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Taking advantage

$1.3 million in funding

an opportunity

of

Conestoga’s apprenticeship programs benefit from provincial handout.

Advertising professor

programs

integrates

News

to benefit

Easy money

home

retirement

Students can earn some cold, hard cash by selling their textbooks April 27-29.

fundraising campaign.

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Juno winners By JUSTIN BASTIN

Two Conestoga ates picked

college

up awards

gradu-

at the

Matt Miller, graphic design pro-

34th

Juno Awards held in Winnipeg on April 3. Susan Michalek and Vincent Marcone, both 1998 graduates of the graphic design program, received awards at a ceremony foxtechnical achievements held one day before the televised show. Michalek scooped up a statue for her design of Jann Arden’s album Love is the Only Soldier. Marcone annual

got his for his

ing her with luggage, her on the road and that’s how we came up with the concept of the letter.”

CD

gram

co-ordinator, said

telling

is

it

of the students’ capabilities they are winning awards in a

that field

other than graphic, design.

“These awards are

music

in the

industry and they acknowledge that visuals are a big part

of mar-

keting their albums,” he said. Miller said many graduates go on to do high-profile work. One

student

even

had

hand

a

in

cover design for Jackalope’s It Dreams album. When asked if she thought she would win. Michalek replied that she didn't know.

designing the dove that was part of the Olympic visual for the

wasn’t sure, it was a little surreal but very exciting,” she said.

takes care of advertising, posters and other promotional materials.

She works for Universal Music in Toronto which works on many Canadian album releases. She said

She shared the award with Director Garnet Amstrong. The

“I

^

collaborating

with Arden was a

fun, creative process.

“We were

thinking of a concept like travel and writing letters to

your sweetie from .the war,” she said. “We did a photo shoot depict-

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Victim

1992

Olympics

in

Barcelona,

Spain.

CD

Besides

pair

was

for

design Michalek

nominated of

also

2003 Holly

in

design

their

McNarland’s album Where My Feet Are.

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posted a sign pleading for the thief to contact him.

The

come forward

sign asks for the thief to

and lists the troubles that the victim, Tyler Wilkins, 21, a first-year financial planning

gone through due

student, has

to the theft.

Wilkins received the money for his birthday from family members two days before the incident.

never carry cash, never,” said Wilkins. didn’t even come to mind that I had that

“I “It

amount

in

my

wallet.”

Wilkins addressed to the thief. said he was supposed to pay his insurance the day after the theft. He had to con-

After his workout he went to get something to eat

and when he pulled out

his wallet, he

found only $20. “It happened very quickly,” Wilkins said. “I didn’t expect anyone to have an opportunity in a half hour’s time to

go through

my

jacket.”

The

tact his insurance

company

to-

go through

in

lege policy.

He was

pay his RRSP contributions on Api'il and was penalized. “It was just a small portion, I don’t even know what it is,” said Wilkins. “But still, I missed an RRSP contribution and I don’t also unable to 1

doing that.”

The following day was

his first anniver-

sary with his girlfriend and Wilkins

had

to

cancel dinner reservations because he could no longer afford it.

“That was probably the big thing that discouraged me,” he said. “I was really looking forward to taking her out. We still had a good time; I’m not going to

let

some

faceless

little

thief discourage an anniversary like that.”

room

ness

who

has been a

technician at the recreation cen-

almost two years, said this

theft

he can

“I

always

is

the first

recall. tell it

level

As

if there’s

valuable

your locker,” he

said,

$20

after stealing

$300.

of the gym. to

why nobody seems

around for

Liam

Robertson, a local toddler with cancer.

and Mercier had been getting donations for about 45 minutes, and had just come out of the disabilities services office, when they were stopped by security. “They just said, ‘We got calls from professors. You’re not allowed to do this, so cease and desist immediately,”’ said Mercier. “So we did, we’re going to listen to them.” Rob Brown, head of safety and security services, confirmed it was a faculty member who brought the fundraising effort to securi-

Brown icy

said there

about

is

no

donations,

official written pol-

but

that

physical

resources has an internal policy that any

have

boy’s family.

at four months old with neuroblastoma, an aggressive tumour that generally forms in the abdomen and debili-

Brown

be authorized to make

and nerve

tissue.

said that although the donation

box had been approved, the students neglected to get permission to solicit in the hallways.

“That step hadn’t been done,” he

said.

Town, the executive director of development and alumni relations, said Ingrid

soliciting is not only unsafe, but also not fair to other organizations.

“There’s no soliciting allowed on the cam-

we also can’t guarantee the securiof someone walking around with a cashbox,” she said. pus, and ty

Mercier said he was not being obtrusive and that he was just working for a good cause.

on to

Mercier. “1 wasn’t abusive towards them, wasn’t badgering them.”

people are connected with the

The fundraising campaign for Liam has now wrapped up, with $2,000 being donated

start

off on a goodwill cause and

who actually jump

Ahmed and

Mercier claim security did not

show them any forms

or

tell

them what

the

policy was.

Brown

he understood differently, although he could not confirm it. “I

e-

little

He was diagnosed

same cause and take advantage of it,” he said. “So this whole process is to make sure

“People

there are bad people

charity.”

can say without the profanity.”

for the

“I would approach a student and say. ‘Hi, we’re raising money for a baby named Liam,’ and if the person would put their hand up would say, ‘Thanks, have a good

to

sure they are legitimate.

Wilkins said if he could say one thing out of a million things he’d like to say to the thief it would be: “You've got to man up, you can’t be doing things like this. Earn your own money, the rest of us do. Take control; deal with your own problems. That’s really

Anyone wishing to contact Wilkins can mail him at triplexxx75@hotmail.com.

