Vol. 13 Iss. 16

Volume 13 Issue 16 - 04/20/2005

The Good Life – Acts of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is something we all grapple with in one way or another. The U.S. songwriter Howard Dietz (1896-1983) surmised in 1953, “all the world is a stage,” to which I would supplement that one or more of life’s stock characters – the abusive parent, the backstabbing co-worker, the gossiping friend, the bullying boss or the… Read more »

Dear Barb – Spring Cleaning

Dear Barb: I need help! Every spring I attempt to do “spring cleaning” but I never seen to get anywhere. My closets are a mess and my kitchen cupboards are even worse. Every time I go downstairs to the basement all I can do is look at the boxes and boxes of stuff. I just… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AU SPORTS CLUB SEEKS NEW EXECUTIVE The AU Sports Club is looking for AU students who are interested in serving on the AUSC executive. All that is required is a few hours a week to respond to emails, add new members to the discussion forum, and locate information to update the website or forum sections…. Read more »

Lost & Found – Backroads

Finding myself without wheels one year, and being desperately afraid of flying, I took the Greyhound red eye trip from Vancouver to Calgary in the middle of winter. Anyone who has ever taken one of these classic overnight milk-runs knows that a trip like this feels like it takes roughly the same amount of time… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Purses, Bags and Totes

Every woman has known the challenge of buying just the right purse. It can’t be too big and heavy or the chiropractor is upset. It can’t be too small or it becomes useless. Just like Baby Bear’s chair, bed and porridge — it has to be just right. I am the self-confessed mother of a… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Alberta Budgets For Post-Secondary The Alberta Budget is in and one of the top items in the budget release (Government of Alberta, 2005a) is post-secondary education. The Advanced Education ministry has actually warranted its own special release (Ibid., 2005b), detailing what’s going to happen over the next three years in post-secondary education. The special release… Read more »

From My Perspective – Heart Scare!

As busy students at AU, many of us are managing incredibly complex schedules that may include family, work and community activities in addition to our coursework. We may have heavy responsibilities and health issues or disabilities that contribute to a high level of stress. I’m a prime example of a full-time student who maintains an… Read more »

Just Be Yourself

There is a scene in Rob Reiner’s rock mockumentary This is Spinal Tap, starring Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer as David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, and Derek Smalls respectively, in which Derek Smalls, the heavy metal band’s bass player, sets off an airport metal detector because he has stuffed his crotch with a… Read more »

Click On This – Oddjects

The human capacity to create, and collect, the bizarre, never ceases to amaze me. Tenna Balls – http://www.tennaballs.com/ One person’s private collection of car antenna toppers. The Betty Boop head is kind of creepy. Zippo Lighters – http://www.zippogallery.com/ As if collecting antenna toppers weren’t enough, this collection features a wide, wide variety of Zippo lighters…. Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – University Going to the Wild Dogs?

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 UNIVERSITY GOING… Read more »

Searching for Interships

EXPORT AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONSULTANTS. Placements Impact Canada Ltd, 1250 University Street (B.1073) Montreal, Quebec H3B 3K5 fax: (450) 6567116 Internship types: Accounting, Admin (Hospitality, Sports), Communications, Counselling, Economics, Engineering (Mechanical), Finance, International Relations, Labor & Industrial Relations, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Ad, PR, Political Science/Politics, Public Admin, Public Pol, Govt, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology,… Read more »

Scholarships and Awards

ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY AND STUDENTAWARDS.COM $500 BURSARY Value: $500 Application Deadline: May 30, 2005 Description: Athabasca University has an international reputation for excellence and innovation in online and distance education. It is a publicly funded university located in the province of Alberta, and is a full member of the Association of Universities and Colleges Canada. To… Read more »

Conference Connections

4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – PERSON. COLOR. NATURE. MUSIC May 18, 2005 – May 21, 2005 – Daugavpils Latvia “¢ Psychology for Sustainable Education: challenge or illusion? “¢ Sustainable Education for All. “¢ Innovation in Teachers Professional Development – Changes in Education. “¢ Problems of Art and Art Education. “¢ Generative Art. “¢ Tendences of Development… Read more »

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Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. AU SPORTS CLUB SEEKS NEW EXECUTIVE The AU Sports Club is looking for AU students who are interested in serving on the AUSC executive. All that is required is a few hours a week to respond to emails, add new members to the discussion… Read more »