Things at King's
Welcome back to campus everyone! We hope you had a relaxing break and ready to finish off the fall semester!
Have you noticed King's is going purple? November is Shine the Light on Woman Abuse month, and King's is shining the light to support the cause!
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Follow us at @KUCatUWO and use #igotokings for your connection to all things at King's! Tag us and you could be featured in our top photos of the week.
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.
Have a restful long weekend!
King's Communications Team
CEO x 1 Day Deadline Extended
CEO x 1 Day, exclusive to Odgers Berndtson, Canada's leading executive search firm, is a program that matches third and fourth year university students with some of the country's leading CEOs. Year one of the program will focus on the Toronto and Montreal markets.
Deadline has been extended until Nov. 5th. Click here to apply.
International Week is a new initiative to celebrate diversity at King's and Western, and explore international opportunities and programs. Events are free and open to students, faculty and staff. There will be cultural experiences, panel discussions, presentations, workshops, displays, tours and other activities designed to inspire students, faculty and staff to build their cross-cultural skills and become more globally aware. Attend as many activities as you want - there is something for everyone!
Click here for more information and to view the schedule.
Don't miss King's Global Forum hosted during the International Week on Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m. in the Vitali Student Lounge. The Forum showcases study/exchange abroad and experiential learning opportunities at King's and across Western. It also features student presentations about learning abroad, a panel of faculty members and table displays.
Click here for more information.
Questions? Contact King's International Office.
What's New at The Write Place
Critical Reading Workshops
Ten minutes can save you ten hours! Try a "Getting Started" workshop, brought to you by The Write Place! Join us for a fifteen minute workshop every Monday and Tuesday at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. in Study Rooms F and C. Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of critical reading, including Reading for Analysis, Keys to Course Reading; and Reading Research for Essays. For more information, email Brenda
Too much reading? The Write Place can help! Improve your reading comprehension and analysis by learning strategies for reading more effectively and applying critical thinking skills to course and research materials. Drop in or sign up for an appointment: Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 - 4 p.m. in Study Room F and C.
Want to improve your spoken English and vocabulary? Drop in to one of our weekly Conversation Groups! Nov. 4, 5, and 6, join us for Pictionary Week. Drop in to The Write Place any time between 6 - 9 p.m. to play pictionary -- it's a fun way to meet new people, improve your spoken English and boost your vocabulary! For more information, email The Write Place.
Hungry for grammar? Starting Nov. 5, join us every Tuesday and Thursday in Study Room A for the Grammar Cafe, a brief workshop common grammatical issues. For more information, email Ruth
Full-time OSAP Student Income Update
All Full-Time OSAP students are required to re-confirm the income amounts reported on their OSAP application. It is requested that you do this as soon as possible and 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.
Please keep in mind that your incomes, as reported on OSAP, are verified with the Canada Revenue Agency. As such, it is important to ensure that your income is reported correctly to avoid any future funding issues. Please remember if you update your study period income amounts, you may also need to update the 'Total 2013 Income' section.
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 that have indicated they would like OSAP to mail their documents or have submitted a paper OSAP application will be mailed a paper Income Update form. Please complete and return to Student Financial Services at King's, Rm 144 Wemple.
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.
COU student contest in mental health
The Council of Ontario Universities has launched a new competition that asks university students how they would use social media to promote social change in mental health on campus, in an effort to get students talking about mental health and to break down stigmas. The Mental Health 2.0 competition is open to individuals or teams, who will submit social media campaign plans for a chance to win prizes of $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place. The contest, which is funded by the Ontario government, is open until Nov. 29 and winners will be announced in March.
Western Education Graduate Program Information Session
Find out more about Western Education's Graduate Program on Saturday, Nov. 16th at 10 a.m. in Room 1139, Faculty of Education Building.
Email for more information. Please RSVP if attending.
Interested in learning American Sign Language? Here's your chance!
Register now for ASL 101 Monday classes beginning on Jan. 13 for 10 weeks, and Friday classes beginning on Jan. 17 for 10 weeks. ASL 102 Monday classes will begin on Jan. 13 for 10 weeks, and Fridays on Jan. 17 for 10 weeks. This is a non credit class and the cost is $80. Email Judith Thomas
or call 433-3491 ext. 4436.
Preparing you for your career
Career Directions Fair
Thinking of pursuing a health or sports-related career in areas such as medicine, physical/occupational therapy, global health, chiropractic, etc.? Come out to the Faculty of Health Sciences Annual Career Directions Fair on Nov. 6th from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Great Hall of Somerville House, Western. Students can learn about professional and college programs (both in Ontario and overseas), network with potential employers, and explore volunteer opportunities with non-profit organizations. More than 35 organizations are participating.
B2B: Dining Etiquette
All students and alumni are invited to attend this dining etiquette event on Nov. 7th from 5 - 8 p.m. at Aroma, 717 Richmond Street.
This interactive dinner will walk you through general etiquette practice with a focus on table manners and the finer points of formal dining. Bring your appetite and your sense of humour. This etiquette boot camp is guaranteed to get you into shape!
Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. Complimentary return transportation to Aroma will be provided to guests of the event leaving Alumni Hall, Western, at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance. Click here for tickets.
Learning Skills Workshop -Library Lifesavers: Using my Library Account and Citation Tools
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Library Instruction Room C106, Cardinal Carter Library
Free Grammar Workshop
12 - 1 p.m.
Study Room A,
Cardinal Carter Library
The Write Place presents free grammar workshops with Ruth Yu
MOS Internship General Info Session
Nov. 5th, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Bachelor of Social Work (Honors) Program Information Sessions
- Nov. 5th, 6 p.m.
Wemple Room 166
- Nov. 11th, 1:30 p.m.
Labatt Hall Room 100
King's Welcome Day
Nov. 9th, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Do you know someone who is interested in coming to King's? Pass along this link to prospective students!
King's Remembrance Day Ceremony
Nov. 11th, 10:45 a.m.
In front of Wemple
The Office of Campus Ministry at King's will lead a Remembrance Day traditional ceremony that will take place at the flagpoles in front of Wemple Building.
King's Global Learning Forum
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Vitali Student Lounge
Click here for more details
Lecture by Ralph Nadar
Nov. 15th, 7:30 p.m.
Labatt Hall 105
Tickets are $5, and are available at King's Connection
Cultural Festival Applications Due
Accepting applications for performances of dance, music, martial arts, fashion, drama, literature, and more! Apply now.
MOS Internship Resume and Interview Prep Session
Nov. 19th, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Religious Life Lecture Series presents Reverend Christopher Dillon, OSB - Glenstal Abbey, Ireland
Nov. 21st, 7:30 p.m.
"The Chapel" at Windermere on the Mount
Perennial Values in Monasticism, Even in the 21st Century. Click here for more details.
The Killam Undergraduate Fellowships for Canadian undergraduates to study in the USA
Deadline: Dec. 2nd
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.
Christ the King Chapel, Wemple Building
Nov. 4th, 7 p.m.
Nov. 5th - 8th, 12 p.m.
Sunday Eucharist Schedule
- 10:30 a.m., 'The Chapel' at 1486 Richmond
- 5 p.m., Labatt Hall
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