Vol. 10 Iss. 47

Volume 10 Issue 47 - 12/04/2002

DEAR SANDRA

Dear Sandra, I am about 50 lbs overweight and I feel that every man ignores me because of this. I am becoming very lonely and desperate for a male companion. Everywhere I look I see couples together and my heart yearns for that companionship. I know that I am pretty and I have many other… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

31 Million Dollars to University of Victoria – 0 to Students. The British Columbia government, following the lead set by Ontario, is investing (see: http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/nrm_news_releases/2002MAE0054-001036.htm) a sizable amount of money in making a new building for the University of Victoria. 22 million dollars will be spent in creating a 7,800 square metre building for the… 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 »

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 »

Can The English Language Survive E-Speak?

Most people use email now, and those of us in distance universities probably use it more than most. It was once thought that Email would come to replace regular postal mail, and to a large extent is has, but it differs from regular mail in sheer volume. Most people today receive far more emails than… Read more »

The Importance of Owning a Cell Phone

Technology has supplied the human race with a plethora of useless devices. It has given us the escalator, a device that exists for those of us who are too lazy to carry our own weight up a flight of stairs. Another product of science is the nuclear bomb. It efficiently kills a large number of… 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 2002. FALL, SPRING & SUMMER EDITIONS

on behalf of AUSU FALL EDITION AUSU met on the evening of September 16th for the last regular council meeting of the 2001/2002 fiscal year. Finances and our preliminary budget for the upcoming fiscal year were the main topics of discussion, and we laid the groundwork for some exciting new scholarships and student awards. Also… Read more »

NEWS FROM THE AGM Provided By AUSU Council

The 9th Annual General Meeting of AUSU was held this past Saturday, September 28 at 1:00 P.M. Eleven students were in attendance, nine in person and two via teleconference. Quorum was satisfied and the meeting could proceed. In the President’s welcome, Debbie Jabbour commented that the low attendance should not be taken as an indicator… Read more »

Conference Connections. Contributed By AU’s The Insider

· CASE District VIII – March 8-11, 2003 – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – “Connect in Coeur d’Alene.” Details: http://www.connectincda.com · ICDE World Conference – 21st annual – June 1-5, 2003 – Hong Kong. Deadline for abstract submission is Aug. 1, 2002. Details: http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/HK2003 · CADE – June 7-11, 2003 – St. John’s NF · International… Read more »

Scholarship News

Kinsmen and Kinettes Bursary – Hal Rogers Endowment Fund Value: $1000 Application Deadline: February 1 Description: · Canadian citizens or permanent residents · Must be full-time students in the upcoming school year at a recognized post-secondary institution · Selection is based on demonstrated high ideals and qualities of citizenship · Recipients must not have previously… Read more »

Vibrant Communities Initiative

Contributed by The Community Networks Group http://www.vibrantcommunities.ca Canada is a country of countless opportunities. We have exceptional health, education and social programs, a robust economy and a quality of life that is envied around the world. It’s hard to think of Canada as a “poor” country. And yet more than 16% of us live in… Read more »

CHANGES TO THE UNDERGRAD GRADING POLICY AT AU!

This is to advise you of an important change in the undergraduate Grading Policy at Athabasca University. Athabasca University has approved a new Alpha/4.0 grading scale for undergraduate studies effective January 1, 2003. The grades that students achieve will be stated, on transcripts and in student records, as alpha grades on a scale from A… Read more »

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS. Contributed By The Community Networks Group

AWARENESS PROGRAMS SOCIETY OF ALBERTA Volunteers Needed and Invited to Help Infoline: 924-3432 We are a volunteer, registered non-profit society, which has been serving the work of Wanjiku Kironyo in Kenya for seventeen years. Wanjiku works in the slum communities with the women and street kids, handicapped children and youth groups. Our chairperson, Rosalind Shepherd,… Read more »

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 »

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.

Are You an Artist? AUSU Supports the Arts!

AUSU is interested in purchasing original works of art from students for use in promotional purposes. These promotions may include: gifts from AUSU to graduates at convocation, tokens of appreciation for volunteers, special presentations, etc. The works of art must: -be created by an AU Student -be within a value range $0-$500. -be accessible or… Read more »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Thanks to all of you who have been providing us with such great feedback on The Voice. Please continue providing your opinions, comments and support; any submissions can be sent to tmoore@ausu.org **PLEASE REMEMBER ALL LETTERS TO THE EDITOR INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION MUST BE MARKED “FOR PUBLICATION”. Accepted letters to the editor have not been… Read more »