Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group A cascade of posts from students dealing with the rapidly-evolving situation of COVID-19, particularly the diminishing availability of in-person exam invigilation, and the need for course extensions for students coping with extra concerns at home.  AU is supporting students through this; the best place for updated info from AU is their news… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Learning to Learn Online MOOC Mar 20 to Apr 26 Online Hosted by AU Register through above link, or at Hack the Library: Using Discover to Access Journal Articles, Books, and E-Books Thur, Mar 26, 2:00 to 3:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library No pre-registration necessary; access through above link… Read more »

COVID-19 Quarantine Foods

Recently with the public health precautions taking place worldwide with the outbreak of COVID-19, I’ve been living a life not unlike that of a hermit. Some of you may have already shopped for a month’s worth of food items and non-perishables, but others may have not. For the latter half of the audience, I’ve compiled… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Why We Need You to Write

You are a writer!  Don’t believe me? Have you ever written anything?  Well, then? But more than that, you are a soul.  And the beauty of your soul is like a piece of a mosaic.  Put the pieces of every soul together, and you have a stunning view of what makes us all tick.  That… Read more »

Course Exam—PSYC 388 (Introduction to Counselling)

PSYC 388 (Introduction to Counselling) is a three-credit, senior-level psychology survey course that is designed to increase students’ awareness of the field of counselling, including its evolution, processes, theories, and specialties.  This course offers a broad survey of the field of counselling, including an introduction to the foundational skills and processes involved in counselling relationships. … Read more »

Dear Barb—Finding a Friend

Dear Barb: Hi, I am an introvert, but this hasn’t been much of a problem in my life until recently.  I graduated from university and ended up getting a job in a new city where I don’t know anyone.  I have joined a few organizations in an attempt to meet new people, but the problem… Read more »

Worldwide Alternative Education Options throughout History

For many students who do not fit the traditional educational mold, whether as a result of work commitments, family duties, or even identity, alternative schooling options offer a sense of hope.  Although uncommon, over the years, innovative schools with unique philosophies have quietly educated generations of graduates worldwide.  Notable examples include distance education options, such… Read more »

Editorial—It Seems We Live in Interesting Times

To live in interesting times is something widely thought to be a Chinese curse (in reality, probably not, but it makes a good story) but, origin aside, it does remain a fair comment that the things felt to be most interesting in history are generally the things that cause the most misery. In that respect,… Read more »

Council Connection—February 27, 2020 Meeting

The most recent AUSU Council Meeting took place on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm MT. In attendance were President Brandon Simmons (Meeting Chair), Vice President Finance and Administration (VPFA) Brittany Daigle, Councillor Sarah Blayney Lew, Councillor Darcie Fleming, Councillor Christine Hudder, Councillor Amanda Lipinski, Councillor Alice Namu, Councillor Lisa Oracheski, Councillor… Read more »