Vol. 14 Iss. 28

Volume 14 Issue 28 - 07/28/2006

From Where I Sit – Beg, Borrow or Steal

For the past several years, I’ve gotten the full colour brochure announcing the current “Womens Words” summer writing program line-up. I looked over the offerings; I looked at the calendar; I looked at the tuition fees; and then I put the dream of attending back on my ‘someday’ list. This spring, I even called to… Read more »

Lost & Found – Whispers of Revolution

We are the pumpkin eaters and flashlight swallowers. We are the mandolin players and the knife throwers. We are the bakers of cherry pies and the writers of madrigals dedicated to Denny’s waitresses. We are the Imperial poets of the overlooked and uninvited. If there were any real justice in the world, we would surely… Read more »

The Good Life – Not Perfect

I remember when I was in grade twelve, one of my mother’s friends telling me that one of the keys to having a long and happy life was to learn to lower one’s expectations. I remember this woman as someone positive and vibrant, and with a perpetual mischievous twinkle in her eye. My recall may… Read more »

Dear Barb – Feeling guilty about pursuing a degree

Dear Barb: I am a mature woman who has recently begun working on my Bachelor of Arts degree at Athabasca University (AU). I have spent my life taking care of my family. I always wanted to return to school, but felt my first obligation was to my family. Even though I have taken the first… 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 »

Music To Eat Lunch To – Uncontrollable Fatulence

Producer: Fat Wreck Chords Released: 2002 Tracks: 18 Rating: 8 Welcome to “Music to Eat Lunch to,” a chance for me to share a healthy music obsession with a wider audience than the one assembled in my living room! Hopefully I can spark flames of interest in your hearts for the rich and meaningful tracks… Read more »

The Flip Side of Puritan

There are certain things that I once enjoyed, but could now happily go through the rest of my life without ever having to experience again. This steadily lengthening list includes dill pickle flavoured potato chips, watching Friday the 13th films while ripped on acid, karaoke fuelled by peppermint-schnapps, listening to Foghat’s Slow Ride while making… Read more »

Women You Should Know –

July 1, 1904, Mary Steichen Calderone was born. She was a doctor who received international recognition as a pioneer in the field of human sexuality. She was cofounder and President of the Sex Information and Education Council of the United States from 1954 until 1982. As well, from 1953 to 1964, she was the Medical… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

WHAT IS THE BILL 7 AWARD? Administered by Supporting Our Youth and governed by a board of Trustees, the Bill 7 Award was established in 1988 to provide financial support to lesbian and gay students in post-secondary education in Ontario. To qualify for the Bill 7 Award, applicants must: – identify as part of the… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. CLASSICAL CALGARY – A WALKING TOUR On now to September 17, 2006 2:00 PM -Calgary, AB Glenbow Museum – Ticket Prices Included with Museum Admission Adults $12 – Senior $9 – Youth/Student $8 Children (Under 6) Free – Family $37.50 info@glenbow.org… Read more »

Conference Connections

MEDIA CHANGE AND SOCIAL THEORY Begins September 6, 2006 United Kingdom – http://www.cresc.ac.uk This conference brings together media scholars and social theorists to try to push forward media theory. We need to enrich the intellectual resources we draw upon to understand the media. Speakers include: Nick Coulbry (London School of Economics) Daniel Hallin (University of… Read more »

RE: From Where I Sit, A New Look At Work

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: From Where I Sit, A New Look At Work July 21, 2006 v14 i27 Hazel Anaka’s article brought back another memory. Banks were open from 10 – 3 and closed weekends and… Read more »

RE: Lost & Found, So Tired

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: Lost & Found, So Tired July 21, 2006 v14 i27 WOW! What an awesome, thought provoking article! Many have said, in different ways, what Bill has stated, but he has it right… Read more »


Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. Victoria Composite High School (Edmonton) – Graduating Class of 1976 30 Year Reunion to be held October 14, 2006 See the website for details: http://vic76reunion.cometsplayground.com/ Or contact:Vic76Reunion@hotmail.com