No More Rules – The Impact Of Tution Deregulation

When gas prices and insurance costs increase consumers vehemently demand regulations from the government. Why? Because the government is capable of influencing these companies to keep prices relatively affordable. This is the reason why many post secondary institutions like AU fall under government legislation that imposes strict regulations against tuition increases. Currently AU is looking… Read more »

Editorial Pages

THIS WEEK NO MORE RULES – THE IMPACT OF TUITION DEREGULATION by Sandra Moore Alberta’s bill 43 may mean the end of tuition regulations for students at AU. There are many opinions on how this will affect AU students. This week, read Sandra’s views on the issue, and then send us your comments for the… Read more »

Thanks to AUSU for the gift pack

Dear Voice, I would like to publicly thank the AUSU for the gift pack sent out to students in the recent months. The package was so fun to receive in the mail! Lots of little goodies and useful things! It was a great pick-me-up in the midst of finals and assignments. Lee-Anne Akister

Conference Connections

Contributed by The Insider Distance Teaching & Learning Conference: – 19th annual -“Working Smarter – Building on Success” – Aug. 13-15, 2003 – Madison, Wisconsin. Details: AU Learning Services Conference – October 3 & 4, 2003 – Edmonton, Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe. Details to follow. OTHER CONFERENCES CAPDHHE [Canadian Association for the Prevention of… Read more »

Free AUSU Student Gift Packs!

FREE STUFF FOR AU STUDENTS FROM AUSU! Do you want a package filled with cool AUSU study related items? This year instead of sending out student planners AUSU has compiled a package filled with products to help you study (and in some cases play). We’ve also included in these packages the latest issue of REALM… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

For scholarships available through the Athabasca University Student’s Union, see the AUSU website at CIPS NATIONAL AWARDS OF ACHIEVEMENT Value: $1500/$2500 DEADLINE: n/s Administrator: Canadian Information Processing Society Notes: Awarded to students of Computer and Information Science, entering or in their second year of study. One $1500 scholarship available to an applicant from a… Read more »

News From AU – Contributed by The Insider

Mystery Of The Rock Revealed Science Outreach – Athabasca has shed some light on the origins of a rock mounted on a concrete pedestal just east of Athabasca University’s headquarters. The large spherical rock has remained a sheltered and mysterious occupant on University grounds – until now. Recently, Science Outreach – Athabasca created and erected… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I would like to apply to some of the advertisements in newspapers and magazines advertising for stay at home workers but how do I know if they are legitimate ads or scam ads? Looking for Extra Cash in SK Dear Looking, Yes, those advertisements sound promising don’t they? I looked through a few… Read more »