Vol. 21 Iss. 19

Volume 21 Issue 19 - 05/24/2013

New Facility Opens in Calgary

Last week we introduced the brand new combined Calgary student centre, an expansion of Bow Valley College and a place for students of Athabasca University, University of Lethbridge, and Olds College to meet, study, take exams, and access a wealth of services?services that AU has never provided in Calgary and some they do not provide… Read more »

Editorial – Every Fifteen Seconds

It seems as though tragedy is everywhere. Whether It’s a highway pileup or a shooting or a tornado or a teen suicide, we’re constantly confronted by bad news. But It’s all unusual stuff: blips in the status quo, a disruption of the norm. What happens when the tragedy is the status quo? When It’s not… 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 – Simply Living

Every so often, and even when?no, especially when?your to-do list is a mile long, you need to step back and chill. When the stuff on your plate is spilling over into your dreams, It’s time. When you find yourself making silly mistakes and not catching them, It’s time. When You’re getting cold sores and waking… Read more »

Write Stuff – A Word to the Wise: Cellphone Scam

Usually you’ll find this page filled with news about the written word. This week, it contains a word to the wise: a warning about a cellphone billing scam. It doesn’t matter whether you live in Canada, the US, or Europe?if you own a cell, you could fall victim. And believe it or not, your service… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Searching for Sugar Man

Film: Searching for Sugar Man Director: Malick Bendjelloul Genre: Documentary ?Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will.? Bodhidharma ?Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.? Boy George Why Good People Disappear From View Had you ever heard of singer-songwriter Jesus (Sixto) Rodriguez before… Read more »

In Conversation – Karin Ericsson Back of Irmelin, Part II

Irmelin is a Swedish a cappella folk trio with a talent for exquisite renditions of timeless folk songs from Scandinavia and beyond. (Be sure to read the Voice review of their recently released third album, North Sea Stories.) All three women are also music teachers who give workshops in Swedish folk singing techniques. Recently, trio… 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 – Work It Out

The long weekend is behind us, and that may have brought an unsettling thought. we’re on the cusp of summer, which means swimsuits, shorts, and tank tops?putting on display a whole lot of winter flabbiness that might make us long for the days of parkas. It’s not too late to get in shape for summer,… Read more »