Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Friday, October 5th, 2018

Jessica Singer

Campus News:

-Western university is hosting their annual fall Graduate & Professional School Fair for all students and interested Alumni, on Thursday October 18th, from 10am-2pm in the Mustang Lounge

-Whether you are interested in continuing your academic studies in business, law, teaching & education, or the sciences, this fair provides students with the opportunity to speak with recruiters from schools who represent and offer a variety of graduate programs

-Some of the schools and programs include Canada Law from Abroad, Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law, and Grad studies Abroad

-There is no student registration required
 

-There is one more day to apply for an exciting initiative hosted by the Western University Students’ Council and the Women’s Issues Network, where from November 21st to the 23rd of 2018, over 20 young female students from the university will travel to Parliament Hill and shadow female MPs for the day

-This opportunity seeks to raise awareness on the visibility and roles women play in politics, as well as learning about ways in which students can get involved and make connections

-The trip is largely subsidized to ensure accessibility and affordability for those who wish to be a part of this program

-To register, click the link (westernusc.forms-db.com/view.php?id=136478 - closes October 6th at 11:59pm, and for any further questions, email womeninhouse@westernusc.ca 
 

Local News:

-On Wednesday evening the King’s University College Student Council did a magnificent job of hosting one of the City of London Mayoral Debates.  A healthy mixture of politically inspired students and concerned citizens of the area filled the Kenny Theatre located at the school’s Student Life Centre to get educated before making their vote count on October 22nd

-With 50% of the London Transit Commissions ridership being students, the Bus Rapid Transit plans were certainly one of the main subjects of conversation.  However, the evening shed light on a variety of important subjects the city’s future faces such as: safe injection sites, sexual violence, low income housing, green bin programs, economic development and pedestrian safety

-Students in the city will be able to vote as early as next Thursday when advance polls open.  Western students can vote by going to https://westernvotes.uwo.ca, sign in with their Western username & password, make sure to read the instructions to find out eligibility, print off PDF for proof of residency, bring that & ID to the voting station in the UCC Building, and vote!

Sports:

-Fourth-year running back Cedric Joseph tallied an incredible 355 yards and three touchdowns on just 17 carries to help lead the Western football team to the 63-14 blowout win over the Windsor Lancers on Thursday evening in TD Stadium

-Joseph, who tallied all 355 of his yards in the first half alone, was just 40 yards shy of the all-time U Sports record for yards in a game (395). However, with the Mustangs up big at halftime, Joseph sat for the remainder of the game, settling for the third-most single-game yards in U Sports history. But despite coming up short on the U Sports record, there was a silver lining in the fact that Joseph managed to set the Western record for single-game rushing yards, surpassing the previous record set by Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall (317) in 1981

-The Mustangs will be back in action next Saturday, October 13th, where they will take on the Ottawa Gee-Gees in our nation’s capital, in a game that will decide who takes control of the OUA. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 P.M. EST and fans can catch the action live on here on “your original voice of the Western Mustangs” Radio Western

Weather: 

-Expect a temperature of 25 degrees with a risk of thunderstorms tomorrow, moving into a temperature of 20 degrees with some light rain on Sunday. It is currently 13 degrees and partly cloudy, with more clouds coming our way in the afternoon