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Flicks & Folios

Who could imagine the original film Alien would be such a hit? Or that its sequel Aliens would kick butt a second time – and who could stay awake during Alien 3:what a snooze. I thought the series was going to be another Jaws situation when Alien Resurrection came out. I was wrong. The fourth… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, As a new student I’d like to know more about the actual university. Where is it located, how many people work there, what is the community like, etc: I just want to be able to “picture” it better in my head. Thanks Rookie Student in Ontario Dear Rookie, Every year at convocation the… Read more »

Sounding Off

This week, 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 a statement on their position so far. If you have a comment on this subject, send it to… Read more »

AU Graduate Profiles

Sandra Moore spoke with JACQUELINE ROCHELEAU at convocation: AGE: 45 LIVES IN: B.C. TRAVEL TIME TO ATHABASCA: 16 Hours PROGRAM COMPLETED: Bachelor of Nursing YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 6 FAVORITE COURSE: Senior focus – palliative care LEAST FAVORITE COURSE: STATS FAVORITE TUTOR: Many were very helpful, singling one out would be tough. HIGHEST FINAL… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Newfoundland Studies Post-Secondary The provincial government of Newfoundland has announced (http://www.gov.nf.ca/releases/2003/youth/0722n01.htm) almost $74,000 in funding for a feasibility study on whether postsecondary education needs to be expanded within the province. The studies to assess various needs of the region including educational, cultural, social, and developmental ones. The study is also supposed to come up with… Read more »

AU Graduate Profiles

Sandra Moore spoke with Wanda Laurin at AU convocation: AU GRADUATE PROFILE OF WANDA LAURIN AGE: 45 LIVES IN: Peace River, AB TRAVEL TIME TO ATHABASCA: 4 hours PROGRAM COMPLETED: BA – French YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 14 FAVORITE COURSE: Geology 201 – The History Of The Earth LEAST FAVORITE COURSE: “I can’t say… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Victory Part One It wasn’t unexpected, but it’s still gratifying. The NAFTA panel has ordered (http://webapps.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/minpub/Publication.asp?FileSpec=/Min_Pub_Docs/106316.htm&Language=E) the United States to correct it’s determination that Canada was dumping softwood lumber into their markets. Apparently when the United States did their calculations to determine that we were providing lumber below cost, they were using the numbers from… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, My husband has just started a new job and at the end of the month his company is having a staff family picnic. I am absolutely awful at crowd functions, but I don’t want to appear snobby or uninterested. If I at least knew SOMEONE, it wouldn’t be so bad! I need to… Read more »

AU Graduate Profiles

Here’s something a little bit different this week, a graduate student profile. Tony volunteered to be interviewed at the AU Alumni Reception on June 13th, 2003 after receiving his final AU degree, a Masters in Distance Education. PROFILE OF AU GRADUATE TONY RATCLIFFE BY SANDRA MOORE Age: 45 Resides in: Edmonton, Alberta Completed at AU… Read more »