College $2.6 million richer Funding
Conestoga College got a $2.6 arm from the
Doon, Guelph and Waterloo cam-
puses. Additions to existing net-
addition of eight
which will help finance ongoing development of computer and net-
work infrastructure at the college. The new funding was announced by A1 Palladini, minister of Economic Development and
Trade, on April 20.
project will build
labs at the
from local companies such as Research in Motion, Mortice Kern Systems, leading members of Communitech and
infrastructure will continue.
Phase 2 will begin
infrastructure by the provincial government, has $100 million in its coffers. The college had requested $2.6 million in a proposal
global IT corporations including
Another provincial government fund the college is attempting to
servers to provide local business-
IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Corel
es and industries with access to
training for their particular plat-
The phased introduction of new IT programming will continue
mitted a proposal to the fund on
A major feature will be access to
September 1999 at the Waterloo campus with the establishment of five networked Internet labs. Phase 2 includes upgrading of seven computer labs, plus the
money for cancer
computer and network
million shot in the
BRT students raise
— No. 16
over $1 million worth of software, with a focus on e-commerce.
value of the compre-
College president John Tibbits said
during a February college
council meeting the college
hensive project in IT program-
$16.7 million, according
20 press release from
to an April
The fund, which was established
within the next 18 months.
Money from the rural fund will go toward seven new programs only stipulation
The college sub-
the top information
the Rural Youth Job
fund programs be available to
in regard to the rural
students in rural areas.
Conestoga set By Donna Ryves
Doon campus and
dure will be used for
people with a gun. situation is
harmed by another person using a firearm or other weapon.
Additional information address-
Cherished BRT teacher gets ready to retire.
ing the possession of weapons on
be added to the
college’s procedure handbook.
lockdown procedure has been
a similar proce-
Conestoga College now has a lockdown procedure in place. It is an emergency response for students and staff to follow in the event of a crisis situation such as someone entering the school and threatening
campuses. Allan Hunter, supervisor of secu-
wait for instruction.
away from windows and doors when they have been made secure, stay
needed sense of safety and enhance existing safety, that’s what we’re here for,”
Students and staff should remain
Additions to weapon regulations
low and against a masonry
include restrictions on imitation
weapons, ammunition, knives and
rity services at the college, consult-
wall and keep drapes closed and
ed with the Waterloo regional
police in creating the procedure to
instructed not to permit access to
cals including explosives
be implemented in the
anyone unless they are clearly iden-
an extremely safe place to be and there’s a very remote chance that anything would hap-
pen here, but anything is possible,” Hunter said. In a lockdown situation, if students and staff are in a secure environment, they would lock themselves in the classroom and
prohibition on dangerous chemi-
Definitions and descriptions of
‘This will not prevent an insane
person from coming on campus, but
action a lot quicker,” Hunter said.
The Waterloo be contacted
regional police will
“I’m not trying to say there’s a but if we can give people a
imitations and prohibited devices are in accordance with the Criminal
Code of Canada. The only exceptions
are for peace
and licensed guards carrying weapons for the purpose of their duties of employment. officers
CSI logo revealed By Mike Radatus
of the person
blue and the arms
new new name of
The “I” in the logo represents the body and head of a person, the “C” represents the right arm and the “S”
has released the
logo to represent the
represents the left arm.
Jenn Hussey, vice-president of operations, said the
ideas and designs, but
Slipknot gives beer kegs
and the remainder of the
DSA’s main goal. The logo was designed to show the organization’s
toward unity among students, cam-
has a body reaching out that
symbolizes reaching out to students
Is the to
letters are blue.
DSA president Ellen
discussed a need to
The colours of the new design to show a connection
for us to think of
a new, fresh idea, instead of just a variation of the old design,” said
Menage. Until the design
with the colours of the college.
The CSI is written on the logo in way that you can see a person reaching out their arms. The body
for the creation of the design.
planning for the logo the
come up with something new.
puses, faculty and the college. “It
written over the right
decided on the logo that best
arm and Students Incorporated is around the left arm. The first letter of each word is red
being charged by the hour
The logo is estimated between $300 and $400.
splashes through the
(Photo by Sherri Osment)
— SPOKE, May
confused by university admissions Universities tend to have differing opinions as to
weight a college credit deserves. College students
who wish to
pursue further education are faced
with an unnecessary obstacle in the form of university admissions. For example, in a recent interview Greg Bums, co-ordinator of the recreation and leisure services
had students from his program who left Conestoga with a 90 per cent average turned down by the University of Waterloo. These same students, according to Bums, then applied to Brock said he has
Catharines and were promptly accepted.
