Lent me your ear
In preparation for Easter, the next 40 days of Roger Khouri's radio show on CHRW will focus on the theme of the paschal mystery the passion death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
"For non-Christians it will be an opportunity to become aware of why Easter is important to Christians and to understand that Christ died and rose for people of all faiths," Khouri said.
Khouri is a third-year computer science student and hosts the show with the intent to heighten people's understanding of the Catholic religion.
Khouri explained the season of Lent preceding Easter involves alms-giving, fasting and prayer.
The format of the morning show includes prayer, guest speakers, messages from the Bishop, interviews and music, as well as a quiz at the beginning of the show in relation to the day's theme. Khouri hopes to deepen people's awareness of the paschal mystery and to relate Christ's suffering 2,000 years ago to our lives today.
The show, which can be heard on Radio Western Monday through Thursday mornings 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. and Friday and Sunday mornings 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
The day after
Campus pro-life groups, King's Life and Western Life, have invited Wendy Gillings, founder and director of the Post-Abortion Support Team in Sarnia, to King's College today to speak about the issue of post-abortion syndrome.
Lorraine Scott, president of King's Life, said Gillings will be talking about the negative effects of abortion on the women who have them and whether or not our society is dealing with post abortion syndrome properly and about the negative effects an abortion can have on the spouse and family of a woman who has an abortion. Students are invited to attend the lecture in the main lounge at 4:30 p.m.
Days of klezmer
Escape the dog days of winter with a little taste of Israel.
Today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Community Centre, Western's Jewish Students' Union will give students the opportunity to find out more about learning and travelling in Israel during Israeli Days.
"It's a celebration of Israeli culture and programming," said Gabe Meranda, director of the JSU. "It's just the thing [students] need in between studying for exams."
Also featured will be high-energy entertainment with a klezmer band in the UCC atrium, Meranda said. "You'd be hard-pressed not to dance."
Traditional Jewish cuisine and crafts will be for sale as well as poetry readings today by Shel Krakofsky, the founding editor of Parchment, a Canadian Jewish literary magazine, Meranda said.
Searching the research
Graduate students got a chance to show their stuff yesterday at the eighth-annual Western Research Forum.
The event, co-sponsored by the faculty of graduate studies and the Society of Graduate Students, featured 37 of Western's grad students competed in categories of poster and oral presentations throughout the day, said Mike Hohner, SOGS VP-academic.
Winners for both categories received $200 cash awards and runners-up got $100 cash awards, all sponsored by SOGS.
In the poster category, David Luknowsky of medical biophysics took home the big bucks for his research on motor reactions recorded with magnetic resonance imaging. Neil Gohill from the department of theory and criticism won the arts/social science oral presentation and Stephen Dukacz from physiology won the science oral presentation category.