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New display for Homer Watson The

art gallery is

dubbed

exhibit being

‘unbelievable.’

in

Josey Vogels brings a

sex

little

intimacy talk

to the Sanctuary.

Spoke

new

introducing a

Conestoga gets a lesson

Bye Bye Barbie 43 wonderful years Ken and famed doll call quits.

After

the

it

Entertainment

Monday, March

1

2004

,

Conestoga College, Kitchener

— No. 8

36th Year

Conestoga

Falconer

faculty

gets nod

vote favour

in

1

as CSI president

of strike College results coincide with

By CARRIE

HOTO

Falconer will reign as of Conestoga Students (CSI) for a second term.

Justin

president

provincial

Inc.

On

staff across Ontario voted

yes

to

give their union

Teachers, have

who

been without

Rockin’ the Sanctuary

August,

are

week could come

By CHRISTINA BRAMBURGER Conestoga Students ing for a frosh

Inc. is

week

push-

for the stu-

looking for a

dents of Conestoga.

pay increase

This wouldn’t be your typical beer-chugging contest that some may picture when they hear those

would that wages between the

maximum high school teacher’s salary and the minimum univer-

two magical words together. The college wants to avoid

the

to

connecting students. “It’s in CSI’s mission statement to create a connected environment and this is something we definitely want to do,” says Falconer. “When I say, ‘frosh week,’ I don’t necessarily think it’s going to

be this week-long thing and there’s going to be purple Kool-Aid out on Slip-n-Slides

...

The

activities are

is

alcohol, drinking, hazing and pre-

the least important to designing a

another issue, as are benefits

mature thoughts of what a frosh

frosh week,

Workload

professor’s.

week

and staffing questions. cent per Eighty teachers

Conestoga’s

of voted,

with 76 per cent in favour of a

the

let

strike vote will

bargaining team

go

back to the table between now and March 3 with the power to a

negotiate said

lege

fair

settlement,”

Ted Montgomery, chair of

the union bargaining team.

Conestoga College president John Tibbits is still optimistic settlement can be a that

it’s

entails.

That

is

to

bad situation for the

a

participate

in,

col-

says CSI

president Justin Falconer.

“What

strike.

“The strong

do think we have

1

is

an

comes to college, the faster they feel welcome and connected, the more likely they are to stay, even when they struggle. If the student knows that he or

am

in school,

hoping there will be more

“People

we

can’t

who

feel

unconnected

Frosh week would concentrate on

to

A

frosh

week would have

to

be

very complementary to the existing orientation week. After all, it could

“Student retention, student develall tie

complement

icy and process. hand in hand.”

think

and events

that student activities

can’t

to

short-sightedness

“It’s

institutional polI

think they go

This could be an opportunity to all areas of Conestoga

involve

College and try to develop something that’s going to be successful for everyone. Everyone is here for the

“We’re dents

all

same reason. Falconer

nominee does get

it.”

campuses, fun and exciting

dent employment. “It’s a tremendous compliment to to

There should be an open dialogue about the possibility

of a frosh week, and all areas should be invited to participate and communicate about what a possible week of activities could be for students.

the

success of a pond party and draw

know

that your peers, the people you have been working closely

with for the last four or five months, have the confidence in you to do another term. And I think

compliment that working in the right direction and we do realize that there ” are things we do need to correct, said Falconer after hearing he had the ultimate

it’s

we

are

the majority of the directors’ support.

tion of student involvement, stu-

The other two candidates running for the position were Ethan

dent participation and the growth of student life?” Falconer asks.

of

that out for a

week-long celebra-

Miller, the current vice-president

CSI, peer services and residence on day one, that’s going to be great, he

and a third-year busistudent, and Scott Ingram-Cotton, who sits on the board of directors and is a

says.

third-year

If students can get involved in

“Those are the students who stay

who

graduate,

who

love

and go out and are great ambassadors to our com-

their experiences

munity.” It has to be a mandate from the college to get this going by

September. “I think

we need

legitimize that this

the college to

is

a

good

idea,”

activities

management

ness

“If not, we’re going to peck

away

engineering stu1

in a question period. look forward to greater student

pated “I

involvement in the coming term and I think we all have a lot to work forward to,” Falconer said. “We’re going in the right direction and CSI is going to get better. It’s going to be better for students and going to be a

cant changes this

have a

slowly.”

civil

Each contender was given minutes to speak, and then partici-

dent.

there’s

says Falconer.

at this

says.

day one and go

“How do we complement

it.

events, and opportunities for stu-

their graduation.”

in the college

to get

co-chairs and fellow

Falconer’s platform focused on closing the gap between the satel-

here to see the stu-

in

start

They want us

madam,

directors, this

Conestoga

involved,

together,” says Falconer.

to under-

lot to

lot

of

coming

signifi-

fall;

we

look forward to.”

Errant vehicles on pathways pose safety risk

get

something done.’’

Falconer explains.

generally leave the school.”

I

important.”

opment and student success

deadline.

why

the purpose

that is

There have been countless studies done that say when a student

hang out with someone, they stay

don’t see

and the most

the objective

use a splash of excitement, a hint of activity and a dash of spirit.

reached before the March 3

discussions.

it’s

the school.”

opportunity to improve retention at

she can go and talk to someone, or they know someone, or they can

“1 really

Well,

lite

Frosh

They want CSI

potential.

Bands brought some rock to the Sanctuary Friday the 13th. Above, Moonraker took the stage for the 80 people in attendance. Other bands included Vacuity and Asher. For full story and photos see Page 9.

contract

since

sity

May 2004

stand and help them achieve their

reached

3.

put their

ciation.

(Photo by Carrie Hoto)

the

mandate to strike. The 8,500 teachers, counsellors and librarians voted 74.5 per cent in favour of going on

a

president for the

In Falconer’s speech he said, “Students want to build their asso-

Feb. 17, college faculty

and

strike if a deal is not

the

April 2005 term.

JAMES DOYLE

by March

17,

CSl’s board of directors chose a

new By

meeting on Feb.

a

In

outcome

Tibbits

There were no new negotiations scheduled prior to press time. However, local OPSEU presidents did meet in Toronto Feb. 21.

Faculty previously went on

1984 and 1989. The ’84 strike lasted 24 days while

strike in

the ’89 strike lasted 20 days.

No school year has been a teacher strike.

lost to

By CARLA

SANDHAM

after they recently

cles

Action motorists

being taken to stop from driving on the

is

walking paths around the college. After posts, which blocked the paths’ entrances, were removed in November to allow for snow removal, several cars have been caught driving along them. College employees expressed

concern

at

college council Feb. 9

saw

enter the path

at

three vehi-

the

Early

Childhood Education Centre and exit at

And

Door in

entrance

at

Early

the

Childhood Education Centre be

5.

was almost

hit

by a car on the pathway several months ago. “Something needs to be done,” said John Tibbits, president of Conestoga College, at college council. One employee at the meet-

The

current signs spell

Barry Milner, manager of physical resources.

“We

will be looking at upgrading

those on the pathways.”

changed.

a rumoured incident, a

college employee

ing asked that the signs before the

path

out no

but vehicles, motorized employee suggested they be

the inter-

national driving signs (a picture of

a vehicle with a slash through

it)

and lowered for easier visibility. “Each year we do a review of the signage around the college,” said

Milner added they would be putup the posts again in the

ting

spring.

Tibbits said this

is

an ongoing

and they will discuss more permanent solutions besides the posts, which cannot be kept in during the winter months. issue


Page 2

— SPOKE, March

1

,

News

2004

Now deep thoughts ...with Conestoga College

sealed with a

(Random questions answered 6y random students

HOWDEN

By JENNIFER

What

is

Day

Valentine’s

your fantasy dream job?

On

Feb.

chance

students

13

buy

to

had the

their sweetheart car-

nations for Valentine's Day.

The department of development and alumni services held Sealed with Alumni Kisses (SWAK) where they sold carnations

to

Conestoga students.

"We I

want

to

be captain

for a

737

for British Airways.”

Bonnie Fisher Program: Aviation

did

people

awareness of

to create

it

We

the alumni services.

know

that we’re

want

to let

around and

what we’re all about,” said Monica Hintmelman, director of the department of devel-

opment and alumni services.

“Plus,

do t

The came

“A Spanish version of Hugh pink,

Hefner.”

a fun thing to

it’s

for Valentine’s Day.”

were sold

which

carnations, in

for

red,

white or

$2 each or three

for $5.

Edwin Larin

Each flower also came with two Hershey Kisses. The event was a huge success, with all 250 flowers being sold for

Program: Mechanical Engineering

the fourth year in a row.

According

to

Himmelman,

event has been going on for

the

at least

eight years.

There were 10 people

would love

to

be an assis-

tant to Kelly Clarkson.”

Erin

Watson

unteered

at the event.

who

vol-

They were

Laurie Doersam, Justin Falconer,

Laycock, Holly O'Neill, Runstedler, Antranik Tchlalekian, Margie Williams, Wismer, Jessica Monica Himmelman and Cliff the Condor. Carie

(Photo by Jennifer Howden)

Kitty

Program: Social Services

shows one of the carnations that were sold on Feb. 13. The carnations were part of Sealed with Alumni Kisses, put on by the Cliff

department

development and alumni

of

relations.

