Vol. 19 Iss. 29

Volume 19 Issue 29 - 08/05/2011

Editorial – Quit to Win

Out with the old, in with the new: It’s a popular sentiment at New Year’s Eve parties. Not so throughout the course of the year, when a change of plans can raise eyebrows, cause embarrassment, and create a lot of self-loathing and personal torment. Look around, and you’ll notice that popular and corporate culture are… Read more »

AUSU Update – July 29, 2011

AUSU Joins ASEC! On Friday, July 15, AUSU was officially accepted into membership by the Alberta Students? Executive Council. ASEC is a provincial lobby group that now represents students from fourteen post-secondary institutes across Alberta, including schools from five of the six categories described in Alberta’s Post-Secondary Learning Act. ASEC is focused on advocating on… Read more »

Write Stuff – In Praise of Unpublished

Blogs. Self-publishing. Twitter. Customer reviews. These days, every thought and opinion we have can be published, in most cases instantly and globally. And it seems that because we can publish, there’s a growing assumption that we should. But in this rush toward public exposure, we may be losing sight of the joys of writing for… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Forgive and Forget

Families are a funny thing. They provide our genetic material, our roots, and our history. Books and movies portray the best and worst manifestations of families. The really dysfunctional ones (and which families aren’t?) provide fodder for stand-up comedians and tell-all memoirs?not to mention the couches of both psychiatrists and late night talk show hosts…. Read more »

The Mindful Bard: True Grit

Film: True Grit (2010) Writers/Directors: Ethan and Joel Coen Cast: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, and Hailee Steinfeld ?MATTIE ROSS: I just spent last night at the undertaker?s, in the company of three corpses. I felt like Ezekiel. In the valley of the dry bones? GRANDMA TURNER: Yes, well, God bless you.?… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU’s Advising Services

For first-time students, program selection and planning is a significant undertaking. But even if You’re well on your way to earning that degree or certificate, It’s important to revisit and revise your program plan continuously as circumstances and interests change. It’s easy to get bogged down in the confusing swirl of prerequisites, program requirements, and… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Simplify, Simplify

We all wish life would be a little less complicated. And while we can’t control everything, simplifying as many aspects of our lives as possible does help lighten our journey. This week is National Simplify Your Life Week, which means It’s the perfect time to make that first step toward more peaceful living. Click through… Read more »