Vol. 19 Iss. 07

Volume 19 Issue 7 - 02/18/2011

Fiction – Still Standing

The air in the apartment was thick with the smell of freshly baked cake. Clarice stood at the counter, smoothing icing over the round vanilla cake: pink, of course, Serenity’s favourite colour. The small dining room was full of pink and white streamers, balloons, and ?Happy Birthday? banners. Her baby was turning eight. Serenity interrupted… 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 – Hurray for Harry

When Kathy Bates dropped her robe and slipped into the hot tub with Jack Nicholson in the movie About Schmidt, everyone weighed in on the wisdom, courage, or folly of an older, full-figured woman taking such a chance with her career and her reputation. In a world obsessed with young, nymph-like creatures whose sizes are… Read more »

Write Stuff – Beauty Bound

I’m the first to admit, there’s lots to love about e-books. they’re portable, convenient, and Uncle Henry can enlarge the font to ?super gigantic? and bid farewell to his bifocals. But what really grabs me first about a book is its cover. And a lot of times, that means its physical properties?even if It’s simply… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Stacey Kent, Part II

Stacey Kent is a jazz chanteuse with a large and zealous worldwide cult following. Her understated phrasing and deeply sensitive renderings of standards and original tunes in several languages have won her many accolades and enthusiastic reviews. Stacey began her musical career after completing a Master’s degree in comparative literature. In 2010, after six best-selling… Read more »

Did You Know? – MERLOT

Do studying and Merlot mix? They do if we’re talking about the web-based MERLOT, also known as Multimedia Educational Resource for Online Learning and Teaching, a ?continually growing Open Educational Resource (OER) of online teaching tools and support resources.? The free resource, a project of California State University, is a goldmine for those who want… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Michelangelo

On February 18, 1564, the world lost one of the greatest artists of all time: Michelangelo. And yet he never really left, because his work has intrigued us and beautified civilization for the past nearly 500 years. This week’s links take us on a tour of the man and his oeuvre. Tour the Sistine Chapel… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – We Love to Hear From You!

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@voicemagazine.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Re: ?Write Stuff: Google Lit Trips? by S.D. Livingston, v.19 i.06 (2011-02-11) Thanks to S.D. Livingston for introducing us to Google Lit trips. What a great resource! Wanda Waterman