Vol. 10 Iss. 32

Volume 10 Issue 32 - 08/21/2002

From My Perspective

Last issue I began discussing an issue of concern for my family, my neighbourhood and myself. In a neighbourhood-organized rally, I was protesting the opening of a Source Adult Video store at the end of my street. Not only does this store rent adult videos, it sells sex toys, gifts, clothing and magazines. It is… Read more »

FED WATCH!

Alberta Government Makes Hay over Hay The Alberta Government is very proud to announce its assistance (SEE: http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200208/12980.html ) to the tune of $200,000 to get surplus hay from Eastern Canada shipped over here to Alberta so that our farmers have something to feed their cattle. Of course, this assistance will not cover the full… Read more »

Beyond the Headlines

The Society of Friends of Nepal (SOFON) exists to: · Promote education and relief of poverty of the underprivileged communities through training in career skills; · To increase awareness and appreciation of the problems of underprivileged communities, especially in the global south by organizing educational programs; · To administer and operate overseas development programs and… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear

July was an exciting month for AUSU. At long last the Voice Students’ Publication has a permanent home online. Our new site launched with the July 24th issue. The completion of the Voice website is a landmark event as we are now able to move on to an even larger project – the construction of… Read more »

Is Your Computer A Slave Driver?

Home computers are arguably the most revolutionary invention of the 20th century. Access to the internet has changed how we all gather information, how we entertain ourselves, and for many of us, how we do our jobs and how we learn. In the early part of the century, science fiction buffs looked forward to a… Read more »

What to Do with A Big Lottery Win

Yeah, yeah, we’ve all had the lottery or bingo fantasy. When the Super 7 lottery jacked up to 34 million dollars I finally wrote a list, both comic and serious. I figured by the time I got to Stettler and had the money in my hands I wouldn’t be ABLE to think rationally. Staring at… Read more »

Words and Phrases for Minus One Thousand, Alex.”

In communicating with one and other we all are forced to use some sort of linguistic structure”?some kind of language. Within in most (if not all) languages there are colloquialism, slang, and popular phrasing. Many of us pick up on these and incorporate them into our linguistic habits; that is, we latch on to some… Read more »

The Father Of Serial Killing

**Eight little whores, with no hope of heaven, Gladstone may save one, then there’ll be seven.** Jack the Ripper: Letters from Hell Stewart P. Evans & Keith Skinner Sutton/Oxford (CUP) As prostitutes are found murdered and brutally mutilated from August to November of 1888 in London’s East end, the legend of Jack the Ripper is… Read more »

Celibacy as Chrysalis for Celestial Coitus

There are those who have little respect or appreciation for the occurrence of mystical experiences in another individual’s life. These people are often wrapped up in a guise of scientific skepticism and have no way of relating so-called “paranormal” occurrences to their own lives. It is these people who have a tendency to dismiss mystical… Read more »

Youth Entrepreneur focused organization introduces Media Center on website

What: The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) has introduced the addition of a media center to their organization’s website. Members of the media are able to collect necessary information in a one-stop style. Everything from client success stories and recent press releases to national events and FAQ’s are available. When: This service is available immediately!… Read more »

Announcing The Sustainable Times Webzine …

“Jobs vs. the Environment?” Get with the Times! That cliché has been recycled as more and more businesses, individuals and communities find ways to create jobs and protect the environment. That’s right people, welcome to Sustainable Times webzine, htpp://www.sustainabletimes.ca the internet site about solutions. We tell real world stories of struggle and success, and explore… Read more »

Is There A Writer In You?

WRITE FOR THE VOICE Contact Tammy Moore at tmoore@ausu.org for details on writing for The Voice, providing a sample selection of writing and preferred genre.

Free Health Care For Children of 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 »

Notice to AU graduate students and those considering entering graduate studies at AU:

Athabasca University Students’ Union is in the process of establishing an AU Graduate Students’ Association. Here’s a sampling of benefits of belonging to a Graduate Students’ Association: · Graduate student representation on University Committees · University and government advocacy and lobbying · Affiliation with provincial and national graduate students’ organizations · Assistance with university/student dispute… Read more »

AUSU Council News – SPRING UPDATE. Contributed by AUSU

The last few months have been very busy for Council members. The new group of 9 councillors met for the first time on March 16, and a variety of projects have been ongoing since then. Some of the highlights of the last few months: · New Council spent two days attending a board development workshop… Read more »

Healthy Cities, People & Communities. An Urban Environmental Issues Workshop. Contributed By The Community Networks Group

INFOLINE: Nicholas Cornell @ 780.423.3264 Wednesday August 21 At: City Hall in the Heritage Room, 7-9pm Discuss visions of your community with others & hear about urban environmental and city planning issues in Edmonton. Presenters will be speaking about actual projects occurring in the Edmonton community. Topics include: · Public transportation and bicycle racks on… Read more »