The focus on Liam began after fitness were held April 9 in the recreation centre’s multipurpose room to raise money classes

'

that to use these

student cause.”

tates adrenal glands

Ahmed

that these

I

Mercier, both

were carting a donation box Conestoga College to raise money

lockers Marasinghe said, “People are lazy.”

all

Ahmed and Andrew

solicitations

people in

Nelofer

students in the police foundations program,

ty’s attention.

fit-

referring to the lockers on the downstairs

(Photo by Mike Bors) student Tyler Wilkins with

have with posting notices on the boards You have to ensure that it’s a legitimate

here.

“They were fine with that,” said Wilkins, although he added he’s not fine with it because it was $65 out of his paycheque.

stuff just put

thief left

By CHANTELLE TIMPERLEY

them he

to tell

Two students who were raising money on campus for a boy with cancer were stopped by security- because they were breaking col-

tre for

A

on campus

soliciting

wouldn’t be able to pay until almost a week and a half after the due date because that’s when he got paid.

Eranga Marasinghe,

hassles that he had

from

He

like

Wilkins said he was in the gym for about half an hour. He had left his jacket with his wallet in it on a bench in the change room.

Security stops students

to thief

that

Conestoga College student, who had $300 stolen from him on March 29 while working out in the recreation centre, has

of fun

istration - management studies student, chases after an audience member as instructed by Lee. See Page 7 for additional photos.

the following days are listed on the note

A

name

the

Hypnotist Tony Lee, left, had the audience in stitches on April 6. Above, Brenden Sherratt, a hypnotized first-year business admin-

www.mypetskele-

*-

L

BORS

Is

see Marcone’s material

makes appeal

By MIKE

(Photos by Jon Yaneff)

All in

said

believe the guards had told the individ-

who were doing it that they had to be passed through physical resources to have this done.” he said. “It’s the same thing they uals

I

day,”’

said

I

to the family.

Students in the pre-service firefighter pro-

gram

raised $1,000 themselves, through a poker night and bottle drive. The rest of the money was donated by various college clubs, through the fundraising aerobics classes as

well as by a donation from students

graphic design program and in the

donation box.

money

in

the

collected


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.

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— SPOKE,

April 18,

News

2005

Now deep thoughts ...with Random

Conestoga College

questions answered by

random students

What was your craziest summer experience?

Ontario government hands college $1 .3m BORS

By MIKE

the

Conestoga College will be receiving $1.3 million from the Ontario government to improve the college’s electrician, machine-tool integrator/general builder and machinist apprenticeship programs.

“A road

trip

and South

through North

Of

foundations

and

providing a total

is

in college

appren-

driving in

will also allow the

programs

apprenticeship

minimum

add

to

per section

students

eight

for

a

of 100 students per sec-

tion.

MPP

Centre

Kitchener

John

Milloy announced the donation

at

the college on April 8 to an audi-

ence of 26. “You’re certainly one of the gems

ticeship funding.

first-year police

with foreigners

The province of $37 million

Carolina.”

Jeff Livingstone,

“Drinking

most current technology.

The funding

amount, $20 million will go towards updating the facilities and equipment at 24 community colleges through what is called the

of the

Enhancement

Apprenticeship Fund. Conestoga College’s apprenticeship programs will use the money

tion to

Milloy went on to talk about how important apprenticeship programs are for the province as they help

John Milloy, announced that Conestoga would receive $1 .3 million from the government to

they receive to purchase new equipment so students can train on

provide the province with a future

support apprenticeship programs.

that

region,’’

college.

Milloy said of the

really

“It

is

one of the

remarkable assets of the region;

we

don’t think

I

(Photo by Mike Bors)

pay enough atten-

Kitchener

city

it.”

workforce.

centre MPP,

Australia.”

Fallon Howard, first-year police

foundations

“Up

at

my

cottage

naked,

sitting

sloshed out of my mind, at a poker table with the ladies.”

Adam

Fridenburg,

second-year

management

“I

studies

was

in Grand Bend and went out in the water and took my shorts off. My family drove by and

Pressure check at Conestoga Chantelle Gaudette, a nursing student, takes first-year police foundations student Andrew Mercier’s

I

saw

blood pressure

in

the E-wing on April 12.

me.”

Nick Antoniak,

Student centre construction could begin this summer

first-year police

foundations

By PAIGE HILTON

“Last

The

Muskokas and

YMCA

all

summer

function, design and square

footage of the proposed

at

a

kids camp.”

Christy Luu,

bachelor of business studies

centre are

being determined,

Donnelly,

first-year police

foundations

1

is

happy with

the plans for the student centre.

than anything we’ve

“It’s better

ever done,” he said.

Falconer said

18.9 per cent of

more than 6,000

full-time students

attending Conestoga voted

summer and be completed by November 2006 - however, the timeline is not

referendum.

set in stone.

lees to fund the centre.

struction could begin this

we

envisioned a student

Conestoga (CS1) office and

(including

the

Students Inc. Student Services,) being

con-

in a

make us

rather unique in the college sys-

He

stressed the importance of

services being

in

and Door 3

becoming

all

a central location a

well-

students voted

paying $60 more a year

attributed

in

low

the

voter

turnout in part to graduating stu-

dents sion

who

said they

was not

felt

theirs to

the deci-

make, since

they will not be at the school the centre

is

Justin

Falconer

must be

final-

when

completed.

dents in college vote in school elections

and referendums when com-

pared with students

in universities.

be as good as

in) university,"

(

In other business, the

new

he

said.

results

of the Key Performance Indicator

He

(KP1) surveys rating Conestoga College No. for the seventh year in a row were discussed.

it

and grad-

uate rate.

