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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—AU’s Hot Social Media Topics

AthaU Facebook Group Jody needs to take one more course and, to generate ideas, asks students what their most favourite AU course; responses are all over the course map.   Stephanie wonders why so many students seek courses without exams; turns out there are many other students who prefer exams over essays any day. Other posts… 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 »

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 www.ausu.org/event/ottawa-meet-greet-3/ RVSP to services@ausu.org Wikipedia and Academic Research Tues, Dec 4, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration required Online MBA Info Session Wed, Dec… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award Sponsored by:  Odenza Marketing Group Deadline:  December 30, 2018 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be between 16 and 22 as of December 30, 2018; be a resident of and attending school in Canada or the U.S.; have a GPA of at least 2.5 in the previous… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AU Grey Cup Campus Party! Fri, Nov 23, 6:00 to 11:59 pm MST Fionn MacCool’s, 3rd Floor City Centre Mall, 10200 102A Ave Northwest, Edmonton AB In person Hosted by AU and the CFLPA news.athabascau.ca/events/athabasca-university-campus-party/ Register online at above link Undergrad Program Orientation for New Students Tues, Nov 27, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MST Online… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Friday, November 23, 2018 may be “Black Friday” in certain countries, but a Canadian-based movement has also declared it “Buy Nothing Day.”   Your choice. Going over to the Dark Side.  Former Voice editor Christina M. Frey contemplates the absurdity of her Black Friday experience.  “The year I went Black Friday shopping, I was embarrassed to… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  The FormSwift Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  FormSwift Deadline:  December 15, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Must be enrolled at, or enrolling in, college or university at the undergrad (4-year) or grad level.  See full eligibility requirements. What’s required:  An email with school and contact info, along with a business plan infographic for… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Jeffi asks about AU’s mailing strategy during Canada Post work disruptions; responses indicate some parcels are being sent by Loomis courier.  In the wake of repeated posts searching for “easy” courses, Dougal looks forward to a post looking for courses that are “interesting, informative, challenging, and useful.  Amen to that, Dougal! Other… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  7BinaryOptions.com Scholarship Essay Contest Sponsored by:  7BinaryOptions.com Deadline:  December 15, 2018 Potential payout:  $3000 Eligibility restriction:  Students 16 years of age or older, studying at any level. What’s required:  An email along with a 700- to 1500-word essay describing the goals you will achieve in 10 years. Tips:  Read the essay requirements carefully…. Read more »

Student Sizzle!

AthaU Facebook Group Toni seeks advice to get back on track; many encouraging responses posted.  Mark is considering challenging several courses and seeks feedback from students who have gone this route.  Paul starts a conversation on the academic ramifications of a “W”. Other posts include references for grad study applications, average marking times, accessing course… Read more »