such different responses from two
said Peter Burroughs, director of admis-
UW. He added that each university may offer the same pro-
but each course differs from other schools because of
the professor teaching the course
but college students are
and the content being taught.
to display a university’s individual-
the lurch, not
college courses will stand up to university scrutiny.
can’t evaluate programs the
Burroughs. “You sion
same because admis-
specified differently for each program.”
the grade, resulting in
transfer of college credits towards university credits, but how much credit a college course will receive
Sensational media coverage leads to copycat crime
sity to university.
admissions policy that graduates of a three-
states in its
year diploma program with a cumulative average of 70 per cent, or an average of 70 per cent in the last two semesters of a three-year diploma program, will be considered for admission and may receive credit for at the
some cases where programs
to five credits. In
college and Brock are compatible, up to seven credits
extensive coverage given to
Brock bases its transfer credits on
the compatibility of the college
college and the grades achieved in college courses.
copycat crime happened on April
UW only states general admissions requirements and postpones its
judgment of college courses
until the student has applied to a
to admissions because
any university and the marks they achieved
worth equal weight
in college should
prospective students, students
who have proven
college that they are capable and hardworking.
attempt to entice rather than frighten If college students
have the experience, money and drive
sue further education, universities are foolish to turn them away. offered at
colleges are just as rigorous
who are applying to university who have completed col-
These attacks may not have
they both the
on the anniversary of
mass shooting where two
coverage of violent incidents.
on April 20, 1999.
characteristics of kids
these crimes as a
of what they’ve seen or
reference to the Columbine shoot-
read,” said Julian Roberts, a crimi-
ing on the anniversary, even though
happened a year ago.
as well have
been sent out to the downcast and “consider
April 20 as a possible date for vio-
important to cover these
media should be
incidents, but the
careful not to sensationalize.
increased “dramatically” since the
of time and energy to
Columbine deaths, and many of the threats refer to the
of information and media studies
“Obviously the idea was picked
up from somewhere.” Sensational
doing more harm than good.
is mainly funded from September to May by a payment from Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI), formally called the Doon Student Association, in exchange for the insertion of
advertising in the paper. this
The views and opinions expressed
newspaper do not necessarily
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Keeping Conestoga College connected
would be a tragedy not these stories
Spencer, a professor in the faculty
“For certain rare cases
documented by research viduals
“I think the
later in Taber, Alta., a
from highly publicized
vigorous coverage of violence.
dent and elitist attitude in this
time universities changed their
and a teacher and then took
high school student killed one stu-
in Littleton, Colo., shot 12 students
any wonder that teenagers
and links have been made to media
Provincial Police, in a Kitchener
Copycat crimes have been studied
lege courses should have the option of transferring college credits credits.
Jim Van Allen of the
dents from Columbine high school
as university courses.
with their problems?
of a similar event,” said Det. Sgt.
Colorado a year ago.
Universities should re-evaluate their admissions procedures in an
of school violence or
need to cover every hour nonstop
choose violent methods to deal
high school, where a
ration of information.
Copycat crimes are crimes
each and every university.
In the process of retaining their individuality, universities are
an Orleans high
That same day, a Regina boy was
throughout their college careers should be viewed as a bonus for
or sensationalized media coverage
school near Ottawa.
charged with threatening to
However, college students who maintain exemplary grades
were stabbed with a
where four students and a lab
Burroughs said universities maintain separate each other
a copycat effect in
they just give saturation upon satu-
courses with Brock’s courses, the course content studied while at
been teased and bullied by peers
the University of Western Ontario.
be that they are lonely and have
and should be clearly written or typed; a WordPerfect file would be helpful. Submissions must not con-
any libellous statements and
illustration (such as a photograph).
be accompanied by an
Founding fathers honoured with memorial trees By Ray Bowe
Special trees will be planted in
of two of the college’s
in the ’60s
cameras for the Apollo
founding fathers, Kenneth E. Hunter
13 mission and the SR-71 Blackbird
and Dr. James W. Church.
Church, the founding president of
Hunter became president of the
responsible for locating the
After leaving the college in 1974,
May 7 in the
The Church family chose a black
walnut, while the family of Kenneth
Hunter has chosen an oak
was president at Conestoga. Church was involved in wood-
families will also dedicate a fitting
building Lancaster bombers.
college president, the
complex, died Nov.
up on the
age of 77.
