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Conestoga students are obligated to participate in student

COBIMe^’mRY 4

to heighten

Lounge looks

on-campus

Sanctuary gets

awareness.

NEWS

No

were board members

there

election,

is

a

new

student

Conestoga College. In the last academic year, a lot of within place took changes Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI)

government

at

including the introduction of the

term “free pleasure” on campus, a vice-president wearing a dress for a

communications,

member

tive

is

“I strongly believe that after this

amazing year there

will be elecsimply because students are going to like what they see and are going to want to get involved.”

the only execu-

tions,

experience. first

1

does not rule out student support.

last year.

with no previous CSI

This was the

— No.

34th Year

does not bother CSI

election having the yearly

time

3

Jeff Stemmier, vice-president of

not

facelift in

Conestoga College, Kitchener

By JODY ANDRUSZKIEWICZ Despite

lovely

for returning students.

2002

26,

life.

Conestoga

to

Monday, August

campus

Paying to play on

Being graphic about violence Campaign comes

time in more

Having many or

than five years that there hasn’t

all

acclaimed

thing altogether different.

executive gets acclaimed.

within

It’s

unions

a rarity

Mielke

Both

Last year, two executives, Jamie

is

student

Canada.

positions

not an unusual thing

been an election. Acclamations are not new to the CSI, but an entire executive being acclaimed is some-

across

when an

entire

Stemmier

and

week, two executives jumping into freezing water wearing nothing but T-shirts and bright pink thongs, and

Taylor, vice-president of cornmuni-

agreed that the lack of an election

the lack of an election.

vice-president of academics,

and Jody Andruszkiewicz, were

was a concern, however. Stemmier put a personal twist on the situa-

acclaimed

tion.

But

that didn’t stop the

CSI from

having four students “elected” to their respectful positions. “I was very excited to be able to have a second term,” said Jon

Olinski,

who

returning as presi-

is

cations,

to

their

positions.

bit relieved there

wasn’t

one,” he said, joking about his con-

times had more of a circus-like

cern about being elected.

atmosphere than an election. at

It

also,

times, resembled the disastrous

elections held in the United States in

dent of CSI.

“Last year there was a

of

lot

2000 But .

anyone’s

and involvement from our board of directors and I was sur-

enthusiasm. “The fact that there

was not

wasn’t an election could be seen as

running for the

Two of the executives, Justin Falconer, vice-president of academics, and Jay Mielke, vice-

wakeup call,” said Falconer. means there is a lot of work ahead of us, but at the same time it means that people who wanted to do the job are going to be doing

president of student activities.

the job.”

interest

prised at the fact that there

more

“I’m a

However, there was a heated race for the president’s position that some-

interest

in

executive positions.”

that didn’t curtail

a

This (Photo provided by CSI)

new year

Jon Olinski (from Stemmier, Justin Falconer and Jay Mielke.

Ready

for the

are:

left),

a special

orientation issue

Jeff

of Spoke. Regular production

“It

Falconer said that he would have rather had an election than be acclaimed because it means the stu-

is

resume on Septemter AS.

will

dents are behind that person’s ideas and opinions. However, he said that although there wasn’t an election, it

-

Solar car team raring to go Alumni association spreading the wealth

Bv NICOLE CHILDS The

team

solar car

ning and

is

is

up and run-

Conestoga

at

currently trying to sal-

vage materials to get their solar car ready for the 2003 American Solar

By KATHLEEN DESCHAMPS

Challenge.

Members of the team took a look past when they pulled out old

Conestoga College handed out more than $12,000 to end the 2001/2002 school year. The association has been

and remaining parts of vehicles from previous teams to determine what can be used and

solar cars

what should be scrapped. One car had a three-wheel frame, which can be unstable, whereas the other car had a more suitable fourwheel frame. The team found old solar

fundraising over the past several

years and has put the proceeds into a special projects fund in

cells

from previous years among the remnants, but still need to locate a box of unused solar cells. The cells they did find were smashed and

(Photo' by Nicole Childs)

Adrian Townsend, a first-year robotics automation student, pretends he is driving while sitting in an earlier version of a solar car.

use them, since newer, more effective cells are on the market.

from the

The team now has almost 40 members but they are still looking for more. They need students from

electrical,

mechanical, business

and marketing programs.

order to financially aid groups and individuals. Four of the proposals sent to the association for consideration were approved for funding.

