Vol. 11 Iss. 09

Volume 11 Issue 9 - 02/26/2003

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I am hoping that you can give me some advice. My wife is a wonderful woman and I love her immensely, but she gets so mad when I go out once a week with the guys to sporting events. I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, and I don’t cheat. Why does she get… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch! News Across The Nation:

Budgeting For Graduates The Annual Federal Budget has been released, and as always we find there is good news and bad news. (See: http://www.fin.gc.ca/budget03/brief/briefe.htm) In the good news, we find that the federal government is actually paying some attention to the need for post-secondary education. Over 1.3 billion dollars more this year have been set… Read more »

X-PRESS

UVIC FIRST IN BC TO OFFER BACHELOR OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING UVIC Press Release February 20, 2003 – Software is ubiquitous and central to everyday life. It drives computer games, online services, office services and control systems in cars. Beginning this fall, the UVic faculty of engineering will be offering a full undergraduate degree program in… Read more »

** VOICE Contest **

The Voice is going through some changes. Soon the website will be updated and more new content will be introduced. In order to make the new Voice everything that you want it to be, we need your input. As a thank you for taking the time to comment, we’ll enter everyone who fills out our… Read more »

AU STUDENT MOMS CLUB

The Student Mom’s Club of Athabasca University is now online and ready for new members. As the SMC front page welcome message attests, this club is: LESS ACADEMIC ! MORE FANTASTIC !! SMC is dedicated to bringing together student moms across Canada to share study and parenting tips, easy quick recipes, articles and essays about… Read more »

A VOICE EXCLUSIVE SERIES – The Popstar Experience, Part five

Part 5 in a continuing series about the Canadian Television talent competition, Popstars: The One. For part one of this series, see:http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=382 By Day Three they were halfway through bootcamp, and in Amaya’s call that evening she sounded really relaxed and happy as she excitedly shared the news that it was down to only 20… Read more »

A VOICE INTERVIEW – WITH AUTHOR: H. MEL MALTON

: a continuation of last week’s interview feature. For part 1 see: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=425 Q. What is your writing process? Do you sit with a paper and pen, hit a typewriter or use a word processor? A. I use a combination of longhand and pc for most of my work. In the planning stages, I draw… Read more »

THE HARRIED STUDENT – THE DISEMBODIED STUDENT BODY

Smack. Smack. Smack. Thousands of hits on thousands of tables. Thousands of AU study guides flip open, computers whir to life, monitors emit, emails ping back and forth. And the spirits of thousands of distant-edders cheer in renewal of their commitment to the vow that they will one day finish TME2. We grit our teeth… Read more »

IT’S UP TO CANADIANS TO SAFEGUARD MEDICARE. WORTH A SECOND LOOK

The other night, I had the opportunity to hear Roy Romanow of the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada speak about health care reform, which included his assessment of the newly minted 2003 First Minister’s Accord. He addressed a mixed crowd of concerned citizens, health care professionals and students like myself. The… Read more »

LIBRARY 101

Continuing the series of Things You Should Know About the Library, librarian Elaine Magusin shares additional Frequently Asked Questions: Q: I have been looking at the library website and noticed something called the Digital Reference Centre. What is it? A: The Digital Reference Centre (DRC) is a list of websites and subscription sources that AU… Read more »

THE 45TH ANNUAL GRAMMYS – A REVIEW

Tonight’s Grammys were unusual in one respect – there was no official host. This made the show seem a bit disjointed, moving from segment to segment rather quickly without a Jimmy Fallon or Rosie O’Donnell providing comic relief to tie it all together. But the Grammys were quite ordinary in every other way. Predictable and… Read more »

NEW VOICE NAME – NEW VOICE LOOK

NEW VOICE NAME – NEW VOICE LOOK This week The Voice introduces a new cover design and logo. For now, the new design will be limited to the pdf version of the paper, but soon updates to the website will incorporate our new look. The Voice will also henceforth be known as The Voice Magazine,… Read more »

ATTENTION: Psychology Students

Every Monday from 9:30 – 10:30 AM MST and Wednesday from 7-8 PM MST the Athabasca University Psychology Students’ Society gets together to chat about issues pertaining to the world of psychology at AU. Go to http://www.ausu.org/psychology/ and log on the discussion forum link, from there click on Psychology at the top written in blue… Read more »

