Vol. 19 Iss. 15

Volume 19 Issue 15 - 04/22/2011

Editorial – Print Wars

Want to be in the loop? To stay on top of current events, you might just have to pony up a few bucks?at least, if recent trends are here to stay. In January, The New York Times rocked the media world when it announced its plan to limit the number of free online articles available… 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 – The Levee

In February I had the good fortune to visit Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Roy was there as part of a contingent from Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, meeting with experts and touring similar facilities. While he put in full days of work, I was free to tour the sites. One of the places I visited was Cottonwood Books… Read more »

Write Stuff – Five-Star Follies

You need to buy a gift and you know just the thing: a book. Maybe you’ll spring for a gorgeous coffee-table book on gardening for your mom. Or maybe you want to add a horror novel to your best friend’s e-reader. But You’re not into gardening, and the closest you’ve been to the horror genre… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Amanda Martinez, Part I

Amanda Martinez is a Canadian singer-songwriter of jazz and Latin music. In 2010 she performed in Johannesburg, South Africa as part of the FIFA Fan Fests during the World Cup celebrations. She recently released her second album, Amor, produced by George Seara (who also has worked with Holly Cole, Herbie Hancock, and Sting). Amor reached… Read more »

Did You Know? – The Einztein Social Learning Network

Social networking is often scorned as a time-waster, but the Einztein Social Learning Network is a different matter. Whether You’re looking to pick up basic Mandarin, refresh yourself on broadcast journalism norms, or supplement your accounting class, Einztein will help you pursue your formal and informal educational goals. The resource, freely available online, offers a… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Eggstravaganza

This weekend, artistry will abound as countless adults and children decorate eggs in recognition of the Easter holiday. But decorative eggs are about more than a supermarket kit with shockingly bright colouring tablets. This week’s links take a look at some of the more egg-celent artwork out there, both created by nature and by people…. Read more »

Green Light – News, Tips, and Tricks for a Healthy Planet

For the past few years, those oddly-shaped compact fluorescent light bulbs (usually called CFLs) have been embraced by both serious and ?weekend? environmentalists (with the EU even announcing its plan to phase out incandescent bulbs by the end of 2011). And why not? After all, switching over to CFLs saves energy, sparing the planet and… Read more »