“Our biggest fundraiser nitely convocation," said

unusable.

They need students

of

Association

Alumni

The

at the

the car be part of the program’s

Himmelman, alumni

curriculum.

cer.

While the car team

stages, the

is still in is

get everything in order.

much

to

They plan

of the materials as

the electrical, mechanical, business

to reuse as

and marketing programs. They have not yet decided who will drive

possible including a

minum, some

the early

working hard

lot

of raw alu-

solar car cells and a

“We

is

defi-

Monica

services offi-

frames, roses, and

sell

even cameras." The alumni association also has agreements with affinity tw'o

Johnson

Inc.,

provider, and

MBNA

Himmelman pleased

w ith

an said

insurance Mastercard. she

the projects that

was w ill

chased and placed in the upper concourse of the recreation centre. Greg Bums of the Conestoga

College

recreation

services

program

their expenses.

of the special fund money go towards purchasing a computer in the Co-op office in 2B07. This will help students in job searches and will be connected to

Some

will

the college's network. An organization called

financing a newsletter that will

help build aw areness. This is the first year that the alumni association handed out

mone>. and Himmelman hopes do it again in the future.

car they are planning will

The students have been working

out of the four proposals directly

automation student .Adrian Tow nsend sit in the car to test the

impact on students." Of the money to be handed out.

every few years."

have nine square metres of surface

on a proposal that must be approved by the college since space at the

heat factor.

the Conestoga College recreation

the partnerships

The

area to

fill

with

cells,

so they will

need as many as they can If

they

unused fully

are

colls,

able

to

campus

get.

locate

to the heat.

the

they will have to care-

consider whether they wilt

is

needed

and fundraising

is

to build the car

planned.

The proposal includes

financial

plans and proposes that work on

ics

Heat problems and dehydration will be one problem they will ha\e to tackle before the race.

money. “The were awesome." she said. “Three

receive

centre

w

ciallv. .A

ill

benefit the most finan-

63-inch television, cost-

ing close to $3,500. will be pur-

Small

Steps to Success will get $2,889. It will assist that, organization in

can do

due

proposals

receive

$2,500 for a future event called A Recreation Legacy. Students w'ill spend the day at Cruickson Park doing trail and bridge construction, and planting trees. The funds will cover all of

few batteries. While looking over the old fourwheel framed car they tested bat-, teries and even had first-year robot-

2.300-mile race, but think it will have to be a couple of people

the

and leisure will

to

“There's nothing to say that we it e\ ery > ear. but hopefully All the proposals had to improve

the

amongst alumni, community and the college.

financial planning task force reviewed the proposals.

The


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News

— SPOKE, August 26, 2002

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: Change As you begin your new semester at college, you will begin the process of change. Whether you are leaving your parents for the first time or you are parents leaving your too. Change means children, the transition will feel exciting and perhaps a bit stressful an ending, and even if you are welcoming and ways of doing things.

this

change,

it's

natural to resist

new

ideas

help us through that William Bridges, who writes about transitions, says four things can new: the and the old between uncomfortable time do things that make you feel more in control, like getting the information you 1

.

2.

3.

Try to

need to find your way around. Understand that this is a transition time and if you feel ovenwhelmed, it doesn’t mean going to school was a bad decision, you are Just in transition. teachers and Find support systems in your family, old friends, new friends, your Student Services. mind your purpose in coming to school: focus on this outcome.

counsellors 4.

Keep

in

in

(Photo by Mary Simmons)

Sean Cooper

are not alone in this transition time. If you do need more support, talk services are with a counsellor in Student Services at your campus. Counselling

Remember you

confidential

and

and Brian Clinch were the winners of the

(left)

recent annual student paper competition. They beat teams from the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph, as well

as

own classmates from Conestoga

their

College.

free.

Conestoga students take top prize at PEER SERVICES OFFERS

annual connpetition :

Chris Buckle and Michael Kraus,

Bv MARY SIMMONS

designed a transmitter and and Mark Pecters and

who

PEER TUTORIN6 Tutors are :

available to assist

students with subject specific difficulties. Tutoring can help improve marks and understanding of course material. The cost of tutoring is $15 for

5 hours of tutoring.

Ten months of hard work and many sleepless nights paid off for

receiver,

two Conestoga College students. Brian Clinch and Sean Cooper took top honours in an annual com-

less storage device.

showcases excellence and research,

petition that

in electronic design

which was held at the University of Waterloo earlier this year. College and university students described their projects to a panel

from the

of Electrical and

Institute

Electronics Engineers, an international standards organization.

