Money out the Window

Every student agrees that education is expensive, but not every student is prepared to do anything about it.  Twice each year, AUSU doles out thousands of dollars in scholarships, but only a small number of students bother to apply.  AUSU can’t give you this money—even if you are the best qualified—unless you get your application… Read more »

Survival in the Garret—Gimme Shelter

Finding suitable housing on a low budget can be an adventure in itself, and an abode needn’t be expensive to satisfy your need for comfort, safety, privacy, health, and beauty. Being a distance learner opens you up to a vast realm of possibilities.  Because you can access coursework and tutors online and your materials can… Read more »

Walking Away

It has been about a month since I made the choice to take a step back from school, after having decided to apply for the Masters program.  When I mentally withdrew I felt relief.  A weight was lifted from my shoulders and I felt like I was able to focus on my chosen career path. … Read more »

Course Exam—ENGL 211 (Prose Forms)

ENGL 211 (Prose Forms) is a three-credit introductory English course where students examine fictional work in prose and encounter major literary concepts, terms, and analytical strategies.  The texts that are studied in ENGL 211 include American, British, and Canadian short stories and novels, which range from the nineteenth century to the twenty first century.  There… Read more »

Dear Barb—Communication Breakdown

Dear Barb: I have been with my girlfriend for three years and we got along great, for the most part, but recently we started arguing a lot.  I think it might be time to end the relationship.  We don’t seem to agree on anything, even watching a movie is becoming stressful.  We don’t like the… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  1800wheelchair Scholarship Fund Sponsored by: Deadline:  May 1, 2018 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be enrolled in an undergrad program at an accredited Canadian college or university and have a GPA of at least 3.0. What’s required:  A mailed application including contact info and a statement or transcript showing GPA,… Read more »

Editorial—Minds we Move on to

When I first took up the role of editor here at The Voice Magazine, one of the things I wanted to do was increase the amount of student related (as opposed to merely student written) content.  To that end, I did a number of general interest interviews with tutors at AU and started the Meeting… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

MBA in Hockey Management Info Session Tues, April 24, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business Register online at above link Online MBA Info Session Wed, April 25, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business Register online at above link Writing for Publication… Read more »

The Fit Student—Cycling Tips

Want a student-friendly way to blast to class and back?  Tired of standing at the bus, getting snow kicked in your face by motorists?  Then jump on the environmental bandwagon: the bicycle. Cyclists live fit and healthy but carry their share of road rage tales.  I have many scary cycling stories, too. For instance, I… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Apr 15: May degree requirements deadline Apr 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for June May 10: Deadline to register in a course starting June 1 May 15: June degree requirements… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group The winter uglies invaded the group, with group moderators having to step in to delete or suspend comments when discussions became heated.  Kazzlow is curious if any students have graduated with a GPA of 3.7 or higher; many report that they have or soon will.  Mer seeks tips on exam invigilation outside… Read more »

Writing Strategies

According to the Collins Gage Canadian Paperback Dictionary, an essay is “a literary composition on a certain subject, a written theme assigned as an exercise.” Writing essays is a major part of university assignments, particularly English courses. ‘Therefore, knowing how to go about writing a clear, concise, well-crafted essay will take you far in any… Read more »

Music Review—Todd O’Keefe

Album: Salvador Artist: Todd O’Keefe On February 5th, Todd O’Keefe released his latest album, Salvador.  Nailing down a genre for O’Keefe is challenging.  Using experience based on a past in the music industry and the amount of talent he has worked with, Todd has created a sound all his own.  With guitar stylings similar to… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student

My father used to say, “eating is about fooling the mouth and pleasing the tummy”.  In other words, good food should be palatable but healthy at the same time.  Typically, healthier dieting options aren’t always a taste bud pleaser.  Luckily, since I’ve discovered the secret to maximizing one’s diet with Vietnamese rice paper, I have… Read more »