Vol. 18 Iss. 06

Volume 18 Issue 6 - 02/12/2010

AUSU Update – AUSU Election!

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 »

In Conversation With . . . Juzzie Smith

Juzzie Smith is an Australian musical one-man-band capable of playing slide guitar, didgeridoo, harmonica, and rhythm instruments, and singing?all phenomenally well?more or less at the same time. Juzzi’s music is characterized by a driving energy and brilliant melodic ideas within a traditional (somewhat) roots context. An avid street performer for whom busking has been a… Read more »

Pages – The End of the Dark and Stormy Night

If there’s one word to describe this debut novel by Rajni Mala Khelawan, It’s contrast. In Elkford, BC, Ravi Anand is a young man struggling to become a writer, and he’s wrestling mightily with the first lines of his novel: ?It was a dark and stormy night . . .? His wife, Jesse, isn’t much… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – On Parade

Whether It’s the pomp and spectacle, or the chance of waving at Santa Claus, there’s something about a parade that never fails to have us lined up, eagerly waiting for the next float to come along. From the Rose Bowl parade to Carnival?and some odd events in between?here’s a look at a tradition that belongs… Read more »

Student Awards – Laurence Decore Award for Student Leadership

The Laurence Decore award is a $500 bursary that recognizes students for their ?outstanding dedication and leadership to fellow students and to their community.? The AU winner must be an Alberta resident (the award is funded by the Alberta government) currently enrolled in three or more AU courses. The winner will be selected based on… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Strahl stands behind cuts to First Nations University – In Foreign News: US suspends education aid to Kenya

At Home: Strahl stands behind cuts to First Nations University In spite of the outcry over funding cuts, Chuck Strahl stands behind the decision to stop funding the First Nations University of Canada (FNUC). Strahl is the Indian Affairs and Northern Development Minister. As the CBC reports, Strahl announced on February 8 that his department… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – 2010 AUSU Handbook/Planner Update

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@voicemagazine.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. 2010 AUSU Handbook/Planner Update they’re here! There have been some delays but the 2010 AUSU Handbook/Planners have arrived and will be shipping to students this week. They should start arriving in mailboxes by… Read more »