Vol. 11 Iss. 16

Volume 11 Issue 16 - 04/16/2003

Editorial Pages

THIS WEEK Revised Voice website – The user interface of the Voice website has been updated based on comments from users. Now all sections of the newspaper, from articles to columns to news and events, are equally accessible. Read below for information on other great new features of the Voice website: Athabasca University asks students… Read more »

Tuition Increases And Funding At Athabasca University [Pt.3]

[In last week’s issue [http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=530], Debbie discussed the multiple course taker [MCT] tuition reduction policy, and AU’s counter proposal of a reduction in tuition for students outside of Alberta. After a lengthy discussion, AUSU came to a decision regarding this proposal – a decision Debbie took to the AU Governing Council meeting: Upon arrival at… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Tough Times Coming for AU Students The Alberta Government released its latest budget documents this past week, and what they say may not prove to be the greatest news for Athabasca University. To begin with, let’s start with a look at the Education section (i) of the budget. In this section, they point out things… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, Hi, I’m a first year student and I’m very confused about what courses I should be taking. I am in the 4-Year BA program. HELP!! Dazed & Confused in BC Dear Dazed & Confused, You aren’t the first student I’ve heard this complaint from; in fact I myself was in this same position… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Harley Davidson and the Marlborough Man

“He ain’t no cowboy – more like a pretty boy”, the tough Native American in the bar cracks to “Marlboro Man.” So goes poor Don Johnson’s life”?resigned to have to club all the men in the face or put up with character descriptions that are anything but masculine. Don’s TV career was inevitably a success…. Read more »

From My Perspective – Single Parenting, My Story [Pt. 2]

My children were small, and for the most part I could immerse myself in their lives and remain satisfied. I wanted them to have the opportunity to develop their artistic talents, so I became very involved in their dance classes by playing piano for ballet, sewing costumes, coaching music – anything that would help pay… Read more »

X-Press

COLLEGES CONTRIBUTE MILLIONS TO CAPITAL REGION ECONOMY NAIT News Release Edmonton, February 3, 2003 – Grant MacEwan College, NAIT and NorQuest contribute over $815 million annually to the Capital Region economy, according to a province-wide study released today. Over 27,500 jobs in the region are directly or indirectly dependent on the three institutes. : The… Read more »

Help AU To Improve Their Website

The Athabasca University Public Affairs and Communications department is seeking student input on the AU website. The current website contains a lot of useful content, but it is important to ensure that students can locate the information that they seek. You can help by letting AU know what you are looking for on the AU… Read more »

War Kills More Than A Body

INTRODUCTION Humankind has witnessed all kinds of disasters ranging from floods to plague epidemics, but none have been more ruthless than war and no one has inflicted it upon us but ourselves. With so many things threatening our existence on this planet earth, why do we bother adding one more? Some blame wars on the… Read more »

News From AU – In Memoriam – Dan Coldeway

IN MEMORIAM Dan Coldeway died in Madison, South Dakota on March 26, 2003. He leaves behind many colleagues and friends at Athabasca University and around the world. We, in the Centre for Distance Education especially, have many memories. Dan came to Athabasca University in 1977 when both he and the University were very young. As… Read more »

Capital Campaign: What’s Coming For Autism

If you live in Calgary you’ve likely heard or seen information posted by Society for Treatment of Autism: radio spots, brochures, posters on the sides of Calgary’s buses and bus stops, as well as all kinds of interviews and media coverage. This has been part of the communication objective that Society for Treatment of Autism… Read more »

AU/CMA Canada Strategic Alliance

AU Press Release Mississauga, Ontario, March 17, 2003 – Two of Canada’s leading management education institutions are teaming up to offer advanced learning opportunities for Certified Management Accountants. Under the terms of a new strategic alliance, Athabasca University’s (AU) Centre for Innovative Management and Certified Management Accountants of Canada (CMA Canada) will work together to… Read more »

Nominate Tutors And Staff For Excellence Awards

Athabasca University is accepting nominations for the President’s Award for Tutoring/Mentoring Excellence, the Craig Cunningham Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Sue and Derrick Rowlandson Memorial Award for Service Excellence. These awards recognize outstanding contributions by Athabasca University staff members for teaching, instructional service, or service excellence. Nominations should be forwarded to the Coordinator,… Read more »

News From AU

MBAs GET TOGETHER There was a decidedly positive energy in the Wedgwood Room of the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald on March 19 as more than 70 AU MBA alumni, students and CIM faculty and staff gathered for the annual AU MBA Edmonton Alumni and Student Dinner. The Honourable Murray Smith, Alberta’s Minister of Energy, provided a… Read more »

News From AU – Tutor/Mentor Awards

TUTORING/MENTORING EXCELLENCE AWARDS Final week for nominations: Human Resources is pleased to accept nominations for the President’s Award for Tutoring/Mentoring Excellence, the Craig Cunningham Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Sue and Derrick Rowlandson Memorial Award for Service Excellence. These awards recognize outstanding contributions by Athabasca University staff members for teaching, instructional service, or… Read more »

Scholarships and Awards

WELLSIZING THE WORKPLACE SCHOLARSHIPS (5) Value: $2000 DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2003 Administrator: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Notes: Applicant must demonstrate financial need. Awarded to Canadian citizens or permanent residents that have a disability, require financial assistance to pursue education and who are enrolled in full-time studies in a recognized degree, diploma… Read more »

2003 Bryon Paege Memorial Award – Call For Nominations

CUPE Local 3911 is currently accepting nominations for the 2002 Bryon Paege Memorial Award. This annual $450 award, sponsored by CUPE Local 3911, is presented at the end of June in each year to a recipient selected by the Bryon Paege Memorial Award Selection Committee from among those nominated. The election committee is composed of… Read more »

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 Chateau Lacombe. Details: http://cde.athabascau.ca/DET/2003/ or contact… 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 »

FREE CLASSIFIEDS FOR AU STUDENTS

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. Ads can be up to 60 words in length and may include a photo. Use The Voice classified space to sell or buy, research or find…. Read more »