Vol. 12 Iss. 39

Volume 12 Issue 39 - 10/06/2004


THE SECOND ANNUAL VOICE MAGAZINE WRITING CONTEST! $800 in scholarships to be awarded $400 each in the fiction and non-fiction categories Write for The Voice and win money for your education. The Voice is launching its second annual writing contest, with categories for both fiction, and non-fiction. Non-Fiction: In 2000 words or less, write about… Read more »

Editorial Pages

MAKING THE MOST OF THE AU EXPERIENCE: WRITING EXAMS OUTSIDE ALBERTA Recently, a prospective AU student asked me what it’s like to write AU exams at invigilation centres. This is a common question, since all students who are unable to access an AU Learning Centre (these are located in Calgary and Edmonton) or the main… Read more »

Dear Barb – Worried about overweight nephew

Dear Barb: My sister has a four-year-old son who is severely overweight. I am concerned about my nephew’s health, but whenever I even hint that he may have a weight problem my sister becomes defensive. She says it’s only baby fat and he’ll outgrow it. Am I overreacting? Do obese children usually outgrow a weight… Read more »

Lost & Found – Smelling a Rat

Saturday is the day for chores. Cleaning out the garage, I find the cause of the foul smell that’s been wafting into our living space for the past couple of weeks. There’s a dead rat wedged in a narrow space between two crumbling cardboard boxes filled with old baby clothes and record albums. When I… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

A Change of Pace I know, I know, I normally complain about everything in these columns. I moan about too much this, too little that, a lack of vision, an abundance of short-sightedness, politicians saying one thing and government doing the opposite. What can I say, truly good news seems rare, and it’s rarely interesting… Read more »

Primetime Update

WHAT’S NEW ON PRIMETIME THE APPRENTICE 2 Thursday, Sept. 9th, 2004 Last week Apex went to the boardroom for being over budget on the Procter and Gamble Toothpaste task. However, once in the room, Trump found out about Stacey’s behavior on the first task and fired her on the basis of her questioned sanity. This… Read more »

From Where I Sit – The Ultimate Right to Choose

Several months ago as I struggled to understand the apparently sudden death of a family acquaintance, the age-old question of living and dying with grace was again front and centre. It was only after the obituary appeared that I learned that the most dreaded news: “you have cancer” had been delivered to him a couple… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AUSU Scholarships AUSU is pleased to announce new scholarships and awards for Fall 2004! These include Academic Achievement Scholarships, Financial Assistance Bursaries, Student Service Awards, Convocation Awards and Emergency Funding. The October 1st 2004 deadline is being extended to December 1st 2004 to give students time to learn about the revised program. For detailed information… Read more »

Fiction Feature – Poetry by…

Incest A continual pain Tugs at the soul Begging to be recognized Begging to be healed. Divorce I watch their innocent eyes Filled with confusion. How could I break their hearts And mend them again? Should I give them hope Or give them truth? Should I tell them he loved them But couldn’t cope? Should… Read more »

Course Introduction – Gender, Culture, and Technology (WMST 446)

Why are there fewer women in technology-based environments than men? Is this the result of inborn preferences that make some positions or careers more appealing, depending on your gender? What about cultural gender bias — how does this come into play? If you’re interested in exploring the fascinating gender issue, you’ll be interested in Athabasca… Read more »

Commission delivers 411 on 9/11

HAMILTON (CUP) — By now, nearly every bespectacled misanthrope who spent high school in the sole company of comic books, Star Trek and potato chips has invented a theory to explain the events of September 11, 2001. Whether it be a Bush-sponsored excuse for war, property insurance scam, first step in a worldwide economic takeover… Read more »

AIDS Activists Fear Apathy

MONTRÉAL (CUP) — While thousands of Canadians took to the streets last month for the Walk for Life, a nationwide event that raises funds for the fight against HIV and AIDS, their numbers were much lower than years past. Participation in MontrĂ©al’s annual AIDS walk was down to 15,000 people, compared to 25,000 in 1999…. Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – The High Cost Of University Textbooks

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 THE HIGH… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

ECKE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP Award Amount: n/s Deadline: n/s Administrator: Floriculture Industry Research and Scholarship Trust (FIRST) Notes: This scholarship goes to undergraduate students pursuing a career in production floriculture. Contact Information: FIRST – Floriculture Industry Research and Scholarship Trust Executive Director PO Box 280 East Lansing, Michigan 48826-0280 Phone: (517) 333-4617 Web Site: http://www.firstinfloriculture.org EDULINX… 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. GROWING SEEDS OF PEACE 2nd Annual Alberta Peace Education Conference in Athabasca, Alberta Oct 22, 23, 24 Keynote Speaker: Former Senator Doug Roche Roundtable with members of Edmonton Interfaith Centre Choose from over… Read more »

Searching for Internships

Monkeysuit.ca and Export Edge Internships Monkeysuit.ca: http://www.monkeysuit.ca Export Edge: http://www.exportedge.net/english-welcome.html Monkeysuit.ca is a Canadian job search site for students, recent graduates and future executives. You can search the site for student jobs across Canada. Export Edge is an internship program sponsored by the Canadian Federal Government that uses monkeysuit.ca to collect applications. The information that… Read more »

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