Vol. 11 Iss. 35

Volume 11 Issue 35 - 08/27/2003

Editorial Pages

THIS WEEK WILL WORK FOR FOOD: Is an arts degree nothing more than the fast track to burger flipping heaven: ? SUDS CONFERENCE – JULY 2003: Report from the 2003 Students Union Development Symposium: REPORT ON THE AUGUST 10 COUNCIL MEETING: Find out what happened, and where your students’ union is going from here… WORTH… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Tuition Troubles Statistics Canada released its annual study (http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/030812/d030812a.htm) on tuition fees earlier this month, and the results will come as no surprise to most post-secondary students. The study determined that the average student will be paying 7.4% more in tuition this year than last, the largest increase over the past four years. A good… Read more »

AU Profiles – Masters Degree recipients of 2003

These final two graduate profiles are of students who completed Master’s Programs at AU. AU GRADUATE PROFILE OF JAN PHILLIPS AGE: “Not on your life!” (I’ll just guess 29 and holding then :)) LIVES IN: AB PROGRAM COMPLETED: Bachelor of Arts – Psychology 2001 (with distinction); Masters of Distance Education, 2003 YEARS IT TOOK TO… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I’ll soon be completing my degree and since it’s been a few years (well, 20 to be honest), since I’ve had to look for a job, I’m wondering where to start looking on my own. As I’m single and without kids at home, I don’t care where I go, though I’d prefer to… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AUSU IN-PERSON DISCUSSION GROUPS AUSU in-person discussion groups in Calgary, Edmonton, and Medicine Hat would like to invite students to join them in casual, coffee shop get togethers to discuss life as an AU student. Getting together physically with fellow AU students adds to your university experience. Other students will be able to understand and… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Book Review: The Deep

The price on this pocketbook is $2.25. That ought to give you a good idea of how old a story I’ve been reading. Indeed, the book by Peter Benchley (Jaws) hit the shelves in 1976. The cover promises that this is “the terrifying new novel by the author of Jaws.” As a fan of Beast,… Read more »

SUDS Conference, July 2003

If I were to choose a campus-based university to attend, I doubt I could find a more attractive one than the University of British Columbia (UBC). Situated on a peninsula on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by trees – the buildings range from old and elegant to avant-garde modern. Even the plainest,… Read more »

A Day to Study?

Sunday is my day to do my course. I know it seems like an odd day, as Sunday used to be thought of as a day of rest. Well with Sunday shopping, Sunday has become just like Monday or Tuesday. However, I do allow myself the luxury of sleeping in until 8:30 or 9:00. Then… Read more »

AUSU Council Meeting August 11, 2003, 11:00 AM MST – Reported by Tamra Ross Low

Chair: Debbie Jabbour, President AUSU Council Members: Shirley Barg, Nicholas Palamarchuk, Sandra Moore, Mac McInnis, Karl Low, Minutes taken by: Meeting taped for transcription Also present: Voice Editor: Tamra Ross Low, plus 2 student observers. SPECIAL GUEST – Dr. Dominique Abrioux, President, Athabasca University The August 11th council meeting centered around an address by Dr…. Read more »

From My Perspective – The job hunt continues

Several weeks ago I wrote about some of my initial experiences in job hunting now that I am a “degree holding graduate.” The job hunt continues, and there have been a few developments, both positive and negative, and all highly educational. While writing that article, I was still debating my options, one of which was… Read more »

Mutated Germs vs Antibiotics

As dangerous bacterial and viral illnesses become more of a threat, people are increasingly relying on antibiotics and other drugs to keep them safe. After the September 11th attacks in America, when there was a real threat of the massive use of biological warfare agents, people went so far as to obtain and even hoard… Read more »

American Stereotypes and Reality

It has been several years since my arrival in the United States from Slovakia. Despite leaving my beloved at home, I have assimilated pretty quickly and without any emotional problems. After all, I didn’t have a reason for not being satisfied with the conditions awaiting me. I was eager to get to know the Americans,… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

For scholarships available through the Athabasca University Students’ Union, see the AUSU website at www.ausu.org Athabasca University Awards and Scholarship Information The Office of the Registrar would like to advise students of pending deadlines for scholarships and awards: Award Name: Syncrude Aboriginal Scholarship (http://www.athabascau.ca/html/depts/registry/studawrd.htm#sast) Value: $2,500 Program: Various – see website Basic Criteria: 1st year… Read more »

The first ever Voice writing contest!

THE FIRST VOICE MAGAZINE WRITING CONTEST! $600 in scholarships to be awarded $300 each in the fiction and non-fiction categories Write for The Voice and win money for your education. The Voice is launching its very first writing contest, with categories for both fiction, and non fiction. Non-Fiction: In 1500 words or less, tell us… Read more »

Conference Connections

Contributed by The Insider 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 Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education] – To be held in Calgary, October 29 – November 1, 2003. http://www.capdhhe.org/conference2/index.htm Teaching In A Digital… Read more »

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