Vol. 22 Iss. 41

Volume 22 Issue 41 - 10/17/2014

Welcome to the AU Library, Part 2

Last week’s article introduced the AU Library and its website. Check out the new look! The library’s new website was launched October 15 and has the same URL: http://library.athabascau.ca/. Using a university library for research requires some creative search strategies, according to Elaine Fabbro, Acting Director of Library Services at Athabasca University’s library. Students need… Read more »

Minds We Meet – Interviewing Allison Stewart

Allison Stewart is an AU student who lives in Edmonton and is the director of the public library in nearby Stony Plain, AB. She’s working on her Communications Degree at AU and, once done, will begin her Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) at University of Alberta. Allison was recently interviewed by The Voice… 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 31: extension deadline for Nov 30 contract dates. ? Nov 1: AUSU fall awards deadline ? Nov 10: registration deadline for an Dec 1 start date ? Nov… Read more »

The Travelling Student – A Night in Montreal

My name is Philip Kirkbride. I’m a college graduate from Ontario studying at AU. I always wanted to do an exchange program or study abroad but never found the right time to do so. This is part three in the story of how Athabasca University has allowed me to create my own study abroad program…. Read more »

The Study Dude – Present Visual Stories

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to be selected as the next Ted Talk presenter?fully furnished with Study Dude tips on how to make a dazzling presentation. Well, in these articles, as The Study Dude, I’ll try to give you the study tips you need to help make your… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Something to Show

This fall, because of a convergence of incredible weather and no breakdowns, we were able to finish our harvest in one week. Yeehaw. A lot of the subsequent weather has been cool, wet, and unsettled. Anyone with standing crop or swaths on the ground has been unable to get back out there. So we are… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Popular Problems

Album: Popular Problems Artist: Leonard Cohen “I saw some people starving There was murder, there was rape Their villages were burning They were trying to escape I couldn’t meet their glances I was staring at my shoes It was acid, it was tragic It was almost like the blues” – Leonard Cohen, “Almost Like the… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – Horses of God

Film: Horses of God Director:Nabil Ayouch Writer: Jamal Belmahi, based on the book by Mahi Binebine “I was very interested in violence itself because I believe violence has a source. It has a reason why; it doesn’t come from the sky. I was interested in the genesis of violence.” – Nabil Ayouch “The name that… Read more »

Dear Barb – Changing Troubles

Dear Barb: My boyfriend and I have been together for over a year. When we got together, I was aware that he had a drug problem, but I thought I could help him. Initially Jed assured me he would stop using drugs, which he did. Unfortunately it didn’t last long. He stays clean for a… Read more »

Music Review – EP NY 5

Album: EP NY 5 Artist: Stereo Off Five piece electro-rock band Stereo Off released their new album, EP NY 5, this past January, which was recorded in their own studio in New York City. Formed in 2012, Stereo Off has played some of the city’s top venues. Stereo Off’s music is alluring, entrancing, and all… Read more »

Editorial – Mea Maxima Culpa

If you read last week’s issue after Friday evening, you likely would have noticed my correction to the Council Connection article that I wrote. As it turns out, that started a cascade of events which have lead eventually to this week’s editorial where I want to take the opportunity to clear some things up. First,… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – Following Social Media

AUSU Student Forums In the Psychology Forum, “Jofe” seeks advice about PSYC 323’s final assignment and exam. Meanwhile, in the General Student Chat Forum, “DeaDot” tracks down an older post with inspiring advice from a graduating student. Other topics include courses NURS 328, MKTG 396 and ECON 249. AthaU Facebook Group Mohamed seeks advice from… Read more »

Did You Know? – Extended Edition

You may not have noticed it yet, because they’re trying to do a “soft launch” just to get the bugs out, but the AUSU Health Care plan, as provided by Gallivan & Associates, is now up and running. So, The Voice Magazine is here to give you some facts about how the plan works and… Read more »