Vol. 17 Iss. 23

Volume 17 Issue 23 - 06/12/2009

AU Options – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

According to the university’s About AU page, Athabasca University currently serves over 37,000 students and offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs. This wide range of programs presents AU students with a great number of choices in a variety of fields. Just one of these options is a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Athabasca… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Annual AGM Held; Media Committee Started

Annual AGM Held As you probably already know from the AGM Report put out by the Voice, AUSU held its annual general meeting on March 23, 2009. In that meeting a number of important revisions to the definitions of AUSU membership occurred, to make sure that the Councillors you elect are able to represent you… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Step by Step

On February 28 I began, in earnest, a walking program. You may think I suddenly became aware of the benefits, health and otherwise, and dove right in. You would be wrong. Like many sedentary people I was intellectually aware of all the good reasons to walk and still did nothing. I knew that other than… Read more »

Dear Barb – Wife Should Follow Moral Compass

Dear Barb: I am in my early thirties and have been happily married for five years. At least I thought our marriage was happy until my husband approached me about joining a swingers club. I was totally shocked! I had no indication he was thinking this way. My immediate reaction was no, but he is… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Spookey Ruben, Mechanical Royalty

CD: Spookey Ruben, Mechanical Royalty Label: Hi-Hat Recordings/Sonic Unyon Release date: 2009 Written and produced by Spookey Ruben He Revived WHAT?! ?Drawing circles in the sand with open-minded hands The magic castle in your eye touches the sky New companions mark the triumph on Magnetic Hill Another chapter in our lives passes us by …. Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Spookey Ruben

Spookey Ruben is a recording artist, composer, and filmmaker, a singular talent infamous for having written songs in the style of progressive rock, among other ?70s genres. (See the Voice piece in this issue on his new CD, Mechanical Royalty.) While touring in Saskatchewan, Spookey took some time to chat with Wanda Waterman St. Louis…. Read more »

Did You Know? – AU Collaborations

As AU students know, distance learners are a vibrant community of people working and studying together. And the teamwork doesn’t end there. AU “collaborates with hundreds of institutions and organizations in Alberta, across Canada, and around the world to make university education more accessible and flexible for students everywhere.” From collaborative programs to transfer credit… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – The Tube

On June 12, television stations in the US made the switch from analog to digital. In spite of a long-running advertising campaign, It’s estimated that some 2.8 million homes are totally unprepared for the switch. Here’s a look at some of the other milestones in the history of TV. The First 75 Years This site… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Calgary Zoo closes stingray exhibit – In Foreign News: US Senate Tightens Regulations on Tobacco Companies

At Home: Calgary Zoo closes stingray exhibit After the deaths of 44 stingrays since last year, the Calgary Zoo is closing the beleaguered exhibit that features the animals. As the CBC reports, only 12 cownose stingrays remain at the exhibit. Zoo officials told reporters that the exhibit was never meant to be permanent, and that… Read more »