Vol. 15 Iss. 06

Volume 15 Issue 6 - 02/09/2007

Hockey Time at AU

Now that the All-Star Break is over, the real games begin. Speaking of the All-Star game, the West won by a miniscule point spread of 12-9. The East played strongly on the offensive, making good use of all the scoring opportunities given -? although they were few and far between. The West’s defence was on… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Money Matters

Do the names David Chilton, Suze Orman, David Bach or Charles Givens mean anything to you? Are you familiar with the term Latte Factor? Double Latte factor? Pay yourself first? Maximize your contribution? Do you know your credit score? Are you living today on tomorrow’s money? Do you know how much you need for retirement?… Read more »

Lost & Found – Promises

Well, naturally, when I said I would “keep my word,” I didn’t specifically mean that I would “keep it exactly to the letter.” What I meant was, all things being equal, etc., etc., I would try very hard to do what I said I would do. It’s just that things don’t always turn out just… Read more »

The Good Life – The Importance of Play

It has often been said that play is “the work of children.” It is how they interact with and learn about the world. Playing with building blocks and train sets, hula hoops and skipping ropes. Splashing in mud puddles, creating masterpieces in finger paint, and running through mid-summer sprinklers. We take it for granted that… 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 »

AU Profiles – Elizabeth Cousar

STUDENT: Elizabeth Cousar Elizabeth Cousar, a student in AU’s Bachelor of Professional Arts-Communications program since April 2004, is enthusiastic about how Athabasca University is helping her to accomplish her goals. In our interview, she chatted about why distance education works for her, how to manage school, family, volunteer work, and a full-time job, and the… Read more »

VOICE JOB POSTING – Assistant/Managing Editor

JOB POSTING – ASSISTANT EDITOR, THE VOICE MAGAZINE The Voice Magazine is seeking a new Assistant Editor to handle all of the day to day duties of publishing The Voice Magazine each week. We publish 49 issues per year each Friday. Hours are flexible, but you must be able to devote 25-30 hours per week… Read more »

Nature Notes – From the Backyard to the Biosphere. Habitat Remnants – Less than the Sum of their Parts

A buzzword in the environmental literature for the last decade and a half, fragmentation refers to one of the most significant problems affecting natural environments today. A process in which large, continuous areas of particular types of ecosystem (for example, forests) are carved up into small remnant patches, fragmentation results in remaining natural areas that… 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 »