Vol. 16 Iss. 19

Volume 16 Issue 19 - 05/09/2008

Editorial – Speak Easy

Most days, It’s with a great sense of disquiet that I watch the Facebook generation expose the intimate details of their lives to the world. I’m also prone to feelings of despair as I lurch through the abysmal syntax of online newspapers? comment sections. But May 3 brought a certain grudging affection for this flood… Read more »

From Where I Sit – The Open Road

Dear reader, I have a confession to make. I’ve been keeping something from you. I was hoping to have a good news, happy ending, victory-over-defeat story to share this week. Alas, it was not to be. Last year Roy bought a Honda Gold Wing motorcycle, thereby living out a dream. He took the Alberta Safety… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Inland Empire

DVD: INLAND EMPIRE Release date: 2007 Written and directed by David Lynch. Starring Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, and Justin Theroux. “. . . as a rule the images of the unconscious are not produced by consciousness, but have a reality and spontaneity of their own. Nevertheless, we regard them as mere marginal phenomena.” Carl Jung… Read more »

Careers – Registered Nurse

Consider a Career as a Registered Nurse What is nursing? The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) describes nursing as the profession of educating and treating patients. Registered nurses (RNs) inform the public about various medical conditions. Furthermore, registered nurses provide guidance, advice, and support to patients and their families. RNs monitor patients? symptoms, administer treatment and… Read more »

AU Profiles – Emily Dukeshire

STUDENT: Emily Dukeshire 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. This week’s profile focuses on new AUSU Student Councillor Emily Dukeshire. Emily, a Human Services major in Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Professional Arts program… Read more »

Did You Know? – Program Plans

Are you getting close to completing your degree and want to make sure you’ve covered all the requirements? Thinking of switching majors but not sure which courses will carry over? Or a new AU student trying to decide which program to enrol in? You can check out the requirements for all AU programs with the… Read more »

Education News – Senate bill relaxes student bankruptcy conditions

OTTAWA (CUP) ? Student advocates are applauding Liberal Senator Yoine Goldstein for introducing a bill that will make it easier for student-loan borrowers to declare bankruptcy. Others, however, are questioning why going to school should force students into bankruptcy in the first place. The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations… Read more »

Around AU – Convocation 2008

It’s almost here! On June 12, 13, and 14 the AU campus will be buzzing with the excitement of Convocation 2008. The AU website has all the info you’ll need to get ready for the big day, including travel information, schedules, a convocation checklist, and more. You can also find out about the 2008 recipients… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Low-income Canadians continue to struggle with basic needs – In Foreign News: Zimbabwean opposition facing major obstacles to fair elections

At Home: Low-income Canadians continue to struggle with basic needs According to Statistics Canada, the percentage of Canadians living in poverty has gone down over the last several years. Data from the 1995 census shows that 19.7 per cent of Canadians were considered to be low income. Data from the 2000 census shows that this… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Ship Ahoy

Yachts, catamarans, sloops, and cruisers: these names and others have been given to the vessels that sail the world’s rivers and oceans. Get out the Dramamine and full speed ahead. Navigating by the Stars This site preserves some of the fascinating story of the early sailors of Micronesia, who could navigate the open ocean without… Read more »