Vol. 18 Iss. 50

Volume 18 Issue 50 - 12/17/2010

Editorial – Wait Five Minutes

?Like a kid at Christmas.? The popular saying conjures up a romanticized image: a couple of sweet children dancing excitedly around the Christmas tree, eyes wide at the pile of presents from Santa, faces alive with the magic and wonder of the season. But what is a kid at Christmas really like? As parents?whether in… 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 – Countdown to Reveal

I’ve watched my share of reality shows, particularly the home renovation or home redecoration kind. The faux drama of the countdown to ?reveal??the return of the homeowners, start of the open house, or winning of some competition?always feels contrived. It feels like manipulation and a stretch for the more cynical among us. Who are they… Read more »

Write Stuff – The Deep

You know that niggling feeling you get when You’re sure that you’ve misplaced something but can’t think what it might be? Or that there’s something really important You’re supposed to remember and It’s just outside your mental grasp, flitting like an elusive moth among the sparking synapses of your brain? Well, I’ve had that feeling… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Meklit Hadero, Part I

Meklit Hadero is an Ethiopian-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter whose style merges jazz with folk and world music to create deeply sympathetic musical portraits of life’s priceless simple moments. Her first full-length CD, On a Day Like This ? , was just released by Porto Franco Records. Meklit recently took the time to chat with Wanda… Read more »

Health Matters – Organic Foods

In the supermarket, It’s becoming increasingly common to see a permanent section dedicated to ?natural? or ?organic? foods. What makes a food organic, and why are these foods gaining such popularity? Are they worth the extra cost over ?conventionally grown? foods? What? What exactly does it mean for a food to be grown organically? Organic… 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 – Stressed Out

Stress during the holidays: It’s become such a stereotypical theme that the joke almost writes itself. But it truly doesn’t have to be that way. This week’s links focus on ways to keep balanced this season. Here’s to a healthier, happier, holiday! Look Around You According to the art of Feng Shui, our surroundings can… Read more »