaking to employees of the college at a celebration to mark the

few months because now it has something to market, he said. People will start to see more

achievement

of

the

outstanding results held in the

John Tibbits gave the March 30.

KPI test

results of the

Room on

the Blue

in

(Photo by Eileen Diniz)

Blue Cafeteria. Conestoga came out on top with a job placement rate of 94 per cent

and

1997

(fall

1998

winter

graduates).

Conestoga was also

first

faction of graduates with

cent (the average

was

in satis-

78 per

69), satisfac-

component:

consists

of

graduate

satisfaction,

four

and resources with 79 per cent (George Brown

order to obtain the data.

was and

been collected.

the lowest in the area with 44)

This

A

quality

with

77

and for student very Conestoga

per

cent

satisfaction

close

to

Confederation with a 76 per cent.

The surveys were conducted by

independent

an

and

party

of the

part

consultant

Indicators

Performance

which measures the

colleges’ performance.

Key

Performance

Indicators

the

is

first

time this data has

each

to

“But when you bring

college

is

back

it

Sheridan literally

to our

Mohawk,

competition,

direct

and Fanshawe, we blew them out of the

water.”

Employer satisfaction for Conestoga was 78 per cent and the highest was 86 per cent. Tibbits said 78 was good with only

proportion of the amount of

funding

percentage

eight

points

difference between Conestoga and

area

highest score in this

the

determined on the basis of the best

but he was a

KPI results,

he had no indication (from the

so Conestoga will def-

some

receive

initely

additional

probably

but

funds,

not

for

“We’re not worried about being tied

with

the

report)

Confederation

They

(on

little

concerned that

employers

weren’t

said while Conestoga did

very well, the college to stop trying to

television

going

isn’t

improve

facilities

and radio advertising, he

added.

“Linamar (a manufacturing company) already gave a huge donation

of

The KPI results make Conestoga more attractive to students, improve

opportunities

college a higher reputation in the

eyes of the general public, said Tibbits.

Tibbits said he thinks Conestoga

can

Waterloo in some areas, but he

want

become a students

with

“It is

time for students to take

care of their environment,” he said.

Earth Day, on April 22, usually generates a positive response

from students and teachers but

it is

alike

not enough, according to

Schlievert.

“Earth day

is

important but

shouldn’t be the only day

it

we

don’t destroy the Earth. This isn’t

a

per

90

big mistake, Tibbits said.

same programs,”

training centre starting in

said

Tibbits.

being converted into an

and

technology

May.

See

he

aren’t

little

pig-

management

company,

established in June 1997, provides

recovery,

educational,

and

inventory service for the public.

“E.Q.

is

the shared activity of

all

and any who would begin with the ending,” he said. Environmental Quescense turns unwanted complex and advanced apparatus and machinery into useful products. Base metals and other commodities, for example, are harvested for recycling and Different

people

from

accompa-

but

Schlievert

priorities

why the

service isn’t being used at

to

school co-operate

was

there

said

He

explained

was but

trying

there

he must deal with

are

first.

nied

Page 2

the

front-page story

April

on 7

.

.

.

Page 2

Evans

the

election

of

the

faculty representative to the

college’s board of governors

was inadvertently left out. In its place was a second photo of candidate Peter Findlay. More vigilance on our part

would have prevented this problem and Spoke apologizes to the faculty for any

members

embarrassment or

distress this avoidable error

may have caused See Environment

.

last

with various people at Conestoga at the faculty level and got absolutely nowhere,” he said. Mike McClements, dean of the School of Technology and Trade and Apprenticeship, said the problem is an issue of scheduling. “Fundamentally I agree with the concept of recycling, I just haven’t had the opportunity to meet with Schlievert,” he said.

the

questions

the

tions

afoot.

.

week’s issue of Spoke, the photo of Bob

Evans that was to have

no conspiracy

.

apologize

no one will listen. “I have had various conversa-

Conestoga have attended the technology yard sale that E.Q. holds

the college.

with

administration at Conestoga but

McClements

water reduction.

make

said he has tried to

appointments

said.

E.Q., a technological recovery

a

He

On Top

We

crisis at the college we

in,

cent

would be a

information

gies,”

overload.

to

into

a university mode, where only

In

consequences for the future. He said he wasn’t surprised when he heard about the recent closing of Conestoga’s student lounge due to its garbage

college

Moving

the

university.

campus

is

of

University

they aren’t offering a lot of the

a pig pen and

David Schlievert, president of Environmental Quescense, says students must take responsibility for their actions and realize their

and

heavy competition for us because

garbage

By Carly Benjamin

Laurier

Wilfrid

rival

University

average are allowed

are not

for

graduates to get jobs and give the

and services.He said the Waterloo

student satisfaction.)

the

to

Guelph,” said

in

Tibbits.

