February 24, 2014 | Vol. 1, Issue 22                             Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our videos on YouTube
Things at King's: Welcome Back!
Welcome back King's students! We hope everyone had an enjoyable reading week. The days ahead are packed with events and academic programming. Check out our newsletter and find out what's going on at King's.
For instance, today Tayyibah Taylor will be in the Vitali Student Lounge talking about Empowering Muslim Women.

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King's Communications Team

Choose, But Choose Wisely

Tuesday, Feb. 25th, 4:30 p.m. in Kenny Theatre, KC


The Centre for Creativity at King's is proud to present Choose, But Choose Wisely By Jeff Culbert.


Choose, But Choose Wisely follows the life of ordinary settlers in London Township during the War of 1812, desperately trying to eke out a living while caught between two giant military powers. As British subjects, they are expected to fight alongside the local militia. The invading American General promised to do Upper Canadians no harm, as long as they refuse to take up arms against the US Army. And if they do, US soldiers will take no prisoners. What choice will they make?


Interested in being a Residence Assistant?


Are you interested in being a King's Residence Assistant? Click here to learn more about this amazing opportunity. 

JMS Careless History Society Presents The War of 1812: The Big Picture

King of the Pigs
Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thames Market
King of the Pigs Restaurant will be back by popular demand.

They will be serving:
1/4 Chicken Dinner $8.45
1/2 Chicken Dinner $11.95
Custard Tarts $1.75
Dinners are served with choice of French fries or Salad

Summer Student Employment


King's has job opportunities available, on campus, for students during the summer months. For further information, including eligibility criteria and details on how to apply, please visit: www.kings.uwo.ca/current-students/money-matters/   - Employment


Please note that applications for the Work Study, First Generation and IWE programs will be accepted from February 10th, 2014 - March 7th, 2014.


If you have questions, please visit Student Financial Services. 



SSD Accommodations for April 2014 Exams 


March 21, 2014 is the deadline to meet with an SSD Counsellor to arrange academic accommodation for the April 2014 exam period. If you wish to use accommodations for the April 2014 exam period, but have not yet met with an SSD Counsellor for the current academic year, please contact SSD-King's at 519-433-3491 ext. 4321 or visit Wemple Room 157 to schedule an appointment.

Social Work Week kicks off with Professional Development Day 
Join us from 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon in the King Centre for presentations by Drs. Laura Lewis and Andrew Mantulak from the School of Social Work. Click here for the list of Social Work Week events. 
KUCSC Presents: Rock The Wave
Friday, Feb. 28th, 9:30 p.m. in The Wave, UCC
Join us for a night of live music featuring Western and local rock bands! Admission for the event will be a donation at the door. All proceeds will be in support of the London Housing Registry. The event is all ages and open to the public. Free food will be served at 10 p.m.!
Grow Your Network to Launch Your Career
Student 2 Business is a great opportunity to enhance your networking skills, learn job search best practices, and explore career possibilities with a variety of employers. 


Your $10 Ticket Includes: 
Steve Dalton: 2 Hour Job Search
Networking with 250 employer representatives 
Food & A Beverage Ticket
Free - Coat & Boot Check 

Transportation: Western's Natural Science Building 
Starts: 1 p.m. and every half hour
Ends: Last shuttle leaves LCC at 8:30 p.m.

* For an additional $5, receive 50 personalized business cards 



 Follow us for more details: @S2BNetworking 
The King's Animal Rights Club
We Animals: Stories of Love and Liberation

Friday, March 7th, 7 p.m. in Vitali Student Lounge


The King's Animal Rights Club is very excited to host a presentation by award-winning photojournalist and activist, Jo-Anne McArthur. She has been documenting the plight of animals on all seven continents for over ten years. Her recent awards include the 2011 Canadian Empathy Award and HuffPost Women's "Top 10 Women trying to change the world." She will be sharing new stories from her book, We Animals. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a Q&A, book signing and refreshments afterwards.



Species Rights: The New Paradigm

Wednesday, March 12th, 7 p.m. in Vitali Student Lounge


The King's Animal Rights Club is very honoured to present Harold Brown, founder of Farm Kind and an advocate for social and environmental justice. His incredible story is one of transformation and awakened conscience from animal farmer to animal advocate. He also works as an advocate for animal rights, sustainable independent family farms, environmental justice, social justice, and peace through non-violence. He will explore the relationships and entanglements of justice for all. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a Q&A and refreshments afterwards.

