Vol. 21 Iss. 28

Volume 21 Issue 28 - 08/02/2013

Great List of Accomplishment

When summer began?or as soon as I got excited about summer beginning, which was back in March?I made a list. I make a lot of lists. They are not especially successful, unless you count making the list itself as Task Number One. (I do.) But this time it was going to be different; I’d be… 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 – No Brainer

I recently had the chance to attend the provincial Agricultural Service Board tour hosted by the Municipal District of Bonnyville. Roy was there as a delegate; I, as a partner. I could ill afford to leave my work for the two and a half days of programming, but decided work be damned; I needed the… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Locked Door

Film: The Locked Door (China) Director: Zhao Zhiping Screenwriter: J. Nathaniel Berke Cast: Huang Shengyi, Yang Zi, Calvin Sun, Wang Weixiang, Xu Songzi, Sun Tianyu, Li Man, Gao Jun Genre: Drama ?That hunger of the flesh, that longing for ease, that terror of incarceration, that insistence on tribal honour being obeyed: all of that exists,… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU Press

Did you know that Athabasca University has its own scholarly press? AU Press has recently published its Fall 2013 catalogue of offerings, but many students don’t know about the Press, its offerings, and its mission. Like most university presses, AU Press publications are peer-reviewed; editors subject all submissions to heavy scrutiny and only publish ?scholarship… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Library Cool

The so-called dog days of August are here, and the AC’s on the fritz?where better to cool off than the public library? Whether You’re seeking a good read, something to watch, research tools, or one of the many, many other resources modern libraries have to offer, be sure to check out these links for some… Read more »