Vol. 22 Iss. 40

Volume 22 Issue 40 - 10/10/2014

Power With Greens!

Does a nutrient blast to your system sound good? What about increased energy, clearer mental focus, and improved sleep? These are a few of the numerous health benefits associated with green juices. Since starting on my own “green juice” journey, I have experienced similar amazing health benefits, which I’ll share with you. What is a… Read more »

Welcome to the AU Library, Part 1

“The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” – Albert Einstein If there’s one thing you absolutely have to know about the AU Library, It’s that they welcome questions. “Students who ask questions will be more successful,” says Elaine Fabbro, Acting Director, Library Services. At the AU Library, there’s… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Ig Nobel

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Whether or not Carl Sagan actually said those words, there’s no denying the truth of them. So it might seem counterproductive for the Ig Nobel Prize to poke fun at research of any kind, no matter how ridiculous it might seem. Look a little closer, though, and… Read more »

The Study Dude – Super Memory, Super Student

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to relate the word “supercilious” with the visual of a big haughty super silly ass/donkey (in addition to learning many others of Harry Lorayne’s (1990) memory devices). Well, in these articles, as The Study Dude, I’ll try to give you the study tips… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – The Backbone

Over the weekend, my husband?ever the prankster?conducted a social experiment. It was inspired by Cracked.com’s list of “22 Eerily Plausible Conspiracy Theories (We Just Made Up),” a hilarious parody of the click-bait posters that seem to be proliferating on social media these days. A lot of them were too far over the top to be… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Say Thank You

This weekend the fortunate will tuck into a Thanksgiving feast. You know the kind: the one where people need to loosen their waistbands to make room for a piece of pumpkin pie. The kind that has some reaching for an antacid and others jockeying for the prime spots for a post-meal snooze. If the hostess… Read more »

The Travelling Student – Changing Directions

My name is Philip Kirkbride. I’m a college graduate from Ontario studying at 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 part two in the story of how Athabasca has allowed me to create my own study abroad… 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 10: registration deadline for an Nov 1 start date ? Oct 13: Thanksgiving: AU closed ? Oct 31: extension deadline for Nov 30 contract dates. ? Nov 1:… Read more »

Dear Barb – Shifting Loyalties

Dear Barb: My teenage daughter is a popular girl and has lots of friends. She recently started high school and subsequently has met a whole new group of friends. The problem is some of her previous friends, who have gone to a different high school, are angry at her for spending more time with her… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Signal

Album: The Signal Artist: Elizabeth Shepherd “I believe in God, as mother. She’s good to me and keeps me going. I’m aware of how dysfunctional and unjust our world is, and I feel the need to use my musical platform to try to bring some joy?something more beautiful and human than the dominant madness.” –… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Resala

“Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” – the Prophet Mohamed, quoted by Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 589 The Resala Charity Organization is an Egyptian charity that recruits volunteers to serve the needy. Some of its actions include caring for the elderly, orphans, the blind, the deaf, financially strapped families, and children… Read more »

The Career Path – Five Steps to Rapid Employment

Leaving the security of an online education for a full-time career can be a daunting task, especially in today’s changing landscape. It’s a vapid approach to attempt to apply solely to online postings without a comprehensive strategy and an overwhelming time commitment. Jay A. Block, in his book titled 5 Steps to Rapid Employment, helps… Read more »

Music Review – Turkana Boys

Album: Turkana Boy Artist: Thousand Days Alternative rock band Thousand Days is a fantastic band with pure rock music, and lead singer Pardis Sabeti is unlike any other female rocker out there. Hailing from Boston, Thousand Days formed in 2002 and their music is inspired by the bands Hole, Belly, and Throwing Muses. The band… Read more »

And Miles to go Before I Sleep

Have you entered The Voice Magazine‘s contest yet? You could win a Samsung 8.4″ tablet computer, one that works with AUSU’s e-texts, and has a memory card slot so that you can keep them all on there at once. It can help make your education truly portable, or at the very least, give you a… Read more »

Did You Know? – A Tablet Up For Grabs!

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 »

Student Sizzle! – Following Social Media

AUSU Student Forums In the Welcome and Introductions Forum, overseas student Kiran reaches out to BMgmt or other degree students. Over at the French Speaking Forum, beginning French student “pbandnutella” is searching for other new French students who want to chat and practice la belle langue. Other topics include staying focused, the AU IT Help… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – A Different Kind of Need

During this weekend’s Thanksgiving festivities, we’re encouraged to be generous to those in financial need. But there’s a different kind of need that often goes unmet: support for those dealing with mental illness, whether in themselves or in loved ones. This past week the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health ran its Mental… Read more »

Council Connection

Usually I’m of the mind that more students should attend AUSU Council meetings. they’re generally short, and while the policy portion may seem a bit byzantine, especially because the public meeting packages don’t contain the draft revisions, It’s more than made up for during the report section where students can get an idea of exactly… Read more »