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!

Student Sizzle!

AthaU Facebook Group Chanelle is looking for info on course success rates and Angela provides her with the link.  Several posters a week ask about service standards for marking assignments and exams; does no one look at the links on myAU? (try the Student Services tab at the top and scroll to Service Standards!  Or… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Since so many students on the unofficial AthaU Facebook page ask about the turnaround time for marking assignments and exams, we’ve found these two relevant articles from our archives. So you’re saying tutors are human, too?  Writer Deanna Roney looks at the flipside of the tutor-student equation.  “Sometimes I think we forget that there are… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  10 Words or Less Scholarship Sponsored by:  StudentScholarships.org Deadline:  January 31, 2019 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be between 14 and 25, and be attending school in the fall of 2019. What’s required:  A comment on any post on the StudentScholarships Facebook page, answering the question:  “In 10 words or less,… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie “Indian Horse”, Part 1 of 2 Fri, Jan 25, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MST Athabasca University, Peace Hills Trust Tower, 12th floor, Room 1222, 10011 – 109 Street, Edmonton AB In-person; limited seating Hosted by Nukskahtowin, AU Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research indigenous.athabascau.ca/documentation/HonorYourWord.pdf Register by phone (780)428-2064 or e-mail… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Online MBA Info Session Wed, Jan 23, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/online-mba-executives-information-session-2019-2/ Register online at above link Business Undergrad Info Session Wed, Jan 23, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/business-undergraduate-information-session-10/ Register online at above link Keeping Organized as You Search… Read more »

Student Sizzle–AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group JoAnne shared a post about rewards and self-imposed deadlines; many students weighed in on whether those strategies work for them.  Katy bemoans the lack of available time slots at the Calgary exam centre.  Melissa seeks a study buddy in Cochrane or Calgary. Other posts include study guide print options, disappearing course videos,… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme Sponsored by:  Mensa Canada Deadline:  January 31, 2019 Potential payout:  at least $2000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be enrolled in a full-time program at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution for the 2018-2019 academic year, and be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.  See… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AU Library Orientation Saturday, January 12, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary All events are free unless otherwise specified

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Robin seeks advice on how many courses to take at a time while working full time (and with two young children); many responses came and, so far, the one-at-a-timers are winning.  Lauralee wonders how long it takes for final marks to show up after all assignment grades are posted; no clear consensus… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  The Dick Shaw Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by:  ISEE West Deadline:  January 31, 2019 Potential payout:  up to $1000, plus other benefits Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, be enrolled in, or about to enrol in, a full-time program at a Canadian college or university with some relevance to the… Read more »