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Star alumna brings ‘Joy’ to music

Star alumna brings ‘Joy’ to music

Joy may be tough to find these days. But music sensation Falana – a Western graduate dubbed Nigeria’s coolest music and fashion star – sees joy as a state of being, a matter of choice more than a question of circumstance. And that’s why her s …

Reporting on the Harper Decade

Reporter, pundit and Maclean’s columnist Paul Wells, BA’89, has released The Harper Decade (Maclean’s, $4.99), an e-book compiling Wells’ best writing on Stephen Harper over the decade he’s been a party leader. For a man who spends his time looking out for what’s next in Ottawa, taking the time to look back has been an interesting exercise for Wells. Western News editor Jason Winders spoke with him about his new book. Just don’t ask him to sign it.

Alumna eyes Juno Award – UPDATED

Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music alumna Kerri Ough, BMus’03, and her Good Lovelies mates are up this weekend for a Juno Award in the Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group category.

Special Juno honour for alumnus

Special Juno honour for alumnus

Gary Slaight, BA’73, president and CEO of Slaight Communications and founder of Slaight Music is the 2012 recipient of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, given by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Alumna adds Juno nod to accolades

Western University alumna Kerri Ough has one more reason to celebrate. Nominations for this year’s Juno Awards were just announced and Ough and her Good Lovelies mates are up for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group.

Western alumnus debuts new TV show

Western alumnus debuts new TV show

Personal fitness and nutrition expert Harley Pasternak has written two best-selling books, produced a series of workout DVDs, launched a line of snack chips, and counts celebrities like Lady Gaga and Robert Downey Jr. as clients. As if that’s not enough, he’s taking on the television world, co-hosting The Revolution, a new ABC TV/CityTV daytime talk show that debuts 2 p.m. today, Jan. 16.

Newsmakers 2011

How will we remember 2011? Probably through these faces.
The Western News’ 2011 Newsmakers section celebrates the best of research, academia and volunteer spirit that we have to offer on this campus. The following spotlight, in brief words and striking images, the accomplishments of some of our favourites from the last year.

Stephenson named to power list

Stephenson named to power list

Carol Stephenson, Richard Ivey School of Business dean, has been named a recipient of the 2011 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award in the Corporate Directors category.

Western rolls out refocused campaign

The University of Western Ontario highlighted a refocused fundraising campaign this week with hopes of raising $750 million by 2018 toward a new series of realigned goals.

Grad’s volunteer spirit has family ties

Perhaps we need to rewrite the definition of volunteerism. Once defined as “the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of others without financial reward,” it would be hard to argue against expanding that to include the phrase “for example, Lisa Herberman.”

Be original and innovative: Schweitzer

Talent is not enough to ensure success, rather those with an inner desire to succeed will achieve their goals, Canadian artist John Schweitzer told graduates of The University of Western Ontario Friday.

Hiscox encourages graduates to ‘aim high’

Used to starting her day behind the CBC Morning newsdesk, Heather Hiscox greeted the morning with inspirational words of wisdom for University of Western Ontario graduates Friday.

Reporting on the Harper Decade

Reporter, pundit and Maclean’s columnist Paul Wells, BA’89, has released The Harper Decade (Maclean’s, $4.99), an e-book compiling Wells’ best writing on Stephen Harper over the decade he’s been a party leader. For a man who spends his time looking out for what’s next in Ottawa, taking the time to look back has been an interesting exercise for Wells. Western News editor Jason Winders spoke with him about his new book. Just don’t ask him to sign it.

Alumna eyes Juno Award – UPDATED

Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music alumna Kerri Ough, BMus’03, and her Good Lovelies mates are up this weekend for a Juno Award in the Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group category.

Special Juno honour for alumnus

Special Juno honour for alumnus

Gary Slaight, BA’73, president and CEO of Slaight Communications and founder of Slaight Music is the 2012 recipient of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, given by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Alumna adds Juno nod to accolades

Western University alumna Kerri Ough has one more reason to celebrate. Nominations for this year’s Juno Awards were just announced and Ough and her Good Lovelies mates are up for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group.

Western alumnus debuts new TV show

Western alumnus debuts new TV show

Personal fitness and nutrition expert Harley Pasternak has written two best-selling books, produced a series of workout DVDs, launched a line of snack chips, and counts celebrities like Lady Gaga and Robert Downey Jr. as clients. As if that’s not enough, he’s taking on the television world, co-hosting The Revolution, a new ABC TV/CityTV daytime talk show that debuts 2 p.m. today, Jan. 16.

Newsmakers 2011

How will we remember 2011? Probably through these faces.
The Western News’ 2011 Newsmakers section celebrates the best of research, academia and volunteer spirit that we have to offer on this campus. The following spotlight, in brief words and striking images, the accomplishments of some of our favourites from the last year.

Stephenson named to power list

Stephenson named to power list

Carol Stephenson, Richard Ivey School of Business dean, has been named a recipient of the 2011 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award in the Corporate Directors category.

Western rolls out refocused campaign

The University of Western Ontario highlighted a refocused fundraising campaign this week with hopes of raising $750 million by 2018 toward a new series of realigned goals.

Grad’s volunteer spirit has family ties

Perhaps we need to rewrite the definition of volunteerism. Once defined as “the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of others without financial reward,” it would be hard to argue against expanding that to include the phrase “for example, Lisa Herberman.”

Be original and innovative: Schweitzer

Talent is not enough to ensure success, rather those with an inner desire to succeed will achieve their goals, Canadian artist John Schweitzer told graduates of The University of Western Ontario Friday.

Hiscox encourages graduates to ‘aim high’

Used to starting her day behind the CBC Morning newsdesk, Heather Hiscox greeted the morning with inspirational words of wisdom for University of Western Ontario graduates Friday.