Vol. 17 Iss. 33

Volume 17 Issue 33 - 08/28/2009

PLAR – Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Life Meets Learning As kids, it always seemed easy to answer that intriguing question: What do you want to be when you grow up? Eyes shining we reached for the stars, never doubting our career choice of fireman, ballerina, or superhero. As adults, though, the path to finding (and following) our dreams can prove a… Read more »

Words – John Fox, Part II

A certified poetry therapist, John Fox is a poet and author of Finding What You Didn’t Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity through Poem-Making and Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making. John conducts ongoing poetry groups in the San Francisco Bay Area and is an international leader in the movement of poetry therapy as… 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 – Baby Face

In the waning hours of August 19 our first grandchild, a boy, was born at an Edmonton hospital. After a day-long effort by our daughter-in-law Carrie, Grady Scott entered the world. A healthy seven pounds, seven ounces and 21 and a half inches long. All the clich├ęs spring to mind: miracle of life, bundle of… Read more »

AU Options – Creative Non-Fiction

AU’s newest English class is ENGL 384: Writing Creative Non-fiction. The AU calendar explains that this course ?is a senior-level course that offers students the opportunity to write creative non-fiction and receive feedback on their writing.? Creative non-fiction is ?also called literary non-fiction or literary journalism,? and is a type of writing that applies ?the… Read more »

Eras in Education – American Samoa

Colonial Education and the Introduction of ?The Word? Imagine yourself living on a beach. When you were young your parents and elders taught you to swim and fish. Then one day some missionaries arrived. They made you sit indoors at a desk and told you that they had turned your oral language into a written… Read more »

Around AU – Exam Request Deadlines Changed

September brings changes for all students heading back to school?and this year, there’s an important change that AU students need to know about. Effective September 1, the exam request policy will change, and that means new deadlines for arranging exams. Requests for invigilated exams inside Canada and the US must now be made 20 calendar… Read more »

Did You Know? – Science Labs

Most AU students are familiar with the university’s excellent library services, but unless You’re a Science student you may not be aware of another great resource That’s available: the science labs. AU ?provides facilities in which to complete all compulsory labs in-person in Athabasca,? and some lab sessions can be organized so students can complete… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Ageing workforce will boost economy; In Foreign News: Japanese city issued warning over dolphin slaughter

At Home: Ageing workforce will boost economy With nearly 370,000 Canadian jobs lost since last October, some analysts are calling for a slow economic recovery. Others, however, are predicting a surplus of jobs in the next decade?mostly due to the ageing population. In fact, some industries are already feeling the lack of a skilled workforce… Read more »