Minds We Meet—AUGSA Councillor, Katie Bradley

Katie Bradley is a Councillor in the Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association.  Here we get to know one of our fabulous AUGSA councillors. What brought you to AU? I first took a course with AU in 2009 when I needed one 4th year communication credit to graduate a semester early from my undergrad at the University… Read more »

Get Organized

Staying organized can be tricky.  I have found that, after a busy week, I lose sight of my desk.  I have various piles that made sense at one point scattered around. Moving the piles into their appropriate home (and they do all have one, and, no, it isn’t on my desk) is much easier at… Read more »

How to SUP with your Pup

As summer comes too quickly to an end, I thought I’d fit in a recreational article on getting outside with your furry family member before the snow flies—before it’s too late! Stand-Up Paddleboarding is not merely for people, it’s also an excellent outdoor sport shared with your furry four-legged family member.  With proper preparation, gear,… Read more »

The Fit Student—Harness Your Health, Hone Your Body

Harness your health—and hone your body.  Hang out with me, and I’ll dish out secrets for sculpting you into a Madonna or Michelangelo. But what if you snub gym-rats and heath-nuts?  Well, dip your fingertips into the cream: the tighter tummy, endless energy, curbed stress, cured disease, skyrocketed productivity.  Once you taste it, you’ll toss… Read more »

Course Exam—SPAN 200

SPAN 200 (Introductory Spanish I) is a three-credit introductory Spanish course that introduces students to the basic elements of the Spanish language.  By taking SPAN 200 and SPAN 201 (Spanish for Beginners II), students will learn to speak and write simple Spanish in a range of everyday situations.  There are no prerequisites for SPAN 200… Read more »

Dear Barb—Twice Shy

Dear Barb:  I have always been a shy person, but, as I’m getting older, it seems to be getting worse.  I constantly feel uncomfortable in social situations unless I am with my immediate family.  When I was in school, if the teacher would call on me, I could barely speak out loud.  When it was… Read more »

Editorial—Survey Says… (2018 Edition)

We now have the results of our Voice Survey, emails to the winners have been sent, and we’re just waiting confirmation from them so that we can proudly trumpet who they are before we spill the beans.  So, if you haven’t received an email from us at the address you gave, then I’m afraid you… Read more »

In Conversation—with The Split Seconds

The Split Seconds is a punk/rockabilly band that formed in Washington, DC, in 2015.  The band is made up of frontman Drew Champion, drummer Sean Peterson, bassist Stephen Parsons, and guitarist Alex Massi.  The grittily retro video for “Where Have All the Good Men Gone,” a track from their recently (June 8) released second album… 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 Aug 3: Facebook Live with AUSU VP Finance & Admin Aug 9: Public Council Meeting Aug 9: AUSU Annual Members Meeting Upcoming Events August 13th – Spruce Grove Meet & Greet If… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Tweaked SEO Scholarship Sponsored by:  Tweaked SEO Deadline:  August 31, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Canada or the U.S., and have a GPA of at least 3.2. What’s required:  An online application or e-mail with contact info,… Read more »

The Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Mihir seeks insight into the political economy program and is rewarded with a direct link to the program page.  Natasha has made the leap from part-time to full-time studies and seeks tips to help with the transition. Other posts include AUSU meet & greets, AU student town hall, and courses ACCT 250,… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Spruce Grove Meet and Greet Mon, August 13, 7:00 to 9:00 pm MDT Tim Hortons, 117 – 70 McLeod Ave, Spruce Grove AB In person Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/spruce-grove-meet-greet/ No pre-registion required; see above link for details Red Deer Meet and Greet Tues, August 14, 6:00 to 8:00 pm MDT Boston Pizza, 3215 Gaetz Ave,… Read more »

The Fly on the Wall—From Dullsville to Delight, Part II

Limpid thought and diluted meaning beckon us when we relax our critical faculties; our egos may inflate as we mow down course after course, yet it remains for us to be reflexive and consider what we’d hitherto discounted.  Only fools rush in and when we draw conclusions based more on our disciplinary assumptions than on… Read more »

The Not-So-Starving Student—DIY Guacamole

“Guacamole for extra?”  is the phrase I hear the most at the local fast food chain or burger joint.  But why pay extra for guacamole when you can do it yourself? Moreover, many fast food chains’ guacamole is heavily watered down and loses the richness and nutrients that homemade guacamole contains. Guacamole is simple to… Read more »