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THIS WEEK

VOICE WRITING CONTEST CLOSES MIDNIGHT, OCTOBER 15, MST

Thank you to the many AU students who took the time to enter their works into the first Voice Writing Contest. The entries will be sent to the judging panel this week, and winners should be announced by The 10th of November. The quality of submissions has been very high, and I’m as excited as anyone to find out who will win! Good luck to all those who entered!

NEW FEATURE
This week look for the new, brief column – “Taking Notes: Eye on Education.” Here you will find information on current happenings in the education world, AU course alerts [pitfalls that you will want to avoid], and more. Look for Taking Notes each week, and keep informed!

THIS TIME IT’S YOUR TIME TO SHARE

Hey Voice readers. You’ll have noticed from the cover of The Voice that are running an Annual Reader Survey for the next several weeks. I want to take this time to urge you all to fill the survey out, if you ever read The Voice at all.

Print publications know what their circulation is, because they know how many copies they print. With an online publication, it is almost impossible to tell how many readers we have! This makes it difficult to obtain advertising, and even to negotiate funding for the paper. Our only ongoing indicator is the Voice subscription list, and I know we have a lot of readers who do not subscribe!

So, it is vital that all of our readers fill out this survey. It is quite long, but it’s also easy to fill out. One person who tested the survey for me indicated that it only took her about 6 minutes. But if you simply do not have the time, then at least fill out the first page, and then cycle through the rest so you can submit your survey and have your name entered as a Voice reader. You do not have to divulge any personal information beyond your name and email address, if you so choose.

As long as you fill out the first page, you will be entered in the contest – though I would prefer if you filled out the whole thing! AU staff and faculty, as well as Voice writers, are also asked to fill out the survey, but I must inform you that the Voice jackets can only by given away to AU students. Anyone can win a mug though! These items will also be available for sale, shortly, through the Voice website.

If anyone has any trouble at all with the survey, please contact me at voice@ausu.org. I can’t wait to hear what you all think! Please give as much information as you can. You can find the survey at: http://www.ausu.org/voice/annualsurvey

FICTION WANTED

The Voice fiction feature has become popular, but submissions have been slow. Send us your best fiction today, and it might become our next feature.

ATTENTION BUDDING WRITERS

The Voice needs some new Voices! We know you have plenty to say, so why not get paid for it. Send us a writing sample or article for submission and you might be published in an upcoming issue. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it pays. Contact voice@ausu.org for more details.

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