Environmentalist not surprised with

$450,000

machine shop

doesn’t

completely happy.

He also

another year, said Tibbits.

as

data collection to

Key

establish

third

graduate

employment, student satisfaction and employer satisfaction. Employers and graduates were interviewed, and students attending the colleges were surveyed in

tion with facilities

of services

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is

marketing the

is

something everyone

Tibbits. “It is

Men’s soccer team advanced to finals

funding

additional

determined by the KPI results

gy-

fair

1

The Guelph campus has just completed construction on a

President John Tibbits officially announced Tuesday, March 30 that

Conestoga

— No. 14

them.


2

— SPOKE, April

Page 2

.

.

1999

12,

NEWS

Group

Over 600 students benefit from donation

funding if grant money not spent By

van Donkersgoed

Julie

Brainstorming appropriate ways to

resource

March 30

theme of the women’s group meeting held

Members funding

if

money was

grant

spent.

“We have been encouraged to spend this grant money,” said Kim Radigan,

environmental Conestoga.

and

safety

health,

co-ordinator

“We

could get turned

for future grants if

find

something appropriate to

spend

it

Women

construction, mechanical and civil

women’s resource group. It was held March 9 at the Waterloo campus dining room. Members of the group said they were happy with the responses the

engineering students who, in the

resources

on and

that while this

was

the case with past grants,

the

anti-violence materials.

Radigan said current grant

is

to

safety for

be spent on

women, which

plot-

ter will

mean

The

shorter line ups for

“If you’ve ever seen our hallway,

with the huge line ups, you’ll

ment.”

from grants because the provided is to be spent

print

their AutoCAD projects.

of positive feed-

college, said the group

know how we can use it (the plotsaid Mike Verwey, a

lot

“There

of wonderful comments

about the meal and the entertain-

money money

to wait in line ups,

back about the women’s evening,”

were a

sometimes

had

sometimes hours long, just to

students in the future.

with student services.

has difficulty spending the

past have

said Carol Gregory, a counsellor

on.”

plotter

to

M&M

included a

about the Conestoga

“I received a lot

don’t

350C colour

presented

which was organized by the

Joan Magazine, a counsellor with student services at the

campus

also

Jet

Conestoga College, March 31, by Meat Shops. The plotter will benefit over 600

evening generated.

at

down

we

was

event,

not

two-year-old Hewlett Packard

grants and spending.

College’s Celebration of

meeting discussed losing future

A

also

Design

discussion

monthly

the

at

would

at

include the amount of incoming

The meeting

Blue Cafeteria.

in the

discussions

said

meetings

future

spend a government grant was

the central

By Lindsay Gibson

to the expenditure.

Radigan

purchased for college

Plotter

to lose

due

it

it

group

also

of

held

May

is

to

plotter

will

plotter

we

currently have.”

Gilmour also said the college hopes to set up the donated plotter at a different location from where

a

be

the current plotter

18.

is in

broadens the context for resources and materials to be purchased.

Those interested in jo inin g the women’s resource' group of the

neering hallway.

Radigan suggested providing harassment educational material

college are encouraged to attend. For information, interested parties

plotter to the college

and resources that would cost $350. The other members agreed

can contact student services 748-5220 ext. 360.

with

M&M

looked

the engi-

Elliott,

Continued from Page 1

at

donating the

because of

Conestoga,

said

vice-president of

Kerina

human

slow

a

just

“It’s

.

inventory,” he said.

.

process,”

Why let

at

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1

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“By doing this

to 15 per cent true scrap.”

said.

Because of this lack of response, Schlievert said he has been forced to go to the media. Conestoga willing to E.Q. visit and put a face behind

Re-manufacturing expand while

not going to sling

or

surplus stock.

Schlievert

won’t give

me

a chance,” he said.

“Instead, I will spend

doing the job

my

explained

educational

highlights

which he

time

that’s essential to

his

the only

He

said

would gain

students

hands-on experience in the technology of tomorrow if practical

given the opportunity to learn about E.Q.

our environment.”