College president John Tibbits pointed out the college system

will likely take until the

end

of August before concrete informa-

I

is

in

the worst funded college

system, and he said one purpose of

KPIs

to bring

is

more funding

to

Breaking down the results, Conestoga placed first in graduate employment, second in graduate satisfaction, twelfth in employer satisfaction and fourth in student satisfaction.

ized before any specifics about the

student centre can be released. said

satisfac-

tion, student satisfaction

colleges.

“College voter turnout will never

defined entrance to the college.

CSI president

He

to

the

employment, employer

Ontario

The majority of “yes”

in

are independently con-

ducted surveys used to measure graduate satisfaction, graduate

Also discussed

Falconer said he thinks fewer stu-

tem,” said Harris.

said the blueprints

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent /

The KPIs

available.

student affairs, told council con-

tiguous area, which would

drinking.”

1

vice-president of

Fred Harris,

“Initially

in

still

student

college council heard April

centre,

of

is

Falconer said he

I

worked

“A girls’ weekend Grand Bend and lots

tion

summer went up

to the

Megan

by Stephanie Baulk

(Photo

I

new

at

council

portal for the college’s

er network.

support

The

staff,

was

a

comput-

portal will benefit

faculty

and students

in

various ways, including organizing

timetables,

allowing teachers to

input marks and allowing students to

view

their

marks

online.

Chief information officer Richard

Gibson said students will be able to view their marks online by fall 2005.


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SPOKE,

April 18,

2005

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Professor a ‘creative genius’ By JUSTIN BASTIN

co-ordinator, said advertising succeeded in

Many

of the programs

train students for

each other

at

Conestoga

jobs that interact with

working world. Take

in the

advertising and graphic design.

who

likely a student tising will

have

It is

very

gets a job in adver-

to consult

with a graph-

ic designer- at some point to make their ads effective. Until recently, programs at

Conestoga haven’t interacted in that way. But Joe Romer, an advertising professor, is working to change that. When Sunnyside retirement home in Kitchener

came looking for help with Romer saw it as the perfect to

You very

work alone and we should late that within the college.”

had

failed.

After the

where others idea was in place.

Romer

is

event rarely

emu-

try to

described by his colleagues

Miller said the graphic design students came up with visuals in the form of

as the “creative genius” of the program.

brochures and booklets

recruiter

would

that

He

in a

Trudy Koen, advertising workplace and second-year advertising

campaign

idea to the public.

sell the

said the

way

student, said she

the advertising stu-

ability to use his

dents collaborate with his students cre-

environment the working world. ates an

Romer

opportunity.

a

it

illustrators,

public to sympathize with the needs of

tion

do an advertising campaign. As

graphic designers,

planners and printers.

to get the

the Sunnyside residents

fundraising,

“We were approached by Sunnyside

how

generating ideas on

said he

is

that

more

from many programs. Deborah Reyner, advertising program co-ordinator, said the merging of advertising and graphic design never could have happened if it weren’t for him. “He

to give students

practical experience.

can blend

“Within media studies there’s so many areas of overlap that are great opportu-

turned out they wanted to raise over

nities for students to learn

$200,000 for new equipment.” Matt Miller, graphic design program

the

more beyond

classroom setting,” he said. “In advertising you end up working with

amazed b^Romer’s skills to draw in

talent

true to

pioneering interac-

between programs

more

is

is

people

many

programs and

different

networking,” she said. Romer used these same skill sets to create advertising awards, involving the

Professor Joe

woodworking, engineering and adver-

that students

is brilliant at

tising

(Photo by Justin Bastin)

programs.

Romer

in

proudly shows

advertising,

off an award woodworking and engi-

neering helped create.

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Commentary

2005

April 18,

U.S.’s attitude

needs adjustment Canadian government

officials

have been on edge ever since and go with the

the United States' Air Force started playing stop

launch of

its

Titan

IVB

rocket.

.

which was supposed to launch a satellite for the Pentagon, was rescheduled for a third time and was supposed to leave yesterday from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Canadians were worried Newfoundland’s oil drilling platforms were in danger because debris from the rocket would be plummeting down from space into the Atlantic Ocean. The Hibernia oil platform, 315 kilometres southeast of St. John’s, falls within a 25-kilometre radius of where one of the rocket’s two, 10,000-kilogram booster engines was supposed to land. Other platforms in jeopardy were Terra Nova and Grand

And

for

good reason. The

rocket,

Banks. a

The U.S. would not budge when it was suggested they choose new flight path that would keep Canadian oil platforms, and

their workers, out of

harm’s way.

Joe Macri, the captain of the U.S. Air Force Space Command, had a nonchalant attitude toward the concern, saying the chances

“one

are

in a trillion”

Tibbits puts Conestoga's multitude of trophies to good use

of a collision occurring. With Hibernia is a trillion a realis-

being so close to the designated debris area, tic

figure?

than 400 workers would not be kept from their jobs if was nothing to worry about, and Canada would not halt production four days in advance at all the platforms in and

More

there

around the area that could be at risk. Newfoundland’s premier, Danny Williams, warned the work stoppage could mean a loss of $250 million. According to a cbc.ca online article posted on April 8, there is also the worry that any collision could have dire ecological consequences, due to an oil platform containing as much as one mil-

Slobs are lazy and rude They need They pee on in

have more respect

to

He even waved

doors, leave garbage

hallways and their dirty

the

dishes

sink resemble

the

in

for others

hand

free

as

But don’t get

a

to

me

with his

quickly walked by.

I

me wrong,

the

any given time. Canadians’ safety and the protection of our property is of no concern to the U.S.. We are nothing but an obstacle in their line of rocket fire. Williams was not even able to get much information out of the American government concerning the damage that could be done in the part of the country he’s responsible

mould-growing science experi-

Alexandra

residence

ment.

