Course Exam—PSYC 381

PSYC 381 (Psychology of Adult Development) is a three-credit, senior-level psychology course that provides comprehensive coverage of normal aging across the physical, cognitive, social, and psychological dimensions as well as the role of the environment and how it fits with the aging individual.  The course concludes with a discussion of end-of-life issues and the important… Read more »

Dear Barb—Ghost with the Most

Dear Barb: Hi, I recently began dating a really terrific guy.  We dated for about three months then he just disappeared.  I thought we got along great and had lots of similar interests.  We communicated well (or I thought so) and I believed we had a future together.  We were planning our first weekend away… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—The Gift of Melancholy

Recently, suffering from a flu bug, I watched Melancholia, a 2011 psychological sci-fi drama film by the controversial Danish director Lars von Trier.  The film revolves around  a soon-to-be-married couple and a group of their guests who gather at an elegant country estate to celebrate the wedding, just as a rogue planet (named “Melancholia,” giving… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Creative Opposition

Are you with your learning or against it, or both?  Each instance of thinking about a topic requires us to enter into a dancing rhythm.  We aren’t just being filled up as we’re becoming educated; at AU we are learning how to make our minds flexible.  Creativity depends upon the adoption of new approaches and… Read more »

Why Mindful Art?

“Fully immersing ourselves in a creative project activates a different part of our brain.  We lose track of time and our surroundings.  Minutes blend into hours, and there are no thoughts apart from what’s happening in the present.  It’s very much an exercise in mindfulness.  I didn’t know it at the time, but my high school… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Sep 28 – 29: Saskatchewan Student Social Events Sept 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Nov Oct 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Nov 1 Oct 15: Nov… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Get out the Vote Student Social – Saskatoon Sat, Sept 28, 2:00 to 4:00 pm CST The Underground Cafe, 430 20th Street W, Saskatoon SK In person Hosted by AUSU RVSP to Get out the Vote Student Social – Regina Sun, Sept 29, 2:00 to 4:00 pm CST Cafe Français, 1 – 425… Read more »

Editorial–The Rising Tides

A whirl of activism about climate change hit this week. With everything from a young girl scolding the leaders of the world at the UN to climate change rallies with school children in various nations around the globe. We’ve known about this stuff for over 30 years now.  We’ve had an amazingly strong consensus of… Read more »

The Study Dude—Garbage Sells, but so Can Good Ideas

As an academic, you need to know how to tweak your thesis into a great idea.   This article will show you what it takes to make a great idea. And answer the question “So what?” But first, ask yourself, “What makes a positive idea gain widespread adoption?”  I associate positive ideas with spirituality, health, compassion,… Read more »