Vol. 12 Iss. 41

Volume 12 Issue 41 - 10/20/2004

Editorial Notice

First, I want to take a moment to wish everyone at AU a very happy and spooky Halloween. There will be no Halloween issue of the Voice this year, as I’ll be taking the week of my favourite holiday off! The next issue of The Voice will appear on November 3, and will include some… Read more »

Dear Barb – Controlling your temper

Dear Barb: Sometimes I find it difficult to control my temper. I have a young child and although I have never lost my temper with my son, I feel I may. Can you suggest some strategies to help me learn to control my temper? I enjoy reading your column and have been meaning to write… Read more »

Lost & Found – Body and Spirit As One

As we all know, the human being is composed of body and spirit. In our society, we have a tendency to compartmentalize the world in order to make it more comprehensible. We tend to see these elements as somehow separate, even mutually exclusive. The idea, however, that spirit and body are inextricably fused, and that… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Education Second Place In Alberta’s It’s Your Future survey, education came in second (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200410/172401F7FC19F-BBA2-45E7-B085888533EE2751.html) only to health-care as a priority for Albertans. This is, no doubt, in large part due to people very much like you, so a big thank you for that. I hope the government will take the time to listen to the… Read more »

Primetime Update

WHAT’S NEW ON PRIMETIME THE APPRENTICE 2 Thursday, Sept. 9th, 2004 Last week Pamela was tossed to the women’s team for the QVC TV marketing task. In the end, the men still won by a mere ten dollars. In the boardroom, the blame was placed on Maria but, Trump criticized Pamela’s inability to read people,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Web Wisdom

If you had the power would you turn back the clock and erase the world wide web and email from our existence? For those plagued by spam and pop-ups and “this page can not be found” messages the answer may well be “yes.” For those horrified by the graphic image of two adults engaged in… 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 »

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Corresponding with friends and relatives has become quite common in the past few years, thanks to the invention of e-mail. However, the act of sitting down, pen in hand, and producing a handwritten letter has become virtually a lost art. This is unfortunate, because writing a letter by hand and sending it through Canada Post… Read more »

From My Perspective – Giving Thanks and Death

Last week, on Thanksgiving Day, I sat down to make a list of the top ten things I have to be thankful for. Leading the list was my thankfulness at having four beautiful daughters and a healthy, happy grandson. I gave thanks that I have such a close relationship with them, and I treasure the… Read more »

One Dark Night

You’re out wandering on a dark night of the soul in a thin, cold drizzle. You’re not sure of your directions. Your sneakers are wet, your feet are cold, your wind breaker is too thin. You never should have come here. Why did you come here? The lights are out and the buses have stopped… Read more »

Check This Out

The Teaching Company – http://www.teach12.com/teach12.asp The Teaching Company, based in the United States, brings learning right into your home via DVD, CD, and many other media formats, and has been doing so since 1990. Though their courses are not degree-earning, they are taught by some of the top college and university professors in the US,… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Student Loan Fraud

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 STUDENT LOAN… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

STUDENT PRICE CARD BURSARY PROGRAM Award Amount: n/s – 2 awards Deadline: November 12 Notes: For Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, 17 years of age or over, enrolled in certified academic program. Financial need required. Must provide proof of citizenship, financial need and enrolment. For further information, please visit the About SPC section on the… 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. CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES October 28-31, 2004 http://calacs.concordia.ca/ University of Guelph Guelph ON, Canada More than 100 speakers from around the world will explore the theme “Latin America and… Read more »

We Love to Hear from You!

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.

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