Conestoga becomes a member By

DAWN HASSON

Have you ever wanted who work in the

Dave Hu be Program: Broadcasting

to talk to

people

field

chose and find out what

it’s

you

Students

in

information technoloin

and faculty can attend the monthly meetings as guests.

the

Association

International

Administrative

Brandon Rieck Program: Engineering

tion,” said

about the

IAAP

is

Professionals

a non-profit association

that provides

information, educa-

and training

to

business community.

“A

flight

attendant for Air

W

Canada.” Taryn Hardy

Program: Aviation

IAAP

Wim

Program: Recreation and Leisure

Smite Conestoga you could 6e our next respondent! ,

meeting.

“The

seeing students “networking.”

“What we’ve been doing when going to the meetings

is

not sitting

with the students and just having a

and

table of students

faculty,” said

Hyslop. “Jim (Weare) and

up

I split

and take a couple of students with

we

haven’t met before.

in the

workforce,”

The president of

the

Grand River chapter, Lina Veglia, works towards providing office experience to stu-

administration dents.

"We

offer encouragement, guid-

administrative

in the industry.”

Both Hyslop and Weare think

has 40,000

for an indi-

IAAP

membership application form. The association was founded in 1942.

it is

“By been years,

be

someone who’s company for 15 to 20

talking at

a

to

you (students) can

like,” said

what

it’s

really

going

to

Hyslop. “As an office

you went out and summer working in an office, you can't know from that one experience what it’s going administrator,

if

got a job over the

to be like.”

school of business program, said

it

office administrative students to be

co-ordinator for office administra-

taught under the

and information technology. James Weare, a professor

for

same organization

the business students have joined.

tion

in

and informa-

technology support services,

an excellent opportunity

is

“Students can meet people are out

in

the

field,

who

working

those jobs, and find out

how

in

the

correspondents,”

“We hope

with

a

to provide

look

into

the

administrative profession.”

The

administration and technology support services programs are now two years long and have been divided office

information

into three sections.

These are a general administrative section,

an executive level for assistants

and the

technology

support

administrative

information

Brian Harvey, the chair of the

is

said Veglia.

students

“They’ve been around for ages,” said Sheila Hyslop, the program

tion

said Hyslop.

with individuals

gives

It

find out overall

office administration

one was a motivational

last

speaker on stress

ance and programs with regards to

of IAAP, according to the

Gerritsen

schedules a guest speaker for each

students the opportunity to network

tion that carries out the objectives

centre.”

to attend a

us

are a

vidual, firm or educational institu-

recreation

for anyone who wishes monthly meeting. The meeting itself is $5, the meeting and dinner is $20. IAAP

room 1D20

Hyslop attends the meetings once

which covers Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph. is

a sign-up sheet outside

is

school of business office in

month with Weare, and they enjoy

a great opportunity for students.

This

lot

said

functions,”

They

The college has an associate

own my own

Weare. “They know a latest techniques.”

members worldwide and more than 600 chapters. The chapter the college belongs to is the Grand River chapter,

membership.

“To

for stu-

There

IAAP

support the

recognized leader of administrative professionals.

a

of

(IAAP), as well as the Grand River chapter, which is a year old.

tion

good thing

“I think it’s a

office administration can.

As of Jan. 30, Conestoga College member of the became a

organization

Harvey.

dents to have that kind of connec-

gy support services and students

Toronto.”

can vote on

behalf of the college, but students

really

like?

“A back-up goaltender for

who

only one

the

“To be a rock star

of

services.

IAAP

has plans

in the

works

provide a scholarship to students this year’s

may be

graduation.

to at

The winner

able to attend the meetings

for free, but this is

still

tentative.

The organization also has plans to run a workshop April 17, but details are

still

pending.


News

SPOKE, March

1

,

— Page 3

2004

College’s security staff kept on their toes By

DAWN HASSON

They

the building.

are an extra set

of eyes and ears for us."

A failed tire alarm, a car theft and missing wallets are all in a week's work

for

stall

the

at

security

department.

Two

A

wallets were stolen from the

student

gym

who was working

left his

with his wallet

out in

pants in a tote bag. in the

pocket.

The

and wallet were missing

pants

when he came back for them. "We haven't had any problems many, many months up there so

in

when

it's

in but

going through the recreation Centre

someone can

possible that

As

for the students getting their

The second wallet was taken from an unlocked locker. Hunter encourages students to lock up their valuables when they

Hunter.

centre to the fact that we've had the

problem so they can be

"We

also

vigilant,"

let

the sup-

port staff (physical resources staff)

work around

the building

know

because they have a strong sense of the building and who works around

GLBT

no valuables "Credit

if

there arc

them, according to

in

cards

obviously a

are

main concern. If anyone loses their wallet, and they have credit cards in there, they need to notify their respective bank as quickly as possible. Otherwise, they may be held accountable for usage of the card,"

Hunter

said.

Wallets

only

the

things

was taken

Feb. 9, a stereo

from a vehicle "That's the

stereo

The

aren't

being stolen.

On

(Photo by

A

Lot

in

first

10.

theft

we've had

reported from a vehicle this year, since the cameras were installed,"

was

closed-circuit television

were

eras

stolen from a car

cam-

in

the front row of Lot 10 by the meters on Feb. hours, as opposed to between

10

when most of

the

December. They allow security staff to view more area and zoom in on certain areas. "Since the cameras went in,

from vehicles

frankly, our incidents with vehicle-

Hunter.

related

installed

thefts

in

have dropped way

down," said Hunter.

said Hunter.

The

theft

a.m. and 3 p.m. thefts take place.

"We

don't

in the

evening

new message board

have thefts

typically

evening," said

in the

had to deal

staff also

lem

fire alarm in the E-wing that went off during lunch hour on Feb.

was a prob-

system."

in the

Students were brought back into the school as quickly as possible.

Technology

The

who

club or

GLBT

(CSI)

was more than helpful Maher a message board

giving for the

ary thing and

it’s

CSI's communications specialist

Egleston

said

college

the

had a GLBT club like other colleges do such as George Brown and Humber College, until this hasn't

year.

"Conestoga, up to kind of been

left

this point,

behind.

It's

a revolutionary thing and

has

kind of

it's

going

with the times," Egleston said.

else can you find

with a collection of in

far

as

no

is

his office?”

Dave's concerned finer place than

manager

physical

of

Barry Milner,

manager ofphysical resources

and Putt’s co-worker. "He always has the college at

resources heart."

(Photo by Ryan Connell)

Tam Maher, related

news articles and calendars and in the community. now come

ward and shown a so

we

obviously

lot

are as

for-

of initiative

receiving

"So

we

ative

much

as

from the college and

GLBT

club

is

CSI-funded club to have its own message board. The optimist club also has its own message board with events and information posted.

Egleston said

many

other

dubs

that they sponsor don't have mes-

sage boards simply because they haven't asked for one, so the CSI has never had to decide what clubs

deserve message boards.

Maher is encouraged by how much support the club has been

we it,"

engineer,

professional as a faculty

member

has been

reaction.

If

the

little

neg-

anything

is

message board, up to replace

just put another

Maher

said.

"We

will not

be

discouraged."

The GLBT message board also promotes the club's new website which is another resource for students, promoting club events, community events, coming out information, links and other resources, as well as books, movies and magazine reviews. The website can be

in

the first year

co-ordinated the electrical far there

removed from the second

a

Conestoga was established as an app’^d -irt.s and technology college. Putt has also been the dean of technology and of Doon campus, 1967

CSI.

going to

Putt,

was hired

GLBT club, posts gayshowing GLBT activities at

president of the CSI-funded

the college

The

CSI communications specialist

chicken and bird toys

Milner,

can."

Sam Egleston,

with.

contract with the college as a part-

Conestoga College," said Barry

accommodate them

with the times.”

work

said

a fantastic-

“Who

"As

"Students have

going

individual to

last,"

is

but at the end of March, he will retire from being a full-time employee. He will, however, remain on

there

club.

kind of a revolution-

improved from the Milner, adding Putt

time employee.

issues but couldn't

in

always thinking ahead to how it can be

is

the next project and

for 37 years,

to the meetings," she said. Inc.

"He

at

resources; has served the college

are interested in the

Conestoga Students

employee hired

first

Conestoga College is now easing into retirement more than three decades later. David Putt, director of physical

bisexual

to those

Advanced

and

Learning.

and transgendered (GLBT) community. Tam Maher, president of the GLBT club called Conestoga Pride, said she started the message board so she could help generate more exposure for the club and the community. "We thought it would be helpful

Sam

system and the bell should not have sounded," said Hunter. "Unfortunately, there

Security

resource has been estab-

lege that are related to the gay,

“It’s

had taken that system to work on the

RYAN CONNELL

lished for gay, lesbian, bisexual

come

a technical glitch.

electrician

Conestoga’s first employee will be missed by many as he bids farewell

and transgendered students at Conestoga College. A message board in the hallway near the E wing provides information, articles and upcoming events in the community and at the collesbian,

was

It

"Our

Dawn Hasson)

9.

part off the

By CARLA SA NDHAM

A new

12.

with a

occurred

students take pride

in their By

slip

"Or sometimes a student can prop open a door." said Hunter.

in,"

wallets back, they might

where else, for that matter. "The first thing we try and do is to get the word out so more people are aware ot it. We've certainly alerted staff who work at the recreation

with

volume of people we have

the

Hunter, chief of security and parking services.

are in the recreation centre, or any-

fit-

They shouldn't

they can.

be able to just wander

it's

for

said Al

that

think any

ness club, those types of environments, tend to have people wander

a bit of an unusual circumstance,"

said Hunter.

thefts. I

college, university, racket club,

recreation centre in early February. the

Hunter doesn't think a student

was responsible for the "From time to time,

gram and was

the

pro-

Putt has also saved the college hundreds of thousands of dollars, said Milner, through energy management upgrades and sensible

designs.

while his designs may be Milner said Putt is a "funny guy" with a good sense of

And

sensible,

humour.

