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Volunteers needed for local Rotary TV auction

 Student Life & Community Experience is looking for enthusiastic volunteers for the Rotary Club’s annual TV auction on November 22 and 23 from 9:00 pm until midnight at the Pen Centre Mall! Brock volunteers will be telephone operators to process auction bids. Volunteers must be proficient at speaking English on the telephone, have legible writing and able to multi-task. This is an excellent opportunity to help raise money for a great cause, and to meet new people in the community. If you’re interested in volunteering for a time slot on either day, please email studentlife@brocku.ca

Brock Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being now open to new members

Brock’s health and well-being centre has up until now been used primarily for research. Now the centre is opening its doors to new members. Participants who take place in studies are able to purchase a membership and continue working out at the facility after the research is over. Adults from the surrounding community are also welcome to join and use the facility. The facility is having an open house on December 2 at its Lockhart Drive location to welcome potential new members and show them what the facility has to offer.

Want to volunteer as a gift wrapper this holiday season?

Student Life and Community Experience is looking for volunteer gift wrappers for December 2, 6, and 7 at the Pen Centre. Gift wrapping is an excellent way to get involved in the surrounding community and give back this holiday season as all proceeds go to Hospice Niagara. Students interested in taking part can visit experiencebu.brocku.ca to sign up. Anyone with questions can contact the SLCE office at extension 6321.

International Education week has plenty to offer

 Brock Inernational is running a week’s worth of events from November 18 until the 22. Events are open for the Brock community to enjoy including photos and cooking exhibits, caligraphy workshops and an academic workshop to put your skills to work. International Education week is meant to celebrate the cultures of the world and help immerse international and Canadian cultures. Anyone looking for more information or to sign up for events is welcome to visit http://brocku.ca/international-education-week.

Brock supports Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

 Members of the Brock Community are invited to get involved with various awareness and fundraising initiatives to support the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines.  Do you have an idea for a fundraiser or wish to get involved with the campus campaign?  There will also  an open meeting for anyone interested in getting involved on Friday, November 22 at 2:00 pm in the Community Meeting Place located in DeCew Residence. Brock University has set up an on-line giving page for the Humanitarian Coalition https://secure.humanitariancoalition.ca/group/profile.php?profile_id=174764511384301832   with all funds being matched dollar for dollar by the Canadian government until December 8, 2013.

Please visit the Student Leadership and Innovation Commons (SLIC) in Mackenzie Chown A204 for more information or contact Student Life & Community Experience at studentlife@brocku.ca, or ext. 6321.

Brock’s budget deficit problem made public

On November 13 and 14, three forums were held to discuss Brock’s budget deficit problem. It was revealed that Brock is facing several economic factors such as pension shortfall, debt payment of the new Cairns complex, campus maintenance costs and government funding cuts.

Other universities are able to make up deficit costs by admitting more students, but Brock is running out of room and unable to do so. Brock’s financial officials plan to make up deficit costs through various efforts including hiring delays, waiting to purchase nonessential equipment and a detailed program review. Brock community members are also encouraged to find ways to both save and generate funds.

he Student Leadership and Innovation Commons (SLIC) in Mackenzie Chown A204 for more information or contact Student Life & Community Experience at studentlife@brocku.ca, or ext. 6321.

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