Secondly,

In other words, old parts that are

is

the

of

employee.

my time pointing my finger

the administration here that

the ability controlling

market exposure and generating

business, of

mud

is

to

isn’t

am

“I

-

in

we have reduced the 2,000 pounds

waste

off

it is

excellent condition.

Environment an issue

the service offered, he asks?

Drop

M&M didn’t need

Chalmers said

the plotter any longer and

Elliott said.

McClements

the strong attachments they have

at

at did a lot of the footwork to get the plotter here, said Gilmour.

plotter) will take

the pressure off students and the

was

discussed

the

M&M

er

Dianne Chalmers, senior design-

“(The donated lot

well received,” said Magazine.

planning meeting, which

said

students.

again next year.

“Even though it was a planning and organizing,

The

“We’ve given funds in the past and participate in golf toumaments and it just made sense,”

improve service for the Conestoga

to the success they plan to

repeat

resources at

mechanical engineering teacher.

John Gilmour, a computer tech-

the group said that

M&M.

ter),”

nologist,

Members of

Kerina Elliott, vice-president of human resources at M&M Meat Shops, Martin Hare, mechanical engineering teacher at the college and Diane Chalmers, senior designer at M&M observe the new plotter donated to the School by M&M. (Photo by Lindsay Gibson)

teachers learned

if

about E.Q. they would gain real

considered worthless are taken out

world focus and purpose

to their

of machines, like an old computer

subjects

greater

or a pickle jar lebel maker, and

student enthusiasm, he said.

generating

then reused for something else

“Schools gain needed funding

instead of being thrown out. This

generated from a non-tax base

process greatly reduces waste and

funding pool of E.Q.

cuts

down

on

the

new

manufacturing

of

cost

of reducing roughly 2,000 pounds of landfill collectibles into E.Q.

1

.

to

in

programs, but

we want

tain the

a

some of our to

is

providing will

help to eliminate the trowaway mentality prevalent today.

.

move forward

wide degree

a whole, Schlievert feels the

service that E.Q.

province

the

“We want

activities,”

said.

As

products.

“Last year’s harvest was capable

Continued from Page

he

main-

mandate of being there who had difficulty in

can’t be

now

l

just once, so

the pressure is

working

hard,

Conestoga

on

stud

to keep Tibbits.

continue

will

for people

to

high school or are coming back

community and eventually

to school.”

He

said.

into

also stated that in

categories least

he

all

the

Conestoga had the

number of

earn

dissatisfied,

the

you

that

is

Number

respect

of the turn

something even more, he

said.

“Whatever we do, the best

we

can.

we'll

We

do

which he said was also very

ourselves equal players and

important.

will

The only bad news about

not

be

it

consider

we

second best to

anyone,” Tibbits

said.


SPOKE, April

COMMENTARY

‘NATO

college, has

been

in

Canada

Alexandr

three

Ilic,

a robotics student

the reports of

years and said he

Serbia’s ethnic

this

cleansing

Yugoslavia.

against Serbia because

“I don’t like that (the) Canadian government made a one-man decision to go to war,” said Borjanic, a

was so close to the United States. “They think they have to do what the Americans say,” Ilic said.

in

Kosovo have been flooding intothe

news,

several

stu-

is

Croatian native

dents from the

Balkans,

country

is

saddened

sending jets to

who

is

worried

He

said can

still

Ilic

phone, but

sure they believe

safety. “Who knows, what happen tomorrow.”

it.

the misinformation

on distorted news coverage and

is

said the

it’s

just a

waste of taxpayers’ money.

uncertain of their

“It is

wrong,”

Ilic .

news

the

said he doubted the truth of

reports

that

said

Serbian

leader,

military police are going through

them some violent acts may have been committed in Kosovo but Slobodan Milosevic is not

told of the executions of teachers

Kosovo

Kosovo. Borjanic, however, condemned the KLA and called it the “Narco mafia.” He said they

NATO

committing

genocide

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Pedja

i

on

the

couldn’t

,

Borjanic,

a

first-year

computer program analyst

at the

be

trusted

to

tell

the truth considering they

are

Serbia’s

enemies.

Darko

sovereign

not

be

a

in

country in the

first

NATO

was created because of Western paranoia about communism, not place, he said, adding

to police independent nations.

Would you

He

a

“They

fourth-

because

is

distorted.

there

are

Like Borjanic, Zeljkovic

he

doubts

the

He

doesn’t think Serbia will ever

allow Kosovo

“Kosovo

is

All three students said

“Those refugees you see are not Serbs,”

“They

are fleeing

NATO

said

Zeljkovic.

from the

KLA

bombs.”

feel

Those running from the KLA want to be drafted, he said.

women and men

afraid)

Borjanic said

me now

I

Ilic

it

is

as hard to

people

drafted.

