Vol. 13 Iss. 31

Volume 13 Issue 31 - 08/12/2005

Photo Feature – Ulm Cathedral

Many Canadian tourists who have visited Germany may not be familiar with the town of Ulm. It happens to be the birthplace of Albert Einstein. Its most outstanding architectural feature is its legendary Gothic cathedral. Ulm Cathedral faces onto a large central square located in the heart of the town. The cathedral is an imposing… 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

Government Finds Taxation Affects Wealth The Government is strangely pleased to announce its findings that the National Child Benefit program, a program that gives extra tax benefits to low income families, is working to help these families avoid poverty. Apparently the people in the government weren’t exactly sure that giving people more money would help… Read more »

The Good Life – Wabi Sabi: Everything Old is New Again

When I first discovered Asian cooking ingredients like lemongrass and ginger, it was as though I were a child who had found a whole new spectrum of colours inside her paint box. Ingredients like galangal and tamarind, found in the bins and on the shelves of Asian grocery stores, are inexpensive, packed with exotic flavour,… Read more »

Dear Barb – Cats vs. Dogs

Dear Barb, my husband and I are considering adding a pet to our family, but we are not sure whether we should get a dog or cat. Our three-year-old son loves the neighbour’s dog and he thinks we should get one. While I was growing up we always had dogs, so I know they require… Read more »

Lost & Found – Some Facts About Light

There are thousands of qualities of light that need to be identified and categorized. This work is being carried out by physicists and poets around the world. From the nightlights plugged into the electrical outlets of our childhood bedrooms, to the candles that burn at our funerals, light provides primal solace in the face of… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Barbara Longhi

Barbara Longhi (1552-1638), an artist and painter, was born in Ravenna, Italy. She was the daughter of a famous painter, Luca Longhi. Barbara’s paintings were largely religious in nature as were her father’s. Barbara also assisted her father with his creation of Church altarpieces. Perhaps explaining why much of her artistic work resembled her father’s…. Read more »

Sounding Off – Tutor Vacations 2

This week’s Sounding Off column is a continuation of last week’s column in response to Peter Tretter’s guest editorial about tutor vacations. Thank you to everyone who shared their views on this issue! I agree with Ms. Neuman’s comments [see last week] that as students we need to be organized enough to not be in… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. FRINGE A-GO-GO Edmonton, Alberta – 18-28 August 2005 For information: 780 448 9000 fta@fringetheatreadventures.ca http://www.fringetheatreadventures.ca/index.php/fta BANFF SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL Banff, Alberta – On now until August 26 2005 For information: 403 762 6100 box_office@banffcentre.ca http://www.banffcentre.ca/ SASKATOON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL Saskatoon, Saskatchewan… Read more »

Searching for Internships + Volunteer Opportunities

INTERNSHIP Schools Without Borders – 3490 Aylmer Montreal, QC Canada internship types: Accounting, Social Work, Theater, Drama, Dance, Urban & Regional Planning Qualifications / skills needed: To be eligible to participate in a SWB seminar; – Applicants must be within the required age range (Kenya: 14-20 & Brazil: 15-20) at the time of the seminar,… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

Jimmie Condon Athletic Scholarships Funds for these awards are sponsored by Alberta Lottery Fund and administered by Alberta Scholarship Programs. The scholarship was established in honour of Jimmie Condon. Value: $1,800 Applicants must be Alberta residents and be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate, professional or graduate program at a university, college or technical institute in… Read more »

Conference Connections

WIPCE 2005 Nov 27-Dec 1, 2005 – Hamilton, New Zealand http://www.wipce2005.com/ Te Wananga o Aotearoa is dedicated to promoting inspirational ideas and practices from Indigenous communities that can be applied on an international scale. It is pleased to host this world renowned gathering of indigenous educators, researchers and students. The 2005 conference is an opportunity… Read more »

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