Vol. 13 Iss. 46

Volume 13 Issue 46 - 11/25/2005

Life in Germany: Part 4, An AU Student Abroad

The following depiction is a composite of persons, experiences, and reflections. The names have been withheld to protect the innocent. Der Deutschunterricht The German lesson begins at 08:50. I have already fortified myself with coffee. One student wanders in late, having spent much of the night among the collection of nightclubs, live sex shows, and… Read more »


THE THIRD ANNUAL VOICE MAGAZINE WRITING CONTEST! $1000 in scholarships to be awarded $500 each in the fiction and non-fiction categories Write for The Voice and win money for your education. The Voice is launching its third annual writing contest, with categories for both fiction and non-fiction. Non-Fiction: In 1500 words or less, write about… Read more »

Women You Should Know – In November…

Beginning this month, Women You Should Know will be running as a monthly full length column. Look for it the last issue of each month. November 1872 – Susan Brownell Anthony arrested for attempting to vote. Susan was one of the first women to become involved in the feminist movement. In 1849, she gave her… Read more »

Turning The Pages – My Name is Asher Lev

I had a request! Watch me do my dance of joy! I was asked to review Chaim Potok’s My Name is Asher Lev, a favourite novel of one AUSU member’s. I ran right out and got a copy:from the bookshelf in my home office. I own this book. I love it. An excuse to re-read… Read more »

The Good Life – The Reasons for Learning

About seven years ago, I signed up for a sign language course being offered through a local community college. The course instructor was a vibrant, extroverted type of person with a theatrical flair and the ability get everyone in the class involved in the experience. Learning took place by means of a variety of games… Read more »

Lost & Found – A Story of my Father

He is sitting back in his chair, and suddenly he looks impossibly frail. He seems as light as a paper kite, as though he might suddenly just rise up and float out the window. He is not the figure I remember from my childhood. He is not the man who slammed the back of my… 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 »

Dear Barb – Type II Diabetes

Dear Barb; I don’t know if you can answer my questions. My husband has just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He is working hard at trying to eat right and exercise to keep his diabetes under control. My problem is that I don’t know how to cook for him. Do you know where I… Read more »

Course Exam – Research Methods in Psychology (PSYC 304)

Another AU course is hot off the press, this time from the Centre for Psychology! Dr. Cheuk Ng, associate professor with the Centre for Psychology and the course author, has just finished revising PSYC 404, renumbered as PSYC 304 (Research Methods in Psychology). According to Dr. Ng, the new course “retains about 80 percent of… Read more »

A Brief and Random List of Some Things That Suck

Leaf blowers: Unless it is functioning as some sort of sex toy, I can think of no earthly reason why anybody should be using one of these horrendous contraptions. Is there anything stupider or more pathetic than the sight of a grown man walking up and down with some piece of military-looking machinery strapped onto… Read more »

Taking NotesTaking Notes: Eye on Education – Federal Grant Money For Education

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 »

International News Desk – What’s the Big Deal, eh?

An alleged CNN report entitled, “What’s the Big Deal, eh?” has enraged Canadians coast-to-coast in its flippant coverage of the softwood lumber dispute. The United States (US) owes Canada $5 billion in taxes that were illegally imposed (according to North American Free Trade Agreement rules), and it looks like Americans just couldn’t care less about… Read more »

Searching for Internships + Volunteer Opportunities

INTERNSHIP Marketing Analysts and Management Consultants Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver Term: Throughout the year Dates: as soon as possible. Language: English Experience Required: no Typically The Application Process Time Is 1 to 8 weeks Application Process Involves: Resume and written application Post Services Include: Alumni network and job and internship network We will provide the… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Value: $1,000 Application Deadline: May 13 Description: Must be currently enrolled in full-time studies at the undergraduate or graduate level at an accredited four-year college or university. Declared major in accounting or criminal justice, with interest in becoming Certified Fraud Examiners Submit maximum 500 word essay on specified topic. Transcripts and letters… Read more »

Conference Connections

BECK MEETS FREUD? COGNITIVE THERAPY IN DEPTH December 1 – 2 2005 – Toronto, Ont. http://leadingedgeseminars.org/pretzer1.htm Participants will develop an understanding of cognitive therapy’s approach to issues that are often seen as the domain of psychodynamic therapies, including the complexities of the therapeutic relationship, resistance to change, trauma, and other family of origin issues, and… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. EDMONTON OPERA PRESENTS: FILUMENA Edmonton , Alberta – Nov 26 – Dec 01, 2005 Filumena kicks off the 2005/06 season with the fascinating true story of Filumena Lassandro, the last woman to be hanged in Alberta. For event information: (780) 451-8000… Read more »

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