King's Student Connect | Vol. 1, Issue 2                  September 16, 2013

Back in the swing of things

 

We hope you all survived your first week back in class! One week down, Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Isn't it great that Students' Council is offering so many fun activities to keep you motivated?

 



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You will receive this e-newsletter every Monday during the academic year. If you are involved in an event on campus, share it with us. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday at noon for the following week's e-newsletter. 


Until next week! 


King's Communications Team

 
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International students make King's their home
 

Did you know that King's is the new home to 165 international students in first year? We have around 400 international students at King's - that's 10 per cent of our student population! 11 of them are from India.

 

Meet one of our students from India, Avneesh Mehta

 

King's Global Connections: India
King's Global Connections: India

 

King's has part-time job opportunities available to international students attending King's full-time for this upcoming Fall/Winter term. Applications will be accepted from September 9 - 27! For eligibility criteria and details on how to apply please visit our website. If you have any questions, contact Student Financial Services.

 
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September 17: Last Day to add first-term or full-year course
 
As of September 16, you must use paper forms to add/drop full-year and first-term courses. Paper Add/Drop will take place in the Registrar's Office at King's (Wemple Building) from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on September 16 & 17.  
 
Steps for Paper Add/Drop:
  1. Fill out Add/Drop form from the Academic Dean's Office (DL 104) or the Registrar's Office (W104) 
  2. Get Department signatures on your form from either King's or another campus. You can obtain Department signatures for King's courses from the Registrar's Office on September 16 & 17
  3. Submit your completed Add/Drop form to the Registrar's Office on September 16 & 17 

** Students can continue to drop courses on paper through the Academic Dean's Office (Dante Lenardon Building) from September 18 to November 5 for first-term courses, and November 30 for full-year courses.

 

If you're unsure about dropping a course, please read the following To Drop or Not to Drop 

 

Important Dates:  

  • September 17: Last day to add a first-term half-course or full-year course 
  • November 5: Last day to drop a first-term half-course
  • November 30: Last day to drop a full-year course
  • January 14: Last day to add a second-term half-course
  • March 7: Last day to drop a second-term half-course        
 
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KUCSC News
 

Vice-President Communications

The KUCSC is accepting applications for the Vice-President Communications position. Applications will be available from now until September 20 at 4:00 p.m. All interested applicants should send questions to Jen Carter at president@kucsc.com.


Clubs Week

 

Clubs Week runs daily this week from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Labatt Hall. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and to learn more about King's clubs. Bring cash with you as most clubs cost $5 to join. 

 

King's Wheels

 

The King's Wheels fleet is ready to roll! In order to use a King's Wheels bike students must purchase a $10.00 membership to the program. This membership allows students to borrow a bike for a 24 hour period during the fall and spring. To purchase your membership or for more information please go to the King's Connection between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. 

 
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Study and travel to Rome!



Travel to Rome during reading week (Feb. 13-22, 2014*), discover its spiritual and cultural richness first-hand, and earn a university credit in Religious Studies 2352G: Rome and the Christian Tradition.

 

  • Half-credit experiential learning course
  • Six pre-trip seminars to enrich your experience of Rome
  • Guided tours of the Vatican and other sites led by local archaeologists and art experts
  • Advanced access to archaeological sites
  • Approximate cost: $2800, including flight, accommodations, most meals, tours and local transportation
  • Travel bursaries available    


Enrollment is limited and by special permission. Please contact Dr. Mark Yenson at myenson@uwo.ca  

*Date subject to minor adjustment based on available flights 

 
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Other Student Information  
  • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex is the leading provider of group home and car insurance. As a student of King's, you can benefit from special privileges, such as preferred group rates, enhanced coverage and flexible limits. Request a free, no-obligation online quote today and you could win a Lexus ED 300h hybrid or $60,000 in cash! Click here for more details, or call (toll-free) 1-800-258-3036.
     
  • If you are a student with a disability who requires academic accommodations for your courses, you must contact Services for Students with Disabilities to confirm your accommodations. Please contact Stephanie Stewart in W157 at 519-433-3491 ext. 4321 or email  csd@kings.uwo.ca
 
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Upcoming Events

 

Learning Skills Workshop 
September 17 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Library Instruction Room C106, Cardinal Carter Library
 
Learning Skills Promo Day: What's the Scoop?

 


The Centre for Creativity at King's presents Mahesh Dattani

September 17, 4:45 p.m.

DL Room 112

 

Come and listen to well-known playwright from India, Mahesh Dattani, read from his work. All are welcome! Refreshments will be served. 

 

 

Religious Life Lecture Series: Reverend Stephen N. Katsouros 

September 19, 7:30 p.m.

"The Chapel" at Windermere on the Mount, 1486 Richmond Street

 

"To Influence Those Who Will Influence Others: Motivation, Inspiration, and Catholic Educational Leadership" - Click here for more details

 


Lecture by Professor Rorden Wilkinson

September 19, 6:00 p.m.

Vitali Student Lounge 

 

"Why We Need a New World Order and What We Should Do About It" - Click here for more details

 

 

Christ the King Parish Welcome Back BBQ 

September 22, 5:00 p.m.

Wemple Building

Following the 5:00 p.m. Eucharist, members of the community are invited to join us for a time of shared food and fellowship. We will gather behind the Wemple Building. In the case of inclement weather, we will eat in the Thames Market cafeteria. 

 

 

Campus Ministry presents Girl Rising

Sept. 22, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

LH Room 101

 

Come out and watch Girl Rising, an inspiring film that spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Free admission.

  

Intercordia Info Sessions

September 25 - 26

10 a.m. | 1 p.m. | 3 p.m.

DL Room 112

Learn about our Learn about Intercordia's programs, meet alumni, hear stories & learn about bursaries. 

 

 

Homecoming 2013 

September 27 - 2

Visit our website for a full schedule of events, and to register online    

 

 

FOOTBALL
Western vs. Queen's
September 28, 1 p.m.
TD Stadium 

 

 

 
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