Vol. 14 Iss. 22

Volume 14 Issue 22 - 06/16/2006

Dear Barb – Night Terrors

Dear Barb: My eight-year-old niece has been having nightmares. She wakes up screaming. I’m wondering if something is bothering her. When I try to talk to her, she won’t open up. I think my sister should seek professional help, but she says it’s just a phase her daughter is going through. My sister says this… Read more »

AUSU This Month

Health Plan for AUSU Members – Announced Finally, AUSU members can save on health and dental benefits in Canada! Your council has struck a deal with Student Benefits Administrators, an affiliate of Ingle International and Imagine Financial Ltd., to provide great rates to AUSU members on their commercial insurance products. The program offers a range… Read more »

Lost & Found – Heard It All Before

He’s a blue-collar working stiff. An ordinary, run-of-the-mill kind of guy. He works the graveyard shift at the plastics plant off Highway 5. He carries tuna fish sandwiches in a metal lunch box. He watches Hockey Night in Canada and news at eleven. He hums along to Shania Twain singing on the radio in his… Read more »

The Good Life – On Doing Nothing

There are few things that go more thoroughly against the grain of our society than doing nothing. Perhaps it is a holdover from the Puritan work ethic upon which our busy producer/consumer society is based upon. Whatever the roots of this phenomenon are, they are deeply embedded in our consciousness. From the time our children… Read more »

From Where I Sit – It’s All in the Patterns

After you’ve been around for more than a couple of decades, and I have, you begin to notice patterns, repetitions, and cycles. You discover that you can set your calendar to the occurrence of certain events. You could place bets and win. You begin to feel clairvoyant. In truth, you’re not. You’ve just been paying… Read more »

Course Exam – Special Projects in Sociology III (SOCI 427)

Looking to expand your knowledge of sociology? Athabasca University’s new course, Special Projects in Sociology (SOCI 427), enables sociology students not only to seek out new research in certain areas of their discipline, but also become carefully trained in the art of writing excellent research reports. A 3-credit course in the Social Sciences, Special Projects… Read more »

Shadows and Souls

Let’s say that on a Tuesday morning a child in Manitoba will be reported as missing, as abducted. By Wednesday afternoon, we will be discussing it across the backyard fences and around the office water coolers. By the time the workday is over, we will forbid our children to ride their bikes to the corner… Read more »

DEATHRACE: AU Students Run to Help Abused Women – Eagle Shelter

S.L.A.P. Update Eagle Women’s Emergency Shelter Residential services and 24 hour crisis line: Eagle Women’s Emergency Shelter is a small but comfortable short term emergency facility whose purpose is to provide a safe, supportive environment for women and their children who are victims of family violence or who because of crisis situations find themselves in… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

EL PUBLISHERS UNIVERSITY WRITING SCHOLARSHIP – UNDERGRADUATE Award Amount: $10,000.00 Award Deadline: Saturday, July 01, 2006 Citizenship: Canadian; American Notes: Up to $10,000 is available. Students must submit an essay no longer than 500 words on one of the topics listed at http://www.elpublishers.com/content/uwsotherscholarships.php to be eligible for the scholarship. Please visit the Web site to… Read more »

Voice Event Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. SEINENDAN THEATRE COMPANY OF JAPAN March 10 to August 11 – 8:00 PM – Victoria, BC Metro Studio – Ticket Prices – All seats $18 (250) 383-2663 – info@intrepidtheatre.com http://www.intrepidtheatre.com Intrepid Theatre presents the Seinendan Theatre Company of Japan in two… Read more »

Conference Connections

THE EIGHTH ANNUAL BRITISH GRADUATE SHAKESPEARE CONFERENCE Begins June 15, 2006, Ends June 17, 2006 Stratford-upon-Avon, England – http://www.shakespeare.bham.ac.uk/britgrad2006 The Eighth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference is a postgraduate forum run by students, for students, in which delegates from all over the world can present their research on Shakespeare and early modern drama in a… Read more »

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