Vol. 15 Iss. 03

Volume 15 Issue 3 - 01/19/2007

The Good Life – For the Love of Winter

For many people, the months after Christmas are a real emotional letdown. After the anticipation and excitement of the holiday season — with its socializing, music, food, time off from work and school, gift giving and sense of heightened spirituality — winter months that follow can seem some of the longest and dreariest of the… 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 »

From Where I Sit – Shoulder Saga IV

The time that has elapsed since my shoulder surgery in early November has given me some perspective. Make no mistake, there’s still considerable pain with the physiotherapy exercises I need to do daily. I do not yet have full range of motion or strength back in that arm. Nor will I for several more months…. Read more »

Lost & Found – Resolutions

1. To pan fry more trout on that secret beach. 2. To sit on a gravestone and eat honey right from the hive. 3. To take up the accordion. 4. To swallow a diamond and let it pass right through me. 5. To spend one whole day looking at the world through yellow cellophane. 6…. Read more »

International Newsdesk – Layton/Stroumboulopoulos on the environment

NDP leader Jack Layton has recently appeared on CBC’s The Hour to talk about his environmental policies with ex MuchMusic VJ George Stroumboulopoulos. Layton and his party went into the recent federal election as the only main contender with a focus on sustainable environmental ideologies, but the NDP have been battling a minority Conservative government… Read more »

We Love to Hear From You!

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 Microsoft Office 2007 will be officially released by Microsoft January 31, 2007, and has been available for download from Microsoft for a while. While AU staff will eventually be using… Read more »