Vol. 22 Iss. 42

Volume 22 Issue 42 - 10/24/2014

Welcome to the AU Library, Part 3

The final of a three-part series on the AU Library. See parts one and two. The AU Library’s core service is to support “students in AU courses by collecting online, print, and audiovisual resources in subject areas taught at the university, and making these available to the AU community.” Additionally, the library’s staff provide assistance… Read more »

From Where I Sit – More Valuable

Several years ago I read about ethical wills. As is always the case, I was intrigued by the idea and believed writing one for each of my kids would be the ultimate gift. Unlike a living will or a last will and testament, this document has no legal, health, or financial implications. Rather, it seeks… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – Are You Ready to ‘WriMo?

If you frequent the literary blogosphere, chances are you’ve come across calls to join fellow writers over on the dark side: the intense, but ultimately rewarding NaNoWriMo, which begins November 1. For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Participants commit to creating a first draft of a 50,000-word novel, from start to… Read more »

The Study Dude – Fluent Forever

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to be recruited by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) on the basis of you being multilingual–and attending an immersion program that CSIS recruiters frequent! Well, in these articles, as The Study Dude, I’ll try to give you the study tips you need… Read more »

Primal Numbers – On Tap

If you’ve had a prescription filled lately, you know that every bottle of pills now comes with a tiny encyclopedia. There are instructions on how to take your medication, warnings about interactions, and details about side effects. But what you might not know is that your tap water should probably come with the same warnings…. Read more »

Dear Barb: On Divorce and Racism

Dear Barb: I have been dating my boyfriend for a year and a half. We get along great for the most part. I have a seven-year-old son from a previous marriage, who lives with me half of the time. Since my husband and I separated we have always gotten together on special occasions, Christmas, Easter… Read more »

Single Review – Flaws

Single: Flaws Artist: Bastille London rock band, Bastille, is back with the single, “Flaws”, released earlier this year. For fans of Bastille’s popular single “Pompeii”, “Flaws” promises the same great vocals and lyrics combined with rhythmic synthesizer, keyboard, and drums. “Flaws” is available through iTunes as a single, or part of the albums Bad Blood… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Finding Hillywood

Film: Finding Hillywood Director: Leah Warshawski “… yet another messenger came and said, ?Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Night Songs

Album: Night Songs Composer: Helen Grime Conductors: Jamie Phillips and Sir Mark Elder “Time before and time after. Eructation of unhealthy souls Into the faded air, the torpid Driven on the wind . . . Not here Not here the darkness in this twittering world.” – T.S. Eliot, from Burnt Norton I’ve little patience with… 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 »

Editorial – The Cultural and Social Significance of Borscht

Because this issue officially marks my first full year, I was initially planning this week’s editorial to be a discussion of The Voice Magazine’s history, and why certain things (such as our website) seem so out of date. The short version? Because it is. However, with the events that happened in Ottawa, and a lot… Read more »

The Career Path – Start it Up

With all the hype about students? inability to land a position post-graduation, the question of whether to start an entrepreneurial initiative becomes tantamount to the question of whether to be unemployed or satisfied with an entry-level job. Surprisingly, the alternative of self-entrepreneurship is increasingly being touted as a viable option for mitigating some of the… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – Following Social Media

AUSU Student Forums Tamra from AUSU announces the AUSU Health and Dental Plan is now up and running. Students will want to check this out before they enrol in their next course. FAQs at http://www.ausu.org/services/healthfaq.php and plan details at https://www.mystudentplan.ca/athabasca/en/home. Other topics include courses COMM 329 and EDPY 310. AthaU Facebook Group Mistelle launches a… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Write it Out

There are still a few days left to sign up for NaNoWriMo, the 30-day writing marathon that might take everything you have to finish, but will leave you with a great reward: the first full draft of a 50,000-word novel. There’s no need to go it alone, though; this week’s links include tools and supports… Read more »