Vol. 21 Iss. 21

Volume 21 Issue 21 - 06/07/2013

A Book in the Hand: E-text Initiative

Prefer to cozy up with a Kindle or Nook? Love flipping through onscreen pages on your iPad? Enjoy the ease of reading the same book across devices? Or do your eyes glaze over when you try to read e-text? Do you prefer the feel of a hard copy, the rustle of pages and the familiar… 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 »

Write Stuff – All’s Fair in Love and Fiction

All might be fair in love and war, but is it fair in fiction? Certain officials in the Philippines don’t think so, especially not when it comes to Dan Brown’s latest thriller, Inferno, which paints an unflattering picture of Manila. But does fiction have an obligation to mimic reality? The fuss over Inferno has to… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Not Likely

In the May 29 issue of the Edmonton Journal there appeared a half-page photo story with the headline, ?Chinese teen defaces Egyptian temple art.? The story has since appeared on TV. In a nutshell, a 15-year-old boy from Nanjing, China scratched, ?Ding Jinhao visited here? onto the wall of a 3,500-year-old temple. The vandalism got… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Mea Maxima Culpa

Film: Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God Director: Alex Gibney Genre: Documentary ?If anyone causes one of these little ones?those who believe in me?to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to… Read more »

In Conversation – Sienna Dahlen

Sienna Dahlen is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter and teacher with a Master’s degree in jazz performance from the University of Toronto. She’s toured the world and has collaborated with a number of notable artists, including Karl Jannuska, Mads Baerentzen, and Wassim Soubra. She recently released her album Verglas?a set of original and innovative songs beautifully arranged… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Get a Job

So you’ve graduated?congratulations!?and now comes the fun part. Well, maybe not so much fun. In today’s economy, getting a job or applying for a promotion is a full-time job in itself, and certainly a frustrating and stressful one. Check out these links for inspiration and helpful tips. Social Media Social Media is the big bad… Read more »

Did You Know? – Convocation

Are you graduating this spring, but couldn’t make it out to Athabasca this weekend? Whether You’re mentally walking across that stage or You’re just curious about the whole process and want a preview of your own big day, Athabasca University’s Convocation page is your clearinghouse for information about Convocation weekend. The page, maintained by the… Read more »