L. M. Montgomery, Remembering the Great War

Remembering the Great War Bill Thompson Athabasca University AU #AthaU English Department Anne of Green Gables Remembrance Day November 11 World War

One of the books I tutor as part of ENGL 305 is L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. The book is a popular text with students, and I always enjoy reading student essays that comment on Anne and her antics. Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908, and Montgomery went on to write many more books in the Anne series. If you know Montgomery as an author, you know that … [Read more...]

AU holiday closures in December and January

Snow on trees at the main AU campus in Athabasca.

In December and January, Athabasca University is closed for holidays on the following dates: Dec. 24, 2014: AU Calgary is closed, but AU offices in Athabasca, Edmonton and St. Albert will be open until 3 p.m. MT. Dec. 25 - 31, 2014: Closed for holidays. Jan. 1 - 4, 2015: The university will be closed on Jan. 1 and have reduced operations on Friday, Jan. 2. Full operations … [Read more...]