"Who

manager of

you find with a and bird office?" Milner asked,

else can

of chicken

strategic projects.

collection

Kevin Mullan, vice-president of academics and finance, has worked with Putt for 29 years. "He is a very organized individual and his professionalism definitely shows in his work," he said. Through the years. Putt has overseen the construction of Cwing. E-wing, the woodworking centre as well as most other cam-

toys in his

pus renovations. He has helped

terms," said Tibbits.

at accessed www.geocities.com/glbtconesto-

expand applied

arts

ga.

school

to

and

the

evolve

and an

college

from an technology

Institute

of

pointing to a plastic chicken Putt

had kept after someone gave

it

him as a joke. John Tibbits, president Conestoga College, also said

Putt

is

to

of

a character, but a hard-worker

when

it

comes

to getting a project

done.

"He

is

leaving on the best of

be called back

"And he will when we renovate

and expand again." Putt declined to be interviewed for the story.


— SPOKE, March

Page 4

1

,

Commentary

2004

Music industry should do their own dirty work It

may be

down Kazaa

time for you music lovers to shut

for a

while. is sweeping across the Web after it was announced Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) has crack down on those people who share music over the

Paranoia that the

plans to Internet.

The CRIA has asked a judge to force at least five major Internet - including Rogers Hi-Speed, Bell Sympatico, Tellus, Shaw Communications and Videotron - to disclose the identities of 29 customers who share music through their service. The announcement was made last December that charges will be laid providers

against the music-swappers in question and there

is

a good chance this will

come

it

looks as though

to pass.

The companies have been served court materials informing them of the situation. Customer sendee representatives for the been asked to advise customers that they have no further information regarding who is on the list or whether or not names will be released, as this is a decision that Internet providers have

Just when you thought the Internet was a safe place...

the court will make.

Feeling nervous yet? It’s

comforting to

will stand

by

know

companies by the court

that at least a couple of the

their privacy regulations until ordered

up the information. This is personal data that, in any other would be completely illegal to disclose. Representatives cannot even discuss the most seemingly to give

situation,

insignificant aspects of a customer’s account with

without the subscriber’s permission. With such it’s fitting

We

someone

strict

else

protocols

to see these corporations fighting back.

last September when the American version of Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) - set its sights on 261 music-swappers, most notably a 12-year-old girl from New York. The RIAA had requested the identities of 150 Charter Communications customers, which lead to Charter filing a federal lawsuit in an attempt to block those names from the recording industry. Whether or not Canadian Internet providers follow suit is yet to be determined. At least 400 people in the U.S. have already been sued by the

remember

all

CRIA -

the

the

RIAA. This

Students lose President of CSI Students no longer have option

for

their

Conestoga Students

Inc.

(CSI)

not just an issue of morals and theft;

it

has also

become

is

working for

says the

Opinion

student body

still

directors

“It

who,

in turn,

choose the

was

do,” Falconer said in an interview

their

customers that

in that corporation. in

These companies have a contract with gives them a certain amount of security with-

to sue them.

Even

if

these kinds of situations aren’t written

stone between the customer and the Internet provider, there

should be some kind of regulations making very clear to the cus-

tomer

that their personal information

If the

could be used against them.

recording industry wants to fight copyright infringement,

they should start looking for a

means of

getting the information

He added many students know much about the candi-

don’t

dates and

it

becomes

a popularity

vote.

Here’s a question; do you really think people

know more about

ence

for.

now

is

The only

these

in than they

know about

that they

I

go about

to

don't think it

is

Maybe learn

differ-

people are

there

such as a debate

choosing the president.

a

is

more about

way

for us to

the candidates,

in the cafeteria at

a time

when many people

there

to

hear

aren’t likely to learn

to

much about

will be

candidates’

the

“You don’t get elected to

views.

have a lot of friends and go to cool parties.”

involved rather than less involved

Making is

Justin Falconer,

the student

way

to help

them

importance of

their

the perfect

realize

the

body more

decision.

CSIpresident

If

they can hear the different

ideas and points of view,

The people who don’t bother

to take

the students’ choice away.

the pres-

learn anything about the president

way

the

students are just ran-

domly voting

board of directors they’re voting

their customers.

welcome

students well. But,

going

be a group of people voted in

to

the

ident?

Letters are

is still

Feb. 17.

more directly, rather than trying to weasel it out of the companies whose first responsibility should be the security of they need

So, in effect, there

who many unanimous agreement was the right thing to

a

that this

means

the board of directors either.

voting for the board of

they’re

do give the CSI credit

job seriously and represent the

has

decision-making power because

if

are trying to have a responsible person elected who will take the

Falconer

to violate the trust of their

as a

I

chosen directly by us? Justin

Falconer said. Although,

person will be chosen?

Learn

the students, should they not be

CSI president

of friends and go to cool par-

we are not part of the process, how can we trust that the right

Rebecca

Since this person

a matter of privacy and security.

It is unjust to ask these companies customers - especially if it’s to be used

lot

ties,”

president.

president. is

now chosen by board of directors

the

voting

of

vote

right to

This process doesn’t seem to be

that

much of an improvement. “You don’t

it

will

included

make them

in the

people would

get elected to have a

I

think

feel

more

process and more

come

out to vote.

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News

SPOKE, March

Guelph campus helps sick RYAN CONNELL

By

Natasha

academic

an

Price,

preparation upgrading student

gram, decided to get the Guelph

search program at the Guelph cam-

ble brain tumour.

for

to

all

over

campus encouraging students donate money to the charitable

cause.

Also, jars have been placed

at

the front office and in the cafeteria

by the cash register where students can donate their spare change. Three-year-old Hope Monaghan, of Puslinch Township, was diagnosed in early October with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare inoperable brain tumour located in the middle of the brain stem. Hope’s prognosis is

poor.

is

planning to enroll in an

family

the

Spoke

about

drivers

By MICHELLE

TAYLOR

crosswalks exist so

and roadways

safety ers

safely.

compromised when

is

to

fail

yield

to

centre. “I

was wondering why our cam-

pus couldn’t do something to get involved.

1

love kids and to hear

associated with

behind

there is a pedestrian crossover.

crossover

same as a

the

is

A

cross-

walk except it crosses a roadway and has flashing lights to indicate the person’s intent to cross.

was using

this

crossover last

my

and fiance, when a driver decided he was going to accelerate instead of stop. When we pushed the button for the lights to flash he was a good

week, along with

away

distance

so

ly,

my

road. If the

I

in

been

sister

order to stop safe-

fiance started to cross the

hadn’t warned him about

oncoming

car.

Hope’s care and

places

has

Price

now

$100 from students and

said

excellent,"

Price.

recently

trip

for

Florida.

Indicate your inten-

by holding out your Hunter suggests students

tions to cross

hand.”

He

sure the car sees them before

works

in

the

LRC

and said they are con-

cerned with anything that especially

may be through

the hair.

“We

know what is going around and we just want to protect don’t

usage policy

in

the is

LRC,

being

but said the

implemented

because someone noted it as a concern in one of the suggestion boxes.

fortunate not to have any injuries in to a pedestri-

an crossing a roadway. If a driver were caught with failing to yield for a pedestrian on campus, they would not be subject to the Highway Traffic Act because the college

is

private

property.

Instead, students could be subject to an infraction, which could mean anything from a warning to expulsion.

Heinzel says that if there is a complaint about a driver failing to yield

for pedestrians

at

a cross-

Don’t park there Parking without a provincial disability slip may cost you a $300 fine. The fine is payable to the City of Kitchener, not the college.

“If there are offenders in the area,

we

usually get them repeating the

few days.” Hunter says speed is the main reason drivers fail to yield at Conestoga. “The speed limit is 15 km/h and we frequently see people exceeding that.”

CLASSIFIEDS

act within a

He also says the biggest thing is to educate both pedestrians and drivers about the safe use of crosswalks. Ultimately,

Hunter want

comes down

Highway Traffic Act. The standard fine is $90 plus court costs for a total of $1 10. The driver would also get three demerit

Pedestrians must

always

Heinzel

both

to express that

If drivers fail to yield for pedestrians in the city, they would be

subject to the

driving

their

to

has

out for their

to

it,

make

own

it

the pedestrian

right

the

and

when

of

way.

sure to look

safety, but in a

driver versus pedestrian situation, the driver

must

yield.