Three Conestoga College teams presented their projects,

teams

three

as

from

each

PEER

HOST SERVICE

.

Volunteer peer hosts

other cultures. Peer hosts can help students

from

their school

Vision

Virtek

International,

a

Waterloo company that is a leading developer of precision lasers and automation technology worldwide. The team designed a LAN-based universal motion controller.

They

as an add-on enhance-

ment to the laser projection system by Virtek. The company has taken phase one of their project to a trade show

home

and anoth-

it

in Paris, France.

said they were lucky to

Cooper

to receive a trophy

from the Grand

have the corporate partners. “It definitely gave us opportunities to work with high-tech equipment in

River chapter of the

institute.

real-life situations,”

$100

er

provide support and friendship to students from

first

systems stream of the electronics engineering technology program at. Conestoga College. The project was designed for

the

$200. They received $100 for finishing

Both Clinch and Cooper were third-year students in the computer

described

University of Guelph.

Clinch and Cooper took

Howes, who designed a wire-

did

of Waterloo and the

University

Scott

for placing in the top posi-

tion overall.

They

are also expecting

of

all

their hard

work, however,

improve their English, learn more about Canadian

was worth more than any “It was a confidence

culture and Conestoga College.

Clinch said of the experience and

“The

have graduated and are off

to

explore other avenues to exhibit

booster,”

their skills

prizes

HRDC.com By

said.

prize.

were a bonus.” The other teams from Conestoga College included Michael Carney,

the win.

he

Since the win, the two students

The experience and recognition

and talent. Clinch has been accepted

Cooper hopes

great

MARCY CABRAL

to the

the at program engineering University of Western Ontario and

the

to find a job.

Web

site

Canada job bank and with one you have hundreds, if not

click

VISIT TO APPLY FOR A PEER TUTOR OR PEER HOST, ' STUDENT SERVICES (2B02)

A

new

school year

For those students a job hunt

is

new

upon

us.

to the area,

may be on

the

list

of

site

that

can

help

reduce the stress in finding a job

is

HRDC.com.

PEER SERVICES

is

an electronic

ing for employment in a certain province be sure to select that province and/or region or you’ll be

This Web site is the Human Resources Development Canada site and is a great job search engine. With a few quick clicks of the mouse you’re off and running

unknowingly searching

to find the perfect job.

same way, by

Along the left-hand side of the

home

of jobs

listing

across the country. If you are look-

things to do.

One Web

thousands, of jobs ready for you to sift through. The Canada job bank

page, direct your

mouse

to

for jobs

throughout the country. Also found through the

Web

site is

HRDC

a special student jobs

section. Searches are conducted the

searching

filling

all listings,

in

fields or

but these jobs

are tailored to students.


News

SPOKE, August

26,

— Page 3

2002

Graphics students get tough on violence good but

By NICO LE CHILDS

I

didn’t expect

them

to

be this good,” he*aid.

The

first-year

Initially

graphics design

students at Conestoga College

only one student was to

receive a prize and have his or her

let

work shine for the anti-violence campaign poster contest. The contest was proposed earli-

poster used around the school but

and students were told must express the theme that Conestoga does not tolerate violence, must be college

winners.

He added

multiple

winners

campuses and residences, must be dramatic and promote awareness without scaring people, and must

the

their

Hunter saw work he decided

er this year

the

posters

specific but suitable for

Gregory, services,

of interest.

co-ordinator of

Hunter said he had seen

cash

Coincidentally, the posters were

tive

(Photo by Nicole Childs)

“The wounds of violence

never heal until we apply pressure." Stephanie Reid and Kristin Kotack were given honwill

committee approved

The college

is

reviewing

of

who helped them

lege’s needs today.

with their projects.

ourable mentions for their work. The students received help and guidance from third-year graphics design student Joe Martz. He

worked with them on ects

their proj-

and helped with the layout.

The students did all the other work themselves including design

and photography. extremely was Hunter impressed with the work of all the students. “I expected them to be

its

the

summer

of 2001

Conestoga College broke ground on a $1 5-million expansion at the Doon Campus. Over the course of 12

months, the building, now known as the

E of

wing, took on a its

life

own.

