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Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Will You be Able to Send Your Children to University?

This column will focus directly on educational issues that affect post-secondary students. It will address a wide range of topics. Students are encouraged to submit suggestions and educational topics they are concerned about, along with any personal experiences with courses or university situations they feel other students should know about. AU students may already have… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, My fiancĂ© wants to have our wedding at a lake resort and have the ceremony at a nearby botanical gardens, with about 75 guests. My parents are pressuring us to have the wedding in my home town, at the church and complete with 500 guests. I am torn between both pleasing my fiancĂ©… Read more »

Primetime Update

Week of October 17, 2003 Missed your favorite shows? No problem. Primetime updated gives you the rundown on what happened on TV this week. Friends Last week, Chandler ruined a little boy’s life, Phoebe didn’t take any of her brother’s triplets, and Ross finally broke down and was honest with Joey. This week:well: Ross admires… Read more »

The Net Nerd’s Profiles

Not sure if zoology or stripping is the job for you? You want http://www.athabascau.ca/html/services/counselling/careers or www.athabascau.ca/alumni/jobs.html These two gems are the latest in my search for informative websites within the dusky passageways of the AU website. As distance education students our schedules are somewhat flexible (yes, I can make out the sound of laughter from… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

On-Line Education: It’s Not Just for Grown-Ups Anymore The Government of Newfoundland & Labrador has announced (http://www.gov.nf.ca/releases/2003/edu/1008n01.htm) that it now will provide on-line tutoring for students who are preparing for a supplementary mathematics exam. A tutor will be available to students from 7am to 9:30pm from Tuesday til Thursday until November 12th. This initiative, which… Read more »

AUSU This Month

Special Bylaw AGM to be held October 15 1800 MST. For details go to: http://www.ausu.org/agm/sgm.php. ATTENTION AU UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS! Bill 43 Info Forum Tuesday, October 21, 2003 6:30pm Mountain Standard Time Alberta’s proposed Post-Secondary Learning Act (Bill 43) will directly affect students of all post-secondary institutions in Alberta, including all Athabasca University undergraduate students living… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I have fallen in love with a married man. Problem is, he keeps telling me he can’t leave his wife because of their children (ages 5 and 9). How can I convince him that I will be a good mother to his children and an excellent wife to him? Hopelessly in Love in… Read more »

Primetime Update

Week of October 3, 2003 Missed your favorite shows? No problem. Primetime updated gives you the rundown on what happened on TV this week. Friends Last week we left the show with Joey and Rachel sharing a “goodnight kiss” with Ross looking on from the doorway. This week’s episode centers on Ross’s inability to deal… Read more »

The Net Nerd’s Profiles

Wondering what’s going on in the Distance Ed world? Seek out http://ccism.pc.athabascau.ca/html/ccism/deresrce/de.htm This website is found within the dusty, dark corridors of the Athabasca University web site. If any of you are like me, navigating the AU website is a time consuming process, so for the next few columns I’ll be reviewing some of the… Read more »