Vol. 21 Iss. 22

Volume 21 Issue 22 - 06/14/2013

A Book in the Hand: E-Text Initiative

As the semester comes to a close, It’s time to start planning your course schedule for 2013-2014. What prerequisites does your program require? How best to balance the course type and workload with work and family? How will you synch commitments with classes? And increasingly students are also asking, How quickly can I take my… Read more »

Indian Winter, Part IV

This four-part series chronicles the author’s experiences visiting her husband’s family in Mumbai, India this past winter. In this final installment, she talks about some of the interesting occurrences during her last few days there. (To get the rest of the story, read Part I, Part II, and Part III.) Fogging Just prior to our… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Preserve the Tradition

As I write this, we’ve just returned home from the annual provody ceremony at the Ukrainian Orthodox church a couple of miles from here. It is an important part of the Orthodox faith and something we’ve done since Roy’s parents died in the early 1980s. For six weeks after Ukrainian Easter (which can fall any… Read more »

AUSU Update

Dear Members, You may have recently seen information on the internet speculating about the future of Athabasca University. These reports suggest that the Alberta government may broker a merger between AU and University of Alberta, and that this may result in drastic changes to the services and programs offered to students AU students. We want… Read more »

Write Stuff – Writing on the Go

School kids might be able to put away their pencils and head for the park, but that doesn’t mean everyone gets the summer off from their keyboards. For most of us, the writing continues, whether we’re tapping away on an essay, book, or that report for the boss. And while tablets are great for surfing… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

Film: You Ain’t Seen Nothin? Yet (Vous n?avez encore rien vu) Director: Alain Resnais Cast: Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azema, Lambert Wilson (with Mathieu Amalric, Anne Consigny, and Michel Piccoli) Genre: Art House, Drama ?Orpheus with his Lute made Trees, And the Mountaine tops that freeze, Bow themselves when he did sing… In sweet Musicke is… Read more »

In Conversation – Daniela Nardi

On the Crest of a New Mediterranean Wave Daniela Nardi, scheduled to appear at the Montreal International Jazz Festival on July 5 and 6, is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter whose third album, Espresso Manifesto, is a vibrant, full-bodied jazz tribute to the songs of Paolo Conte. She’s the first female singer to tackle these songs, and… Read more »

Did You Know? – Convocation

Here at The Voice Magazine we’d like to extend our heartiest congratulations to all new graduates! We wish you all the best as you take the next step in your educational or professional journey. If you were unable to attend Convocation or your graduation is still far off and you want a preview of your… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – All About Dad

It’s Father’s Day this weekend, and the grills are firing up?or the fishing tackle’s been stashed in the back of the pickup. However you choose to celebrate the day?or not?enjoy this miscellany on dads good, bad, and in between. Bad Dad Not all dads are great at fatherhood, and some are spectacularly bad. These are… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – We Love to Hear from You!

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@voicemagazine.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter.12- We’ve been receiving such great feedback from our discussion of Athabasca University’s e-text initiative that we’ll be publishing all related letters to the editor in our special e-text coverage. Click here for details… Read more »