Zeljkovic said he believes that

NATO

broke

the

law

by

should

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may

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it

uncomfortable in Canada.

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and have no right

interrupt there,” said Zeljkovic.

genocide

reports.

and

are targeting a sovereign

country

not being

no journalists in Kosovo and most information from there is false and

killing Albanians.

should

Zeljkovic,

Bosnia, said the truth told

attacking Yugoslavia.

NATO.

semester journalism student from

said

Ilic said. “(It’s)

biases in the media. According to

in

said the United Nations, if anyone,

should be there, not

they should have done.”

last thing

will

The Kosovo Liberation Army’s Hashim Thaqui, recently

Canada

NATO offensive will

not solve anything and

reach them by

attend the college, say they’re not

They blame

from Yugoslavia, said he couldn’t blame Canadians for going to war

that

about his friends and parents.

who

— Page 3

wrong’ say Serbian students

strike

While

1999

12,


SPOKE is mainly funded from

Keeping Conestoga College connected SPOKE

NATO

Story and Photos By Janet Wakutz

intervention

NATO

officials

have said the

number of Albanians who have Kosovo in the past week has grown to the hundreds of fled

the

Yugoslav President Slobodan

at

Conestoga College on March 31, six refused to comment because they said they didn’t

know enough

student refused to

because she said there

comment is

Canada Kosovo and

a large

any moves toward peace NATO stops attacks on

until

munity and she didn’t want to offend anyone or be confronted by

added

bombing campaign. Canada has 12 warplanes flying in the NATO mission and Ottawa has announced $10 million in aid for refugees from Kosovo.

Amid

this

conflict

questions such as, should

be

involved

and

is

arises

NATO NATO

someone.

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the nine

the

explained

that

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be

liable for

any damages arising

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land.

to take is

It

our

the U.S.

know She

involved.

is

peace agreement the U.S. wants Milosevic to sign is that the

actually a treaty designed to take

who

did comment,

land from Serbia.

reactions were almost equally split

TV

Petrovic said

reports

are

between those who support NATO involvement in Serbia and those

biased and one-sided.

who

she said. “Half of the people don’t

don’t.

Sanja Petrovic, a second-semester

SPOKE

a province of Serbia

“We’re not trying

Petrovic said she doesn’t

why

its

logo.

land.”

Serbian population in this com-

his

understand

She

is

said,

make

NATO is stepping up

don’t

situation.

Milosevic says he will not

country. Yet,

Doon

Kosovo appropriate?

in

away Albanian

about the situation.

One

thousands.

surveyed

students

the

people in the United States and

intervention appropriate?

Of

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September

Student Association (DSA). The views and opinions expressed

law and security administration

NATO

think

don’t

“I

should be involved,”

even know what Kosovo

There

is.

are better solutions.”

student, said she gets irritated that

would country and their

Petrovic said her people

not give up their

Laura Czekaj, first-semester journalism student.

Cheyenne Propper, general

Amanda

Jason Guardiero, secondsemester law and security

arts

and science

student.

“We might as well and save our pride,” she said. “We will lose anyway.”

heritage easily. fight

Heidi Parsons, also a secondsemester didn’t

LASA

student, said she

understand

really

the

situation until Petrovic explained to her.

it

“From what Sanja

the

says,

Albanians are trying to take the land,”

Parsons.

said

don’t

“I

believe anyone should take over

anyone’s land.”

A

general

student,

and

arts

science

Cheynne Propper,

she doesn’t think

NATO

said

has a

choice but to get involved. finalize

like,

it

and get

“It’s

over

it

with,” she said, adding she doesn’t

being harmed. Another student concerned about

like civilians

civilians said she thinks

actions

NATO’s

good because

are

Wilkie, first-semester

nursing student.

student.

the

Albanians can’t protect themselves. “It’s a

going

good thing

Amanda

said

NATO is

in helping to protect

Wilkie,

them,”

a

first-

semester nursing student.

Jason Guardiero, of the

LASA

obviously sad that resort to that’s the

to

do

bombing

way to

semester two

NATO

it’s

had to

Serbia. “But, if

they feel they have

things, then

what has

in

program, said

I

guess that’s

be done.”

Graphic design student Roxane

Schwartz said she thinks everyone should just mind his or her

own

own

little

business. “Stay in your

countries and be happy.”

