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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!

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  James Lee Foundation Scholarship Sponsored by:  James Lee Foundation Deadline:  September 15, 2021 Potential payout:  $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian, over the age of 16, and be emerging (non-professional) creative talent.  “All fields of creativity related to the advertising community will be considered (e.g. writers, art directors, film makers, recording artists,… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group When you’re keen to write exams.  A student asks whether an exam can be written before the course’s official start date; the answer is a whomping no—exams can’t be accessed until the first day of the course. Discord Bait and switch? Less than two weeks before a course’s end date, a SPAN… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Hey, how did it get to be the end of August already?  The march of time is like online studies:  relentless. It’s back-to-school-flyer season.  Barbara Lehtiniemi clings to the rapidly-dwindling days left in summer.  “I want the days to feel like they’ll last forever, with no sign of September on the horizon. I want more… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Syncrude/Athabasca University Aboriginal Scholarship Sponsored by:  AU and Syncrude Deadline:  September 30, 2021 Potential payout:  $2000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be residents of Alberta, be of Aboriginal ancestry (Status/Non-Status Indian, Inuit, or Métis,) and entering or continuing full-time AU studies in the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Management, or Bachelor of Science undergrad… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Academic erasure.  A student wonders if a course can be removed from an AU transcript; responses say no, along with interesting conversation about why they should/should not. Discord Conversational ping-pong.  One conversation on the #coffee-shop-lounge channel bounces around vaccination efficacy rates, politics, abortion, statistics, and flu season.  Oh, also MATH 216. Twitter… Read more »

Vintage Voice

As annoying as a federal election during a pandemic might be, even more annoying is that August 20 is World Mosquito Day!  Who gave those little pricks their own day? The thirteenth zodiac?  Columnist Hazel Anaka contends 2011 should be named for Alberta’s plague of skeeters.  “According to Alberta Health Services, there are 43 (yikes!)… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie August Edition: First Nation Stories Aug 1 to Aug 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link Faculty of Business Undergrad Program Orientation for New Students Wed, Aug 25, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/faculty-of-business-undergraduate-program-orientation-for-new-students-20210825/ RSVP through above link ATTACH webinar… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie August Edition: First Nation Stories Aug 1 to Aug 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Vintage Voice

Never mind that Friday the 13th stuff—August 13 is also International Left Handers Day!  Although lefties make up at least 10% of the population, we really had to dig to find mention of them in our archives. School (dis)orientation.  A news compilation includes reference to a book called Your Left-handed Child.  “In other cases, according… Read more »