Vol. 15 Iss. 04

Volume 15 Issue 4 - 01/26/2007

Lost & Found – A Place of Ice

When we were very young, we would stay well away from that lake. We would avoid it like the plague. We would stay away, because it was the place where Old Man Thibeault would drown kittens in a wool sack. Because it was the place where fish with human faces swam in the shadows and… Read more »

The Good Life – Enough of the Horror

And so it begins. I’m talking about the news coverage of the Robert William Picton case. As you are almost certainly aware, Picton is the man accused and currently being tried for the murder of six women who had disappeared from Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside. It is an immensely long and complex trial, and because… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Shoulder Saga V

The aftermath of my November surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and related problems continues. While I have every reason to believe that all this will have been worth it when I’m totally recovered, it is not for the faint of heart. I undertook the surgery and subsequent physiotherapy because I believed I would… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AUSU Handbook/Planner

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 – Project in E-Commerce (ECOM 420)

With the opening of Athabasca University’s new E-Commerce course, Project in E-Commerce (ECOM 420), AU business students will be able to experience the world of e-commerce in a previously unknown, “hands-on” way! This course enables students to delve into the e-commerce through self-directed research and experience the world of e-commerce in a way yet unknown… Read more »

Click On This – World Wide Weird

Bert Christensen’s Weird & Different Recipes http://bertc.com/recipes.htm It’s Friday night and you’re looking for that special treat to tempt family, friends, or dinner guests. How about serving up some Jellied Moose Nose, Rootworm Beetle Dip, or even a Spam Shake? If this sounds appetising, seek the recipes for these culinary delights (and oh so much… 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 »