Vol. 18 Iss. 25

Volume 18 Issue 25 - 06/25/2010

You Need to Find a Way to Say . . .

Precisely What You Mean! ?When trying to express oneself, it’s frankly quite absurd, To leaf through lengthy lexicons to find the perfect word. A little spontaneity keeps conversation keen, You need to find a way to say, precisely what you mean . . .? Mary Poppins It’s Monday, and It’s a Mary Poppins kind of… 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 »

From Where I Sit – don’t Look

For the past few weeks, whenever I come home, I hurry from car to house. When I run errands or go to town, I do the same in reverse: house to car. It’s been a busy time of moving from one project to another, from one long to-do list of reminders and obligations to even… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Home Routes, Part I

Home Routes is an exciting, new non-profit initiative creating music events that benefit musicians, consumers, communities, and the earth. Recently, Home Routes volunteer coordinator Ali Hancharyk took the time to answer some questions from Wanda Waterman St. Louis. Home Routes was the brainchild of our Artistic Director, Mitch Podolak, a veteran of the folk music… Read more »

Health Matters – Açaí Berries

?Dear Dr. Katie, A magazine ad showed amazing health benefits and testimonials of using açaí berry juice. What is the açaí berry, and is it truly beneficial for weight loss?? Rachel Dear Rachel, Yes, there has been quite a buzz about açaí berries! Native to both Central and South America, açaí berries (pronounced ?ah-sah-EE?) are… Read more »

Athabasca University Closed June 28 – July 4

AU has announced that the university will be closed during the week of June 28, although some key services will be available. According to the AU website, the closure is necessary to help balance the budget and is scheduled ?during a reduced period of activity,? which should allow for the least impact on students. The… Read more »

AU Library Catalogue?Now for iPhones!

The AU Library is proud to announce that the library catalogue is now compatible with iPhones and Smartphones. The library catalogue has been compatible with mobile devices for some time, but a new feature has been added to automatically detect and allow searching capability with iPhones and Smartphones. To see the new version of the… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Shake, Rattle, and Roll

This week, Toronto welcomed G20 dignitaries with a . . . rattle? That’s right; on Wednesday afternoon, tremors from a rare magnitude 5.0 earthquake were felt from Ottawa to Toronto and as far south as Windsor, Ontario. It’s well known that earthquake activity in Western Canada is high. But earthquakes in Eastern Canada aren’t as… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: When earthquakes hit, staying put could be safest option – In Foreign News: Soft surfaces aren’t good for striking tough deals

At Home: When earthquakes hit, staying put could be safest option When an earthquake rocked Ontario, Quebec, and surrounding regions June 23, many people followed their instincts and immediately rushed outside. But according to earthquake experts, those instincts could have put people in even greater danger. As the CBC reports, streets in downtown Ottawa quickly… Read more »