Vol. 18 Iss. 10

Volume 18 Issue 10 - 03/12/2010

AUSU Update – AUSU Election!

AUSU Election! It’s here! The Election for your 2010-2012 Council. AUSU is looking for interested individuals who believe they can speak for the students of AU. To be eligible, you need to have completed at least one course, and be currently enrolled in a course. Self-nominations will be accepted until February 15th. Voting starts on… Read more »

From Where I Sit – The Butterfly Plan

If you want to be simultaneously touched and horrified, read Lisa Genova’s Still Alice. It is a first novel by Genova, who holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard. It takes the unique position of writing from the perspective of a 50-year-old woman with early onset Alzheimer’s. Dr. Alice Howland is a psychology professor at… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Miller-Kelton, Goodbye Cindy

CD: Miller-Kelton, Goodbye Cindy Label: East Tompkins Music, 2009 Soundtrack to an Examined Life, with Tracks that Bear Up Under Repeated Playings on Endless Road Trips ?She was the girl who ruined Sunday She laughed too much but never smiled I see her out there talking sentence structure I don’t understand!? Reilley Forman, from ?The… Read more »

AU Options – GERM 306 – German for Reading Knowledge

GERM 306 is a senior, three-credit course offered by AU’s Centre for Language and Literature (CLL). It ?teaches reading strategies for understanding a German text,? and allows students to ?learn the fundamentals of German grammar . . . and how to decipher the meaning of a text.? GERM 306 has no prerequisites. ?While courses in… Read more »

Did You Know? – Convocation Checklist

Planning to graduate this June? There are some important dates to keep in mind, and AU has an online convocation checklist to help you get ready for the big event! Convocation will take place from June 10 ? 12 this year, and ?for Convocation in June, Applications for Graduation must be submitted by April 1st,… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: BC may brand itself as healthcare destination – In Foreign News: Germany places strict controls on storing personal data

At Home: BC may brand itself as healthcare destination British Columbia has plenty of wonders to attract tourists, including skiing, wine tours, and whale watching. And if the province’s health minister has his way, BC could be known for a new tourist draw: health care. As the CBC reports, BC Health Minister Kevin Falcon plans… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Eire

Ireland. Eire. Erin. Hibernia. Whatever you call it, everyone becomes a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, celebrating the history and culture of Ireland. This week, we take a look at some of the most well-loved traditions from the Emerald Isle. History of St. Patrick’s Day According to this History Channel video, the patron… Read more »