Vol. 11 Iss. 30

Volume 11 Issue 30 - 07/23/2003

Editorial Pages

THIS WEEK NO MORE RULES – THE IMPACT OF TUITION DEREGULATION by Sandra Moore Alberta’s bill 43 may mean the end of tuition regulations for students at AU. There are many opinions on how this will affect AU students. This week, read Sandra’s views on the issue, and then send us your comments for the… Read more »

No More Rules – The Impact Of Tution Deregulation

When gas prices and insurance costs increase consumers vehemently demand regulations from the government. Why? Because the government is capable of influencing these companies to keep prices relatively affordable. This is the reason why many post secondary institutions like AU fall under government legislation that imposes strict regulations against tuition increases. Currently AU is looking… Read more »

AU Graduate Profiles

Sandra Moore spoke with Wanda Laurin at AU convocation: AU GRADUATE PROFILE OF WANDA LAURIN AGE: 45 LIVES IN: Peace River, AB TRAVEL TIME TO ATHABASCA: 4 hours PROGRAM COMPLETED: BA – French YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 14 FAVORITE COURSE: Geology 201 – The History Of The Earth LEAST FAVORITE COURSE: “I can’t say… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, My husband has just started a new job and at the end of the month his company is having a staff family picnic. I am absolutely awful at crowd functions, but I don’t want to appear snobby or uninterested. If I at least knew SOMEONE, it wouldn’t be so bad! I need to… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Victory Part One It wasn’t unexpected, but it’s still gratifying. The NAFTA panel has ordered (http://webapps.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/minpub/Publication.asp?FileSpec=/Min_Pub_Docs/106316.htm&Language=E) the United States to correct it’s determination that Canada was dumping softwood lumber into their markets. Apparently when the United States did their calculations to determine that we were providing lumber below cost, they were using the numbers from… Read more »

Family Bonds

I consider myself to be rather analytical and I’ve always found it intriguing that some people maintain extremely close family ties throughout their lives. Personally, I have been somewhat emotionally distant from my extended family for as long as I can remember”?practically to the point of reclusiveness. My sisters and I keep in touch twice… Read more »

Internet Addiction – Physiological Causes

The Internet has revolutionized the computer and communications world more than any other technology. The invention of the telegraph, telephone, radio, and computer set the stage for this unprecedented integration of capabilities. At once, the Internet is a worldwide broadcasting capability, a mechanism for information dissemination, and a medium for collaboration and interaction amongst computers… Read more »

From My Perspective – Professional organizations – why join?

Over the years I’ve held memberships in a variety of different professional organizations. Many of these were related to certain activities I was involved in at the time, and they represented a great diversity of interests – ranging from an acapella association to a safe childbirth association to a classic car group. Several years ago… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

For scholarships available through the Athabasca University Students’ Union, see the AUSU website at www.ausu.org NORTHERN STUDENT SUPPLEMENT (N.S.S.) Value: n/s DEADLINE: n/s Administrator: Alberta Scholarship Programs Notes: Available to residents of Northern Alberta. Submit application with the application for student assistance. Contact Information: Alberta Scholarship Program 9940 – 106 Street, 9th Floor, P.O. Box… Read more »

Edmonton Events

EDMONTON EVENTS Announcing the First Corporate & Organization Team Challenge CNIB Independence in Motion Walk/Run In Honor of Tony Thibaudeau Sept. 28, 2003 @ ACT Family Centre at Rundle Park 3 K Sensory Walk/8 K Run Pledge forms are now available for both single participants and for organizational teams for this unusual family fun event… Read more »

AUSU This Month

CHAT WITH AUSU ONLINE Apologies to those students who tried to attend the Sunday, July 20th chat time. AUSU was experiencing server problems and the councillors were unable to get into the chat room. If you have a question for AUSU, or would like to get to know your council, drop by the chat-room [accessible… Read more »

Conference Connections

Contributed by The Insider Distance Teaching & Learning Conference: – 19th annual -“Working Smarter – Building on Success” – Aug. 13-15, 2003 – Madison, Wisconsin. Details: http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference AU Learning Services Conference – October 3 & 4, 2003 – Edmonton, Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe. Details to follow. OTHER CONFERENCES CAPDHHE [Canadian Association for the Prevention of… Read more »

Free AUSU Student Gift Packs!

FREE STUFF FOR AU STUDENTS FROM AUSU! Do you want a package filled with cool AUSU study related items? This year instead of sending out student planners AUSU has compiled a package filled with products to help you study (and in some cases play). We’ve also included in these packages the latest issue of REALM… Read more »

Thanks to AUSU for the gift pack

Dear Voice, I would like to publicly thank the AUSU for the gift pack sent out to students in the recent months. The package was so fun to receive in the mail! Lots of little goodies and useful things! It was a great pick-me-up in the midst of finals and assignments. Lee-Anne Akister