Laura Czekaj, a first-semester journalism student, agreed. civil

nose out of to

“It’s a

war, they should keep their

NATO

it,”

she said, referring

involvement.

Sanja Petrovic, a secondsemester law and security

Tara Atkinson, fourth-semester law and security administration

administration student.

student.


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.

SPOKE, April

ENTERTAINMENT Solo

hoped to

artist

Everall

one quick change

last

After

sound

check

and

Monday’s performance was followed by a 10-hour drive to Sarnia. Horrocks,

a

cowboy

into his trusty old

who

shoulder,

plays

all across Canada, is no stranger on the road, but he said the size of Canada is one of his biggest challenges. “I try not to do more than 50 or 60 days a year on the road because I have a family,”

John Horrocks was set and do what he loves best. With his

strapped over his

guitar

to being

the

Quebec native gently strummed his guitar before going on stage to play for the

said Horrocks,

April

four

1

nooner.

About

40

students

performance included a

mix of

Horrocks,

who

forever,

own

has

is set

to

come

three

on a

albums

and which

fourth,

loved music.

I

is

married and has

why

“That’s

I

record company.

and

run

I

I

have my book other bands

my little company.”

But, even with a small business, a family

out in September 1999.

“I’ve always

who

little girls.

little

music.

said he has been playing

currently working

is

the

which

classic rock cover songs

and some of Horrock’s

music

attended

Sanctuary

the

in

got out

of university and started doing

and

own

his

challenge video

show, he said his biggest playing to crowds in the

is

era.

“Most people, unless they see your video, don’t take you seriously.

and

it

since then I’ve just been playing music,”

That can be a downer,” said Horrocks. “But, there’s been an acoustic

been almost 20 years since Horrocks graduated from Concordia University, but even as an experienced entertainer he said he still gets nervous, especially when

phenomena two years, so I find people are much more open to unknown artists.” For Horrocks that means fewer cover songs and more of his original work, which he said is inspired by what moves

he plays a venue for the

him.

said Horrocks.

over the

It’s

“I it

still

had “I

first

time.

get stage fright sometimes.

on Monday,”

I

the

had

do a nooner the next day. was wasted. It took me about seven

to

to

TV it moved me

and

show

After the

1

enjoying the show.

students were asked what

they thought of the performance. classic rock and that’s what I Brad Becker, a second-year computer-programming analyst student. Dean Bauman, a first-year broadcasting

I

Horrocks wrote a song about gun control in response to several reports about

said

who

student

was

good,

pretty

thought

Horrocks

also

the

in

“I

liked the show, but the

doesn’t

more

like,”

said

it,”

the Sanctuary for a free nooner on April

incidences involving guns.

Tiananmen Square

something about

write

in

(Photo by Jeanette Everall)

“It’s

saw

I

massacre reports on

10-hour drive and he

John Harrocks entertained students

last

“When

had

in Sault Ste. Marie,”

He was tired after the

show

for the

songs just to wake up,” he said.

boots, solo artist

ready to

— Page 5

a few tapes

sell

One for the money, two By Jeanette

1999

12,

was

lounge

seem

crowd

just

be getting into it,” he said. But for Horrocks, he said success isn’t about stardom and album sales, it’s about doing what he loves. to

“When I go into a place,

if I sell five

tapes and people like what I get

I

or six

do. I’m happy.

paid and I’m doing what

I

love.”

Last-minute event attracts Easter egg hunters

Conestoga By

Elizabeth Sackrider

scattered

around the

first

of the college on April

They were hiding

in

every

comer, in the Spoke newspaper boxes, in the photocopier change

boxes and even in the bathrooms. Little plastic Easter

eggs were

of Easter the

Doon

“It

was

hidden bunny treasure

site of festivities

1

floor

as part

presented by

minute event,”

said Alycia Punnett, co-ordinator

of the Easter egg hunt.

“We

didn’t

anything

for Easter, but,

throw the

planned

we managed

to

this together.”

Not only could

Student Association. a last

have

really

students collect

eggs

plastic

little

harboured chocolate

that

treats

but

they had a chance to win an

an Easter egg hunt going on until found my egg,” she said. “The

as well as

DSA

next

I

like

should this

advertise

events

more, so people can

participate.”

