Vol. 12 Iss. 29

Volume 12 Issue 29 - 07/28/2004

Editorial Pages – AU B. Admin to Close

AU B. Admin to Close The AU School of Business has recently announced that the Bachelor of Administration program will close to new registrations as of December 31, 2004. The closure applies to the degree program, including all concentrations, as well as the post-diploma program. Students who are currently enrolled in the program will be… Read more »

New Environmental Studies Course At AU

Recycling. Environmental pollutants. Environmental effects. Fragile ecosystems. Do any of these phrases sound familiar? You may have wondered how scientists can determine that certain practices or actions — like building a highway over a marshland, for instance — can cause negative effects on our environment. Wonder no longer! As of June 2004, Athabasca University’s Environmental… Read more »

Dear Barb – Am I Depressed?

Dear Barb: I am a 24-year-old AU student in my final year. Lately I’ve been finding it difficult to feel enthusiastic about anything. When friends call wanting me to go out and party I find myself making excuses. I’d rather just stay home and watch TV. I’m starting to wonder if maybe I am depressed…. Read more »

Lost & Found – Subversify Yerself

Fifteen ways to unleash your inner anarchist and overthrow the tyrant that holds you in check. 1. Burn your “World’s Best Barbecue Chef” apron. Organize a seance or a luau. 2. Cancel your subscriptions to Macleans and The National Post. Subscribe to a French surrealist magazine or blow the cash on a glow-in-the-dark Buddha. 3…. Read more »

Primetime Update

WHAT’S NEW ON PRIMETIME AMAZING RACE – Wednesdays – 9pm on CTV Last week, Alison and Donny fought a whole lot, Jim and Marsha were set up by the bowling moms, and Chip/Kim and Kami/Karli became allies and later fought over a taxi, becoming over-competitive and ruining each other’s friendship. This week, teams must first… Read more »

From Where I Sit – For Better, or Worse

Lately I’ve been thinking about marriage. Not surprising, really. The media attention and public furore over the possibility, no likelihood, of same sex marriages keeps the issue front and centre with sound bytes, interviews, theatrics and predictions of hellfire and damnation. Much closer to home I’m contemplating our 30th anniversary. When I was in my… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: Coyote Ugly

All July – Musicals Jerry Bruckheimer has turned out a lot of hit films including Gone in 60 Seconds and Armageddon. He added this little musical beauty to the list in 2000. To get this film you start with getting the hottest model on the planet, Tyra Banks, teach her to do a hot dance… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Ontario on the Right Track The Provincial government of Ontario has announced (http://ogov.newswire.ca/ontario/GPOE/2004/07/20/c4322.html?lmatch=&lang=_e.html) a number of changes to the student financial assistance programs in the province. At an estimated cost of 20.9 million, the Ontario government is taking some steps to make post-secondary actually accessible. One of the changes put through is that the amount… 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 »

Notes From A Boomer’s Diary – Part One: Power Yoga

It was when my fingers were wrapped around the throat of the doofus with the Phish t-shirt, anti-WTO bumper sticker and scraggly goatee that I first began to understand the true nature of the dharma. It’s odd, the layers of significance that are contained in an action. There I was, my hands choking the life… Read more »

Bedroom Politics

ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. (CUP) — The Yukon has become the latest Canadian unit to recognize the equivalence of a same-sex marriage to a standard heterosexual union. I could easily make this column into a celebration of the latest small step towards the complete inclusion of homosexuals in mainstream society. It is a goal I favour… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Computer Marking

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 COMPUTER MARKING… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

NORTHERN STUDENT SUPPLEMENT Value: $500 – $1500 Application Deadline: N/S Administrator: Northern Alberta Development Council Notes: An incentive for northern Alberta students with a high financial need to enter post-secondary programs. It supplements the Alberta Opportunities Bursary. $500 to $1500 depending on financial need. If you receive the Northern Student Supplement, your student loan will… Read more »

Searching for Internships

General Motors Internships Website: http://www.gm.com/company/careers/student/intern.html Position description: General Motors offer internships and co-ops in the areas of business and engineering in the US. Pay: Paid. Competitive compensation. May be eligible for paid housing and reimbursement of travel expenses. Eligibility requirements: Must be a full time student registered at an accredited university who is pursuing a… 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 »