[re]Discovering my Voice

Creative writing can be hard—worthwhile and fulfilling, but hard.  It is difficult to get the words out some days, and it is easy to be hard on yourself when it is.  It takes a lot of time and effort, a lot of being critical of your own work and merciless when it comes to editing… Read more »

The Peril of Procrastination

Some people might think working and studying from home is a dream.  You get to make your own work or study hours, avoid a stressful morning commute, and sip your steaming mug of coffee while wearing pajamas in front of your computer.  Indeed, these are all great benefits to working and taking online courses from… Read more »

Making It Real

Completing my AU degree suddenly got real this month.  Over the winter I began work on my final four courses.  In February, I wrote two final exams which completed two of those courses.  Once those course grades were posted, I decided to submit my Application to Graduate. I could have completed the Application to Graduate… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Proposed Student Fee Increase – Member Consulation Mon, March 26, 5:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/2018/03/new-proposed-ausu-fee-increase/ No pre-registration required Introduction to Open Access Tues, March 27, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration required MBA in Hockey Management Info Session Tues, March 27, 10:00 to 11:00 am… 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 Mar 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Mar Apr 03: Facebook Live Event Apr 04: Edmonton Meet & Greet Event Apr 10: Deadline to register in a course starting May… Read more »

Editorial—AB vs AU

The Alberta government released its penultimate budget yesterday.  This is the last budget that the NDP will be able to implement before having to go through an election so is the budget, the general thinking goes, that should be positioning the Alberta government to make a lot of promises in their next budget.  (Of course,… Read more »

Council Connection

The penultimate meeting of the last student Council was held on March 13, 2018,  starting promptly at 5:30pm.  In addition to the regular council and staff, several members of the new council were also present, listening in to the discussions. Council started by pulling policy 8.09 (the Terms of Reference for the Executive Committee) from… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group New student, Kimberly, seeks tips for handling the five courses she’ll begin soon; replies vary from scary to caring.  Amber seeks feedback on whether the MAIS will help her career goals.  Samara is slogging through her first three courses and asks for—and receives—peer support. Other posts include women in STEM, waiting for… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  InvestmentZen $1000 Financial Future Scholarship Sponsored by:  InvestmentZen Deadline:  April 1, 2018, 11:59 GMT Potential payout:  $1000 USD Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be actively enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university. What’s required:  An online application form, along with a 500-1500 word essay on one of three topics related to personal finance…. Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Perfect Worry-free Curry

For many beginner chefs, curries can seem intimidating.  I know that for me, the early days of living independently meant relying on a few simple recipes, and curry simply did not make the list.  The thought of having to find the right ingredients and mixing the right balance of spices seemed like a giant headache… Read more »

The Fit Student—Eggheads Don’t Crack

Devils get edgy around eggheads.  Why?  Eggheads don’t crack.  Less Alzheimer’s.  Less dementia.  Less foggy brains. And devils love reruns of Friends, hate the Fifth Edition of Nonparametric Statistics.  Love Pablo’s Pub, hate Spa Lady.  Love Big Macs, hate organic bananas. Eight months ago, I ate McDonald’s.  I never hit the gym.  And I had… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 268

COMP 268 (Introduction to Computer Programming in Java) is a three-credit computer science course that builds on the concepts that were introduced in COMP 200 (Introduction to Computing and Information Systems) and COMP 210 (Introduction to Information Systems and Computer Applications) which are highly recommended to be taken prior to COMP 268.  If you want… Read more »

Dear Barb—Boudoir Bargaining

Dear Barb: After reading The Voice a few weeks ago, I left my computer open to the article by Barbara Lehtiniemi, “More than a Mouthful.” My husband read the article and saw this as an opportunity for us to talk about a subject I’m fairly closed about.  Although I have done it simply to make… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

2018 Internal 3MT Competition Wed, March 21, 10:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Graduate Studies fgs.athabascau.ca/news/presentations/ e-mail fgs@athabascau.ca with your student number to register more info on 3MT at: fgs.athabascau.ca/news/events/3mt.php Online MBA Info Session Wed, March 21, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/online-mba-executives-information-session/ Register online… Read more »