Learn about current archaeology initiatives across Canada
The 2014 Canadian Archaeological Association annual meeting, the largest archaeology conference in Canada, will be held from 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.


There will be sessions on current archaeology initiatives across Canada, virtual archaeology, geophysical survey, modernization and archaeology, and much more. Take a look at some of the great sessions already planned. For more details visit the CAA website, or email caa2014aca@gmail.com. Like the Facebook page and follow on Twitter for updated news.

Intent to Register

A. Online Intent to Register (ITR), February 3, 2014 to March 31 2014, 4:00 p.m. All returning King's students must submit an ITR online to declare their degree and module choices for September 2014-15 academic year. To complete an online ITR, log in to your Student Services page. Deadline: March 31, 2014, 4 p.m. Students who plan to graduate this year do not need to complete an ITR.


Before you submit: 

  1. Attend Academic Dean's Office and departmental information sessions, as well as sessions by Faculties of Law and Education, Post Grad/Career Counselling and Financial Services (February 3- February 14). The schedule and further information about ITR is posted online, and is available in the Academic Dean's Office and Registrar's Office at King's.
  2. Read the Academic Calendar to understand your program and course requirements.
  3. Gather information about your program. See: Degree Check 101 and Program Checklists
  4. Meet full-time faculty members during their office hours.

When registering for courses be sure to check pre-requisites, co-requisites and, anti-requisites carefully (www.westerncalendar.uwo.ca).


B. Paper Intent to Register: Students registering in a second degree, a post-degree module, a concurrent degree, diploma and certificate programs; and students not taking any courses in Fall/Winter 2013-2014 must have their paper ITR forms signed by an Academic Counsellor in the Academic Dean's Office (Dante Lenardon Hall, Room 104).


C. Social Work: Students currently enrolled in the BSW program (Year III progressing to Year IV and Extended Study students) must complete an online ITR by March 31, 2014. Students who are applying for admission to the BSW program cannot indicate "Social Work" as a program choice on their ITR. They will submit an online ITR for an alternate/backup degree/module combination, and if admitted to the BSW program, their registration will be changed for them.


D. Information for Course Selection for Fall/Winter 2014-2015 (students will register for courses in June & July 2014). Please make sure to check Residency Requirements.


E. Course Deletions: You may be removed, without notice, from a course for which you are ineligible to be registered (e.g. lack of pre-requisite, course constraints, or residency regulations).


F. Special Assistance: Students who will be unable to access web course registration or contact the Registrar's Office by phone during the summer may submit their course selection to the Registrar's Office at King's before they leave for the summer, or consult the Registrar's Office to make alternate arrangements.


Check your Student Centre and UWO e-mail regularly to keep track of your courses and registration status. For questions, please contact Claire Hass in DL104, 519-433-3491 ext. 4406, academic.dean@uwo.ca  

Upcoming Events

Intent to Register
Feb. 1st - March 31st
Intent to Register must be completed during this time. For more information, please contact Claire Hass in the Academic Dean's Office. 
Tayyibah Taylor: Empowering Muslim Women 
Feb. 24th, 2:30 p.m.
Vitali Student Lounge
Tayyibah Taylor is the founding editor in chief and publisher of Azizah Magazine, a vehicle for the voice of Muslim American women and winner of a 2010 Folio Eddie Award. 
Learning Skills Workshop: Noteworthy Textbook Reading
Feb. 25th, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Students will learn note taking tips. Credit towards your King's Co-Curricular Record.
Choose, But Choose Wisely by Jeff Culbert
Feb. 25th, 4:30 p.m.
Kenny Theatre, KC 
The Centre for Creativity at King's is proud to present a staged reading by Jeff Culbert.
King of the Pigs 
Feb. 26th, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thames Market 
King of the Pigs Restaurant is back by popular demand.
Mindfulness Meditation Student Group 
Feb. 26th - March 19th
Reflection Room, King Centre 
Practice meditation and develop a non-judgmental awareness of what is happening in the present moment to reduce stress and improve concentration. This is a 4 week group session for students only. Please register at csd@kings.uwo.ca
Career Sessions for International Students 
Feb. 26th, March 5th, March 19th, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Instruction Room, Cardinal Carter Library 
Click here to register.
Volunteer Like a Jesuit: Grow in Faith Through Making a Difference 
Feb. 26th, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Student Lounge Extension
Come interact with others, reflect on your experience and learn about service opportunities with Jesuit volunteers Canada for youth age 20 to 53. 
JMS Careless History Society Presents The War of 1812: The Big Picture
Feb. 26th, 6:30 p.m.
Kenny Theatre, KC 
Dr. Carl Benn will speak about Britons, Canadians, Americans and First Nations in the War of 1812. 


