Vol. 19 Iss. 31

Volume 19 Issue 31 - 08/19/2011

What Lies Ahead: Convocation, An Introspective

?What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.? Ralph Waldo Emerson The start of school is around the corner, and most students are looking ahead with a mix of nervousness, anticipation, and hope. Planning, dreaming, and perhaps worrying have been occupying much mental space in… Read more »

AUSU Update – July 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 »

From Where I Sit – Savour the Goodness

Anyone paying serious attention to the news is likely to be calculating the shortest distance to the nearest bridge. You’ve got weather phenomena that are flooding, scorching, or rearranging the planet. You’ve got a human disaster unfolding in Africa; a financial crisis brewing in America, boiling over in Europe; and corruption and war in too… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Another Year

Film: Another Year (2010) Writer/Director: Mike Leigh Genre: Drama, Comedy Cast: Jim Broadbent, Leslie Manville, Ruth Sheen ?For you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness . . .? 1 Thessalonians 5:5 Among the most precious scenes in this film are the ones that show… Read more »

Write Stuff – Stranger Than Fiction

Truth might be stranger than fiction, but what happens when fiction meets reality? Or, to put it another way, how far would you go in your devotion to your favourite fiction? Sure, people camp out for days to get concert tickets, but there’s no shortage of diehard fans in the literary world, too. If you… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . hue, Part I

?Where you goin?? Where you comin? from? Where you runnin? to? Where you go I will, I will follow. When you grow, I will, I will also.? from Starting Fires, ?The Bump? hue is a Toronto-based indie band noted for its enthusiastic pop rock tunes, superlative sound production, and creative collaborations with a host of… 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. There’s no better time to put it all together than back-to-school season! Although all the… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Did you miss Athabasca University’s 2011 Convocation? Want to reminisce over a past year’s ceremony? Wondering what you need to do to graduate in 2012? Check out these links and discover Convocations past and future. Watch It Happen If you’d like to watch footage of past Convocation ceremonies, or view photo albums, be sure to… Read more »