AUSU This Month – New Council Takes Office – New Executive Elected; AUSU Merchandise for Sale

AUSU This Month – New Council Takes Office – New Executive Elected; AUSU Merchandise for Sale

New Council Takes Office – New Executive Elected

At 7:00 pm, April 14, 2008, the 2006/08 AUSU council was dissolved and the newly elected councillors began their two-year term.

The election of the new executives was also completed. The execs will serve for one year, at which time a mid-term re-election will take place for the three exec positions.

Council wishes to express our deepest gratitude to the four departing councillors?Lisa Priebe, who served two terms and was president for three years; Real Beaulieu, who served one term; Joy Krys, who served two terms; and Mac McInnis, who completed his third term on council. We wish them all the very best. Your new council is:

Karl Low – President
Barbara Rielly – Vice President, External
Sarah Kertcher – Vice President, Finance
Bethany Porter
Lonita Fraser
Shaun Driscoll
Heather Fraser
Zil-E-Huma Lodhi
Emily Dukeshire

Watch our site for bios of your new councillors, coming soon.

AUSU Merchandise for Sale

Due to a high demand for AUSU merchandise, and delays in setting up our online store, we have put together a quick catalogue with a few items we have in stock now. To download it in pdf, visit our home page. Shipping costs will be calculated per order and we’ll let you know by phone or email.

We are only accepting credit card orders at this time, unless you are able to visit our Edmonton office. Please excuse the poor quality of the product photos. These will be improved shortly. More products will be available soon. Suggestions are welcome.

AUSU Handbook/Planner 2008 in stock now!

The wait is over! The 2008 AUSU planner is in stock and on its way to members. We’ve added a few enhancements this year, including cheat sheets for common citation styles, a clip-in page-marker ruler, and a funky fridge magnet to remind you to get your weekly dose of The Voice.

Last year we had about 400 pre-orders, but this year we have 1,000! Please be patient. we’re working as fast as we can to fill all of the orders and everyone should have their book by the end of January when the 2007 edition calendar pages run out. As always, we’re excited to know what you think of the planner and welcome all feedback to

Smart Draw ? Benefit for AUSU members

AUSU has purchased a licence agreement to supply the award-winning SmartDraw software to all AUSU members (current undergraduate students). To access this deal and find out more, visit the front page of our website.

SmartDraw allows you to create a wide range of graphics for your assignments and submit them electronically in a Word file. You can also place your graphics in Excel or PowerPoint files, or export them as TIF, GIF, or JPEG files to make a web graphic or even a logo. Just a few of the graphics you can make include Venn diagrams, genetics charts, graphs, organizational and flow charts, and Gantt charts.

For any course that requires charts that cannot be easily created in Word or Excel, this should be a real time saver and make it easier to submit all portions of an assignment by email. Remember, though, that you should always check with your tutor to find out if there is a specific format he or she prefers. Your tutor does not have to have SmartDraw to view these graphics, however.

Installations under this program are good for one year. The package includes both the Standard and Health Care editions of SmartDraw.