Vol. 11 Iss. 18

Volume 11 Issue 18 - 04/30/2003

Editorial Pages

THIS WEEK From My Perspective: Debbie Jabbour writes about her experiences with AU exams and talks about a stipulation for scheduling longer exams that you need to know about. Read the article, then send me your funny, frightening or just plain weird exam stories for a future Sounding Off column. Also read this week’s Dear… Read more »

AU Honors List, December 2002

AUSU would like to congratulate the following students who made the December 2002 Honours List: STUDENT – PROGRAM – YEAR – ADDRESS Baird, Joanne – BN – Year 3 – Grand Falls-Windsor, NL Balaski, Beverly – BN – Year 3 – Regina, SK Bech-Hansen, Angela – BADMN – Year 2 – Richmond Hill, ON Benedict,… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

When Even The Bank Tells You To Spend More The Toronto Dominion bank recently released a report (http://micro.newswire.ca/releases/April2003/22/c2879.html/62342-0) praising Alberta as being the only region in Canada that has U.S. levels of wealth while preserving the Canadian-style quality of life. The report is not all wine and roses however, and points out that in order… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Holistic Home

Very rarely do I ever purchase what I call “feel good” books. They are often expensive and the content is mostly glitz. Holistic Home, however, described on the front cover as a book for “creating an environment for physical and spiritual well-being” delivers just that and is my exception in the purchasing books department. This… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, Exams are coming up for me at the end of the month and I am STRESSED! So stressed in fact, that I cannot get to sleep at night! Any suggestions? Jittery & Tired in Strathmore, AB Dear Jittery & Tired, I hope my advice helps you because the most important thing to do… Read more »


PREVENTING DEPRESSION IN CHILDREN ALLEVIATES ADULT CONDITION Researchers at McGill University have found that “prevention of depression in childhood is the best way to thwart the condition in adulthood.” John Abela, the McGill psychology professor who conducted the study, finds that “children are currently experiencing pessimism, sadness and depression at an unprecedented rate,” and that… Read more »

From My Perspective – Writing Exams

I’m doing a lot of last-minute cramming these days, since I’m trying to finish up my courses in time to meet the graduation deadline. This also means I have been writing a lot of exams in a short period of time. Last month I had an unusual problem occur when I went to book an… Read more »

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome [SARS]

As if the world didn’t have enough to worry about, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) has stunned the people across continents. So far, 14 deaths have been reported in Canada and all victims have been those who have traveled to Asia or who came in direct contact with SARS cases at home or in the… 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 »

Are You Graduating This June?

I want to feature graduating AU students for the profiles section in May and June. If you are graduating this year, write to me and I will send you a profile form to fill out or we can arrange for a more in-depth interview. Remember how hard it was when you started at distance education?… 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 »

Sholarships and Awards

For scholarships available through the Athabasca University Student’s Union, see the AUSU website at www.ausu.org ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY MILDRED ROWE WESTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Value: $600 DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2003 Administrator: Athabasca University Notes: Available to Alberta students with an academic standing of 80% or more. Must have completed between three and five courses at Athabasca within… 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 Pat Fahy… Read more »

Community Networks Group

To suggest listings for events, conferences, or opportunities in your area, contact voice@ausu.org. May Week Edmonton Labour Arts Festival! April 28 – May 10, 2003 Opening Night: April 28 International Day of Mourning Ceremony at Edmonton City Hall 7:00 p.m. See http://www.mayweek.ab.ca for a listing of events. Hotline: 471-1940 SPICE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: “A JOURNEY INTO… Read more »

Tutors and Emails – suggestions for an improved response.

We love hearing from you! Please continue sending your opinions, comments and ideas to voice@ausu.org. Dear Editor, Re: Tutors – Emails I sympathize with the students that feel ignored by their tutors! So I want to offer some unasked for advice! A tutor once told me she received 100 emails in a single day and… Read more »

Tutor Credentials

Hi Tamra: I have suggestion regarding AU tutors and I will also give you a background for why I am asking this. I have recently registered in my 3rd AU course and as usual I received a welcome letter from my tutor. What I found different in that letter was, she not only welcomed me… 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 »