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 SHOPPERS DRUG MART SCHOLARSHIP Value: n/s DEADLINE: n/s Administrator: National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Notes: Awarded to aboriginal post-secondary students who require assistance in order to complete their education in any field and level of study. Contact Information: National Aboriginal Achievement… Read more »

News From AU – Contributed by The Insider

AU takes time to pat staff on the back It was a Friday afternoon last fall, when Athabasca University senior accountant Herb Hetze received a panicked phone call from a rather destitute AU student, asking whether her expected refund could be expedited. A sympathetic Hetze arranged for a bank transfer to be made, only to… Read more »

Byron Paege Memorial Award Winner Announced – CUPE Press Release

CUPE 3911 is very pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2003 Bryon Paege Memorial Award is Joy Yi Zhou-Krys. Joy’s self-nomination is very strongly supported by references from her tutor, Louise Fournet, and from Tamra Ross Low, Editor in Chief of the AUSU “The Voice”. Joy is originally from China, where she had… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Post-Secondary Delays Statistics Canada has recently released a report ( on a study done of 20 year-olds and their attendance (or not) of post-secondary education. The study shows that there are a number of factors that can be used to predict if people graduating from high-school will not go on immediately to post-secondary education. The… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Which Lie Did I Tell

This William Goldman book starts with a bang and doesn’t let up. The two-time Oscar winning screenwriter has scripted such memorable films as: The Princess Bride, Marathon Man Magic, The Great Waldo Pepper, The Stepford Wives, All the President’s Men, and A Bridge Too Far. Those films were written during his “hot streak” between 1973… Read more »

White-Collar Crime, From Enron to Martha

“The ceo’s of Enron and Worldcom are Al Capones, while Martha is Oliver Twist,” according to Cynthia Tucker, editorial page editor of The Atlanta journal-Constitution (Thottam, 2003). These words are little comfort to already battered and betrayed share holders of big names like Enron, Worldcom and now Imclone. White collar crime ( is a crime… Read more »