Vol. 20 Iss. 11

Volume 20 Issue 11 - 03/16/2012

Study Space – Time is on My Side

There are simply not enough hours in the day. Actually, there probably are enough hours in the day. Twenty-four, to be exact. And although we need to waste around eight of them?give or take?sleeping, that still gives us sixteen solid hours of potential productivity. Even with all our obligations, even with nonessentials like eating and… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Books Help

There’s nothing like losing 44 pounds to get a girl thinking seriously about her changing body. Because this has been a slow process of losing a pound and a half or so each week, the changes have snuck up on me. I have the energy and stamina to play ball hockey with my two and… Read more »

AUSU Update – AUSU Elections Results

ELECTION RESULTS! AUSU Elections were held March 3-6, 2012, and 17 candidates appeared on the ballot. Thank you to all who ran, and all who voted! The nine candidates who have been elected to form the 2012-2014 AUSU Council are: Wendy Barnard, Bethany Tynes, James Ramsbottom, Evan Schmidt, Ashley Charlton, Toni Fox, Kim Newsome, Jason… Read more »

Write Stuff – Little Free Library

If you walk past a certain house in Hudson, Wisconsin, you might stop to glance at the odd wooden mailbox on the front lawn. Look closer, though, and you’ll see that it isn’t a mailbox at all. It’s a library: the first in a growing movement called the Little Free Library, and proof positive that… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Committing Theatre

Book: Alan Filewod, Committing Theatre: Theatre Radicalism and Political Intervention in Canada (Between the Lines 2011) ?Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.? Bertolt Brecht ?In the end the story of the Mummers illustrates, even establishes, the principle that radical intervention theatre is a theatre of refusal.?… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Ensemble Polaris, Uncharted Waters

Album: Ensemble Polaris, Uncharted Waters Artists: Marco Cera, guitar; Kirk Elliott, violin, folk harp, mandolin, accordion, bagpipe; Margaret Gay, cello; Ben Grossman, hurdy gurdy; Katherine Hill, voice, nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle); Alison Melville, baroque flute, recorders, seljefl√łyte (willow flute); Colin Savage, clarinet, bass clarinet, recorders; Debashis Sinha, percussion. Audacious Virtuosos at the Vanguard of Musical Eclecticism… Read more »

Did You Know? – DegreeWorks

It takes a lot of planning to map out an academic career. But when You’re working with information in several different media, the process can be time-consuming and frustrating. However, the future is promising: AU will soon be launching DegreeWorks, ?a comprehensive academic advising and degree audit solution? that will communicate directly with AU’s internal… Read more »


Here at The Voice we’re taking a holiday, too! The Voice Magazine will be on hiatus from Monday, March 26 to Sunday, April 1. There will be no issue published on March 30, but we’ll be back with more of your favourite columns and topics with the April 6 issue!


In order to meet the needs of our student readers, we’re ready to expand our coverage of Athabasca University-specific news, events, and resources. we’re seeking a regular writer who will research and cover these and other, similar topics on a freelance basis. Columns will be paid at the regular freelance rate. Interested applicants can send… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Colour My World

This weekend, It’s all about the wearing of the green. But the colour’s not limited to green rivers, green clothes, or even the verdant valleys of Ireland. Check out these links for some new ways to think about green?whether on St. Patty’s Day or not. Pink Is Not a Colour According to this YouTube clip… Read more »


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA ALBERTA STUDENT MINISTERIAL INTERNS About Us The Government of Alberta offers diverse and rewarding career opportunities for everyone – from individuals beginning their careers to those with lots of experience. Summer employment provides students with the opportunity to learn about our organization, develop workplace skills, and gain career-related… Read more »