— No. 48
Directors seek action
By Anna Two
records and minutes from the meetings was in the
computers operated by
former Conestoga College said they
speak to the executive of the K-
by two Conestoga professors because they want to determine if they
are also former
against us were never substanti-
Huang said. “Not only do make sense, but they same
claims the people involved in
Conestoga College to lock them out of Room 2A116. “This statement is inflammato-
perhaps what hapbetween Technologies Unbound Inc. and IEEE may have been an internal violation of IEEE,” said Huang. “We want to find out from the executive if a violation was made and what to do about it.” feel that
Unbound Inc. were
not Conestoga students
the student branch of
in the interest of
they wanted to find Technologies
Unbound’s financial minutes from the which meetings requested from the
company’s they had employees
but never received.
Clements and Huang, on the other hand, deny either professor ever requested the documents
from the employees. “The first time we learned the professors wanted to sep, our .
College announces campus partnership with Waterloo Compiled by
be adjacent to the
major recreation building. discussions
between Waterloo and the college
sue a partnership that will see a
have suggested that many partnership opportunities may occur
Coons and Hofer, despite
ing nothing of concern in the cabinet, decided to lock the
employees out of the
room where they were operating the business.
had bought and not stolen certain computer parts from IEEE. He added some IEEE members Technologies not trust did Unbound employees and alleged they may have stolen computer
Conestoga College chapter of IEEE, in Room 2A116 on Doon campus, in June 1999, because
Conestoga College and the City
receipts to ensure the
Mohamet* Hdmodi (top left), director of Helena Webb, senior manager developing
of Waterloo have agreed to pur-
Hofer said he and Coons broke into Technology Unbound’s cabinet, which was In the article
sales manager. Receiving the
am president John Tibbits
ted access until August 1999,”
behalf of the eottejje
published in the Dec. 6 issue of
neering technology, in
cards at the time, which permit-
Hofer said in the article he and examine had to Technologies Unbound’s old
professor in electronics
also defy logic.”
IEEE, said although they are not planning to take any legal action at present, it might be necessary in the future, depending on the outcome of their talks with
Clements and Huang were made scapegoats by Robert Coons, professor of mechanical engineering, and Rudy Hofer, a
Shin Huang, a former mechanical engineering student,
said the professors
student at Conestoga College,
The Green Mile
Never,” said Clements.
can take legal action. Brent Clements, a former electronics engineering technology
were kept at a on Kingsway Drive in Kitchener, which is now the company’s official office. Hofer claims he did in fact tell Clements he wanted to see the
and Electronics (IEEE) in January
“Neither asked for
Alternativ e paper hits
Student logo wins transit
of the Institute of
Dec. 6 issue of Spoke,” Huang
new Conestoga campus
as a result of developing the
Waterloo. Negotiations between staff from
and the city are development of an agreement of purchase and sale for up to 35 acres of land in
tions against our business such as illegal actions. •
specialized programs such
as sports therapy and golf course
co-op placements for students
500 acres of land over
reputation as a centre of excel-
approximately four kilometres.
MPR will contain an
and shared parking.
city sees this partnership as
an opportunity to strengthen lence for higher education. also offer a
golf course, a nature preserve and
cational facility for the high-tech
of the Walter Bean
business community. Waterloo it
will bring a poten-
a branch library,
Grand River Trail. The site could also include a Mennonite generation sixth
farmstead, the golf course club-
co-op students, shared parking
house, a playground and passive
opportunities for Waterloo resi-
will contain sports fields
a main interested in any
college could have access
comes out about the allegations made against us,” Clements stat-
“We would be
The proposed site for the new campus would be adjacent to the Millennium proposed city’s Recreation Project (MPR), which
pus near the
the Eastbridge area of Waterloo.
from them. “Clements and I feel we’ve been set up for something. But what - that we’re not sure about,” said Huang. “We’re concerned that the truth parts
building with arenas and
The new University Avenue
and economic spin-offs
from housing up tional
and thousands students in the
Students need equal representation Guelph campus was
Recently, a Conestoga College student from the facilities at the
denied access to the
Kenneth E. Hunter Recreation
Doon campus because he did not have
do not pay the
students, therefore they cannot use
who pay extra fees should have access
same student fees as Doon campus Doon campus facilities. While
a valid student card.
