Vol. 14 Iss. 40

Volume 14 Issue 40 - 10/27/2006

Sun Signs – Scorpio

Libra October 23 to November 21 The Glyph is the written symbol for Scorpio. The three lines represent the three levels of consciousness. The first representing the lower mind – the scorpion, the second representing the higher mind – the eagle and the third – the phoenix. Therefore Scorpio actually has three symbols for their… Read more »

Hockey Time at AU

We’re closing in on our first month of the season, and it’s shaping up to be a great one! The teams all over the board have surprised us, and shaken their opponents. It’s a whole new game, ladies and gents, and we’re just getting started. So I pose this question to you: is it the… Read more »

The Good Life – The Disappearing Pleasures

When I think about the many charming and valuable things that have begun to disappear, or have disappeared altogether, during the course of my relatively short life to this point, it gives me pause. Long-playing record albums, the art of writing letters by hand, hand sewn clothing, music made by actual, living musicians, beef Wellington,… Read more »

Dear Barb – Yoga

Dear Barb: I look forward to reading your column every week. I am in my early forties and have recently developed high blood pressure. My doctor has recommended Yoga classes. I really don’t know a lot about Yoga. Are there different types of Yoga? If so what would be the best type for me to… 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 »

Working in a Workout

Forget couch potatoes. The life of the typical university student is just as inactive. Readings, assignments, and essays take up so much of your time that exercising barely seems an option. And if you work an office job during the day and come home to studying at night, you have no choice but to spend… Read more »

Course Exam – Advanced Speaking and Listening Skills (ENGL 149)

With Athabasca University’s newly launched Advanced Speaking and Listening Skills (ENGL 149), ESL students have the potential to achieve near-perfect English speech by polishing their skills through the course’s integrated speaking and listening components. Course author Peggy Kayne is truly excited about the new course and, based on her vast experience as a linguist, expects… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

JEANS FOR GENES DAY SCHOLARSHIP Administrator: Canadian Gene Cure Foundation Award Amount: $2,000.00 Award Deadline: Friday, October 20, 2006 Notes: Students fundraise money for Jeans for Genes Day to benefit the Canadian Gene Cure Foundation and Canadian genetic research. Those who raise $1000 or more, are eligible to win a $2000 scholarship. Phone: 604-224-1010 Ext… Read more »

United Nations Youth Assembly in Edmonton, 2007

Edmonton is becoming a human rights city, and has approval to host the United Nations Youth Assembly at the end of July-early August 2007. Student input is welcome and would be much appreciated. This will be the first time the Youth Assembly will be held outside of New York so this is a very special… 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 »

Eagle Women’s Art Raffle

The following artworks are being raffled for the Eagle Women’s Emergency Shelter. AU student Kim Anderson and her team competed in this year’s Candian Deathrace to raise funds for the shelter, and this artwork was donated for their cause. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Only 3000 tickets are being sold. Draw date… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. THE APEIRON SOCIETY FOR THE PRACTICE OF PHILOSOPHY This is the Society’s 20th year of philosophical seminars and discussion. All who are interested in the practice of philosophy in everyday life are welcome. This year’s theme is: “Freedom and Identity” Program… Read more »

Conference Connections

THE SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SEXUAL HEALTH October 19 – 21, 2006 – Chicago, IL, USA http://www.sash.net This conference is a comprehensive look at the subject of sex addiction and sexual health. Experts will be presenting the latest in the field of identifying and treating sex addiction among therapists’ client populations. Over the three… Read more »

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