The Fit Student—Finding the Joy in Alzheimer’s

We all have issues.  Those issues make life beautiful.  They offer learning grounds, chances to grow, opportunities to see the positive in the direst of situations.  They challenge us to keep our hearts filled with hope and love.  And everyone loves a hero, right?  The person with cancer who runs with an artificial leg across… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Mayor Andrée P. Boucher Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by:  Federation of Canadian Municipalities Deadline:  January 10, 2020 Potential payout:  $4500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be female, Canadian citizens, and currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate study at a Canadian university or college. What’s required:  A completed online application form, along with two letters of… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

You Can’t Get a Degree from “Google University” – Critically Evaluating Internet Sources Tues, Dec 10, 2:00 to 4:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library Register at above link Seasonal Cheer – Kelowna Tues, Dec 10, 5:00 to 7:30 pm PST Kelowna Yacht Club, Spinnaker Room, 1370 Water St, Kelowna BC In person… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Kristy wonders if ENGL 255 exam essay questions will be treated as drafts for marking purposes; this fires up an intense discussion on ENGL 255 in general.  Kayla seeks tips on other online universities; responders provide some options.  Sam asks for student feedback on Biology courses. Other posts include ProctorU, invigilation centres,… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—DIY Garlic Pesto Lamb Chop

Some of my favorite lamb recipes are the ones I’ve compiled from multiple sources, including Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver.  Then, by using a mash-up of recipes from celebrity chefs and my grandmother’s traditional recipes, I’ve created something unique for individuals who are a fan of lamb.  Lamb is challenging to prepare due to its… Read more »

The Study Dude—Speech Writing for the Soul

Someday, you may desire to share your wisdom, talent, or knowledge.  That wisdom within you could be as iconic as Nelson Mandela.  It could be a tearjerker.  It could be a story that warms the heart of your grandchildren.  It’s your truth. We all stumble in life.  We all suffer.  And we all eventually over… Read more »

Course Exam—WGST 333

WGST 333 (Goddess Mythology, Women’s Spirituality, and Ecofeminism) is a three-credit intermediate-level women’s and gender studies course that examines the evolution, fragmentation, and re-creation of spiritual traditions, myths, and stories associated with Goddess. The course explores the symbolic significance of female divinity and the impact of its loss on all aspects of Western culture. This… Read more »

Dear Barb—Teen Trouble

Dear Barb: Hi, I’m a single mother of a teenage daughter who I had when I was quite young.  Her father did not want to be included in her life, but he has financially contributed to her care throughout the years.  I have always heard people talk about how difficult teenagers are, but I was… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Fiona Nanke

Fiona Nanke lives in southern Alberta with her husband and three little girls where she takes her Bachelor of Public Administration program from AU with a major in Governance, Law, and Management.  She recently took some time to talk to the Voice Magazine about who she is and her journey so far. Can you give… Read more »