Vol. 12 Iss. 20

Volume 12 Issue 20 - 05/19/2004

Editorial Pages – As if AU didn’t have enough to overcome…

As if AU didn’t have enough to overcome… If you live in Alberta, you’re probably already sick of hearing about Ralph Klein and the heavily plagiarized essay he submitted to the Alberta legislature last week in a bizarre attempt to worm his academic work into an entirely unrelated discussion on insurance rates. Klein clearly wanted… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AUSU Elects New Executive

NEW AUSU EXECUTIVE ELECTED This week, during the May 3rd council meeting, AUSU held an internal election to fill the three AUSU executive positions for this new term. The three positions were filled my acclamation, by a new President and Vice President External, and a returning VP Finance. The new Executive is: President: Mac McInnis… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Book Review: Courting Trouble

May is Mystery Month Something struck me as wrong when I opened up this highly-celebrated author’s book. Scottoline is given kudos left and right. Her credentials, too, seem stellar. I’ve never read any her books before, so I was glad to add a new author — especially one with such good reviews. However, I wish… Read more »

Dear Heather

Dear Heather… My sister is getting married this summer, and we are in the process of mailing out invitations. While helping her do this, I discovered that she is planning to invite two of her ex-boyfriends! They are still good friends, but I think it is inappropriate for her to invite them to the wedding… Read more »

From Where I Sit – There’s Time

In the after-word to Dropped Threads author Carol Shields wrote “… there has been time for everything from raising five children to spending a full afternoon crafting one sentence. In a long and healthy life, which is what most of us have, there is plenty of time. There is time to sit on a houseboat… Read more »

Primetime Update

Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown. Survivor – ALL STARS – $1,000,000 more! Last week Amber Brkich, the 25 chick who formerly received 6th place in Survivor: Australian Outback, received a proposal from Boston Rob, and then the title of Survivor: All Stars. Some dirty laundry was uncovered, and… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Klein Broo-ha-ha For those that are wondering what my opinion is on the whole issue of Premier Klein’s essay on the internet, I’ll simply say that Klein’s demonstrated academic rigour doesn’t really surprise me. I wish the man had a little more political acumen than to submit such an obvious target piece to the legislature,… Read more »

Our Trip to Branson Missouri

My husband and I decided to go on a road trip this year for our twentieth anniversary. We wanted to do something we would remember. We’d been to the Canadian east coast and didn’t want to go to the west coast, so where could we go? I always wanted to go to Memphis, to see… Read more »

From My Perspective – Klein and Plagiarism!

I did not suspect that my article on Alberta Premier Ralph Klein’s paper in last week’s Voice would end up as part of a firestorm (Fellow Student Shares Term Paper!; v12 i19 (http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=2842)). Yet the day after he tabled his paper in the Alberta legislature, controversy erupted. Not only was Klein’s paper not particularly well-written… 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. 58TH ANNUAL QUALITY CONGRESS May 24-26 Metro Toronto Conference Centre, Toronto, ON, http://aqc.asq.org/ Conference Contact: Robin Barry; Phone: 414-298-8789 x7364; Email: rbarry@asq.org Who should go? Teachers & Trainers – Administrators – Board Members/Trustees… Read more »


The Computing Services (CS) Help Desk’s summer hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m daily, from July 5 through August 27. The CS Help Desk can be contacted by using the online trouble reporting form at http://www.athabascau.ca/html/depts/compserv/helpdesk/students/helpdesk_students.html(with the form link in the upper left), emailing helpdesk@athabascau.ca or phoning 1-800-788-9041, ext 6405. Make sure you… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

HARRY JEROME AWARDS Value: Not specified Application Deadline: May 31 Notes: For Canadian citizens or permanent residents of African or Caribbean heritage. Nominees ages 16 to 24 are eligible for the academic, arts, athletic, or leadership awards. Nominees over the age of 24 are eligible for the business, community service, professional, or arts industry awards…. Read more »

Review Clues

Sometimes as exam time approaches we are seized with a panicky idea that we aren’t prepared. To help ensure you’re prepared for any upcoming testing, don’t forget the following things (which may seem like common sense, but when we’re panicked, sometimes we forget important details): Make sure you’ve completed all reading and assignments, attended all… Read more »

Sites of Interest

World Lecture Hall http://wnt.cc.utexas.edu/~wlh/ World Lecture Hall publishes links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver course materials in any language. Some courses are delivered entirely over the Internet. Others are designed for students in residence. Many fall somewhere in between. In all cases, they can be visited by… Read more »

Classified ads

Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY AND REIKI. Tired of sore shoulders, back or neck? History of injury or overwork causing chronic pain? Stop treating the short term… treat long-term with Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki. Laura Seymour–level 4 graduate of Upledger Institute and teaching assistant. Calgary, (403) 262-5589… Read more »