Vol. 15 Iss. 16

Volume 15 Issue 16 - 05/04/2007

Editorial – And They’re Off

In our speed-obsessed society, there’s no end of gadgets to help people hurry things up. It started (in the memories of most garden variety Homo sapiens sapiens) with the vacuum cleaner, the dishwasher, and the electric can opener. Inventors moved ahead at warp speed, and now we can send images of things that are going… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Changes to Executive Council

Changes to Council Executive The AUSU “cabinet” does the shuffle AUSU councillors are elected for two-year terms and, traditionally, the three executives also serve for two years. In early 2005, however, council began to discuss the possibility of holding a mid-term executive election for the following reasons: ? Executive positions are very demanding and require… Read more »

From Where I Sit – More Than One Secret

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or have just awakened from a coma, It’s a safe bet you’ve heard about The Secret. Or read the bestseller. Or watched the DVD. Or all of the above. Having some of the contributors on the Oprah show to plug the book ensured its bestselling future. Critics have… Read more »

A Musical Interlude – Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man

Mandy Gardner, the Voice’s melodious music reviewer, is away this week. She’ll have more great reviews for you soon, so in the meantime relax and enjoy this short musical interlude. Release Date: November 2006 Label: Lions Gate Running Time: 103 minutes Rating: 8 Strictly speaking, this film featuring interviews with Leonard Cohen isn’t a music… Read more »

Course Introduction – CMNS 201 Introduction to Mass Media

Are you interested in Communication Studies and Mass Media? Athabasca University’s Communications Studies program has expanded to include a new communications course, Introduction to Mass Media (CMNS 201), to its list of ever-growing course offerings. According to course professor Dr. Evelyn Ellerman, CMNS 201 is the ?first of two introductory courses for our proposed Bachelor… Read more »

Click On This – Bits ‘n’ Pieces

The universe is a varied and wonderous place. It takes all kinds to build it and fill it. In honour of that, here are a few ways to build and fill your universe, and peeks into how others fill theirs. Gumwrapper Chain http://www.gumwrapper.com/ At 50,905 feet, it’s the gum wrapper to beat! Avant Garde Project… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – Graduation Deadline Fast Approaching

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. To AU Students The deadline to apply to graduate is May 12, 2007. The application to graduate can be found here http://www.athabascau.ca/registrar/forms/pdf/grad-application.pdf along with a lot of other helpful information about Convocation. As… Read more »