Archive for January, 2011

Student Health 101

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Each month, CBU students receive an online magazine entitled Student Health 101. It is provided free by CBU, and sent out to all students. It can also be found on the CBU website under the Current Students Tab.

Being a student is hard enough, what with exams, assignments, volunteering, group projects and meetings. As well as, perhaps balancing a part-time job and a relationship. This magazine is there to help you transition into the lifestyle and give you an inside perspective about how to get the most out of life at university.
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Learning Online

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Some of us, well, a lot of us, hate dragging ourselves out of bed in the morning to drive to class, or even to walk across campus to get to class (especially those 8:40 am killer ones).  And sometimes, we hit a bump in the road, and cant make it into school everyday, a job may get in the way, or for medical reasons, and the result is that set class times just cant fit in your schedule.  Luckily here at CBU, you can take a lot of classes through distance education.

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Tales from Sundance 2

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

It is almost midweek for Ruby who is attending the Sundance Film Festival as a reviewer. (See my last blog to catch up.)

While we would assume things would be winding down at the Festival, things are really only speeding up. Yesterday alone Ruby saw and reviewed four movies! Here is a brief rundown on some of the movies she saw:

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Consumers’ Privacy Rights in Jeopardy

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Balancing customer’s rights to privacy and how businesses use customer’s information collected through technology will be a huge issue in upcoming years, with technology progressing at such rapid speeds.

The use of different technologies, specifically Radio frequency identification (RFID) will play a huge role in this. After learning about RFID tags in one of my classes, I was shocked at how much an organization can learn from each purchase we make, and how frequently these RFID tags are being used, without the consumer’s knowledge.

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Tales from Sundance

Monday, January 24th, 2011

As many of you may have read last week, one CBU prof is off to the Sundance Film Festival to review 20 films for the Journal of Religion and Film. For those who haven’t read the story, click here: http://www.cbu.ca/news/cbu-professor-sundance.

This CBU prof is Ruby Ramji… my professor, my boss, and my good friend.

Since few of us will ever attend the film festival as reviewers, and since Ruby isn’t busy enough (haha), I got her to send me daily updates on the festival. Ruby will fill me in on what she’s reviewing, what Park City, Utah is like… oh, and what famous stars she spots in the snowy terrain.

As of today, I have the following updates:

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Getting back into shape

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Getting back into shape is an inevitable part of life. Sometimes you’re in great shape; sometimes you’re in poor shape. It’s natural; so don’t stress out too much.

Now that the New Year is upon us, holiday binging is behind us, and bikini season is fast approaching- people everywhere are flirting with the gym, eating healthier, and just trying to find the motivation, discipline, and strength needed to kick… well- your own ass!

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A Few (Slightly Underappreciated) Facts

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Last week on the WordsBlog, we took a look at 2010 retrospectively, with a few categories designed to hold your attention… to the max (in using this phrase, I make the entire world cry “LAME” in unison).

This week, I’ll be counting off a few things that people roughly my age should know – specifically, those types of things that, while I hold nothing against those ignorant of them, I really hate it when people say the opposite (of the truth of these matters). With that in mind, this post serves as somewhat of a shoutout to friend and workmate Nicole, who I never even knew read this.

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Healthy Living Week kicks off at CBU

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Considering my last blog was about New Years Resolutions, kicking off the New Year with a healthy living campaign is a great way to promote healthy lifestyles. This week (January 17th through January 22nd) the CBU Students’ Union is hosting Healthy Living Week on campus.

Monday kicks off the week full of events, with the Biggest Loser Competition. This, much like the hit TV show, The Biggest Loser, will be a competition to loose weight and get healthy. I was pleasantly surprised at how many people signed up! What better motivation than a little friendly competition, and not to mention having a group of friends by your side.

This type of competition is an ongoing trend, and if done correctly, can be very productive. Whether it is in your own home, workplace or even school, a weight loss competition is a huge incentive to work a little harder. You can’t get away with sneaking in that extra muffin if your friends are on the same mission!
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Starting the Year with a ‘BANG’

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Fireworks at Disney. They are much better in person!

One of my favourite times of year has again come and passed in the blink of an eye. You probably think I’m referring to Christmas but I’m actually talking about New Years! And the reason I love New Years so much is the fireworks. The boom of the explosion and seeing all of those different lights and patterns in the sky. The oooh’s and aaah’s of the crowd. What’s not to love about them!

You can see fireworks of all different shapes, sizes, and colours. From the classic star shaped ones to the simple roman candles and firecrackers. And best of all they can be enjoyed by anyone.

For such a simple thing we take for granted, the construction of fireworks actually consists of a lot of different things. I’m going to show you the different components that make up fireworks and just how they explode to get those effects we all love to see.

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Elections for VP-Academic, President and SRC open today!

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

If you want to be the next bigwig of students at CBU, apply soon.

Positions up for grabs are the following:

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