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Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Erika wonders why a withdrawal fee was assessed when withdrawing for medical reasons; waiting on an answer from AU for this one.  Katy seeks advice on the best place to print off 300 pages of etext; responders suggest the library, among other places. Casey submitted two assignments for the same course on… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Gourmet Canned Soup Recipes

For AU students craving homemade Italian meals with minimal effort required, look no further.  One easy way of preparing Italian meals is with canned soup assortments.  While the idea may warrant some raised eyebrows, I can vouch that not only does this cut the amount of effort, but also guarantees some quality meals you can… Read more »

The Fit Student—Could Breast Implants Cause Disease?

“Many thousands of women were told that breast implants were safe and ‘would last a lifetime’” (Kolb, location 147 of 3363, 4%). As students, you likely don’t carry much cash.  Some broke AU femmes might ponder working part-time at pubs.  And some of these women may opt for breast implants.  But I urge you—do neither. … Read more »

Course Exam—HERM 312/HIST 316

HERM 312 / HIST 316 (Heritage Research) is a three-credit heritage resources management course that is based on the premise that the principles of historical thinking and analysis are fundamental to heritage practice.  The course focuses on the practice, skills, and understandings of applied historical research.  HERM 312 introduces multiple types of sources of evidence… Read more »

Dear Barb—A Condition of Family

Dear Barb: I look forward to reading your column as often as I can.  Recently my younger brother was diagnosed with a mental illness.  We always knew there was something different about him, but we hoped he would outgrow it.  He seems to have gotten worse over the years, very unstable; some days he seems… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Lisa Bennett

Lisa Bennett, originally from the UK, moved just outside of Calgary with her husband and young son. She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Administration program and is four courses away from finishing. This is her story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are you? Where… 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 June 7-8: Athabasca University Convocation June 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Jul 1 Jun 15: AUSU In-Person Council Meeting Jun 15: July degree requirements deadline June 30: Deadline to… Read more »

Editorial—Congratulations Graduates!

Once again, the time for convocation is here.  AU students graduate every month of the year, but every year in June many of them all get together to put a final stamp on the work and learning they’ve achieved.  This year, students attending convocation will unfortunately not be able to tour the campus grounds, as… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Every Picture Tells a Story

Elementary school class photos are as ubiquitous as report cards and leave a lot to be desired when answering that timeless question: how is school going? From kindergarten on through graduation, these wallet-sized mementos tell only a fragment of the story of our schooling.  For instance, many hijinks are left out of the picture.  Nowhere… Read more »