These are

pictures

provided by the students of the journalism program.

new

many

policies to ensure that they

stay up-to-date

and meet the col-

Hunter took the winning posters along with him to the Ontario and College of Association University Security Administrators to show off what has been done.

Birth of a building In

its

anti-violence policy statement.

Anti-violence poster contest winners were Sarah Fontes (from left), third place, Crystal Colling, first place, and Kim Dodd, second place. They stand with Joe Martz, a third-year graphics design student

gauze crisscrossed and the caption,

that the

ready just as Conestoga’s execu-

her poster of a girl covered in

received $100 for her poster of

work

ter.

look second place with

sand with the caption, “Don't bury your head in the sand” and was presented with $150. Sarah Fontes took third place and

the

graphics design students can do, thought Conestoga could do bet-

for her fruit series posters.

Kim Dodd

knowing

es and

pdzes. Crystal Colling won first place and was presented with

$200

anti-

violence posters at other campus-

rity services.

received

Thirty-one students

entered the competition.

Kim Radigan,

and A1 Hunter, supervisor of secu-

winners

means more

which will help keep message fresh. When Hunter proposed the idea for the contest the students were very positive about it and Vince Sowa, a professor in the graphics design program, also showed a lot

co-ordinator of health and safely,

The

have three having

that

the school

all

The posters were judged by student

to

variety of posters to use around

be imaginative and creative.

Carol

the quality of

after


Commentary

— SPOKE, August 26, 2002

Page 4

Enjoy college while you can It’s

often said college

is

the best time of your

life.

Whoever coined that phrase knew exactly what they were talking Canada

about. This year, like past years, student associations across will life.

be providing students with a variety of activities as part of student Here at Conestoga College, the very same thing is happening.

That’s a great thing to see because that means your student dollars are being spent on students. Students at Conestoga pay what is called the

Conestoga Students

statement,

it’s

Inc. association fee. If

you look on your

tuition

the fee levied right behind tuition.

But what does the fee do? Obviously

it

pays for

Most

staff salaries.

importantly,

pays for the

it

representation the students have with the college's administration as

well as the provincial government. the association fee an important

But the glorious aspect of the fee the students It’s

Those two key

and is

factors alone

the activities that are provided to

by the student association.

important for students to participate in

all

aspects of student

Quite simply, you are obligated to participate in student

you’ve paid for

in

shame because those students paid have access

What does It

life.

because

life

Far too often students go about their entire college

it.

experience without participating

to

make

one for students.

vital

student

life.

That

is

a terrible

had every

for something they

right

to.

student

life

entail?

includes classes, pub nights, live entertainment, sporting events

and campus recreation. Student

some

worriers might think.

not centred around drinking as

life is

Nor

is

student life a gigantic eight-month

party.

community and friendship. Some of the best friends you will ever make in life are the ones you will meet at college. Student life makes a lifelong impact on those who participate in it regularly. Ask anyone who participates in student life activities and they will tell you they had the best time of Rather, student

life is

their life at college

And

centred around the idea of

because of those events.

want

to

no way

is

a part of student

remember

the times

to enjoy yourself.

ing yourself

if

you drink

life.

So

is

responsible drinking.

You

you had and drinking yourself senseless

More

often than not

is

you end up not enjoy-

to excess.

Nor does participating in student life mean that you forsake all your You are a Conestoga student because you are here to get an

and

bum

life is

doesn’t have

It’s

between success

in

your studies

out.

Admittedly student that got

the balance

you

to.

life

Good

does take away from studying. However,

a proven fact.

What does work

is

Cramming

doesn't work.

a balanced study schedule.

Classes are the most important aspect of student

make you

it

study habits and a good work ethic, two criteria

into college, will compensate.

life.

They

are

awesome one

And why

entertainment are also important aspects of student

life.

and

Enjoy

they take pride in the school they are attending? I don’t see why students shouldn’t enjoy the entire college experience. After seven years of school,

live

it all.

That’s why student life is spread out over the eight months you’re in school. Trust me when I say this

at

events like frosh week,

When I came

remember the good had getting involved with

Conestoga needed the job skills to

forever

because

times

I

school provides,

student

life

over

some obscure

on soil erosion or the value of knowing Canadian Press style. I

got involved in

my

because

I

I

I

this

four years at university even though

my education

four years

And

learned the

a student

didn’t land

of course, at

I

me

a job.

had a great time as

Conestoga.

