New foundation to raise
By Walerian Czarnecki
my is booming and the K-W area is also experiencing a lot of growth.
Conestoga College million to
need $45 provide new equipment will
Ontario,” he said.
dents, as Ontario’s post-secondary
grant applied degrees
education system prepares for a
enrolment, said Tibbits.
of students in the next
SuperBuild Growth Fund, but will
“If that’s the case
a significant invest-
requested $39 million from the
provincial government to help with its expansion plans, which include a new Waterloo campus.
approached for donations.
technology, both hardware and
Conestoga president John Tibbits says the process of establishing the is underway, so the community can be
be used to increase scholsaid and bursaries,
This will involve a large network
of volunteers and a specific struc-
meeting to look at Conestoga the establishing first
Foundation will be held Feb.
In this respect, fund-raising, both
cally in the next 10 years for a
out in the cold.
number of reasons,”
an increase in the num-
ber of 18- to 24-year-olds, as well as the “double cohort”
Grade 12 and 13 students graduate
become more important to
Tibbits said the Canadian econo-
Tibbits wants to develop partnerships will invest in the growth of Conestoga (Photo by Walerian Czarnecki)
ing from the government too, not
just the private sector,”
Automation Tool Systems that hires many Conestoga robotics graduates.
giving $1 -million cash to the facilities and
in the college
by donating new
with vocational companies.
the program,” said Tibbits.
machining graduates so they donated $450,000, but just as important
they got the college
machining equipment for 35 per cent of what it would have cost.
of the 65 per cent
way we could double
Linemar says ‘We need more We like what you’re
those machinists are trained on the
top machines, because
machines,’ they should invest in the college so those wants can be
met,” said Tibbits.
“The principal direction
like a donation,” said Tibbits.
Tibbits said instead of going out
the lines of partnerships,” he said.
and asking for money, the college
“When you do
the size of
wants to establish partnerships
ful partnerships they breed.”
“That went a long way.
Conestoga president John with major companies that
college, said Tibbits.
New bylaw sends smokers
software, changes rapidly.
ture to operate, said Tibbits.
from the public and private
could double in size in the next 10
government for funds through the develop
could double full-time
will not only petition the Ontario
this need, the college
If Conestoga College’s request to
and buildings to meet an influx of an additional 2,000 to 2,500 stu-
Conestoga students bust a move at Loose Change
the second fastest growth
Former founder, leader and president dead By Pamela Hopwood Conestoga College’s founding presid^ntT'Qr. James W. Church, diei Jan. 8>rt the age of 83.
Condors breathe sigh of
relief in 3-3 tie against
College,” says Jack Williams,
Commentary Page 4
Should athletes their
sewers. And, the early childhood
education program was in a farm-
house down the road. “Church was always
scene, morning to night.
was president. Jim Church was appointed
in locating the
dent in 1967,
really just a field of portable
He remained when he
resigned in the
complex and also building up the academic stature of the college.” Williams says Church also
the mover, he
he was the designer and
he was the academic.
school, which was paid for in part by the government and donated by
the City of Kitchener.
midst of controversy.
helped select the land for
the college started, there
were 21 portables,” says Williams.
to put in our
Church went through one of the difficult periods
“Church probably, as president and CEO, had a hell of a lot more problems at that time, Putt.
The board meetings were every week and we often went until two in the morning. A 70-hour week was normal,” says
a lot of time at the college
operations during the time Church
school in finance
system because there were no
“Dr^6tturch was really the indithat
was an age of experi“It was really a
ment,” he says.
With the growing pains of a institution
had no cur-
the presidency in 1974, the gov-
riculum and no textbooks,” says
ernment was conducting a study
we were David
director of physical
Church hired Putt in 1972. “Faculty members coming in today have course outlines, and curriculum, developed detailed information on where
at the college.
people related Church’s
release of the findings.
See Church-page 2
— SPOKE, Jan. 24, 2000
Church a continued from Page 1
side of things too
“He (Church) did have “It’s
members) were able
make enough of a case
to call for a
good He went on to
Memorial Newfoundland and
commission,” says Aubrey Hagar,
who worked as
where he taught before he was
and college planning Conestoga from 1969 - 1986.
was a sad day for me when Dr. Church resigned. I thought that he was doing an excellent job,” says Hagar. When Church resigned, “he overwork and said the time
seemed appropriate for the resignaRecord reported.
he recognized that things
change,” says John Goddard,
The college was changing from a new organization that was developing in a lot of different ways to one that was starting to get a little more replaced Church temporarily.
set in its
University of Waterloo,
president,” says Hagar.
ences gave him a unique perspective
he really liked the administrative
apprentice and ended up as a doctor.
