Dear Barb—Hot Tub Games and Christmas Anxiety!

Dear Barb: My husband and I have been friends with another couple for the past five years.  We have traveled together and often hang out on the weekends.  A few weeks ago we were all in our hot tub when Maureen took off her bathing suit top.  I was totally shocked, but my husband seemed somewhat… 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 Nov 30: Ottawa Meet & Greet Nov 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Jan Dec 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Jan 1 Dec 14: December Council Meeting… Read more »

The Study Dude—Universities Held Hostage

“We all shared the same symptoms; first nausea and vomiting, followed by severe stomach cramps and migraine headaches.  Then fever and flu-like symptoms ….  There was a continual battle of thick mucus, one that made it hard to swallow and discharge.  …  Around four a.m.  … I was awakened to a frightful scream from my… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media Topics

AthaU Facebook Group Casey asks how long it takes for course grades to be finalized after final assignment grades are posted; this sparks off a discussion about who does what with course grades.  Jennifer tries to break the world’s record for refreshing her screen until her grades appear; still waiting for the folks at Guinness… Read more »

Catching Up with a Break

It can be tempting to take the break around the holidays to “catch up” or “get ahead” on courses and work.  This is something I have done year after year.  It is extra time to get those readings in without the interruptions of regular life.  Though, one could argue that there tend to be more… Read more »

How to Remain Healthy over the Holidays

With the school year well underway, students are feeling the demands of academic life, topped with a healthy dollop of Christmas chocolates, salty party snacks, and inviting offerings of seasonal alcoholic beverages.  So, how does one remain healthy body, mind, and soul, over the over-abundance of the holidays? Well, let’s find out. Heading out in… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—We Are What We Believe

In Part 1, phallic symbols ran rife through our consumer goods and even the food we eat; no reasonable criticism like the extinction of fish species of global warming could rattle our cultural need to find a stable identity in what we eat and buy. So, “ok, hold on just a hot minute” you might… Read more »

The Moral High Ground of Uncertainty

A student’s life is a quagmire of uncertainty: financial, academic, social, and personal.  Distance learning adds an extra trial—the juggling of courses with family obligations and salaried work.  And ever present is the fear that you just don’t know for sure whether you’ll be able to complete your course work on time or if, in… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Ottawa Meet & Greet Fri, Nov 30, 5:30 to 7:30 pm EST Bier Mrkt, 156 Sparks St, Ottawa ON In person Hosted by AUSU RVSP to Wikipedia and Academic Research Tues, Dec 4, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library No pre-registration required Online MBA Info Session Wed, Dec… Read more »