Camp Wayne For

Girls

Children’s sleep-away camp. Northeast

August 15, 2004. If you love children and want to have a GREAT summer we need female staff as Directors and Instructors Pennsylvania, June 18

for:

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Tennis, Swimming, (W.S.I. pre-

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Ceramics, Silkscreen,

Printmaking, Batik, Jewelery, Calligraphy, Photography, Sculpture,

very noticeable one with flashing lights, yet drivers often don’t stop

Guitar, Aerobics, Self-defense, Video,

to allow pedestrians to cross.

work at the mall, I cross Kingsway Drive almost every day, 1

Piano. Other positions:

and I take the crossover every time. And, every time I cross it, at least one or two drivers do not stop right

Administrative/Driver, Nurses (RN’s and nursing student). On campus interviews

away.

Over time cross until

I

I

have learned not to

am

March

absolutely sure the

is going to come to a stop. Olaf Heinzel, public affairs coWaterloo the for ordinator

Regional Police Service, says it is up to both the driver and the pedestrian to ensure a safe crossing.

Summer Employment

“We

Erbsville Kartway, Waterloo requires

strongly encourage pedestrians to

sure

the

car

crossing,”

is

stopping

he

“(Pedestrians) need to indicate a desire to want to use the road.

Lights and signs don’t stop everyone.”

A1 Hunter, chief of security for

their surroundings when crossing a roadway. “Stop before crossing a

Crew, Grounds maintenance and Concession Stand starting weekends, Easter Weekend and full time during the summer months. The

people for

says.

Conestoga College, agrees. He says students need to be aware of

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online at www.campwayneforgirls.com.

vehicle

before

Bartlett

Most students have their own headphones but the bookstore is selling them Bartlett said. He is not aware of any problems associated with headphone

record.

walk, police will monitor the area.

also says the college has been

due

added

points

often drivers don't stop for pedestrians. This crossover is a

make

Morgan

educational technology section of

inch jacks are those

may not be paying attention

how

Since

own earphones due

to health concerns.

-

crossing streets

discuss

to

requiring students to

1/8

in

he would have

started

is

provide their

The

found on computer systems, CD, MP3 players, and cassette decks.

brother,

hit.

we

after

arranged a family

Hope and her

After a few obscenities were expressed,

earphones

The Children’s Wish Foundation also

ous

Toronto’s Hospital for

with

March 1. The LRC

There will be a box where earphones are used that will take both 1/4 - and 1/8 - inch plugs.

helps.”

little bit

Jonah, to go to Disney World

visits to

students

transferable,

faculty.

“People are giving loonies, and dollar bills; that’s

really

— Page 5

the students,” said Bartlett.

The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) will no longer be supplying

the

raised close to

treatments, including her continu-

the last five years

Drive,

help Hope’s

many expenses

attempting to cross.

Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener,

I

will

in

responding,” Bali said.

“Every

The proceeds

campus

the

where everybody in the school walks by. The fact that, in a matter of two days, she (Price) had collected $70 shows that people arc

yet.

family offset the

on

have been generous. ‘The jars have been pul

toonics

driv-

lights are

pus, said students

about this young girl really touched me,” said Price, who doesn't have children of her own

make

flashing.

On Kingsway

being

the

That

pedestrians

where signs are posted or

in

crosswalk and make sure you can

people can walk across intersections

reading

donations

at

enter safely.

Pedestrian

after

money

Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre and the Doon campus’s recreation accepted

Be safe when Some

in raising

DARREN SMITH

member of

the academic upgrade and career

campus involved

Posters have been put up

By

Sick Children. Judith Bali, a faculty

2004

,

No more earphones

girl

ECE pro-

Conestoga College’s Guelph campus is helping raise money lor a sick young girl with an inopera-

the

who

1

(Photo by Michelle Taylor) Pedestrians mist ensure their cwn safety when crossing a crossso walk ty irriicatirg their intentions to the drivers. The/ exist

people can walk across intersections and resdays safely.

it’s

Pit

season ends Thanksgiving Weekend. For more information

call:

884-5650.


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— SPOKE, March

1

News

2004

,

Josey Vogels a sex-talking success Students packed the Sanctuary for sex advice By

DAWN HASSON

more

encouraged

inspired

Men

worry about the

size

because they have yet

expe-

to

Who

rience an orgasm.

can

they go to for advice?

These are the most common Josey Vogels is

questions

asked. Vogels writes her own column, My Messy Bedroom, which appears in several Canadian magazines such as Echo, Post magazines. Hour

dice with

who

come

in

and

I

think

said

fascination,”

it’s

a

are

the

at

ing and

I

and

in

think

that

for

Inc. (CSI).

a part

really

condom on the cucumber, which was located between his or

is

who

of

her partners' legs.

about sex is as important as writing about politics or writing about any-

written that

on how to help people find special someone and deal with

Women’s

thing else.” said Vogels. “I think it's really important for us to

the

most

sex columnist

it’s

huge Johansen,

and blew up condoms. The person who blew his up the largest received a penis-shaped candle. Next, Vogels told us about her life as a 14-year-old small-town gal

who

school,

the

stage

(Photo by Dawn Hasson) Josey Vogels had four volunteers blow up condoms at the beginning of her show on Feb.10. Vogels is a sex columnist who really related to the students at Conestoga College. She also writes her own column. My Messy Bedroom, which appears in several Canadian magazines such as Echo, Hour and Pulse.

Sunday Night Sex Show, a call-in advice show that airs on the

are.”

Josey Vogels,

it.”

who went up on

With one partner's hands held behind

host of the

we

Vogels started the show with four volunteers

condom and a cucumber.

Vogels ended the show by answering question cards the students piled at the end of the stage. The 39-year-old has a total of four books available on sex, dating and relationships. “For me. sexuality' is really a part of who we are. I think writing

when somebody

a

nered off and given a flavoured

put the

“For me, sexuality

age where

there’s

was when eight volunteers took the stage, where they were part-

his or her back, the other person

talks about the issues

and

important,

really

human

and implications regarding sex,

demand

students

and weren't upset Sue Johansen wasn't booked.

they're doing a lot of experiment-

comes

the

felt

Ethan Miller,

Conestoga Students

“Students

her virginity in the hay.

related to her,

it.

vice-president of student activities for

lost

Literally.

"We’ve always had these sex people

commands such

The last and most shocking adventure

Miller the students loved

A

as kiss me.

is

sex.

And

Dating:

Survival Guide and a set of

Canada’s most widely read sex and relationships columnist, and she came to the Sanctuary Feb. 10 to talk about

She

book

her

and Pulse. The column also appears in New York’s Free Spirit.

and

ask questions

and take the information beyond something that has comedic value.” said Miller. Vogels had three rounds of "game shows” where a guy and girl would take the stage to answer sex-related questions. She had prizes each competition, for which included a vaginashaped candle, a copy of

of

women worry

penis;

their

to

is

usually the

comes

to

Television Network. "Josey tends to relate to the col-

crowd

lege

a

little

bit

better.

think students are just that

I

explore that part of ourselves.”

much

Her

first

two books came out of

her columns. Her dating book was

common

problems when

they are dating. “I usually

people

who

get questions from are in long-term rela-

tionships and are trying to keep

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: Whether to panic

or to prepare.

enlightened or to remain

and energy

is

up

to

in

Final

things exciting," said Vogels.

Exams

Whether to sulk or to

get questions from people

the dark, hoping for the best.

you and

will

Whether to become How you use your time

study.

determine your level of success or failure.

“I

who

have a particular sexual fantasy and they don’t feel comfortable sharing it with their partner or their partner isn’t comfortable with their fantasies and how you deal with those differences in those

between the differences the renowned sex talkers. “I’m coming from a journalism background; she’s coming from a background as a nurse,' said Vogels. “I tend to try and approach it more culturally and a lot of the research I do is in various aspects of sexuality and I on think her focus is sexual health.”

“The cornerstone of good ” sex is communication

relationships.”

To go into the exam period with your eyes wide open, you need • how many exams you have and in which subjects; • • • •

to

know:

when, where and for how long they are scheduled; what material will be covered with emphasis on which areas; what format the exam will have (multiple choice, essay, short answer); what percentage of your final mark the exam covers.

About three weeks before exams start, mark the times and locations of each exam on a calendar. For each course, list what you need to study and the sources you will use (textbook, class notes, lab. assignments). Estimate the amount of study time you will need and indicate study periods on the calendar. By planning ahead, you know you will have time for each subject.

Use

Josey Vogels,

Vogels was a journalist who chose to be a sex columnist because it was the one thing she stuck to the longest in her career.

“The cornerstone of good sex is communication,” said Vogels. “If there are differences in what your needs are sexually or if needs aren’t being met obviously you have to talk about them. There is a lot of give and take that has Vogels enjoys people like Sue

Johansen

who

are

open about

first

exam and

If

not starting

Services

it

will

“You need somebody who

is in

tune with the issues that college students face,” said Miller. "The

Josey Vogels as opposed to Sue is I think we’re dealing with an age

assistance

office, or attend

in

younger."

As

for Vogels, she is speaking at

April, there will be a documentary about her on the network called the Secret Language of

WB

Girls.

