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February 12, 2004
  Easy steps to convocatingPDF files may take a moment to load

For all students in their last year of study, there's probably one date they should keep an eye on: Mar. 1, the deadline to apply to convocate. But what hoops do you need to jump through to get that degree and graduate?

To start, choosing courses that fit together within a program is important. Combined degrees are designed for five years of study, regular Bachelor's degrees are four-year programs, requiring 25 full-course equivalents, while general studies degrees require 20 full-course equivalents.

February 12, 2004
  Want to take a survey?PDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary stud- ents can expect to fill out one or more surveys ranging from library use to students' lifestyles in the upcoming month.

There are at least six surveys coming to campus this semester, which is higher than usual because of a coincidence in timing.

"I wouldn't be surprised if people get two or three of these surveys," said Associate Vice-President Student Affairs Dr. Peggy Patterson.

February 12, 2004
  Bercuson named to Order of CanadaPDF files may take a moment to load

At this very moment, a U of C student is asking "history? What the hell am I going to do with a history degree?"

But the University of Calgary's Director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, Dr. David Bercuson, is proving just how far a history degree can go, as he prepares to be named an Officer to the Order of Canada, receiving the country's second-highest honour for a lifetime of achievement.

February 12, 2004
  Going PDF files may take a moment to load

When someone says the word Australia, what comes to mind? The classics always come first: koalas, dingoes, kangaroos, Foster's, Crocodile Dundee and the Crocodile Hunter. But what is the real Australia like, beyond all those stereotypes and symbols we've come to associate with Australians and their country?

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February 12, 2004
  Books gouge students: reportPDF files may take a moment to load

A recent study blasts textbook companies for business practices they say gouge students.

The conclusions and methodology of the study have been questioned by both American and Canadian organizations which represent major textbook companies.

February 12, 2004
  Republic of LovePDF files may take a moment to load

Adapting a novel to film can bring new life to the story by heightening its visual aspects. Film can also introduce the story to larger audiences by telling the tale in a shorter period of time. Some novels however, are poorly suited for adaptation to film. These novels lack the visual elements needed to create a movie, or contain a cumbersome amount of exposition not easily transferred to the screen.

February 12, 2004
  Professors: Coming and going for cheapPDF files may take a moment to load

Last year, there were rumours about several full-time professors at the University of Calgary being replaced by temporary or part-time teachers. This is a growing concern in academia, despite the apparent shortage of professors across the country. The highly prestigious and professional position of a university educator is now facing "casualization,"--a continuous increase in employment of sessional and part-time teachers over full-time ones.

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February 12, 2004
  Election platform? Effective campaign? Who needs them?PDF files may take a moment to load

Winning a Students' Union election, regardless of the position you are vying for, is relatively easy--about as easy as you'd expect for a job that pays nearly $25,000, placing you near the top of a $10 million organization. Employing a few seemingly effortless techniques, you too can become an elected official on the SU executive.

1. No experience, no knowledge

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February 12, 2004
  French dislike perception of using defensive measuresPDF files may take a moment to load

I don't care that there will be a tape delay. I don't care that time and tax dollars have been used to debate the issue. I don't even care that this is the second time in a week that the public has been deemed too immature to watch television and make their own decisions. But its bothering me something fierce that nobody cares whether he was right or not.

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February 12, 2004
  U of C scores solid concrete victoryPDF files may take a moment to load

A team of University of Calgary engineers returned victorious this weekend from the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race. The team placed first overall in the five-day competition hosted by Carleton University in Ottawa.

"It was very stiff competition," said Project Manager Lee Martin. "We've been working on it since September."

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