Vol. 17 Iss. 05

Volume 17 Issue 5 - 02/06/2009

Brainify – Linking and Learning

If You’re a post-secondary student, you’ve probably got at least one story that goes something like this: a final essay is due, You’re trying to find some online academic resources, and You’re staring at the 11,854,742 search results that turned up for ?19th century literature.? How do you even begin sifting through all those results… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Seeing is Believing

One of the premises explored in the bestseller The Secret was the idea of visualization. Visualization is touted as one of the steps to manifesting reality. Like everything else in the book, this is not news. Athletes have used this strategy for years to rehearse and pre-play award-winning performances. Visualization largely occurs in one’s head,… Read more »

Porkpie Hat – The Story

An old woman sits down at a desk with a battered typewriter, the same one she has used since she was a young girl. The desk she sits at is made from the wood of coffins and the boards of a sunken ship. She sits down in front of the typewriter, and begins to record… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Jon Middleton of Jon and Roy

Jon and Roy is the name of a west coast duo that merges reggae and acoustic folk to create original, mesmerizing music that showcases thoughtful lyrics. See the Voice review of their latest CD, Another Noon, here. The duo comprises singer-guitarist Jon Middleton and drummer Roy Vizer, with indispensable musical aid from bassist Ryan Tonelli…. Read more »

AU Profiles – Angelica Nancekievill

STUDENT: Angelica Nancekievill When health problems made traditional university no longer possible for her, Angelica Nancekievill transferred to Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Arts in English program. The London, Ontario-based student, who’s studying English literature, explains why she chose AU for distance education. She also describes some of the challenges of distance study as compared with… Read more »

Education News – Students turn to credit

VICTORIA (CUP) ? Think the recent announcement that student debt has reached an all-time high of $13 billion is bad? Well, personal debt, such as credit cards, bank loans, or student lines of credit, which many students are burdened with in addition to their student loan debt, is not even included in that staggering figure…. Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Party Time

As if a global financial meltdown isn’t bad enough, It’s February. That’s right?that dull, cold month when the thrill of making snow angels is long gone and we’re left staring at the dirty clumps of snow that the plow has just left at the end of our driveways. What better way to cheer up than… Read more »

Did You Know? – Assess Yourself

Are you trying to choose an AU program, but having a hard time deciding? Or are you thinking of trying a course in a new subject, and aren’t sure if you’ve got the basics down? AU’s online assessment tools can help with those decisions. The ?Mapping Your Future? link offers a self-assessment quiz that ?will… Read more »

The Voice 2008 Writing Contest – Update

The entries are in and the judging is underway, and we’ll be announcing the winners of the 2008 Voice writing contest soon! Entrants were allowed to submit in both the fiction and non-fiction categories. First-place winners will each receive one AU undergraduate course. We received some remarkable submissions this year and our judges are hard… Read more »