Punnett

said.

in

she

admits

was

“I

should have been. really

week’s

“We

the

focused

Springfest,”

on she

couldn’t do anything

Sanctuary because John

the

Harrocks

Easter egg hunt wasn’t advertised

playing.”

said

it

(solo

artist)

was

even larger hunk of chocolate. If the eggs contained a blue students

the

slip,

could choose

a large Easter prize like an egg filled

with Reese’s Pieces.

The

DSA

hid 100 Easter eggs.

began

Students

looking

for

them just before noon. Part of the fun was an Easter egg count. Students had

to guess

number of eggs contained in a jar and the closest number won a large Easter prize. the

marketing

First-year

Danny in

student,

Hasiu, rounded up six eggs

and found one with a

total

larger prize ticket inside.

found one in the Spoke box I found another in the

“I

and

photocopier box,” he said. After discovering his blue

slip,

an exuberant Hasiu went to the

DSA office to claim “I

his prize.

picked the biggest prize,” he

was

said. “It

a

huge basket

filled

with chocolate bunnies.”

Rachel

Hopkin,

a

first-year

early childhood education student,

was eating lunch when she spotted a

little

“I

blue egg across the room.

am

glad

was hungry

I

found

it

because

for chocolate,”

I

she

said.

Rachel Hopkins discovers an egg

in

the cafeteria on April

1

(Photo by Elizabeth Sackrider)

Hopkin

said finding an Easter

egg was a big “I didn’t’

surprise.

even know there was

Danny Husiu won a huge basket during the Easter egg hunt on April

1

.

(Photo by Elizabeth Sackrider)


Page 6

— SPOKE, April

Career By Wayne

12,

1999

new choices

gives school kids

fair

Coilins

(TMMC), Canada

Langs

Trust,

and 8 and high school students went job

Farm

hunting at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce career fair on Wednesday in Conestoga

Centre and Conestoga College’s

Local

grades

7

mechanical

chamber

staff

said students will

know

this was the fair’s 11th was Noel’s first since joining the chamber of commerce in November. “They told me it’s going to it

what’s required for certain careers

work”,

she

being a

little

their courses in that

These career choices, she

decisions,

university

like

or

High

school

students

first

Waterloo regional police brought their equipment making the corrections booth one of the fair’s most popular attractions. (Photo by Wayne Collins)

were

when

few years so they could become reacquainted with the career

they must choose an apprentice-

fair.

The

organizers’ theory

is

a couple of years, these

that, in

kids are going to be out looking for jobs.

“We

we can

career,”

in high school,

help them choose their

Noel

said.

many

students

still

what they’re going

statistics,

don’t to

know

be doing

He

said

“They still aren’t sure what they want to do or know how to

because

get there,” she said.

the

who

event,

co-ordinated

said the fair

the

chair

has

the

last

participated

in

two the

seven years. “You have

fair for

to

for

get the

school students

they

students

when you

have

don’t

same schedules, adding lower grades

are

Feedback from the

that

still

in

“A

of

lot

is

it

normally

don’t

schools

interest in

Robinson

careers people

someone

think

to

the

fair

it,”

those

said.

Fifty-five exhibitors participated

in

all

including,

it.

Toyota

word of mouth,

just

that they hear

about,”

the fair’s

about

whose she

it

or

positive.

Many

“career units” a

went “Normally have small

said.

schools

numbers and if we accommodate them, we do.”

and the

fair

is

Students

that.

little

always

now have

schools

byproduct of

can learn a

is

more about

the careers they’ve thought about

Conestoga students visit Young Entrepreneurs’ booth By Lindsay Gibson

Anyone ages 18 to 29 is and must have completed

$7,500. eligible

Students interested in starting own business for the summer or in the future, who are not sure where to start, should have visited their

the

up

Young Entrepreneurs booth set at Conestoga College March

30.

Hatem

Belhi, of Warrillow and

Company

in

was

Toronto

full-time individuals tribute

studies.

Interested

must be able

to con-

30 per cent of the amount

applied for and must be starting the

new

business in Ontario.

Conestoga College was the 30th school Belhi visited and he said the response is usually overwhelming.

“There

is

a lot of interest from

the students,” he said. “All you

need is a good idea and we tell you how to export it.” For more information on the

Ron Hawkins

summer program contact, the Ontario Summer Jobs Hotline at 1-800-387-0777 or the CanadaOntario Business Call Centre for the Young Entrepreneur Program at 1-800-567-2345.

available to answer any questions

students had.

Belhi said Warrillow, a marketing and communications

compa-

produced the trade show on behalf of sponsors like the Royal Bank, Bell Canada and the ny,

With special guests

Government of Ontario to make students aware of the options available to them when starting

own businesses. “We give them the information on how to start and what is

Pocket Dwellers

their

available to them,” said Belhi.

