Vol. 21 Iss. 09

Volume 21 Issue 9 - 03/15/2013

AU’s Annual Report 2012

What does it say about AU? AU recently released its annual report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012. I always dig into this report as soon as It’s available, because in my job It’s important for me to know as much as I can about our students and the University. Each year the… 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 – And We Will

The weeks since my medical emergency during our Mexican vacation have been interesting indeed. Regular readers may remember I passed out at a restaurant and was treated by the resort doctor, ambulance crew, and two docs at the hospital. I signed myself out with the promise to seek medical care when I got home. In… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Booker’s Place

Film: Booker’s Place Director: Raymond de Felitta Genre: Documentary ?I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.? . . . ?To understand the world,… Read more »

Health Matters – How Healthy Is Your Tongue?

Chinese medicine is an ancient medical system, with descriptions dating back to the birth of written language during the Shang Dynasty starting in 1766 BC. As such, it has a fertile history in treating many health conditions. Treatment in Chinese medicine involves discussion of an individual’s signs and symptoms, in addition to employment of adjunctive… Read more »

Did You Know? – A Visit with TED

Bored? Stuck in a rut? Maybe you just need an influx of something fresh and new. Look no further than TED.com, a ?global community? created by non-profit organization TED, whose singular mission is to propagate ?Ideas Worth Spreading.? The organization sponsors conferences and prizes, but its website is accessible to all. It hosts nearly 1,000… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Crypto-whatsits

Though nearly two million species have been described and catalogued by scientists, National Geographic reports that up to 86 per cent of the world’s species remain uncatalogued. While many of the undiscovered are likely tiny and hard to find (fungus, insects, etc.), It’s no wonder that enthusiasts of cryptozoology maintain the belief that we might… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – We Love to Hear from You!

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@voicemagazine.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter.12- Re: â??Editorial: Post-Secondary Bluesâ? by Tamra Ross, v20 i08 (2013-03-08) Thank you, Tamra, for bringing a voice of reason to the discussion of Athabasca University’s woes. Best wishes Audrey Oâ??Brien