Another new AU course is rolling out, hot off the press! Opening in time for a May 2005 start date, Political Philosophy: Plato to Machiavelli (POLI 355) is the first half of a core political philosophy course at AU. If you’re majoring in political science, interested in politics, or just love learning, this course is… Read more »
As much as I enjoy a good glass of red wine every once in a while, the idea of spending more than ten or twelve dollars on a bottle of vino is something that very rarely occurs to me. Despite what the movie Sideways and my wine snob acquaintances have to say, I agree with… Read more »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org… Read more »
There are a couple of things that are apt to send me, from time to time, into a bit of an existential tailspin about where I’m at in life. The first of these is the habit I have of randomly reading the obituaries of people I have never met. I don’t know why I do… Read more »
Dear Barb; My best friend has just been diagnosed with bulimia. We have been friends for years but I didn’t realize she had this problem. What are the signs that someone has an eating disorder and what can I do to help her? I feel bad that I didn’t see she had this problem. I… Read more »
Alexander Rutherford Loses Significance Once again the Alberta government has announced (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200503/17757529C8691-86B2-485F-AA2C46550780FEC1.html) its award of the Alexander Rutherford Scholarships to deserving high school students. To be eligible, the students need to have honors marks in grade 10, 11, or 12, with each year having a progressively larger amount. This year, the government is giving out… Read more »
Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was one of 11 children, all born into slavery. In 1844, Tubman, still a slave, married a free man. Five years into the marriage, fearing she would be sold, Tubman ran away. Her husband did not go with her, but her two brothers… Read more »
The lovely, white snow filling ditches and covering the landscape has brought a cautious smile to farmers and gardeners alike. But the promise of increased moisture levels and a renewed sense of hope are not the only things these two groups have in common. Like farmers, gardeners have the “hope gene” deep within their genetic… Read more »
As anyone who has ever lived and worked in a big city knows, life in the metropolis can be filled with rampant materialism, designer drugs, shallow relationships, and anonymous sexual encounters. But I’m not kidding myself, there are downsides to it, too. These drawbacks are apparent to anyone who has made the move from a… Read more »
The other day I came upon a car accident, and that incident, in addition to the unfortunate recent events that have befallen my daughter’s vehicle, got me thinking about the topic of social responsibility. Over my lifetime I’ve been involved in a few motor vehicle accidents and I’ve learned several important lessons. The obvious, of… Read more »
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Conference on Southern Literature 31 Mar – 2 April 2005 Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States http://www.artsedcouncil.org/csl/cslit.html – Contact: Susan Robinson – firstname.lastname@example.org – Nearly 40 writers convene for panel discussions, readings, lectures, book signings, and more. 2005 theme is The South: A Community of Outsiders. Keynote by Reynolds Price. Registration starts in January. Organized by: Arts… Read more »
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OSLER, HOSKIN & HARCOURT NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION Value: 1st prize $5,000; 2nd prize $2,000; 3rd prize $1,000 Number of Awards: 3 Application Deadline: April 5 Description: Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in non-professional faculty of a Canadian university or Cegep. Must submit 1,500 word essay responding to the question: How can Canadians improve their standard of… Read more »
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