Vol. 19 Iss. 11

Volume 19 Issue 11 - 03/18/2011

Editorial – Stuff and Nonsense

Natural disasters can inspire a lot of deep feelings and emotions?gratitude, empathy, anger, confusion, solidarity. And definitely the inspiration to turn a magnifying glass on one’s own life. Looking at the photos of the aftermath of Japan’s tragic earthquake/tsunami, one persistent thought has stayed with me: what a mess. All those houses, treasured possessions, clothes,… 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 – Thank You

It is impossible to watch the footage of Japan’s tragic disaster without saying a prayer. The lost souls and their survivors need our prayers. Those injured or awaiting word on missing loved ones need our prayers. Those left to rebuild their lives, homes, communities, and country will need our prayers for strength and courage. And… Read more »

Write Stuff – Gold Rush

In 1848, James Wilson Marshall found some gold flakes in the American River at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. His discovery sparked something more astonishing than the gold itself: the idea that anyone, regardless of class, education, or capital, could become a self-made success?maybe even overnight. Today, there’s a similar fever… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Waiting for Superman

Film: Waiting for Superman (2010) Genre: Documentary Director: Davis Guggenheim Screenwriters: Davis Guggenheim, Billy Kimball “A child which appears reasonably happy may actually be suffering horrors which it cannot or will not reveal. It lives in a sort of alien under-water world which we can only penetrate by memory or divination.” George Orwell, “Such, Such… Read more »

Health Matters – Time for a Workout

?Dear Dr. Katie, I always hear the phrase ?Exercise is good for you.? However, I’m having trouble keeping to my gym schedule because I don’t have a concrete idea of exactly why this is the case! Can you please elaborate?? Priyanka Dear Priyanka, Great question! Sometimes knowing what happens in our body when we perform… Read more »

Did You Know? – ERIC

Education majors will want to enlist the aid of the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), an ?online digital library of education research and information.? This web resource, which is operated by the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, is a fantastic research aid, particularly for students who are in upper-level classes or pursuing… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Ready, Set

Every time a disaster strikes, we’re reminded that emergency conditions?whether an earthquake or a tsunami or a city-wide power outage or a house fire?can happen anywhere. And regardless of whether a disaster will actually affect us in the future, being ready just in case is never a bad idea. This week’s links offer some tips… Read more »