She also has a new book coming 7

running out of time and energy for the

out

in

Made

one

like

preparing for

final

exams, come

to the Student

"It

May

of our workshops:

“The thing we have we're

think

w ith ble

A Message from Student Services

called

Sex

Bedside Etiquette

Easy.

has

all

the answers to those

awkward situations like what do you do when someone lets one that

“Preparing for Final Exams”

at this college that is

lot

various colleges in Montreal. In

and neglecting others; early enough, leaving too little time during exam week.

like

know who

year.

Manners:

working hard for the course(s) you

you would

don’t

they

be next

a

others; •

plans to invite a sex talker at

demographic

their sexuality.

all

over-studying for the

CSI

the college every year, although

main reason why we went with

to happen.”

sources of help available to you: old exams, classmates, study groups, class review time, text notes or highlighted sections, text summaries and chapter questions. Ask your faculty for help and information about the exam. Avoid common mistakes: •

sex columnist

it’s

in

common is and we

very' sex-positive

important to arm people

much information as when it comes to

as

possi-

sex.”

said Vogels.

But she

is

also quick to point out

while you’re having sex or what do you do when you have your period

middle of it” said Vogels. going to be about the simple things like how to ask for what you want but do it in a polite, tactful manner.” in the

“It’s


News

Canadian By JASON MIDDLETON Only

Canada could there be a that makes 2.7-million

in

company

ice experts:

display. Absolutely stunning.”

and a lot of winter coats. Based in Hensall. Ont.. an hour and a half west of Kitchener, the company produces everything from ice sculptures and ice armchairs to phallic symbols for bachelor and

used to make ice sculptures. Before being frozen the water is purified to

w ith two dogs.

dogsledder It

took four hours to build the

and accessories the welcoming reception for

the ice sculptures

Conan O'Brien. “Of course. Conan makes

all

the in

So we decided to show him more funky, contemporary way that Canadians do ice" said eightyear employee Heidi Bay ley. To create the cool as ice party igloos.

a

scene,

the

company used

ice,

100 each weighing 136

kilograms, to build a giant ice bar, logos, a giant backdrop, armchairs,

coffee tables, big walls and giant pillars that

Bayley

were 2.5 metres high.

said. “It

It

typically

figure

takes three days to

eliminate minerals and

The block of

ice

is

dirt.

frozen in a

tank from the bottom up to prevent ice bubbles.

well as doing weddings, cor-

porate events, winter carnivals and parties. Ice

Culture also does pro-

motions for companies. Recently, Nike asked them to

50 of

new winter runice. which would be randomly placed throughout Chicago for a contest where people would have to find freeze

their

the hidden shoes.

Bayley. whose father runs the

company, left

jokes about Canadians living

blocks of

— Page 7

ning shoes in blocks of

maze and a whole day to build the Inuit dog sled team. The company recently designed for

2004

build one of the ice blocks that are

As

At Waterloo's first Ice Dogs w inter festival on Feb. 14, Ice Culture created a sculpture of a howling wolf, an ice maze, a podium for the concession stand and an Inuit

go

1,

They also built a luge for the bar so that drinks could be poured down into your glass. Bayley said. “It was a beautiful

kilograms of carving ice per year. Ice Culture Inc. has been doing just that with only 15 employees

bachelorette parties.

SPOKE, March

was a massive

undertaking.”

said,

shoes.

couldn't run

The

I

“We were

guess

it

only sent

was so we

away with them.”

produced by Ice Culture is shipped around the world. Like any company. Ice Culture has slipped on some projects. The CBC asked them to build a giant logo for display in a studio. “They had their studio lights on it all day and they weren't supposed to. The logo came crashing down in the middle of a studio.” said Bayley. “We've been really lucky and spend a lot of time planning to avoid disasters," she said, adding safety always comes first. ice

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— SPOKE, March

1

,

Feature

2004

students (Photos by Jennifer Ormston)

George Bernard Shaw (above), is by artist Robert F. Brown. Several by Brown are on display at the Homer Watson House and Gallery at 1 745 Old

This abstract painting, other works of art

Rd.

in

titled

room

at the

devoted to the

Many

Homer Watson House and

looks

which

is

just

Eaves-Brown and her husband Robert Brown (bottom

are

right)

now

walk out with your

at the gallery.

New display at

with your

taxes money

stained glass windows. An minutes from Conestoga, is

like colourful

artist’s paintings.

vibrant paintings by Pat

on display

right)

Gallery,

in

Mill

Kitchener.

Janet Panabaker’s Gilded Windows display (top entire

walk

local

gallery ‘unbelievable’ By JENNIFER

A

ORMSTON

taking only

fter

steps

few

a

Homer

the

into

However, they are actually intensely bright paintings on canvas.

Watson

House and be glad you came to

Gallery, you’ll

see their latest exhibit.

Vivid colours

splashed across

large canvases can be seen in

all

The

gallery’s

new winter

exhibi-

works of four local artists: Pat Eaves-Brown and her husband Robert Brown, Janet Panabaker and Sheila McMath. The Browns’ pieces, titled Faces and Flowers, are displayed together in the gallery’s main room; Pat’s include

paintings

abstract

floral

pieces and images of dolls, while

Robert's

are

and some

portraits

really stand out.”

exhibit

by the

on

dis-

title

rooms;

other

instead, they can best

rized

is

are not like the

the

in

be summa-

of the display;

Needles.

“My

Tyo,

exhibition

gallery,

about

said

this

at

intention

is

to con-

struct objects that are

brightly

and thought-provoking, both beautiful and troubling.”

some of

Pat’s

floral

abstracts are unbelievable.”

The pieces

in

Panabaker’s Gilded

because

has

it

a

lot

of

abstract work.

McMath’s may appeal

pieces to

particular

in

students because

“It makes you try to imagine what the pieces were before she broke them down and recreated

them,” she said.

This exhibit runs It

will be

exhibition,

until

which

14.

will include fig-

is

conveniently

close to the college’s pus, is

take

pieces of fabric, tear them apart and

Some

March

followed by the spring

The Homer Watson House and

artist

them.

think students it.”

ure drawings, masks and clay fig-

Gallery

reassemble

“I

really enjoy

ure sculptures.

Sheila McMath,

Basically what she does

but

Conestoga

exhibit

both sensually enticing

hued

“I'm not a huge fan of abstract pieces,

said she believes

this

College students would enjoy this

would

the

display.

certainly distinctive

in

they are so different.

Tiffani

curator

Tyo

smallest room,

the gallery’s

McMath’s unique play. Her works

Although these pieces are by two work amaztogether,

are truly

display.

different people, they

well

objectives

them

abstract floral paintings as well.

ingly

Her

achieved

paintings

includes the

both beautiful and troubling.”

coloured

vibrantly

they’re

sensually

enticing and thought-provoking,

with a varnish finish that makes In

directions.

tion

“They’re symmetrical,” said Tyo.

“And

both

objects that are

of the

pieces actually have needles

left in

at

748-4377

them, said Tyo.

is

Rd.,

ext.

in

a suggest-

ed $3 donation. For more information on other exhibits, contact

or visit hrblock.ca

Doon cam-

1754 Old Mill

Kitchener. Admission

call 1 -8O0-HRBLOCK

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Tyo

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this at

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— Page 9

2004

,

Indy music takes over Sanctuary Moon raker,

Asher, Vacuity, Handheld

and 3play performed By CARRIE

HOTO

together years,

Passion-filled music

bounced off the walls of the Sanctuary on Friday the

3th.

1

Five bands showcased their talent

money

education

childhood

for

(ECE) exhibit. The crowd listened attentively when Moonraker took centre stage; it’s

the

“It’s

right

when

feeling

we

go

stage.”

really get on each other’s

their

on

Back

in

home-

town,

nerves.

“We’re

tickets

to

here for the rea-

Joly

Toronto just

win each time,”

and

sons,”

to

are

said Brais.

say they don’t

same

Moonraker moved five months ago to

to

the

We

we want

confident,

,in

from

Montreal,

the sev-

of

Stanley Cup.

loft apart-

safe to say they stole the show.

Originally

was

it

game

enth

share a two-bed-

Toronto

early

players and

Moonraker since 1998. The guys

and Handheld - 3play from Guelph and Toronto’s Moonraker all volunan

almost 20 have been themselves for

calling

room ment

teered their time to raise

on Friday the 13th

but

a captivated crowd. Three Kitchener bands - Asher, Vacuity

to

live

said.

get their foot in

the door of record companies.

much going on for mean

“There’s not

the industry (in Montreal).

Moonraker

Moonraker’s were

got

its

you can play gigs there but there’s nobody from the industry going to

big

break

come

have

slowly

been

gaining

I

see us,” said Matt Joly, the

lead singer of Moonraker.

shows

first

in

sold

Montreal and

since.

“The feeling we get when

we go on stage is like we were hockey players if

and

game

We want

it

was

the seventh

of the Stanley

Cup.

are confident,

we

to

Roberts, get

you live in Toronto you have a lot more opportunity to play,” he said. The band has been playing about one or two shows a week since their decision to relocate.

lyrics.

The Toronto-based band opened

outdoor concert

in

for the Tragically

Hip at an

2000.

