Vol. 17 Iss. 42

Volume 17 Issue 42 - 11/06/2009

AU Profiles – Alyssa Fann-Chiang

Student: Alyssa Fann-Chiang AU’s students are spread across the globe, but its international student community isn’t limited to Canadian and American expats. In this week’s profile, we find out why Alyssa Fann-Chiang, a native Taiwanese and Bachelor of Political Economy student, chose to study with Athabasca University. She also explains how her multicultural experiences have… Read more »

On the Hill – In Theory

The idea of a non-partisan civil service is sort of like watching a Little League game. In theory It’s about skills like fair play and teamwork, but what most people really want is for their team to win. And the chasm between theory and reality got a little wider this week with the announcement of… 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 »

The Mindful Bard – Garage á Trois

CD: Garage á Trois, Power Patriot Label: The Royal Potato Family Release date: October 27, 2009 Jazz/Experimental/Instrumental I’m a Genius, You’re a Genius?Why don’t We Just Cut Loose? ?Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a… Read more »

From Where I Sit – From Bad to Better

After a long absence from canvas and paints I found my way back to my studio. A stew of good intentions, a promise made, and a conversation got me going again. Good intention: I have too much money invested, not only in the thousand square foot free-standing building itself but the contents as well, to… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Alex Kajumulo, Part I

Alex Kajumulo is a Seattle-based recording artist and producer at Babukaju Records. His song ?Maza Africa? was a finalist in the 2007 International Songwriting Competition. His songs and live performances are vibrant and joyful celebrations of love and justice. Kajumulo freely mixes musical genres in his songs and actively seeks collaborations with musicians all over… Read more »

AU Options – IDRL 308 – Occupational Health and Safety

IDRL 308 ? Occupational Health and Safety is a three-credit course offered by AU’s Centre for Work and Community Studies. This course ?examines issues of life and death on the job within their political and economic context.? Dr. Bob Barnetson explains that ?the risk of workplace injury is typically thought to be minimal, unavoidable and… Read more »

Did You Know? – Athabasca River Basin Research Institute

The average AU student may never see the university campus until It’s time to graduate. And some may never make the journey to Athabasca, Alberta, at all. But a new initiative can help students explore one of the main features of their university’s hometown. The Athabasca River Basin Research Institute (ARBRI) is ?an innovative interdisciplinary… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – The Deep

The celestial sphere has been getting a lot of attention lately, what with the upcoming Atlantis launch and NASA bombing the moon. This week, though, we take a look in the other direction: deep, very deep, beneath the sea. Scientific knowledge may have ended belief in sea monsters but that doesn’t mean the watery depths… Read more »

AUSU Update – AUSU Public Council Meeting

Curious about the latest news from AUSU council? Want to get the scoop on upcoming plans and programs? If You’re a current AUSU member, It’s as easy as picking up your phone. The next AUSU Public Council Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. MST. Public council meetings take place… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: CBC facing lawsuit over Taser coverage – In Foreign News: Many American youth not fit for military

At Home: CBC facing lawsuit over Taser coverage When Robert Dziekanski was Tasered by RCMP offers at Vancouver International Airport, the incident was widely covered throughout the media. Now, one of the RCMP officers involved is suing the CBC for libel. Constable Kwesi Millington was one of four officers who confronted Dziekanski at the airport…. Read more »