Smelly news briefs

By Dale Miller

It’s Students’ Union By-Election time once again, with five positions up for grabs. Voting will take place Oct. 19, 20 and 21, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (7:30 p.m. on the 20th) in the North Courtyard of MacEwan Student Centre and the Social Sciences Building Lobby. The positions being contested are as follows: Events Commissioner, Operations and Finance Commissioner, Engineering Faculty Representative, Fine Arts Faculty Representative and a Kinesiology Faculty representative.

This election may not be as exciting as last fall’s SU General Election, or even the Municipal and Provincial elections, but you can still participate in democracy and support your SU.

SU to make election commercial

The SU Students’ Legislative Council set aside $14,500 to promote university issues in the upcoming Provincial Election. The money will be spent on a 15-second television commercial to be placed in 24 spots on CFCN during shows like Law & Order and the 6 p.m. News. The commercial itself will cost $2,000-3,000 with the rest being spent on ad placement. The cost falls conveniently under the $15,000 limit on SLC expenditures without a second reading. The specific details of the commercial’s content were not determined as of press time.

Thursday lectures

Thursday Oct. 14 is a big night for lectures at the University of Calgary with no less than two speakers expounding their diverse views to the populace.

London based independent journalist Gwynne Dyer is back to orate in MacEwan Hall. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster for the reasonable sum of $12- doors at 7 p.m.

Canadian nationalist Mel Hurtig graces ST 132 with his presence at 7:30 p.m. to present his lecture “Rushing to Armageddon: Canada and America’s Star Wars.” While this has nothing to do with the movie, Hurtig will be discussing the implications of Canada’s involvement in the proposed missile defence system in the US.