The guy spanned
was taken over by
started right out of university.
bombers,” says Hagar. “He never lost
needed for the
was very much
Andy Clow, dean of business at Conestoga College, remembers Church as “quite a visionary.”
had met Dr. Church once prior coming to Conestoga, at the
spine, you’ll see miles
taught a les-
son on a television apparatus that
have a feeling that he
everyone having a
Shawna Bernard. Student
“The Novell servers had
to his sup-
he said did a fan-
job preparing for Y2K.
for a certain
survived by four chil-
However, he that
“The biggest problem was
in over the holidays
September 1998 by organiz-
a four-person committee
assessed what the
at the critical
the heating, air condition-
have heat and the essentials,” he 2-&02-).
said. at this
computer and desktop systems
were then considered, Pimenoff
didn’t anticipate too
serious, critical issues
possible problems, said Pimenoff.
spent about $20,000 preparing for
the PCs,” he said, adding that
haven’t encountered any,”
January to deal with
but none have filtered up to him.
Other colleges ilar results
Ontario had sim-
ing and network services at
Toronto, said nothing of
major consequence happened the
adding the date
College in Hamilton
software and hardware
was updated before Christmas, said Shannon McDaniel, a college helpcomputer desk attendant in services.
another possible computer glitch
this is a leap year.
“The problem there
certain systems. If they’re not
compliant, they will not recognize that
machine, which went to the year
amount of time prepar-
properly,” he said.
lem, but because
tested for glitches
1987 he moved to
around and the problem had
Pimenoff gives credit port staff,
director of infor-
trouble at “There were some software
dren and two grandchildren.
Santa Cruz, Calif.
they upgraded approximately 450
ever built,” reported the
ing and lighting, ensuring that we’d
time, please contact
at the college,
“Not because there was no prob-
workshop but cannot attend
Through Hunter’s 13 years
enrolment increased dramatically.
assessed millennium issues.
STUDENT SEP-VI6ES (ROOM
saw parts America,
instrumental in raising support for the recre-
stepped in temporarily after Church’s resigna-
president of Conestoga in 1974,
Germany, Turkey and Japan, took photos and collected art and artifacts. Under Hunter, Hycon worked on cameras for Apollo 1 3 and for the SR-7 1 “the fastest and
In his travels he
went smoothly when the year turned
following a short term by John Goddard,
implications would be with
Hunter became president
Conestoga College, said everything
“He was made the rest
vived,” says Williams. really the engine that
Globe and Mail.
called Hycon, which manufactured reconnaissance (or survey) cam-
of the train go.”
“His door was
College would never have sur-
of what position they had
listen to people,”
chance to get an education, regard-
classrooms. “I thought
always open to
favour of,” says
be in locked step
After a lot of anxiety and prepara-
Eliminating time wasters?
He had good
always willing to
on regular paper
forms that needed
treating schedules and "To Do" lists?
above a table which allowed teachers to write notes
around without any major problems
30 years ago,
with everyone else was something
apparatus was a camera situated
television,” says Putt. “At that
Williams recalls Dr. Church’s
He travelled the world surveying for Newmont Mining Company and working for a
“He encouraged people
he had developed.”
television. In fact,
develop new ideas themselves,
who was a geophysicist engineer. He attended the
people, given lots
tionships with the staff, and he
University of Toronto and obtained his BA in science in 1948 and his in geophysics in
11:30 - IZ:30
and miles of
innovative in the area of teaching
Hunter, died Nov. 11, 1999, at the age of 77. The Doon campus recreation centre is
blue television cable that was orig-
James Church is the second former president of Conestoga College to die recently. Conestoga’s third president, Kenneth E.
Hunter passed away
themselves,” says Goddard.
idea of people being able to better
inally laid in the ’70s, for teaching
in the panels
of Waterloo. At that
Compiled by Pamela Hopwood
and really devoted
had trouble embracing some of Church’s modem ideas. “If you ever get a chance to look
Conestoga loses Kenneth
them learn. “He was all for helping people
ence with Church’s innovation.
says Church, as a teacher, was
and he was prepared
adding part of the reason
Williams had firsthand experi-
very responsive to students’ needs
able to learn from their
late ’40s. at
in the area
the University of Toronto in the
“He had some ideas that were way ahead of his time, but they
envisioned things like people being
of people could under-
Church was probably beyond
people to see and observe.”
tion of Church.
“He had a wider grasp of what was happening than people who in
college in 1969, under the direc-
spectrum of the system.
Goddard studied under Church
have to write on blackboards,” he
through their televisions.”
