AUSU This Month

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

The AUSU Legislative Committee is looking for active members who can help us create and change AUSU policy for the benefit of all our members.

We need volunteers who have a good sense of right and wrong, who are able to understand policy documents, who can extrapolate well to predict likely possibilities of policy decisions, who are willing to speak up, have their ideas heard and debated, but most importantly, who are willing to get involved in the process.

Volunteers should also be VERY comfortable with email, have reliable email access that can handle attachments, and a copy of Word 97 or something compatible, as the revision tool is used extensively for final drafts.

The current AUSU policies can be found at this site: http://www.ausu.org/bylaws/policies.php

Interested people can mail the Legislative Committee chair at klow@ausu.org, or contact AUSU Council.

AUSU IN PERSON DISCUSSION GROUPS

Getting together physically with fellow AU students adds to your university experience. Other students will be able to understand and relate to the joys and frustrations of distance learning. It’s also a way to stay abreast of information relating to AU and the Athabasca University Students’ Union.

See the Coffee Groups web page on the AUSU site, at http://www.ausu.org/coffee for a list of groups.

Anyone interested in starting up a group in your area (anywhere in Canada, from small towns to major centres) please contact SANDRA at smoore@ausu.org.

NEEDED – VOLUNTEER MENTORS FOR NEW STUDENTS
Do you remember your first few months at AU? Do you remember all the questions you had and the confusions you encountered? Every month at AU there are close to 1500 new registrations and these new students will be in the same boat you were once in. How about helping these students out by offering to be an AUSU mentor? AUSU mentors are “experienced” AU students who are willing to provide a little guidance and support to new AU students. If you are interested in participating in this new venture of AUSU’s or if you’d like more information please contact Sandra Moore at smoore@ausu.org

CHAT WITH AUSU ONLINE

If you have a question for AUSU, or would like to get to know your council, drop by the chat-room [accessible through the ‘Message Forums’ option on the AUSU home page http://www.ausu.org. You will need an AUSU web site account.] Times are MST

Mondays at – 8:00 PM – Councillor Karl Low

More chat times to be posted soon:

NEW CLUB COMING SOON

The AUSU Business Students’ Club will be starting up soon. Watch the AUSU website for details, or contact rwagner@ausu.org if you would like to join.

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