Vol. 11 Iss. 40

Volume 11 Issue 40 - 11/01/2003

Editorial Pages

THIS WEEK YOU DON’T WANT TO WIN $300? There are just three weeks left to enter for the first Voice writing contest. Responses to the non-fiction category have been weak, which is surprising, since so many of you have opinions on how AU could be better run. C’mon, how hard can it be? Just tell… 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 »

Primetime Update

Week of September 26, 2003 Missed your favorite shows? No problem. Primetime updated gives you the rundown on what happened on TV this week. Friends: SEASON PREMIERE Last season, we left off in Barbados with Mike and Phoebe back together, Ross and Charlie as well as Joey and Rachel hooking up, and Monica and Chandler… Read more »

AU Profiles – Student: Lindsay Jardine

Tell us about where you live: This week I live in Vancouver. Next week I will be living in my hometown, Fort St John Do you have a family, kids or pets? I have parents named Oliver and Julie, 3 teenage sisters named Lacy, Lanessa and Leslee and 2 cats named Putty and Elsie. When… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I have an odd question. The other day I was over at an acquaintances’ house while she was preparing supper and I was horrified to see her using dish soap to clean her vegetables!! Am I the only one who thinks this is odd? Or have I been inadequately cleaning my vegetables for… Read more »

The Net Nerd’s Profiles

Looking for info on the breeding habits of the naked mole rat? Try http://www.findarticles.com Findarticles.com is a free database of magazine and journal articles. They have articles dating back to 1998 (you know, way back then) from over three hundred magazines and publications. Sometimes the AU library or your local library just doesn’t have the… Read more »

AUSU This Month

Special Bylaw AGM to be held October 15 1800 MST. For details go to: http://www.ausu.org. AUSU IN PERSON DISCUSSION GROUPS Getting together physically with fellow AU students adds to your university experience. Other students will be able to understand and relate to the joys and frustrations of distance learning. It’s also a way to stay… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Book Review: Our Friend The Atom

I recently signed up for a 6-credit course in Anatomy and Physiology from AU. Those of you who know the course may know how intense it is. Quite a head full! I’m taking it for a couple of reasons. First, while I’m getting a B.A. with a major in Psychology, I continue to do Craniosacral… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation…

Saskatchewan, Heal Thyself Wary of the so-called “Brain Drain” (http://ca.fullcoverage.yahoo.com/fc/Canada/Brain_Drain/)of medical professionals, Saskatchewan has embarked on a plan to ensure that they manage to keep their health care workers. The next instalment of this plan was recently announced (http://www.gov.sk.ca/newsrel/releases/2003/09/26-715.html) by the Saskatchewan government, and the program seems to be ramping up. The program is one… Read more »

How To Quit Smoking

Now that you have had a week to consider the reasons to quit smoking that I presented you with in my last article, “Five Good Reasons to Quit Smoking”, you may have decided that you want to quit. The next step in the process is to determine how you are going to stop using a… Read more »

Age, Maturity, Experience: A Correlation?

Imagine yourself placed in a class full of high-school pupils; you are to be as one of them. Would you feel out of place? What if you were pushing forty and you were to become a student in a class full of twenty year-olds? Do you think you could fit in? Would you try to?… Read more »

From My Perspective – Privacy and the Internet

Last week I received a phone call that made me stop and think about what I’ve been writing here for The Voice. Although I’ve tried to write on a wide range of topics that I think will be of interest to student readers, many of my articles tend to be about things happening within my… Read more »

BOOK LOOK – Carol Shields’ “Unless”

Unless Carol Shields Random House Canada 321 pages, $35.95 ISBN: 0-679-31179-3 “Unless you’re lucky, unless you’re healthy, fertile, unless you’re loved and fed, unless you’re clear about your direction, unless you’re offered what others are offered, you go down in darkness, down to despair” (p. 224). Reta Winters finds herself in the unfortunate state of… Read more »

Music Review – Po’ Girl, Po’Girl

Po’Girl Po’Girl Jericho Beach Music Ingredients: 2 voices with great harmony 1 part Lilith Fair folk 1 part Mississippi Blues 1 generous helping of slow jazz A pinch of old-fashioned banjo tunes Mix with some strong soul roots and simmer slowly over a steady heat. Sprinkle in some harmonica, clarinet and a bit of mandolin… Read more »

Fiction Feature – Mysterious Pursuer

Ellen stood anxiously at the bus stop, her eyes darting nervously back and forth. She searched the streets for the shiny black car with the tinted windows. Not wanting to draw attention to herself, she attempted to move with ease. Panic shook her body, as she stepped nearer to the curb and gazed down the… 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: Bursary Program for Indigenous Students Website: http://www.athabascau.ca/html/depts/registry/studawrd.htm#is Value: $varies Program: School of Business programs Basic… Read more »

Conference Connections

Contributed By AU’s The Insider ADETA Fall Workshop – “Keeping it Simple for the Learner” – October 1 – Olds, Alberta. Details: http://www.adeta.org/ AU Learning Services Conference – October 3 & 4, 2003 – Edmonton, Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe. Details: http://intra.athabascau.ca/lso/LS.php?task=conference NAWeb 2003 – Ninth Annual Conference on Web-based Teaching and Learning – October 18-21… Read more »

Quote of the Week

We love to hear from you! Send your letters to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter in the Voice. I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. — Albert Einstein

Edmonton Coffee Group meeting

EDMONTON COFFEE GROUP: Hello fellow Edmonton AU students! We will be holding our next coffee group at 7:30 PM on Wednesday October 8th at the (107th street 104th Ave) Tim Hortons. We hope to see you there! Contact Ryan at rwagner@ausu.org for more information.