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Flicks & Folios – Ghost World

Do you ever get into watching those funny little films you just know are never going to have the big names? Sometimes called “art house,” these little gems have actors that you recognize, but aren’t multi-million-bucks-a-role actors. Instead, these films have wonderful character actors like Steve Buscemi, who plays Seymour in Ghost World. This is… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, After a hard day of studying and surviving the heat outside, all I want to do is sit on the couch and veg to watch a good show. Problem is, all that’s on TV lately is reruns. Any suggestions for some good summer movie rentals? B. from Alberta Dear B., I think I’ve… Read more »

AUSU This Month

CHAT WITH AUSU ONLINE If you have a question for AUSU, or would like to get to know your council, drop by the chat-room [accessible through the ‘Message Forums’ option on the AUSU home page http://www.ausu.org. You will need an AUSU web site account.] during one of our chat times and talk live with AUSU… Read more »

AU Profiles – Student: Barbara Godin

What province and city/town do you live in? London, Ontario, Canada Do you have a family/ kids/ pets? My husband and I have a large dog, “Rusty” and a small cat “Boots”. I am the grandmother of four year old twins, Madison and Zachary. They are the love of my life. What are your hobbies… Read more »

Sounding Off

This week, more AU students Sound Off on AU’s request to be removed from the Alberta Government’s tuition cap. The Voice will continue to offer coverage on this controversial subject as more becomes known. AU has not released an official statement on their position so far. If you have a comment on this subject, send… Read more »

AUSU This Month

SURVEY ON AU TUITION DEREGULATION How do you feel about AU being removed from the tuition cap? Athabasca University, like other universities and colleges in the province, currently falls under Alberta’s tuition fee policy that enforces a ceiling on allowable tuition increases. AU has asked the Alberta government for exemption from the tuition fee policy…. Read more »

AU Graduate Profile

Sandra Moore spoke with Erin at AU convocation: AU GRADUATE PROFILE OF ERIN WARDLAW AGE: 23 LIVES IN: Lethbridge, Alberta TRAVEL TIME TO ATHABASCA: 7 hour drive PROGRAM COMPLETED: Bachelor Of Arts – Psychology YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 4 FAVORITE COURSE: PSYC 343 – Issues & Strategies in Counselling Women and PSYC 406 –… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

AU Misses Opportunity The Honourable Dr. Lyle Oberg, Minister of Alberta Learning will be taking a trip (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200308/14892.html) to Vietnam for a leadership summit in the field of post-secondary education. Dr. Oberg will be participating in a seminar on how government works and collaborates with post-secondary institutions. Travelling with Dr. Oberg are: Dr. Paul Byrne,… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: Wicked Stepmother

“That was a very odd film.” I’d like to say Wicked Stepmother is bad but it’s not. I’d like to say that I loved it but I didn’t. It has a peculiar set of characteristics that make this film worth taking a look at. First, it has screen legend Bette Davis, post-stroke and I believe… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I’m just about done my studies at AU and I’m not sure what to do next. Should I take a break from school and work, or go on to do my Masters? Do you have any advice for me? Confused in Alberta Dear Confused, As an upcoming university graduate, a variety of options… Read more »