There

are

two

programs

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available to students interested in starting their

The

first is

own business. a summer business

where students can get loans of up to $3,000 to set up and operate that business for the summer. The Student Venture Loan is open to anyone aged 15 to 29, who will be

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returning to school full time the

following September.

“The summer program teaches

manage money and time and teaches them quality students to

skills that

Free Admission with

Conestoga College

employers are looking

for,” said Belhi.

The second program is the Young Entrepreneurs Program, which

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of

up

to

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child

students,

according to Robinson,

Charles Robinson, the commit-

difficult

is

draw from, outside have also shown an

one classroom.

drew about

2,000 students.

years,

the

and make some contacts.

always

it’s

to get the high

tee’s

According to Noel’s

can,” Robinson said.

ship or post-secondary education.

Noel,

do anything about

can’t

what they choose but

they reach the point where

to

point to

“It’s

also invited for the first time in

a

admitting

said,

nervous.

Although Cambridge

said, will correlate to educational

post-secondary studies.

“and

it.”

Although

year,

and choose light.

said,

they’re quite happy about

to high school.

a

and

“Toyota has participated for a

designed to teach students about

Noel,

engineering

number of years,” Noel

various career choices before they

member,

the

Flight

nursing programs.

The event, which is held the last Wednesday of every March, is

Pam

Association,

Waterloo-Wellington

College's recreation centre.

go

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SPOKE, April

SPORTS Kenneth By Brian Smiley

cards until Aug. 31, at no charge.

James said

Now

school year

the

that

may

think

this is not so,

field times available, but the ice is

James, manager of athletics

to Ian

always booked,” he

“For us

the busiest time

it’s

busy seven days

It’s

the recreation centre

said

runs fun, adventure and sports

summer

camps,

and

the

with

year.

ics.

does is pre-planning improvements to the centre

may wish

to

book

He

the

room

game of

centre

accepts their student

still

he

school,

have

and

came

first

“Teams

like

Intramural volleyball

came at

recreation

No.

1

as

centre,

to

"It’s

the

the

regular

the

the tournament

received $30 gift certificates from Jack Astor's.

The

season,

regular season’s

games

winner. In the playoff round

time whoever

with a

record of 20-10. while These

Guys were second 24-6

huge

Members of Baghda,

who

Richard

perfect

together a

putting

30-0

record, didn't

regular

make

director, said

“We’re

Student Association to

in the business to provide

services to the students,” he said.

DSA

it,

you want the

you have

well,

to

tell

us what you want.

to put

.

How much

would you be

willing to

pay

for

your formal?

Where would you want your formal

3.

What do you want to be

at

Dover 100

dollars

dollars

be?

to

K/W

Outside

Kitchener/Waterloo area

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60-79 dollars

40-59 dollars

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area.

your formal?

Live entertainment^ Live Band, Hypnotists,

,

etc)

gDJ g Contests and Activities q

inner

4.

How formal do Formal

attire

you want

this affair to

be?

0 Semi-Formal Attire(Shirt and slacks or

skirt

and blouse)

D Casual Wear

after that

ahead

the

is

wins.

5.

When would

you prefer

to hold this

event?

Between the beginning and middle

of

Middle and end of March

March

it

is

Beginning and end of April

Middle and end of April

We would welcome any additional comments that you may have.

.

the winning

team

Ranny

Schedler,

Becky

Natashia

Sablic.

better

and

Kovacevic

Catharine

Remember, this is your formal. The more we have to work with the So fill out the form, turn it in, and do it NOW!!!!!!! it will be.

Jeremiah Windego.

athletic

everyone seems

always willing to talk with

are

Surguidson.

Scl affer,

season

the final.

Marlene Ford, assistant

working with

is

is

students.

include Ramzie Albuscl. Michael

upset

occurred when The Enforcers after

is

who

the Grst to 21

after posting a

A

record.

1

one of the more laid-back

finished

place

Doon

and

in

The

to

have fun playing.

volleyball championship

concluded the intramural season.

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to

because they

it

25 minutes long, and

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with be a

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and questions

you.

trying to

is

teams played 30 games against the other league members. Civil in

gym. James

the

students’ concerns

new

'

facilities

now he

The winners of

defeated These Guys. 21-

During

those

the

leagues.”

