Vol. 12 Iss. 27

Volume 12 Issue 27 - 07/14/2004

Dear Barb

Dear Barb: I am a recently divorced mother of a 12-year-old daughter. I work full time and attend university part time. I have recently begun dating a very nice gentleman. However my daughter does not like my boyfriend and does not want him coming into our home. Consequently, the only time I can see him… Read more »

Lost & Found – Celebration Day

For Canada Day, our friends Raj and Sara invited us over for a backyard fireworks display. Sara is a vet, and she’d bartered a box of fireworks in lieu of cash payment for some surgery on a poodle belonging to the owner of a grocery store. We set off roman candles and bottle rockets, and… Read more »

Primetime Update

Missed your favourite shows? No problem. Primetime update gives you the rundown. BIG BROTHER 5 – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays – 9pm on CBS Thirteen strangers stuck in a house. Each week the houseguests compete for groceries, luxuries, for head of household (HOH – private bedroom, privilege of nominating other houseguests for eviction), and for the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Whyte Avenue

Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue is all you’ve heard. And more. I’ve had the opportunity to see it up close and personal. As a painter, I was seeking exposure and sales of my paintings during past Art Walks. I skipped this year’s because of wedding plans. Participation involves displaying art works in pre-assigned spaces along the trendiest… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Alberta’s Shuffled off the Debt On June 12, the Alberta Provincial government was proud to announce (http://www.gov.ab.ca/home/index.cfm?Page=852) that it will be the first province to completely eliminate its debt. By March of next year, a debt servicing account will have the funds required to pay off all Alberta’s debt as it comes due, and legislation… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: The Full Monty

All July – Musicals A group of unemployed Yorkshire steelworkers, all on the dole, have had enough of being poor and unable to hold their heads up proudly. They decide to try to fill their empty wallets and boost their flagging morale by doing what the Chippendale strippers do – taking it off. There is… 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 »

From My Perspective – Birthdays!

Whenever I think of birthdays I think about a line from an old 50’s tune, “You load 16 tons and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt” (Merle Travis). According to the Princeton Review, MBA students are prime examples of older students who cannot easily access other means of university funding,… Read more »

Put Some Heat In Your Kitchen

July is upon us, and out here in the big city on the Wet Coast the rain clouds have temporarily departed and the dog days of summer are lying in the shadow of our front porch, their tails swishing and their tongues hanging to the ground. It’s the time of year that a middle-aged gourmand’s… Read more »

Never Too Late to DIY

A few weeks ago I was walking our dog around the neighbourhood, when I came across a woman pulling weeds from the flower garden in front of her home. I complemented her on her beautiful cottage which, with its thatched roof and ivy covered-walls, reminded of a Hobbit house, or an illustration from a Beatrix… Read more »

The Most Powerful Man In The World

ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. (CUP) — Michael Moore and controversy go hand in hand, but no more than the rage surrounding Fahrenheit 9/11. But controversy does not a movie make, and you will hear no more of it from me. Fahrenheit 9/11 is a portrait of a man. It is a film about how this man… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Plagiarism at AU

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 Plagiarism at… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

ESSAY CONTEST ON ATLAS SHRUGGED Value: $10,000 Application Deadline: September 26, 2004 Administrator: Ayn Rand Institute Notes: This essay contest on Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged is available to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students in a degree program. There are a total of 49 cash awards available. Please see our Web site http://www.aynrand.org/contests for… 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 »

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. WLICSMB’2004 – HANGZHOU CHINA Oct 30 – Nov 1 The Sixth West Lake International Conference on Small & Medium Business The WLICSMB is an important international conference on small businesses. Its basic objectives… Read more »

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 »