Vol. 18 Iss. 40

Volume 18 Issue 40 - 10/08/2010

Editorial – Thoughts and Thanks

The other day, I received a wave and a friendly smile from the driver of the car that pulled out of a parking lot in front of me. At the time, I largely ignored it, since I was more interested in learning why three police cars were flashing their lights in the adjacent parking lot… 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 – Excellent in Theory

I love Johnny Reid’s distinctive voice and humble nature. With our appreciation for his hits like ?Dance with Me,? ?Thank You,? ?Darlin?,? and more, we leapt at the chance to see him in concert in Edmonton. Apparently others agreed, because he performed to four sell-out crowds in the city’s Jubilee Auditorium. We managed to get… Read more »

Health Matters – How Healthy is Your Thanksgiving?

It’s October, and Thanksgiving celebrations are right around the corner. Many of us are planning an ample Thanksgiving harvest meal, attempting to balance healthy eating with a feast-like menu. But what is the health rating of a typical Thanksgiving spread? Red, red cranberries Make sure you don’t forget to include a bowl of cranberries on… 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 »

Click of the Wrist – At the Table

Happy Thanksgiving! Before sitting down to the family feast, take a closer look at the menu; the ?traditional? turkey, cranberries, vegetables, and pumpkin pie have fascinating histories and backstories of their own. This week’s links serve up some unique table talk: Turkey Tale Ever wonder why turkeys share a name with a country on a… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Driver, Distracted – Around the World: Laptop Woes

At Home: Driver, Distracted It’s no secret that distracted driving is responsible for the majority of automobile crashes and collisions. But a recent survey suggests that although not many Canadians admit to engaging in these practices, they’re still allowing themselves to become distracted while on the road. As the CBC reports, the Allstate-conducted survey discovered… Read more »

Green Light – Earth-Friendly Thanksgiving

Hoping to ?green? your Thanksgiving feast? Good news: you don’t need to make for the Tofurky aisle. A few simple tweaks to your meal, and you’ll be giving future generations an additional something for which to be thankful. DIY: Made-from-scratch pies, gravies, stuffing, and sides not only use less packaging, they taste better?and they’re free… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – We Love to Hear From You!

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: ?In Conversation With . . . Kilmore Place? by Wanda Waterman St. Louis, v18 i37 (2010-09-17) In a previous issue, The Voice published an interview piece in which it was stated… Read more »