Minds We Meet—Madison Daviduik

Madison Daviduik is a twenty-one-year-old from Swan River, Manitoba.  She lives with her family on a family farm and works full-time as a Supervisor for their local Aquatic Centre.  She is currently enrolled into the Bachelor of Commerce – Finance program and is a self-proclaimed nerd.  This is her story. Can you give us a… Read more »

The Enduring Power of Random Acts of Kindness

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness.  Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” – Scott Adams I know I should be boycotting Facebook like my socially conscious cohorts, but it’s just such a handy way to stay connected with friends and family back home and to share a… Read more »

Course Exam—MUSI/HUMN 268

MUSI 268 / HUMN 268 (Classical Music: A Historical Introduction) is a three-credit introductory music course that aims to review the fundamental elements of music as art in Western civilization. Students will first get a good grasp of the key elements of music. It is important to become comfortable with the meaning and use of… Read more »

Dear Barb—Mother’s Day Downer

Dear Barb: I am the oldest of three; my two younger brothers are away at university.  Last week they returned for Mother’s Day, but one of my brothers refused to see or celebrate Mother’s Day with my mom.  My mom and him have had issues for a long time, but now he doesn’t want to… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Global Lift Equipment Scholarship Sponsored by:  Global Lift Equipment Deadline:  June 15, 2019 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must residents of Canada or the U.S., attending or planning to attend a post-secondary institution in Canada or the U.S. in Fall 2019, and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. What’s required:  An… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Universal DJ

“Baby your mind is a radio Got a receiver inside my head Baby I’m tuned to your wavelength Lemme tell you what it says: Transmitter! Oh! Picking up something good Hey, radio head! The sound…of a brand-new world” -Talking Heads, ‘Radio Head’ There is a thing every good deejay understands: putting together a great mix… Read more »

The Fly on the Wall—Kant We All Meaningfully Agree?

The meaning of life: what can that mean? Possible answers run the gamut of human thought and experience.  Meaning is both personal and general; each of us has our own private mission statement whether we think of it that way or not and invariably there will be affinities between ours and others.  As AU students,… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact services@ausu.org with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES May 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for July May 31: Gatineau Student Meet & Greet June 7-8: Athabasca University Convocation June 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Jul… Read more »

Editorial—Expecting More

A few weeks ago, Athabasca sponsored something called the Singularity U Summit, 2019, up in Edmonton, and invited alumni and students to attend. The event was free, but you had to sign up to get access to the video feeds of what was going on at the conference. I did so, and I attended a… Read more »

The Fit Student—Are You a Health Nut or a Coconut?

Do you want to tip into health-nut status?  No shame in that label.  But do one better and claim the status of health coconut.  Now, that’s a tasty way to shine your skin, teeth, and hair. I use coconut oil throughout the day.  With coconut oil, you can “condition your hair … hydrat[e] your skin… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Online MBA Info Session Wed, May 22, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/online-mba-executives-information-session-2019-may22/ Register online at above link Third Annual Accounting Conference Fri, May 24, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm MDT DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 16615-109th Avenue NW, Edmonton AB In person Hosted by AU Faculty of Business… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Jason hints that he’ll soon be looking for research subjects; a queue begins forming immediately.  Wayne wonders how to tell if a course’s exam is online or paper; replies suggest that info isn’t always easy to find.  Angela seeks feedback on student loans versus lines of credit; lots of province-specific feedback flows… Read more »

The Struggling Student Rants—The Benefits to Having a Yard Sale

Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant whose popularity has taken off in recent years in North America, by instructing consumers and hoarders alike to rediscover joy by decluttering and throwing away stuff  (Green, 2014).  At 19 years old, Ms. Kondo started working as a professional tidier in Japan when she founded her organizing consulting business… Read more »