Vol. 11 Iss. 12

Volume 11 Issue 12 - 03/19/2003

Sounding Off

Last week we asked readers to send us their feelings on the new Proposed AU tuition policy [see last week’s Over Extended for more information – v11 i11, March 12, 2003]. The topic for next week is: Rising tuition rates: Do you still feel that under the new tuition rates you are getting a better… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra is on hiatus this week while Sandra takes a much deserved vacation. To keep the column relevant to you, Sandra needs more questions to answer! If you have a question that you would like Sandra to answer, write her at smoore@ausu.org The Voice does not collect information on people who send in questions,… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Movie Review: Conan The Barbarian

Flipping channels one afternoon I bumped into Arnold Schwarzenegger in a fur outfit. Since much of Alberta was locked in sub zero temperatures and there were fires in the scenes I felt a bit warmer watching. I wondered if I’d previously missed Arnold in One Million Years B.C. but then I remembered he wasn’t in… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

GOVERNMENT DISCOVERS STUDENTS IN DEBT! The Canada Millenium Scholarship Foundation has found (http://www.millenniumscholarships.ca/en/research/ekos.html) that 70% of students undertake some type of debt in order to further their education. Hardly news, but it certainly seems to be to the Federal Government. More interesting, however, is that the study goes much deeper into looking at what types… Read more »

Editorial Pages – AU Tuition Increases

This week: News From AU: Tuition increase, Edmonton Playwright to write an AU course, new AU governing council member and VPFA and more: AUSU’s Sandra Moore covers the First National Forum on Post Secondary Education in Winnipeg. Read the highlights of this four day conference and learn AU had to add to the discussion. The… Read more »

A VOICE EXCLUSIVE SERIES – The Popstar Experience, Conclusion

The conclusion of a continuing series about the Canadian Television talent competition, Popstars: The One. For part one of this series, see: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=382 As the evening wore on, I jumped every time the phone rang, worried that it might be Amaya with another “missed plane” story. Fortunately no call came, and close to midnight we… Read more »

Bottled Up

If you’re like many of the rest of us, your cupboards and storage areas are full of empty jars. Whenever the original contents are gone, we clean the jars out and put them away thinking we’ll find a use for them “one of these days”. The jars pile up until there are more jars than… Read more »

Crossing A Book

Since the advent of radio, books have seemed in danger of obsolescence. First radio plays, then television, and finally the Internet, have all presented both fact and fiction in an engaging, lively manner with which some feared books could not compete. However, to those who love the printed page, these media are nothing more than… Read more »

Fiction Feature – Forgotten Promise, Conclusion

This week marks the conclusion of our original short novel, Forgotten Promise. Let us know what you thought, and if you would like to see this type of feature in the Voice again. We are still seeking student fiction for our upcoming fiction column. Send your stories, poems, plays, or any other short fiction to… Read more »

AU Welcomes new governing council member and VPFA

New Governing Council Member Athabasca University is pleased to announce that the Lieutenant Governor in Council has appointed Joy Romero as a member of the Athabasca University Governing Council. Ms. Romero is presently the Director, Bitumen Production at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. in Calgary, where she resides. She has served in various leadership roles in… Read more »

VOICE Contest

The Voice is going through some changes. Soon the website will be updated and more new content will be introduced. In order to make the new Voice everything that you want it to be, we need your input. As a thank you for taking the time to comment, we’ll enter everyone who fills out our… Read more »

Scholarships and Awards

OLIVE W. GARVEY FELLOWSHIPS Value: Students up to the age of 35: First Prize: $2,500; Second Prize: $1,500; Third prize: $1,000 Junior faculty members not yet tenured: First Prize: $10,000; Second Prize: $5,000; Third Prize: $1,500 APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2003 Administrator: The Independent Institute Notes: Beginning with the 2002-2003 Contest, essay submissions may be… Read more »


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 should be submitted to the editor at voice@ausu.org with “?CLASSIFIED AD’ listed in the subject title. The Editor reserves the right to refuse any… Read more »

ATTENTION: Psychology Students

Every Monday from 9:30 – 10:30 AM MST and Wednesday from 7-8 PM MST the Athabasca University Psychology Students’ Society gets together to chat about issues pertaining to the world of psychology at AU. Go to http://www.ausu.org/psychology/ and log on the discussion forum link, from there click on Psychology at the top written in blue… Read more »


Join us in a city near you to hear the latest information on creating next-generation applications. Learn all about developing and accessing XML Web Services on the Windows .NET Framework and Shared Source CLI (Rotor). Be one of the first to check out new mobile device programming techniques and preview the upcoming Visual Studio .NET… Read more »

News From AU – Conference Connections

CONTRIBUTED BY AU’S THE INSIDER “¢ CU Expo – Community-University Institute for Social Research – “Partnerships, Policy & Progress” – May 8-10, 2003, Saskatoon, SK. Details: http://www.usask.ca/cuisr/cuexpo “¢ Distance Education Technology Symposium (DETS-03) – sponsored by the Centre for Distance Education – May 15 – 17, 2003 – Edmonton, Crowne Plaza Hotel. Details: http://cde.athabascau.ca/DET/2003/ or… Read more »


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