Vol. 22 Iss. 18

Volume 22 Issue 18 - 05/02/2014

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Karen Nielsen

Dr. Karen Nielsen is a tutor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Centre of Athabasca University, having been tutoring since 1991 with AU, she is responsible for approximately 80 students over several courses including WGST 310, 422, PSYC 345, CRJS 352, 491 and 360. She also is an instructor in the MAIS graduate studies program,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Even Maxwell would Understand

After forty years of speaking to audiences and writing more than seventy books, John Maxwell is widely acknowledged to be a leadership guru. He makes us believe that we too can become leaders. What’s even more exciting is that his message isn’t directed solely at managers and executives. It is applicable to each of us… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – Bits and Pieces

Sometimes understanding a grammatical rule requires knowledge of terms you haven’t seen since fourth grade. If You’re shaky on your grammar basics and want to refresh yourself, the occasional “Bits and Pieces” segments in the Toolbox will help jog your memory and make you comfortable with the terms you’ll need to understand some of the… Read more »

Primal Numbers – The New Luddites

You probably wouldn’t trade your smart phone for a mechanical loom, but they’ve got a lot more in common than you think. From smashing cotton looms to attacking Google Glass users, the fight against technology is nothing new. But are today’s tech haters really the new Luddites?or the voice of reason in a fight to… Read more »

In Conversation with Patrick Woodcock, Conclusion

Patrick Woodcock uses poetry to document the suffering of humanity in war-torn countries?a kind of poetic nonfiction. (See Voice review of Echo Gods and Silent Mountains: Poems, his book of poems based on his time in Iraqi Kurdistan.) Recently he took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about recovering from witnessing suffering, what it’s… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – A Thousand Thoughts

Album: A Thousand Thoughts Artist: Kronos Quartet “We have a long way to go before we’re able to hear the voices of everyone on earth, but I believe that providing voices and building bridges is essential for the World Peace we all wish for.” – Joichi Ito From the beginning the Kronos Quartet adopted a… Read more »

Dear Barb

Dear Barb: My sister left home, or disappeared, five years ago when she was in her mid-teens. We did not hear from her or see her again until she showed up at my parent’s home with two children in tow. My parents struggled for those five years without knowing if she was dead or alive,… Read more »

Music Review: Remix Eye Movement

Following the 2012 release of their second album, the internationally acclaimed Rapid Eye Movement, Sétamùr is now releasing the remix, Remix Eye Movement, a collaboration with a variety of talented musicians from around Europe. The original album was dedicated to Serbian musician, Melinda Ligeti, who not only collaborates with Sétamùr in the remix album, but… Read more »

Lost in the Mail

What do you do if your exam is lost in the mail? The relief I feel after writing an exam is tempered by anxiety. It’s a long journey by post from Ontario to Athabasca in Alberta. What if my exam gets lost? A lost exam is probably rare but must occasionally happen. As a university… Read more »

Editorial – Six Months In.

It was just over six months ago that I first took over this job from our previous editor, Christina Frey. AUSU and I agreed to certain benchmarks to be attained in my first year and so half way through that seemed like a good time to get an update on how things are going. The… Read more »

AUSU Update

AUSU Updates: A new council On April 1, a new AUSU council took office to represent AU undergrads for the 2014-16 term. The last six weeks have been a busy time, as outgoing councillors prepared the new team to take office and facilitated an executive election. we’re pleased to announce your new student representatives: President:… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – The Force of the Fourth

May the fourth be with you on Monday?especially if You’re a Star Wars fan. As Episode VII details begin to trickle into news feeds, longtime Star Wars enthusiasts are coming up with increasingly innovative ways to celebrate their interest. This week’s links profile a few you may not have seen yet. The Gallery Photographer and… Read more »

Did You Know? – Edmonton Students!

Focus group needed: Newer students in Edmonton A working group from the Student SUCCESS group is looking at the Undergraduate Student Orientation that was developed last year. The first thing they are looking into is overall usability of the product itself. They need a group of 8 – 10 newer AU students in the Edmonton… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home and Abroad

At Home: Secret Deals cost University of Windsor $24 million Lawsuit CBC is reporting that Higher-Edge, a company that handles international student recruitment for various universities, is suing the University of Windsor for starting up a competing recruitment company after poaching Higher-Edge employees, and in violation of the contract between them. The University of Windsor… Read more »