Vol. 21 Iss. 18

Volume 21 Issue 18 - 05/17/2013

Indian Winter, Part III

In the past two articles in this series, we’ve taken a peek at life in Mumbai. This article continues the bird’s eye view of one of the largest cities in India. (Read Part I and Part II of the series.) Need to go anywhere? Where public transportation is concerned, India is convenient, if unconventional?at least… Read more »

New Calgary Facility

May 12 marked the grand opening of the new Bow Valley College (BVC) expansion in Calgary; originally scheduled for last month, it was delayed for the funeral of Ralph Klein, the premier who first approved funding for the new $300 million environmentally sustainable multi-campus building in conjunction with the City of Calgary. For those who… 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 – A Memorable Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day evening totally changed with Roy’s panicked announcement that he needed stitches. With the entire family visiting, it was an attention-getter. Hilary and I sprang into action; Carrie cringed and said she couldn’t look. Roy, as a farmer and a truck driver, is no stranger to mishaps. In this case he had tangled with… Read more »

Write Stuff – FaceLeft

What do social networks and icebergs have in common? That sounds like the start of a bad joke, but It’s not. When we’re posting and tweeting and liking, we rarely think about the hulking mass below the surface: the trove of personal data we’re handing away in exchange for the fun stuff. FaceLeft is a… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Romantic Things

Book: Mary Jacobus, Romantic Things: A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud (University of Chicago Press Books) ?Clouds puzzle us by representing, not so much the mind in a state of reflection, as the latency involved in all visible representation?not fullness versus flatness only (as Damisch argues), but absence?the ungraspable or unattainable; things we cannot see,… 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 – National Bike Month

You may have just missed Bike to Work Week (May 13-17), but the whole month of May is National Bike Month, and It’s the perfect time to remember your bicycle. Cycling is full of benefits?including fresh air and exercise, not to mention the earth-friendly side?and the weather’s finally getting good enough to lure us outdoors…. Read more »