Through working with the athletic council, the student newspaper and the student union, I had fun. Last

most well known people on campus were the people who got involved and knew early lesson that the

to

be a student

to participate in student

in order life. It

only makes sense.

but participating in student actually

known

good

life is

for your studies. I’ve

that secret for seven years.

And now I’m imparting my wisdom on you. I’m a veteran of the post-secondary education system. Some might even call me a crafty veteran because I survived it.

got involved.

Why wouldn’t I? I just did it for

lec-

mean,

met

I will

I

admit that

I

turned

down

occasional night out because

the I

wanted to succeed as a student. But I also knew that even though was missing that event, there would be another one soon and I would be there. Jody Andmszkiewicz is a fulltime staff member of the CSI.

Spoke

welcome

Letters are

shouldn’t

life. I

you have

pub nights, homecoming, and campus recreation. It wasn’t always a party. And sometimes there were conflicts. But at the end of the day it didn’t matter and all conflicts were resolved because it was student life and student life is fun.

for the students.

Why

Sometimes

have a great time. The people I got to know and the people who got to know me were to

sporting events,

be an

shouldn’t students have

at university

nights, the sporting events

to

as a student.

school with student

how

This summer, Conestoga Students Inc. has worked very hard to make

going

life

were rough and stressful moments. But at the end of the day it didn’t matter and all conflicts were resolved because it was student life and student life is fun. Of course you need to balance

a student at Conestoga College this year because you’re going to have an unprecedented level of fun.

is

my

there

ture

what

a student. You’ve paid for your education; you should get the

most out of it. But the other aspects, the pub

of

Just think, school’s here. Oh my god, school’s here! And you should be excited to be

sure that this year

year year was the most rewarding year

Summer’s over and what a drag. No more beach, no more lazy Saturdays, no more golfing (which surprisingly I didn’t do this year).

fun on campus?

classes.

education. Student

in all

Well two out of three ain’t bad.

you probe deeper, part of the reason they participated so often was because they had made an investment. As cliched as it sounds, it is true the experiences you get from an event are directly related to the effort you put into that event. Participating in an event and having a good time can be the investment you make into making an event a good time. But that does not mean that you have to go wild and out of control at if

events. Alcohol

School’s

is

published and produced weekly by the journalism students of Conestoga College. Jody Andruszkiewicz, a graduate of the Journalism program and current CSI staff.

This special orientation issue is produced by

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the

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editor. Letters

contacted

No unsigned

Editor; Jody Andruszkiewicz

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News

New By

Christian radio station

SHANNON McBRIDE

went

London

Dave MacDonald

not just a

is

weatherman.

Though he

reports

weather

the

CKCO-TV

on

in

Kitchener, his interests and pursuits

reach

TV

liar

beyond the walls of the

station.

One of MacDonald’s projects in the works is a new Christian radio station

for

Kitchener-Waterloo

FM. MacDonald was asked

to create

Sound of Faith

Christians, called

Broadcasting

nearly

team of

eight years ago to join a

Inc.,

interested

developing a high-frequency

in sta-

most of southwestern Ontario. The original plan was to base the station in Woodstock. tion to serve

After trying to find the necessary financial support for such a project,

the

team realized

With

realistic.

While some members of the team

this

show

ing

CRTC

ence.

it

the

Muslim community deserves voice,” MacDonald said. His group also plans to host

shows

at

station’s frequency

home where

finds a

can be well heard

nate faith groups.

now

a

Waterloo

in

said

important to

it is

Through Christian

make

artists can’t

new MacDonald

creating

station,

a

hopes to provide enjoyable and acceptable programming to the Christian community.

MacDonald and

far,

lots

crew

his

of support to

reach their goals for the station.

come from

spread the Gospel.

nesses, advertisers and individu-

“The spreading of the Gospel through Christian radio is some-

als,

thing that has been sorely missing

Faith-FM has sold more than 800 memberships for the station. The memberships cost $10 a year and

Canada,” he

said. is

to

become

the

a

Christian

community.” He also hopes to help local Christian musicians find a base

to

This support has

busi-

form of prayer and

the

in

finances.

serve

another

as

way

reach

to

financial goals.

MacDonald hopes

that the

— Page 5

K-W

promote businesses

that

station.

“The membership could serve

as

a di.scount card that would help the station

and

its

MacDonald

sponsors,” he said.

be asking

to

money

all

want

said he doesn’t listeners

for

their

of the time.

