Vol. 11 Iss. 45

Volume 11 Issue 45 - 11/05/2003

Editorial Pages

THIS WEEK NATURE NOTES – Fall or something like it. – What does the transition from summer to winter really symbolize? Zoe Dalton digs for the true meaning of autumn, and it’s got nothing to do with turkey! WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO OFFER BESIDES YOUR EDUCATION – Is a university degree enough? Shannon Maguire… Read more »

ANNUAL READER SURVEY!

This is the first Voice 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. In order… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education, HUMN 285

This column will focus on educational issues affecting post-secondary students. It will address a wide range of topics. Students are encouraged to submit suggestions and educational topics they are concerned about, or personal experiences with courses or university situations they feel other students should know about. SINGING THE BLUES: Recently, a new series entitled “The… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, Since starting studies at AU, I’ve been experiencing severe constipation. Is constipation related to stress? Can you suggest anything for constipation? Worried in Ontario Dear Worried, Well it’s not everyday that people write in to ask about poop. I remember in an introductory cultural anthropology course textbook it stated that the ONE thing… Read more »

Primetime Update

Week of October 31, 2003 Missed your favorite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown. Friends Last week Rachel ordered a penis cake (it was supposed to be a bunny) from the bakery for Emma’s first birthday and the show was centered on the party itself, which Emma slept through. This week, well,… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Silver Linings Last week (http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/columndisplay.php?ART=2215), I pointed out some potentially disturbing decisions by the newly elected Provincial Government of Ontario. This week, it looks like I may have jumped the gun. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of opportunity later to find something wrong, but at the moment it looks like the new government might be… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: Arsenic and Old Lace

This is one of those brilliant classic black and white films that, thankfully, Hollywood hasn’t yet redone. The story centers around the likeable Cary Grant (as Mortimer), who has come home to see his favourite aunts and found they are having a quiet funeral for a gentleman who was renting one of the rooms in… Read more »

The Net Nerd’s Profiles

Can’t find that course on Soil Sciences at AU? Try http://www.distanceedcanada.ca Athabasca University is hands-down the most comprehensive post secondary distance education institution in Canada. It has the largest selection of courses and programs in Canada, and suits the needs of thousands of students nationwide and abroad. But did you know almost every university in… Read more »

AUSU This Month

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS The AUSU Legislative Committee is looking for active members who can help us create and change AUSU policy for the benefit of all our members. We need volunteers who have a good sense of right and wrong, who are able to understand policy documents, who can extrapolate well to predict… Read more »

Teeth

I don’t generally think about my teeth unless some event of memorable magnitude draws mind’s attention to mouth. Luckily, I have been blessed with healthy teeth. My father made sure that I had regular fluoride supplements as a child while my teeth were forming and he also instilled my life-long habit of visiting the dentist… Read more »

What do you have to offer besides your education?

Have you thought about what you want to do when you complete your post-secondary education? There are numerous students, including me, who actually have no idea what they want to do, while other students have already picked the actual company they want to work with and have even staked the place out and picked the… Read more »

A safe hiding place?

Perhaps I am having a slight panic attack – overreacting just a little bit. Last week, as I realized I should graduate with my English degree within a year, I became overwhelmed with the thought of looking for a job. I hadn’t anticipated graduation sneaking up on me, as it is something I have been… Read more »

From My Perspective – Smallville

Just as it is for most AU students, “free time” is not a term I’m too familiar with. A favoured free time activity for me used to be reading, but after years of obligatory textbook reading I seem to have lost that enjoyment. It’s downright difficult to even sit down with a novel anymore, and… Read more »

U. of Winnipeg Students Vote on Tuition Fee Reductions

Winnipeg – Students at the University of Winnipeg have been voting all week on the question of whether they support the progressive reduction of tuition fees. The vote is coordinated by the Canadian Federation of Students, as part of a national campaign calling on governments to fund access to college and university. “The Tuition Fee… Read more »

U. of W. Students Vote 96% in Favour of Fee Reductions

Winnipeg – Students at the University of Winnipeg have registered resounding support for the progressive reduction of tuition fees. The results of a vote coordinated by the Canadian Federation of Students, as part of a national campaign calling on governments to fund access to college and university, were tallied late last night: 96% voted Yes… 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

CUTC 2004 (Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference) January 22 – 24, 2004 Delta Toronto East Hotel The Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference (CUTC) is about technology, innovative ideas, and the people who turn these ideas into reality. The Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference was started in 2000 by a few visionary students from the University of Waterloo, and… Read more »

Thank you for the profile on Maggie Davidson

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. RE: The Voice, October 30, 2003 Thank you for the profile on Maggie Davidson. I hate to admit it, but I’ve been just a tad jealous of Maggie for a long time…. Read more »

Avast ye! Heartiest thanks to Karl Low

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. RE: The Voice, October 30, 2003 Avast ye! Twas indeed interestin’ t’see Karl Low go on account in last week’s Fed Watch. For ye lubbers, t’go on account means turning t’the lusty… Read more »

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS The AUSU Legislative Committee is looking for active members who can help us create and change AUSU policy for the benefit of all our members. We need volunteers who have a good sense of right and wrong, who are… Read more »