Vol. 14 Iss. 35

Volume 14 Issue 35 - 09/22/2006

A Look Back at World War II

Having relatives in Europe, I’ve always been a bit closer to European history and World War II (WWII) than most North American youngsters. I grew up hearing stories about communism, deportation to Siberia, and fighting in WWII. At about age 12, I visited Auschwitz and heard horrifying stories from my grandparents. My grandpa, a modest… Read more »

The Good Life – The Voice of the Inner Critic

Silencing our inner critic. It is one of the biggest challenges most of us face as we go through life. We all know the harsh, abrasive voice of this critic. The critic is the one who tells us that this latest obstacle is insurmountable, that we are not good enough to overcome this latest challenge,… Read more »

Lost & Found – Another Neighbourhood Altogether

In my Father’s house there are many mansions. ~ John 14:2 In my Great Mother’s, there are Gothic cathedrals and shotgun shacks. There are inner city slums and cottages where retired professors putter around in gardens filled with marigold and antique roses. There are shooting galleries and libraries, observatories and slaughterhouses. There are abandoned factories… Read more »

Dear Barb – Helping kids deal with father’s death

Dear Barb: I am a mother of two young children aged six and eight. Recently, my husband was tragically killed in an automobile accident. We were a happy close family, and I now am just overwhelmed with grief. My children are having an extremely hard time dealing with this tragedy and I really don’t know… Read more »

From Where I Sit – ‘Til Death do Us Part

As the 2006 summer wedding season draws to a close, I can’t help but look back fondly at the weddings I’ve officiated since my appointment as a marriage commissioner. My own thirty-three year old marriage (did I mention I was a child bride?) obviously colours my perspective. I wonder which of these marriages will take,… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AGM 2006

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 2006 The 2006 AUSU Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on September 28, 2006 at 6:00 pm, MST. All AUSU members are invited to attend in-person at our Edmonton office or via free teleconference from almost anywhere in the world. At regular council meetings, only council may vote, but at… Read more »

Those Snakes, That Plane

Usually, it’s documentaries. The Nile perch, marching penguins, or that weirdly fascinating guy communing with grizzlies “? take your pick. On any given weekend, my hubby and I can be found combing the shelves at Blockbuster, looking for something educational and thought provoking. When it’s not that, we’re hunched over our communal study area, foreheads… Read more »


Have you every struggled to explain why AU’s “first year” courses have 200 numbers and both “second” and “third year” courses have 300 numbers? If so, this will hopefully change in two years. By September 1, 2008, “first year” courses will be designated as 1000 level courses, “second year” as 2000, “third year” as 3000,… Read more »

International Newsdesk – Spinach Scare

I thought, when I went vegetarian, I would avoid all those particularly nasty bacteria that cause food poisoning. No raw or questionable meat, no germs, no diarrhoea, no food sickness, right? Apparently not. A batch of spinach, imported from the United States, is the alleged culprit in an E. coli infestation. The infestation has spread… Read more »

Conference Connections

PGIB WOMEN PRESENT: THE SECRETS TO DISCOVERING YOUR PROSPERITY FACTOR Monday, August 14, 2006 – 12:00pm – 1:30pm – Manor Café, Edmonton, AB $16 for PGIBW members; $32 for non-members (includes lunch) To register, call 1-866-725-2143 Ext. 2 or e-mail pgibwomen@pgib.ca http://www.pgibw.ca; http://www.womenspages.ca Guest Speaker: Kelley Keehn of http://www.kelleykeehn.com This presentation will include strategies to… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

CRA OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE AWARD PROGRAM Value: $1,000 (2) Application Deadline: October 15 Description: Undergraduate students attending university or college in Canada or the United States. Majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or an equivalent program. Shows outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. Academic record and community service will be considered. Nomination by… Read more »

We Love to Hear From You

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter.


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