Full-time students at the Guelph and Waterloo campuses
is not fair that full-time students at other campussame opportunities as those at Doon. They have no form of student representation and the DSA currently has no relation-
ship with students at other Conestoga campuses.
to certain facilities,
es are not given the
may seem like a complex undertaking to have all
« Mkittfcfc • fiitfttfcS
Conestoga College students represented by one student association,
possible and this has been achieved by other colleges.
Humber College has
merged the student organiza-
from each of its campuses. This year a committee was teamed linking North campus and Lakeshore campus. There was a lack of communication between the executive councils of
the campuses, so last year’s executive realized a change
Next year there
one council for both campuses. The intention
same events and opportunities to all Humber students. Fanshawe’s main campus executive has an agreement with area cam-
to offer the
executive collects the funds allocated by the coEege and about
per cent of the fees coEected go to the appropriate campus, while the is managed by the executive at the main London campus and goes towards services offered to all fuU-time Fanshawe stu-
remaining 20 per cent
campuses have student cards which permit access to events and This financial agreement has been in effect for approximately
Each campus has its own smaEer council. A recent alteration to the student organization permits Simcoe, Woodstock and St. Thomas campuses to have representatives on the
Winter gloom has cure Welcome back
She added she read a
ence the same types of feelings,
believed that in the next 20
semester in a
however, only in the autumn and
years depression will
among the councils. The coEege also wanted to consolidate the main student union. Other campuses will now vote for the student executive at the London
second greatest cause of deaths.
an attempt to increase communication and interaction
interested in allowing students
campuses access est
from Guelph and Waterloo
to student representation because there has
who want access
DSA drug plan or DSA trips.
and Cambridge campuses are not included because no
president John Tibbits announced Conestoga’s applica-
SuperBuEd Growth Fund and the new Waterloo campus, it reconfirmed to the DSA that students would need someone to represent
tion to the
mounds of snow,
As a result, the DSA is currently conducting market research at Guelph how many students are interested in stu-
live in northern
co-ordinator of student services at
Conestoga CoEege, said there high number of students lege
take part in their favourite winter
erendum. The surveys should be returned by January and a referendum
wiE probably be held
For others, winter is a time to grumble about the horrible weather and count down the days until
dent representation. If there
This It is
sented, regardless of
DSA wiE hold a ref-
in the right direction.
Conestoga CoEege students are properly repre-
which campus they
attend. Preference should not
be given to one group of students simply because their courses are offered at the
students at the Waterloo
and Guelph campuses
does not seem
The DSA’s results
do not have access to DSA repat Doon.
program of choice was not offered
wiE show how many students
ested in student representation and
the sun will melt
affiliation the students
have with the Doon Student Association.
counselling and light therapy.
Light therapy includes the patient
per day. According to an
80 per cent
Researchers believe the light has a
on brain hormones
you think you have symptoms
your family doctor
services at the college, where they
Carol Gregory, counsellor
assessment or to student
with you to
resolve your problems.
see most cases of
result in a crisis.
balance school, work and their
including a genetic pre-disposition,
environmental circumstances and
vacation over the
reactive situations, such as a loss in
lems! That’s what I’m doing.
overall feeling of being
make things appear dreari-
sons people develop depression,
week we had 16 students who showed signs of depression,” “In one
include anti-depressant medication,
Gregory said there are several rea-
symptoms such with
not diagnosed as
From what I can
a kind of depression called
seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
live in a society that is very
increased isolation and directional
on top of them.
Because of the cold weather and
at the col-
very sped up.
gloomy atmosphere some people
decision to conduct market research
the Waterloo and
resentation because their
Years, and get to
undoubtedly want the same opportunities open to them as full-time dents at
are diagnosed or treated
ous occasion as they celebrate
Treatments available for
and Waterloo campuses to see
likely to devel-
for clinical depression.
over the next few months.
