Vol. 22 Iss. 44

Volume 22 Issue 44 - 11/07/2014

Take the Wheel when your Life Skids Out of Control

The only thing constant is change. Greek philosopher Heraclitus uttered those words 2500 years ago. And nothing has changed. If change is a constant in our lives, why do we resist it? Why do we wring our hands, gnash our teeth, and bemoan our fate? It’s not just because we’ve been yanked out of our… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – To Infinitive…and Beyond!

Grammar may feel like It’s all about rules?but the rules are always changing, and what was considered horrendous usage a century ago may be perfectly acceptable (or even preferable) today. One example is the former taboo on ending sentences with prepositions another is the much-maligned but now perfectly respectable split infinitive. To Infinity The infinitive… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Young at Heart

Science and medicine can do a lot to keep us young. They can replace hips, mend heart valves, and concoct medicine that fixes all kinds of ailments. But what if a potent cure for the general aches and pains of aging was something a lot simpler than that?and virtually free as well? According to some… Read more »

From Where I Sit – A Matter of Intention

If we are open to it, there are teachers and guides all around us as we journey through life. Their lives may be running parallel to ours with the occasional intersection. They may be in disguise as parents, children, sales clerks, colleagues, authors, spouses, even enemies. Perhaps especially enemies. If we are aware (don’t you… Read more »

Music Review – Black Coffee Sigh

Album: Black Coffee Sigh Artist: Sunshine Riot Formed in Boston in 2011, rock band Sunshine Riot has been passionately promoting their music as they tour across the United States. Their music has been described as rock infused with a southern blues sound, although they seem to have tried to develop their own style of music… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – 8 Animazing Short Stories

Film: Eight Animazing Short Stories “Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.” – B.R. Hayden These international animated shorts, winners of the first ever AniMazing Spotlight competition, have some common elements. There’s no dialogue in any of them, for one thing, which makes them watchable in any country,… Read more »

In Conversation with Leah Warshawski, Part II

Leah Warshawski is one of the producers and directors of Finding Hillywood, a documentary about the use of film for healing in post-genocide Rwanda (read the Voice review here). Recently she took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about what inspires her and what we might expect from her in the near future. (You… Read more »

Dear Barb – The Secrets that We Keep

Dear Barb: I am in my early thirties and recently single. My wife and I were married 7 years before things just fell apart and we decided to go our own ways. We both had Herpes 2 therefore it wasn’t a problem. Now that I am dating the situation has changed. I haven’t been intimate… Read more »

The Study-Dude – Learn or Die

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to be the first to figure out what all this “critical thinking” rant is about. 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… Read more »

Editorial – The Meaning of a Magazine

Lately I’ve been looking at other student publications and considering the similarities and differences between them and The Voice Magazine. One of the things that struck me was simply the amount of content that they manage to get each week, often from unpaid, volunteer writers. Now, The Voice Magazine is not exactly a slouch in… Read more »

The Career Path – Questers Dare

Carole Kanchier, PhD, in her book Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life, challenges the myth that a nine-to-five job is typically unstimulating, boring, and repressive. As a psychologist and career expert, Kanchier’s (2014) brand is characterized by the desire to help people find meaningful, engaging, and passion-infused careers that go in sync with… Read more »

The Travelling Student – The Pick Up

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 time to do so. This is part five in the story of how Athabasca University has allowed me to create my own study abroad program…. Read more »

Editorial – Getting Back to Normal

The last couple of issues have seen my editorials taken over by unexpected developments, which means that some of the things I’ve been wanting to talk about have necessarily been set to the side. This week, I’d like to get back to at least one of them, and that’s to announce the winners from The… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – X Marks the Spot

On November 8, 1895, Wilhelm Roentgen discovered the X-ray?revolutionizing medicine and unknowingly giving elementary schools a go-to image for the most underused letter of the alphabet. Celebrate the X-ray this week by taking a closer look at what lies beneath. Pics Or It Didn’t Happen Accidents will happen, and X-rays make it possible to save… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AUSU Student Forums In General Student Chat, Dea questions how to deal with one bad course mark That’s dragging her GPA down. In the same forum, “peaceandgeek” wonders if anyone has had success with AUSU’s Study Buddy listing. Other topics include an online study group using Skype, and course HADM 369. AthaU Facebook Group Casey… 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 ? Nov 10: registration deadline for an Dec 1 start date ? Nov 11: Remembrance day, AU closed ? Nov 12: AUSU Council Meeting ? Nov 28: Last business day… Read more »