“They were also starting to look more at the financing of issues,” says Goddard, “and I don’t think
Adult Education Centre
stand at the time,”
Putt says Church’s
Feb. 29 will switch over to
won’t be a serious
Jan. 24, 2000
Adaptive software available By Pamela Hopwood
the open house
nologies,” said Casey, “but we’re
needs equipment. The Disabled
equipment, by the time the
words onto the screen as type. Another was Kurzweil 3000. Birch said this program is valu-
able for visually impaired stu-
also hoping that if
been very valuable
student gets here, they’ll be
Casey said buying software buying a car. “You want
College, said that the purpose of
Dinner service is at 6 p.m. and the cash bar is open from 5:30 to Tickets are limited and
and alumni services at the campus. They are also available
on the program.
Chad Allison and Jeremy Birch (ATS).
will help them,” said Allison.
Women’s Resource Group,
which she believes
Hamacher, a general
entertainment starts at 5:45
The event was one of
Allocation of provincial fund-
women’s resources and
By Adam Wilson
configuring and operating
data communications systems as
analysts in the near future, said
employment of databases
offered at the
The college’s Web site describes the program as a traditional systems analyst program where the
That way, says Mainland, “a student can say to an employer,
this disability, but I
smaller one this semester,” said
of security services.
One hundred and
“Students come in all the time saying the lots have vacancies and are only half full,” Hunter said.
“But it only seems so right now because some students are away
either because they are in school
parking decals for lots 3 and 11
part time or because their classes
were sold before the Christmas
The lots are locatnew woodworking
ATS building. who park in illegal
areas such as fire exits and close
February,” he said.
Hunter added some students start earlier
than others, such as
students in the trades and
hydrants are given $15
“We’re also expecting 100 nurs-
parking tickets, with every penny
ing students in February,” he said.
going to the City of Kitchener,
have extra space.”
for a fact that
@ the Rec. Centre
Tony Pimenoff, technology services
They must have programming education or experience with writing languages
acquire in this
Q Basic or Access.
college offers courses in
and Visual Basic for students
require the courses before starting
the systems analyst program. in
“C” is on the
also offered Internet.
Wed. Feb. 2
such as “C” or
Visual Basic or programming abil-
Students taking this program
director of information
were leaving the college either permanently or temporarily, parking would be better regulated, according to A1 Hunter, supervisor
September and are
notify the col-
does not include other expenses
are required to be a college or
These individuals will be conafter Jan. 21 when lot vacancies have been surveyed,
shortage of systems analysts in the near
for people to sign so secu-
can notify them of future
28 weeks and has been designed
such as books or supplies.
skills students will
on Feb. 11 in the Sanctuary between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Johanson will speak about safe sex and healthy relationships.
there would be a
Security has since issued a wait-
program, which has been very
gain experience in troubleshoot-
they get to
campus shouldn’t compare
centre and the
munications, programming and
says students will
ed behind the
Designing, inputting, extracting
Sue Johanson, a sex educator, who has been asked to speak to students by the
and formatting are some of the
of 30 students per intake. Tuition
when became apparent
students will learn business and
Finding a parking spot on
also decided to sup-
port guest speaker
“The course was
technical background in computer applications, database, data
break, he said.
Information Technology Centre in Waterloo.
as a post-graduate certificate pro-
various business environments.
which began in September 1999, was offered when it became apparent there would be a shortage of systems
well as modifying programs for the
women and to prevent against women was dis-
displays an motivate her group. (Photo Donna Ryves)
The good thing
with the equipment
lege’s security office
Toronto on a Saturday night.
has written books and essays
Pimenoff, director of information
a peer tutor in the
Marion Mainland, co-ordinator
by a special needs
If students r
Entertainment includes Donna McCaw, an author/comedian who
Students must be referred to
discussed at the group’s meeting
College has been getting positive
parking confusion in downtown
and entertainment. Donations from the proceeds will go to local
The new systems gram offered by
Entire textbooks can be loaded
saries, however, and special needs services is lobbying to change this.
and Waterloo campuses.
Using highlighted words and even speaking out loud, the pro-
helping visitors and demonstrat-
“We’re here to
to get special
ence faculty member, and her
price includes tax, gratuity
By Anna :
the Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford
users keep track of what they’re reading, Birch said.
the literacy lab
Student Bursary can amount to
purchased for $22 and after Feb. at the registrar’s office
set for celebration Conestoga parking shouldn’t be chaotic
for a test drive.”
dents or students with attention
The dinner will be held on Tuesday, March 7, in the Waterloo campus dining room.
14 for $24
are adaptive technology special-
Rick Casey, secondary school
special needs students.
likely that Brian will
By Donna Ryves
available in the literacy lab for
this facility is here
about special bursaries available
what adaptive software
and see how he interacts with them” Jurchuk said. “Knowing
allows the user to control com-
ing programs as well as speak
experience with adaptive tech-
out about the different programs
informed about 15 people who showed up for the open house
found the open house an “ideal opportunity.” His son Brian was
nology specialist, checks software at Jan. 16 open house.