For some people, winter
Carol Gregory, counsellor and
Mother Nature has been gener-
believed to be a result of
the shorter days in winter, there-
ous in these past winter months,
time students attend there.
er than they really are.
solution: find a
and forget about your prob-
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Conestoga College has another
Albrecht, Izadi and Doerr believe
issue will be available
be banned, their
Axis was founded by three dents
pus and they said they hope to
Doon campus Dec.
mission statement states
three students plan to contin-
ue to distribute their paper on cam-
increase distribution to other
participated in a student
organized strike protesting college
Setting for the Millennium
tuition increases Oct. 15.
29, a second-
year computer program student,
reporter for the paper.
states to pro-
developed following an October
not as free as
Spoke does not have a
change every semester.
Albrecht said he wanted to
Matt Albrecht, co-founder of Axis, says the mission statement of the new paper is to provide a forum for average people. (Photo
know have the freedom to publish and views on campus,
by the microwaves and
dent press, free from censorship,
president of finance and adminis-
but subject to the general law and
the laws of defamation.
“I suggested they start another
either personally or through the stu-
Albrecht said he has no written
said. “They are students from a program who have an
said Albrecht never got
to her as to
what Axis’ plans
were, but he
weeks later with a box of papers and asked where they could be distributed. office several
support Axis and will not support
them in the future. She said Axis made negative comments towards the DSA, stat-
wrong kind of thinking. “Changeways” workshop helped me
why my New
Year’s resolutions never
of us tend
from the college which
permits him and his colleagues to
Axis on campus, but they were given limits on where
to distribute the papers
by college administration. “We were told not to put them in Spoke boxes and to be sensible about it by not getting into people’s faces,” he said. Albrecht added that they were allowed to put them in the cafete-
Kevin Mullan, vice-
Axis has no offion campus as a paper.
“Unless the distribution becomes then
long-term goals need-
to set goals that
distribution of Axis
found small stacks of Axis newspapers
Albrecht said he
disappointing grade appears.
Instead, a long-term goal, such as “I
grades to improve this semester”
even powerless when
step-by-step approach might include: attending classes, with only sickness as
staying ahead by doing textbook reading prior to class; and seeking help when necessary from faculty or a peer tutor.
latter are smaller,
goals that will almost assuredly lead to higher Set goals for yourself that are realistic, achievable and measurable. Failure saps confidence and
motivation. Success builds confidence and motivation.
on anyone’s toes and
A Message from
Student Services (2B02).
they got there,” he said.
chose a path of reconcilia-
and timid collaboration
be out of
“We obviously don’t want to step how
He added there is currently no formal
student services office.
ing in an Axis article, that the
what could be done to change that and said Menage told him to start his own paper when he met with
paper because a
possibly match a
reach (“This semester,
specific editorial direction because editors
new the new
not just a
ed to be organized into easily manageable steps.
smaller goals, or
Conestoga during the meeting. be,”
this is the
new decade or a new What goal could
Albrecht said he and
heights and challenges that encourages
Past resolution failures from ordinary years
said the idea for the paper
change of that magnitude?
age people don’t get a say.”
Albrecht said, “Normally aver-
us to set goals. Well, this year
Year’s resolutions that gen-
feeling of having a chance to solve problems,
for average people to
erally didn’t last past
Ernest Izadi and Kevin Doerr.
the purpose of the paper
used to make
regards to the Oct. 15 strike.
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Expired software causes two-hour postponement By Anna
The software is
faced a two-
hour delay during a Dec. 20
expiry date, he said.
lapsed and monitors went blank.
Network Support 4.0 had expired
of students didn’t seem to
Wawzonek, professor of
part of the
ware department could
ware, which contributed to the
sisted of theory questions,
servers going down.
not computer applications.
product should be pur-
just in the expired soft-
Hewitt, also a technical
chased, said Kevin MacIntyre, a
support specialist, said computer
support specialist with
services wants to evaluate a differ-
have to learn to deal with
ent version of
Conestoga’s computer services.
