AUSU Groups & Clubs Committee Announcement

March 05, 2003

ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ UNION
GROUPS AND CLUBS COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT

Welcome to the Student Moms Club!

The Athabasca University Students’ Union would like to announce the addition of the second AU student club. The Student Mom’s Club web site is now up and running (http://www.ausu.org/clubs/smc/index.php). All student moms or moms-to-be are welcome to come and check out the site which boasts a private discussion forum, recipes, tips, and feature articles. A huge thank you goes out to founder Joy Krys for all her dedication in getting this club off the ground because of a strong desire to unite with other mothers trying to obtain an education while raising a family. If you’d like to find out more about the SMC or have any questions email smc@ausu.org.

Also, the Athabasca University Psychology Students’ Society would like to announce that they will be chatting live on their site every Monday from 9:30AM – 10:30 AM MST and every Wednesday from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM MST. The AUPSS is looking into starting up a peer-counselling program. This would help students connect with peers to help solve their academic or personal problems as well as assisting students in rural areas to obtain some work experience before finishing their degrees in psychology, sociology, etc: If you are interested in becoming involved or have any questions about the AUPSS email Sandra at smoore@ausu.org

And finally, we have students who are interested in forming an English Club and a Technology Club. If you’d like to participate in either or if you have an idea for a club you’d like to start at AU whether it is personal or academic, email Sandra at smoore@ausu.org The Groups and Clubs committee offers free web space and web page maintenance to any AUSU clubs.

We think it is great that students are starting to express to an interest in communicating with their fellow students. AU is a distance learning University but that does not mean that AU students cannot form the same friendships with their peers as normal university students. We don’t have cafeterias or hallways to hang out in, but we do have chat rooms and emails and it is possible for us to connect. Connecting with fellow students can help ease orientation for new students, as well as help students with their career and academic goals. We strongly encourage you to get involved with your fellow students, whether it is through joining or starting a club or just stopping by AUSU’s discussion board and chat rooms (chat times are posted on the AUSU home page).

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