Minds We Meet—Kristina Anderson

Kristina Anderson, a full-time flight attendant, is currently enrolled in the Human Resources and Labour Relations program at Athabasca University from her home in Calgary.  She was kind enough to wing a few answers to our interview of her for The Voice Magazine. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself?… Read more »

Is Equality Possible in Relationships?

“The present relationship existing between husband and wife, where one claims a command over the actions of the other, is nothing more than a remnant of the old leaven of slavery. It is necessarily destructive of refined love; for how can a man continue to regard as his type of the ideal a being whom… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—An Ordinary Joy

I often think what a sweet luxury it is to just be ordinary; to be possessed of only modest talents, and no all-consuming ambition for recognition or legacy.  Being able to amble through life having not too much, but not too little.  A small circle of friends, perhaps, a handful of people I love, enough… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Cast Iron Wok Review

As a student living independently, I am always on the lookout for kitchen hacks that improve my cooking and meal preparation experience.  Having perfected my stir-fry recipes but not having the right tool to prepare them was a frustrating experience.  Using a flat saucepan for my stir fries meant my vegetables never had the proper… Read more »

The Creative Spark—How to Get an Edge in Fashion Design

Wouldn’t you love to design Cinderella’s sportswear?  Brad Pitt’s leather pants?  Or Margot Robbie’s PJs?  Well, if you love fashion, you can do all this and more.  You could even start your own clothing line. So, what does it take to succeed as a fashion designer?  “Great fashion designers have strong illustration and drawing skills”… Read more »

Course Exam—MGSC 312

MGSC 312 (Statistics for Business and Economics II) is a three-credit, second-level introductory course in statistics, designed as a continuation of MGSC 301 (Statistics for Business and Economics I).  Together, these courses provide students with basic concepts and methods of statistical analysis.  The course and the textbook are tailored to meet the needs of students… Read more »

Dear Barb—Non-Verbal Communication

Dear Barb: I have been dating this great girl for six months. The problem is she is very closed and doesn’t talk about her feelings. She even has difficulty telling me where she wants to go when we go out. I find her very frustrating. I don’t even know where this relationship is going or… Read more »

Editorial—Putting the SU in Sucks

It’s nice to know that this editorial isn’t about AUSU. This year is the first year that Ontario using it’s Student Choice Initiative.  This initiative requires that student union fees be made entirely optional, with a few exceptions for specific programs such as those that fund things related to safety (such as “safe-walk” programs many… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Online MBA Application Webinar Tues, Sept 17, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/online-mba-executives-application-information-session-2019-sep17/ Register online at above link AU Live Chat Tues, Sep 17, 10:00 am and 5:00pm MDT Online Hosted by AU www.athabascau.ca/online-learning/how-au-works/open-house/ Register online through above link How to prepare a Scholarship or Fellowship application Thurs,… Read more »

The Study Dude—Eight Habits that Give Academic Results

As a student, you want good habits.  I mean habits like studying from the crack of dawn to the black of night—if your schedule permits—but doing so every day.  I also mean habits like writing detailed outlines after researching thirty articles for one term paper.  Those are things I did to get accepted into grad… Read more »

The Struggling Student Rants—Shop & Save into the Future

Summer came & went; September arrived in the blink of an eye and the traditional school season began.  Some of us at AU took a break from our studies, and some didn’t.  Some AU students went on long road trips and adventurous travels.  Others chose to stay at home and enjoy their downtime lounging around… 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 Sep 15: AUSU Get out the Vote Campaign Launches! Sep 15: Oct degree requirements deadline Sep 19: AUSU Council Meeting Sep 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Nov Oct  10: Deadline… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Angela asks other students’ advice on desktop speech-to-dictation apps; so far, Dragon Speak is the most recommended.  Stephanie seeks input on challenging SPAN 300.  Jasmine asks for feedback on how current AU textbooks are, and if an AU degree is valued the same as other degrees; most responders find AU textbooks up-to-date,… Read more »