Vol. 20 Iss. 02

Volume 20 Issue 2 - 01/13/2012

List It!

One of my favourite things to do while standing in line at the grocery store is to browse the various magazines at the checkout counter. It’s the self-help articles that fascinate me: ?10 Ways to Lose 10 Pounds.? ?15 Ways to Keep Him Happy.? ?20 Steps to a Healthier You.? ?12 Ways to Declutter Your… Read more »

20 Years of News and Views: a Voice Introspective

2012 is a big anniversary for The Voice Magazine: we’re in our 20th year of publication! To commemorate this milestone, we’ll be celebrating all year with special content that gives glimpses into our past, outlines some of our history, and showcases some of our highlights. This week we’ll go all the way back 20 years,… Read more »

AUSU Update – January 2012

Happy Holidays from AUSU! As the holiday season draws to a close, we hope you’ve had a chance to rest and relax with those who are important to you?and maybe even squeeze in a little bit of homework time! Election Timelines Finalized As we move into the new year, Council is also very pleased to… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Sounds Like a Plan

Welcome to 2012! Now that we’re a couple of weeks in, are you still filled with hope and promise?or have you decided that It’s same old, same old? Do you do the passive thing, reading through all the year-end summaries? Do you love the annual reminder of 2011’s top stories? There is a list for… Read more »

Write Stuff – Apps and Adverbs

Got school-aged children? Chances are, your children’s teachers stress the importance of skills like grammar and spelling. After all, reading and writing are still considered two of the basic three Rs, even if most kids can locate an app faster than an adverb. But that focus on conventional literacy could soon shift to a new… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Our Way to Fight

Book: Michael Riordan, Our Way to Fight: Peace-work Under Siege in Israel-Palestine (Between the Lines 2011) ?. . . the struggle for Palestinian liberation should be led by Palestinians, and Israelis in the resistance movement need to be conscious of this at every level. For example, at demonstrations the soldiers prefer to speak to Israelis… Read more »

Course Exam – PSYC 465 (Psychology of Sustainability)

Environmental sustainability is a hot topic these days. We seem hooked on the insatiable use of non-renewable resources; our planet is in jeopardy, and our daily habits predict a dire future. Amid increasing media coverage of sustainable living, Athabasca University’s Centre for Psychology has released the timely PSYC 465, Psychology of Sustainability. The course gives… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Blackstone, Part I

Blackstone is a Gemini award-winning Canadian television series based on a fictitious Canadian First Nations reserve. It airs on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) and hosts a shining roster of some of the best aboriginal actors in North America. The second season premiered on Wednesday night, revealing to fans the cause and outcome of… Read more »

AUSU Job Posting – Chief Returning Officer

The Athabasca University Students’ Union (AUSU) represents AU undergraduates and their interests. The Union strives for a fair and accessible election process for members of the Students’ Council. To this end, AUSU is seeking a student to fulfill the role of Chief Returning Officer (CRO) for the 2012 AUSU General Elections. Position Duties and Responsibilities… Read more »

Did You Know? – Librivox

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what about the spoken word? Sometimes, it can be of priceless value?especially when experiencing literary works. If you love audiobooks, have vision issues, or just want to experience literature from a different perspective, be sure to check out the fantastic resources offered by LibriVox, an ?acoustical… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Leggo My LEGO

One of the top holiday gifts this year was LEGO sets?and whether the recipient was a child or adult, chances are that You’re still finding tiny bricks in corners and under sofas and behind the drapes. To ease the LEGO-induced frustration, this week’s links look at the history of the popular toy, and give a… Read more »