Vol. 21 Iss. 02

Volume 21 Issue 2 - 01/11/2013

See Your Goals Through

As 2013 begins, it brings with it the fresh promise of new beginnings. Many of us have felt this magic and the accompanying desire to recharge and renew our lives. At first, our New Year’s resolutions seem amazing and life-changing; but as time passes, we often struggle to keep them, resulting in the notoriety of… Read more »

AUSU Update

AUSU e-newsletters a success AUSU has been piloting the use of e-newsletters to contact our student body over the last year. We began by sending these newsletters to students registered on our website, and after a very positive initial response, we are now sending e-newsletters to all students currently enrolled in any AU undergrad course,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – I Did My Job

On Christmas Eve, while you were wrapping gifts or tearing through the mall or baking or just waiting in anticipation, I was delivering a eulogy. It wasn’t my first and I doubt it’ll be my last. The death of my cousin was not unexpected in that he had spent the better part of his 57… Read more »

Write Stuff – Welcome to 1913

Happy New Year, and welcome to 1913! Sure, the calendar might say It’s 2013, but a recent headline about the Costa Book Awards makes it feel like we’re in a time warp. For the first time ever, all five Costa winners were women?and the underlying need to justify it reflects an even deeper problem. The… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Pina: A film for Pina Bausch

Film: Pina: A film for Pina Bausch Director: Wim Wenders ?Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost.? Pina Bausch A Physical Poem Whittled From the Core of Human Experience Ernest Sprott, my favourite English professor, once said, ?If you can’t put your thought into words, then perhaps It’s not a thought.? I believe he said this… Read more »

In Conversation – Missy Mazzoli

Missy Mazzoli is a New York composer who recently completed Song from the Uproar, an opera based on the life and writings of Isabelle Eberhardt, an eccentric 19th-century Swiss aristocrat who moved to Algeria and converted to Islam (read the Voice review of Mazzoli’s album here). Mazzoli’s compositions have been performed by the Kronos Quartet,… Read more »

Write for Us!

What topics and issues do you want to see covered in The Voice? What type of features do you like best? The Voice wants to hear from you! Email us at voice@voicemagazine.org with your ideas, letters, and suggestions. And if you’ve got something to say about university life, or life in general, consider writing for… 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 has launched DegreeWorks, ?a comprehensive academic advising and degree audit solution? that communicates directly with AU’s internal student information system… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – New Year, New You

If You’re one of the millions of people who’ve created New Year’s resolutions?or at least some short or long-term goals to get you through 2013?you may be pulling your hair in frustration right about now. By mid-January, our enthusiasm for ?new year, new you? is starting to fade as the reality of life sets in…. Read more »