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IMPORTANT DATES, SEPTEMBER
? Sept 30: extension deadline for a Oct 30 contract date.
? 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
Featured AUSU Member Service
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
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.
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:
Explore Web Content Writing
As distance and online students here at AU, you are likely doing some web writing on the side. If you are operating a blog, business website, or creating recreational web content then this playlist may be for you. Learn how to maximize your rhetoric to be compatible with search engine algorithms and to be an effective communicator via online and digital platforms. Lynda.com has all sorts of resources for eager learners! This list includes:
? Business storytelling and article writing
? Writing Fundamentals: The craft of story
? Leading with stories
? SEO fundamentals
? HTML essentials training
? Web semantics
Duration: 14h 25m
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.
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/