Vol. 18 Iss. 11

Volume 18 Issue 11 - 03/19/2010

SyncMyPix – AU Student Develops Android App

As a student in AU’s Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems (BScCIS), Neil Loknath knows a thing or two about studying computer science. Now, he’s sharing some of that knowledge with a fun open-source application he created: SyncMyPix. SyncMyPix downloads your friends? pictures from your favourite social networking site and synchronizes them to… Read more »

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 – If You Want to Write

With a few weeks of plus temperatures and disappearing snow some of us suspect spring is playing a shell game. Long-term Albertans know there is at least one more blizzard in our future. If it doesn’t happen in March we’ll probably get walloped in May. But here’s my modus operandi this time. Instead of waiting… Read more »

AU Profiles – Emily Hines

Student: Emily Hines ?I’m intrigued by the people drawn to Athabasca,? says AU student Emily Hines. She adds, ?It’s usually people who are willing to think outside the box.? Emily, now in her fourth year of the Bachelor of Arts in French program, is herself a good example of a creative learner. She took advantage… 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 »

AUSU Election Results, Upcoming AGM – April 6

Following the excitement of the recent AUSU election, council is now busy planning their Annual General Meeting, scheduled for April 6. The meeting takes place at 5:00 pm MST and, as always, all members are ?invited to attend and be heard.? You can call the office to book a line, and the AGM includes an… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Conservatives reject proposed MP3 tax bill – In Foreign News: More UK students graduating university under financial strain

At Home: Conservatives reject proposed MP3 tax bill Since 1997, Canadians have paid a small levy on blank media, such as DVDs and CDs, that can reproduce media. Now, Conservatives are opposing a bill that would extend the tax to MP3 players and computers. According to the CBC, NDP copyright critic Charlie Angus has introduced… Read more »