Vol. 14 Iss. 24

Volume 14 Issue 24 - 06/30/2006

Address from the Graduate – Jennifer Rae Hardy-Parr

Each year, the Registrar’s office selects, for each day of convocation, an accomplished graduate to present an address to the graduates. On day three of graduation, the honour went to Jennifer Rae Hardy-Parr who graduated with a Bachelor of Management degree. For those who could not attend, Jennifer has kindly allowed the Voice to print… Read more »

Dear Barb – What can I do with an English degree?

Dear Barb: I have just finished my English degree at Athabasca University. I’m wondering what career options I have with an English degree. It seems a lot of English graduates go into teaching, but I’m not sure that’s what I want to do. I am willing to further my education if necessary. Can you suggest… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Congratulations Grads; News Release: ALA Report

Congratulations to all Graduates in 2006! AUSU wishes to congratulate all students who graduated from AU in 2006. New grads should watch their mailboxes for a special keepsake card and bookmark, produced by AUSU to congratulate you on your extraordinary achievement. It’s our little way of thanking you for showing us all what is possible…. Read more »

Lost & Found – Love and Empire

When I was an explorer, you were like a hidden continent spread out before me. I traversed your lowlands, studied your fables, and pitched my canvas tent beside your hidden rivers. I breathed deep into my lungs the spices of your ancient trade routes and drew maps describing all of your wonders in elaborate pen… Read more »

The Good Life – Living With Toxins

As reported on November 15 of last year by Environment News Service (http://www.ens-newswire.com/), a 2005 study conducted by Environmental Defence found 60 different toxic chemicals in the bloodstreams of average people living in various places across Canada. The chemicals they found include “stain repellents, flame retardants, mercury and lead, DDT, and PCBs.” The executive director… Read more »

DEATHRACE: AU Students Run to Help Abused Women

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 »

From Where I Sit – Thanks Oilers

Over the last several weeks, gallons of ink have been spilled writing about the Stanley Cup playoffs in general and the Oilers’ Cinderella story in particular. That’s not counting tattoo ink for the truly obsessed fan. How to adequately describe what’s gone without resorting to cliché? I’m most grateful for what this run for the… Read more »

Promises, Promises

I’m scrambling to keep a promise of sorts, a promise I made to myself that I’d forgotten had to begin today. So, left with so little time, I haul out the tools of a trade in promises and set to work. I wonder about promises sometimes, about the little words we set so much store… Read more »

Women You Should Know

June 2, 1890 – Hedda Hopper, actress and columnist, was born as Elda Furry. She began her career as a chorus girl on Broadway where she met and married stage matinee idol, DeWolf Hopper. Hedda Hopper starred in over 120 films, but is best remembered as a gossip columnist in Hollywood. June 26, 1890 –… Read more »

International Newsdesk – Summer Solstice in Wiltshire

Their destination not chained off for a few days, Druids flocked by the thousand to Stonehenge and Avebury this week (June 21) to celebrate the Summer Solstice at dawn. Believed to be the sites of an ancient sun-worshipping culture by some, both Stonehenge — a world renown archaeological site — and Avebury — the perhaps… 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 Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. GALT MUSEUM GRAND OPENING On now to July 07, 2006 – 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Lethbridge, AB – Galt Museum & Archives Free admission – 403-320-GALT info@galtmuseum.com http://www.galtmuseum.com Two days of celebration to celebrate the launching of the newly expanded… Read more »

Conference Connections

THE 5TH ANNUAL HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL SCIENCES May 31 – June 3, 2006 – Honolulu, Hawaii, USA http://www.hicsocial.org The main goal of the 2006 Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various social sciences related fields from all over the world to come together… Read more »

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