Vol. 16 Iss. 17

Volume 16 Issue 17 - 04/25/2008

Editorial – Giving Credit Where It’s Due

As the global credit crunch steamrolls along, the average observer might be forgiven for thinking that, somewhere along the line, ideas about borrowing and lending have gotten strangely turned around?especially when it comes to U.K.-based bank Egg. In February, the Internet bank sent letters to more than 160,000 of their customers informing them their Egg… Read more »

From Where I Sit – To Watch or Not

I know many successful people who have taken the ?no media? vow. For their mental health and well-being they have voluntarily decided to stop reading newspapers and watching the news. The proliferation of bad news played and replayed and described in graphic detail has a damaging effect on mood, feelings of security, and comfort levels…. Read more »

Milk-Crate Bandit – No Such Thing as a Bad Movie

Chances are pretty good you’ve never seen any of these films, but not because they’re terrible; I mean, they are terrible, but That’s not why you haven’t seen them. In fact plenty of wretchedly unwatchable movies are awesome if you give them a chance, but because certain subjects are still considered too dark for mainline… Read more »

AU Profiles – Heather Fraser

STUDENT: Heather Fraser The Athabasca University Students’ Union has just elected its new council! The next series of profiles will highlight the new and returning councillors of the AUSU Student Council. Small-town living is full of opportunities, but universities are harder to come by away from major centres. This week we meet a student who… Read more »

Careers – Occupational Therapist

Consider a Career as an Occupational Therapist What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapy (OT) is an allied health profession that helps individuals achieve their maximum independence with the problems that interfere with their ability to participate in meaningful activities. OT can also reduce or avert a problem and its effects. The Canadian Association of Occupational… Read more »

Did You Know? – Study Skills

If You’re looking for great tips on how to handle some of the study problems that students encounter, check out AU’s Study Skills page. You’ll find practical solutions on a variety of topics, including time management, getting the most out of textbooks, and even advice on effective ways to highlight texts. Other topics include mastering… Read more »

Around AU – AU Has the Answers

An Athabasca University publication, The Book of Answers, has garnered another prize, this one a silver award from the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA). The UCEA represents institutions offering continuing education, including ?public and private accredited colleges and universities, and nonprofit organizations with a significant commitment to continuing higher education.? AU’s The Book of Answers… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Albertans to Receive Free Health Care – In Foreign News: Scientists and leading economic experts warn that measures to curb global warming are harming the economy

At Home: Albertans to Receive Free Health Care It was announced in Alberta’s budget this week that funds have been allocated to cover the personal portion of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP). Currently, Albertans pay $44 per person per month to stay insured under the plan. Until now, anyone reaching the age of… Read more »

Click On This – Wordistry

Out of our mouths and pens and keyboards, words flow daily. Without them, life would be almost impossible. We are so incredibly dependant on them. We need them in ways not entirely unlike how we need air and sleep and food. Yet we don’t always appreciate them as much as we might. One Sentence How… Read more »