11, last year, at the
accompany each tree. to Helena Webb, assis-
working, designing radars and in
Waterloo where he taught before he
be planted prior to the event to
the left of the
on to Memorial Newfoundland and
later returned to the University
Speeches will be read
1987 and moved to
four children and two grandchildren.
building the complex and also building up the academic stature of the
Santa Cruz, Calif.
THANK-YOU PEERS FOR A JOB WELL
president, enrolment increased sig-
than a few portable classrooms scat-
During his tenure as college
was nothing more
college in 1974 and stayed for 13
When Church was appointed pres-
with the college until 1974.
ident, the college
Jan. 8 at the age of 83.
TUTORS AND HOSTS HELPED MANY STUDENTS THIS SEMESTER FROM ALL PROGRAM AREAS
a geophysicist and aero-
PEER TUTORS AND PEER HOSTS DESERVE A THANK-YOU! !!
space engineer. Hunter worked for a
be planted higher
because the two trees
are expected to reach great heights.
Learning opportunity project at halfway point By
to help students with learning
The four-year learning opportuConestoga at project College reaches its halfway maik summer. The project was
peer support groups and learning
to help students with specific
learning disabilities tion
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problem solving, note-taking and study skills. There is also a computer lab with software that helps stu-
dents with learning disabilities.
at least potentially
Bachelor of Commerce with an optional e-Commerce major
Bachelor of Administration
with a concentration Organization,
must meet the require-
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any other student does,”
programs will be reviewed to determine which aspects can be combined to
with an ideal
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University Certificate in Accounting
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— SPOKE, May
hangs up the mike
Fisher By Ray Bowe One of
program’s most well-
ready to step into retirement in May.
who’s been working
in the broadcast industry for
a huge impact
and the program. “Students love Dan and he loves them,” said Mike Thumell, program
prior to Fisher’s
hired a year
bom in Pictou, N.S.,
a small coastal
Strait just outside
village of under
England, had taken a job with the Fisher started his career in broad-
when he was
CHOV radio in Pembroke, north
Doak. “He’s more
where he became Dan
He would remain
took a job
on-air it fit
with the large
ing people with local roots.
community. Fisher sounded more
Trudeau, John Diefenbaker and Joe
missions over the Web.
being able to hear broadcasts from
quick to point out that
changing one’s name
not a part of
the broadcast business anymore.
was primarily done
to ease speaking
easier to say
own right and had
acter, said Fisher.
love the students and
is retiring this
He has been
Fisher also sees the Internet play-
foresees music being bought right
over the station in 15 to 20 years, radio printouts and extensive prod-
of the time.
“Respect. He’s fun to be with and
present glee that breaks the tension a lot
ing a big part in radio’s future.
people around the broad-
helm of the controls in the broadcast the business of broadcasting for 40 years. (Photo by Ray Bowe)
“In communications, we’re on the
casting program’s third-floor head-
television faculty, at the
edge of a gigantic leap forward with wireless devices being improved.”
into the industry.”
no noticeable time
Fisher loves keeping up to date on the
has been good to me,” he
ing in to the station about Christmas
the advances in
One Christmas Day
“I just love radio
want, and in
which he was speaking to, even during commercial breaks. Herron would not come out of char-
tened as Australians were
Fisher was interviewing -
in software I
a station in Melbourne,
of Kentucky Fried Chicken; Sir Hillary,
points,” said Fisher.
with Col. Harland Sanders, founder
has also shared the microphone
matters, he says. “It
picking up short-wave radio trans-
he said. Another of Fisher’s hobbies
Don Herron whose
almost every conceivable thing out
climb Mt. Everest; and comedian
one of the most
ager and admits he was fond of hir-
important tools in a newsroom, he
years as the station’s program
in the area for
years. Fisher hosted a
also likes finding obscure sites
that are beneficial in cultivating sto-
” joked Fisher.
reports for both broadcast and print
and did court
Kitchener in 1961 and changed his
In 1945, at the age of 10, the Fish
signing off’, rather than ‘This
40 show that was primarily a buy-and-sell show pitched at house-
show. In Pembroke, Fisher covered
ond-year broadcast student Jayson like a grandfa-
two years where he served station’s
casting in 1956 sec-
before taking over the mid-morning
equal to those
who’ve been here 20 years.” “He’s more than faculty,” said
part-time job into a full-time posi-
mental in turning what began as a
he puts fun into everything,” said
plans to visit a few places he’s never
“Dan’s a unique person,” said Doak. “He’s very outgoing and
thing Fisher has kept up with
over the years technology.
time to spend some quality
“Dan’s always there and he never has anything bad to say,” said Janice
However, today, with the growth
of the Internet, he loves searching for information, such as
virtually a cal-
culator in today’s world.
says he’d also like to
time enjoying everything else,” said
the market in the early ‘80s,
he bought a TRS-80,
the advances in
“He’s an all-round good it’s
really sad to see
The new person
for compiling family
will never really
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BRT students Two
to do,” said
radio and televi-
sion students raised over $1,000 for
Cancer Society by
camping out in the Sanctuary and the Wave Radio broadcast booth from 8:30 a.m. April 17 until 12:30 p.m. April 20.
