April 21 2014 | Vol. 1, Issue 30                                       Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our videos on YouTube
Things at King's: The countdown is on! Final 10 days of exams.

 

We wish everyone success on their final weeks of exams! Please read below for exam resources, including our 24/7 King Centre Study Hall and transportation services during the exam period. 

 

  

SUBMISSIONS: 

If you are involved in an event or have a story to share, email us at CommunicationsDeadline for submissions is Wednesday at noon for the following week's e-newsletter. 

 

Cheers!

King's Communications Team

 
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Exam Period
 

Mental Health Resources 

We are here to help you deal with the stress of exam period. Good2Talk is a 24/7 confidential personal counseling helpline available to students (1-866-925-5454). You can also visit King's personal counselling services and Western's Health and Wellness page for more resources. 

 

24/7 King Centre 

The King Centre is open 24/7 until April 30th. Cardinal Carter Library is open from 8 a.m. - 12 midnight until April 29th, and 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. on April 30th. Please visit our website for policies, as well as hours for Tim Hortons and Thames Market during exams.  

 

Did you know King's offers taxi chits?

A free taxi service is available between King's, Western and Brescia (limit $11). Chits are available at the Library Circulation Desk between 10:30 p.m. and midnight, and through campus security from midnight to 8 a.m. Western Foot Patrol (519-661-3650) provides a co-ed escort from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. daily and will walk with you to your car, bus stop, or other buildings on King's and main campus, and some off-campus locations. If you're studying at main campus, USC offers a free shuttle bus service from 12:30 a.m. - 3 a.m. until April 19th, and 12:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. from April 20th - 29th. Shuttles depart in front of the UCC. Click here for more details.

 
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Social Work group goes to China!
 
A group of King's social work students and faculty began their experiential learning trip this past weekend for a two-week exchange at the South China Agricultural University in Guangzhou, China. Family members and close friends came to show their support. Safe travels!
 
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Join King's international team!
 
Would you like to introduce international student to King's and London? King's is hosting students from Brazil and India in June. If you are interested in being a volunteer international buddy and would like to participate in social events and excursions to places such as Toronto and Niagara Falls, please contact Marilyn Mason at mmason@uwo.ca.

 

King's is home to 380 international students and 75 exchange students from 35 countries. At King's we are proud of our cultural diversity! King's International presents our 11th annual Cultural Festival. 
 
Building bridges across cultures 
 
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Access Copyright Rebate 2013-14: Form due April 30th
 
In light of the recent changes in the agreement between Western University Canada and Access Copyright effective December 2013, the Access Copyright fees (Cancopy) charged to students have been reduced for the 2013-2014 academic year. 
 
The changes are outlined below: 
  1. The Access Copyright fee for full-time students has been reduced to $12.19 from $24.39
  2. The Access Copyright fee for part-time students (enrolled in 1.00) has been reduced to $2.44 from $4.88. If you are a part-time student enrolled in more or less than 1.00 courses, please multiple or divide this number accordingly. 
The changes outlined above may result in a credit balance on your tuition account. Please find the Access Copyright Rebate Form online. Should you wish to receive a refund, you must print and complete this form and submit it to Student Financial Services no later than April 30th, 2014. Please be advised that credits for those students who complete the form will not be processed until after April 30th. 
 
By default, if Student Financial Services does not receive your request by April 30th, this amount will be donated to the King's University College Student Council for their directives. If you have any questions, please contact Student Financial Services at 519-433-3491 ext. 4319. 
 
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The Undergraduate Awards 
 
The Undergraduate Awards is the world's only pan-discipline academic awards program that identifies leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. Winner receive an all-expenses paid trip to Dublin, Ireland for the UA Global Summit in November, 2014 and will have their work published in the Undergraduate Journal, which is circulated internationally.
 
Students who are in their final year, or second-to-last year, of an undergraduate degree program are eligible to apply. There are 25 categories to choose from, ranging from science to arts and humanities, to social science and professional program topics. Please register at www.undergraduateawards.com and submit your coursework to Western International by 11:59 p.m. on May 5, 2014 via email to WesternUA@uwo.ca. Once received, Western International will match students with faculty mentors to polish and prepare their submission. Once polished, students will submit their papers independently by the June 2nd deadline. 
 
