Vol. 21 Iss. 35

Volume 21 Issue 35 - 09/20/2013

E-Text Initiative – What You Need to Know, Part I

Despite the controversy over AU’s planned move to e-texts (see here and here for Voice coverage), the University has already begun phase 1 of the e-text initiative. Unfortunately, differing expectations, scheduling changes, and communication issues have created some confusion among students wondering whether and how they’ll be affected by the initiative this semester. In order… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Become a Researcher

A few months ago I had the chance to take part in a wine tasting session. I know; dirty job, but someone has to do it! Leading the lesson was a sommelier with about 15 years of experience; obviously a woman who knows her way around a bottle. Yet she claimed to still be learning…. 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 »

Primal Numbers – The Key to Your Heart?and Laptop

It seems like yesterday that the coolest new digital thing was the ability to unlock your laptop by using your fingerprint. But if you haven’t upgraded to a thumb scanner yet, don’t worry. There’s an even more amazing part of your anatomy you can use to navigate the digital world. It’s your heartbeat, and a… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Woman Child

Album: C├ęcile McLorin Salvant, Woman Child Genre: Jazz ?You can’t copy anybody and end with anything. If you copy, it means You’re working without any real feeling.? Billie Holiday The Finest Female Jazz Singer Out There Right Now, Bar None What if you were to discover a singer born with an amazingly mellifluous voice, who… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Welcome to Pine Hill

Film: Welcome to Pine Hill Director: Keith Miller Cast: Shannon Harper, Mary Myers, Landon Van Soest, Jaiden Kaine, Keith Miller, Katie Vitale ?The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.? John F. Kennedy Reality… Read more »

Did You Know? – Quizlet

School may have just started, but those midterms are coming up fast?and It’s time to start thinking of study strategies. Quizlet, whose goal is to ?build beautiful, simple software that helps students learn,? is free web-based software that allows you to search for study aids or create your own. Originally created by a high school… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Falling Leaves

With the hectic back-to-school rush behind us, It’s time to focus on the little pleasures of September: the beautiful autumn colours, the crunch of fallen leaves on the path, the crisp air, and that gentle yet striking scent of fall on misty mornings. Celebrate the first weekend of fall by exploring its strongest symbol, the… Read more »

JOB POSTING – Managing Editor, The Voice Magazine

The Voice Magazine is seeking a new Managing Editor to handle all the day-to-day duties of publishing The Voice each week. We publish 50 issues per year each Friday. Hours are flexible, but you must be able to devote 25-30 hours per week to the job. The Editor will work from home and must have… Read more »