An open house held Jan. 16 provided a good chance for learn
One program they demonstrated was Dragon Dictate, which
The by the college
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— SPOKE. Jan. 24. 2000
Athletes are not
above any law Professional athletes and their sports are good for a community. They bring in lots of money for surrounding business, give a city prestige and add another facet to the city’s culture. Most important of all, sports are great
entertainment for fans. The sports business exists to entertain fans. Its commitment is to the fans, who are the customers. Athletes get paid for the entertainment service they provide, not just for showing up to play the game. Sports, whether looked upon as entertainment, a product or a service, is
dependent upon the fans. In the past few years, sports and its athletes have become more important than the fans. The sports business makes claims to its own importance so much that it can blackmail cities for new facilities.
Athletes use their popularity to extort millions from who need them to play to draw the fans, which raises the costs astronomically. Something has to be done. Some athletes who are paid millions to shoot a rubber puck on ice believe they have no commitment to those
fans that pay and that they can do whatever they want to meet their own needs. Alexei Yashin of the Ottawa Senators signed a $3.6million contract, but is holding out for more than $12 million, according to Maclean’s magazine. Instead of playing and making that money
ing his contract for fans that paid to see the star play, he’d rather sit out the season and wait to be traded. Keith Primeau of the Carolina Hurricanes is another player who also shafted his team by sitting out this season to hold out for more money. He is seeking a four-year, $17 million US contract from
“JudqemeM is -for 4* pW* Miffs. icG^sir Qe+ your W++ back
the Hurricanes. Both players’ teams have told them that they won’t be welcomed back for the rest of the season and there is no
chance of a
players’ agents support these renegade players. Primeau’ s agent, Don Reynolds, told Canadian Press he
believes the player’s suspensions are a way to impose a salary cap. $27. 5-million suit has been filed on behalf of Ottawa Senators season-ticket holders against Yashin for loss of
crime should horrify everyone
enjoyment. The Superior Court of Ontario ruled on Jan. 5 that the lawsuit against Yashin can proceed. This is the first time fans have been allowed to sue a player who did not honour a contract with his team. If this lawsuit is successful, it will be a good thing for
one know we
No longer will
do what they want, just because
could put the athletes in their place. If the fans win, athletes will realize they are not bigger than the sport, above the law, or so important they can ignore fans. This lawsuit could stop many from making ludicrous contractual demands. Athletes who are sued could realize that they have some responsibility to uphold their part of a contract. They may even learn how to act like decent citizens. this lawsuit
attacked by acquaintances,
she had allowed into her east end
cleaning powder, liquid
mouth and rubbed into her hair. The attack ended when the victim’s roommate returned home to find the group in the apartment.
for the attack
Seven other people were
you are alone.”
apartment during the three-hour
The precautions became much more serious as I got older. Being female, I was overloaded
attack but only four have been
charged because of their involvement.
The victim was punched
the attacker’s friends in an earlier
downtown. it was a woman
who was attacked What does matter
doesn’t matter. is that
lent nature of the
the face, hit with a frying pan,
kicked in the neck and stomach and had her head slammed
against both genders
terrors take over
my fear stop me from
recent attack on a 19-year-
to the conclusion that
She had recently found out she was pregnant and suffered a miscarriage because of the
She had a mixture of whiskey.
myself and sometimes ers
against the wall.
but the risk of being
overly paranoid and letting these
that the victim didn’t help
with horrible rape, abduction and
dish soap and salt poured into her
the victim of a sexual assault,
this includes athletes.
The outcome of
“Don’t talk to “Don’t
that the issue of vio-
been named because she has been
lence doesn’t go away.
of the high price tag attached to their skills. Sports are big business. In business contracts are to be honoured. Whoever signs one can’t change things on a
their children that
you are a man or a woman.
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A majority Conestoga
Waterloo Region’s new no-smoking bylaw has had a positive
bingo halls and
ment studies bylaw permits is allergic
smoke, to go out to
a step for-
ward,” Olinski says, but adds that in
being enforced. “If they
have one so
unjust, I don’t think
the people that
of Spoke regarding the Inc., discrepancies
the bars don’t
people are smoking in the
OVERCOMING PUBLIC SPEAKING ANXIETY
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bars she has gone to there are
says that in
feel anxious about Public Speaking?