Mastronardi

basis by a brave group of house-

for.

dence,

lion barrels of oil at

If the role

blue murder.

was

reversed, the

Americans would be screaming

When Canada reported one cow had mad cow

ease, the U.S. immediately closed

its

border to Canadian

These people are my neighbours in the Conestoga Residence and

my two I

They

Opinion

On

years living in resi-

are lazy slobs.

a weekly basis

I

reeking up If

witness stu-

dents tossing their smelly bags of

Canada’s opinion is that the U.S. was never in any real danger. Canada may even argue an Americans’ chance of eating contaminated beef was “one in a trillion.” The American attitude toward Canada is clear after our refusal to take part in their ballistic missile defence system. U.S. Ambassador Paul Cellucci accused Canada of giving up its sovereignty and role in the decision-making process, as far as national defence is concerned. Now we have an issue of national defence, and there is nothing Canada can do. Its voice is no longer being heard. If that one chance out of a trillion actually occurred, you can

rotting food

be sure the U.S. would not be held accountable. It is just one more thing they can get away with. One has to wonder when the United States will stop being the global bully and start focusing on the concerns of other countries.

Anyone who has ever lived in residence knows that you walk by the garbage containers on the way

and beer cans

pose of the foul-smelling bags

into the

my me

enough,

home.

call

I’ve

even

walk down building and

witnessed the

to

dump

students

Day

They

Throwing garbage

garbage

rooms

I

would not

have witnessed.

peach turn into a fuzzy

I’ve seen a

mush and

dishes in

the sink growing mould.

in

the

How

not only dis-

their

students choose

rooms may be

their

to

keep

own

busi-

more

ness, but there needs to be

gusting but also rude.

respect for others.

there.

Would uous

filth I

green pile of

lobby of the their

tackle a job

dare after the

expe-

rience.

is

of respect

lot

ready for combat.

also have

I

a delightful St. Patrick’s

hallways

have a

with their cleaning carts loaded and

hallways and stairwells of the place I

I

for as they enter students’

home.

improper garbage disposal did-

n’t disgust

men and

are a group of

women who

have learned one thing;

some people

dis-

cattle.

keepers.

Conference Centre. In

cleaned on a daily

is

it

bags to the garbage

bins, located several feet

from the

building’s entrance?

to school.

Throwing garbage in the hallways is not only disgusting but also

be so unbearably stren-

to take the

That would be the per-

fect opportunity

to

properly dis-

was walking down the hall when I saw a student with his male unmentionables hanging out as he relieved his bladder on a I

rude. I

guess

I

slobs

ic

wish

had

all

my

these unhygien-

parents

when

growing up.

door.

Would the couple of extra washroom exceed his

to the

steps

I

couldn’t leave the house until

cleaned

daily

limit of physical activity?

It

was

my

room.

a lesson well learned.

Spoke Letters are

welcome

Spoke welcomes

is published and produced

letters to the

should be signed and include the name and telephone number of the writer. Writers will be

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editor. Letters

contacted

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Women By PAIGE HILTON

Two

students

in

technol-

ogy program for women said the program and ones like it should be

women

better advertised, so

I’m at daycare a^ 6:40 a.m. and on another bus to be at school by 8:30 or 9 a.m.,” she said. “I stay at school a little bit longer because a.m..

Conestoga

new information

College’s

need

can be

I

home

can study here. At

very

it’s

suggested

the

word and Ainsworth said news coverage would help.

the

TV

Ainsworth said her experience in program will also help her chil-

the

hard.”

Forbes also does a juggling act to

work

dren.

(my

“There are tons of people out there that don’t want to be doing what they're doing now,” said 26-

waitress and her fiance and four-

Ainsworth

year-old stepson.

who

She said she applied to the proto get away from her job as a something she said she waitress does not want to do for the rest of

She learned to knowledge will pass onto them, and they can become interested if they want to. “And 1 obviously will make good money, so I can spoil them rotten!” For more information on the new program, visit Conestoga College’s homepage or the OWD’s website at

Amanda

www.gov.on.ca/citizenship/owd.

a chance

Forbes.

way

they have no

to

“And

pay for the

amount

of bills they've got. Especially nowadays: everything’s

going up, up, up.” The IT program designed especially for women started March 28 and being held in co-operation with

is

Women’s

Ontario

the

Directorate

school, part-time

gram

her

life.

to the point

beginning and

economic independence and prevent

OSAP

website

their

to

at

www.gov.on.ca/citizenship/owd.

Sandra Smith, with the

OWD,

said the group provides the~funding

because they know Conestoga provides students with the skills they will need to succeed in the workforce.

Smith said the program

will help

number of women in IT and help women who otherwise may not have an opportunity to get increase the

the education. a lot of women are through the cracks,” Smith said. “We know it’s not going to be

“We know

falling

— he

l

j:

eap.r

program

hreakinrr prepares women for Uu-'w’if*

an entry-level IT position, lasts 42 weeks and includes a 10-week work placement. The cost of tuition without any funding would be $10,095.

program qualified for funding from the OWD, which is distributed based on need. The OWD funding was given to the college and it was the the

in

students’ responsibility to apply to Conestoga to receive the money.

Many IT

students,

including

Susan Ainsworth, are also receiving Ontario Works, funding from a group that provides employment and financial assistance to those in temporary financial need.

