Vol. 18 Iss. 47

Volume 18 Issue 47 - 11/26/2010

Editorial—Shop ‘Til You Drop

The scene: a parking lot. The time: this morning, before dawn. Although most us were still snuggled into our comfortable beds in our warm houses, tens of thousands of people across the United States were sitting out on the concrete, huddled against one another and wrapped in quilts and blankets to keep warm in those… 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 – Rejuvenate Your Spirit

Last Saturday, I shovelled my way to my art studio and cranked up the thermostat from 10 degrees Celsius to about 17. Next, I carried a two-gallon pail of warm water to use in two different plastic containers: the first to be filled with clear, clean water for moistening tools of the artist’s trade, and… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Yishai Sarid, Limassol

Book: Yishai Sarid, Limassol (Trans. Barbara Harshaw). Publisher: Europa Editions, 2010. ?I asked Haim if he had any idea of how to get Yotam off drugs. ?You won’t like what I tell you.? His red eyes groped for mine, he squinted slightly. ?You know what my answer is.? ?Opium for the masses,? I said. ?Exactly…. Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Africa Genesis Foundation, Part I

The Africa Genesis Foundation (AGF) was born in the Labour Ward of Lwala Hospital in Northern Uganda in 1991 and was registered as a not-for-profit corporation in 1994 by American feminist theologian Dr. Colleen. The foundation is a joint American-African organization that fosters health improvements for underprivileged peoples in rural parts of Kenya, Uganda, and… Read more »

Did You Know? – Holiday Exam Procedures

If your course contract ends on December 31, 2010 you’ll want to note Athabasca University’s special holiday procedures for requesting and writing final exams. Because the University will be closed for the holidays at 4:30 pm MST on Thursday, December 23, 2010 (it will reopen 8:30 am MST on Tuesday, January 4, 2011), it has… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Make Mine Cake

Need a reason to celebrate? Friday, November 26 is the loosely-designated National Cake Day, and this week’s links examine the popular dessert from all angles. Hungry yet? Grab your own favourite flavour of cake, and start clicking. Not Your Ordinary Cake Move over, boring birthday cakes. These masterpieces from a Russian cake decorator are less… Read more »

Green Light – Shop Smart

The Christmas shopping season’s started, and the store aisles are teeming with gifts nestled into plastic packaging. Plastic packaging that will, unfortunately, be headed for landfills come December 26. During the holidays, some waste is going to be inevitable. But this year, when we give gifts, let’s also think about bestowing a gift upon the… Read more »