Jayson Doak and Chris Lantz, both
raise over $1 ,000
they did get tired, one slept
while the other remained on the
“When Thursday comes we’ll be Doak Monday morn-
in the Sanctuary
easier place to
to the secluded area
from NCR, a company
tems and automated
For the record, Lantz twice before
Doak was awake from 7 a.m. Monday morning until Thursday
on the where the Wave Radio
engineers and develops imaging sys-
afternoon, close to 80 hours. Lantz left
Tuesday morning for some
shuteye around 10 a.m.
pair raised $1,034 during the
week, partly due to a generous con-
dents asking for donations,” said
noted that April
a telethon but wasn’t sure which
Cancer Awareness Month, the two
cause they should support.
a fund-raiser of
Thumell, co-ordinator of the
“We wanted to do
to the stu-
be nice, too,” the idea to do
Doak came up with
before the end of the week, but
while accepting donations.
we didn’t know what
camping out in the Sanctuary Monday morning before moving up to the somewhat more comfortable confines of the Wave Radio booth on the third floor. The two finished up the telethon Thursday by returning to
students, tried to
go the whole time without
students forgo sleep to help out Canadian Cancer Society
By Ray Bowe Two
and Chris Lantz
the Sanctuary at the start of
their three-day fund-raiser.
decided to support the
in the military.
participated in basic infantry
two years and during one went for one week with virtually no sleep, which drills for
exercise, he said he
During the week, the two
Canadian Cancer Society.
attributed this to training he
had received while
led to hallucinations at one point.
Student skater takes By
much of her Kweens
time skating with the K.W.
Conestoga College find they
gle with classes and part-time jobs,
some have even more on minds. Jennifer Kerr
her third year studies
synchronized skating team, which is
a part of Team Canada.
Kerr also recently skated in the
Canadian Championships, which
sure on herself.
However, now is
that the skating
over she does have a few
“Some days we’d be driving to practice and we’re like, ‘Can we get in a car accident?’ and just not go. But, once you get there it’s fine,
has been skating since she was
from Wingham, where she was bom and raised. Because she is so busy she feels disconnected from family
used to the busy
However, Kerr does admit that sometimes her life does get a bit
only time Kerr can talk to her friends
she knows she has to keep the pres-
in fifth at this competition.
that her grades are better
months to relax a
during the skating season because
bother her too
and friends who
in Kitchener at the begin-
Conestoga College, has a parttime job at Clarica and still manages to find time to skate 30 hours
ning of March this year. The Kweens
She went to France to compete for the French Cup at the beginning of February, where her team came Kerr said that the
just getting your butt there.”
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Clarification 24 edition of Spoke about Conestoga College looking at shortening semesters from 16 weeks to 15 Weeks in length it should have been noted that several other models are also being conIn a story in the April
sidered. Consultation sessions with various groups including students
Slipknot tling effect
of the bass was enough make you deaf. The moshpit was littered with bodies bumping into each other
they were slaves to the burden of
and several people had to be taken
out for medical attention.
By Mike Radatus
and faculty are currently being held to gather input. Slipknot,
showed the crowd at Warehouse in Toronto, April 1 band,
the performer has authority.
Slipknot, a heavy metel
wears crazy-looking clown masks
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to last long
the stops in songs
performances by the members. Several times the band stopped to preach, often telling the
stage for the
Slipknot played a small set that
was written on was obvious that
- tt” it
music was loud, probably as loud as it could have been, and Slipknot played as hard as they
could for the audience.
their ability to control the
and sing along with the verses.
or mail your
“People = S the wall and
few hundred people crammed
down. After 10
audience to put their
flower subscriptions, please phone:
of telling the
Later in the
that hide their true identity
to see the nine-
piece band run rabid on stage,
breaking equipment, hitting each other and setting an empty beer keg
on tour for their
on Roadrunner records.
Slipknot headlined the show and
only band on
including Kitty and Dope,
any original sound or real melody.
you’re too old,” could be tested by Slipknot.
The sound and body-rat-
A member was
of Slipknot plays
drums on an empty keg
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