“A

of people

lot

didn’t

first

is still

for

what

I

is

10- week

make

work

in

her

won't get that anywhere

life.

else,”

she

Ainsworth said she was initiallyprogram years ago. She said she wanted to take it because she had been working in customer service for 10 years where she was doing IT work, but attracted to the

(Photo by Paige Hilton)

Information technology students

because

women

know

I

in so

iohs I’ve had, it s all IT can’t there be a girl in there? I could be there!”

manv

Forbes and Ainsworth think the program will benefit its students. “A couple of people I talked to are not very fluent in English

Ainsworth. "Another girl was working in her job for 16 years and

was able to come back to school and learn computers because that’s where she’s able to get a job.”

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31

Forbes, 26, said the all-female IT program

(the program,)”

assistance

be

Susan Ainsworth,

You should feel proud of your accomplishments. You have reached a goal that seemed so far away when you began. Sometimes, you may experience anxiety or doubts: the life you have known is about to change, and you aren’t exactly sure what the next part of your life will look like. There may be sadness as you leave behind friendships You might miss teachers who have and support systems. rcpywi. member back to your first semester here, you may have Hear feelings, but with time you developed new relationships and opened up to new e.xpe.r'i&.nce.s.

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“It’s nice they’re getting

found

my

So,

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Forbes,

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Many women

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needed.”

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are basically getting

where you can’t not

know anything about them,”

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as a

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April 18,

News

2005

Get cash

Congratulations!!

your books

for

By NICOLE DEAK

to the

following faculty

members

Conestoga College students can some extra money by selling

earn

their textbooks during the

who have been nominated

for the

2005

week

ot

exams.

The Nebraska Book Co., an American company that buys back college textbooks, will set up inside 1 on April 27, 28 and 29. Students will be paid cash for their

Door

Aubrey Hagar Distinguished Teaching

Award

books, however, prices will vary.

Mary Andraza, retail operation, campus services and bookstore manager, said students shouldn’t be disappointed because they won t receive full price for their books. “If the book a student sells is on our want

list,

which means

it

receive

up

to

50 per cent of

value,” said Andraza. “If the just

Tracey Lopers

Jay Moszynski

will get as

its retail

book

is

little

as 10 per cent.”

Colleges and universities across

Canada have bought back students textbooks for years, but this is the first year Conestoga has imple-

mented the

practice.

have a new inventory man-

agement system that will help us keep track of books with the same bar code,” Andraza said. “This way

we

Titia Taylor

be

going to the warehouse, students

“We

Deb Reyner

will

re-sold in the bookstore, they can

will

know

the

difference

between a new and used textbook.’ The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.

(Photo by Nicole Deak)

Samantha Peter, a third-year architectural construction engineerbook sale. The ing technology student, is anxiously awaiting the amount students

will

receive

depends on the textbook.

Leadership workshop will

have

By NICOLE

positive impact

DEAK

holds personal meaning because

it

gives her a sense of fulfilment.

A

leadership workshop

is

being

held at Conestoga College on June 1

and

held in the Sanctuary and

is

geared

in the

commu-

are interested in

working

toward individuals

who

with children and youth.

The workshop

costs

$135 and

lunches, snacks and refreshments.

The workshop

will teach

camp

counsellors their roles and respon-

how

communication, risk

to

get

staff

an awesome opportunity

is

to plan, organize

McNally.

and imple-

event,”

special

a

“It’s great to

said

be part of an

event that can have such a positive

impact on individuals, both immediately and long-term.”

Each year enrolment averages 30 McNally is hopeful that number will double. By people. This year

includes a resource manual, two

sibilities,

me

ment

2.

The seventh annual summer leadership training workshop will be

nity

“This for

organized,

development,

management and community

sending out flyers and e-mails she is confident her goal will be achieved.

“We

will likely see a cross-sec-

tion of ages,” she said.

people

we

“The more

have, the better.”

Individuals

who

are interested or

relations.

want more information can contact

Karen McNally, event coordinasaid she is excited to be in charge of this event and said it

Norma McDonald Ewing

tor,

5220,

ext.

deadline

is

at

748-

3612. The registration

May

24.

Encore

EXAM WEEK

Kristin

Pease, a

first-year student in

the occupational

therapy assistant/

April April

April

27 9am - 4pm 28 9am - 4pm 29 9am - 2pm

BOOKSTORE Entrance (just inside DOOR #1)

Outside

physiotherapy assis-

program, performs an encore tant

after singing her

own song, So Confused,

at the

Conestoga

resi-

dence’s Musical

Milkshakes event. Pease has been singing since age 4. (Photo by Alex Mastronardi)


News

College

will

By STEPH BAULK Conestoga College is once again No. 1. Key Performance Indicator survey results were released on April 6 and show the college achieved the No. 1 overall standing in Ontario for -

President John Tibbits said he feels relieved that

Conestoga came

out on top again.

“I’m happy about it because the first year we were really excited and then every year after you sort of worry and hope you’ll be No. 1

again, so

Two

it’s

Ontario

province’s

every

year

for

the

Ministry of Training,

Colleges and Universities.

The KPIs

provincewide accountability tool created by the Ontario government in 1998 to measure and reward college performance in meeting specific goals and objectives. The Ministry of Training, are

a

colleges,

identified

employment, graduate satisfaction, employer satisfaction,

graduate

work hard

centage stays low the college

Ontario public college or institute

in

going to

try to

default rate for the Ontario Student

community

Assistance Program, scoring a 10.4

grams are the

per cent.

offering

and student satisfaction are measured by four independent surveys. Conestoga’s graduate employment scored a 93.8 per cent satisfac-

Across the province the average rate for students who default on

said.

tion rating, graduate satisfaction got

reasons

measurements

to

be

used for the KPIs. Graduate employment, graduate satisfaction,

86.

1

employer

satisfaction

per cent, employer satisfaction

satisfaction scored 82.5 per cent.

