Vol. 18 Iss. 35

Volume 18 Issue 35 - 09/03/2010

Editorial – Happy New Year

New backpacks. New outfits. New binders. Freshly sharpened pencils. It’s back-to-school time, and a change is in the air. Unlike the Victoria Day weekend, which ushers in a more relaxed season, Labour Day weekend is summer’s last hurrah: the last big party before It’s time to buckle down and get serious. Yet although it heralds… 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 »

The Mindful Bard: Blancheneige Bazaar Orchestra

Blancheneige Bazaar Orchestra Albums: Blancheneige (debut album, 2005), Royale Aero d?Inde (2008). Musicians: Bernard Benony, Pierre Cassat, Karim Humbert,Guy Khalepski, Ophir Levy, Nicolas Portnoï Snow White and the Five Multi-ethnic Musical Giants ?To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these… Read more »

Write Stuff – Talking Trash

Beach read. Trashy novel. Call it what you will, genre fiction has always been considered second-rate next to its literary cousins. But if the value of a story lies in its ability to touch people, to help them make sense of their world, should style really trump substance? At extreme ends of the spectrum, literary… Read more »

From Where I Sit – What a Story!

Allow me to retell a story told to us this afternoon by a salesman named Allan. A quick and dirty analysis reveals a story arc, tension, interesting characters, humour, climax, and resolution. But how much of a story’s appeal comes from the teller and the telling? Impending death was the catalyst for the remembering and… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Patricia Talem

Patricia Talem is a Brazilian jazz singer with a fluent, tender vocal style reminiscent of Astrud Gilberto. She recently released her self-titled debut album, a beautifully produced selection of songs by mostly Brazilian composers. She’s now working on her second album. Recently, Patricia took the time to talk with Wanda Waterman St. Louis about repertoire,… 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 – The Organizer

Early September means back to school for both kids and adults alike. But regardless of your student status, It’s also the ideal time to finally get organized enough so that you can stop merely catching up on life and instead start forging ahead on your dreams. This week’s links offer some tips on organizing various… Read more »