Vol. 13 Iss. 07

Volume 13 Issue 7 - 02/18/2005

Buying Your Money – My Experience of Zimbabwe

PART 1: Two years ago I found myself on a plane to a country I had not, until then, given much though to. What I knew about Zimbabwe was that it is somewhere in Southern Africa and it used to be quite prosperous, but then something went wrong. What I also knew, after some minor… Read more »

Editorial Pages

Wearing my Breakfast Pardon me while I scrape a little egg off my face. I promised you all that the Voice was being held pending the release of some budgetary information from AU that would let you all know how the tuition increases and new Alberta subsidy would be affecting you in 2005/06. I do… Read more »

AUSU This Month

Special General Meeting of AUSU All AUSU members are invited to attend a Special General Meeting of AUSU on February 28, 2005 at 7:00 PM MST. AUSU members include all currently registered AU undergrads, plus undergrads who have been registered in a course ending in the last six months (extended end dates count). The purpose… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

More Spaces for Alberta Students The Alberta Government, along with its tuition subsidy program for Albertans, has also announced that it will be increasing the number of spaces available (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200502/175816D47D9FC-85A9-43B2-A5DAB0E55AD1AE1F.html) for post-secondary education by 60,000, or almost half the total amount available now. 15,000 of those spaces are expected to be added in the next… Read more »

The Good Life – The Joy of Sports

The gender of their three children had very little effect on my parents’ approach to raising us. As far as they were concerned, we were three different and diverse personalities, each with an individual temperament and approach to the world. My older sister, for instance, was the family dreamer and artist. Her greatest joy in… Read more »

Lost & Found – Bad News & Bitter Herbs

Society, as we have constituted it, will have no place for me, has none to offer; but Nature, whose sweet rains fall on unjust and just alike, will have clefts in the rocks where I may hide, and secret valleys in whose silence I may weep undisturbed. She will hang the night with stars so… Read more »

Dear Barb – New Year’s Kiss

Dear Barb; My husband and I went to a New Year’s Eve party at a friend’s house. There were four other couples at this party and we are all good friends. One of the couples is having marital problems. During the party the husband of this couple kissed me and it was not just a… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Stop Worrying and Start Living

Spend any time at all with almost anyone and you’ll quickly discover that most of us worry. There are the biggies like cancer and job loss. There are the not-so-biggies like hail damage and sewer backups. There are the down-right itty-bitty ones like “will he call me” and “does my purse match my shoes?” To… Read more »

Course Exam: AU Courses up Close – Organizational Behaviour (ORGB 364)

The world of organizational behaviour is expanding once again at AU – this time with the newly revised foundation course, Organizational Behaviour (ORGB 364) which incorporates several exciting changes, including online delivery, and material that was rewritten to include new evaluation methods. Why was the revision needed? Course author Claude Dupuis, Academic Coordinator for AU’s… Read more »

Voice Writing Contest, 2004 – Winners’ List

The 2004 Voice Writing Contest drew more than twice the number of entries than last year’s contest, making it a smashing success. Once again, the number of high quality entries was inspiring and made the job of the judges very difficult. Judging deadlines had to be pushed back twice to allow for ample review of… Read more »

Voice Fiction – I Am Nothing

I AM NOTHING I am nothing but a merry King, who sits high upon the mushroom thing, and laughs as people suffer still, and prays that I will never fill, and weeps for my own sanity, and sings for all eternity. I am nothing but a silly mouse, who sits down below the monkey house,… Read more »

Love Me Like That

Don’t stand and wonder about the motivation of me (Why try to make this puzzle fit?). Sigmund Freud has tried (has he not?). And now look at all the trouble this one solitary man has wrought upon the earth! Ten billion of his disciples keep themselves up at nights (did you know this?). They are… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Teaching Space at a Premium

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 djabbour@ausu.org TEACHING SPACE… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Anna Wagner Keichline

Anna Wagner Keichline 1889-1943 Anna Wagner Keichline was born in Bellefonte Pennsylvania and in 1920 became Pennsylvania’s first registered woman architect. Keichline’s architectural talent surfaced at a young age, when she won first prize at the County Fair for an oak table she designed while in high school. She encountered much difficulty as she went… Read more »

Searching for Internships

Zink – Magazine INTERN – Job Location: New York, NY, United States Job Description: Zink magazine is looking for interns in many facets of the industry. Fashion, advertising, editorial, and event interns to assist the with phones, appointments, and other magazine related tasks. Zink is a very busy place and we need people who are… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

UNIVERSITY WRITING SCHOLARSHIP (UWS) Amount: n/s Deadline: January 31, 2005 Administrator: Elder & Leemaur Publishers Notes: The UWS Program will provide Canadian university students with the opportunity to have their literature works published, while at the same time entering them into scholarships that will help mitigate their university costs. There are a number of scholarships… Read more »

Conference Connections

ROMANCE SLAM JAM 2005 March 10 – 13 2005 Dallas, Texas USA Contact: Cindi Louis – 972.623.2537; Emma Rodgers – 800.272.5027 – P.O. box 530326, Grand Prarie, TX, 75053 romanceslamjam2005@yahoo.com – http://www.romanceslamjam.com/ The four-day conference unites readers and writers of Black romance for an exciting fun-filled extended weekend of literary activities, entertainment, and awards presentations…. Read more »

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