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The Voice

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

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

AthaU Facebook Group Motivation magic.  Seems like the posts with the most responses are those asking about motivation, as one student—who put a pause on studies for two months and is struggling to resume—discovers. Discord Time to apply.  A soon-to-be-finished student asks for clarification on when to complete the apply to graduate form and others… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Library Chat Tues, Jan 24, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library www.athabascau.ca/library/index.html No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Writing Forum: MLA and documentation Tue, Jan 24, 12:30 to 1:30 pm MST Online via Microsoft Teams Hosted by AU’s Write Site www.athabascau.ca/write-site/writing-forum.html No pre-registration needed; access through… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  AU Award for a Mature Undergraduate Student Sponsored by:  AU Deadline:  February 15, 2023 Potential payout:  $750 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be mature (40 to 60 years of age) AU students who began their university education after April 1, 2022, have successfully completed a minimum of 6 AU credits, and have a GPA… Read more »

Vintage Voice

You’d think with all the people claiming they “follow the science”, that Friday the 13th wouldn’t still be a thing.  But here we are. Not the Greeks again.  Deanna Roney muses on the sketchy origins of Friday-the-13th superstition and wonders why people persist in the belief of bad luck on that day.  “While Friday the… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

AthaU Facebook Group AUtomatic email.  After registering for a course, a student wonders why the confirmation went to an AU student email address, having not set one up.  Replies point out that each student is assigned an AU student email address automatically; it just requires a log in (after which email can be redirected to… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Blended Learning Practice MOOC Jan 15 to Feb 11 Online Hosted by AU and the Commonwealth of Learning news.athabascau.ca/events/blended-learning-practice-mooc-fall-2022/ Register through above link. Library Chat Tues, Jan 17, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library www.athabascau.ca/library/index.html No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Writing Forum: Open forum and… Read more »

AUthentic Events!

Library Chat Tues, Jan 10, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library www.athabascau.ca/library/index.html No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Library Chat Wed, Jan 11, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library www.athabascau.ca/library/index.html No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Developing… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  TD Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples Sponsored by:  TD and AFOA Canada Deadline:  January 16, 2023, 5:00 pm EST Potential payout:  $10,000 per year for tuition, plus $5000 per year for living expenses, for up to four years. Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be First Nations, Metis, or Inuit; be members of a First Nation,… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

AthaU Facebook Group Conversation starter.  Nothing gives a thread traction like asking folks about their worst ProctorU experience.  In amongst the gripes were posts advising students with ProctorU complaints to contact the exam unit, and perhaps also the student union. Discord Nothing is too crazy.  Contributors in the #coffee-shop-lounge swap ideas for how to reward… Read more »

Vintage Voice!

You might be too full from holiday goodies to even think about celebrating National Shortbread Day on January 6, but on the other hand nyum-nyum-nyum. Have your cookies, and diet too.  Katie D’Souza presents some strategies for enjoying treats while keeping to a diet.  “Guilt sets in—I never, ever should have even touched one!—and then… Read more »