NEWSCAST - Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
- As Purple Fest approaches this weekend on Sept 28th, the campus is gearing up for a few closures and detours on the day of.
- University Drive, the University Bridge and sections of Lambton Drive, Huron Drive, Middlesex Drive and Philip Aziz Avenue will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. The roadways will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists.
- Exams will be held as scheduled. Concerned students should plan for the building and parking lot closures.
- Several buildings will be locked on Sept. 28, including Talbot College, Music Building, FIMS and Nursing Building, Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building and the International and Graduate Affairs Building (IGAB). All other buildings will operate on normal weekend mode of operation, including the libraries (outside of the Music Library) and Western Student Recreation Centre. There will be an increased security presence on campus.
- As for parking, Huron Flats, South Valley, Medway and Talbot parking lots will be closed to vehicular traffic. Drivers are encouraged to park in other lots where gates will be open.
- Students arriving to campus on public transit should note that London Transit Commission (LTC) will be detouring buses away from Western’s campus. If hailing a cab, students are encouraged to use Althouse College as a pick-up or drop-off destination.
- And if you are driving on this day, please stay away from TD Stadium.
- Students, faculty and staff with mobility limitations should contact Accessibility Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- With the Flu going around for the next couple of weeks, parents and students should be concerned about any compromises to the immune system. Certain foods can help fight the Flu by boosting your immune response however, dieticians and general public opinion differ.
- In a recent survey published by Loblaw, opinions of 50 Loblaw registered dieticians and 1000 Canadians regarding some common foods were compared. 75% of registered dieticians considered popcorn to be good at fighting the flu. Compare that to only 35% who say coconut oil keeps the Flu at bay. This of course was contrary to public knowledge with 70% ranking coconut oil good for the flu and only 50% sided with popcorn.
- Other food items that were compared include frozen vegetables, apples, canned tuna, and sushi.
- The survey was conducted on the second week of august this year aimed at showing the disparity in public understanding of Flu
- This weekend, the Western Mustangs football team grabbed their 5th consecutive game and continue their dominance over OUA football as they toppled the Guelph Gryphons 9-3 at Guelph.
- Mustangs kicker Marc Liegghio did all the scoring with a 23 yarder and a 27 yarder in the first half, followed by a 32 yarder in the second half. Liegghio’s second field goal made him the Mustangs all team leader in field goals and points scored.
- The Mustangs will next faceoff the Windsor Lancers on Sept 28th at Windsor. The 1pm kickoff game will be brpadcast live on your original voice of the western mustangs 94.9fm. You can also stream live on radiowestern.ca/stream
- Today has been another G-L-Orious day with a brisk high of 22 that will feel like 23 not that I could tell the difference but we have a small chance of showers tomorrow evening when the mercury peaks at 28 with a 40% humidex.
- Thursday morning will be a wet one too with a high risk of thunderstorms.