NEWSCAST - Thursday, December 6th, 2018
-With exams being a daunting time for most students at Western. More than 1,800 on- and off-campus students preparing for exams will be receiving postcards with personal messages from alumni, as Western delivers its third year of Kind Mail.
-Alumni from 28 countries have offered words of encouragement and wisdom, and many have personalized the notes by addressing them to the same residence room where they once lived.
-And while the cards are being delivered to students this week, the impact has extended well beyond the holiday season.
-The initiative has won two awards, from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education and from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, national media have covered the initiative, and it’s gaining attention from other post-secondary institutions.
-Its exam season but also the season of Holidays so if you want to spend a little time feeling holiday spirited, you might want to check out this theatre play called It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play, adapted by Joe Landry, presented by Original Kids Theatre Company and directed by Reg Malik.
-The Show: This adaption of Frank Capra’s beloved American holiday classic film and is brought to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. It’s the story of George Bailey, on the edge of ruin on Christmas Eve after thousands of dollars are lost, putting the Bailey Savings & Loan in peril. Bailey wonders if the world would be a better place without him, then discovers what’s precious and important in life.
-Last weekend was the Western Invitational swim meet held at the Thompson Recreation centre. It is one of the few swimming events held here on campus all year round.
-The Mustangs are hoping that the Western Invitational will be a good stepping stone in preparation for the winter schedule which will have them compete in a meet every weekend until the OUA championship in February.
-Currently cloudy with chilly winds at -1 degrees however bursts of snow and gusty winds can be expected later which will make it poor conditions to travel in. Major drop in the weather this evening as we get colder at -6 degrees. Tomorrow is a mix of sun and clouds with the highest of -6 degrees.