Vol. 17 Iss. 31

Volume 17 Issue 31 - 08/14/2009

Eras in Education – Heloise and Abelard

An exchanged glance, a hand brushing a hand, a slip of paper exchanged deftly and discreetly . . . Up until a decade or so ago the paper note was state-of-the-art technology for expressing secret longings and desires. Imagine if a teacher in today’s text-messaging world intercepted one such note, and found it to contain… 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 »

Dear Barb – Sister Must Speak Up to Protect Children

Dear Barb: My sister is divorced with two small daughters age four and six. She has recently began dating a man who I learned through friends had sexually abused the daughter of his previous girlfriend. I am afraid he may do this to my nieces. When I see him with the girls he seems attentive… Read more »

AU Options – Bachelor of Arts with a Double Major

For students looking to pursue two major areas of interest, as well as to keep their choices beyond graduation wide open, completing a bachelor of arts with a double major may be a perfect solution. Serita Smith, a student advisor and the coordinator of advising services for Athabasca University in Calgary, explains that ?a student… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Gurf Morlix

Gurf Morlix is an Austin-based musician, songwriter, and producer. He’s worked with Lucinda Williams, Jim Lauderdale, Jimmy LaFave, Sam Baker, and BettySoo, among many other notables, and has put out a number of solo albums including the recently released Last Exit to Happyland (soon to be recommended in The Mindful Bard). Gurf recently took the… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU Starter Kit

If You’re a new AU student (or are thinking of becoming one), a great resource to get things on the right track is the AU Starter Kit. The kit includes links to information on how to enrol in undergraduate courses, ways to access financial aid, and how to apply for graduate courses. Studying at an… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Funny Face

Whether we’re mugging for the camera or tattooing stars on our foreheads, our faces are perhaps the most important way we present ourselves to the world. From strange expressions to unusual implants, here’s a look at some interesting faces. Dive Into It These world-class athletes at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Rome have more… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: School bus driver wins battle to keep data Canadian – In Foreign News: Economic downturn hurts wage parity

At Home: School bus driver wins battle to keep data Canadian When it comes to employee background checks, the aim is usually to protect an employer and its customers. But a Saskatoon bus driver has scored a victory when it comes to protecting the privacy of Canadian workers. Stephanie Sydiaha, a driver for First Student… Read more »