Minds We Meet—Judith Gutter

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you are all alone in your studies, but across the nation, around the globe, students like you are also pursuing their AU education, and The Voice Magazine wants to bring their stories to you.  If you would like to be featured next, do not hesitate to… Read more »

An Inclusive Future. An Interdependent World.

A “eureka moment” is defined as a moment of sudden, triumphant discovery, inspiration, or insight.  Not that long ago while I was in a drowsy stupor and preparing to go to sleep, I experienced a eureka moment courtesy of the sidebar on YouTube.  The recommend video I clicked on was a talk by former US… Read more »

Advice For An At-Home Garden

My new favorite obsession has been growing my indoor plants collection.  So far, there’s been some excellent growth in a few plants that are finickier to grow.  I’ve been experimenting with indoor herbs as well.  Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced gardener, indoor plants add an excellent touch to your home.  It is calming… Read more »

Self-Talk for Peak Performance

If you’ve ever wanted to live the life of a celebrity, star performer, star athlete, or astronaut, then don’t wait, you can start working toward it right now.  Better still, you can start talking like one upon reading this article. Of course, you won’t be a celebrity or star unless that’s your goal in life… Read more »

Music Review—Sometimes, Forever

Artist: Soccer Mommy Album: Sometimes, Forever Singer-songwriter Sophie Allison—better known by her stage name Soccer Mommy—has released her third studio album, Sometimes, Forever.  The album is available anywhere you stream your music. Sometimes, Forever is a combination of 90’s alternative rock, electronic breakdowns, pop hooks, new wave, and country.  It is the epitome of Gen… Read more »

Dear Barb—Women’s Work

Dear Barb: I am in my early forties, and I have been working very hard at surviving in a man’s corporate world.  People may think women have come a long way, and we have, but we still have a way to go.  I have been working at the same company for almost 20 years and… Read more »

AUSU Update

Celebrate with us July 11-15th as we turn 30! We have a fun-filled week planned, including giveaways, a special AUSUnights virtual student social, and an in-person party with Student Council in Edmonton, AB! Details will be announced in our newsletter and on social media, so watch for your invitation! Until then, mark it in your… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—It Is What it Is…

Lake driftwood sometimes floats vertically, all submerged but the tip.  Such a protuberance can also be the head of a turtle who, upon hearing footfalls, leaps gracelessly off its basking log and into the safety of lake water.  Fleeting from rest to action in a moment, belying their sloth-like reputation, these creatures then camouflage themselves… Read more »

Editorial—No Interest in Shoulds

No getting around it, this is definitely a late issue this week.  For that, I apologize.  This week has been a mess for various reasons.  But I wasn’t too worried early on because I knew I could pull it together and get everything sorted out on Friday.  Except on Friday our little dog, the one… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Tutors walk among us.  A student shares her chance meeting of an AU tutor, who turns out to be almost one of the family. Discord Oh, we so needed this.  The new #bragatorium channel lights up with the fist-pump successes students are just aching to share. Twitter @AthabascaU tweets:  “More intuitive.  Easier… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Escalating gas prices have a trickle-down effect, and the consumer pays in many ways.  A glance back at our Voices past shows this isn’t the first jump at the pump. It’s good for you.  Really.  Angela Pappas makes a case for the economics and health benefits of cycling.  “Now that it’s nice out and we’re… Read more »

How to Handle Criticism

No one loves criticism.  But criticism has its place—at least, self-criticism does when done right.  But criticizing others is often a futile effort.  Often, complaints lead to hard feelings and struggling relationships.  But how do you correct someone who’s gone off course? Doling out criticism.  How do you best criticize someone?  By saying nothing and… Read more »

Daily Learning Helps You Achieve It All

No matter how good you are at your craft, never stop learning it.  That was advice I heard today from Wayne Gretzky’s Masterclass about hockey. It’s vital to learn something new every day.  So read, take a course, study, listen to a podcast, and explore a hobby—but do it daily if you want to flourish. … Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AUSU Annual General Meeting Mon, Jun 27, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/annual-general-meeting-4/ RVSP through above link IDEA Lab Open Day Tues, Jun 28, 9:00 am to 1:15 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU’s IDEA Lab news.athabascau.ca/events/idea-lab-open-day/ Register through above link CHAT with AU Library Tues, Jun 28, 10:30 am to… Read more »