Vol. 21 Iss. 04

Volume 21 Issue 4 - 01/25/2013

Health Matters – Focus Factors

Focusing on a task?or a list of tasks?can be challenging for many of us. And for AU students, distance learning without the ?traditional? structured classroom approach can pose an even greater difficulty for effective focus. If You’re not convinced that your brain is as sharp as you might like, check out some of these options… Read more »

AUSU Update

AUSU e-newsletters a success AUSU has been piloting the use of e-newsletters to contact our student body over the last year. We began by sending these newsletters to students registered on our website, and after a very positive initial response, we are now sending e-newsletters to all students currently enrolled in any AU undergrad course,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – The Right Direction

When I showed up for my ten o?clock hair salon appointment, I was surprised to see all the stylists in a semicircle. I thought I’d walked into a staff meeting; instead, it was an in-service training session with a guest instructor. The topic was men’s haircuts. During the two and a half hours I was… Read more »

Write Stuff – Quinoa and Critical Thinking

The digital age and its avalanche of content have turned us all into lazy thinkers who’ve lost the capacity for independent thought. Sound familiar? It should, because It’s a theme that plenty of people moan about. But a quick look at the comments of major publications reveals a different story?one that shows our collective critical… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Frankenweenie

Film: Frankenweenie Director: Tim Burton Cast: Charlie Tahan, Frank Welker, Winona Ryder, Catherine O?Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Robert Capron, Atticus Shaffer The Very Mortal Deadlock Between Love and Power ?MR. RZYKRUSKI: Your country needs more scientists. They should make more. You should be a scientist. VICTOR: Nobody likes scientists. MR. RZYKRUSKI: They like what… Read more »

don’t Give Up On Me

You say, ?It’s not working out? You say you can’t cope But when you give up on me You’re putting into words what I feel inside You’re proving to me that I was right: I can’t do it It’s too hard Why should I even try? Are you surprised when I get frustrated? Are you… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Express Yourself

As Toronto begins a new and controversial program examining the value of graffiti in the city, It’s a good time to take a look at how this art form is growing and evolving. While the debate rages?art or not??check out these links for a new look at what graffiti and street art are all about…. Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Quit While Ahead

At Home: Quit While Ahead It’s no secret that smoking cigarettes negatively impacts your health, and that quitting could save your life. But did you know that the earlier you quit, the better chance you have at achieving the lifespan of someone who’s never touched a cigarette? As The Toronto Star reports, a new study… Read more »

Did You Know? – DegreeWorks

It takes a lot of planning to map out an academic career. But when You’re working with information in several different media, the process can be time-consuming and frustrating. However, the future is promising: AU has launched DegreeWorks, ?a comprehensive academic advising and degree audit solution? that communicates directly with AU’s internal student information system… Read more »