Vol. 21 Iss. 17

Volume 21 Issue 17 - 05/10/2013

Indian Winter, Part II

In Part I of this series, we talked about the flavour of Mumbai, India, with its apartment buildings, its shops, and its markets. This time, we’ll take a peek at some of the city’s inhabitants. Bugs are Everywhere Yes, in India they surely are. As in any tropical country, ants are strong on the forefront,… Read more »

AUSU Update

Dear Members, You may have recently seen information on the internet speculating about the future of Athabasca University. These reports suggest that the Alberta government may broker a merger between AU and University of Alberta, and that this may result in drastic changes to the services and programs offered to students AU students. We want… Read more »

From Where I Sit – More than Mountains

Last week I had the opportunity to attend one of five sessions presented by Travel Alberta. It was part of their spring Road Show series. Considering the potential number of people who could have attended?elected officials, economic development officers, tourism operators, and event planners?the turnout was disappointing. Considering the size of the rented room in… Read more »

Write Stuff – Forget Me Not

If there’s one kind of writing most of us love, It’s the kind about ourselves. We post our daily activities, blog about our thoughts on everything from politics to recipes, and pin our favourite words and photos to virtual bulletin boards. But what happens if other people write less flattering things about us? Do we… Read more »

In Conversation – Mario Rusca

Mario Rusca is an Italian jazz pianist and composer who’s shared stage and studio with a host of jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Al Gray, Tony Scott, Art Farmer, Toots Thielemans, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, and Woody Shaw. (Be sure to read the Voice review of his recent album, Joyette.) He’s also produced… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Three Nice Little Indie Shorts About Death

Films: A Little Push (Written and directed by AndrĂ©s Moret Urdampilleta) Lines (Written by Vivian Kerr; directed by Alexa Hann) The Deaths of Lucana (Written by Fernando Karl; directed by Alceu Bett) ?Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.? Bertolt Brecht, The Mother Freedom from Pain In A Little Push, a… Read more »

Did You Know? – Convocation

Are you graduating this spring? Whether You’re looking forward to walking across the stage to receive your diploma, planning on attending in absentia, or just curious about the whole process, Athabasca University’s Convocation page is your clearinghouse for information about the big day. The page, maintained by the University, includes information on daily schedules; how… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Clean Up Your Room

If the spring weather isn’t enough to motivate you to get cleaning, organizing, and purging, consider this: Friday, May 10 is also known as National Clean Up Your Room Day. What better excuse to tackle the job? Click through these links for inspiration, get our your mop and a big black garbage bag, and get… Read more »