The first thing you will notice this week is that we have had a bit of a revamp. It was time for a change and we hope you like the new look, if not let us know and we’ll take your thoughts into consideration – it can always be changed again!
We have a few articles for you in this week’s update so let’s get started.
The project was designed by architect Steven Holl, who recently won the AIA Gold Medal, the highest honour awarded by the American Institute of Architects.
A new five-storey building will replace a number of Glasgow School of Art’s existing premises on Renfrew Street. The new building will house a range of studios and teaching facilities as well as workshops, communal areas and exhibition spaces.
The main contractor, Sir Robert McAlpine, gave our students an informative presentation and a guided tour of the construction site, which the Engineering students (and staff) found very interesting and a useful addition to the academic side of the NC Civil Eng. course.
Ronald McDonald Appeal
Ronald McDonald house needs 50 volunteers to take on Ben Nevis on the 29th and 30th of June 2013.
Transport from Glasgow, accommodation, food and guides will be provided upon raising minimum sponsorship of £300.00
The house relies on sponsored events and donations to meet £300,000 annual running costs.
If you are interested in taking part please call Allison at the house on 0141 201 0782 for an information pack or email her at – email@example.com
Electric Honey Developments
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Electric Honey, Young Aviators released their debut album “Self Help” on Monday the 13th of May and have already picked up favourable reviews from The Daily Record, The Herald and the Skinny.
Alex Hynes a Stow Music Business management student also releases his solo debut EP on the college label with the “Slow your Breath E.P” out on the 20th of May.
Both these artists alongside Harry and the Hendersons , Wake the President and Albert Shakespeare will play the annual Electric Honey event at Oran Mor in conjunction with the West End festival. Any staff or students who wish to come along to the 20th anniversary Electric Honey Bash at Oran Mor please contact Cara Graham firstname.lastname@example.org and she will issue you with a badge/ticket for this special event. Why not bring a friend/partner and have fun doors are at 7pm and it will all be over by 10pm.
ILS News Of The Week!
Why not drop-in and see our mini-exhibition for National Epilepsy Week (19-25 May) which will be displayed in the Learning Centre from 20-28 May? Our display will include epilepsy and neuroscience related materials. You can also find out more at http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/campaigns/epilepsy-week
It’s also Resource of the Month time again. This month we have Oxford Reference Online (ORO) under the spotlight. ORO brings together language and subject reference works into a single cross-searchable resource. There are over 300 titles including:
- Dictionary of Biomedicine
- Dictionary of Computing
- Dictionary of Psychology
- Oxford Companion to British History
- Dictionary of Marketing
- Dictionary of Nursing
- Oxford Companion to Global Change
Ask in the Learning Centre about Athens access to this and 39 other online collections.
Sun Shines for Reims Students in Glasgow/Scottish Tapas/Fabrice Returns/Fun and Games at GCU
In shock news, the Scottish summer arrived on Tuesday 7 May and lasted for exactly one day. However, Manon Laurent, Mick Moisson and Ron Dillin took advantage of the sunshine to take a lunchtime walk to Kelvingrove Park and Glasgow University.
Trusty snapper Ron Dillin took this picture of Manon and Mick in the quad at Glasgow University.
As Manon finishes her placement on 23 May and returns to France, John Gallagher, Claire McLaren and Lorna McNiven treated Ron Dillin and the three Reims students to Scottish Tapas at Jackson’s in Cambridge Street to thank Manon for all her excellent work.
Our French guests preferred burgers to the tapas of haggis, Cullen Skink soup, smoked salmon etc which was on offer, but everyone enjoyed their meal.
Some of the Stow staff remember Fabrice Dubois from Reims who did his work placement at Stow in 2005. Fabrice stayed on in Scotland to study networking at Glasgow Caledonian University. After several jobs in IT and other areas, Fabrice joined Strathclyde Fire Brigade and is now a fully-trained fire fighter.
Fabrice married a Scottish girl, Michelle, and now has three children. Wow, a work placement in Stow College really can change your life in a big way!
Since Mick and Jason, two of our current Reims students, are interested in studying and/or working in Scotland, Ron Dillin arranged for Fabrice to come and meet this year’s students. They found it useful to find out about living and working in Scotland. The picture shows the group with ^ feet 4 inch Fabrice in the middle and their waitress, Karolina, at Fazzi’s in Cambridge Street.
Fabrice came back to the college and met up with Ailene Temple, Helen Wooley, Helen King, Nicki Campbell, Margaret Cooke, Billy Taggart and Bryan Grantham. Reminiscences included Donnas McInulty’s 21st birthday bash at the Griffen which Fabrice attended. Billy spent a large part of the evening wearing Nicki’s ‘Princess’ jacket. Later, Fabrice told Nicki she couldn’t sing (clearly he was mistaken) .
Mick and Jason are both doing computer games projects with the Creative Industries Faculty. Jason is particularly interested in studying computer games development at University in Scotland, so Ron Dillin arranged a meeting at Glasgow Caledonian University with David Farrell who taught games part-time at Stow and now has a full-time lecturing position at Glasgow Caledonian.
David showed the group around the facilities at GCU, including the world-leading eMotion lab where games are tested. Sensors track eye movement and changes in conductivity in the skin to detect where users are focusing on the game being played and the amount of excitement (small changes in sweat) the users are experiencing.
The pictures show the group in the eMotion lab. The group were overwhelmed by David Farrell’s passion for computer games research and his vast knowledge of the games industry worldwide. A fascinating trip ended in the Saltire Centre at GCU where a bridal fashion show was being rehearsed.
This broadcast took place on Wednesday the 15th of May at 12.30 pm in Café Connect (5th floor of our Stow City Campus).
Students and staff alike popped along to Café Connect, sat down, grabbed a coffee and listened to some Stowter Sounds.
Visit the Stowter Sounds website for more information and to listen to the podcast.
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