Vol. 15 Iss. 44

Volume 15 Issue 44 - 11/23/2007

Editorial – The Right Time and Place

The rules, as they say, are made to be broken. But It’s also worth remembering that there’s an intelligent, effective way to do so, and then there’s the way that a girls? judo coach tried to go about it. Understandably, 11-year-old Hagar Outbih was upset when Judo Manitoba officials prevented her from competing in a… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Francine Prose – Reading Like a Writer

Book: Francine Prose – Reading Like a Writer Publication date: 2006 Publisher: HarperCollins, New York, NY Wait! I should have said to the class. Come back! I’ve made a mistake. Forget observation, consciousness, clear-sightedness. Forget about life. Read Chekhov, read the stories straight through. Admit that you understand nothing of life, nothing of what you… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Play This Game

George Boelcke is a financial expert and author of It’s Your Money! He does radio spots, writes about money online, and speaks across North America to people in the financial services business. Recently I attended his credit and debt seminar. One of the best parts of the evening was hearing about George’s December game. Each… Read more »

Course Introduction – ENGL 189 ? English for Business

Athabasca University’s Centre for Language and Literature recently launched a new course to complement their ESL program: English for Business (ENGL 189). This course, which is a major revision of the former ENGL 187, is destined to give students insight into the language styles and writing common to the commerce world. Although ENGL 189 might… Read more »

My Brain Hurts

The phrase ?my brain hurts? originated with the Monty Python comedy team and featured a fictional Mr. Gumby looking for a brain specialist. Those of you not familiar with the sketch are obviously not over 50. But for me, although a confirmed Python fan from the days of watching them on television in the 60s… Read more »

Education News – No payoff for cramming: York professor proves It’s better to study over a period of time

TORONTO (CUP) — A study at York University suggests that cramming right before an exam may not the best way to learn and retain information. The study, entitled ?Spacing Effects in Learning: A Temporal Ridgeline of Optimal Retention,? was concluded by psychology professor Nicholas Cepeda in Oct. 2007. The study surveyed 1,350 individuals and showed… Read more »

From the Gallery

The November 19 session was a busy one for AUSU councillors. One major item was to set the date for the 2008 AUSU elections. Voting must be held within two years of the previous elections, and the 2008 elections will be held over four days, from Sunday, March 9 through Wednesday, March 12 (a call… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Investigation continues into the Frank Paul case – In Foreign News: Breakthrough research into phantom limb pain

At Home: Investigation continues into the Frank Paul case After nine years of lobbying by Aboriginals and concerned Vancouver action groups, the inquiry into Frank Paul’s death has finally been opened. The homeless aboriginal man was found dead in an alley in Vancouver after being taken from the drunk tank and deposited in the alley… Read more »

Click On This – Bizzart

Oh what a strange little web we weave, when first we practice . . . art with carrots, sculpture with cardboard, ephemera art, and making our very own photo books. That’s one of the nicest things about the Internet, is how much it lets you play. Bent Objects Bent, but not just in oddness. A… Read more »