Articles

Strange Heirlooms: Fall Cleaning Impossibilities

Spring cleaning, or fall cleaning. Some of us like to us like to clear out our junk before the warm weather arrives; others pull out the brooms and dustpans as the summer fades. The changing of seasons marks the years, and we are reminded to clear out the clutter when we rake up the leaves… Read more »

The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People. By Authors David P. Barash, Ph.D. & Judith Eve Lipton, M.D.

One of my interests is science and I have, for years, subscribed to Scientific American magazine. One of its ongoing sections is dedicated to reviewing newly released science-related books and a couple of years ago (it takes me a while to get through my yet-to-read list) I bought a book on the magazine’s recommendation with… Read more »

A COUNTRY OF FAT FOLKS:And I’m One of Them!

My husband’s adoptive parents refer to him constantly by the nickname Skinny. He’s one of those people who are naturally slim, just as I was. But no more. I’ve joined the world of those who whine at the mirror, or avoid it. I’m right there along with others who keep “several sizes ago” of clothes… Read more »

The Measure of a Man

My somewhat socialistic sensibilities, and my sensibilities as a human being, become easily offended by those who would measure the worth of a person by the amount of money that person makes, by what university a person got their degree from, and by the number we label the intelligence quotient. Man cannot be measured by… Read more »

Library 101

Librarian Elaine Magusin continues the series “Things You Should Know About the Library.” Q: What is the difference between a keyword and a subject search in AUCAT? A: Keyword searching is a simple way to look up information on a particular topic. Instead of using very specialized vocabulary (as you would in a subject heading… Read more »

Myths & Challenges of Online Education

Photo provided by The Insider – AU’s Pierre Wilhelm in the company of Maestra Diana Bosco Hernandez, organizer of the “Primer Encuentro Iberamericano de Educacion Superior en Linea” in Mexico Pierre Wilhelm from the School of Business reports that he was fortunate to attend the first meeting of online Latin American universities organized by the… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear: White Ribbon Campaign 2002. Contributed by The Community Networks Group

Thousands of supporters around the country and around the world are busy organizing educational and awareness activities with the goal of ending men’s violence against women. Most people co-ordinate their activities around White Ribbon Days which runs from November 25th to December 06. Schools, community centres, businesses, unions and faith groups participate by spreading the… Read more »

AU Profiles – Student: Taleathahh-Rae Livingstone

The student/staff profile of those whose lives are involved with AU is a new column in The Voice. It is our hope that reading about those who are part of the make-up of what makes AU unique will draw our students closer together although we span countries and continents. We are a part of AU,… Read more »

Free Health Benefits for Children in Low-income Families

The Alberta Child Health Benefit (ACHB) provides children in low-income families with free: · Dental care · Prescription drugs · Eyewear · Emergency ambulance services · Essential diabetic supplies More families are now eligible for coverage through the ACHB because of increased income eligibility levels, which took effect July 1, 2002. These income levels are… Read more »

THE CLASSIFIEDS!

CLASSIFIED SPACE: Students of AU may print classifieds in The Voice free of charge (maximum three per issue) as long as they are not representing a company or product. Classified ads must follow the direct guidelines and ethics stated in the Voice Policy and should be submitted to the editor at voice@ausu.org with “?CLASSIFIED AD’… Read more »