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Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

Book your exams for January 2-8 by December 20.  @athabascaUBiz writes, “AU will be closed from end of day Dec.  22, 2023, through Jan.  1, 2024.  If you intend to write exams the week of Jan.  2-8, 2024, you must plan ahead!” Facebook: Easy courses to take at AU.  A student inquires about easy… Read more »

AUSU Update!

Don’t Miss Your Chance: AUSU Student Survey Closes November 26, 2023 Time is running out! The Athabasca University Students’ Union (AUSU) 2023 Annual Student Survey closes at 11:59 p.m. MST on Sunday, November 26th. We encourage you to seize this opportunity to have your voice heard and make a difference in the Athabasca University (AU)… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Instant Record Check Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  Instant Record Check Deadline:  December 31, 2023, 11:59 pm EST Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be legal residents of Canada or hold a valid student visa, be 18 years of age or older, and be enrolled in or accepted to a full-time  undergrad or… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Library Chat Tues, Dec 12, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Common Sentence Errors Tues, Dec 12, 12:30 to 1:30 pm MST Online via Microsoft Teams Hosted by AU’s Write Site Register through above link Library Chat Thur,… Read more »

Vintage Voice

We’re in the midst of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, which began at sunset on December 7 and continues until nightfall December 15.  There was no struggle to find references to Hanukkah in the archives; the difficulty was selecting only two to highlight here. Hanukkah or Chanukah?.  Christina M Frey provides a seasonal style guide… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—Following What’s Hot!

Facebook: Register for a course when the prerequisite is incomplete. A student wants to register for a January course but hasn’t finished the prerequisite. Another student suggests contacting the course coordinator and committing to completing the prerequisite to get approval. A link to contact the coordinators is provided.: Reddit: Torn between career paths? Combine them! A student… Read more »

Research Assistant Opportunity!

Policy pronouncements are just words until the rubber hits the road with actual action.  Be it our ceasing to procrastinate in our studies that we may engage in some real research, or governments enacting assorted legislation purportedly to ameliorate climate change, the proof really is in the pudding.  To that end, this research assistant posting… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Heer Law Entrepreneurship Scholarship Sponsored by:  Heer Law Deadline:  December 31, 2023 Potential payout:  $2000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be currently attending university or college, or set to attend during the 2023-2024 academic year, and must be in good standing with their current or prospective institution. What’s required:  An email with contact and… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

Facebook: How to email your course coordinator. A student asks how to email a course coordinator when there is no response through the student portal. Another student says to Google “Athabasca Course Coordinator Listing” and enter the course name. Another student advised that the course coordinator is away and recommended emailing a request to to connect to… Read more »