Vol. 12 Iss. 24

Volume 12 Issue 24 - 06/16/2004

CONVOCATION 2004 – Graduate Profiles

AU’s newest grads flocked to Athabasca this past weekend to collect their parchments and visit their alma mater. For many, it was the first time they had laid eyes on AU’s main campus, which is visited by only a small number of students each year, primarily science students attending summer labs. This year’s graduates were… Read more »

Lost & Found – The Joys Of Idleness

Here’s what I should be doing: finishing the editing of that insurance broker’s human resources manual so I can finally get paid by my client and pay off some of my line of credit. Failing that, I should be organizing the filing cabinet, replacing that washer in the leaking kitchen sink, updating my resume. At… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – How Much do You Want to Make

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 How Much… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Parenting

Jackie Kennedy Onassis is credited with saying “If you’ve bungled the raising of your children, nothing else you do matters much.” Whoa. That’s a mouthful. As someone who believes she’s succeeded on that count, I’m tempted to agree heartily with her. But is it that straight forward, that black and white? What if early indications… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Announcing the AUBSA

THE AU BUSINESS STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION IS HERE! New AUBSA site, now online — see the Clubs pages for information Finally, the long anticipated AU Business Students’ Association (AUBSA) has a brand new website on the AUSU server, and the club is officially taking members. This club is open to all students with an interest in… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Summer Fun! The Province of Alberta has put together a list of things (http://www.gov.ab.ca/home/index.cfm?Page=829) you can do with your free time in the summer. One of the joys of distanced education is that we can actually take advantage of a lot of these things by simply putting off our study time until later in the… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: The Seven Year Itch

June is Romance Month Few performers have been loved and admired as much as the late, great, Marilyn Monroe. Her real name was Norma Jean, but her stage name made a lasting impression along with her incredible face and body. Something about her slinky appearance made her desired but still seen as pure and good…. Read more »

Celebrating Father’s Day

According to surprising findings coming out of the University of North Dakota, fathers now represent something like fifty percent of all parents (note to self: verify facts before submitting). With this in mind, I humbly suggest that this Father’s Day, June 20th, should be celebrated by paying tribute to dear old Dad with something more… Read more »

Links To Your Imagination

While our everyday lives occupy so much of our attention, we all indulge in a little fantasy now and then. It’s part of the capacity of being human, to be able to stretch one’s imagination and see things as they might have been, might be, or may never be anywhere but our own dreamscapes; the… Read more »


Students spend a lot of time trying to do something very basic, take notes, especially when it comes to keeping notes and comments on what we find in your texts. One solution I’ve found is this: Rather than writing in the margins (which sometimes aren’t large enough for good notes anyhow), use Post-It notes (or… 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. INTERFACE 2004 Jun 16-18 Conference Theme: e-Learning Magic Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, AB, http://centreforlearning.sait.ca/interface2004/ Conference Contact: Ingrid Stammer; Phone: 403-319-7245; Email: ingrid_stammer@cpr.ca Who should go? Teachers & Trainers – Technology Coordinators/Technology… Read more »

Searching For Internships

Career Edge – Canada’s Internship Organization Website: http://www.careeredge.ca Career Edge is a non-profit organization offering internships with various organizations such as Canadian Tire, Bank of Montreal, GE Canada, RBC Financial Group, FedEx Express Canada Ltd. and many more. Once you register with Career Edge you can search their database of available internship opportunities and apply… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

CIPS NATIONAL AWARDS OF ACHIEVEMENT Value: $1500; $2500 Application Deadline: N/S Administrator: Canadian Information Processing Society Notes: One $1500 scholarship available to an applicant from a Canadian college or university. One $2500 scholarship available to an applicant from CIPS-accredited college, university or MIS degree programs. Please see Web site for more information. Contact Information: CIPS… Read more »

AU, AUSU and AU students help fight ALS

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter in the Voice. AU, AUSU and AU students help fight ALS A few weeks ago, AU advisor Bonnie Nahornik held a fundraiser for the Alberta ALS society. To raise funds for this devastating… 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 »