December 2, 2013 | Vol. 1, Issue 13                             Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our videos on YouTube
Things at King's: Wrapping up the year! 


We're in the final stretch of first semester! Best of luck as you prep for exams and finish your final papers for the year. 


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Holiday Residence Events 
December 2nd-6th
Wemple Cafeteria, Vitali Student Lounge

December 4th, 9:30 p.m.

Wemple Cafeteria  

King's @ Night Gingerbread decorating


December 5th, 6 p.m.

Wemple Cafeteria 

Residence Christmas Dinner: All You Can Eat Buffet 
$17.50 per person (advanced tickets only until Nov. 29th) 


December 5th, 7 p.m. 

Wemple Cafeteria 

Brain Bucks Auction - bring your Brain Bucks to bid on great items at the auction and raffle


December 6th, 1 - 4 p.m
Wemple Cafeteria

Residence Exam Stress Buster Events, including holiday card making, cotton candy, popcorn,  and a message in the Lounge Extension! 


December 6th, 7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Vitali Student Lounge

Spend time with Therapy Dogs

The 24 Hour Library: What you need to know
December 6th-19th: Open 24/7
December 19th: Closes at 7:30 p.m.
December 20th: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


The following policies will be in affect during the exam period:

  • Your Western ONECard is required to enter the building after 9:00 p.m. Identification will be checked at the Service Desk.
  • The library will remain open as a study hall only. Circulation, cash transactions, reserve items, room keys and assistance with photocopiers, etc. will not be available between 11:45 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
  • The main floor is designated as a quiet study zone. Students may study individually or in a group with minimal conversation. Main floor group study rooms (A - E) and the Instruction Room will remain open from 11:45 p.m. until 8:00 a.m.
  • The second floor is designated as a silent study zone. Group study rooms (F - H) and private carrels on the second floor will be vacated and close at 11:45 p.m.
  • Cell phone use is allowed only in the foyer on the main floor.

There will be free taxi service available from King's and Brescia through Western campus between 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. (up to $11).  


A free shuttle service provided by the USC from 12:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. offers a safe way to get home. 


Click here for more details.

Deadline to apply to King's International Exchange programs is approaching!
As a King's student, you can go on exchange to one of King's 32 international partner universities. Semester long, year-long and summer programs are available. You will also eligible to receive up to $2,000 CDN study abroad scholarship. This is a chance to enhance your global awareness, build international connections and have an experience of a lifetime. Click here for a list of King's international partners.


Complete and submit the exchange applicationApplication deadline for fall/winter 2014-15 is December 13th.


For more information, contact King's International.

Campus Ministry invites you to give back this holiday season
On December 14th the King's community will be heading off to the St. Joseph Hospitality Centre to support those less fortunate. We serve baked goods and hot drinks, play music, cards and build community all the while providing a safe and warm place for a few hours on a Saturday night. If you can volunteer to join us for a couple of hours, or provide baked goods (homemade or store bought) or sandwiches please contact Annette in Campus Ministry.


Project Shoebox is a new initiative our community is engaging in this Christmas. You are invited to fill shoeboxes with socks, gloves, hats, toiletries and small personal items for those who are less fortunate. Please wrap these shoeboxes and indicate if they are intended for an adult male/female or child male/female. These boxes will be distributed to people at our December visit to St. Joseph's hospitality centre. Boxes can be brought to Campus Ministry in Wemple 139. Please have shoeboxes in by December 12th. 

Leaders wanted! Residence Staff 2014-15 
Applications are now available for the 2014-15 residence life staff. If you take an invested interest in others, desire a rewarding student leadership position and would like to add to your King's experience then apply today !


Living in residence is not a prerequisite to apply.


Applications due: Wednesday January 8, 2014

King's student athlete Lori Josephson discovers passions both on and off the field
King's student athlete Lori Josephson moved to London from her small community in Beaverton, Ontario, so she could play rugby while pursuing academic studies. Now, a fourth year student completing a double major in Sociology and Criminology, Josephson wholeheartedly believes that her role as a scrum on the Western Mustangs Rugby team gave her the chance to discover her passions in life, both on and off the field. 
Full-time OSAP Student Income Update 
All Full-Time OSAP students are required to re-confirm the income amounts reported on their OSAP application. Please do this no later than Dec. 6th, 2013 or you may experience a delay with the release of your January OSAP funding. OSAP has been/will be sending out information regarding this step as well, either through email or mail, depending on the correspondence option you chose.


To update your income online, log into the OSAP website, go to your 2013-2014 application, and click "Update Income." Review the income information, make the appropriate changes as necessary, and click "Submit".  


Students needing to update Scholarship/Bursary/Award amounts on their OSAP application will need to come into the Student Financial Services at King's with their SIN card and valid Government Issued Photo I.D. as this category cannot be updated online. For those students who have received a King's Entrance or Continuing Scholarship and the $500 Enhancement, it is your responsibility to report the Scholarship portion only.  King's will report the $500 Enhancement to the Ministry on your behalf. You will need to complete an "OSAP On-Line Change Form" to update this section. This form is available from Student Financial Services or the King's website under the OSAP section on "Money Matters".


If you have any questions please email Student Financial Services or call 519-433-3491 ext 4319.





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King's Connection Spotlight: King's Mittens!

Just in time for the snow, new King's Mittens have been delivered to The King's Connection. These beautiful mittens are only $10.95 + tax! A great gift for yourself or anyone else on your list.



Upcoming Events 

Free Grammar Workshop
Tuesdays, Thursdays 
12 - 1 p.m.
Study Room A,
Cardinal Carter Library
The Write Place presents free grammar workshops with Ruth Yu 
Campus Ministry's 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.

Liturgy Schedule
Christ the King Chapel, Wemple Building
Dec. 2nd, 7 p.m.
Dec. 4th - 6th, 12 p.m.
Dec. 8th, 5 p.m.
Sunday Eucharist: 
10:30 a.m., 'The Chapel' at 1486 Richmond

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