Vol. 21 Iss. 34

Volume 21 Issue 34 - 09/13/2013

Health Matters – Optimizing Your Female Fertility

In today’s hectic North American lifestyle, women are multitasking like never before. But It’s also women whose body systems are being most negatively affected. It’s no wonder we’re seeing a major decline in female fertility; in fact, as of this year over 10 per cent of all North American women of childbearing age are considered… 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 – Another Reminder

The busier I get, the less time I have to read. With hundreds of books in the house and millions more out there, it pains me to say that. And it feels like an ache in my soul. For the last several months I’ve spent most of my waking moments (and several more when I… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Peace on Pluto

Look up. Look way up. What do you see? Planets, stars, asteroids?maybe even the future outlines of space colonies and national borders. It might sound like sci-fi, but technology is steadily bringing space settlement closer to reality. The question is, should we allow corporations to sidestep the rules of the Outer Space Treaty? If you’ve… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Detropia

Film: Detropia Directors: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady Genre: Documentary The Dystopian Landscape of Your Punk Dreams ?These people lost this house to taxes. So the city just lets it sit empty and pyromaniacs come and they burn it up, and this is repeated all over the city. You got these guys who love fires…. Read more »

In Conversation – Billy Martin, Part II

?Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.? Mason Cooley Billy Martin is a percussionist, filmmaker, music producer, composer, sculptor, visual artist, and carpenter and is part of the groundbreaking jazz trio Martin, Medeski & Wood. His latest musical production (due out this month) is Road to Jajouka, a remix tribute to… Read more »

Did You Know? – Student ID Cards

AU Press discounts at the movies, bookstore, or train station! According to the AU Student Calendar, every ?active Athabasca University student? is eligible to request a photo student identification card. To apply, you need to complete the required form and submit a photo. Acceptable photos are ?taken by an Athabasca University staff member whenever possible.?… Read more »

AU Presidential Selection Committee Invitation

Athabasca University has established a search committee for a new AU president to succeed Dr. Frits Pannekoek in 2014. Students are invited to attend a consultation meeting via teleconference or in person. Details are below. AUSU strongly encourages member participation in these consultations to ensure that students take a strong role in the future of… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: The Money Question –

At Home: The Money Question As Canada rises in world economics, Canadians as a whole are starting to become wealthier. But there’s a dark side that might take the edge off the celebration: we’re also getting deeper in debt. As The Globe and Mail reports, ?Canadians are getting richer, but are saddled with troubling levels… Read more »