AUSU Update

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IMPORTANT DATES
? Oct 8: AUSU council meeting
? Oct 10: registration deadline for an Nov 1 start date
? Oct 13: Thanksgiving: AU closed
? Oct 31: extension deadline for Nov 30 contract dates.
? Nov 1: AUSU fall awards deadline
? Nov 10: registration deadline for an Dec 1 start date
? Nov 11: Remembrance day, AU closed

This Week at lynda.com

lynda.com experts have curated playlists to help you get started in any of their subjects. With hundreds of playlists in a variety of subjects, there is something for everyone. Check out the playlist centre for more information and enter the playlist title. This week’s featured list:

Master Office 2013
Microsoft Office products are needed for almost every AU course. Mastery of these products is not only beneficial to your schooling, but also for many jobs. Although using the most basic functions of Word and Excel is almost intuitive, there are so many other functions that that can help you put out superior work. Take the time to get to know your tools. Use lynda.com. This list includes:

? Office 2013 New Features
? Excel 2013 Essential Training
? Word 2013 Essential Training
? Outlook 2013 Essential Training
? PowerPoint 2013 Essential Training
? Up and Running with Office 365
? Up and Running with Lync Online

Courses: 7
Duration: 24h 8m
Skill Level: Beginner

Have you signed up for lynda.com? It’s free for all AUSU members. To find out more, please check out the the AUSU lynda information page.

Featured AUSU Member Service

Awards

AUSU offers a variety of scholarships, awards, and bursaries for members. Here are some with a pending application deadline of November 1:

Academic Achievement Scholarships reward scholastic excellence. The applicant with the highest GPA over the last thirty credits will receive the award.

Overcoming Adversity Bursaries help students in financial need. Special consideration is given to those who have other challenges such as disabilities, single parenting, and extraordinary financial concerns.

Returning Student Awards recognize the commitment of students who return to university after a long break.

Balanced Student Awards reward students who balance multiple life commitments with university study.

Student Service Awards recognize those who provide outstanding support to students or their community.

For more information on these and our other awards (the Emergency, Computer, and Travel Bursary), visit the AUSU awards page.

AUSU Featured Groups & Clubs
Group Name: AUSU Student Moms? Club
Where: Facebook
Members: 140
About: Members are moms taking all types of AU courses. There is support, encouragement, venting, and advice on course content, study tips, ?how do you do it,? and just about anything else.
Activity: Multiple posts daily with lots of post replies and discussion.

Great AU Finds Online

Open AU — AU’s student-focused magazine is distributed through various national daily and regional weekly newspapers in Canada. This publication is no longer available online, but has been replaced with a news link through the banner at the top of the AU home page. You’ll find more AU news in the News and Announcements feeds at the bottom of the home page, and AU will continue to publish Open magazine, in print form, for the AU community, once a year. http://www.athabascau.ca/

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