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Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group When ten years is old.  A CRJS 360 student observes the course textbook quotes outdated stats, and other students chime in with other course textbooks that are not as current as they’d like. reddit We need a tie-breaker here.  A student asks whether the NUTR 331 exam focuses more on the textbook… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

The Power of (Re)Thinking Tues, Nov 30, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU’s PowerED™ news.athabascau.ca/events/power-of-rethinking/ RSVP through above link How to APA:  The Essentials of Formatting, Citing, and Paraphrasing Tues, Nov 30, 1:00 to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU’s Write Site news.athabascau.ca/events/how-to-apa-the-essentials-of-formatting-citing-and-paraphrasing/ Register through above link All events are free… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Catastrophic flooding in B.C. recently prompted us to wade through the vault to see what our writers past have had to say about previous floods. At least I have a basement to be flooded.  Bill Pollett  wallows in some therapeutic self-pity while he mops up.  “The floods have incapacitated the furnace and resulted in seemingly… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  The Heer Law Entrepreneurship Scholarship Sponsored by:  Heer Law Deadline:  December 31, 2021 Potential payout:  $2000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be currently attending university or college or set to attend during the 2021-2022 academic year, and must be in good standing with their current or prospective institution. What’s required:  An email with contact… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Virtual Student Lounge Mon, Nov 22, 2:00 to 3:00 pm MST Online via Zoom Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/virtual-student-lounge/ RSVP to ausu@ausu.org for meeting link Joshua Whitehead October Pride Keynote Presentation (re-scheduled from an earlier date) Thur, Nov 25, 2:00 to 3:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/joshua-white-keynote-presentation-for-2021-october-pride/ Access through above link or AUSU Facebook… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Digital Marketing Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  SEOReseller Deadline:  December 15, 2021 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be university students with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. What’s required:  An online application form, along with copy of your transcript, a short bio statement, and a minimum 500-word essay discussing the impact of… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Expensive mistake.  A student who accidentally enrolled in the wrong course gets dinged for a $228 fee to correct the mistake.  An intervention needed here! Discord That’s why it’s called general.  Discussions in the #general channel bounce from OSAP to snow to tax forms to slogging through course readings. reddit Beyond the… Read more »

AUSU Update

This Update is provided to the Voice by AUSU. Contact services@ausu.org with any questions. Don’t miss out on your chance to provide valuable feedback! Your response will impact AUSU advocacy and service priorities so we can best serve our student members and help you have a positive student experience while studying at Athabasca University. Please take a… Read more »

Vintage Voice

As if it being Friday isn’t enough, Friday, November 12 marks Happy Hour Day!  The concept of happy hour has expanded beyond discounted drinks, as our writers have observed. Mosquitoes are thirsty, too.  Katie D’Souza continues her account of five weeks spent in India, with a look at critters and community spirit.  “You have no… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Shouldn’t they just give a free pass for that blunder?  A student struggles through an exam (after having been denied an alternate format from disability services), only to be told the wrong exam was provided.  An AU student union rep offers assistance in sorting out the mess; other students pitch in with… Read more »