Vol. 15 Iss. 24

Volume 15 Issue 24 - 06/29/2007

Photo Feature – Nothing About Paris

The rumour is true–after a couple of months living in France I can confirm with confidence that its capital is amazing. But now and then, somewhere between philosophy-inspired classes and smoke-filled cafes, the curiosity to see what lies beyond the city’s three-ring highway rises in me. Then I just have to trick my boyfriend into… Read more »

Convocation 2007 – More Photos!

On June 7, 8, and 9, the Athabasca University campus was filled with the sights and sounds of Convocation 2007, and these photos offer a glimpse into this year’s celebrations.

Convocation 2007 – Address by Graduate, Part 3 of 3

During each of the three days of convocation, one graduate addressed their fellow students and convocation guests, sharing their thoughts about graduation and the journey that brought them there. On Saturday, June 9, the graduate address was given by Philip Ferguson, of Waterdown, Ontario, who received his Master of Business Administration degree. The Voice thanks… Read more »

Convocation 2007 – Graduate Interviews, Part 3 of 3

This is the conclusion of a three-part Voice series featuring interviews with some of AU’s 2007 graduates. For many graduates, convocation weekend was the first time they had seen the beautiful grounds and buildings of the AU campus, and they attended the ceremonies from places near and far, including Surrey, British Columbia, and Nairobi, Kenya…. Read more »

Convocation 2007! – Conclusion

This is the conclusion of a special three-part Voice report on Athabasca University’s 2007 Convocation, which took place June 7, 8, and 9. The Voice offers its warmest congratulations to all this year’s graduates! As hard as it was to believe, the final day of convocation 2007 had arrived, and it was time to award… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Coalition for Student Loan Fairness; AUSU Frappr – Show Us Where You Are!

Coalition for Student Loan Fairness AUSU is currently investigating the Coalition for Student Loan Fairness (CSLF) to determine if participation with this group would be advantageous to our members. The group, a grassroots movement of student loan borrowers from across Canada, supports fairness in the loans repayment process. The CSLF notes that Canadian students are… Read more »

Lost & Found – Are We Alone?

From a base in the desert, glowing with industrial light, scientists shoot a probe into outer space with tokens of greeting from the human race. There are pages of sheet music, some recordings of Mozart and Louis Armstrong, some classic black-and-white films. There are photographs of the Taj Mahal and ancient pagan stones on a… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – Summer Concert Lineup

It’s that time of the year when most of us look forward to getting outside, browning our pale winter skin, and seeing some shows–and I for one am very happy to be back in Alberta for this special season after years of absence! There are some great concerts coming up in our region in the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Sticks and Stones

A recent Edmonton Journal Sunday Telescope featured a compilation of insults spotted on the Internet and submitted by a reader. According to the intro, ?a carefully crafted, clever insult is becoming a forgotten art.? When I think about the not-so-recent public peeing match between Rosie O?Donnell and Donald Trump I’d have to say I agree…. Read more »

Course Introduction – MKTG 420 ? Advertising and Promotion

Recently opened in May, Advertising and Promotion (MKTG 420) ?emphasizes integrated marketing communication,? said course professor Chris Thorne, adding that the course focuses on the communication type ?seen in direct marketing, promotions, and advertising.? For instance, Thorne explained, a product for sale at the store is a result of integrated marketing. For this product to… Read more »

Sun Signs – Cancer: June 22 – July 23

Cancer June 22 – July 23 Cancer, the crab, is the fourth sign of the zodiac. Its element is water and it is a cardinal sign, which means it is a leader along with Aries, Libra, and Capricorn. Cancer is the sign of fertility. Cancerians have a need to nurture; it is part of who… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Vancouver makes a commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions – In Foreign News: More UN peacekeepers are coming from China than ever before

At Home: Vancouver makes a commitment to cutting greenhouse gas emissions First British Columbia and now the city of Vancouver have decided to take the lead on curbing greenhouse gas emissions since Kyoto resolutions have failed to take place throughout Canada. The aim is for the city to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050… Read more »

Click On This – How To Do

In a big, wide world such as we’ve got for ourselves, you’d think we would never run out of things to do. Yet, sometimes, we are still bitten by the boredom bug, and need to find some way to fill our time. Turn An Etch-A-Sketch Into A Picture Frame http://photojojo.com/content/diy/etch-a-sketch-picture-frame/ Not only that, but they’ll… Read more »