FREE MICROSOFT .NET STUDENT EVENT

Join us in a city near you to hear the latest information on creating next-generation applications. Learn all about developing and accessing XML Web Services on the Windows .NET Framework and Shared Source CLI (Rotor). Be one of the first to check out new mobile device programming techniques and preview the upcoming Visual Studio .NET… Read more »

EDMONTON SKYDIVE CENTER – GROUP RATES FOR STUDENTS

Until May 31st the Edmonton Skydive Centre has student specials for groups of 10. The organizer gets his/her jump for free. Info to help you organize can be found at: http://www.edmontonskydive.com. A printable sign up sheet can be found at: http://www.edmontonskydive.com/iadsignupsheet.doc And a colour brochure is at: http://www.edmontonskydive.com/2003%20ESC%20Brochure.pdf Student groups are welcome and encouraged to… Read more »

NEWS FROM ALBERTA LEARNING

AWARDS HIGHLIGHT ALBERTA’S FIRST-CLASS APPRENTICESHIP SYSTEM February 20, 2003 Edmonton… It’s no trade secret. Alberta apprentices, instructors and employers contribute to keeping Alberta strong. To recognize this, the annual Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board Awards will be handed out on February 20th to 49 apprentices, two instructors and two employers at a ceremony in… Read more »

2003 Bryon Paege Memorial Award – Call For Nominations

CUPE Local 3911 is currently accepting nominations for the 2002 Bryon Paege Memorial Award. This annual $450 award, sponsored by CUPE Local 3911, is presented at the end of June in each year to a recipient selected by the Bryon Paege Memorial Award Selection Committee from among those nominated. The election committee is composed of… Read more »

Scholarship News

HAL ROGERS ENDOWMENT FUND Value: $1000 APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 01, 2003 Administrator: Hal Rogers Endowment Fund Notes: Must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, plan to register as a full-time student in September at a post-secondary institution, and demonstrate high ideals and qualities of citizenship. Applicants must be entering or in their first year… Read more »

News From AU – Conference Connections

CONTRIBUTED BY AU’S THE INSIDER “¢ CASE District VIII – March 8-11, 2003 – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – “Connect in Coeur d’Alene.” Details: http://www.connectincda.com “¢ CU Expo – Community-University Institute for Social Research – “Partnerships, Policy & Progress” – May 8-10, 2003, Saskatoon, SK. Details: http://www.usask.ca/cuisr/cuexpo “¢ Distance Education Technology Symposium (DETS-03) – sponsored by… Read more »

GREAT CANADIAN LITERARY HUNT: Call For Submissions

THIS Magazine is now accepting poetry and short fiction entries for its 7th annual Great Canadian Literary Hunt. First prize in poetry is $1000 and national publication, first prize in fiction is $1000 and national publication. For entry guidelines and details visit http://www.thismagazine.ca

News From AU – BRIEFS FROM THE INSIDER

TWO NEW BOOKS OF INTEREST FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS Terry Anderson, Canada Research Chair in Distance Education, reports that two new books are now available: Anderson, T. & Kanuka, H. (2002). E-Research: Issues, Strategies and Methods. Allyn Bacon. Details at http://www.e-research.ca/. This book addresses the way the Net changes the research process from problem setting,… Read more »

COMMUNITY NETWORKS GROUP – FIREWEED INSTITUTE SPRING WORKSHOPS

Fireweed Institute Spring 2003 Workshop Information & Registration: 492-3116 / 492-7237 e-mail: info@fireweedinstitute.org http://www.fireweedinstitute.org THE ART OF MINDFUL LIVING Today’s environment promotes perpetual activity that can become overwhelming with demands, worries, and distractions. This leaves little time to reflect upon what has meaning in our lives and to attain a wholesome balance. This two-session course… Read more »

AUSU SPEAKS: January 19th Session – Provided By AUSU

News from the January 19, 2003 council meeting AUSU Council met on the evening of January 19th for a regularly scheduled council meeting. The main item of business for the evening was AUSU finance, and the annual audit for the 2002 financial year was reviewed and discussed. Following this, tentative plans were set for the… Read more »

CLASSIFIEDS

CLASSIFIED SPACE: Students of AU may print classifieds in The Voice free of charge (maximum three per issue) as long as they are not representing a company or product. Classified ads should be submitted to the editor at voice@ausu.org with “?CLASSIFIED AD’ listed in the subject title. The Editor reserves the right to refuse any… Read more »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The Voice would like to apologize for the frequent server troubles that have plagued the html edition of the paper over the past 2 weeks. We think we have the problem solved now, and appreciate your patience while we worked on it.