Scene at Western: In the market for Chewbacca's head?
Lot #124: Chewbacca head from Star Wars. Designed by famed special effects makeup artist Stuart Freeborn, this costume headpiece helped actor Peter Mayhew bring the lovable Wookie to life. Auction estimate: $60,000 - $80,000
Do you ride your bike to, from or on the Western campus? The Sustainable Transportation Office is conducting an online survey of campus cyclists, looking for feedback on the use of presently available bicycling facilities and ideas for future facilities. Complete the survey here and tell your friends.
Do you remember the story in Window magazine about the extensive Dreier family collection of cultural artifacts? Well, some of the collection is being sold at auction tomorrow. If you have a few grand to spend, you might want to bid on the grail cup from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" or Ferris Bueller's white-and-black leather jacket from "Ferris Beuller's Day Off." Here's bidding info and a full auction program, if you're curious.
Troy Abel, from Huxley College of the Environment, has left Costa Rica, where he's been for the past month with his summer students. In the annual study abroad field course, Abel and his students share their insights on ecological citizenship, political biogeography and immersions in one of the most biologically intense places on the planet. Check the "Ecotopia's Prism" blog for the group's insights, and follow Western Today next week for more on the trip.
And speaking of blogs from faraway lands: Have you been keeping up to date on what our students and faculty have been doing this summer in Rwanda and Siberia? The Polaris Project ended earlier this month, and the Rwanda summer course ends today.