Vol. 13 Iss. 11

Volume 13 Issue 11 - 03/16/2005

The Good Life – Why Good Food is Worth It

There’s a common misperception out there that it is cheaper and easier to eat crappy, mass produced supermarket foods than to eat high quality, hand-prepared meals with fresh top-quality ingredients. Kraft dinner and wieners may not excite the taste buds very much, but after a long day’s work and with several more meals to go… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AUSU’s Website Has a New Look The AUSU website has a new look and navigation. Please stop by to take a look and let us know what you think. It’s possible that a few links may not be working as we go through and ensure the new menu system is updated, so please write webmaster@ausu.org… Read more »

Lost & Found – Defying Expectations

When Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score, The Rite of Spring, premiered in Paris in 1913, its powerful, tumultuous and dissonant celebration of pagan sensuality was met with a stunned and horrified reaction from the audience. Polite silence rapidly transformed into a near-riot of booing, hissing and projectiles aimed at the stage. Today, this jarring and cathartic… Read more »

Dear Barb – Rosacea

Dear Barb; I have had a rash on my face for a few months and after trying everything to get rid of it, I went to my family doctor. I was diagnosed as having a skin condition called Rosacea. Until this diagnosis I had never heard of this condition. My doctor gave me some information… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Budget Boosted Again The Alberta Government has once again announced (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200502/17642CED06B7D-3313-4774-8EF80E0D8E396BDF.html) that it under-estimated the revenues it would receive. This time, it’s the Alberta Heritage fund, which is expected to earn 383 million dollars more than it was originally budgeted to, an increase of over half the amount previously expected. With the Alberta debt already… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Good to Go

No self-respecting professional would dream of tackling a day’s work without the proper equipment, gear, tools and wardrobe. What’s a lawyer without a suit and briefcase? Or a nurse without comfy shoes and scrubs? Or a painter without brushes, drop cloths and paint splattered duds? So too must we consider the well-equipped farmer. He will… Read more »

Fiction Feature – Letter to a Friend

Some of the survivors have moved into the house where you and Tom used to live. They arrive almost daily in groups of twos and threes. Some of them are in the house, and others are living in tents in the yard. I was out in the field picking up stones and dead crows yesterday,… Read more »

Newfoundland Promises Three-Year Tuition Freeze

ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. (CUP) — As the Canadian Federation of Students prepared to protest the Newfoundland and Labrador government Mar. 15, the student lobby group got exactly the announcement it wanted. In a surprise meeting that morning, Minister of Education Tom Hedderson and Premier Danny Williams said they will freeze tuition at all post-secondary institutions… Read more »

Click On This – A little bit of web weirdness and wonder

Radio Bastet http://www.radiobastet.com/index.html Where, amongst other things, you can download a new how-to album on bellydancing on the 15th of every month. It’s a good way to get in the groove without the attendant embarrassment I know I’d feel! Top 100 Gadgets of All Time http://www.mobilepcmag.com/features/2005_03/top100gadgets.html Huzzah for the Pez dispenser! Did you have a… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – High Tuition and Parents

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 HIGH TUITION… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Ellen Richards – 1842-1911

Ellen Richards – 1842-1911 Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards was credited with being the first female environmental engineer. As a child Richards eagerly helped her parents with farm work and domestic chores. After completing high school, Richards received her first B.S. degree from Vasca College, N.Y. and her second B.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology… Read more »

Searching for Internships

BUNAC – Work Canada Internship types: Accounting, Agricultural Sciences, Business Admin, Management, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Forestry, Graphic Design, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Ad, PR, Museum Studies, Technology, Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality, Tourism, Cooking, National Park Employment, Resort Employment, Ski Resort Employment, Ranch Employment and State Park Employment Qualifications / skills needed: You must currently be a full-time… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

LUCENT GLOBAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS Two students attending Canadian universities will be chosen as Lucent Global Science Scholars in 2005. In Canada, the award competition will be administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education in cooperation with the Institute of International Education. The successful applicants will receive a one-time award of $US5,000 and an expense-paid… Read more »

Conference Connections

ROMANCE SLAM JAM 2005 March 10 – 13 2005 Dallas, Texas USA Contact: Cindi Louis – 972.623.2537; Emma Rodgers – 800.272.5027 – P.O. box 530326, Grand Prarie, TX, 75053 romanceslamjam2005@yahoo.com – http://www.romanceslamjam.com/ The four-day conference unites readers and writers of Black romance for an exciting fun-filled extended weekend of literary activities, entertainment, and awards presentations…. Read more »

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