Vol. 22 Iss. 12

Volume 22 Issue 12 - 03/21/2014

Primal Numbers – Virtual Cure

For some people, fears and phobias are limited to avoiding black cats on Friday the 13th. For others, excessive fear of things like spiders or escalators can make daily life a misery. Help might be at hand, though, thanks to virtual reality. The theory behind this treatment is exposure therapy, a well-known technique that uses… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – Getting Possessive, Part III

For the past two weeks we’ve discussed forming the possessive with common nouns, both singular and plural. In this week’s Toolbox, we’ll look at a different type of noun?the proper noun?and how it forms the possessive case. General rule for singular proper nouns Proper nouns are most easily recognizable as the names of specific people… Read more »

From Where I Sit – ‘Nuff Said

Have you ever concentrated on something so intently, with so much ferocious focus that later you realized you hadn’t even blinked for what felt like hours? And no, a marathon session of Spider Solitaire doesn’t count. I usually do that until my forearms cry out in pain. I’m talking about serious work with a deadline… Read more »

Dear Barb:

Dear Barb: I am a forty year old mother of three and lately I have been losing my zest for life. I have gained a few pounds that I can’t seem to lose, my hair is going grey, my eyesight isn’t as good as it used to be, and I know I’m going to have… Read more »

Editorial – Subscriptions and E-mail

Are you subscribed to The Voice Magazine‘s mailing list? If so, you may be wondering why you haven’t received an email lately. Part of the ongoing upgrades to The Voice Magazine‘s website has moved us to a new email server, but unfortunately, the new one has its own problems, and some of you may have… Read more »

Haiku for AU

studying online I’m gazing out the window my time is my own reading with intent a model of self control hark, did facebook ding? call centre model where is the humanity I want my tutor style, commas, quotes, rules writing solutions packed in the writer’s toolbox musings on meanings babas, borshch, Alberta sliced from where… Read more »

Did You Know? – AUSU’s AGM

Athbasca University Students’ Union is holding it’s annual general meeting (AGM) on March 26th at 5:30pm by teleconference. Each year, AUSU is required to hold this meeting so that members (any student currently enrolled in an AU course) can have direct input into what our union is doing. AUSU will present its audited financial papers,… 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 »

Click of the Wrist – How Does Your Garden Grow?

It’s spring?according to the calendar, that is. But though real spring weather might still be a few weeks away, It’s hard to shake off thoughts of fresh air, sunshine, and gardening. This week’s links will help you plan your gardening season while you wait for the snow to melt and the warm winds to start… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home and Abroad

At Home: David Hancock become Premiere If you’ve been following the news at all, you’re already aware that the Premiere of Alberta, Allison Redford, has resigned from the leadership position. She’ll be remaining on as an MLA, but no longer leading Alberta’s government. In six months or so, the Provincial Progressive Conservative party will have… Read more »