Combining the graduate employment rate, plus the responses of

8 per cent. Tibbits said there are a number of

their loans is

1

sure

we

don’t

expand our programs beyond the

there are only about 30 jobs a year

and technology and the three of

technology

advanced learning.

and

sure

touch with employers to

make

sure our pro-

right size

and we’re

get about 1,400 applications but

we we

only take about 30 students because

make

“So we

try to

sure our programs are related

to the size of the market.”

“If

we were

However, the KPIs showed Conestoga was rated twelfth in employer satisfaction out of all the

“There’s

right

“Look

insti-

scoring a 93.1 per cent.

in

twelfth

isn’t really

place

with

the it

an issue.

you look there’s about six colall around 93 per cent and we happen to be 93.1 per cent,” he “If we happened to have a said. 93.8 per cent we'd be in the top

leges

four or five.” Tibbits said the statistics in that

category were not significant.

1

twelfth and had 80 1

college had

one

at

to 12,” said Tibbits.

any difference between them.” He said everyone will have to work hard to make sure the college time and time again. remains No. hardly

I

Tibbits said although the college

came

— Page 7

95 per cent then I’d say we have a problem,” he said. “It’s like if you run a sprint and it’s a photo finish but you just miss, you may not have been first, second or third but we’re right up there with the top colleges.

tutes,

2005

per cent and the No.

programs,” he

the

“If

“In paramedics, for example,

available,” he said.

we

in the

employer satisfaction survey,

make

best out of 21 colleges of applied

institutes

make

also try to

in

“We

also

is

offerings

Ontario public colleges or

job market.

arts

its

why our students have a low default percentage. “We have a much higher percentage of co-op programs,” he said.

satisfied” and “satisfied” from the three satisfaction surveys, Conestoga received an 88.9 per cent overall average, which was the

“very

expand

sure the per-

co-op.

“We keep

rate as the five

make

Conestoga’s graduate employment survey results of 93.8 per cent makes Conestoga the best of any

Tibbits said to

April 18,

remain No.

to

measured in that category. Conestoga also had the lowest

student satisfaction and graduation

received 93.1 per cent and student

good.”

independent firms do the

surveys

to

Colleges and Universities, as well as

the seventh straight year.

have

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“One of the areas we’re really going to work hard on is to put more effort into student services,” he said. “Wc’rc hoping to move ahead with the student centre and enhance the services wc offer tp students. “It’s just

a question of finding

and continuously making things a little bit better and wanting to do things better,” he said. “It’s a cony

milmcnl

to excellence.”


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— SPOKE,

April 18,

2005

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April 18,

Libra September 23

1 -

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°aober22

April 19 1

You

either

have a cool head or

you’re so stressed you’re blowing

up

at people.

vent

Be

careful

who you

they don’t understand

to:

not their

fault.

Lucky

it’s

days: 18th,

23rd.

You’re ready for big risks this week. However, be careful what you put at stake. Losing $20 in a poker game doesn’t measure up to_ losing your life in a drag racing accident. Lucky days 20th, 22nd.

Scorpio October 23

November

-

21

(Photo by Paige Hilton)

Second-year broadcasting students, from left, Shayna Leach, Matt Schichter, Craig Needles and Courtney Scott-Schuurs prepare for CJIQ’s live-to-air show April 19. Needles and Scott-Schuurs are the hosts of the show.

CJIQ takes By PAIGE HILTON

A

encourage students to come out to the pond and have a good time.

show will be broadthe pond outside

live-to-air

from Conestoga College’s cafeteria on April 19 from noon until 2 p.m. The live remote is being organized and run by eight second-year cast

“It

changes

it

sitting in the caf at

“Come

Schichter also said he hopes the live-to-air will

aways,

lots

of games and a grand

prize students will have to in a

give-

compete

karaoke contest to win.

Matt Schichter, a second-year broadcasting student who schedules all

the

music and commercials

at

CJIQ, said the event will hopefully

Hostage

some music,

have fun.”

station,

CD

just

lunch playing

out, listen to

assignment. will feature

up instead of

cards with your friends,” he said.

broadcasting students for a class

The show

outside

it

at 88.3

The

promote the radio which tunes in on the dial

FM. been held by the end of each

live-to-air has

school year, and Schichter said the other half of the second-year broadcasting class will be holding

own

live-to-air

on April 20 by

the pond.

Har

makes

it

remember

Lucky days: 22nd,

har.

it.

24th.

old flame or revisiting a child-

hood home. Nip before

ft

11

1

1

W May 21

in

bud

the

Lucky days:

18th, 21st.

AVI

June 21

-

it

gets worse.

it

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mer's starting.”

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Shayna Leach, a second-year broadcaster who is a producer at CJIQ, said the event is free and students will have a chance to be live on the air.

two students

host-

ing the event, there will be a roving reporter in the

you always do what you’ve ahvays done then you’ll always get what you’ve always got. Change things up a bit. You could use some varying results in your life, rather than the same old. same old. Lucky days: 20th, 23rd. If

Which

your bread buttered on? You’re trying to be everything to everyone lately, and it

ain’t

would

side

is

workin’ for ya, as Dr. Phil

Make

say.

the tough deci-

sions and you’ll feel

Lucky days:

more

at ease.

19th, 21st.

crowd interviewing

students.

“The

more

we

people

involved, the better our

get

show

Cancer

is

going to be and the better our marks are going to be,” Leach said.

thrilling

41

June 22

rocks

-

Capricorn

Stop being so resentful. You live in a

Aud

world

your head, that is you anything bad is a

personal

-

in

against

attack

you.

Regard irritations with a sense of humour. Lucky days: 18th, 19th.

