Vol. 22 Iss. 39

Volume 22 Issue 39 - 10/03/2014

Minds We Meet – Interviewing Nicole Whitaker

Nicole Whitaker is an AU student from Edmonton, Alberta. She is two courses away from completing her Bachelor of Health Administration degree. After balancing AU studies with full-time employment for seven years, Nicole is looking forward to rediscovering what she used to do with her spare time. Nicole was recently interviewed by The Voice Magazine… Read more »

Writer’s Toolbox – I’m Talkin’ to You, Part III

Over the past two columns (part 1 and part 2) we’ve covered nouns of direct address, their uses, and how to apply appropriate punctuation. But when using these nouns there’s another factor that many writers don’t even realize exists: proper capitalization. Mystified? Read on! All in the Family Is it “Mom” or “mom”? “Grandma” or… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Lab Kids

Pity the poor guinea pig. Its name is forever linked to being poked and prodded in the name of scientific research?and it never gets a say in the matter. Then again, neither does a small group of human test subjects: kids who are used in neuroscience or psychology studies. It might be good for science,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Another Thirty Years

What God and Mother Nature took thirty years to accomplish was torn asunder by a man named Adrian, a homeowner named Hazel, and a chainsaw. But let me begin at the beginning. When we first moved to the farm in 1984 I was distressed that Roy’s parents had done no landscaping other than planting a… Read more »

The Study Dude – How to Study

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than the knowledge that you are infinitely worthwhile regardless of any grade. 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 and honest opinions… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words

Book: Joni Mitchell: In her Own Words (link) Author: Malka Marom “If you just try to remember to keep your heart open, it produces a warmer tone than if you really think You’re hot shit, because the tone is going to get cold then. ” – Joni Mitchell, Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words Interviews… Read more »

Dear Barb – Cuddles & Religion

Dear Barb: I have been married for two years. My husband and I are very happy for the most part; however I have noticed a change in him recently. He used to like to cuddle on the sofa while we were watching TV and now he sits by himself in a chair. Also when we… 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 ? Oct 8: AUSU council meeting ? Oct 10: registration deadline for an Nov 1 start date ? Oct 13: Thanksgiving: AU closed ? Oct 31: extension deadline for Nov… Read more »

Music Review – EP 2

Album: EP 2 Artist: The Honeyrunners For fans of the rock and roll and blues music of the 1960s and 70s, The Honeyrunners new album, EP 2, is definitely worth listening to. As you can guess from the name, this is the Toronto-based band’s second EP and is available on their website, along with their… Read more »

The Library’s Greatly Exaggerated Death

Those who say that nobody uses the public library anymore annoy those of us who do. Contrary to persistent laments on the imminent demise of libraries, Canada’s 22,000 library branches are alive and well—and thriving. Libraries, like other public institutions, have had to change to serve the public’s shifting needs, but they continue to be… Read more »

The Travelling Student – Beginnings

My name is Philip Kirkbride. I’m a college graduate from Ontario in the field of Multi-Media Design and Production working on upgrading to my Bachelor’s Degree at Athabasca University (AU). I’ve always wanted to do an exchange program or study abroad but never found the right fit or time to do so. This is the… Read more »

Editorial – It’s All About You!

One of the things that I knew I wanted to do when I took over The Voice Magazine was to try to make it more relevant to you, to us, the AU students. Of course, that’s not a terribly easy task because we’re such a diverse group. From people just getting out of high school… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – On the Run

Few things say “fall” like the crunch of leaves underfoot as you run along a trail. This year, if you’d like a fitter autumn, lace up your sneakers and hit the road. Whether you’re ready to take on a race or just want to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, these resources will help you… Read more »

Student Sizzle!

AUSU Student Forums Hot Ask AUSU discussion on “Course tuition fee & e-text.” AU Student, Karen: “It doesn’t make much sense to me that AU is saving cost by not having to purchase and ship text books and the student is being charged the same and more … if they want a print.” AUSU’s Executive… Read more »

Did You Know?

The Voice Magazine is giving away an 8.4″ Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet to one lucky AU student. All you need to do to get your entry is to fill out The Voice Magazine‘s audience survey at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HTGP56Z and hope for the best. But in case That’s not enough incentive, we’re also giving… Read more »