Vol. 12 Iss. 30

Volume 12 Issue 30 - 08/04/2004

Dear Barb – Suntanning

Dear Barb: Now that summer is here I notice a lot of my friends have been tanning. However because of everything I’ve been hearing about the dangers of the sun I’m a little reluctant to tan, but I don’t like looking so pale. Is the sun really that bad for us? Jennifer in Nova Scotia… Read more »

Lost & Found – Writing Mysteries

The day that Doreen’s husband announces that he is leaving her for a nineteen-year-old nursing student happens to be the first day of Summer. Nina is away camping with friends. Beams of sunlight pour down like cream coloured banners onto the living room rug, illuminating the pages of the Sunday paper. She puts on her… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Don’t Make Me Cook

Like most women, I have a large collection of cookbooks in my kitchen. I’ve got the requisite Company’s Coming series, the 4-H 2 volume set, the school’s millennium project cookbook, assorted Weight Watchers cookbooks and more. Heck, I’ve got David Poulsen’s “Cowboy’s Country Cookbook”. Autographed. I’ve got leaflets, booklets, photo copies. I’ve got shared recipes… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

On the Rise If you recently started with Athabasca University, sometimes it’s easy to feel like you’re alone in your program. However, Statistics Canada recently issued a report (http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/040730/d040730b.htm) showing that you are anything but alone. According to the report, university enrolment was at a record high in 2001/2002, and had its strongest increase in… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AUSU Wants Your Opinion

AUSU WANTS YOUR OPINION The AUSU is in the process of improving our website and we would like to get your opinion on what needs to be done. You can help us out by sending us a list of your pet peeves about our website, your favourite parts of our website, your suggestions for what… Read more »

Primetime Update

WHAT’S NEW ON PRIMETIME AMAZING RACE – Wednesdays – 9pm on CTV Last week, Jim and Marsha made an early mistake, which caused their elimination. This week, teams depart in the middle of the night and head for a bus station where they must purchase tickets. Mirna butts in when Colin is talking to the… Read more »

Guilty Pleasure

Okay, I confess that I’m a Scooby Doo fan. I have, in fact, seen pretty well every episode of the animated children’s series ever made, from Scooby Doo and the Haunted House to Scooby Doo and the Loch Ness Monster. I am anxiously awaiting Scooby Doo and the Headless Dental Hygienist, and was shocked and… Read more »

The Voice Fiction Feature – Poetry By…

Sleepwalker he lay curled on a foam mattress at the foot of the bed keeping watch guarding his child’s mind believing his presence made it all okay neither would disappear if he watched over them every night he would curl into a ball under his Garfield blanket comforted by their closeness the night she left… Read more »

Fun Links

Where would we be without food? Here are some sites that take interest in food a bit beyond your average dinnerplate. Soup – http://www.soupsong.com/ Hot soup, cold soup, soup as a meal, soup jokes, soup songs… everything soup! Phoood – http://www.phoood.com/weblog/ A site all about junk food, snack food, beer, and all those other things… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – English-only program excludes French-speaking guide dog

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 ENGLISH-ONLY PROGRAM… Read more »

AU Indicators

Student Enrolment This count of active students includes all unique i.d.’s of students that have registered in at least one course in the past 13 months. Table 1. Student Enrolment as of June 1, 2004 This report compares recorded gross registrations for April – June 2003 and April – June 2004. Please note that not… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

NORTHERN STUDENT SUPPLEMENT (N.S.S.) Value: From $500 to $1500 Application Deadline: None Administrator: Alberta Scholarship Programs Award Amount: n/s Award Deadline: September Notes: Awarded to Northern Alberta students with high financial need. Scholarship is meant as a supplement to the Alberta Opportunities Bursary. Please see Web site for more information. Contact Information Alberta Scholarship Program… Read more »

Searching for Internships

Boeing Internships Website: http://www.boeing.com/employment/college/internshipDetails.html Position description: Positions available as Electrical Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Computer Engineers, Information Systems Analysts, Technical Designers, Systems Analysts, Systems Programmers, Database Administrators, Procurement Analysts, Network Designers, Budget Analysts, Market Analysts, and Business Systems Analysts. Positions are located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington,… 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 »