Vol. 22 Iss. 31

Volume 22 Issue 31 - 08/08/2014

From Where I Sit – Pain in the Butt

Here we are ’celebrating’ another long Heritage Day weekend in Alberta. The temperature for the past week or so has been far too much for many of us. We prairie kids don’t do that well when the humidity pushes the “feels like” temperature toward the forties. For those of us stuck home working, there is… Read more »

Dear Barb – Remarriage Reservations

Dear Barb: My parents were married for 30 years before my mother passed away a few years ago. My dad recently remarried a woman he had been seeing for about a year. My dad is a young man and I didn’t expect him to be alone for the rest of his life. The problem is… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – Get Your Game On

Summer is a time for fun and games, and whether you’re out playing tag with the kids or hiding indoors with Monopoly, chances are you really want to make sure you’re following correct usage. Or is that only me? Kidding aside, I’m frequently asked how to style names of games?italics or roman, quote marks or… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Prying Eyes

Have you ever had the odd sensation of someone watching you, even when there’s nobody there? The good news is that it’s probably not a ghost. The bad news is, you’re probably under surveillance by one of the growing number of cameras that track our every move?even in our own homes. Are they a way… Read more »

In Conversation with Susan Malmstrom, Part II

Susan Malmstrom is an artist specializing in digitally produced photography. She grew up in California, receiving a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the University of California at Irvine, and has lived in Canada since 2004. Her life’s work manifests a sense of wonder, an insatiable curiosity, a love of memorabilia, an obsession… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – A Call to Action

Book: A Call to Action Author: Jimmy Carter “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” – Matthew 10:16 NIV “Violence against women is the most prevalent and the most hidden injustice in our world today.” – Jim Wallis, as quoted in A… Read more »

Editorial – Christmas in August

Last week I decided to play an early Santa Claus and hand out some goodies from The Voice Magazine through a contest in our reminder list. A lucky five subscribers were to receive some soon-to-be vintage Voice merchandise to help me clear out our shelves in preparation for a new Voice logo, and, of course,… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home and Abroad

At Home: More Time in School Less Applicable to Work CTV News is reporting on an online poll conducted by Workopolis which showed that Canadians are spending more time in school, but are less likely to find work that relates to the degree they attained, with 73% reporting that their jobs are unrelated to their… Read more »

Did You Know? – Your 15 Minutes Awaits!

Every AU student has a story, and we want to hear yours! The Voice Magazine will be publishing profiles of AU students from across Canada and around the globe. Being at a distance doesn’t mean we can’t help other students be inspired, and maybe your story is the one that will give somebody else the… Read more »