Vol. 19 Iss. 22

Volume 19 Issue 22 - 06/17/2011

Editorial – Bad Medicine

?Genius,? wrote inventor Thomas Edison, ?is 1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration.? Yet in the desire for inspired work but with quicker results, some individuals choose to take the easy way out. They substitute someone else’s inspiration for their own perspiration?and the result is plagiarism. As content proliferates across the Internet, attitudes… 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 – No Other Way

After one has read the two daily newspapers and corralled the errant paperclips; after one has made a cup of tea and snatched the last two graham crackers; after one has visited the john and wiped her glasses, it is, at long last, time to write. Then again, this could be a good time to… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Even the Rain

Film: Even the Rain (También La Lluvia) (Vitagraph Films 2011). Director: Iciar Bollain. Cast: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar. ?We are a conquering race. We must obey our blood and occupy new markets and if necessary new lands.? Albert J. Beveridge ?Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Magnetic Ear, Part I

Magnetic Ear is a New Orleans pocket brass band whose members include Martin Krusche (tenor sax), Michael Watson (trombone), Wes Andersonn IV (trombone), Dan Oestreicher (baritone sax), Jason Jurzak (sousaphone), and Paul Thibodeaux (drums). Rooted in the brass band tradition (in particular the New Orleans second line tradition), the band incorporates an eclectic host of… Read more »

Health Matters – Blood Donor Week

It may not have been marked on your calendar, but this week (June 13-19) has been National Blood Donor Week in Canada. During this time, Canadian Blood Services has been raising awareness about donating blood, plasma, platelets, and bone and stem cell marrow. Even more importantly, it is extending the call to all eligible Canadians:… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Mr. Golden Sun

It simply doesn’t feel like summer unless the sky is blue and the sun is shining?and the bright skies make the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities, too. On the other hand, a little too much sunshine can damage skin and cause heat exhaustion. This week’s links take a closer look at the great ball of… Read more »

Did You Know? – Career Plan: Self-Assessment

Whether You’re getting ready to take your first class or have recently graduated with a certificate or degree, chances are you’ve been giving a great deal of thought to career planning. AU Counselling Services? Self-Assessment page offers a number of online resources to point you in the right direction. If You’re just starting out or… Read more »