BMOS Career Info Night
Feb. 27th, 7:30 p.m.
Vitali Student Lounge 
The BMOS Association will be hosting an information night for students looking to pursue careers in business. The speakers will talk about the various opportunities related to your final years of university as well as opportunities as a new entrant in the workforce. Free for Club members, $5 for non-members. 
Faculty Research Seminar: David MacGregor
Feb. 28th, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
DL 112
The Hegelian Roots of Modern Chinese Thought: Mao Zedong and Sun Yat-Sen 


Social Work Week Professional Development Day 2014
Feb. 28th, 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon, King Centre 
Join us from 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon in the King Centre for presentations by Drs. Laura Lewis and Andrew Mantulak from the School of Social Work. Click here to register.
KUCSC Presents: Rock The Wave 
Feb. 28th, 9:30 p.m.
The Wave, UCC 
Join us for a night of live music. Admission will be a donation to the London Housing Registry. Event is all ages and opened to the public.


C-Day (China Day) 

March 1st, 4:45 - 6:25 p.m.

King Centre

Hosted by the Chinese Overseas Students' Association at King's, C-Day is a celebration of Chinese culture in Canada that features dynamic performances such as singing, acting, martial arts and dancing. Click here for more details.



Student 2 Business 

March 5th, 1:30 p.m.

London Convention Centre 

Student 2 Business is a great opportunity to grow your network to launch your career. $10 admission. $5 extra for personal business cards. Go to www.S2B.ca for more details.



Paper/Add Drop
March 7th
Last day to drop a second-term half course
We Animals: Stories of Love and Liberation 
March 7th, 7 p.m.
Vitali Student Lounge 
Presentation by award-winning photojournalist and activist, Jo-Anne McArthur.
Species Rights: The New Paradigm
March 12th, 7 p.m.
Vitali Student Lounge
The King's Animal Rights Club presents Harold Brown, founder of Farm King and an advocate for social and environmental justice.
SSD Accommodations for April 2014 Exams
March 21st 
Last day to meet with a SSD counsellor  to arrange academic accommodation for the April 2014 exam period.
2nd Annual John Sullivan Memorial Basketball Tournament - NEEDS VOLUNTEERS 
April 12th, 5 - 10 p.m.

Regina Mundi Catholic Secondary School Gym, 5250 Wellington Rd.

Contact sara.ferreira@td.com if you are interested in volunteering. 


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 more info.
Mindfulness Meditation Drop-In Sessions
Every Monday
(Jan. 20th - April 17th)
12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
Reflection Room, KC
Come practice techniques to settle a busy brain, calm emotions, and re-energize your body and mind. Participants will practice mindfulness meditation skills via audio-recording. No weekly commitment and no registration required.

Noon Hour Yoga
Every Tuesday
12:15 - 1:15 p.m., 
Reflection Room, King Centre 
Please join us for a hatha yoga class taught by a certified yoga instructor. Comfortable, non-restrictive clothing is recommended. If you have any questions please email Kate.  

Campus Ministry's Catholic Social Teaching
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
This group provides an opportunity for students to learn more about Catholic social teaching, reflect on how it does, or could, impact their lives both today and in the futures, and build community with like-minded people. All are welcome. Please note there is no meeting on Feb. 24th. There will be one on Feb. 26th.

Critical Reading Tutor Office Hours

Mondays, 1-4 p.m.

Wednesdays, 12-3 p.m. 

Study Room C, Main Floor of Cardinal Carter Library

Conquer your mountain of reading with The Reading Tutor. Drop in or book an appointment at The Write Place. Email bmcquaid@uwo.ca 



Liturgy Schedule
Christ the King Chapel, Wemple Building
Feb. 25th, 26th, 28th 12 p.m.

Sunday Eucharist: 
10:30 a.m., 'The Chapel' at 1486 Richmond
5 p.m., Labatt Hall





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