By STEPH BAULK

is

December 22

July 22

-

January 19

that tells

Bruce Willis’s best Hard and it w'ill thrill you from beginning to end. If you like Bruce Wilis films, you’ll love every second of this

You’ve been regressing memoIt could be seeing an

ries lately.

Gemini

Schichter

more fun, more beach-themed, more sum“It just

said.

Sum

By JON YANEFF Hostage

you’ll be too old to

good place

figured it’d be a

front of the pond,”

In addition to

the broadcasters at

their

“We in

Take it lightly if someone gets you an over-the-hill coffee mug this week. Enjoy your birthday. After all, it won’t be long before

You’re sensitive more often than not.

you

When someone

insults

week, you won’t feel as hurt as usual. You’re starting to understand not everyone’s op iff this

i

Lucky days:

ions matter.

18th,

24th.

action flick since Die

Sum

thriller,

which

opened last month, will be w'orth your two hours. Los Angeles Police Department hostage negotiator Jeff Talley (Willis) starts off the movie trying to save two victims in a hostage After he fails to save their lives Talley removes himself from the force.

as

A

year later the plot resumes

Talley

police in

becomes the chief of the small town of Bristo

Camino. Nothing happens in Bristo Camino, or so Talley thinks. Disaster strikes

ous vehicle

is

when

a mysteri-

seen outside the

teen son

Tommy (Jimmy

Bennett),

are held hostage in the house.

tries

to

redeem himself from

earlier.

But the plot thickens as some men in black masks

Scott Thomas) and daughter Amanda. Willis’s real-life daughter, Rumer, plays Amanda. The only way Talley can save his

DVD

while

same time

is

to

at the

get

a

that

is

men,

trying to

save Smith’s family. Overall, special effects, an interesting plot and Bruce Willis earn

and a disturbed childhood brings an eerie substance to this intriguing

movie four stars out of five. Also look for Willis in Sin City, which came out April 1 If you like all of the above when watching a movie at the cinema then I recommend you spend your $10 in a theatre near you, so you, too, can experience this nerve-

film.

racking

crimes.

Foster steals the film, playing a

psycho

killer brilliantly.

The

fact

that Foster’s character has long hair

Sum

41. Usually

for concerts we’re able to

pack the

auditorium with about 6,000 people, so it was disappointing.”

No Caution

and Silence were the two opening bands and the crowd barely acknowledged them.

“They

just weren’t

January 20

-

February 18

this

thriller.

for the deeper

meaning

behind things. Trying to fix a cracked

window

or paint

crayon on the wall

is

a

over

mask

for

your serious yearning for change.

from within, and work out-

Start

wards. Lucky days: 21st, 24th.

If you

had

to be one,

would you

be deaf or blind? Which came first:

the

chicken or the egg?

Sometimes answers.

and move on ble.

there

aren’t

any

Quit being analytical to

something plausi-

Lucky days:

Virgo

that good,”

However, things started looking up after Sum 4 took the stage. “The crowd was really pumped

the mysterious

Mars

tickets sold for

capture Talley’s wife Jane (Serena

family

Krupcheck (Ben Foster). Amateur criminal Dennis Kelly (Jonathan Tucker) and his kid brother Kevin (Marshall Allman) assist in his

"There was only about 3,000

said Priestman.

demanded by

blue-collar hoodlums, led by

Aquarius

Look

the concert wasn’t very good.

mysterious

(Kevin Pollock). to a trio of

his

failed hostage negotiation a year

house of accountant Walter Smith

The vehicle belongs

at

the auditorium, said the turnout for

Dennis Kelly knocks Smith out and his children, teen daughter Jennifer (Michelle Horn) and pre-

Talley learns of the situation and

situation.

rocked the stage

on April 9, but that was about all that was rocking Kevin Priestman, a supervisor at

movie. This suspenseful

41

Kitchener Memorial Auditorium

18th, 22nd.

Pisces

August 23 September 22

uy

February 19

-

March 20

1

for

Sum

41,”

said

Priestman.

“They really got into the music and were head banging and crowd surfing, it was good to sec." The band opened with a graphic video of Steve Jocz, the drummer, sawing up Jason McClasin, on bass, and cooking him for dinner. “It was pretty graphic for the number of younger children who were there," said Priestman. "1 hope their parents don’t know what they’re watching and listening

to.

‘The band played songs from their

new album, along

with

of their older songs, so

good mix.”

it

some was a

Eat naturally and avoid greasy food.

You may have

a craving for

a bucket of fries soaked in gravy,

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their “a

is

little

outdated.” For example, he said the

brawn

at

Magon, a competitor

Julie

in the

recreation division, said a lot of

lege’s recreation centre April 7, as

120 pounds.

(the competition).

competitors

more

Trussler said they had some problems organizing the event,

tion,”

lifted

including finding sponsors.

do

the

strength

first

lift

weight than they had ever before.

The events involved chin-ups

for

“They didn’t really know were serious,” he said.

back strength, bench presses for chest strength, leg presses for leg strength, military shoulder presses

for shoulder strength

and dips for

arm and upper body strength. The competition had two categories - men’s and women’s. The men’s category was then divided of

divisions

into

Despite a

if

we

turnout for the competition was not

what the organizers were hoping with only 27 men and seven

for,

women

participating.

Trussler, a second-year market-

people had “It’s

come

it

police and firefighters,” he added.

weight was 210.01

Lidia Manojlovich,

“The more the merrier. “We were really banking on

The

women’s

category

was

the

Second-year marketing student volunteer

a

more females should

helper, said

not

for fun.”

came from Ryan Lapadat, one of the

Trussler said the idea

organizers

of

the

who

event,

attended Fanshawe College where it is

an annual event.

