Vol. 11 Iss. 42

Volume 11 Issue 42 - 10/15/2003


This week The Voice launches its first Annual Reader Survey in years! Your input is vital to help the Voice maintain relevance to its diverse audience, and it is also necessary in order to show that The Voice is read and enjoyed by AU students. At this time, we have no demographics on Voice readers…. Read more »

Editorial Pages

THIS WEEK VOICE WRITING CONTEST CLOSES MIDNIGHT, OCTOBER 15, MST Thank you to the many AU students who took the time to enter their works into the first Voice Writing Contest. The entries will be sent to the judging panel this week, and winners should be announced by The 10th of November. The quality of… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Will You be Able to Send Your Children to University?

This column will focus directly on educational issues that affect post-secondary students. It will address a wide range of topics. Students are encouraged to submit suggestions and educational topics they are concerned about, along with any personal experiences with courses or university situations they feel other students should know about. AU students may already have… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, My fiancĂ© wants to have our wedding at a lake resort and have the ceremony at a nearby botanical gardens, with about 75 guests. My parents are pressuring us to have the wedding in my home town, at the church and complete with 500 guests. I am torn between both pleasing my fiancĂ©… Read more »

Primetime Update

Week of October 17, 2003 Missed your favorite shows? No problem. Primetime updated gives you the rundown on what happened on TV this week. Friends Last week, Chandler ruined a little boy’s life, Phoebe didn’t take any of her brother’s triplets, and Ross finally broke down and was honest with Joey. This week:well: Ross admires… Read more »

The Net Nerd’s Profiles

Not sure if zoology or stripping is the job for you? You want http://www.athabascau.ca/html/services/counselling/careers or www.athabascau.ca/alumni/jobs.html These two gems are the latest in my search for informative websites within the dusky passageways of the AU website. As distance education students our schedules are somewhat flexible (yes, I can make out the sound of laughter from… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

On-Line Education: It’s Not Just for Grown-Ups Anymore The Government of Newfoundland & Labrador has announced (http://www.gov.nf.ca/releases/2003/edu/1008n01.htm) that it now will provide on-line tutoring for students who are preparing for a supplementary mathematics exam. A tutor will be available to students from 7am to 9:30pm from Tuesday til Thursday until November 12th. This initiative, which… Read more »

AUSU This Month

Special Bylaw AGM to be held October 15 1800 MST. For details go to: http://www.ausu.org/agm/sgm.php. ATTENTION AU UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS! Bill 43 Info Forum Tuesday, October 21, 2003 6:30pm Mountain Standard Time Alberta’s proposed Post-Secondary Learning Act (Bill 43) will directly affect students of all post-secondary institutions in Alberta, including all Athabasca University undergraduate students living… Read more »

The Absurdity of Camping

As the camping season draws to a close for another year, I feel somewhat saddened. I will miss those days spent getting in touch with nature. I will definitely miss those hot humid days with no air conditioning, watching the bugs swarming around my food and ultimately dropping into my cool glass of wine. I… Read more »

From My Perspective – Kara-OK-ing!

The other weekend I did something I have not done in a long time. I spent a Friday evening with my daughter at the neighbourhood pub, hanging out and singing karaoke. Perhaps I was in a bit of an introspective mood that night, but something about the whole thing took me back a lot of… Read more »

REVIEW – MASTERS OF DEATH: The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust

by Richard Rhodes Vintage Books 335 pp., $22.95 While most people do not dispute Adolf Hitler’s involvement in the Holocaust, historians have yet to discover his signature on any document authorizing “the Final Solution.” It is, therefore, very significant that in Masters of Death: The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust, Richard Rhodes suggests… Read more »

Fiction Feature – The Mozart Scholar

In the end, it didn’t take long, after all. Just a few still minutes. Then it was all over. The game was ended and the masquerade exposed. He always knew it would be. Six years was a good run to pretend to be an intellectual. A person with a mind, a passion and an understanding…. Read more »

First-Year Law Banquet

On October 4th I went shopping for some clothes in which I would more readily fit in with a law school crowd. After decades of wearing work boots and coveralls there is no way that I could jump right into a three-piece suit and feel even moderately comfortable. So, my wife led me to Work… Read more »

News From AU

Terry Taylor on why “AU Rocks” Does “AU Rock?” You bet! And even more so now, thanks to the efforts of Athabasca University’s musical element. Eight musicians – all AU staff or AU staff affiliates – contributed their own original material to create the music sampler of the year, a 17-track CD that some discerning… 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

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Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. ATTENTION AU UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS! Bill 43 Info Forum – Tuesday, October 21, 2003 – 6:30pm Mountain Standard Time Alberta’s proposed Post-Secondary Learning Act (Bill 43) will directly affect students of all post-secondary institutions in Alberta, including all Athabasca University undergraduate students living in Canada…. Read more »

AUSU Sports Club

AUSU SPORTS CLUB I am thinking about starting an Athabasca University sports club where students interested in sports can talk with each other, keep up to date on what is going on in the world of sports, learn new things about sports and possibly organize groups of students across the country to play sports. The… Read more »