Vol. 12 Iss. 26

Volume 12 Issue 26 - 07/07/2004

Course Introduction – PSYC 210 (Experiential Learning in the Celebration of Diversity)

Are you interested in learning about other cultures? What about learning about your own culture in more detail? How about accomplishing both of these objectives, in the context of an exciting psychology course from Athabasca University? Athabasca University’s new course, PSYC 210, is called Experiential Learning in the Celebration of Diversity and it explores the… Read more »

Dear Barb

Dear Barb: My boyfriend and I are struggling students, but we still want to have a vacation this summer. I realize it is late in the season, but can you suggest something we could do that wouldn’t cost a lot, but would still be enjoyable? Mary in Ontario Taking a vacation is important for everyone…. Read more »

Lost & Found – Proper Flat

Down in the jungle, got a proper flat Do a bit of this and do a bit of that; The punters come and the punters go, Suits me fine, I’m Cushty Cho! Down in the jungle down on my luck. Me downhearted? Like fuck. – Ian Duhig We were bad. We read Andre Gide and… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Signature

signature n., 1 the name of a person, or something representing his name, written, stamped or inscribed as a sign of agreement or acknowledgement My Funk and Wagnalls offers that as its first definition for the word signature. Graphologist Ruth Gardner defines it as “the writer’s calling card.” About the only thing more personal and… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

It Is Finished… Almost So the results from the 2004 General Election have now been announced, and those of us who care already know the basics, right? The Liberal Party managed to gain a minority government with the Conservative Party acting as the official opposition. Except it’s not quite over. While the general results (http://enr.elections.ca/National_e.aspx)… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: Footloose

All July – Musicals Have a new family move to a small town and make sure the town is in turmoil. That’s the basic premise for this film. Then have a real cute kid, Ren McCormack, AKA Kevin Bacon come along and challenge all their small town excess baggage. The stink began when the preacher’s… 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 »

Nature Notes – From the Backyard to the Biosphere. Deer Insight

Don’t you love summer weekends? There’s no other time in which one can feel truly justified in doing absolutely nothing of consequence. Last weekend was one of those times – no responsibilities, no timetables, just four days in which my husband, our dog and myself could do anything (or nothing) of our choosing. We spent… Read more »

From My Perspective – Summer School

It’s been many years since I attended summer school, in fact I can’t say I’ve ever really done it before. I’ve taken courses that run at different times of the year, but this is the first time I’ve taken a course that actually has a summer component in which I have to physically attend a… Read more »

Fiction Feature – Poetry by…

Crumbs The early days when you lived in the one-room apartment above Balducci’s Deli that whole summer spent with the windows open and the fan going Commercial Drive’s melody floating in making us a part of the action days when your apartment above the deli’s kitchen was fifteen degrees hotter than outside we’d strip down… Read more »

The Politics of Persuasion

A good feeling, isn’t it, to bring another around to one’s point of view, converting opinions the way we might exchange currency, say yen for Eurodollars? Let’s face it, most of us feel pretty strongly that we have a better grip on reality than our neighbours. Oh, certainly some of us do present an aspect… 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. 4TH ANNUAL NATIONAL PEER SUPPORT CONFERENCE Jan 14th-16th/2005 Details to follow: IPSI 2004 July 28-Aug 2 The International IPSI-2004 PESCARA Conference in Italy (IPSI = Internet, Processing, Systems for e-education/e-business, and Interdisciplinaries), will… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Doctor Shortage

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 DOCTOR SHORTAGE… Read more »

Brush up on your slang

One of the most fascinating aspects of human culture is language. Most of us are curious about how other people describe things, the words they use, how things are defined, and are delighted to learn a new turn of phrase now and then – even if it is something vulgar. The World Wide Web is… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

FRANK O’NEILL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Value: $500 Application Deadline: August 14, 2004 Administrator: CollegeFinancialAidInformation.com Notes: A $500 award towards higher education. Contact Information: Geoff Anderla 11200 Wisconsin Ave #10 85363 Phone: 623-972-4282 Toll Free: 1-866-433-8243 Web Site: http://www.easyaid.com E-mail: info@easyaid.com Application Address: http://www.easyaid.com/scholarship_form.html MESOTHELIOMA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Value: $500 Application Deadline: August 15, 2004 Administrator: MesoScholarship Notes:… Read more »

Searching for Internships

Canadian Embassy-Washington, D.C. Internship Website: http://www.canadianembassy.org/embassy/internships-en.asp Position description: There are positions available in Public Affairs including Academic Relations, Culture, Press/Media, and Information Services. They also frequently have positions available in Trade, Environment, Energy and Congressional Relations. Pay: Unpaid. Eligibility Requirements: Must be a Canadian or American attending a Canadian or American university or college. Time… Read more »

Congratulations, class of 2004!

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. CONGRATULATIONS! The voice wishes to congratulate all 2004 AU graduates! Drop us a line at voice@ausu.org and let us know what you thought of this year’s ceremonies! The Voice

Classified ads

Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. AU BUSINESS STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (AUBSA) NOW ONLINE! The AU Business Students’ Association website is now online at http://www.ausu.org/clubs/aubsa/index.php. If you are an AU business student, or a student with an interest in business, this club is for you! Contact aubsa@ausu.org for more information. It’s… Read more »