I’m one of those people who bought a new computer a couple of years ago and found themselves immersed in the never-never land called Vista. I was quite excited to be at what was then considered the cutting edge of technology. That feeling lasted all of about 30 minutes. Then, Vista became vexing. I won’t… Read more »
The experience of human love is universal, passing barriers of time and social custom. It’s no surprise, then, that romance films are some of the most watchable old movies around. This February, in honour of Valentine’s Day, we’ll fill the month with romance by enjoying classic romantic dramas and comedies. Watch them with your lover,… Read more »
AUSU Election! It’s here! The Election for your 2010-2012 Council. AUSU is looking for interested individuals who believe they can speak for the students of AU. To be eligible, you need to have completed at least one course, and be currently enrolled in a course. Self-nominations will be accepted until February 15th. Voting starts on… Read more »
Dear Barb: I am in my early twenties. I’ve been on a lot of dates but haven’t had a serious girlfriend yet. I have many female friends who kind of see me as a big brother. One girl in particular has been going through a rough time lately and I have been there for her…. Read more »
Greg Wiens is a professional engineer and Director, Facilities and Services, for Athabasca University. He spent 12 years at the University of Alberta before joining AU in April of 2001, and works from AU Central in Athabasca. When asked what his position entails, Wiens explains that on a day-to-day basis it involves ?the management and… Read more »
Two Buoyant and Life-affirming Oeuvres Involving Corin Raymond CD: Corin Raymond, There Will Always Be a Small Time Release date: 2009 ?I went down to the record store the record store weren’t there no more and though I hate to see it go I guess that don’t really bother me I pay my bills and… Read more »
We’ve all heard and used the expression ?Use it or lose it.? It’s become a cliché increasingly linked to the exploding numbers of baby boomers and the epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease That’s expected to beset them/us. I remember my mom and her siblings taking shifts to help care for their father and ease the load… Read more »
?…happy, man! just happy! until we grudgingly shuffled outside to find the horizon had sucked the sun in leaving behind a smudge of colors like a fly swatted against the wall and our nightmares standing out there patiently waiting.? A. T. B., from ?this American dream? 2009 On December 1 university students gathered to stage… Read more »
When I was growing up in a suburb of Vancouver, my school occasionally conducted an earthquake drill, which basically consisted of us crawling under our desks and giggling at one another. Invariably one comedic-minded student would knock his desk over as he stood up. For us, an earthquake seemed a remote possibility and in any… Read more »
After winning their respective conference championship games, the Saints are set to clash with the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. Not since 1994 have the first- and second-ranked teams played in the championship game. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Saints are the inspiring story of the NFL and the city of New… Read more »
Gordie Tentrees is a roots-influenced singer-songwriter with a penchant for gritty, feel-good hymns to love, restlessness, and the pure religion of the open road. His latest CD, Mercy or Sin, is a rich stew of poetry and blues minstrelsy (see Voice review here). Recently Gordie took the time to chat with Wanda Waterman St. Louis… Read more »
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If you need statistics on just about any aspect of postsecondary education, this Statistics Canada page is the place to find them. The info is divided into several sections: Postsecondary; Data, Research and Analysis; Support for Faculty; Support for Students; and Additional Publications. There’s a wealth of information here?everything from links to student awards to… Read more »
These days, it seems like there are machines to do just about everything. Cook meals, animate movies, build cars. But that doesn’t mean the art of doing things the old-fashioned way?completely by hand?has disappeared. If you want proof, check out these sites. Pavement Art Sure, you can create all kinds of amazing effects with graphics… Read more »
At Home: Demand rises for Canadian-made shelters in Haiti When last year’s crisis hit the auto industry, the owners of Canadian company Ground Effects Ltd. had to shift gears to stay in business. They slowly began making modular shelters alongside the auto parts they’d been producing for nearly 25 years. As the CBC reports, the… Read more »
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