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Angela Button, a
people are just going to have to wake up and realize it
Weber adds that he doesn’t think non-smokers who go to bars care
law and security
Correction In articles written by
hasn’t affected me,”
says, “especially at bars because
want to quit smoking. It helps. If I’m in a bar or a restaurant I can’t
hoping to kick
bylaw hasn’t had a big impact on him because
smoker, says the
says she thinks the
Jurisic says. “I think the
a nursing student,
Ihe habit as wel!
says the bylaw
them don’t agree
outside to smoke.”
“Even people that don’t smoke end up smoking
job and a
smoke in my face Downton when I’m eating.” However Downton doesn’t agree with the bylaw when applied to
bylaw good for
“When I go
drinking anyway,” Jurisic, a
has helped her to quit smoking.
don’t start properly
affects a lot of people.”
Jon Olinski, a business manage-
the bouncers should enforce the
Downton, a recreation and Sheri
Button says she doesn’t think
Has the smoxing >an affected you?
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random survey on
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— SPOKE, Jan. 24, 2000
First vehicle theft of Osment
3y Sherri The it
vehicle theft on
trucks and sport
services, said the
vehicle theft of the year
Conestoga College occurred the
Hunter said there doesn’t seem be a pattern of specific days
students returned to school
the Christmas break.
with either vehicle thefts or break-
pickup truck belonging to a
Conestoga student was stolen from 12 between noon and
^king Lot 5
p.m. on Monday,
from the Brantford area was
They can occur on any day of
the week. However, that
in the lot.
was stolen from
os out of the vehicle. There are
more instances of vehicle break-in than vehicle theft on campus and
security patrols the lots
rity staff, said
he thinks the stu-
dents from the walk-safe program
and about and
they are suspicious at
one’s activities, trust your instincts, let
“They have probably prevented a
increase the risk of a break-in. “If students are out
to 10:45 p.m.
John Tribe, of the college’s secu-
are doing a
A1 Hunter, supervisor of security
lular phones, in a vehicle.
between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
from 6:45 p.m.
eturned to the
suggested taking precautions like
ing removable faceplates for stere-
1999 there were seven vehistolen from various lots on
difficult to pro-
added most of the thefts occur
say 10 and 12.” Hunter said.
during the day and students from
tect against vehicle theft, but
Hunter also recommended tak-
“With preventative patrols
you don’t know whether you’re accomplishing anything or not except by what doesn’t happen.”
The pickup that he campus was found Jan. 1 1 outide Brantford. The vehicle had In
of things happening,” Tribe
not leaving valuables, such as cel-
be targeted. to pick
there are lots
“The best protection and look out for each
Hunter is to
John Tribe lots to
security, patrols the parking
help prevent thefts. (Photo by Sherri Osment)
buys $5,000 Power Point projector a
experience and a good
Nominees must declare
members announced the of a Power Point projec-
by Jan. 27 and
Elections will be held Feb. 10.
neeting of the association Jan. 13.
The business awards banquet, or which will be held on April 13, was also discussed at the
or to the class representatives in
'onestoga College donated the
puter liaison, said a
slide presentation will be used to
to use the pro-
show award nominees, which
which consists of a moni-
Plans for the year’s
Grant McGregor, college princial
keyboard and hard drive.
were discussed. The bash, which
and dean of academic research
Day and swing
nd educational services, organ-
has a Valentine’s
ted the donation.
dance theme, will be held on Feb.
Only business students can use Power Point projector, which is
Students have to sign out the pro-
with their student card from
Teresa Bricker, ons co-ordinator,
1D14D. promosaid the Power
oint projector will
be useful for
In other business,
executive members are shown with Grant McGregor (right), college principal and dean of academic research and educational services and the new Power Point machine. McGregor helped organize the computer donation The CBSA bought the Power Point projector. CBSA members are, left to right: Katie Henhoeffer (vice-president), Andreas Kyriacou (computer liaison), Teresa Bricker (promotions co-ordinator), Trevor Topping (treasurer), Christa Bilton (communications co-ordinator) and Lisa Cashmore (president). (Photo by Tannis Fenton)
opening of nominations for the
plans for the Chocolate Blitz, a
as a digital video pro-
said the entire
executive will be replaced because
munications co-ordinator, promo-
and said being
interested in purchas-
ing the bars can
or $5 for three at the
the San g" UARY
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Cashmore encouraged everyone to run for a position
fund-raising event to sell
remaining chocolate bars left over from a fund-raiser, that took place from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20. The chocolate bars were original-
Bylaw a daunting task Some
The new no-smoking bylaw
was from a commu-
country and the bylaw was
ways: turning a blind eye to the
smokers or putting them outside.
in Kitchener, said
Restaurants visited by Spoke
he believes that
used to the bylaw, but eventually
eliminated their smoking section,
to hurt the
business in the restaurants.
be no big
on Jan. 14 and was one of many people smoking in the bar.
