Vol. 21 Iss. 29

Volume 21 Issue 29 - 08/09/2013

Editorial – Ghostly Grades

Every few years there’s an anonymously published letter written by a member of one of the most reviled, yet desperately sought after professions in all of academia: the professional essay writer. And each time such a letter appears, there’s a flurry of finger-pointing. What kind of unethical person takes a job like that? Who would… 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 – Carpe Diem

I spent the better part of holiday Monday working in the yard. This despite the fact that It’s 18 days, 18 hours, and 53 minutes until the start of the festival that has consumed me since the idea I pitched was accepted January 9. The Babas and Borshch Ukrainian Festival has consumed my waking hours… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Life of Pi

Film: Life of Pi Director: Ang Lee Screenwriters: David Magee and Yann Martel (based on the novel by Yann Martel) Cast: Suraj Sharma, Ayush Tandon, Adil Hussain, Irfan Khan, Tabu, Rafe Spall Genre: Drama/Adventure ?And then Richard Parker, my fierce companion, the terrible one whodunnits’d kept me alive, disappeared forever from my life . …. Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Reinventions

Album: Stefano Scodanibbio: Reinventions Artists: Stefano Scodanibbio and Quartetto Prometeo: Giulio Rovighi (violin), Aldo Campagnari (violin), Massimo Piva (violin), Francesco Dillon (violoncello) ?Have you ever heard an overtone? The more you hear them, the more you hear them! They are a wonder of natural physics and the foundation of our musical world.? Joanne Oosterhoff Overtones,… 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 »