Vol. 21 Iss. 25

Volume 21 Issue 25 - 07/05/2013

Convocation: a Photo Introspective

?What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.? Henry David Thoreau ?Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.? Confucius ?What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Too Soon

There’s just no pleasing some people. In Alberta we were despairing of ever seeing the sun again or having the mercury climb higher than the mid-teens. Now, as we sizzle through the first few days of a forecasted prolonged heat wave, many of us are moaning about that. Without air conditioning, the activities of daily… 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 – The Teller or the Tale?

Ever since Paula Deen’s first cookbook hit the shelves, the Southern celeb’s recipes have been raising blood sugar and cholesterol. Now, her very public problems are raising something else: an interesting question about where to draw the line between an author and her work. Should we judge a book’s merit by its author’s morality? Deen’s… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Boxing Girls of Kabul

Film: The Boxing Girls of Kabul Director: Ariel Nasr Producer: Annette Clarke for the National Film Board of Canada Genre: Documentary ?Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.? Susan B. Anthony The Female Dilemma, Writ Large The Afghan girls train in a compound where women were once publicly flogged, stoned,… Read more »

In Conversation – Christine Tassan

Christine Tassan is an amazing singer and composer and an acoustic guitar maestro in the gypsy jazz and French chanson traditions. She’s also an electrical engineer and a film director. Her band, Les Imposteures, is composed entirely of women, all formidable musicians in their own right. They’ll be performing together at the Montreal International Jazz… Read more »

Calgary Flood Update

AUSU and The Voice Magazine are deeply concerned about the flooding situation in Calgary and surrounding areas. Calgary has the single highest population of AU students anywhere, and AUSU estimates that close to 20 per cent of our total membership lives in areas affected by flood conditions (including students in Canmore, High River, and other… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Civil War

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a key point in the US Civil War. But what kind of meaning does it hold for Canadians? Plenty; though It’s not common knowledge, a number of Canadians fought and distinguished themselves in both the Union and Confederate armies, and the Civil War itself… 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 »