The ASU operates many services in the Students’ Union Building (SUB) that are designed specifically to suit student needs. From our Campus Clothing Store, Cajun’s, to the Axe Bar & Grill and the Union Market – not to mention Perkin’s (best smoothies and subs for the best prices in Wolfville!) we make sure that our services give the students the opportunities and supports for a positive university experience as well as representing all Acadia Students on issues to the University Administration, Senate, and Board of Governors
The Athenaeum has served as Acadia’s official student newspaper since 1874. Each week it can be found all across campus, which means it’s one of the most efficient and anticipated tools for informing the student body. The Athenaeum is also a member of the Canadian University Press (CUP) and adheres to the Charter of Rights and Responsibilities of CUP. The Athenaeum is created by, and for, members of the Acadia Community. The paper strives to provide fair and unbiased commentary on major issues and events in and around the Acadia community; this includes student events on campus, University events, and events in the greater Wolfville area. There is something for everyone! The Athenaeum seeks to provide its readers with a content-diverse product – it actively seeks submissions from students, faculty, staff and community members. (The Athenaeum does reserve the right to edit or refuse material for publication.) The Athenaeum is a fantastic way to get involved, get experience, and make your mark on campus. The offices of The Athenaeum are located on the second floor of the Students’ Union Building (SUB). There are weekly meetings during the academic year, which everyone is welcome (and encouraged!) to attend. For more information on how to get involved, contact Editor-in-Chief or check out our website www.theath.ca.
Every year, the ASU publishes its own yearbook, The Axe. The book is written and designed entirely by students. Candid shots of students, events, residences, clubs, as well as grad photos are all a part of the book – it’s a great way to look back on your amazing year! All students are encouraged to submit some of their favourite pictures for publication in the book. The Axe is available for pickup from the Union Market when it is published in October of the following school year. If you are interested in joining the Yearbook staff, visit the Yearbook Office in the Students’ Centre, email the Editor, or drop by the Yearbook booth during Club Extravaganza (Main Level, SUB).
Axe Radio is back and at it again! The online radio station serves to benefit Acadia University, Acadia’s students, and the community of Wolfville by strengthening communication between Acadia and the community of Wolfville as well as inter-student communication. The radio strives to provide a supplemental outlet for free artistic, cultural, and sociopolitical expression, entertainment, and discussion of controversial material within quality, thought-provoking programming in a manner conducive to free thought and open debate. The radio can be tuned-in to online from anywhere on or off campus, or heard in the SUB! Any campus or community member is invited to create their own show or help out at any time during the year. If you’re interested in having your voice heard, have a great music selection, or just want to get involved, come by and check out Axe Radio!
The Acadia Graduate Students (AGS) is an Internal Organization committed to advocating for graduate student concerns at Acadia. AGS is comprised of the President and a faculty representative from Arts, Science and Professional Studies. The association also has counsellors at large, who can be involved but not as voting members. AGS also serves the graduate students at Acadia by striving to aid in the provision of a positive recreational and academic environment. High turnover of graduate students due to program completion leaves AGS in the hands of each successive graduate student body. With the support of the ASU, the AGS Executive and council determine the year’s focus and activities. All graduate students are encouraged to get involved!
Community Outreach Acadia is a growing internal organization created and guided by students seeking to make positive and sustainable changes in our community. The club aims to engage Acadia students within the Wolfville community by presenting both spontaneous and long-term volunteer initiatives that will align with the interests of any student. Some of our initiatives include; Neighbours-Helping-Neighbours, Meal Exchange, youth centred development programs and much, much more! COA is here to lend a hand and tackle any new volunteer initiatives that present themselves within our community. We are a fun and energetic team hungry for members who share a passion for volunteerism. So if you are looking to escape from the books and indulge in rewarding and fun volunteer opportunities, COA encourages you attend the Club Extravaganza as well as our meetings!
Centre For Global Education
The Centre for Global Education (CGE) was founded in 2007 by Acadia students. The CGE seeks to facilitate and promote dialogue between various cultures at Acadia through hosting cultural events and activities. These dialogues seek to increase inclusiveness, and awareness of different cultures within Acadia and the community of Wolfville. This year’s events include a trip to Noggins Corn Maze in October as well as the annual International Student Banquet held in March. Monthly events will be posted in the weekly announcements on Acadia’s Student Union Website. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to participate in these events and activities. I invite anyone to come to speak with me regarding suggestions for events and activities that you would like to see held.
The Acadia Students’ Union (ASU) is happy to provide students with the Peer Support Centre, located in 503 of the NewSUB (up the stairs closest to The Union Market). The Peer Support Centre is made up of three internal organizations of the ASU; Acadia Mental Health Initiative, Acadia Pride and The Women’s Centre. Acadia Mental Health Initiative promotes mental wellness of campus through a combination of peer support and advocacy. Acadia Mental Health Initiative also offers support to individual students struggling with mental health. Acadia Pride provides an outlet for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, as well as friends and allies. The Acadia Women’s Centre is a place where women (as well as people who identify any other way) can come and build new friendships as well as learn more about many different women’s issues from Acadia students. Many of the students involved in these three organizations share similar concerns and have a passion for positive change. Together they create the ASU’s Peer Support