Vol. 13 Iss. 01

Volume 13 Issue 1 - 01/05/2005

Never Too Late to DIY

Janice Behrens is now a regular Voice contributor through her weekly lifestyles column, The Good Life. This article was one of her first contributions to The Voice, and it exemplifies the uplifting style and common sense approach to living well. A thoughtful and intriguing piece, Never Too Late to DIY not only inspires readers to… Read more »

Travel Photo Feature – Belfast’s Gritty Side

John Buhler has contributed to the Voice since October, 2003. His articles often include striking photos of places or events that bring the reader a sense of having been there. This travel feature, published March 3 2004 [v12 i9] is no exception. The four murals, photographed in different locales around Belfast, tell a story of… Read more »

Internship or Bust

Internship or Bust is the journey of every student preparing to leave the cocoon of student security to navigate the bustling world of resumes, cover letters, and coveted internships with the most promising companies. Originally published on April 14, 2004 [v12 i15], this article is, like many of Sara’s contributions, one that takes the reader… Read more »

When You’ve Seen Beyond Yourself

Sgt. Pepper’s hit the airwaves nearly forty years ago, and the revolution it launched can still be detected in many modern releases, though younger music fans may be unaware of the roots of the signature Beatles pop/rock sound. This trend-setting early concept album has a profound affect on Lonita Fraser, and When You’ve Seen Beyond… Read more »

Lost & Found – Ghost in the Mirror

I’m looking for the face I had Before the world was made — W.B. Yeats Sometimes, standing before the bathroom mirror, I find myself confronting the wraith. Like a swamp creature, he rises up to meet me as if from the depths of a great dark pool. In a gesture of friendship or demonstration of… Read more »

CMIS 245 – Course Introduction

Do you use your PC merely as a word processor for typing essays and other coursework? Or do you think of your PC as an account manager, a graph and chart producer, a presentation tool, and a gateway to the world through the internet? Athabasca University’s new course, Microcomputer Applications in Business (CMIS 245), is… Read more »

Dear Barb – Program Selection

Dear Barb: I am in my first year at AU. I haven’t chosen a major yet and I ‘m not sure what direction to pursue. I enjoy working with people, but my parents want me to go into accounting. Do you have any suggestions on how I can do what I want without hurting my… Read more »

Volunteer Venture – Opening Toronto’s Doors

“Where the doors open for a weekend each year, during the spring season, brightening up the town with plenty of joy and cheer,” [1] I recalled, as I thought of continuing my spring travels in Toronto. This year, however, instead of traveling around with my backpack, I decided that I would trade it in for… Read more »

The Physically Disabled Know No Bounds

Some people have a grim outlook about the capabilities of the disabled; they believe that a disability may somehow lower a person’s quality of life. But the people who do have physical disabilities are constantly showing us that these people are wrong. One of the most exciting areas in which they do this is the… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Attending AU On Student Loans & 3 Years or 4

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 Attending AU… Read more »

Conference Connections

CALL FOR PAPERS – Urban and Rural Flows and Counterflows February 10-12, 2005 Splendid Isolation: Urban and Rural Flows and Counterflows in Electronic Music and Related Media Berlin, Germany Held in conjunction with club transmediale.05 “The relationship between communication technologies and the city has been a long and complicated one, where the density of communicative… Read more »

Searching for Internships

LifeTime Media, Inc. – PR and Marketing Intern Job Location: New York – New York, NY, United States Job Description: We have a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate to join our team as a Marketing and PR intern for immediately or during the spring semester. You will be trained for a variety of special… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

SPECIAL AWARD FOR NORTHERN RESIDENTS Award Amount: $2500 Deadline: January 31 Notes: Offered to long-time residents of the Canadian North requiring financial assistance. Application forms and further information may be obtained from the ACUNS Web site. Contact Information: Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies 405 -17 York Street Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J6 Phone: (613)… Read more »

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