Posts By: The Voice

The Voice

The Voice is the collective presence of the writers who submit on behalf of the magazine. All praise to them!

The Vintage Voice

Punctuation matters when crafting academic assignments, and September 24’s National Punctuation Day offers you an opportunity to brush up on your skills. Avoiding apostrophe catastrophes.  Tamra Ross Low demystifies the apostrophe with four simple rules.  “Unlike pluralization and spelling, the rules for using the apostrophe are simple, concrete and consistent.”  The Vexing Apostrophe, October 2,… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  AU Community Leadership Award Sponsored by:  Athabasca University Deadline:  October 15, 2021 Potential payout:  $1500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be AU students enrolled in any undergrad program, must have completed at least 15 AU credits, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. What’s required:  A completed application form, a letter of… Read more »

Students Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Seasonal surge.  September brings several posts from new students, trying to navigate their way through course selection, time management, and textbooks.  Plenty of responses with great tips. Discord Isn’t anyone studying?  Several non-academic conversation threads, including housing prices and mortgages, exercise bikes, video doorbells, and iOS 15.  Now, back to the books!… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Learning to Learn Online MOOC Sept 26 to Oct 30 Online Hosted by AU news.athabascau.ca/events/learning-to-learn-online-athabasca-universitys-massive-open-online-course-mooc-sept-2021/ Register through above link MBA Application Webinar Tue, Sept 28, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/online-mba-application-webinar-20210929/ RSVP through above link Faculty of Business Undergrad New Student Webinar Wed, Sept 29, 12:00 to 1:00… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group You almost have to study to book the exam, amIright?  Several queries demonstrate that booking an exam isn’t as easy as it should be, but props to the AthaU community for helping other students navigate the process. Discord Word count is in the eye of the beholder.  A thread in #general reveals… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  2021 Youth Essay Contest Sponsored by:  Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms Deadline:  October 31, 2021, 11:59 pm Pacific Time Potential payout:  up to $2000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be young Canadians who will be between the ages of 15 and 24 on the date they submit their essay. What’s required:  An online application… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

MBA for Executives Webinar Tue, Sept 21, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-executives-webinar-20210921/ RSVP through above link Metis Identity Thur, Sept 23, 2:00 to 4:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU and X University news.athabascau.ca/events/metis-identity/ Register through above link ATTACH webinar series: Qualitative Methods and Normalization Process Theory… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group General emphasis.  A prospective student wonders where a BGS degree will lead; responses suggest a broad spectrum of paths are possible with a general degree. Discord Conversational whiplash.  The #coffee-shop-lounge channel bounces between canoe portages, Canadian weather, frosty beverages, vaccines, and brewery hops. reddit Reach out and touch someone—Ick!  A student is… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Pretty Photoshop Actions Annual Scholarship Sponsored by:  Lightroom Presets Deadline:  October 15, 2021 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be either high school seniors, transitioning from high school to college or university, or already enrolled in a Canadian or U.S. college or university. What’s required:  An email with contact and school info,… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Presenting your work at a conference Mon, Sept 13, 1:00 to 2:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Graduate Studies and Memorial University news.athabascau.ca/events/presenting-your-work-at-a-conference-sept-2021/ RSVP through above link