Vol. 12 Iss. 15

Volume 12 Issue 15 - 12/14/2004

Editorial Pages

SECURITY RUN AMOK Everyone is tired of electronic junk mail. We are at the point where most of us get more spam than legitimate emails, where viruses come into our mailboxes on a weekly (or daily) basis, and every website seems to generate a pop-up or two. It can be hard to wade through your… Read more »

From Where I Sit – The Rope

That old expression about being at the end of one’s rope took on a whole new meaning for me several years ago. I caught an episode of a Canadian TV talk show; host Dini Petty was interviewing a man, an author I think, about his beliefs. The subject was the increasingly popular notion of “living… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Meet your new council!

NEW AUSU SPONSORED CLUB The AU Science Students Society is now online. The Athabasca University Science Students Society is the newest AUSU sponsored club. Open to all AU students with an interest in any of the sciences, the AUSSS (or AUS3 as they prefer to be known) has a website featuring links to AU science… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye On Education – New Program At Queen’s University

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 New Program… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Freezing in Ontario The Provincial Government of Ontario is following through (http://ogov.newswire.ca/ontario/GPOE/2004/04/08/c9562.html?lmatch=&lang=_e.html) on a campaign promise to freeze tuition and post-secondary institutions in Ontario. For the next two years, tuitions at Ontario colleges and universities will be frozen. This year, the Ontario government will be giving Ontario universities 48.1 million dollars to make up the… 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) The last episode of Friends, ever, will air on May 6th. Survivor – ALL STARS Last week, Rob showed the extent of his… Read more »

Dear Heather

Dear Heather, I’ve been a part-time AU student for a few years. Earlier this year I was laid off from my job, and I decided to take the plunge and start studying full-time. I’m taking five courses (15 credits) every five months, and I’m finding it a little hard to juggle the assignments and readings… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Comedy Film Review: Pink Panther

ALL APRIL — COMEDY FILM REVIEWS French Inspector Jacques Clouseau, so loveably played by the late British actor Peter Sellers, is in charge of a very delicate case. Herbert Lom memorably portrays Chief Inspector Dreyfus the frustrated former boss of Clouseau. Dreyfus is now coming up for reassessment in an asylum after having suffered a… Read more »

Internship or Bust

Several months ago, after years of toiling away at my Bachelor’s Degree with a major in English, and waitressing to pay for it all, I realised that I was finally in the home stretch of my post-secondary education. I had just five classes to go before I was to be unleashed upon the world, yet,… Read more »

The Passion of The Christ – Another View…

It has now been one month since I’ve seen Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ. As a Catholic, I was very moved by the movie itself, but, even more intriguing are the many reviews of the movie that have been appearing in newspapers and magazines across the country. Even the recent review by John… Read more »

Executive Director Required

The Organization The Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS) is a non-partisan group consisting of representatives from students’ unions at Alberta universities. CAUS, on behalf of undergraduate university students, addresses post-secondary education issues with the provincial government, acts as an education stakeholders group, and works with other groups to support students’ interests in post-secondary education…. Read more »

Body Break

You may think that studying for several hours straight without ceasing is a good use of your time. While studying a lot might do wonders, it’s actually helpful to take breaks now and then. Every half-hour or hour, take a little break – fiteen minutes is the usual. It’ll help keep you fresh and your… Read more »

Voice Event Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with the word “events” in the subject line. Ember Swift – http://www.emberswift.com Saturday, April 17th in Calgary Ironwood Stage & Grill, 1429 9th Ave. SE 9:00pm / $9 For more info: 403-269-3070 Sunday, April 18th in Athabasca Nancy Appleby Performing Arts Centre, 4720 48th St. Opening for… 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. INTERNATIONAL CELTIC CONFERENCE Oct 14-17 From October 14-17th, 2004, the University College of Cape Breton will host the International Celtic Conference, Forging a Future for Celtic Languages and Cultures, under the direction of… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

CANADIAN FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT GROCERS NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Value: $7,500 Deadline: May 31, 2004 Administrator: Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Notes: Applicants must be full-time students attending or planning to attend a post-secondary program of at least two years and sponsored by an independent grocery store. Applicants are also eligible if they are children of… Read more »

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