Minds We Meet—Amanda Lipinski

Amanda Lipinski is a councillor of Athabasca University Students’ Union.  She lives in Prince George, British Columbia and is studying in the Bachelor of Management Program while completing her Management Studies Certificate and management Diploma.  Amanda is married and has two children. You live in Prince George, British Columbia.  How did you originally find yourself… Read more »

Look at the View from Where you Stand

Another group of students walked across the stage at Athabasca and received their degrees over the weekend.  This year I tuned in to watch one of The Voice Magazine’s own, Barb, accept her degree.  I was surprised at just how much excitement I felt, it brought back so many memories and feelings from when I… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Ex Factor

Dear Barb: My boyfriend and I have been dating for about a year.  Prior to dating Jay I was involved in a serious relationship for five years and we had planned to eventually marry.  My ex was everything I wanted; I loved him tremendously.  But he cheated on me and I was devastated.  Even though… Read more »

Student Sizzle!

AthaU Facebook Group Michael is looking for fellow students taking SOCI 287 or 288 starting in July, he’s found a couple so far.  Meanwhile, Isabella is moving into a teacher’s prep program as she finishes off her undergrad degree and was looking for advice on transcripts, but also started a conversation on what kind of… Read more »

The Fit Student

Do you want to kick back a plate of Denny’s sausage, chuckling as the grease lashes your tongue, musing to yourself, “I beat you, inflammation!” Well, Amy Myers, MD, wrote a diet book on inflammation.  Her diet plan looks intriguing—until you spot her menu’s morning sausage.  Sausage?  Sausage gave me inflammation.  Well, sausage, cola, anxiety,… Read more »

Editorial—Less than a Third

Last Friday, shortly after I completed my editorial, the Alberta Government announced at AU’s convocation ceremonies that they would be giving Athabasca University a one-time grant of 4.9 million dollars to address its new strategic plan and upgrade its technology infrastructure.  This money is sorely needed because, though the AU campus is beautiful, as you’ll… 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 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 »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Senior Wisdom Video Scholarship Sponsored by:  A Place for Mom Deadline:  June 30, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) or the U.S., be currently enrolled in a post-secondary program in Canada or the U.S., and be planning to pursue a career that… Read more »

Exploring the Great Outdoors this Summer

Many Working diligently toward a degree or upgrading your skills with university courses are worthwhile endeavors.  Nevertheless, studying and writing assignments while also working, raising children, or carrying out other obligations can become a grind.  With the longer days of summer arriving, now is the ideal time to clear off your schedule, give your brain… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AUSU Council Meeting Sat, June 16, 3:00 to 5:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/june-council-meeting/ No pre-registration required; e-mail governance@ausu.org for meeting package Google Scholar Webinar Mon, June 18, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration required

The Not-So Starving Student

Being a student is hard, especially when many students today are drowning in student loans.  How do we make the most of our lives and make every penny count? Here are five tips that might change your financial strategy and boost your savings. Stock up on everyday items while they are on sale.  For items… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Show Not Tell, Like Harry Homer Potter

Grab your drabbest essay and crossbreed it with Harry Potter.  You’ll wind up with Plato Potter, Einstein Potter, or Harry Homer Potter.   Homer the thinker, that is.  In other words, sprinkle in a magical writing device called show not tell.  But what’s show not tell? When I once wrote a script, I thought show meant… Read more »

Course Exam—NUTR 330

NUTR 330 (Introductory Nutrition) is a three-credit Nutrition survey course which provides the scientific fundamentals of the current understanding of nutrition.  To enrol into this course students will need to request permission before registering.  Senior high school chemistry and biology courses are strongly recommended.  This course may not be suitable for general interest students as… Read more »