Vol. 18 Iss. 43

Volume 18 Issue 43 - 10/29/2010

Bag of Tricks

Evening falls. You’re settling down to a quiet night in front of the fire, when a couple of masked thugs show up at your door. You open it, and they accost you with demands and threats: give us what we want, or you’ll be sorry. Do you slam the door? Do you call the police?… 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 – Survival Kit

The village I live near has a population of less than 500. The school, which houses kindergarten to grade 12, has a combined population of around 200. In that context, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the high school graduation class numbers anywhere from 12 to 15 kids. Yet It’s a big deal. The local weekly… Read more »

Write Stuff – Libraries and Lunches

At first glance, the headline in The Wall Street Journal is a little alarming: ?New Library Technologies Dispense With Librarians.? Your immediate reaction might be to envision a future in which the community library will disappear, and reading will be reduced to the lonely glow of a million e-readers, an experience barren of human interaction…. Read more »

Did You Know? – Write Site

As the semester progresses, assignments and essays start piling up. And although many find their coursework stimulating and rewarding, It’s frequently the writing process That’s the biggest challenge. But there’s hope: if academic writing is your Achilles heel?or even if you just want some clarification on when to use a semicolon?consider visiting Athabasca University’s Write… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Candyland

One of the scariest aspects of Halloween?at least for parents and dentists?is the amount of candy That’s consumed around October 31. But how do those little brightly-coloured gems make it from liquid mixture to trick-or-treat baskets? This week’s links shed light behind the scenes of a few of the season’s favourite treats. Candy Corn The… Read more »

Green Light – Greenwashing

Green is the new, well, everything, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the plethora of ?earth-friendly? products now available. But isn’t this is a good development, giving us the opportunity to make a difference in our everyday lives? As the CBC reports, maybe not. A recent study of Canadian and American products suggests… Read more »