Vol. 26 Iss. 49

Final Issue of 2018 - 12/21/2018

A Heavenly Christmas

If you could have another Christmas with your loved ones who have passed, would you? Of course you would.  How would that day go?  This is how I envision Christmas day with my loved ones who have passed. As I look out the window, I gaze at the snow gently falling.  It is Christmas day… Read more »

Fly on the Wall–New Mediums, New Methods, Part II

Last week the Fly on the Wall made the case for taking to art such as painting or drawing to expand our capacities for learning, to be able to look at your studies from a new vantage point that might bring easier understanding.  This week, we explore another method. Besides expressing ourselves visually through painting… Read more »

The Fly on the Wall—Christmas Bonus!

December 25th brings the culmination of the Holiday season: the annual gift exchange.  All the hard work of shopping and planning climaxes with this big moment; like a final exam we have expectations we hope to fulfil and anxieties we must allay.  The idea, of course, is: You will get a sentimental feeling when you… Read more »

The Study Dude—How to Thrive as a Law Student

A friend wanted to get into med school.  But to do so, she needed extracurriculars:  work, volunteer experience, ou name it.  Plus, she needed to take a full course load with top grades.  So, she worked part-time while tackling umpteen challenges.  Worse, she had a chronic disease.  Despite setbacks and demands, she ploughed through. Like… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—A Life of Curiosities

I have always held the conceit that I’m not a particularly materialistic soul.  Although I’m lucky enough to be gainfully employed, live in a small, old house, with no garage, in a very humble neighbourhood.  It’s much more nondescript than the suburban palaces, with attached two- or three-car garages, that many of my colleagues roll… Read more »

Course Exam—CRJS 360

CRJS 360 (The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour) is a three-credit Criminal Justice Studies course that is designed to introduce students to the psychological variables that are believed to justify criminal behavior to the criminals. Students who are intending to work in fields such as law enforcement, institutional or community corrections, and public or private security… Read more »

Nechako Surface

I thought I would end 2018 with an icy winter poem I wrote, admittedly, a few decades ago when I lived in Prince George, BC. Wishing readers all the warm pleasures the season brings, and the happiest year ahead conceivable. Nechako Surface Whirling queen of the northlands her banks swell jutting through rock and grass… Read more »

Snow, At Last

It has finally snowed here.  Until a few days ago the only white on the ground was a hard frost.  This did have its perks: the ease of cleaning the yard, but it did not feel like winter, or Christmas.  We’d had a foot-or-so of snow over a couple days—which still isn’t much, but it… Read more »

Editorial—Wrapping up the Year

This is it, folks. After this, there won’t be another issue of the Voice Magazine until 2019.  Hopefully you’ve enjoyed what students, educators, and graduates of AU have brought you this year, and if you have, don’t forget to let me know what you liked best about it.  If you need added incentive beyond the… Read more »

Seven Post-Holiday Dinner Activities for the Family

The post-Christmas dinner hours can be either blissful or dreaded, depending on how you and your family make use of this time.  For many, this means long-winded conversations about politics or mediocre small talk about your college classes.  Instead, to make your time fruitful and memorable, we recommend some activities that could spice your evening… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Mike Puhallo Memorial Scholarships Sponsored by:  BC Cowboy Heritage Society and Canadian Cowboy Country magazine Deadline:  December 31, 2018 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian or U.S. students about to enter, or continue, a program of study at a post-secondary educational institute, and may not be a previous winner of… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Science Outreach – Athabasca: 2018 Christmas Bird Count Sun, Dec 27, 8:15 am to 4:00 pm MST Muskeg Creek Chalet, 56 Street and 49 Avenue, Athabasca AB In person Hosted by AU and Crooked Creek Conservancy Society news.athabascau.ca/events/science-outreach-athabasca-2018-christmas-bird-count/ No pre-registration necessary Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) Info Session Tues, Jan 8, 4:00 to 5:00 pm… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU’s Hot Social Media Topics

AthaU Facebook Group Emily seeks input on what other schools students applied to for graduate studies; many interesting responses so far.  Eve is curious how she will know when her exam is graded; most responses say email, but we say “constant refresh.” Other posts include exam requests, AU holiday scheduling, collective bargaining, and courses CRJS… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Is the lead-up to the holidays making you feel Grinch-y?  Read how some voices past reflected on their Christmas cynicism. Unearthing the magic.  Writer Bill Pollett reflects on whether Christmas has any meaning outside of the crass materialism.  “Christmas has largely been reduced to a plastic dollar-store snow globe, filled with toxic liquid and glitter,… 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 Dec 24 – Jan 1 (inclusive): AUSU & AU office closure Jan 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Feb 1 Jan 10: AUSU Council Meeting Jan 15: Feb degree requirements… Read more »