Vol. 22 Iss. 19

Volume 22 Issue 19 - 05/09/2014

From Where I Sit – My Teaching Days

Having four-year-old Grady here for the weekend is good for one’s innate sense of play. How else could I justify spending hours watching those cinematic marvels called Toy Story 1, 2 and 3? I appreciate the underlying innuendo and adult theme. I can relive the early days of my own parenting through the featured toys…. Read more »

Dear Barb:

Dear Barb: I have just finished my first year of university where I was living in residence with two roommates. Over the course of the school year, one of my roommates and I became close friends. We often went out together as neither of us had boyfriends. At the end of the year Erin met… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – You Are Here

Film: You Are Here Director: Daniel Cockburn “Our tools are extensions of our purposes, and so we find it natural to make metaphorical attributions of intentionality to them; but I take it no philosophical ice is cut by such examples.” – John Searle In a scene inspired by philosopher John Searle’s Chinese Room experiment, a… Read more »

Music Review – Sergei Boal

Album: The Man Without a Hat Artist: Sergei Boal From the music producers Acustronica comes an album that will bring you on a journey deep within your imagination. Visionary Spanish musician Sergi Boal created The Man Without a Hat in his small studio, Nivol and Sound, in Barcelona, Spain. Released on May 3rd, 2014, this… Read more »

Editorial – Short Cuts

DocZone over on CBC recently had an episode called “Faking the Grade” which examined cheating in post-secondary schools. One of the more alarming facts to come from this documentary was the estimate that at least 70% of university students cheated some time during their high school years, and that many continue to cheat all through… Read more »

Inspiration from Outside the Box

David Suzuki can’t tell me what to do. His foundation is promoting its third annual “30×30 Challenge” this month. The challenge is a call to action for individuals to spend 30 minutes in nature for 30 days. Whether It’s a local park, a nature trail, a beach, or a backyard, the point is to get… Read more »

Click of the Wrist

This year marks the hundredth anniversary of Mother’s Day. Cards and flowers are nice, but you know what will really impress Mom? Trivia about the holiday! Well, not really?but be sure to share these links with her: How It All Began What do pacifism and worker’s rights have to do with Mother’s Day? The National… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home and Abroad

At Home: University of Alberta gets $10 million private donation The Edmonton Journal has a story about how the University of Alberta has received a $10 million dollar donation from Reza Nasseri, the founder of Landmark Homes. Having emigrated to Canada from Iran in 1964, Nasseri’s donation is so that the University of Alberta can… Read more »

Did You Know? – AUSU Council Meeting

The new AUSU Council has decided that they will be holding their public meeting the second Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm MST. That means that this month, the meeting will be this coming Wednesday, May 14th. Any student who wishes is welcome to attend the meeting, and AUSU Council will often hold a post-meeting… Read more »

AUSU Update

AUSU Updates: A new council On April 1, a new AUSU council took office to represent AU undergrads for the 2014-16 term. The last six weeks have been a busy time, as outgoing councillors prepared the new team to take office and facilitated an executive election. we’re pleased to announce your new student representatives: President:… Read more »