Makoway from Moonraker has

since

“If

Matt Joly, lead singer of Moonraker, belts out heavy, passionate

songs with Mark

Moonraker

Sam

Christian

“Criq”

Brais,

Frank Williamson, Dominic Viola and Pierre Hamelin make up the band. The five have been playing

’98.

All

music events so they can come back. Shown here, is the lead singer of the band.

were

we’ve never played in a big venue like that. Gordon Downie from the Tragically Hip came to see us after the gig and he said he liked our band. It was really nice to talk to him,” Joly said.

their

tonight

is

studio

just cool,”

Montreal because their

friends and family will

The band

better.

definitely

created a buzz in

Sanctuary.

the

Heads were bob bing and feet tapping were along

to

tunes

and

played at the college

in

January.

in

the Sanctuary.

ECE

All

bands volunteered

program. The exhibit was

to dis-

money

get

stage if

on

is

like

we were

hockey

student.

was showcased

at the

school on Jan. 14. After expenses, the organizers raised

$250

to

cover

the cost of having the exhibit at

Conestoga.

program is diversity. keep people aware that not every family is made up of one mom, one dad and 2.5 kids.” Greb, along with Ashly TyeRobins, organized and planned the event. They advertised band auditions around the school and started “Part of our

was here

their

own

certs.com.

to

kitchenercon-

website: All

bands auditioned

before playing in the Sanctuary. Tickets were $10 in advance and

$15

at the door.

“We expected two

people to show

up,” said Tye-Robins.

“I’m ecstatic; I’m very impressed with the amount of people that came out.”

Wayne

Morris, the chair of the

school of health sciences, and Lana

Hardacore, development teacher,

showed coming out

also

their

support by

to the event.

as

when

go

ECE

exhibit

for a

the

soon as Moonraker perthe formed Police’s Message in a Bottle, people joined right in by mouthing along. “The feeling

we we

The

It

They also opened for Bif Naked and Econoline Crush.

be so much

raise

impressed;

be expecting them to

on by the

program. “We organized this event to

first-year

“We

in

exhibit, put

pro-

cert in front of 3,000 people.

Williamson added he might get

an

the

photo exhibit on family diversity,” said Hilary Greb, co-organizer and

anxious again when they perform

for

good

ceeds from the Carrie Hoto) show went to the Vacuity of Kitchener, hopes the early childhood Sanctuary holds more live education (ECE)

said Williamson.

and the money raised was used

a

for

cause.

Probably the biggest band they opened for is the Tragically Hip, at an outdoor con-

coming here

play

out,

80 people

(Photo by

The band agrees

Local band, Asher played for a crowd of about 80 people

sold

money

music doesn’t do them justice; the stage is where they belong. “For our first shows in front of our friends we were nervous. In Toronto we play once a week, so

(Photo by Carrie Hoto)

was-

turned out to raise

2001 and after that we had the chance to record thcee

Criq Brnis,

signed by a record label in Toronto.

the

Sanctuary

about

in

already had quite a bit of success

Montreal, like

Joly,

a

Moist.”

Joly said most musicians from

(Photo by Carrie Hoto)

won

radio contest back

win each time.”

Although n’t

“We

a in

advance.

ever

attention

out

week

(Photo by Carrie Hoto)

3play

was one

of

the five bands to

hit

the Sanctuary on Friday the 13th.

Dave Huber, the lead singer, played

Wide Mouth Mason cover, This

the

Morning.


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Snow removal a blow By

DARREN SMITH

cost

It

Conestoga College's Doon

campus more than $7,500

to dig

out after the Jan. 27 snowstorm.

The money was paid

campus

include

does

not

of

any

wages

the

been problems

snow

adding

cleared lots.

tion

Barry Milner, physical resources

manager, said Conestoga staff put

normal workday and more than

16 hours of overtime clearing snow.

“People worked almost around

difficult getting the

this is

taken into considera-

when making

the decision to

close the school.

The year

cost of

Snow removal

a

lit-

whole season. "This

situations

when

be there

for the

misconcep-

contractors

they get there,

useless,”

just

dump

huge capacities."

in

dump

Cities will

of

you

on roads and

salt

large

amounts

traffic

helps to

distribute

enced

This also creates brine, which

one of

this at

campuses

their

in the past.

salt-water

By having on hourly

work based

contract

you

rates

For the

good

will get a

snow.

10 years the lowest

last

snow removal was

cost for

and work

1999/2000-winter season

at

When

cal-

budgets Financial

future

averages arc taken

in

order to

that

the

also

brine

colder temperatures

cold weather.

mixture of sand and

pickled sand

making

refreezes,

salt useless in really

is

conditions as

used on icy

is

better

resources

Deere tractor with a front bucket

tion as people think they

and rear blower and three John

better price paying seasonal," said

numbers

arc not necessarily used as

review the

new methods being used

Deere units with a brush or blower

Milner.

this will

throw out the budget.

instead of

salt.

option for the front and sanders on

The college

the back.

also had a

truck with a blade and sander out.

The amount of snow

was made

the decision

campus was All

said.

cleared

time

at the

to close the

not an issue Milner

parking

the

were

lots

The

morning.

the

for

He

said

can get a

an educated guess. The

Plowing equipment

contractors are hired

if

amount of money

for a particular

each year they

may

lose out. If in

removing and dealing with snow.

more snow than anticipated

is

the contractor could have used all

money

up

allotted for the contract.

money

Despite the lack of

they

Peter

who

Schlei,

Conestoga’s

maintenance

tonnes of

in

extreme cold.

would

the fact the weather couldn't- be

of their contract for February and

around -12

predicted later in the day.

March.

effectiveness, he said.

have to honour the

rest

Ombudsperson a BRAMBURGER

By CHRISTINA

good

nitely a

Falconer

CSI has made

it

one of

their pri-

he thinks

group

end up reporting

of having an ombudsperson on

a lot

campus.

as the board of governors.

An ombudsperson would

be a

to a

third-party investigator of student

another valuable student service

complaints.

that

“They are

basically an ear for

CSI

says

students,”

president

Justin Falconer.

The

tial.

is

the

they are impar-

autonomy

ombudsperson

of

the

one of the most

is

important things.

They could

lege

However,

investigate,

the

at

its

now

“I’m excited

to

is

really

I

happy

it

was

felt

it

little bit

will

probably be

of resistance from some

and

union

the

faculty

workforce that will be a

little bit

iffy

on

of the position being

place by

in

September. Conestoga would look

that the student associ-

someone they thought would

colleges

says

ation

and the college share the

be impartial, take the role serious-

Falconer. “If there's a complaint

cost

of

ly

about what CSI

ombudsperson. This way not one

involves

that

ter

pus,

is

a student

CSI,

doing on cam-

can go to the

ombudsperson instead of coming in

here directly and that person

is

the

side puts in

and

it’s

more than

the

a

and be able little bit

it

comes

to

develop the role

more, says Falconer.

“When you tion at first

Falconer says everyone would

to

define a job descrip-

and you've never had a

person like that before, eventually,

over time, that person might grow

Falconer says he looks at what the

hiring the ombudsperson, includ-

out of that

now and there

any-

ing the faculty union, the student

that their role changes.”

is to

association, as well as the college,

college has

one

in the college

isn’t

whose job

follow policy or ensure that

all

the

policies are followed. If a student

“so everyone agrees what the picture

of

the

final

ombudsperson

had an issue now, they could go to a

would be on campus;

number of

outs and what the person would do

there's

different

areas,

but

no one place where the CSI

or the college can direct students. “I think that

anything that takes a

fragmented approach and solidifies it

for

the other

balanced.

have equal say when

can always be of assistance.”

for

office

into a clear

obvious path

is

defi-

the ins, the

He work

would have

to

job design or find

says he thinks there that has to

some of

the

concerns we are that,” said Milner.

is

a lot of

be done with both

By JENNIFER

ORMSTON

sibility that this is

almost

is

And what

everyone

probably going

make

in

the

for students.”

college

could

the

of

lot

var-

out and

it

moving.

it

damage on campus occurs on around sidewalks and

grass

where snow banks were.

-areas

an abrasive, non-lfiendly

is

product as far as turf

is

concerned,

Schlei said.

The college has experimented and uses one such product

the years

on the sidewalks.

How

product

the

inside of the

campus

affects

good

the

taken into

is

is

not

and the college

for concrete

could be faced with future prob-

lems with sidewalks.

The college used

to use a lot of

pickled sand but found

it

marked

the floors.

monary disease and tobacco pro-

to celebrate

showers

flower,

answer

in

support of the

This Wednesday

is

Tulip Day, a

day when the Waterloo Region to

sell

7,000 bunches of tulips as part of their general fundraising

campaign.

Day is a terrific opportunisome hope, not only to who suffer from lung dis-

“Tulip

ty to bring

who

think

end,”

said

ease, but also to those

may

never

Michele Breault, development coordinator of the local association.

The

Waterloo

Association

is

Region

Lung

the reigning office

for the highest sales in the province,

with 6,500 bunches sold

last year.

“We’re the ones to beat.” said

This year the sale goal has been increased, but 5,000 bunches have

only 2,000

left to

be bought.

