Vol. 14 Iss. 44

Volume 14 Issue 44 - 11/24/2006

TRAVEL SPECIAL – Amsterdam at Long Last

After spending nearly three years in Great Britain, I realise that I have definitely not been travelling around Europe as much as I should. I’ve done the London scene a few times, driven down to Cornwall and spent some time at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, but, when it comes to getting off the island, I’ve… Read more »

Sun Signs – Sagittarius

Sagittarius November 23 to December 21 The Glyph (written symbol) for Sagittarius is the archer’s arrow pointing upward away from earthly troubles, signifying the Sagittarians eternal optimism and high ideals. Sagittarius is the ninth house of the zodiac and is ruled by Jupiter. Given their positive, fire sign, Sagittarians tend to have luck on their… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – The Killers: Sam’s Town

Label: Island Records Release: September 2006 Tracks: 12 Rating: 9 I seem to have been lost in a time warp these past couple of months, because I could have sworn that Sam’s Town was released much earlier in the year and that I, in fact, had already reviewed it! In this case, I am happy… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Shoulder Saga III

In addition to the pre-admission clinic I attended before my shoulder surgery, I also met with the co-investigator of a shoulder study being done at the Grey Nuns Hospital. This woman, a physical therapist, is a researcher in the “Early Mobilization Following Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair” study. I am potentially a candidate for the study,… Read more »

Lost & Found – A Tsunami of Self-Pity

So, let’s see. In the last little while, thanks to surrealistically violent wind and rainstorms, the basement in our family home has flooded twice. The floods have incapacitated the furnace and resulted in seemingly endless hours of work continuing into the wee hours of the morning in ankle-deep water with sponges, buckets, and a faulty… Read more »

Dear Barb – Sister and Law; Budding Jealousy

TO THE READERS: We regret to inform you that The Dear Barb column will be on hiatus for an indefinate period as Barb is on leave, but we look forward to resuming publication of this column in the future. If you have a question that you would like answered in this column, feel free to… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AU Students Applaud Affordability Framework

AU Students Applaud Affordability Framework New policy addresses many concerns, but barriers still exist Athabasca University Students’ Union – Friday’s press release on the Affordability Framework for Post-Secondary education included a number of surprises and addressed many of the concerns expressed in AUSU’s 2005 submission to the A Learning Alberta Steering Committee’s post-secondary review. Requests… Read more »

Course Exam – Introduction to Comparative Politics (POLI 342)

With the completion of Introduction to Comparative Politics (POLI 342), AU’s political science undergraduate major is now and accepting new students! This course is a “staple in any political science degree,” commented course professor Jay Smith in a recent online interview, since POLI 342 enables students to learn and “compare how other societies are governed.”… Read more »

Good Luck Hazel!

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Dear Voice, I would just like to wish Hazel Anaka all the best with her shoulder surgery. I have enjoyed following her journey thus far with her articles. Hazel – I wish you… Read more »