Vol. 18 Iss. 33

Volume 18 Issue 33 - 08/20/2010

Editorial – Park Plugs

Ahhhhh, August in your favourite provincial or national park. The sky is cloudless, the wind still. The air, shimmering with a late summer haze, hangs with a brooding silence that speaks of the distant coming of fall. Birds sing, and the ground cover rustles as busy little animals scurry on their errands, invisible to all… 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 »

Write Stuff – Easy Peasy

There’s a popular little reality show called So You Think You Can Dance. I have to confess I’ve never seen it, but the title sticks in my mind because I always, in a dark, autonomic recess of my brain, convert it to something else: So You Think You Can Write. Because writing’s easy, isn’t it?… Read more »

From Where I Sit – A Good Decision

Life, or at least my life, has the habit of turning on a dime. Or maybe more accurately, the idea for change comes quickly, but the actual deed takes much longer. Case in point: in February, I read a special Edmonton Journal pullout section on the funeral industry. The article that captured my interest and… Read more »

Did You Know? – Student ID Cards

Choosing to learn by distance doesn’t mean you have to give up the opportunity to get student discounts at the movies, the bookstore, or the train station. According to the Student Calendar, every ?active Athabasca University student? is eligible to request a photo student identification card. To apply, you need to mail or fax the… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Summer Harvest

As August deepens into late summer, the harvest begins rolling into farmers? markets everywhere. we’re all aware of the environmental benefits of home preserving fruits, vegetables, and herbs, but the task of preparing it all seems daunting. These links suggest that it might be quite easy to set out on the journey toward ecological self-sufficiency…. Read more »