Conestoga student designs By
Dec. 18 before Conestoga’s soft-
they were able to get an exten-
MacIntyre said he’s assuming the is
failure will definitely
get upset about the delay because
exam between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. when the servers col-
couldn’t log on to
doesn’t have an
been finalized yet because the
the software’s ease of use and per-
one of four was occupied by
24 students who were scheduled
MacIntyre said the purchase hascollege needs
labs, permits users
Support 4.2 would be safer to assess because
software application corrupted the
Unlike the version 4.0, Network
tions to other users’ computers.
course after an expired
2A201, 2A202, 2A203 and 2A302 to transmit
in the engineering design
used in the
not perfect and
designed the winning logo for Grand River Transit, the
regional service resulting
merging of Kitchener and Cambridge
Conestoga’s manager of public John affairs Sawicki said con-
Conestoga students in the new year, but starting in September 2000 it will also be evident to students
take the bus from
such as these
John Martz’s logo will not only be evident to
benefit dents by allowing
Calling his logo “bold and simple,” Martz’s
Secondly, such arrangements underscore the
design incorporates a wave symbolizing water as
quality in the program, and thirdly, they increase
well as forward-leaning letters depicting motion.
the profile of the college in a positive manner.
buses on Jan.
expected to appear on
which Martz and the was among 30
college split a $1,000 honorarium,
submissions by Martz’s graphics design class.
as part of our professional
practice mark,” said the soft-spoken 21-year-old.
In professional practice, said Martz, students are responsible for developing and nurturing a
sort of in
between the two,” he
hard to pick between them.” has designed his
tex.net/~jmartz/hogwash/) that’s rife with humor-
ous one-panel cartoons entitled Hogwash.
The cartoon innocently pokes fun at pop culture Pooh to Marilyn Manson
icons from Winnie the
As far as his career ambitions go, Martz is tom between becoming either a cartoonist or a
according to Martz, pro-
vide much-needed funds that go towards pur-
chasing supplies and paying for expenses for the
without being crude or vulgar.
ator Charles Schultz as being
somewhat of an
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Kick off the
new year by reading 4
The Green Mile .
Scenery and costumes make up
King is a film about the strength and persever-
Phenomenal, extraordinary, moving and long, are four words that describe the new box office tear-jerker The Green Mile.
makes her hard-headed come to life effectively.
genuine and sincere, but her
fake English accent
Anna Leonowens, played by is
makes her charac-
19th century Siamese culture.
Jodie Foster (Nell),
a real tear-jerker |
career in 1992,
ance of the
production justice. Foster,
— Page 7
not only a story about a
The world of Coffey, who has been convicted of raping and killing two girls, possesses a j
gift that is
He is a man who, by his
ance, could crush anyone, but he
Bangkok in 1862 to teach the son of Siamese King Mongkut,
English and becomes somewhat
action films, does an exceptional
of a mother figure to the royal
job portraying a royal leader and a
murder and a white prison guard
spoken and afraid of the
His gentle, naive nature and
Leonowens, who brings her son played by
Siam because she is more independent and strong willed than most Siamese men can arrives
to love each other.
has stood before a king as
intelligent the is.
ly until the king’s favourite
a story about
love and friend-
unusual powers starkly contrast with his appearance and raises
questions in Edgecomb’s
Andy Tennant (Ever
Steven King’s 1996 novel
Penitentiary in Louisiana
hours long, but worth
After) uses the beauty and eccen-
For the most part to
and a rift erupts between King Mongkut and Leonowens.
