Vol. 18 Iss. 21

Volume 18 Issue 21 - 05/28/2010

A Penny for Your Thoughts

?Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.? Joseph Campbell, American mythologist (1904 – 1987) To Whom It May Concern: As you will see from the attached resumé . . . I have written those words quite a few times in recent weeks. My academic journey at Athabasca is nearly… Read more »

Editorial – Public Masks, Private Lives

If you listen to the people with something to sell, privacy’s a thing of the past. Nobody wants it anymore. If you aren’t posting photos of yourself or sending tweets about your personal grooming habits, You’re going to be left out. Left out of what, I’m not sure, unless they mean endless hours scrolling through… Read more »

AUSU Update – AUSU Executive Election; Student Issues

AUSU Executive Election AUSU has recently held its internal election for the Executive. We wish to congratulate Barbara Rielly (President), Bethany Tynes (Vice President External and Student Affairs) and Sarah Kertcher (Vice President Finance and Administration) on their election and thank those that ran for their willingness to serve. Internal elections are being held to… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Keep Trying

More than once I’ve used this space to rant and vent and wonder what in the world gets into people. I’ve recounted dumb criminal stories. I’ve lamented individuals who seem out of touch or just plain kooky. Sometimes I’ve tried to guess at motivation and failed miserably. Interestingly enough, the older I get, the less… Read more »

Voice Job Posting – Managing Editor, The Voice Magazine

Managing Editor, The Voice Magazine The Voice Magazine is seeking a new Managing Editor to handle all the day-to-day duties of publishing The Voice Magazine each week. We publish 49 issues per year each Friday. Hours are flexible, but you must be able to devote 25-30 hours per week to the job. The Editor will… Read more »

Did You Know? – Open Culture

Philosophy blogs. Free classic films. Foreign-language lessons. Free online courses in everything from biology to psychology. What do all these have in common? You can find them (and plenty more) at Open Culture, the ?best free cultural and educational media on the web.? The site is a treasure trove of original commentary and links to… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Calorie Count

More can sometimes be better?but not when it comes to foods that are loaded with staggering amounts of fat and calories. Like the peanut-butter-and-chocolate-milk shake that ?packs the equivalent of 68 strips of bacon in saturated fat.? That pales in comparison to some of the other heavyweights out there, though. Worst Desserts These desserts rank… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Low percentage of Canadian undergrads studying abroad – In Foreign News: US experts predict wild hurricane season

At Home: Low percentage of Canadian undergrads studying abroad According to a recent study, most Canadian undergrads say they’re interested in world issues and like the idea of studying abroad. But when it comes to putting that into action, ?less than 3 per cent ventured to a foreign country as part of their studies.? As… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – Sam Baker’s Cotton

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@voicemagazine.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Re: ?The Mindful Bard: Sam Baker, Cotton? by Wanda Waterman St. Louis, v17 i41 (2009-10-30) Your review of Cotton was fantastic. Thanks for the insight . . . and for prompting me to… Read more »