Vol. 12 Iss. 10

Volume 12 Issue 10 - 03/10/2004

Editorial Pages

THIS WEEK AUSU ELECTION COVERAGE This week, the final interviews with candidates for the next AUSU council! Make sure you vote next week! Athabasca University Office of the Registrar Attention: POTENTIAL GRADUATES Subject: Graduation and Convocation Ceremonies June 11 & 12, 2004 The Office of the Registrar is pleased to advise that this year Athabasca… Read more »

** LINKS TO THE VOICE CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS ** – read all about your twelve candidates for AUSU council, 2004/2005

To read interviews with your AUSU council candidates, select the links next to each candidite’s name: Mac McInnis: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=2647 Karl Low: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=2648 Lisa Priebe: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=2649 Simon Davenport: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=2650 Zil-E-Huma Lodhi: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=2651 Lonita Fraser: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=2597 Melanie Gray: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=2598 Stacey Steele: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=2599 Cindy Stobbe: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=2626 Joy Krys: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=2627 Teresa Neuman: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=2628 Shannon Maguire: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=2629

Taking Notes: Eye On Education – Increased Loan Limits

This column focuses on a wide range of issues affecting post-secondary students. 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. If suggest a topic or a course alert for Taking Notes, contact djabbour@ausu.org INCREASED LOAN… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Time Crunch

Not for the first time in my life, I’ve got some time management issues. This despite some tried and true tools and some hard-won life experience. In the tool department I have a three ring daily planner in a zippered leather case, a purse-sized month-at-a-glance, a grain company calendar on the fridge and reminder notes… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Free Movies! Paid for By You. If you’re a film buff, you might be pleased to hear that the National Film Board of Canada has announced (http://www.nfb.ca/pr/scripts/display_pr.pl?id=12624&lang=us&view=gps_pr_pub_v) the opening of its new Cineroute program. This program will allow Canadians to sign on to the National Film Board site and view any of 250 movies, including… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Kid’s Film Review: Stuart Little

Heart-warming. In a nutshell that’s what this lovely story is. Did you know that author E.B. White also penned Charlotte’s Web? Also the film director co-directed The Lion King. So Stuart Little is bound to get you or your children’s attention. The original story is more than fifty years old but the 2002 film has… Read more »

Primetime Update

Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown. Friends No new episode this week. Friends airs on Thursdays at 9:00pm Alberta Time, on Global (channel 7 in Calgary) Survivor – ALL STARS Last week, Saboga was demolished and Chapera and Mogo-Mogo absorbed Rupert/Jenna, and Jerri/Kathy respectively. Again, Richard pulled his thing… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AU SPORTS CLUB, NOW ONLINE! The AU Sports Club (AUSC) is now online and accepting new members. If you are a fan of sports or athletics, and would like to keep up to date on happenings in the world of sports, or just have an opportunity to speak with other sports fans, then this club… Read more »

Dear Heather

Dear Heather, I’m a single guy in my mid-twenties, and I would really like to date more. The problem is, I don’t know where to meet interesting, intelligent women. The bars are full of losers, and being set up by friends just doesn’t work. I’m tired of being the only single one in my group… Read more »

VOICE CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS – Mac McInnis

AUSU COUNCIL CANDIDATE – Mac McInnis See http://www.ausu.org/election/candidates.php for a list of all of the candidates. How did you first become aware of AUSU Council, and why do you want to be a part of council in 2004? I first became aware of AUSU Council when I sat in on a council meeting in the… Read more »

VOICE CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS – Karl Low

AUSU COUNCIL CANDIDATE – Karl Low See http://www.ausu.org/election/candidates.php for a list of all of the candidates. How did you first become aware of AUSU Council, and why do you want to be a part of council in 2004? I became aware of Council after I started working for The Voice in 2001. Since then, a… Read more »

VOICE CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS – Lisa Priebe

AUSU COUNCIL CANDIDATE – Lisa Priebe See http://www.ausu.org/election/candidates.php for a list of all of the candidates. How did you first become aware of AUSU Council, and why do you want to be a part of council in 2004? I became more aware and involved in Council activities in Fall 2002 after the new website was… Read more »

VOICE CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS – Simon Davenport

AUSU COUNCIL CANDIDATE – Simon Davenport See http://www.ausu.org/election/candidates.php for a list of all of the candidates. How did you first become aware of AUSU Council, and why do you want to be a part of council in 2004? I first became aware of the AUSU Council when I joined AU in September 2003; I was… Read more »

VOICE CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS – Zil-E-Huma Lodhi

AUSU COUNCIL CANDIDATE – Zil-E-Huma Lodhi See http://www.ausu.org/election/candidates.php for a list of all of the candidates. How did you first become aware of AUSU Council, and why do you want to be a part of council in 2004? I have been taking courses with AU since March 2002 but didn’t realize that AUSU exists. I… Read more »

PHIL 375: Course Review

Athabasca University’s new offering — PHIL 375 – Philosophy of the Environment — gives students the opportunity to experience a unique blend of two fascinating disciplines: philosophy and environmental issues. A 3-credit course with no prerequisites, Philosophy of the Environment is offered in both print-based and online versions. Both versions of the course focus on… Read more »

AskOxford is an invaluable resource for the reader, writer, or the just plain curious.

AskOxford’s “Ask the Expert” section can tell you things like what comes after “tertiary”, what a group of swordfish are called, definitions of grammatical terms and questions on punctuation. “Better Writing” has tips and guidelines on report writing, writing for the Internet, vocabulary, grammar, information on common writing mistakes, and much more. “World of Words”… Read more »

Student Writes

One of the most valuable things I’ve learned so far at AU, is the “double-entry notebook” method of taking notes. If you can get a stenographer’s notebook, great, if not, do the following: 1) get some lined binder/note paper and draw a line down the middle of the page; 2) at the top of the… Read more »

Conference Connections

Know of a conference that is not on this list? Contact voice@ausu.org with the details and we’ll list it in Conference Connections. ATLANTIC UNDERGRADUATE UNIVERSITIES BIOLOGY CONFERENCE AND AQUACULTURE CONFERENCE Mar 5-7 The annual Atlantic Undergraduate Universities Biology Conference and Aquaculture Conference is being hosted by the University College of Cape Breton (UCCB), in Sydney,… Read more »

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