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Welcome back! an album of images from the first day of classes

Back to school: Fourth-year industrial engineering student Veronica Velazquez prepares for a semester of facilities and material handling classes with professor Walid Abdul-Kader, Wednesday in Memorial Hall.

Idolized: James Staley, a second-year French and music major, won the title of UWindsor Idol in a singing contest Wednesday in the CAW Student Centre. In addition to a New Year's Eve vacation package, he will receive a chance to compete in the regional finals at Fanshawe College next spring.

Runners-up were Adam Oran and Alysia Therrien.

Connected: Students make use of the campus-wide wireless internet, pulling out their laptops in the quad between Dillon and Chrysler halls.

Take your best shot: First-year sociology student Morgan McCloskey competes in the free throw contest outside the CAW Student Centre.

Regulars: Mordechay Schlesinger, Basil Kingstone, Gordon Drake, William Baylis, and Chitra Rangan take up residence in the University Club, which re-opened for lunch Wednesday. Membership for UWindsor staff is $40 for the school year and includes a discount of $1 off per visit, up to 15 times each semester.

Bridging the gap: Katie Moore, music IV; Brian Venne, anthropology IV; and Faisal Ishak, business II; participate in bridge-building exercise sponsored by Engineers Without Borders to symbolize the group's work to reach out to Africa.

Greetings: Members of the Windsor Inter-Residence Council meet and greet new students during lunch in the Café Chez Vanier yesterday. The group sold T-shirts themed by residence hall and informed patrons about activities the council organizes through the year. From left: Dan Hillis, Khushboo Shah, Kate Larkin, and Alicia McNutt.

Strategy session: English students Breanna Lubbers and Janine Marley hunt for flaws in the opposition's defence during a round of Capture the Flag in the residence quad.

Orienting: Fourth-year communications major Mohamed Khan hands out campus information at the Windsor Welcome Week tent between Dillon and Memorial halls.

Windsor Welcome Week continues through the weekend. Highlights today include a vendor fair introducing local businesses from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the CAW Student Centre courtyard, as chance to meet the Memorial Cup champion Windsor Spitfires in the CAW Student Centre Commons at 10 a.m., and UWindsor's first annual So You Think You Can Dance competition in the CAW Student Centre Commons at 2 p.m.

Visit www.windsorwelcomeweek.ca for a full list of events, locations and times.