Vol. 13 Iss. 38

Volume 13 Issue 38 - 09/30/2005

Turing the Pages:

I went to the library this week, with a mind to try something new. These forays into new territory are always fraught with anticipation and sometimes disappointment. My reaction to this week’s selection was, shall we say, mixed. Phyllis A. Whitney is a renowned author well-loved by many. She has been the President of the… Read more »

The Good Life – The Lifelong Journey

“In the new information society, where the only constant is change, we can no longer expect to get an education and be done with it. There is no one education, no one skill that lasts a lifetime now. Like it or not, the information society has turned us all into lifelong learners.” This quote is… Read more »

AUSU This Month

“A Learning Alberta” Recently, the Alberta Government announced a comprehensive review of the Alberta post-secondary education system. Many discussion documents were placed online, and all stakeholders were invited to respond and make suggestions on our how post-secondary system can be improved. The students of the four universities of Alberta have responded through a document drafted… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Gladys (McKelvie) Egber

Gladys (McKelvie) Egbert (1897-1968) was born December 31, 1897 in Rapid City, Manitoba. She began studying piano as a young girl and has been described as the world’s best music teacher. In 1909, she was the youngest student awarded a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London, England. As well, she was the… Read more »

Dear Barb – Leaving Home

Dear Barb: This is my first year of university and I’m finding it difficult to adjust. I just left home and moved into residence with two roommates that are complete strangers. I really miss my family and friends back home. I feel like such a loser. No one else seems to feel the way I… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Wealth AND Health

On a recent trip to the US, Roy overheard the following priceless line on the CB radio, “Farming is hazardous to your wealth.” Anyone having grown up on a farm or, worse yet, trying to earn a living at it, will acknowledge the unvarnished truth in that statement. Yet we couldn’t help but grin at… Read more »


He has only been gone for two days but already I call him Katimerik. His journey holds the promise of new places, new friends and countless surprises. For me, the first one came before we had even put him on the plane. My son’s nickname comes from Canada’s Katimavik program and he is one of… Read more »

Course Exam – Accessing Information (INFS 200)

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your research skills? How about your Internet-based research techniques? Do you have difficulty discerning which websites contain reputable information? When it comes to writing essays, your background research can certainly influence your essay grades. AU students now have the opportunity to polish their electronic-based… Read more »

Student Moms

Few students, no matter how bright, would claim that post-secondary studies are easy. I’ve come across a number of individuals, and not merely an insignificant minority, who struggle with one or two classes per semester simply because finding motivation to do homework can be difficult. Even if you’re managing five or six classes per semester,… Read more »

Click On This – Bod

Bod The human body is an endlessly fascinating place, doing things that seem magical, inexplicable. Equally as fascinating, perhaps moreso in some ways, as what the body can do, is what we can do to the body. Piercings, tattoos, adornments of all kinds, we use our bodies like a painter uses canvas. Nail Art http://www.nailsmag.com/nailArt/… Read more »


AUSU is seeking temporary part-time office help, and we’d like to hire a student if possible. Our new part-time Office Assistant will help AUSU senior staff with the following tasks: “¢ data entry “¢ preparing packages for mailing “¢ monitoring discussion forums traffic “¢ and other basic office tasks as needed The successful applicant will… Read more »

Searching for Internships + Volunteer Opportunities

INTERNSHIP Professional Internships in Vancouver and Toronto Canada Term: Throughout the year Length of Position: 12-24 weeks Experience Required: no Participants Travel to Canada Independently Typically Participants Work Independently Typically The Application Process Time Is 6 weeks The InterNeX internship exchange is a program managed by WAYNE communications that arranges tailored internship placements for international… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. BODY, SOUL & SPIRIT EXPO 23-25 September 2005 – Calgary, Alberta http://www.bodysoulspiritexpo.com/ Cost C$10; weekend pass C$25 Fri 3pm-10pm; Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-6pm If you are seeking options to improve your life, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, expand your consciousness, or improve… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

The Next Great Prime Minister Over $100,000 in prizes for Canadian Students. DO YOU HAVE A VISION FOR CANADA’S FUTURE? “The Next Great Prime Minister” is looking for Canada’s future leaders and has been launched to engage young Canadians in the political process. If you are between the ages of 18 and 29, send us… Read more »

Conference Connections

DEVELOPING SUCCESS FOR YOUTH October 19 – 21, 2005 Springfield, MO, USA http://www.drury.edu/dsy The thematic conference strands will address the development of the whole child through educational reforms; policy development; collaborative cultures; multi-dimensional educational practices; strategical, visionary planning; innovative curricula and learning experiences; and the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and soul. TEACHING KIDS NOT… Read more »

Cold Hard Winter – A Response

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. RE: A COLD HARD WINTER by Jamie Czerwinski While I applaud the sentiments voiced in this article, I cannot entirely support the author. Having recently renovated an old home that did NOT have… Read more »


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