2

Civil

of

this fall

the

for

on a formal then you have to tell us what kind of formal you want. Please fill out the form below, tear out this survey and turn it in to the DSA office. There will be a box set up for your responses. Remember, this is your formal, in order for us to make it as good as we can, we need your feedback to tell us how to do it. If you don’t tell us what you want then don’t complain when we don’t give If

to the

play lots of games,” she said.

an end on March 31

is inter-

money

itself.

champs crowned

By Brian Smiley

one

new multi-purpose machine

complex,

the

the

In the meantime, he

to see.

Hopefully,

improvements

in

they

of what his staff

said

liked, but

equipment.

improvements

Attention Students

weren’t as good as what he would

squash, the

Volleyball

the

You want

2.

or enjoy a

raise

what would like

their

always around

is

usually in his office, and

it

much

said

When James

recreation centre facilities, but if

they wish to use the weight

somewhere

ested in talking to the students to

see

input,” he said.

the

community books the centre for hockey schools and various clinStudents

unique way, for

— Page 7

said.

community groups, it is somewhat impossible not too. James said he would rather have his staff work on planning for the upcoming school involved

a week,” said James.

He

in a

someone in his position. “I’m interacting with students and I’m getting

While the complex and its staff of over 100 try not to get too

and recreation. of year.

gym and

“Evenings, there are

according

improve them

James said he

them.

the

recreation centre is also slowing

down, but

ice,

they must

more regular league games being people

to

gym, fields or courts book them in advance because the community also uses use the

is

winding down, and there are no played,

want

if students

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summer months

Hunter Recreation Centre keeps busy during

E.

12,

Fruits,

mushrooms,

carrots, potatoes),

Soup, Crackers,

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toiletries

more

information and to reserve your seat. 519-748-5220, ext. 656.

Conestoga

1

Drop

your donations to Student Services Office off

or the

DSA

Office

nON

Sr0 ~


Page 8

— SPOKE, April

12,

1999

SPORTS

Condors upset Steaua By Charles Kuepfer

advantage,

Pereira

one

tucked

match

in semi-final Pop

behind

to

regain the Condors three-goal lead.

The Condors men’s indoor soccer team continued the

Lakoseljac then banged in his

their

post-season success, crushing Steaua by a score of 7-3 at

started to pull

Conestoga recreation centre during semifinal play on

April

away from

first

of two as the Condors

a desperate Steaua team.

But Steaua replied with a Petruse marker

to stay in the

game.

1.

Then Birau beat Condor

Steaua entered the contest having only lost twice in regular season play, but were no match for a fired up

Condor squad.

Marko

Jurisic

and Zlatko Lakoseljac paced the Condors

goalie

Lou Caparara

to cut the

lead to 5-3.The goal proved to be Steaua’s last of the year.

to

Lakoseljac and Jurisic completed their two-goal efforts end the game, sending the Condors on to the

with two goals a piece, while Paul McQuade, Hermes

championship game while knocking Steaua out of the

Alvarez and Andre Pereira also scored in the victory.

playoffs.

Steaua, playing without

two suspended

players,

After the game, Condor coach Geoff Johnstone said his

got

goals from Ricardo Hernandez, Daniel Petruse and Marian

team

Birau.

The Condors drew Jurisic,

is

now

playing to their capabilities.

“Basically the whole season

who

first

blood in the game on a goal by

said Johnstone.

He

blasted a shot by Steaua goalkeeper loan Pop.

Alvarez put the Condors up by two, beating Pop after continued pressure around the Steaua goal.

Before the

Condors

half, the

McQuade headed

built

up a 3-0

Steaua came to

life

was an

exhibition season,”

started playing about

also noted that his players

know

two weeks ago.”

that the time they

have remaining

to play indoor soccer this year is fading. Johnstone said they also don’t want the season to end.

Johnstone also contributed the Condor’s post-season

lead, after

the ball into a vacant Steaua net.

“We

He said thetwo teams they have played in the playoffs so far, are teams they played well against during the regular season. success to the teams they have had to play.

early into the second half with

Herandez finally getting his team on the board. But the Condors stormed right back. Alvarez hammered a shot off the post moments before Steaua drew a penalty. With the man

The Condors

will

now

play the Cabana Boys in the

championship final on Conestoga recreation centre.

April

8

at

the

Paul

McQuade

Steaua player 7-3 with

(left)

off

the

McQuade

of the ball.

Condors

tries to

knock a

The Condors won the game

scoring a goal

in

the

effort.

(Photo by Charles Kuepfer)

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