Vol. 18 Iss. 49

Volume 18 Issue 49 - 12/10/2010

From Where I Sit – There’s an App for That

November 26 was a red-letter day. Roy and I broke down and each bought iPhone 4s. For the first time ever, we’re happenin?, cutting edge, in-the-know kind of people. we’re ?with it,? for heaven’s sake. (Sadly, if that were really true, I’d say we were ?sick? or something other than ?with it.? What do the… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Gao Hong: Quiet Forest, Flowing Stream

“The bold strings rattled like splatters of sudden rain, The fine strings hummed like lovers? whispers. Chattering and pattering, pattering and chattering, As pearls, large and small, on a jade plate fall.” Bai Juyi, ?Pipa Xing? (?Pipa Play?) Album: Gao Hong, Quiet Forest, Flowing Stream (Innova Records 2010) The Sound of Fearless Serendipity Hong both… 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 »

Gregor’s Bed – Th.e n.d: Metaphors

Th.e n.d: Metaphors Mixgalaxy Records 2010 The Space in Which Trial Becomes Attainment ?We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.? T.S. Eliot Th.e n.d (the name is inspired partly by the Doors’s unforgettable hymn… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU’s New Web-Based Transfer Credit Search Page

Curious as to how your past coursework might transfer for AU credit? Want to find out whether courses at other universities are equivalent to AU courses, or transferable as AU program requirements? You’ll want to check out AU’s new web-based Transfer Credit Search application, which allows ?students to search transfer credit decisions at Athabasca University… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – O Christmas Tree!

Despite controversy over their use, brightly lit and colourfully decorated evergreen trees have remained a classic icon of the holiday season for centuries. In fact, this December, the Christmas tree celebrates the 500th anniversary of its first recorded appearance. In honour of this milestone, this week’s links get up close and personal with those pines,… Read more »