SENATE, B OF G SEEK NOMINEES FOR SELECTION, REVIEW COMMITTEES
Nominations are sought by Sept. 15 at noon for members of a selection committee to choose a new chancellor and for members of a presidential review committee. Lincoln Alexander, who became U of G's chancellor in 1991 and has served an unprecedented five terms, will be named chancellor emeritus in October. President Alastair Summerlee's first term ends June 30, 2008, and, as is appropriate at this point in his term, Board of Governors has requested a review committee be struck. For information about the nomination process, contact the University Secretariat on Level 4 of the University Centre, Ext. 56761 or 56758, or visit www.uoguelph.ca/secretariat/index.shtml.
UW VOLUNTEERS GEAR UP Campus volunteers for the United Way are gearing up for a Sept. 28 kickoff to the 2006 U of G campaign. Volunteer canvassers will launch the annual fundraising drive and announce the University target at a noon-hour barbecue on Branion Plaza. Look for the traditional deal on a hot dog and pop, say United Way co-chairs Fred Ramprashad, retired associate dean of the B.Sc. program; Irene Thompson, associate director of residence life; and graduate student Barb Caswell of the Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock.
NOMINATIONS FOR LINCOLN ALEXANDER MEDAL SOUGHT
Senate is calling for nominations from students, staff, faculty and alumni for the 2007 Lincoln Alexander Medal of Distinguished Service. The award honours an individual who has played a pivotal role in the functioning of the institution and who has influenced the quality of academic life at the University. Active members of faculty, staff and students are not eligible. The nomination deadline is Dec. 31. For more information, call Ext. 56760 or 56758 or visit the website www.uoguelph.ca/secretariat/senate/awards.shtml.
OCTOBER WORKSHOP TO FOCUS ON COPYRIGHT LAW
A workshop designed to educate faculty and instructional staff about copyright law and the use of copyrighted materials in teaching and development of course materials is slated for Oct. 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Room 384 of the McLaughlin Library. Registration is required at www.tss.uoguelph.ca. For more information, call Mary Nairn at Ext. 53571 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
THEY SET A DANCE RECORD U of G students and staff broke one Guinness world record and set a new one during Orientation Week. A total of 1,790 University members beat the old record for the largest number of people participating in a synchronized dance to the song Locomotion by Little Eva for five minutes. They also set a new record for most simultaneous high-fives.
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