Vol. 19 Iss. 23

Volume 19 Issue 23 - 06/24/2011

Fiction – The Dare

That summer we had started playing capture the flag in the cemetery a lot. Pat and James and I, and some other kids from school: the usual crowd. We’d sneak around and crouch behind the big tombstones late at night, talking on those little Motorola radios you can buy at Canadian Tire. Most of the… 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 – Canmore, Here I Come

As I write this, packing is on my mind. Very soon I’ll be off for a week at our timeshare condo in Canmore, Alberta. Canmore, in the Bow Valley, is nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains about 100 kilometres west of Calgary and about 20 east of Banff. With a permanent population of… Read more »

Write Stuff – E-Brains

The biggest push in education right now seems to be the joyful surge of students rushing headlong toward the exits, ready for sun and fun. But there’s a larger change afoot?one that might be part of your own curriculum when class bells ring this September. From public schools to universities, paper books are rapidly making… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Scenesters

Film: The Scenesters (monterey media 2011) Genre: Drama, comedy Writer/director: Todd Berger Cast: Sherilyn Fenn, Blaise Miller, Todd Berger, Jeff Grace, Kevin M. Brennan, James Jolly, Monika Jolly, and Suzanne May ?In front of you is an exciting, even dangerous life, but while watching it you feel safe. In this sense the film theatre is… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Magnetic Ear, Part II

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 »

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 »

Click of the Wrist – Water Play

The long weekend is around the corner?and chances are that plans to hit the beach, relax at the cottage, or go fishing out on the lake are in the works. You’ve packed your swimsuit, your tackle, and a great, relaxing read. But wait: before heading for the water, take a moment to refresh yourself on… Read more »

Tell Your Story, Win an iPad!

What’s your story? Everyone’s educational journey is unique, and writing about yours could win you an iPad! Open AU is holding its ?Send Us Your Story? contest until July 1, 2011. How has education changed your life? What role has AU played in your story? Your submission could appear in Open AU, and you will… Read more »