Vol. 13 Iss. 22

Volume 13 Issue 22 - 06/01/2005

The Good Life – In Defense of Boredom

It seems to me that there’s considerable misunderstanding about what it means to be bored. In our fast-paced world, being bored is considered to be a very negative state, even an abnormal and unhealthy state. It’s supposedly a state that exists when our external environment isn’t stimulating enough to spark our interest and passion. Think… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AUSU Course Evaluations Would you like to know what your fellow students have thought of an AU course? If so, you are not alone. Many students find the input of their peers invaluable when selecting courses or a program of study. AU students may not have cafeterias and hallways in which to share this knowledge,… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Positive Changes in New Brunswick The Student Finance System in New Brunswick is seeing some positive changes (http://www.gnb.ca/cnb/news/edu/2005e0620ed.htm). Starting August 1, New Brunswick will have reduced the amount that parents are expected to contribute, increased the amount of funding a student can receive per week, and allowed computer-related costs to be considered as part of… Read more »

Dear Barb – What to read…

Dear Barb, My fiancé and I are graduating from university this year. We have been studying really hard and reading only textbooks for years. This summer we have decided to rent a cottage at the lake for the month of July. While there, we would like to catch up on our reading. Can you recommend… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Extreme Weather

On Sunday, Roy and I were outside trying to do some catch-up on the mowing and yard work that had stalled during a week of rain. It was Roy who first noticed the menacing funnel cloud forming to the south-east. We couldn’t quite believe our eyes. I now have a better understanding of the so-called… Read more »

Fiction Feature – The Familiar

“These things happen.” That’s what I overheard standing in line at Cup o’ Joes. Margaret and I used to walk here Sunday mornings before she got sick, and after she retired. I was still teaching one English class a week over at the college. Buying the downtown condo had been Margaret’s idea. We sold our… Read more »

Won’t Get Fooled Again

The manufacturer of luxury cars promises you a whisper quiet drive. The cigarette company commends, you’ve come a long way, baby. The plastic surgery clinic asserts that it’s all about me, myself and I. The beer maker offers purity and a glimpse of a happier life. A sixty-dollar scarf from the high-end clothing store will… Read more »

A Self-Admitted Outdoor Unenthusiast

I have no proof, but I’m fairly certain whenever a child is born in Vancouver that the parents are required to sign a legally binding contract, which obliges them to freely use guilt as a means of making their offspring go outside and enjoy the outdoors. “It’s such a beautiful day. Why aren’t you outside… Read more »

From My Perspective – Love, Second Time Around

Me, the soon-to-be-twice-divorced love cynic, writing a story about love! It no doubt seems strange, but love stories interest me. Not the sappy Hollywood type, but the very real ones that involve real people — particularly those close to you. You might be surprised to find that within your own family there are some of… Read more »

Cool Tools – Bitty Browser

Bitty Browser http://www.bitty.com/ If you’re a website creator, you know the trauma that can sometimes arise from arranging content, especially when there’s a lot of it. There are tables, and frames, and other tricks you can use to arrange things, but sometimes you want something a little different; perhaps you want to use an iframe,… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Foreign Students and Academic Culture

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 voice@ausu.org, attn: Debbie… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

Business, Sciences and General Education Program Application Deadline: June 1 For Canadian residents who are First Nation status or non-status, Métis or Inuit Enrolled in Canadian university, technical college or CEGEP in program of no less than two years in business, science, law, engineering, information technology, technical studies, education, social work and social sciences Based… Read more »

Searching for Internships

PEARSON PEACEKEEPING CENTRE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM PO Box 100, Clementsport, Nova Scotia B0S1E0 phone: (902) 638-8611 – fax: (902) 638-3315 Dates: all year Internship types: Economics, History, Humanities, International Relations, Library & Info Science, Political Science/Politics and Social Sciences Qualifications / skills needed: Interns must have a university degree (example BA/MA International Relations). Interns will be… Read more »

Conference Connections

4th World Conference on Breast Cancer June 8, 2005 – June 12, 2005 – Halifax, Nova Scotia http://www.worldbreastcancerconf.ca ScArt4: Science and Art 4th International Symposium June 9, 2005 – June 12, 2005 – New Brunswick, NJ, USA http://mechanical.rutgers.edu/scart4/ The 2005 Society for Arts In Healthcare Conference – No Borders: pARTners in HEALTHcare June 22, 2005… 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 »