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DEAR SANDRA

Dear Sandra; My biggest problem is guilt. I have three small children and I’m trying to go back to university to get a degree. Most of the time I do my schoolwork at night when they are already in bed, but sometimes when it gets close to the end of the month I turn the… Read more »

Worth a Second Look –

Good News! The Prime Minister has finally announced his intention to ratify the Kyoto Protocol by the end of this year. As a union activist, I was glad to see Canada live up to a promise made five years ago, when our nation made a commitment to join others in the fight to stop the… Read more »

From The Show About Nothing to the Column About Nothing

Seinfeld was a show supposedly about nothing. Is there really such a thing as writing about nothing? My mother used to say that there was no such thing as total silence: there is always sound:but is there a possibility of writing about no subject? Maybe you wander, and perhaps you don’t really pick one subject… Read more »

Fed Watch!

Saskatchewan Boosting Librarians The Saskatchewan Government has announced a bursary of $5,000 for students taking their Masters of Library Science (SEE: http://www.gov.sk.ca/newsrel/2002/09/13-718.html). Saskatchewan has looked ahead a few years and seen that a large number of their librarians will be retiring. The increasing importance of information and being able to access the right information quickly… Read more »

From My Perspective

For most Athabasca University students, finding adequate study time is a challenge. We have so many other activities and responsibilities that demand our attention. Prioritizing is often the key to managing to put these other activities to the side and focus on schoolwork. When I first started university it did not seem as difficult to… Read more »

What I’ve learned About AU Students

Most of the time I keep my position as a Voice columnist separate from my position as a councilor on AUSU, but from time to time, I enjoy sharing some of the insights that I have gained through my time with the council. With the approach of my first AUSU Annual General Meeting, I have… Read more »

ANNOUNCING THE AGM

The 9th Annual General Meeting of AUSU for 2000/2001 has been scheduled for September 28, 2002, at 1 PM MST. It will be held at the AUSU Office, #306, 10030 107 Street, North Tower, Edmonton, AB. All members of AUSU are invited to attend, either in person or by teleconference. This Annual General Meeting will… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

Nominations are being accepted for the President’s Award for Tutoring/Mentoring Excellence. Nominations must be submitted to the Coordinator, Staff Development in Human Resources by September 30, 2002. This award recognizes up to two individuals each year for excellence in instructional service to AU students. CUPE tutors, graduate instructors, and academic coaches are eligible for nomination… Read more »

Adult Learners Week. THE VOICE September 11, 2002

Contributed By The Insider Mark your calendars for Adult Learners Week – September 8 to 14 – which is part of a worldwide initiative organized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). AU, together with seven other organizations, will host a Festival of Learning in Athabasca on September 14 from 10 am to… Read more »

Join us @ our Second Annual Picnic in the Parkland! Contributed Courtesy of Community Networks Group

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002 Picnic from 1-3 pm, Music from 2-5 pm Join us, support the Parkland Institute, enjoy great food, great music and a beautiful location! INFOLINE: 492-0417 Musicians: The McDades … Terry McDade, Solon McDade, Jermiah McDade and Shannon Johnson, Lionel Rault, Ron Rault, Stewart McDougall, Kenny Chalmers, Jef Bradshaw. New and original… Read more »