“We’re going

to try to

keep that he said.

sort of thing to a dull roar,”

He hopes

to finance the station

through advertising support and possibly an annual fundraiser.

Faith-FM

is committed to programming, but MacDonald hopes to attract some

Christian

churches, other ministries,

unifying force in

any faith can share their opinion. Besides applying to the CRTC,

adding that the

have received

“Our main focus

which time people of

“Local broadcasters aren’t cover-

So

way

sponsor the

for the station to be heard because his primary goal is to

in

call-

their

ing local Christian artists,” he said,

fre-

Region.

him

in

it

MacDonald

right

applying for

be changed several

to

times before

standards.

Middle East

with this aspect of the

The new

may have

“Certainly with what’s going on

broadcast

to

music a full-time career unless their music is aired.

trials

quencies that could cause interfer-

financial

which

from

had

Some of these standards include meeting a requirement of several hours of programming from alter-

in the

to

music.

other stations

application a

had to apply

al.so

2002

26,

the works for

Canada to receive a frequency on which to air its programming. MacDonald and his team have process because there are always

plan and a programming plan meet-

of

that a series

would be more

smaller stations

and involved. At this point, his team has filed an application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and they are waiting for a response.

in

Industry

his

MacDonald said the process of developing a radio station is long

they needed to

called Faith

Faith-FM has

Gracecrew were sent to Kitchener to develop what will be called Faith-FM. to

FM, MacDonald and

full-time

SPOKE, August

mem-

non-Christian

listeners

as

well.

About 70 per cent of airtime

will

feature a variety of Christian music

and the remaining 30 per cent will be reserved for talk shows .and other spoken word. For more information visit FaithFM Web site at www.faithfm.org or send e-mail requests to info@faithfm.org.

berships could eventually serve as a

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— SPOKE, August 26, 2002

Page 6

Sanctuary has an exciting new look By JODY ANDRUSZKIEWICZ

grown

significantly since the last

renovation four years ago.

The place while on campus looks students

home

call

a

little dif-

This summer, the Sanctuary underwent a facelift and is coming back, looking better than ever. Gone are the beaten up couches a

couple of walls. Replacing

to

maximize this

reborn.

an old

Room.

the use of the space within area,”

ferent this semester.

and

was important

“It

he

When

the Sanctuary

the

ovated,

Association, the

Doon name from

is

was

ren-

Student of the CSI

name change

before the

the Crossroads is former meeting room for the CSI, it’s now going to be an open-access computer lab. This new lab will be connected to

Also gone

said.

The arcade’s new home one.

was needed was some new flooring and a new paint job and the arcade all that

already in place,

in

2000,

room

A

school’s system. the Sanctuary

Inc.

(CSI) decided to renovate the

student lounge to meet

its

current

and upcoming needs. According to CSI president Jon Olinski, the change was necessary because the student population has

the front corner of the Sanctuary to a larger room in the back cor-

point, the for the

CSI had

new

arcade.

room perfect They reconverta

ed the old room from a storage room back to an arcade. Since the wiring and ventilation system was

of student activities. “This year the CSI plans on running many pub events. I think hav-

president

an economical students

all

the use of

is

Jay Mielke, vice-

said

bar,”

will

creating unity and traditions at the

However, when the walls came crashing down this summer, the arcade needed a new home. At that

its

it

purchase that

the

longer and looks

lasts

it

making

nicer,

excited about this year

alternative

basis.

I’m most

“I think the thing that

ing a functional bar will help in

ner.

the arcade

materials,

the

opened a bar on a limited

purchased the lifespan of the material and design was not taken into consideration. Although leather is

more expensive than

To go one CSI has also

friendly.

further,

Falconer also said the upgraded Sanctuary will have a better image

At the end of the 2001-2002 academic year, Conestoga Students

furniture

step

dents can access assignments saved on their hard drive as well as

located.

new

the furniture

more student

ago

originally

enjoy.”

moved

are

when

years

was

the school’s network so that stu-

and a rather spacious looking hall where the arcade and television room were

them

at

three

“Unfortunately,

The

old

new

is

necessary,”

dent involvement, decrease student

the bar

rough

garbage and make the student’s

events.

was

in

old cloth

the

was seen

said

Justin

as

Falconer,

academics.

of

than what

it

room more of

itors

leather furniture.

furniture

vice-president

other stu-

in

furniture

“The new

many

in the furniture.

shape. Replacing

couches

Olinski said that

dent leaders envy the Sanctuary and that he is excited about having

the

Perhaps the biggest upgrade is

college.”

had last year. “By cleaning up the image of the Sanctuary we hope to increase stu-

on

located

assignments

“If the

attractive for future vis-

The

to

make

how our

year, this year is

obvious focus of the renovatis

last

trips

going to party this going to be a fan-

students are

prospective students.”

ed student lounge

pubs and bus

year are any indication of

including

college,

the

for night

open regularly

tastic year.”