There is no fee to register or enter your work. Students may enter up to three individual submissions.
 
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King's Development Day on May 2nd
 
Development Day is an all day event that will give you the opportunity to hear from industry leaders on topics such as leadership, networking, career & personal development coaching, entrepreneurship and social media strategies. Students receive a special student rate of $50. 
 
Click here for more info. 
 
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English 3998E: Creative Writing Workshop
 
Open to King's students from all programs. Students will write creatively in different genres (fiction, poetry, drama and creative non-fiction), and reflect critically on their own work and the work of their peers. Limited to 20 students chosen by the instructors based on samples of creative work. 
 
To enroll this Fall, submit 4-8 pages of your writing in any genre to the Faculty Secretaries' Office (DL 210) by May 30th. Address the package to Prof. Therese Khimasia, and mark it "Sample for Creative Writing Application." Include your student number, email and mailing addresses, and telephone number, so we can contact you if your application is successful. 
 
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Would you be proud to represent King's in our photo shoot?
 
Are you going to be in London this summer? We're looking for female and male students from all years to participate in our next photo shoot early this summer. Date is still to be determined. Lunch and fame provided.
 
Please contact King's Communications department at communications@kings.uwo.ca and let us know if you're interested! 
 
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Upcoming Events 

 

20 Minute Makeover with King's Green Team 

April 25th, 10 a.m.

King's Green Team will be hosting a clean up event on our campus to coincide with the City of London 20 Minute Make Over. Everyone who participates will be entered into a draw for one of four King's Travel Mugs! Coffee and snacks provided by Aramark.

 

 

Considering Catholicity in an Evolving World

April 27th, 2 - 4 p.m.

Kenny Theatre

A lecture by Ilia Delio, OSF, Director and Professor, Catholic Studies Program, Georgetown University, Washington D.C. 

  

 

Faculty Association Award for Outstanding Achievement 

Deadline April 30th

This award is granted to a graduating King's student. It will be granted based on academic success, as well as individual and social achievements. An overall average of 75% is required. Application is available on the King's website. Please forward to Student Financial Services by April 30th.

 

  

High Conflict Families: Developing a collaborative community response 
May 1st, 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Community panel and discussion by Dr. Rachel Birnbaum, Social Work professor, and Dr. Petter Jaffe, Director of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children. Click here for more info. 
 
 
Development Day: Connect. Lead. Grow.
May 2nd
King Centre 
Development Day is an all day event that will give you the opportunity to hear from industry leaders on topics such as leadership, networking, career & personal development coaching, entrepreneurship and social media strategies. Students receive a special student rate of $50. Click here for registration and more details. 
 
 
Welcome Day 
May 3rd, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
King Centre 
Do you know anyone who is interested in coming to King's this fall? Please let them know about our Welcome Day on May 3rd! Click here for more details. 


Laughter is Sacred Space
May 3rd, 7 p.m.
Kenny Theatre, King Centre
Ted Swartz puts on an honest, funny and vulnerable one-man show. Admission by free will offering. Click here for more details.
 
 
2014 Canadian Archaeological Association annual meeting
May 14th-18th
This conference is an excellent learning and networking opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students of various disciplines, including anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, geography, geophysics, GIS, etc. Click here for details. For questions, email caa2014aca@gmail.com

 

 

Spring Convocation

June 10th

This year's Baccalaureate Exercises will begin with an Awards Ceremony during a light brunch at 10:15 a.m. in the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre at King's. This will be followed by an award ceremony in the Learning Commons at 11:00 a.m., and a celebration of the Eucharist in Elizabeth A. "Bessie" Labatt Hall at 11:45 a.m. Click here for more details.

 

 
Liturgy Schedule
 
Christ the King Chapel, Wemple Building
Taiz´┐Ż:
April 21st, 7 p.m.
Eucharist:
April 24th-25th, 12 p.m.

"The Chapel" at Windermere on the Mount, 2486 Richmond Street

Sunday Eucharist: 

10:30 a.m.

  

 

Good2Talk

1-866-925-5454

 

24/7 Post-Secondary Student Helpline - free & confidential professional counselling service

 

 

Intersession and Summer Session Residence Accommodation

 

If you are studying at King's this spring/summer, you can contact King's Residence for accommodation.


 
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