Vol. 15 Iss. 47

Volume 15 Issue 47 - 12/14/2007

Editorial – Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I know you’ve probably already heard the latest news from Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, the acting U.S. Surgeon General. And I know that, being a wise old gent, you’ll ignore it. But I just had to write and let you know that this business about you setting a bad example by being… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AUSU Job Posting – Chief Returning Officer

AUSU Job Posting – Chief Returning Officer The Athabasca University Students’ Union (AUSU) represents AU students and their interests. The Union strives for a fair and accessible election process for members to the Students’ Council. To this end, AUSU is seeking a student to fulfill the role of Chief Returning Officer (CRO) for the 2008… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Have Yourself a SARK-like Christmas

Since I opened a blank Word document to write my weekly column I’ve trawled through my library looking for inspiration, put a roast in the oven, put a load of clothes into the washer, checked a dictionary to ensure correct usage of a particular word, putzed with a vanilla candle on my desk, and had… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Jimmy LaFave Interview

The Jimmy LaFave Interview Jimmy LaFave is a folksinger-songwriter who was born in Texas but spent his late teen and early adult years in Oklahoma. He has performed in Canada, the United States, and Europe, and has had a devoted following for the last two decades. For a review of his latest CD, Cimarron Manifesto,… Read more »

AU Profiles – Peter Tretter

Peter Tretter This week’s profile focuses on an AU student who hasn’t let his health problems get in the way of earning his degree. Peter Tretter, who is enroled in AU’s Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program, explains how he’s turned his health issues into a studying advantage. He also tells why distance education works… Read more »

The Voice Wants You – The Education Beat

Do the latest developments in education interest, intrigue, or even infuriate you? Do you follow the ups and downs of college and university life and the federal and provincial decisions that affect students? If this sounds like you, here’s a chance to make your opinions pay. The Voice is looking for a writer with a… Read more »

Holiday Happenings

There’s no shortage of stress in the mad dash to have everything ready in time for the holidays, so here’s a lighthearted look at some of the strange?and embarrassing?news items related to the season. A group from England’s Cheltenham and Gloucester sports and social club booked a holiday shopping trip to Lille, France, but the… Read more »

Click On This – Give It

It’s a time of year when many of us think about how to stuff stockings, pick presents, and get the gift that’ll make the receiver love you forever. If You’re stuck, or want something a little off the beaten track, why not some of the following? Crazy Cat Lady Action Figure Sadly only comes with… Read more »