Vol. 14 Iss. 37

Volume 14 Issue 37 - 10/06/2006

Life in Germany: Part 9

In our flat in Berlin, Angeles is trying on various blouses, sweaters, and jackets. With each combination, she asks me, “Do I look pregnant in this?” “Danger! Danger!” I tell myself. This is one of those questions that has no right answer. A little white lie would be pointless, as Angeles is eight months pregnant…. Read more »

Lost & Found – Feathers

My buddy tells a story about the day he saw the towers falling to the ground, the day he knew he would never have kids of his own. Here is how I picture it. He’s in between jobs on the rigs and staying with his sister in her Edmonton apartment. It’s early in the morning,… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Tutor of the Year

AUSU Tutor of the Year AUSU has launched the first annual Tutor of the Year Award. AUSU members may select up to three of their favourite tutors and we’ll tally the votes and honour the top tutor with a certificate, gift, and recognition on this website over the coming year. Now is your chance to… Read more »

The Good Life – We Are All Artists

As part of attaining a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia, my husband is enrolled in a course to learn how to teach secondary students to develop their written composition skills. Reasonably enough, the instructor’s basic premise is that teachers of composition must genuinely enjoy writing themselves, if they are to… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Stop Dead

I live just a few miles away from the intersection of Secondary Highways 855 and 637. The intersection is a four-way stop marked by oversized stop signs, flashing red lights and rumble strips. From two directions, if you’re a gambling person you could probably blow the stop sign and live to talk about it. For… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – AFI – Decemberunderground

Label: Interscope Records Tracks: 12 Rating: 6 I haven’t listened to an AFI album since The Art of Drowning, released in 2000. Having missed their 2003 release, Sing the Sorrow, I was unaware that the band had evolved somewhat and created not one, but several variations of their original sound. While I could stretch myself… Read more »

Dear Barb – Balance in the Job Interview

Dear Barb: I just graduated from AU, and I am looking forward to beginning my career. I have been offered a management position at a large company, and I want to start out on the right foot. Throughout my life, people have told me that at times I am too gregarious at social events. I… Read more »

Course Exam – Research and Writing Projects in Literature (ENGL 492)

Calling all English majors! Athabasca University’s Centre for Language and Literature has recently launched a new senior-level English course featuring advanced English literature research. The course, titled Research and Writing Projects in Literature (ENGL 492), provides students with the opportunity to “work on an individual research project in literature,” states course author and professor Dr…. 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 – Amish School Shooting

Today, the U.S. has suffered its third shooting in one week, with a particularly horrific incident in a one-room Amish school in Pennsylvania. A man who called himself “Roy” walked into the school earlier today and told all the male students to leave the schoolroom. He then tied-up the girls and opened fire. The death… 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 »

Conference Connections

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE October 10 – 13, 2006 – Scottsdale, AZ, USA http://www.jcpartners.net The goal of this innovative conference is to enhance the leadership skills of non-profit executives and their staff while inspiring and re-invigorating their minds by providing an atmosphere where they can speak openly to their peers. Leaders will be able to discuss… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. CALAWAY PARK Calgary, AB September – October 2006 The park contains everything from roller coasters to the Log Ride and bumper cars, as well as daily live entertainment, Western-themed mini-golf and a whole host of rides designed specifically for younger kids…. Read more »

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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