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someone using a They cut you off and

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cellphone.

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driving are a thing of the past.

New

On

York Governor

George Pataki signed

14,

MPP

2001

for

Durham Region John O’Toole introduced Bill 49.

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Similar

anywhere

called for the

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met with opposition number of emergency calls

legislation has is

the

made from cellphones each year. The Canadian Safety Council reports that more than three million 9 1 1 calls are made from vehicles.

and other equipment while driving. Along with the new restrictions, there would also be some exemp-

A May 2001 study by the American Automobile Association

The use of cellphones for emergency calls while driving would still be permitted. Fire, ambulance and public vehicles would also

for nine per cent of serious crashes,

tions.

still

said

with

distracted drivers

1

phone

.5

accounted

per cent of those making

calls.

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be allowed to use cellphones

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The following are recommenda-

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In a study published in the

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from

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how

to

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News

them wandering You’ll see around the halls of Conestoga decked out in similar clothing. No, they aren’t the EUirsing stu-

the diversification of

realize

“I

involved

run this year,” he said.

ball

“It is

my

throughout the year.”

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) executive and they are here

Another local, Mielke said he got his first glimpse of the great opportunity it would be to be a CSI executive through his involvement on

the

to help students.

Leading the way for the second is Jon Olinski, returning as

year

A

president.

agement

graduate of the man-

program

studies

at

Conestoga, Olinski said he is committed to working closely with the college to promote and implement enhancement for student services. “I feel that

I

the

CSI board of directors

And Mielke

find

With over 25 posting boards,

“I

advertising in Spoke, and speaking

him working in the CSI office. want to develop and implement succe.s.sful marketing campaigns on campus,” he said.

on CJIQ, Stemmler’s going bu.sy this year.

Welcome

When

the

Cambridge Campus

he’s not being a student.

Academic Upgrading Employment Training Readiness Focus for Change

in

the kitchen of the Edelweiss Sports

an executive and

Bar.

The

to

rest

of the time, you can

,

he

priorities,”

the

been

And

Stemmier can be found working

his education to get into the field of

of

REGISTRATION FORM FOR STUDENT SUCCESS SERIES WORKSHOPS

takes the view of students in planning

has

even He’s Kitchener

CSI doesn’t disappoint by having Jeff Stemmier who is in his third year of management studies at Conestoga. ing this one.

last year.

the college to ensure that the college

One of

— Page 7

am a positive and pow-

erful voice for students at all levels

and

2002

their

said he plans to use

his experience as

the

promotions departments. Every team needs a rookie, includ-

events

five

least

at

with

Panthers Major Inter-county base-

goal to have every stu-

attend

marketing.

team and the Kitchener Rangers hockey team working in

dents or the Backstreet Boys, they arc

sports

our student body and have tried to vary the types of events that will be

dent

26,

CSI please stand up?

Will the real By JODY ANDRUSZKIEWICZ

SPOKE, August

said.

ways

he’s doing that

of

president

as

the

College Student Alliance, a provincial

One

lobbying organization that rep-

resents full-time college students to

fee of $15.00 allows

There

is

or

met with member

has

members of government on

many workshops

you choose.

as

Campus Tours.

or call 748-5220 ext. 3360.

colleges within the region as well as

to register for as

Women in Technology Meeting Check with Student Services, Doon Campus Room 2B02, to register

the Ontario government.

Olinski

you

no fee for the Aboriginal/Metis Meeting or the

sev-

eral occasions to solicit their sup-

port for college students in Ontario.