with the king, Leonowens earns the respect and admiration
same conclusion, Leonowens goes from being called sir to ma’am. Everything moves along smooth-
her “sir” as no
after a brave first
speak her mind so
The Green Mile
helps to create believable
chemistry between King
between Leonowens and the king, who is not used to having a Their relationship builds
conflicts arise, however,
by a remarkable power ally forces
Coffey demonstrates and eventu-
tends to stagger along like a drunk and unravel like a lazy ball of yarn
told in a flashback narrated
by Paul Edgecomb, played by
Tom Hanks, to his friend. He is living in an old-age home
decades after working as the
head guard on death row
that affects Coffey’s destiny and his
God has given Coffey the
ty to feel the soul of another per-
son, the ability to destroy every-
when the king new concubine,
betrayed by his
Mongkut’s royal family, consists of 26 wives, 24 concubines and 62 children. Leonowens is then asked to
Tuptim, played by Bai Ling (Red
of the royal children in
Leonowens and King Mongkut
addition to the son she
of 19th century Siam to the
Edgecomb, the head guard of E Block - death row, develops an
His decisions change the lives of
everyone on The Green Mile,
The stunning scenery comple-
one of the palace’s most
nally asked to teach.
With the help of the king’s head wife, Leonowens teaches the children how to speak, read and write
The movie, which was filmed Malaysia,
explosive ending that does the
For the most
unusual relationship with the
the As Edgecomb
inmate, John Coffey, played by
King tends to stagger along like a drunk and unravel like a lazy ball of yam. But the scenery and the conclusion make up for the film’s short-
Michael Clarke Duncan.
The Green Mile ;
linoleum on the corridor of the
which leads convicts from
their cells to the electric chair.
Quality Policy &
Conestoga College ym
Conestoga College continually seeks opportunities for improvement to
meet and exceed the needs of our students, employees
— SPOKE, Jan.
Indoor soccer popular By Adam Wilson
assistant with the recreation cen-
said the indoor soccer league
Although the outdoor soccer season has been over for several is
months, indoor soccer
This year’s indoor soccer season first
week of November
provincials, runs through
where any team however the
Condor team is considered a varsity team which will play in three varsity
during the season.
an opportunity for the
Conestoga hosts four different divisions
of indoor soccer. The
which has 10
«ine teams, plays Tuesdays.
men’s premier division, which also
the second men’s
on the court
teams compete. Marlene Ford, athletic program
Each team pays $850
to enter the
soccer league, but the college teams
pay a reduced
just an opportunity for
The teams must
register early to
get a spot in the league because the slots
up quickly, said Ford. all
10 teams for the
by “But once
September,” she said. the season begins,
week,” said Ford.
Conestoga hosting an
hosting this year’s provincial tour-
the regionals, the top
teams from each region go
provincials. There are six
The Condors’ place
regionals will take
Starting the indoor soccer league
has been a great opportunity, said Ford. “I
would be a great
opportunity for our teams to get a play at
also a chance to get the col-
name out to people who want
to play indoor soccer, said Ford.
nominate a distinguished teacher?
For information or nomination forms, contact one of the following committee members:
Centennial College in
provincials at Conestoga will take
in the provin-
an outdoor squad
Throughout the season, the teams play anywhere from 14-18 games, depending on how many
AUBREY HAGAR AWARD
one for each
play indoor together each
that plays indoors for the winter.
in three invita-
of the three indoor soccer regions.
Ford said the indoor soccer teams
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Before provincials, each of the varsity
individual cost to join a team.
and women’s teams
year, or they’re
the highest level of play
cials will officiate at the
Southwest Regional Soccer
ing Fridays. division
indoor soccer league, they’re also
Association so that registered
division has eight teams compet-
The men’s premier
competition, with five players and
seven registered players for
run similar to a
can sign up
Ford said the teams must have least
teams playing each week.”
started with four
in their division.
last five years.
ago,” she said, “but
has grown tremendously in the
a great chance to
well the college can run an
indoor league,” she said.
Sue Garlick (Cambridge 623-4890) Lana Lee Hardacre (Doon, ECE ext. 369) Susan Hartley (Doon ext. 338) Maureen Nummelin (Doon ext. 300) Mark Salmikivi (Doon ext. 353) Peter Sheldon (Doon ext. 212) Ted Spicer (Doon ext. 282) Edie Torbay (Doon ext. 381) Bev Walker (Guelph, 824-9390 ext. 142)
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