3 not only helps the

Lung

its

goal, but

it

also helps

could

all

lilies,

the

"Tulips are the least invasive to

said Breault. “Plus,

no other chari-

use them.”

ties

Breault said Conestoga College

should be

students

made aware

about lung diseases because students

increasingly

are

suffering

from them. First-year students in particular

often have trouble with asthma, she said.

“They may have had

their

under control before they but once they

move

asthma

left

home,

new

into a

envi-

ronment, their symptoms often

up as new

changes,

Lifestyle

stress,

unhealthy eating and being

the

new

flare

triggers are created.”

are

in

more

some of

triggers that can emerge.

Students

who

notice this happen-

ing should go to health services or

use a breath of

spring around now,” said Breault.

Proceeds from the sales will go to

Lung Association’s asthma,

The Lung Association

is

looking

for

Conestoga College students

who

are willing to volunteer in the

event on

March

3,

4 and

5.

For more information, contact

to brighten the buyer’s day.

the

or

see a doctor immediately.

Purchasing a bunch of tulips on

quality,

roses

simple.

smoky environments

Breault.

“We

like is

people with allergies and asthma,"

Association.

winter

the

was picked instead of another

tulip

by purchasing a bunch of only $6

why

For those wondering

in the air.

way

better

the near arrival of April

than

achieving

be one of the best decisions that

At the same time the flow of ious rivers flushes a

grams.

Association get one step closer to

role for an

Schlei.

with tulips

it

already been pre-sold so there are

ombudsperson.

the position.

possibly

eliminate

environmental

to find out

are working.

on defining the end

to

we may

we can

into

tie

March

ed before someone was hired for

"I'm glad that

initial

“There’s a very, very good pos-

be decid-

“If

programs

the

new methods

the

our

on the ground water,” said

effect

consideration as well. Salt

be able to

the faculty as well as the college

in different scenarios.”

All that

how

those

this.”

Falconer says there's a possibili-

mat-

that involves the college or a

some of

to

Lung Association hopes

people, Falconer says.

ty at

hoping

tulips for

other

Generally what happens

is

Lung

was

not needed just yet.

He

with selecting that as one of their

faculty

looked into a number of years ago,

ucts as well, Milner said.

annual priorities.”

person.”

something the college

in

The county of Wellington

Spring

be a part of that

people in CSI, the college, and the

is

tested

experimenting with other prod-

that

year with the board and

this

a

a sugar

is

being

solution

Say

they're running out and hiring this

This

is

to

in

time could have an

in

with other de-icing products over

alternative to salt

beat

prepared to do

“There will probably be a few

but at that time

request of any student, a matter

begins to lose

to

don’t think

“I

One

municipalities

be able to protect students for a

However, there

receptive to the idea at this

is

salt

gets

long time coming,” says Falconer.

offer.

Falconer says he thinks the col-

point.

The unique thing about ombudsperson

Conestoga could

C

think the board

would be

thinks this

will

that is

more formal than CSI, such

The CSI

temperature

the

put something in place the

ombudsperson would probably

orities to look into the possibility

Once

possibility

step for students.”

says

team,

used. However, salt

salt is

does not work

contact

Milton.

of

said during an average season 122

school was closed primarily due to

still

part

is

may

only

isn't the

avenue used by Conestoga for

November, December and January there

highest

use every-

salt

“The high sodium content waterways

Salt

In the spring physical

not just with the

is

where.

Salt

vehicle traction.

make

tamination. This

keeps

provides

around the col-

salt

college but also with

salt called

it

the concerns associated

possible ground water con-

is

also used around

campus. This

the

a

is

further

melting ice and snow.

in

in

A

into the ice.

it

solution

However,

in the

$14.16

per parking space. The highest has

been $31.26 per space.

helps

One of

with the use of lege

he said, and Conestoga has experi-

culating

common

a

is

done

contracts are

for classes.” said Milner.

5200 John

these

In

last-

Doon campus was

at the

becomes

it

it

over $30 per parking space.

tle

C

‘At -15

said.

rate if there’s less

snow removal

on an hourly basis and not

their

the

of cars,” said Milner,

the clock to get things ready again

The college used

if

full

good

will not get

said Schlei, “unless

was expected,

that

cleared for the next day

were

lots

Conestoga employees who also

in a

them out

you

result

pocketbook

to

service in the later months,” Milner

will

would be

“It

“As a

may have

in getting

snow

’due to the

able to get

but there

he said.

to an out-

and

contractor,

side

may have been

People to the

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chronic obstructive pul-

Breault at 886-8100.

To

learn

eases,

related

more about lung

dis-

smoking and other lungissues,

www.on.lung.ca.

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to


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temperatures and

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constant

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continue

to

greater danger

lurking than just frostbite. Fire.

House

fires

winter and

fire

increase over the departments believe

due to a couple of factors. “There are more residential fires over the winter months than the this is

summer months because ings are closed,” said

prevention

fire

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smoke alarms sounding and

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ground.”

snow and

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or paths and road conditions can

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said Borghese.

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Horoscope Week of Feb. 29

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March

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it

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is

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progress despite

bitter

Doon campus

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to get there.

make

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you are focused. Use your smarts and your willpower. You’ll be in the best position to choose wisely.

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and more this winter season. Luckily, ing on the site. Don’t forget your hard hats everybody!

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not your birthday, but feels it.

way! You'll get some well-

friend will get bossy with you, but it

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like

why

little

anc

not take a risk anc

start the ball rolling

is

a third-

year journalism student

who dabbles with astrology and likes to read tarot

yourself?

cards just for kicks.


News

new swinging

Barbie’s a HOWDEN

By JENNIFER

The unthinkable has happened. After 43 years together Barbie and

Ken have

called

it

quits.

Russell Arons, vice-president of

marketing

Mattel,

at

and Ken “feel

some

time to spend

it’s

quality time apart.”

“Like their

board shorts and a bikini top, metal hop earrings, and has a deeper tan.

couldn’t keep up with. After

Arons denies any truth to the rumours that the breakup had anything to do with Barbie’s new look

rock

but the new look has already grabbed the attention of a new man Blaine, the Australian boogie boarder.

other celebrity

who

The famous couple

the set of their first television

mercial

romance has come

com-

many famous

couple has portrayed

Wind and Romeo and

the

1

of

Swan Lake, Barbie

and Barbie

as

Rapunzel

Nutcracker. Also,

in the

for

anyone

who

is

in

man

a bleached-blond Aussie

interesting.

blue shirt over a long-sleeved

shirt,

actually get married,” she said.

a shell necklace and hiking boots.

really just

new

The

California

Cali

(short

Another

for

wears

Barbie

Girl)

Barbie’s

royally

with the breakup that’s

screwed,” he

“Barbie has the ear and the

ters,”

house, he has nothing.”

Besides

new

the

factor

which Ken

is

just

new a

Barbie

Barbie. “As long as they

bitter,

he

make

is

journalism

mat-

a

a

bit childish,”

HORTON

whole

lot

included

The Shaq

attack

is

reason anyone watched this

back!

game

Shaquille O'Neal made everyone remember why he is the most dominant player in the NBA and he did it in front of Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Yao Ming during the 53rd annual NBA All-Star

was because they wanted to see Lebron James let loose, performing dunks he may have tried in the The Slam Slam Dunk Contest.

Game.

a

O’Neal, who was voted MVP, dropped bombs on a star-studded

Center

Staples

15.

weak

A lot of media have been swirling

contest.

While James watched from the

around the Lakers

this season,

The

fortu-

Richardson in a sloppy and uninspired competition with triggerhappy judging. Richardson managed to pull off a dunk worthy of

TSN’s

son due mostly to a calf injury sus-

“He (Studdard) grabbed my

ass

O’Neal said in a press conference after the game. The Shaq attack was one act in a weekend-long show that had some great moments, but a few weak go,”

Indiana Pacer Fred Jones

stands,

highlight of the night, but,

now

tained Jan. 2, but

with a vengeance.

Sports Centre at

Losing his All-Star Game starting role to Houston Rockets center Yao Ming and getting shown-up by none other than Ming in a match on

all.

In the skills competition, former Raptor Voshon Leonard made the

three-point competition interesting,

forcing Peja Stojakovic to final

shot.

make

his

Stojakovic picked up

the final tying ball and sailed

it

just

wide, crowning Leonard as the three-point champ.

The rookie game was

But

entertaining with high scoring, a

Shaq.

this

weekend was

all

about

the

Wednesday before

break,

lit

a

fire

he’s

With a minimal amount of playdunks,

BRYAN MARTIN

The

It’s

that time of year again

Major

League

training

is fast

It

Baseball

when

spring

approaching.

feels like just yesterday that the

Florida Marlins were upsetting the

New

York Yankees for the World

Series

away

title,

until

but

we

teams

are only

weeks

start to practise in

This off-season has been one of the craziest in recent history with

number of trades.

Many teams were

Pettite. Pettite

tive in this year’s

his

hometown of Houston.

is good and bad news for American League Toronto Blue Jays. The good news is they re-

involved in free

agency and the, wheeling and dealing of several big-name players.

the

signed their ace

Roy Halladay

to a

long-term contract and picked up a couple of pitchers, including Ted Lilly

from the Oakland

Athletics.

game with

Carter

the lone Raptor.

promised myself I would never to an All-Star game unless I was playing in it,” Magloire told TNT’s Cheryl Miller during half“I

come

O’Neal put up 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Western Conference over the Eastern

tunately for Toronto fans, the sea-

Red Sox and Yankees have too much depth and tend to pull away from the Jays is

so long the

near the end.

