Vol. 18 Iss. 16

Volume 18 Issue 16 - 04/23/2010

Fiction – Then Beggars Would Ride

?Lilium Enchantment,? Val says as she puts a bulb into the hole she has made with her hands and covers it with soil. Val and her mother, Rhea, are planting lilies in the back garden on the Saturday after the long weekend in May. Rhea used to know the Latin names for almost every flower,… Read more »

AUSU Update – AUSU Executive Election; Student Issues

AUSU Executive Election AUSU has recently held its internal election for the Executive. We wish to congratulate Barbara Rielly (President), Bethany Tynes (Vice President External and Student Affairs) and Sarah Kertcher (Vice President Finance and Administration) on their election and thank those that ran for their willingness to serve. Internal elections are being held to… Read more »

Around eCampus – Serena Koons

Serena Koons is the Senior Administrative Assistant in Learning Services Tutorial (LST), and has been with Athabasca University since the fall of 2003. She started out in the Office of the Registrar, ?then went to the School of Business, where [she] worked as an Undergraduate Student Advisor. In the fall of 2007, [she] came to… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Beats Me

Have you ever been baffled by life? I don’t mean the really big life questions; just the niggling little ones. Like why Roy and I can be in a car on our way to file income tax in a town 50 kilometres away, and be in that comfortable, relaxed silence (born of 37 years of… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Dinuk Wijeratne, Part II

Dinuk Wijeratne is a prolific composer, a brilliant pianist, and a musical visionary with an aesthetic informed by the Buddhist principle of balance. With a sensibility honed by one of the best musical educations?both academic and autodidactic?imaginable, and, still in the midst of a continent-spanning performing career, Wijeratne welcomes the quiet of his newfound home… Read more »

Did You Know? – New Look for AU Library Site

The AU library is one of the most popular services with students, and It’s about to get even better. On March 15 the library launched a new interface for their online catalogue, and the beta version has been available to users since February. The fresh new homepage is easy to navigate with links to all… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Muscle-bound

The rippling muscles of heroes, from sword-and-sandal epics to modern-day spy films, have inspired the sale of countless workout regimens and supplements. This week, we take a look at the enduring appeal of the muscle man (and woman). Afghan Bodybuilders Bodybuilding might not be the first thing that comes to mind when someone says ?Afghanistan,?… Read more »