Minds We Meet—Interviewing Gerard Baptist

Currently living with his wife and two kids in Calgary, Alberta, Gerard Baptist has completed one third of the Bachelor of Management program at AU and hopes to eventually advance in the company he is employed at.  This is his story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Moments Beyond Hope

“I think it is no exaggeration to say we are on the cusp of the further perfection of extreme evil, an evil whose possibility spreads well beyond that which weapons of mass destruction bequeathed to the nation-states, on to a surprising and terrible empowerment of extreme individuals.” – Bill Joy “The best lack all conviction,… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—If School Bites then You’re Doing it Wrong

One course that helped me overcome academic anxiety was PHIL 360: East Meets West.  In it I learned to keep calm and appreciate and cherish all of life’s moments, including angst-filled moments of deadlines.  Writing the final assignment, I’d pause and really taste the words of assigned authors such as Aldous Huxley.  His book Island… Read more »

Spicy Ramen Challenge

As a student, I’ve tried so many brands of instant ramen that I can list at least six of them from memory.  I’ve had ramen ranging every flavor imaginable and always leaned toward purchasing flavorful, spicy ramen.  Despite being a giant fan of spice, I have never officially competed in a competition to devour the… Read more »

The Study Dude—How to Ace your Paper

Ten years after dropping out of high school, I returned to upgrade.  During those ten years without schooling, I read maybe three books.  I did no writing (outside of songwriting) and I had no need for math.  So, when I returned to upgrade, I faced a brick wall. Weirdly, I’d finished grade 12 advanced math… Read more »

Course Exam—ADMN 417

ADMN 417 (International Business Management) is a three-credit senior-level business and administrative studies course that is designed to expose business majors to salient dimensions of the worldwide business activity of international firms.  In general, international firms are defined as small and medium-sized enterprises for which current and/or future operations transcend national boundaries; these enterprises can… Read more »

Dear Barb—Alcohol and Academics

Dear Barb: I am a guy in my mid-twenties.  I attend university, plus take a couple of online courses since I failed two courses.  I’m trying to get caught up through AU.  The problem is that I’ve been partying too much and not keeping up at school.  I am in a four-year program, but it’s… Read more »

Editorial—Ignoring the Debates

I have to admit, I’ve ignored the federal election debates that have been presented on television over the last few days.  What I’ve read about them has essentially confirmed what I expected, if you were looking for solid information or ideas, they were mostly a waste of time. In this age of the internet that… Read more »

The Fit Student—Feed Your Suzy Homemade Pablum

Are you a student mom, breastfeeding your baby?  Or are you planning on giving birth?  Whichever you do, bring your baby top nutrition.  Homemade pablum could launch your baby into a healthier, happier life.  On the flipside, store-bought pablum can come loaded with sugar and salt.  You shouldn’t feed sugar to a puppy, never mind… Read more »

Why a Jewel Tree?

“The jewel tree opens its loving embrace to everyone and promotes happiness—which is our natural state and birthright.” ~Robert Thurman “In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert Today… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Nature’s Cure Zone Scholarship Sponsored by:  Nature’s Cure Zone Deadline:  November 15, 2019 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be attending, or planning to attend, a university, college or graduate school. What’s required:  A completed online application form, along with a maximum 1000-word article on any topic related to holistic living, as… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Kayla celebrates her first A+; here’s hoping it’s the first of many!  Katy wonders if a reference letter can be used for more than one award application; responses suggest that students have successfully used a single reference letter for multiple award applications. Other posts include AU’s MEd program, course load juggling, and… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Undergrad Program Orientation for New Students Wed, Oct 16, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/business-undergraduate-new-students-information-session-102019/ Register online at above link Symposium and Hall of Fame Awards Gala: Leading business transformation in an age of disruption Thurs, Oct 17, 1:00 to 8:30 pm MDT Matrix Hotel, 10640-100 Avenue, Edmonton… Read more »