Vol. 18 Iss. 39

Volume 18 Issue 39 - 10/01/2010

Editorial – Driving Me Distracted

Recently, local lawmakers in my area put the kibosh on texting while driving?or tried to. Although the law’s been in effect over a month now, I haven’t seen much difference. I’ll glance out the window and still see the college-aged woman steering with her knees while madly texting on her phone, or the businessman who… 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 – Have Brush, Will Travel

Like all good mothers (and fathers), I am available to my children when they need advice or blood, sweat, and tears. For Greg and Carrie, that may involve babysitting our precious grandson Grady. It doesn’t happen often enough because we live an hour away and have full lives of our own. Hilary is another story…. Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Valkania

Valkania EP: April 2010 Release Date: September 2010 Musicians: Mariana (vocals, percussion, guitar), Rob (piano, keyboard, accordion), Viktor (guitar, bouzouki). ?Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Creative Commons and Art Libre

Giving It All Away: How Art Libre and Creative Commons Can Change the Way You Consume and Distribute Music ?And art made tongue-tied by authority.? William Shakespeare, ?Sonnet LXVI? ?Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing.? William Shakespeare , ?Sonnet XXXVII? ?Find a way of getting music from the musician to their audience that’s… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Caught in the Web

It’s October 1, and for many, that means It’s time to break out the Halloween decorations: pumpkins, scarecrows, and, of course, the fake spiderwebs made from cotton batting. But squeamishness about spiders aside, real spiderwebs are nothing short of amazing. This week’s links look at webs that put Charlotte’s to shame (almost!). Bigger and Better… Read more »

Did You Know? – iTunes U

Think iTunes is just a music store? Think again. The online content giant now also offers iTunes U, a fantastic resource that contains a wealth of free learning materials. Over 300 universities, including big-name schools like Oxford, Cambridge, and Yale, have created publicly accessible course materials in a wide variety of media. Video lectures, audiobooks,… Read more »