When

were

the final results

was a

women’s

tie for first

in,

place in the

competitive

division

Manojlovic, a marketing student. Recreation and leisure student

180 pounds, light heavyweight was 108.1 to 210 pounds and heavyover.

more

it, it’s

revolu-

“Why

seems,” he

said.

pounds and

new

between Nelofer Ahmed, a police foundations student, and Lidia

Lightweight was 140 pounds and less, middleweight was 140.01 to

-

we’ll start a

she said, adding,

it

more

out.

not as scary as

“Maybe

there

ing student, said he wished

weight.

people will get something out of

his friend

of advertising, the

lot

have come out.

Kara Derma came In the sion,

“It’s basically for fun,”

ational divisions.

Part of Manojlovich’s responsi-

women’s place

first

Muhoremofski

in

second.

recreational divi-

went

to

Servie

in registered practi-

cal nursing. Julie

Jackson

divided into competitive and recre-

Magon and

Jill

The amount of weight lifted was determined by body weight.

bilities

were keeping competitors’ scores, weighing the female partic-

Competitors

ipants as well as spotting them.

ness

in

recreational

the

n’t

have to do bench presses.

ing class project that focused on

event planning. Each competitor had to pay a $5

with proceeds going to the

recreation

centre

for

new gym

equipment. The competition raised $150. Joel Trussler, one of the organizers of the event, said the recreation

she did a lot better than she thought she would.

“I’m not going

to cry

Ahmed

commented on

about

it

if I

She also

said.

the “lack of spirit

Conestoga has.” Ian Vilniskait, one of the heavyweight participants, said he hopes

sad not a lot of peo-

“I think it’s

him

championship.

of the tournament.

He

made 16

also

birdies during a 30-hole stretch. It is Woods’s fourth Masters Tournament win and ninth major

He

also

won

the

After rain delays and play stop-

2001 and 2002. This victory ties him for second on the all-time list with Palmer. First on that list is the golf legend,

PGA

Nicklaus, with six career Master

Tour event, Woods and DiMarco found themselves tied at - 1 2 after the fourth round of the tournament and heading to a sudden death playoff.

Tournament championships. This year Nicklaus, 65, competed in his 45th and last tournament.

holed a birdie chip from behind the green.

The chip broke 25

trickled towards the hole

feet,

and hesi-

on the lip before falling in. However, the drama of the tournament continued on the last two holes as Woods bogeyed the 17 th and 18th leading to a playoff.

tated

But,

Woods

regained his touch to

win the 2005 Masters Tournament by birdying the first hole of sudden death.

Fanshawe,

manufacturing engineer, Mike Boshart in firefighting came second and third went to first,

in

Masters

He

in 1997,

didn’t

make

the cut, finishing

before the third round

As

at

+9.

Canadian contingent, all eyes were on Brights Grove, Ont. native Mike Weir. Weir had a steady tournament, dropping timefor the

ly putts.

He

finished at -4, tying for

fifth. It is his first

top- 10 finish at

winning the tournament in 2003. Stephen Ames, who recently became a Canadian citizen, participated in his first Masters cut, fin-

first

heavyweight

light

heavyweight

“We

divi-

sion,

in police foundations

divi-

sion by a considerable margin.

win-

plan on doing

set out a

good base.

“Hopefully

it

will

it

again (Photo by Tiffany McCormick)

“We

Conestoga Cup become an strength competition line a table. Trophies

for the

The event

raised $150.

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the Masters since

Tournament. He made the ishing tied for 45th at +9.

the

who won every event

his light

for fifth place.

Woods, 29, going into the final round of the 69th Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. April 10.

when he

took

Ben

Woods

equalled a Masters Tournament record set by Steve Pate by recording seven consecutive birdies in the third and fourth rounds

hole

Bruijns,

The Conestoga Cup went to Ryan Lapadat, a former strength challenge champion at

third.

to

tying

at the par-3 16th

Will Costa in

again

1

champions, such as Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, have made slipping on the coveted green jacket an honour and a privilege. This year’s tournament had a miraculous showdown between Chris DiMarco, 36, and Tiger

win

ished third.

in first,

annual event.”

become bigger next

in

first,

Dabic

event will

Pro Golf Association (PGA) Tour

sealed the

placed

LASA,

For the

a weight

fire-

second and Bruno Jardin,

came

fighting took

this

been the most exciting event on the

Woods should have

in

architecture/construction

came

lifts

the recreation centre April 7.

heavyweight competi-

Marc Lienhardt

next year,” Trussler said.

No. 1 ranking, dropping Vijay Singh to No. 2 once again. Singh finished the tournament at -4,

page throughout the four-day

tion

Ryan Lapadat in marketing placed first, Chad Dawe in firefighting came in second with Dejan

year.

in

Ahmed

third.

In the

Gabriel Nesrallah in paramedics.

The win moves Woods back

for years. Past tournament

ning

that

the world’s

The Masters Tournament has

strength competition held

second went to Joel Trussler and Matt Richardson in marketing fin-

In the middleweight division,

don’t win,”

Wood’s No. By JON YANEFF

second-year

a

foundations student, said

police

The idea for the competition came from a second-year market-

fee,

Nelofer Ahmed,

she said.

(Photo by Tiffany McCormick)

Police foundations student Nelofer

marketing tied for sec-

in

ond and Jenela Molnar in computer programming placed third. In the men’s welterweight division, Toan Nguyen in general busi-

division lifted less weight and did-

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ple signed up,” he said.

weights only go up to 80 pounds while in other gyms they go up to

in

2005

strength challenge

first

There was a lot of grunting and groaning emanating from the col-

competition struggled to

April 18,

on the competition

in

gym equipment

centre’s

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