AUSU Update

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IMPORTANT DATES
? Nov 10: registration deadline for an Dec 1 start date
? Nov 11: Remembrance day, AU closed
? Nov 12: AUSU Council Meeting
? Nov 28: Last business day to extend courses ending Dec 31
? Dec 10: registration deadline for a Jan 1 start date
? Dec 10: AUSU Council Meeting

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: AU – Bachelor of Commerce
Where: Facebook
Members: 171
About: Members are typically B.Comm students or students taking business courses. The members of the group typically discuss their views and tips on courses.
Activity: Active several times a week but not daily.

Great AU Finds Online

Counselling Assessments — Am I Ready for studies in …? Counselling Assessments ? A series of review modules to test your skill in a variety of subjects (currently there are assessments for English, math, chemistry, Microsoft Access, and computing science). Use these to determine if you need to brush up on a subject before diving in to a course, or just for fun. Also, Mapping Your Future helps you choose an occupation.

For links, see: http://counselling.athabascau.ca/assess_yourself.php

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.

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