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The Study Dude—Homeschool Your Child?

As an AU student, you’ve likely mastered independent learning.  So, how about turning your self-taught skills into homeschooling your tots?  But perhaps you lack, say, math, physics, or chemistry savvy?  No worries.  Author Christine Owens says you can still teach through “literature and life” (Owens, 2019, location 47 of 1527, 3%). If I had homeschooled,… Read more »

Course Exam—ADMN 201

ADMN 201 (Introduction to Business Studies) is a three-credit introductory business and administrative studies course that is targeted towards students who want an overview of formal business studies at the university level.  This course introduces students to the fundamental business topics (or functions) that comprise the typical majors found in Faculties of Business at universities… Read more »

Dear Barb—Weeding Them Off

Dear Barb: I am the parent of a university student and I’m wondering what happened to manners! It seems for the most part today’s younger generation live by their own rules and are very inconsiderate of other people’s feelings.  A lot of my son’s friends come over and barely look at me, even when they… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Behind the Glass

Somewhere in the crystal looking glass world, beyond the other side of actual human life, there exist the rarest and most precious beings.  I picture them as a combination of mannequin and angel.  They are digital divas basking in the pixel limelight, virtual mermaids doing the breaststroke through an ocean of self-regard.  These creatures have… Read more »

Student Sizzle–AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Mach asks whether it’s worth the time and expense to go to AU Convocation; lots of feedback both ways on this one!  Amélie is looking for course suggestions that will get her away from her HR program.  Thomas wonders if proctor fees can be claimed with tuition on his tax return; most… 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 May 9: AUSU Council Meeting May 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Jun 1 May 15: June degree requirements deadline May 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for July… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  DeBeers Group Scholarships for Canadian Women Sponsored by:  DeBeers Group Deadline:  June 1, 2019, 11:59 pm EDT Potential payout:  $4800 USD Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be female, Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and entering their first year of an undergrad STEM or STEM-related program at an accredited institution. What’s required:  An online application… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AU Open House Wed, May 8, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU www.athabascau.ca/discover/open-house/ Register online at above link second session:  Wed, May 8, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Inferring Deterministic L-systems using Artifical Intelligence Algorithms Thurs, May 9, 2:00 to 3:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Graduate Studies www.eventbrite.ca/e/fgs-presents-the-graduate-student-research-series-featuring-jason-bernard-mscis-phd-student-tickets-55307197316… Read more »