“So many people This
walks by he might
most of the bouncers
no-smoking law has done nothing but improve the atmosphere of
places,” he said.
pretend they don’t see smokers.
restaurants to eliminate
ask for smoking tables and hard to get out of the habit of
Grocer’s employee, was
being able to smoke in public
are not responsible
sections because they deal with
and don’t get fined so all they can do is tell people they aren’t
more clean environment. Nobody is blowing smoke on you and I don’t go home stinking like smoke every night,”
food and families, but bars will
have a real hard time enforcing
“At the Walper Pub they have
smoke and when he was asked put
go outside he
offering a package
outlining policies and procedures
ed for the
of butts in that bowl,”
heard that 19)
“With the number of people go out to bars, it is impossi-
crack down,” Taylor said.
“People in bars will eventually get a surprise ticket for
they get a
sounds unlikely, but in a few
months maybe,” Whitman
Robert Craine goes outside of Kelsey’s Restaurant at Fairview Mall in Kitchener to smoke a cigarette. The new smoking bylaw eliminated smoking sections in eating establishments. (Photo by Mike Radatus)
executive will be held Feb.
applications for nominees
Elections for positions
monitored in the
Guelph’s Largest international
By Mike Radatus
they had bowls with
around the candle.
going into places and starting to
candles in the middle and sand
but a few people think the bylaw a violation of their rights.
Taylor said one
think the bylaw will be
more of a night scene so it’s When I was there (after
The majority of customers are good about not smoking inside, is
sure people don’t
Kelsey’s in Kitchener, said the
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dent affairs and vice-president of
education were available at the
DSA office beginning Jan. The deadline Jan. 28.
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for nominations is
Any nominations after that
date will not be eligible.
candidates’ meeting will be
held Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. in the meeting
in the Sanctuary.
In order to
become a candidate
for president, a student at least
one year’s experience as a
DSA director or officer. To
qualify for the other positions
on the executive, a student must submit an official transcript showing his/her current academic standing and a 65 per cent average or better in previous semesters.
Posting of campaign materials
and campaigning will begin Jan.
2:30 p.m. and finish Feb.
All campaigning must be done in a
DSA, Conestoga College or any other reputation or property.
28, 29, 30
reference to race, creed, colour or
sexual orientation will not be tolerated on any
Slanderous material or remarks will result in disqualification.
All students are eligible to vote for the
“It hasn’t hit still
a bartender at
will take time for people to get
have obeyed the bylaw and have
After he went out for a
smoke he was better,” she said. Ryan Whitman, a host at Casey’s
being enforced a couple different
eatery owners turn blind eye
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Jan. 24, 2000
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Letters to the Editor Spoke welcomes topical letters that include the writer’s name, address and phone number for verification.
They can be brought
By Mike Radatus The
Louie’s Jan. 14.
For $2 students could take a bus
e-mail letters will be accepted
liked the idea of having a dance
return to resi-
end of the
priority at the club that night
guaranteed entrance because the club cannot exceed
presented their student
cards, they didn’t have to wait in
party at Louie’s. “I like
the event, said he hadn’t expected
crowd than normal, but more
fun as she did.
Romagnoli, a construc-
said the energy should be
tion engineering technology stu-
dent, said he
about Conestoga there will be 100
more energy,” he
Claire Jacques, an early child-
student, said she
would’ve held the
a different bar.
people screaming so there will be
would have had more
The Conestoga College students’ VIP status didn’t last all night. The majority of students came on were the attended
problem tonight,” she said. However, not all students had
the bus, so they
waiting in line, but that wasn’t
Pat Powers, a manager of the
Conestoga College students had if
allowed by law.
Change Louie’s and
Students the millennium at
All letters must be signed.
party gets ‘Loose’
into a night club, and
the people that
they’re too cool for coco-puffs,”
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Alumni: building positive relations By Nicole Furlong
world. She cited examples of stu-
With over 30,000 alumni who alumni
great lengths to track alumni
said alumni servic-
accessible to students and
and be of assistance to students
and grads’ needs whenever possi-
She would also work
the range of
ation and an alumni services offi-
most important serv-
with graduates and students,
Himmelman added with
much out to
lives, as well as
to build awareness.” all
specifically in the school of busi-
ness and health science programs.
had 322 grads available
number 251 found jobs
recognizable selling items such as frames for diplomas and roses.
The alumnist of
host of Canada
biannual magazine called
Connections, which profiles grads
and faculty and promotes aware-
ness of the services available to
Conestoga alumni. the
mailed out to
grads to stay abreast of success
These are impressive numbers by any means, said Himmelman
Claiming a prize
recognize successful graduates graduates. IEJ
COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: Are financial pressures creating
concentrate on studying because you’re not
sure if you can pay the rent or buy groceries this
you can do
help ease your financial worries. If
your financial situation has changed, check with the
Financial Aid office to see entitlement reassessed.
you can have your
also have information on
The Conestoga College bursary is available students. There may be some other bursaries and
grams. Scholarships and awards available for students in
each program are listed
Guide you received
beginning of the school year.