To promote growth and enhancement internally as well as externally, Olinski also sits on the provincial Key Performance Indicator (KPI) steering committee. KPIs are benchmarks used by the province to gauge quality and student satisfaction on campuses

What you might

holds a

CIM

Canadian Olinski

is

he was born

designation from the

Institute

pm

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Campus Tour

1

:

.00

pm - 2:00 pm

O

Time Management

1

;00

1

Listening and Notetaking

2:

1

2:

1

:

1

:45

1

pm - 3

5

;

1

5

pm

2: 1 5

pm - 3:00 pm

O

Campus Tour

3 :30

pm - 4:30 pm

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Effective Textbook Reading

it

the

comes

a third-year manage-

Wednesday, August

28,

pm

Campus Tour

O

Time Management

5

pm - 3 :45 pm

O

Mature Student Workshop

5

pm - 3:00 pm

pm

Thursday August

2002

Campus Tour

:00

an overall

committed to the students and the growth of the CSI. "Conestoga Students Inc. is an excellent opportunity to share your also

your concerns, opinions, meet new people and work hard, all the while learning and building

1

:45

pm

Campus Tour

1:00

pm -4:00 pm

How to Write Effectively

2:15

pm -3:00 pm

Campus Tour

1

:00

pm - 2 :00 pm

O

1

:00

pm - 2:30 pm

O Women in Technology Meeting

per cent

85

pm -

Effective Textbook Reading

pm -

;45

2002

1

:00

1

29,

Campus Tour

1

average in his courses. While he is committed to his studies, Falconer is

:45

pm - 2:00 pm

ment studies student who has attained

1

senior

Falconer and Jay Mielke are in their second year of CSI involvement. is

pm -

to being

involved with CSI. However, Justin

Falconer

00

2002

of Management.

definitely

when

statesman

pm -

27,

and currently

Saskatchewan

in

:00

know about

not

that

is

Tuesday August

26, 2002

1

2

across Ontario.

your president

Monday, August

2:30 pm 2:15

pm -3:15 pm

Listening and Notetaking

2:

1

5

pm - 3:45 pm

Mature Student Workshop

2:

1

5

pm - 3 :00 pm

Campus Tour

3 :30

pm

AboriginaLfMetis Meeting

voice

your community,” he

As

said.

vice-president of academics

for CSI, Falconer

is

the lead stu-

advocate, helping students with their grade appeals and promoting student rights and respon-

dent

sibilities

across campus.

For Tours assemble

at

Door #4, Main Doon Campus Building

Coming from Baden, Falconer says his only regret n’t get

is

involved in his

that

he did-

first

year

at

Conestoga. Despite his not getting involved earlier. Falconer said he is continually striving to promote the student perspective to the college’s administration.

The other half of the sophomore tandem is Mielke. A third-year marketing student, Mielke is the vice-president of activities for the

CSI. Sometimes he jokes about his position being the "VP of Fun” but Miekle said he has worked very hard to provide an interesting year of activities for the students.

For workshops, rooms will posted by Door #4, Main

Doon Campus

Building

to be


1

Page 8

— SPOKE, August 26, 2002

Welcome

to

Conestoga College! C O N E

CSI Events

for

September 2002

Welcome to Free Pleasure and September 3

September 4

Pre Conestoga Bash at

James Cunningham

James Bond Casino

Comedy

Barney the Magician (10:30-2:30)

Green Pub

Fiddler’s

in

the Sanctuary

(buses leave at 8:30)

(11:30

September 9

September 10

September

Sumo Wrestling

The Doo Wops

Day

(11:30 -1:30)

Musical (11:30

Monday

Nighter

September 16

-

-

1:30)

of

1

Remembrance

September 13

September 12

Rick Bronson

Comedy

the Sanctuary

in

12:30)

(11:30

-

12:30)

Pub Night - Toga Party

Twisted Tuesday

Pool Tournament Signups

September 6

Pond Party (11-3)

Comedy

September 17

September 18

September 19

September 20

Dan Valkos

Pool Tournament Signups

Psychic Entertainer

End

Imaginus Poster Sale Sanctuary (9 - 8)

(11:30

-

12:30)

Imaginus Poster Sale Sanctuary (9 - 8)

l\4onday Nighter

Twisted Tuesdays

September 23

September 24

September 25

September 26

Gerry Watson Pool Shark Entertainment

Pool Tournament Begins-

Bubble Tea (7:30pm in Sanctuary)

CBSA Pub

(11:30

-

Monday

incj

awesome festivities!

September 5

with

T O G A

students

other

September 2

S

Night

-

in

September 27

Austin

Powers

12:30)

Nighter

Twisted Tuesdays -

September 30

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week

Mpnday

Enjoy free pleasur

Nighter

Watch the CSI Boards

for

mor

in


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