Vol. 18 Iss. 12

Volume 18 Issue 12 - 03/26/2010

On Kijiji – Puppy Love

Alright, I admit it: I love Kijiji. I might even be a bit addicted. Because when I’m in the market for something, it doesn’t matter what it is, I usually start my hunting by searching it on Kijiji. And from cloth diapers to summer sublets, I’ve found it (yes, you guessed it!) on Kijiji. And… Read more »

Pages – Money Assassins

Spend less than you earn. Avoid debt. Stop buying toys just to keep up with your friends. Common sense, right? Stuff we already know, right? But if it really is common sense, why are so many people struggling with record amounts of personal debt?and increasing that debt by spending to fit in? Those are some… 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 »

Gregor’s Bed – Nunun, Th.e n.d

?Great feelings take with them their own universe.? Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus On what we called our ?Aleatoric SoirĂ©es? my best friend Lorrie and I used to sit around of an evening on the floor of her damp basement apartment in the building where we both lived and ping bottles and play penny… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Getting Some Sleep

My friend deserves a Purple Heart, medal of commendation, park statue, and official holiday in her name. Without (too much) complaint or concern for her own well-being she has stayed married to a husband who snores. Snoring of epic proportions; legendary snoring. Snoring our boys still talk about from a long-ago hockey tournament road trip… Read more »

AU Profiles – DeAnne Csada

Student: DeAnne Csada Although distance learning is flexible enough to suit any lifestyle, That’s not sufficient for success. As recent Bachelor of Administration (Health Studies) graduate DeAnne Csada discovered, flexibility on the student’s part is also required. Here, the mother of four discusses how studying led her to change her parenting style. She also gives… Read more »

AU Options – Bachelor of General Studies

AU’s Bachelor of General Studies degree is ?one of the most popular programs at Athabasca University,? according to the AU calendar. This three-year, 90-credit degree ?provides a framework of individualized study within an Arts and Science or Applied Studies designation that offers students the freedom to choose courses to meet career or educational goals.? It… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – Amir Ali

?Amir Ali est l?un des plus talentueux violonistes du monde Arabe.? Haj Youness, virtuoso oud player and Moroccan cultural ambassador to the United States World-Spanning Career For many years Moroccan-born Amir Ali represented Morocco with his band Mo? Rockin? in the Morocco Pavilion at The Epcot Centre in Walt Disney World in Florida and has… 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: Strahl holds firm on FNUC funding despite province’s reversal – In Foreign News: US push for foreign students worries Australian universities

At Home: Strahl holds firm on FNUC funding despite province’s reversal In spite of protests, and a reversal on provincial funding, Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl is standing firm on the decision to pull federal grants to the First Nations University of Canada (FNUC). In February, both Ottawa and the Saskatchewan government announced that long-running… Read more »

From the Gallery

With AUSU’s new council elected and the Annual General Meeting fast approaching, change was in the air at the latest public council meeting on March 24. Although the new council hasn’t officially taken the helm yet, some newly elected councillors were at the meeting, ready to learn the ropes. Several items on the agenda dealt… Read more »