Another way to relieve the pressure is through parttime employment. Opportunities for employment may be available
college through the work/study pro-
gram, including working as a peer
and churches also provide supports.
more immediate needs, Student Services can provide a limited number of grocery If
vouchers and provide access
sored food bank. If
I 1 1 1 k 1 i k i 1 1 N l 1 m 1 1 1 m
like to discuss
any of these options or
other ideas, please ask to speak with a counsellor in
A Message from
Student Services (Room 2B02)
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Friday February 4, 2000 1 1 :00am to 3:30pm
fr In the
former classmates and keep a connection with the col-
inations in February,
department had 289 graduates available for work, and 237 found
also presented at convocation.
The award, which said
after receiving their diploma.
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quite high at Conestoga,
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Conestoga graduate, as well as
semester of school.
alumni services makes themselves
For example, Val Cole of the
required to pay a one-time fee of
and providing insurance coverage and resume
gra grads ds
uated from the college.
The graduation rate for students finding work within their area of
even aware of the services
keeping track of what former
Day, which stands for sealed with
able to them, although they are
Conestoga students go on
organization does as
ices such as grad tracking,
The association holds
Conestoga’s coop and enter
$24.75 for alumni services
them and make
department provides several serv-
there are a
they are getting ready
as possible to get
said to date a grad
from Conestoga has not received
For 1998, the school of business
the provincial level.
way of sponsorships and
the real world.
nominees for the Premiers Award, which serves the same purpose at
given back to the college in the
she wants students to feel comfortable with the staff of the
students to learn
btcause after gradua-
become alumni. She
Himmelman added it’s a way who to go to
dents and parents ices
Then they become
alumni kisses, where the depart-
like to get out there
graduates of the college,” she said.
school students,” she said. “We’d
“Initiation really starts with high
as being a positive
well as acting as a liaison. “I see
the alumni asso-
does to include making
Each year a nomination commitby alumni services and a recipient is chosen from each program. They receive an award and recognition from the tee is created
ing president of the alumni associ-
cer, said the
The volunteer organization goes
the diverse possibilities Conestoga
has their work cut out for them.
and Third World countries
have graduated from Conestoga College,
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By Donna Ryves Life
Roger’s video rentals Thomas Crown
Makes you go
Anderson’s film Magnolia.
Robards, John C. Jeremy Blackman.
Mickey Blue Eyes
call toll free:
The three-hour movie can best be vignettes, 7.
plots tied into
Deep Blue Sea
the plot’s turmoil.
fronts his father.
a dying father, a strungout gold digger, a cop looking for love and a whiz kid on a game
They all encounter experiences that seem highly improbable. For instance, Frank T.J. Mackey, played by Cruise, is a pumped
on how to seduce women. He seems like the type who believes women are mere objects,
are the superior sex.
Wrong, he respects women and hates men, especially his father. In the end Mackey has an emo-
hance your resume/portfolio.
infomercial host Chill Factor
opportunity to gain valuable work experience to en-
Mood-setting music is consistently used to reveal the depths of
An Linda Partridge (Moore) kisses her dying husband (Robards).
Characters include an infomer-
be through with the past but the past ain’t through with
characters attempt to correct
face their past.
their future but first they
but there are several
when he con-
boy (Blackman), who wants noth-
Robards plays Mackey’s dying father, who walked out on his wife and child. This forms the basis of Mackey’s resentment. Robards is married to Linda Partridge (Moore), a beautiful, younger woman, who at first is interested in her husband’s money.
also a dramatic
dependent on prescription drugs.
to please his father
Blackman is forced when he is continue the game show
to disappoint his father
after urinating all over himself. It’s
characters connect and intensely unfold.
you to and at the
examine your own
nicely put together with
In the end she finds love for her
clever graphics, photography and
Officer Jim Kurring (Reilly)
love while on the a young woman addicted to cocaine and ends up
melodic sounds. But the best has been saved for last: an unforgettable ending featuring a bizarre natural disaster, that
caring for her.
makes you go
newspaper is looking for a fulltime, one year contract, salaried employee for the school year commencing March 1/ 2000 to March 31, 2001. As Editor-In-Chief you would be responsible for organizing volunteer staff, overseeing ail production/layout for all sections of the paper and be familiar with IBM compatible computers/desktop publishing. If you enjoy a challenging, fastpaced environment, please submit letter of application,
resume and samples
of writing to Katrina DiGravio, Staff
Relations Co-ordinator, Human Resources. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1 by February 1 2000. ,
reveals naked emotions By Laura Czekaj Damhnait Doyle is on a path of self-discovery and she’s determined to bring everyone along.
