Things at King's: What's happening for students
Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed the long weekend. Now that we're into the final stretch before Christmas, make sure to get plenty of rest and stay healthy!
Check out this week's newsletter to find out the latest events happening for King's students.
If you are involved in an event or have a story to share, email us at Communications. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday at noon for the following week's e-newsletter.
King's Communications Team
News from the Registrar's Office
Can you speak Portuguese?
The Registrar's Office is looking to hire a student fluent in Portuguese with good writing skills and organizational skills. If you are interested and qualified, please email Marilyn Mason, Registrar.
Nominations for Teaching in Excellence Award
Nominations for The King's University College Award For Teaching in Excellence will be accepted until November 15, 2013. Students who wish to nominate a faculty member should direct their letters or emails to Marilyn Mason, Registrar. Letters or emails should include the name of the nominated faculty member as well as the reasons for the nomination (such as classroom instruction, mentoring, curriculum or course design, tutoring and advising or innovative teaching methods). For further information, please go to the Registrar's Office.
Psychology Information Session
Attention King's Psychology Students, and all those potentially interested in pursuing a degree in Psychology:
October 15th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in Vitali Lounge the King's Psychology Club will be hosting an information session for Psychology Students. The first hour will be directed towards first/second year students and will cover all the psych courses offered at King's, as well as module information and time for Q&A.
The second hour (7 p.m. - 8 p.m.) will be an information session on graduate school in psychology, hosted by 2 awesome King's Psych Profs!
Calling all MOS students!
Internship Info Sessions Available
General Info Sessions:
October 15th, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. SSC2036
November 5th, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. SSC2036
Resume and Interview Prep Sessions:
November 19th, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. SSC2020
King of the Pigs comes to King's!
There will be a special treat in the Thames Market on October 22nd, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wemple Cafeteria. Portuguese pulled sandwiches and classic custard tarts from the renowned King of the Pigs, London's favourite Portuguese restaurant.
Pulled Sandwiches with fries ... $6.00 plus tax
Custard Tarts ... $1.75 plus tax
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield speaks at youth conference
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will be speaking at the 2014 IMPACT! Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership. He will share a truly unique perspective on the earth and society. After his talk, Colonel Hadfield will spend some one-on-one time with the 175 students selected to participate.
Spots at the conference are limited and the October 20 application deadline is fast approaching. The conference will take place in Guelph from May 23-26, 2014. In addition to Chris Hadfield, you will work alongside leading sustainability experts to deepen your understanding of sustainability challenges and network with like-minded individuals.
Note that to be eligible to apply you must be studying at a Canadian College or University at the time of the Conference and be between 19-25 years of age. Click here for more information.
Ontario launches PSE student mental health help line
The Ontario government last week launched a new mental health help line for PSE students that provides professional counselling, mental-health information and connections to local resources. Students who are concerned about student life, health or mental well-being can call Good2Talk
, a free, province-wide service that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The province also announced that it will support 10 new projects at colleges and universities that will aim to improve access to mental health services and connect students more quickly to support services. The help line is part of Ontario's $257-million Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, announced in the 2011 Budget, and is delivered by Kids Help Phone, ConnexOntario, 211Ontario, the Ontario Centre for Excellence in Child and Youth Mental Health, and PSE institutions.
Faculty of Education Info Sessions
Don't miss Upcoming Faculty of Education Information Sessions!
- October 22nd, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vitali Student Lounge
Brock University, University of Western Ontario and York University
- October 25th, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., DL 1112 Queen's University
- October 29th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vitali Student Lounge University of Toronto, Trent University and Lakehead University
Experience Change: Go on Exchange!
Upcoming exchange information sessions:
- October 15, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., Vitali Student Lounge
- October 24, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., DL 112
- October 29, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Study in India Scholarship Program (OMG), DL 112
- November 6, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Student Lounge Extension
King's Global Learning Forum
All King's students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in King's Global Learning Forum during International Week (November 12-14). If you have participated in study abroad, academic exchange, experiential or service learning, you are invited to present about your experience to the King's and Western community. The Forum will be held on November 14th from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in the Vitali Student Lounge. Please see the application
Study families needed
King's professor Carrie Arnold is looking for participants for a six-week program working with grieving caregivers and their children ages 7 through 12, with the aim of supporting and reconnecting the family through this challenging time in their lives.
Groups will run concurrently and will meet weekly, for six weeks. For more information, please contact Professor Arnold.
Learning Skills Workshop - Library Lifesavers: Searching the Catalogue
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Library Instruction Room C106, Cardinal Carter Library
MOS Internship Info Sessions
October 15th, 5 p.m.
King's International Exchange Info Session
October 15, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., Vitali Student Lounge
"Hey, That's My Story Too" with Shelagh Rogers, CBC Radio
October 23rd, 7:30 p.m.
"The Chapel" Windermere on the Mount, 1486 Richmond St.
Shelagh Rogers speaks about her decades-long battle with depression. Free and open to the public. Click here for more details.
Green Fest at King's
Vitali Student Lounge
Enjoy eco-poetry, philosophy, music, dance, art, activism, and all things green during this two-day event. Don't miss out on a reading by award-winning poet Jan Zwicky! Click here for more details.
Free Grammar Workshop
Study Room A, Cardinal Carter Library
The Write Place presents free grammar workshops with Ruth Yu.
The Development and Peace Group
Every Tuesday, 1-2 p.m.
Meet like-minded people, build community, share faith, make a difference. All are welcome!
Business Help Centre
Lab 1220: Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., W148
Lab 2257: Fridays, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., W166
Office Hours (DL 222):
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.,
Wednesdays, 1 - 3 p.m.
Professor John Siambanopoulos is running a Business Help Centre for students in Business 1220 and 2257. The Centre offers individual and small group office hours, as well as large group help with labs in classrooms offering theory and case-related help.
Christ the King Chapel, Wemple Building
Oct. 16-18, 12 p.m.
Oct. 20, 5 p.m. (LH)
Sunday Eucharist Schedule
'The Chapel' at 1486 Richmond
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