Vol. 27 Iss. 37

Volume 27, Issue 37 - 09/20/2019

Minds We Meet—Megan Cooper

Megan Cooper resides in Sherwood Park, Alberta and is currently enrolled in a Psychology Major for her Bachelor of Arts.  She hopes to eventually be an acute care registered nurse.  This is her story.  Could you provide us a bit of a background? Whoa re you, where are you from? My name is Megan Cooper… Read more »

The Fit Student—Self Defense for Women

I met a woman at university who fell in love with the wrong man.  She said he turned into a psychopath who was hunting her down to kill her and her daughter.  When I asked her how she protected herself, she said she was studying to be a lawyer, but she felt so much fear… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Cast Iron Wok Review

As a student living independently, I am always on the lookout for kitchen hacks that improve my cooking and meal preparation experience.  Having perfected my stir-fry recipes but not having the right tool to prepare them was a frustrating experience.  Using a flat saucepan for my stir fries meant my vegetables never had the proper… Read more »

The Creative Spark—How to Get an Edge in Fashion Design

Wouldn’t you love to design Cinderella’s sportswear?  Brad Pitt’s leather pants?  Or Margot Robbie’s PJs?  Well, if you love fashion, you can do all this and more.  You could even start your own clothing line. So, what does it take to succeed as a fashion designer?  “Great fashion designers have strong illustration and drawing skills”… Read more »

Course Exam—MGSC 312

MGSC 312 (Statistics for Business and Economics II) is a three-credit, second-level introductory course in statistics, designed as a continuation of MGSC 301 (Statistics for Business and Economics I).  Together, these courses provide students with basic concepts and methods of statistical analysis.  The course and the textbook are tailored to meet the needs of students… Read more »

Dear Barb—Non-Verbal Communication

Dear Barb: I have been dating this great girl for six months. The problem is she is very closed and doesn’t talk about her feelings. She even has difficulty telling me where she wants to go when we go out. I find her very frustrating. I don’t even know where this relationship is going or… Read more »

Editorial—Do We Reward Learning?

The big news this week in politics, other than the campaign for the 43rd General Election officially starting, seems to be Mr. Trudeau’s photographs of him in “blackface” or “brownface” when he was younger. I’ll admit, at first, I didn’t really understand the big deal about this.  These weren’t obviously done to ridicule those races,… Read more »

Why Religion?

“Religion isn’t about believing things.  It’s ethical alchemy.  It’s about behaving in a way that changes you, that gives you intimations of holiness and sacredness.” – Karen Armstrong Skeptics often wonder out loud why religion is still a thing.  The prevalence of scientific thought alone puts a singular kibosh to faith, but, if that weren’t… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—AU as the Stream to Success

A little perspective never hurts; autumn can be a great time to take stock of our lives.  As a kid, I’d look over my shoulder this time of year and long for summer’s return.  Now that new teachers and schoolwork had lost their vague thrilling pangs (like the sensation of walking barefoot on smooth gravel,… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact services@ausu.org with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Sep 23 – 29: Student Social Events Sept 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Nov Oct 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Nov 1 Oct 15: Nov degree… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Nursing and Health Studies Library Resources Webinar Sat, Sept 21, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary Get out the Vote Student Social – Calgary Mon, Sept 23, 7:00 to 9:00 pm MDT The Rec Room, 1180 – 901 64 Ave NW, Calgary AB In person Hosted… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships Sponsored by:  Horatio Alger Association of Canada Deadline:  October 25, 2019, 5:00pm EST Potential payout:  $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens, currently attending high school or CEGEP in Canada, planning to attend university in fall 2020, have a minimum grade average of 65, and be involved in… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Kayla wonders if she needs to cite her textbook when using one of its formula in her report; responses lean toward citing just to be on the safe side.  Jill is curious how long exam marks take for multiple-choice exams; lightning speed seems common.  Katy asks how other students have dealt with… Read more »