The 24-year-old singer/songwriter
naked emotions in her soon-to-be-released
Hyperdramatic. The CD is a mixture of urban-inspired grooves and romantic overtones, which incorporate a variety of instruments, all of which add to her soulful lyrics. to the
music business. Her
previously released album,
Shadows Wake Me,
earned her a Juno nomination and five East Coast Music Award nominations. Besides her unforgettable name, (pronounced Dav-Ven-net), her songs are one of a kind. Her title song Hyperdramatic, as well as the other songs on her album, are derived from her past experiences and demonstrate a private view into
her innermost thoughts. “It’s really honest,” said Doyle of her album. “I shudder to think that people are going to be able to buy this record in the store, because it’s like
my private journal.
I felt like I
was writing these
songs for me, and only me.” Most of the songs are based on love, ranging from gooey, in the song Sleep Past You, to the lustful Tattooed. Doyle explains her obsession with love by saying, “Love is the basis for everything. These songs are not all love-lust relationships, some are just love in terms of soulmates, friendships.”
The name of the album, Hyperdramatic, was inspired by a comment made by Doyle’s brother,
referred to her as “hyperdra-
Doyle describes herself
peaceful and yes, dramatic. Trying to pinpoint her particular musical style is next to impossible. She said her music is a cross between Ben Harper and the band
Garbage, yet unlike either of them. She mined not to adhere to stereotypes.
“I have no idea how to describe my music, which I think is a good thing because I don’t
pigeonhole myself. God knows people are going to do that for me,” she said. People who listen to her new album will be
moved by such songs as Maybe A Son and Learn To Crawl, and will hum along to (Because Love Myself, an anthem of independence feawant to be the one by which you count your worth. I’ve been owned since the day of my birth. And I say to you, I can love you more, because I love
turing such lyrics as, “I don’t
Hyperdramatic are also available for those who enjoy a more techno beat. Hyperdramatic, which is Doyle’s first record release with EMI Music Canada, is a personal achievement for Doyle. Compared to Shadows is a showcase of
Wake Me, Hyperdramatic
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Doyle’s vocal talents and a testimonial to her growth as a singer/song writer. Her songs contain lyrics that are extremely revealing of her personal experiences and at the same time sound
oddly familiar to the casual listener. In her song, Sleep Past You, she claims, “I don’t know what I want,” but this CD proves her wrong. Damhnait Doyle knows exactly what she wants, and she’s well on her way to getting it. Damhnait Doyle’s CD Hyperdramatic will be released in
music stores in March.
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WATEEMLOO (Between Harvey's
— SPOKE, Jan. 24, 2000
Condors equal Exsonics By Ray Bowe The
aware that time was dwindling. They unloaded with an all-out
escaped with a 3-3
offered at the Kenneth E. Hunter
The Condors, considered
team among the other recre-
strong in the
Exsonics goalkeeper with less than two minutes remaining in
will have a rest Thursday because they are
not scheduled to play, but Jan. the
Alianza for an 8 p.m. game
The Condors this
loose ball and over-powering the
game to salvage Under the rules,
With the tie, the Condors improved their record to 4-3-1
meet at the
The extremely vocal Exsonics knotted the score at 1-1
We DARE you to take the PLUNGE
they began getting into penalty trouble.
The Exsonics quickly men down,
found themselves two largely
verbal tirades directed at the referee,
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he called were one-sided in favour of the Condors.
play, striker Ilias
Tsatsas netted a
came out strong
he second half determined not to )e outworked. player
from a fallen Exsonics player played on Jan. 13. The
rebound, making no mistake by depositing the ball into the upperleft
(Photo by Ray Bowe)
clear the rebound.
The goal gave
was out of
position after saving the initial
the Exsonics a 3-
2 lead with less than four minutes
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Thursday, January 27
Condors’ net and swallowed up a
The defensive-minded Exsolics, having the least number of
Idzik steals the ball
a men’s varsity indoor soccer game ended in a 3-3 tie. in
Condors a 2-1 lead going into the second
Sherifali played a strong
Register at the
between the posts, making key saves in the late stages of the contest.
shot and the Condors could not
The Condors were
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crashed the net, picking up the
overtime period to determine
decisive winner, but Lakoseljac’s
late-game heroics ensured a
positioned himself in front of the Exsonics’ goal.
indoor soccer, the highest level of
The Condors’ Zlatko Lakoseljac
men’s premier division
second-place Exsonics on Jan. 13,