Vol. 22 Iss. 38

Volume 22 Issue 38 - 09/26/2014

What Mensa’s Got For AU Students

Last week’s article introduced Mensa Canada, the high IQ society. This week, we look at Mensa from the AU student’s perspective. What’s in it for us? For those who qualify, Mensa provides a rewarding social network that extends beyond Canada’s borders. People with Mensa-qualifying IQ?an IQ that falls in the top 2% of the general… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create this content. Contact ausu@ausu.org with questions or comments about this page. IMPORTANT DATES, SEPTEMBER ? Sept 30: extension deadline for a Oct 30 contract date. ? Oct 8: AUSU council meeting ? Oct 10: registration deadline for an Nov 1 start date ?… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Space Tourist

When Flash Gordon was all the rage, the idea of an International Space Station seemed like nothing more than fantasy. So you’ve got to wonder what Flash’s creators would have thought of the latest in space travel: space taxis that include room for tourists to ride along. It sounds exciting, but this is one idea… Read more »

The Study Dude – What Smart Students Know

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than for you to be loved by the world for your soul?and your giant brain! Well, in these articles, as The Study Dude, I’ll try to give you the study tips you need to help make your learning easier. I’ll also give you straight… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Only So Far

When we were working without ceasing for what felt like a year I kept my spirits up imagining the holiday we would take. One of the possibilities that rattled around in my head included a quickie trip to Las Vegas. We haven’t been there for ages. The appeal is the typically short four days, three… Read more »

Dear Barb – Pressure Cleaning

Dear Barb: I am single father with two young daughters. I have just moved into a new neighborhood and met other parents with young children. We decided to arrange Saturday morning play dates with our children. We have been taking turns dropping off our children at different homes to play for a few hours. Things… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Frank

Film: Frank Director: Lenny Abrahamson Screenplay: Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan “What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well . . .” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in The Little Prince And what makes Frank’s huge papier mâché cartoon head beautiful is that it hides a beautiful human… Read more »

In Conversation with The Honeyrunners, Part II

The Honeyrunners are a Canadian band that play rock and roll spiced up with Motown, neo-punk, soul, and rhythm and blues. Their first single, Jet Set,” was featured in a Bacardi ad campaign and their “My Garage” became part of Coca-Cola’s project 52 Songs of Happiness. they’re currently touring their new EP, titled EP II…. Read more »

Music Review – Dull Days

Album: Dull Days Artist: Sleepy Hahas Sleepy Hahas? latest album, Dull Days, will mesmerize you. The band’s sound is a melding of the typical garage-band sound with a generous splash of psychedelic sound added for flare. For fans of David Bowie and The White Stripes, Sleepy Hahas have taken the well-known psychedelic rock genre and… Read more »

The Career Path

Finalizing your education and making the transition to a rewarding and fulfilling career is no easy task, but with the right preening, you are certain to land a position about which you are passionate. Alexandra Levit (2014) wrote a career guide specifically for people in their twenties, although the wisdom imbued in the pages applies… Read more »

Editorial – Careers and Travel and Surveys, Oh My!

We’re coming up on the end of my first year here, and it seems things are starting to speed up. This week, we’ll have the start of a series of bi-weekly articles to provide distilled advice from various career help books. I think it’s an interesting article just because one of the pieces of advice… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Keeping it Clean

Now that you’ve decluttered and organized your workspace, you want to keep it that way. These tips will give you the tools you need to create your own system for managing the flow of paper and other office clutter: Make a Pile We all make piles?the trick is to deal with them before they get… Read more »