Vol. 13 Iss. 26

Volume 13 Issue 26 - 07/06/2005

Convocation Report, 2005 – Part 2

The Voice Magazine’s coverage of Convocation 2005 continues with reports from the grounds and more photos. Keep watching next week as our coverage continues… This year’s AU convocation experience went something like this: Wednesday, June 8, 7:00 P.M. – The university grounds are a sea of relative calm. Most of the staff have already left… Read more »

The Good Life – Age & Beauty

When the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon set sail in the eighteenth century to voyage across South America in search of the fabled fountain of youth, he was continuing one of humanity’s most ancient quests. Since prehistoric times, witches and sorcerers employed talismans and minerals and rendered potions from roots, herbs and flowers in the… Read more »

Dear Barb – Red Hat Society

Dear Barb: I look forward to reading your columns. Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about a group called the “Red Hat Society.” I’ve seen pictures in the local newspaper of women who are all wearing red hats. These women appear to be having a lot of fun. I think it is some sort of… 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 »

Women You Should Know – Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887)

Dorothea Lynde Dix was born April 4, 1802 in Hampden, Maine. Dorothea was a social reformer, teacher and author of children’s books. At the age of fifteen, she began a school for girls, as they were not permitted to attend public schools. While working as a substitute teacher at the Massachusetts jail in 1841, Miss… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Head Case

Checking dictionaries and medical books for the meaning of the word skull yields all sorts of interesting facts. My dictionary defines it as “a bone framework enclosing the brain of a vertebrate” (Soanes & Stevenson, 2004). From my medical books, I learned that the cranium is the domed back, top and sides of the skull… Read more »

The Birth of a New Cultural Event

Every once in awhile amidst the daily jumble of boring and depressing news stories, there is an article that restores your faith in humanity, a feel good piece that leaves you with a smile on your face and a bounce in your step. Latest case in point, I learned through the radio news this morning… Read more »

The G8 Agenda – Is It Relevent?

In anticipation of the G8 (Group of Eight) summit in Edinburgh next month, U.K. (United Kingdom) Chancellor of the Exchequer (Finance Minister) Gordon Brown has revealed his grand plan to eliminate African third world debt. He wants to essentially strike all debts from the record, giving struggling nations a chance to build a strong and… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Scientific Resource Lost

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 »

Searching for Internships

The Hansard Scholars Programme London, England http://www.hansardsociety.org.uk/programmes/study_programme Autumn: Sep – Dec Internships in the British political system with placements with an MP in the House of Commons, a Peer in the House of Lords, a parliamentary clerk, or other political organisations that could involve work with think tanks, human rights groups, campaign groups, lobbyists, law… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) Student RSVP Awards Value: $500, CMA membership, Strategy Magazine profile and subscription Application Deadline: Varies Must be attending any Canadian college or university in business, marketing, commerce, advertising or design. Must not be currently employed in a marketing-related position. Must submit marketing or creative campaign based on selected case study. Applicant… Read more »

Conference Connections

The 2005 Society for Arts In Healthcare Conference – No Borders: pARTners in HEALTHcare June 22, 2005 – June 25, 2005 – Edmonton, Alberta http://www.thesah.org/annual 2005 Hawaii International Conference on Sciences June 18, 2005 – June 20, 2005 – Honollulu http://www.hicsciences.org Cultures of eBay August 24, 2005 – August 25, 2005 – Colchester, England http://www.essex.ac.uk/chimera/culturesofebay.html… Read more »

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