Vol. 19 Iss. 37

Volume 19 Issue 37 - 09/30/2011

Editorial – One in a (Lot More Than a) Million

we’re all unique, we’re all special. How many times have we heard that?and brushed it off? After all, we’ve had the line fed to us since childhood: teachers, parents, partners, friends, and self-help gurus have all underscored our uniqueness. After a while it loses its charm. If everyone is so unique and special, how does… Read more »

AUSU Update – September 2011

Update on AUSU awards program AUSU has long had a student awards program to recognize outstanding students and assist those in need. Over the course of the last couple years, though, we’ve sought to revamp and revise our awards portfolio to improve existing awards and add new ones! We now have a wide array of… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Wish I Was an Early Adopter

Since finally committing to (and following through on) writing a book, my life has been a blur?not of parties and adulation, but of hard, hard work. In this new world, writing and publishing the book is only the first and arguably the easiest of many steps. A real writer is chomping at the bit and… Read more »

Write Stuff – A Critical Success

I have a confession to make. I recently read a P.D. James novel and hated it. Okay, maybe not hated. But every time I recall the experience, every time I’m tempted by the thick lure of a James paperback, the dull grey memory of Death in Holy Orders washes over me?along with a sense of… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Alysha Brillinger, Part II

?We are all artists in a way?every action, word, and song has an impact on the world, and we can design and craft that impact.? Alysha Brillinger in an interview with Wanda Waterman Alysha Brillinger is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She has crafted a unique personal musical style by combining blues and reggae to make funky,… Read more »

Health Matters – Time for Bed

Sleep: we all crave it. And yet It’s something that many of us have difficulty getting, or at least getting well. This article explores the mystery of sleep, including why It’s so important for health, how to recognize the warning signs of insomnia, and how to maximize our sleep experience. Why Sleep? Good sleep is… Read more »

Did You Know? – Access to Students with Disabilities (ASD)

Are you an Athabasca University student who’s struggling with an educational or physical challenge, physical or psychological condition, or permanent or temporary injury or illness That’s affecting your ability to complete your studies? You may be eligible for special support services from AU’s ASD. Based on the Learning Assistance Centres or Offices of Service to… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Texting Behind the Reins – Around the World: The Strength of Women

At Home: Texting Behind the Reins Lawmakers are cracking down on distracted drivers. And while many provinces have laws in place banning texting behind the wheel or using a cellphone without a hands-free device, there are some situations where the law’s application is questionable. As the Toronto Sun reports, drivers of cal├Ęches?the horse-drawn carriages seen… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – How’s That for a Harvest?

Harvest time is in full swing, and stores and farmer’s markets are overflowing with the bounty. we’re used to our produce looking a certain way. But many crops are grown all over the world in varieties that appear quite different than what we’re used to. These links introduce some unique varieties of vegetables?and give tips… Read more »