Vol. 18 Iss. 23

Volume 18 Issue 23 - 06/11/2010

Take Action

“Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. It can include physical, sexual, psychological and economic abuse, and it cuts across boundaries of age, race, culture, wealth and geography.” Say No—UNiTE to End Violence Against Women website Take action! Inasmuch as these words inspire community engagement and transformation,… Read more »

AUSU Update – Convocation 2010; AUSU Executive Election

Convocation 2010 AUSU wishes to congratulate this year’s graduates, whether attending Convocation in person or by distance. We wish you the best of luck in your future pursuits. You are an inspiration to all AU students! AUSU Executive Election AUSU has recently held its internal election for the Executive. We wish to congratulate Barbara Rielly… Read more »

Around eCampus – Lori Van Rooijen

Editor’s note: Lori has resigned from AU to pursue other opportunities. Her last day is June 25. Pamela Walsh will be acting as interim VP Advancement. Lori Van Rooijen is the Vice President, Advancement at Athabasca University. In this role, she is ?in charge of a team of professionals who look after internal and external… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – SLAM!, Through the Coin

SLAM!, Through the Coin Full Digital Studio of San Mattedo Della Decima, 2010 Luca De Marchi ? trumpet; Matteo Sgarzi ? bass, doublebass; Silvio Peroni – keyboards, soprano saxophone; Andrea Zucchelli ? drums Vibrantly Innovative Stew in a Purist Pot ?How great musicians demonstrate a mutual respect and trust on the bandstand can alter your… Read more »

Health Matters – Magnesium

?Dear Dr. Katie, I recently spoke to a friend of mine about magnesium. She says that It’s imperative to get enough magnesium daily to maintain good health?health in terms of prevention of heart problems, leg cramps, insomnia, and all kinds of other things! Is everything she claims about magnesium really true?? Unsure About Magnesium Dear… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Conjunto Roque Moreira

Conjunto Roque Moreira is a Brazilian group that plays a delicious blend of spicy rhythms and genres including reggae, samba, rock, and funk and some little-known but highly infectious Brazilian forms. The band has recently begun teaching underprivileged children to make special musical instruments to sell. Recently drummer Anderson Almeida spoke with Wanda Waterman St…. Read more »

Convocation 2010! – Congratulations, AU Grads

June 10, 11, and 12 mark a very special event in the lives of AU graduands and their families and friends. It’s Convocation 2010! Preparations have been underway for months to celebrate this milestone?and that doesn’t include the years of study it takes for graduands to cross the stage and receive their parchments. The campus… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Animal Rescues

It happens every spring and this year is no exception: rescue workers have already been busy dealing with bears, deer, and other wild creatures roaming around urban areas. This week, we take a look at the drama and danger involved in animal rescues?whether they’re wild or domestic. Dog Rescuer In this dramatic footage, an injured… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Alberta homeowners deal with their own oil problem – In Foreign News: Students? virtual chatroom to be scrapped

At Home: Alberta homeowners deal with their own oil problem Between the Gulf oil spill and Alberta’s oil sands, a lot of coverage focuses on the big events in the industry. But some Alberta homeowners have oil problems of their own: abandoned oil wells on their property. As the Globe and Mail reports, Alberta is… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – Correction in Reader Recommendation

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@voicemagazine.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Correction Re: ?The Mindful Bard, Betty Soo? by Wanda Waterman St. Louis, v17 i26 (2009-07-03) In a Mindful Bard review, The Voice misspelled the last name of reader Jela Webb, who recommended BettySoo’s… Read more »