National

the

League,

the

defending World Series champions

The bad news is the Yankees and Boston Red Sox also made some significant changes. That is troubling because those three teams are all in the same division and the Jays don’t have the payroll to compete with them. In the past, the Jays

have been

able to stay with both teams for the early part of the season, but, unfor-

are going to be a threat to

win

it

again.

After the Marlins

won

the

World

997 the owner completeteam by trading most of the players. The Florida fans were extremely angry and the team Series in

1

ly rebuilt his

hadn’t fully recovered until

when

for the

new gen-

is

back

Christina Aguilera’s butchering of the

American

sounded

anthem,

Furtado

like Pavarotti.

The halftime show was one of extremes.

Magic Johnson applauded the Laker organization’s great accomplishments and then introduced the next act, musician Michael McDonald, as an electrifying performance. On queue, McDonald, an older, grey-haired bearded gentleman, started to sing and play the keyboard.

More

appropriate for the setting,

Beyonce followed with a rendition of her single Crazy in Love, much to the appreciation of the crowd and TNT’s Charles Barkley who had a few choice words after the performance. “In America, I believe gay people should be allowed to get married,

when you see Beyonce, why would you want to be gay?” he

but

said.

won

last

year

World Series. Since then the owner promised they

man performing at halftime and Barkley’s comments, the NBA sure keeps the fan guessing. white

season

for spring

In

is

Kids are

days and he

With Lebron’s indecision, an old

Canadian musician Nelly Furtado did a poor job on the Canadian national anthem, but compared to

son

faster these

new look Barbie

time.

Conference 136-132. Big hook-ups during the game

then joined the

Houston Astros and influenced his former teammate, Roger Clemens, who had just retired from the Yankees, to come back into the league and play one more season in

the liking of P-

was the only Canadian representa-

Shaq.

Steinbrenner did not re-sign pitcher

Andy

to

applauded courtside. Jamaal Magloire’s first All-Star Game appearance added some Canadian content to the game. He

back

was that George

There

Florida.

the

news owner

biggest

Yankees

much

also

eration,” she said.

Diddy and Aston Kutcher who

Major League Baseball gearing up By

saw numer-

ing time. Carter pulled off three big

the All-Star

within

that

school Vinsanity.

Karl Malone, and

would have a hard time getting on

game

ous lead changes and even old-

the addition of

except for a dunk by Jones, the rest

stripe killed the East in a

competitive

with

Gary Payton and Kobe Bryant’s The last thing the indiscretions. Lakers needed was for O’Neal to get injured. The big man has already missed 15 games this sea-

end.

scenes.

from the

upset defending champion Jason

crowd had the pleasure of watching Shaq’s rim-rocking dunks from feet away. Rap, shoes, diamonds and Shaq joking about falling on American Idol sensation Ruben Studdard during the second half of the All-Star Game, ended an extravagant week-

let

In the end, shooting only 5-16

competition did not feature

King James and consequently, was

Los

nate

and wouldn’t

busy setting up Vince Carter off the backboard.

in

crowd

Angeles, Calif., Feb.

Dunk

Steve Francis made the ally-oop look easy, while Allen Iverson was

Deak

for the older generation.

plastic people

New Jersey’s Jason Kidd and Kenyon Martin coming up huge more than once. Ming and

of hot-dogging and a barrage of

she said.

about time for the new-

growing up

little silly.

breaking up like real people seems

ridiculous jams. Although, the real

it’s

look Barbie. “The old Barbie was

student

the

said

18,

“The idea of two

bitchy Barbie to go along

that

thinks

Nikki Deak, thing

all

Rim-rocking dunks prove that Shaq By NICK

43 years.

quits after

it

said.

First-year

Cali

Brick has a suggestion for another

possible

career,

Barbie and Ken have called

side.

“Ken got

examples of Barbie’s

wishful thinking.

look.

(Photo by Jennifer Howden)

Second-year broadcast student Jeremy Brick, 20, said he is on

said.

new

new guy could make things Maybe now Barbie can

open

Ken’s reluctance to get married and that those bridal Barbie dolls are

Barbie got herself a

has time

spoils beige shorts, an

debuts this

that

Who

world.

life.

“This

Ken’s

do now

currently mar-

could make a huge difference

Arons hinted the breakup may have had something to do with

girl to

is

more than 150 countries and

in the

her

fourth movie together. Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper, which

So, what's a

that.

Second-year broadcast student Kathy Carr, 19, said Barbie’s new

He’s every Barbie’s dream man.

she’s single?

keep up with

Barbie just didn’t have

Barbie dolls are sold some-

they just finished wrapping their

fall.

to

Or maybe

in

Blaine

princess.

a

opinions about the breakup.

Juliet.

They can also be seen in three successful Number movies - Barbie

ballerina,

romance when you’re that busy? Conestoga students had their own

marketing vice-president

and Rhett Butler from Gone with

all,

for

to

Russell Arons,

O'Hara

characters such as Scarlett

a

where

an end.”

1961. Since then, the

in

single

Wonder Woman and a veterinarian, just to name a few. It would be hard

three

couples, their Hollywood

met on

first

— Page 15

according to Mattel, every second,

“Like other celebrity

added the duo "will remain friends.”

2004

,

an actor, a mermaid, a

star,

fairy,

keted

quickly

1

she’s been a teacher, a doctor, a

time for Ken. She

couples,

Hollywood romance has come

an end,” said Arons,

to

Barbie

said

SPOKE, March

the

to

keep the majority of the team so they could remain in contention in the National League. You’d expect the Houston Astros with Clemens and Pettite to

make some

noise as well

in the

National League playoff race this year.

The Atlanta Braves have been one of the best teams for the past decade so you can’t rule them out. You can also count on Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants to keep dominating their division in the National League and for Bonds to keep driving the ball a mile.


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â&#x20AC;&#x201D; SPOKE, March

1

2004

Presidential Election

Changes

Kitchener (February 17, 2004) - Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) has had numerous student media inquires as a result of the recent changes contained in the Executive Selection Process Policy. The president for the academic year 2004-2005 will not be directly elected from the student body like in previous years. Instead, the Board will act as a hiring committee to fill this important position annually.

What were

the factors contributing to the

change

in

policy?

Students should know that the student president position at CSI has typically gone uncontested in college-wide elections. In fact, for the past two years in a row we have seen the president nominee become acclaimed. Three years ago we had 74 votes elect the student

Low

president.

tency

voter turnout has contributed to this

Under

thereafter.

change

in policy.

In

addition to this factor,

CSI has

traditionally suffered

from a consis-

This allows for one individual to be a volunteer Director, a student president for the next year and a past-president the year

crisis.

this

change the Board can look past

its

one-year term and begin long-term solutions to problems and followed through on in a consistent manner.

traditionally not dealt

with. This allows for plans like a student centre to be developed

Why a

hiring

process now?

The student president

is

a full-time position for a student

who wants

to take

a year

off

from school or wants to

start the position

upon grad-

uation. This individual must have served on the previous year's CSI Board of Directors for a term as a volunteer to be eligible to run as

the President incumbent. This position has signing authorities, fiduciary responsibilities and must act with

due care as the voice of stucommunity, the provincial government and the federal government. Student elections do not capture an assessment on knowledge, skills or abilities, whereas a hiring process will.

dents

when

interacting with the local college administration, the

Why serve

for a year before being eligible?

The Board agreed that the president incumbent must have a proper working knowledge of the corporation, if he/she was to be the figurehead of the organization on a full-time basis. Having detailed knowledge of office process, policy application and Board process were deemed as pre-requisites that were important enough to demand in any president incumbent. This standard flattens the learning curve for this successful individual - a decision implemented to protect the members and clients from non-performance.

Voice for students,

how does

The student president doesn't have be accountable

to the

Board

at

all

Students in

still

turn act

have a

make sense?

do as he/she wishes. He/she must work towards the priorities established by the Board and president's role isn't a role that relies on campaign platforms or the promise of change. need to look for those answers at the Director elections beginning in March.

reign to

times.

Students looking for that type of role

Do students have

that

The

a say in the President selection process?

direct

say

in

the selection of their president. Student Directors are elected from the student body at Conestoga

on behalf of students. Directors

will

select the successful individual through a standardized hiring process

in

who

search for the

indi-

vidual that best personifies the student body.

Directors have final say. The Board

say on all major decisions that exist within the corporation. Directors lead through policy creation and intervention. They monitor the performance of the president, the vice-president(s) and the general manager on an on-going basis. Directors can motion or action any change they see fit. A majority vote by the Board of Directors finalizes these decisions. Boards have the power to remove any president or vice-president at any time throughout their term. This press release acts as the official response to all inquires recently received and is issued on behalf of the CSI Board. For more information, please contact Justin Falconer, President Conestoga Students Incorporated. Phone: (519) 748-5131 Cell: (519) 577-7007 E-mail: csipres@conestogac.on.ca of Directors

have

final

CONESTOGA

STUDENTS

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