Vol. 18 Iss. 48

Volume 18 Issue 48 - 12/03/2010

Study Space – Crunch Time

December’s begun. This time of year, we’re all pulled so many ways: shopping, work, Christmas parties, events at the kids? schools, volunteering, and the need to make the holidays more spiritual than stressful are all clamouring for our attention. And on top of our ever-lengthening holiday to-do lists, many of us have final exams and… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Loose Ends

It’s again time to use this space to wrap up loose ends; to bring you updates and closure; and to introduce teeny items that will never grow up to be full-blown, stand-alone columns. One. Regular readers will remember that in September, I sent a $40 cheque to an American company to research a 1934 mining… Read more »

Write Stuff – That Reminds Me

How’s your memory? No, I don’t mean the memory on your laptop or how much room you’ve got left on your iPod. I’m talking about your own memory, the one that stores all the stuff in your head. More and more, as we rely on our gadgets to remember birthdays and phone numbers, it seems… 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 »

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

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 Weiden. The foundation is a joint American-African organization that fosters health improvements for underprivileged peoples in rural parts of Kenya, Uganda,… Read more »

Health Matters – What on Earth is a MUFA?

MUFAs. We’ve all heard that cool, yet cryptic, acronym uttered again and again. But what exactly are they? First, let’s start the deciphering process by unravelling the name: ?MUFA? stands for ?monounsaturated fatty acids.? Although this may sound complicated, we come across these fatty acids on a daily basis. Did you have peanut butter on… 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 – Toy Story

It’s crunch time at the North Pole, and the elves in Santa’s toy workshop are working overtime. In their honour, this week’s links will examine some of the fascinating history of toys, dolls, and games. If You Build It Lego sets have been popular with the young generation since they were first introduced in Europe… Read more »