Vol. 23 Iss. 02

Volume 23 Issue 2 - 01/09/2015

The Crib of Normal

This morning the first thing that captured my senses was a baby crib shaped like a shark’s mouth. A Quebecois TV announcer was discussing this odd family product. It occurred to me that, the night before, I’d been watching ’Pirates of the Caribbean’ on the French channel. Not because I speak more than a lick… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Forty Winks

Welcome to the healthiest time of the year. The month when we make resolutions to eat all our vegetables, get some exercise, and get plenty of sleep. There’s no doubt that exercise and vegetables are good for us, but the science on sleep isn’t quite that clear. Are eight solid hours really the best thing… Read more »

The Study Dude – The Dissertation Journey

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to get accepted into Athabasca’s graduate studies program and write your dissertation, opening up conference placements, authorship of several books, and public speaking engagements–with a multi-million dollar profile to boot and the credibility of a PhD behind your name. It’s happening for a… Read more »

The Career Path – Self-Publishing

I’ve embarked on the journey to learn as much as I possibly can about making income online. After reading the book titled Get Rich Click by Marc Ostrofsky, I discovered a number of potential money-making outlets for students. I visited the physical sites of these resources and determined how invaluable they might be for earning… Read more »

Dear Barb – Dealing with the (New) Years.

Dear Barb, I really enjoy Dear Barb’s columns and her advice. I have experienced similar situations and found this column helpful. I have a question for her. My husband and I have been together for 3 years. We have had our ups and downs in this short time but one of the things we struggle… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – In Brief, Part I

Happy New Year! Let’s kick off 2015 by starting out small. Very small, that is?we’ll spend a few weeks sorting through the world of acronyms, initialisms, and other small but tricky abbreviations. This week we’ll look at how to label them and when to use the long form. In later installments we’ll get into issues… Read more »

The Travelling Student – Pulling the Cord

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 eleven in the story of how Athabasca University has allowed me to create my own study abroad program…. Read more »

Music Review – Memorial

Artist: Another Green World Album: Memorial With the hectic holiday season over it’s important to take some time to relax and ease back into your normal schedule. I think there’ss no better way to relax and start a new year off right than to check out a new musician. I was surprised by Another Green… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Congress

Film: The Congress Director: Ari Folman Adapted from the novel The Futurological Congress, by Stanislaw Lem “For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system… Read more »

Dusting off a Fresh New Year

Although I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions (see last January’s article, “Resolving to Abolish New Year’s Resolutions”,) a fresh new year does provide an ideal occasion for reflection. The start of a year offers an opportunity to examine where you’ve been, where you are now, and where You’re going. The new year… Read more »

Five Tips for Your New Years Resolutions

According to Forbes Magazine, only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions. The fact that you’re a student at Athabasca means you’re probably interested in self-improvement and making progress in your life. Your New Year’s Resolution might even involve your classes at Athabasca; I know mine does. So I’ve done some research to come… Read more »

Editorial – The Social and Cultural Significance of Borscht, Part II

An unhappy coincidence, the week after we reprint my first editorial about terrorism, we have the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Where, in case you’ve been avoiding all other news media, 11 people were gunned down by two individuals inside the publishing offices of a newspaper that printed controversial cartoon depictions of the prophet… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact ausu@ausu.org with questions or comments about this page. IMPORTANT DATES – Jan 14: AUSU Council Meeting – Jan 30: Last business day to extend courses ending February 28 – February 10: Last day to register for courses starting… Read more »

Did You Know? – T2202A’s Are In

2014 TUITION, EDUCATION AND TEXTBOOK AMOUNTS CERTIFICATE Update from Athabasca University Financial Services? Athabasca University Financial Services is pleased to announce that the official 2014 Tuition, Education and Textbook Tax Credit Certificate (T2202A) forms will be available on-line by the end of February to all eligible students. The forms will not be mailed out and… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

Following what’s hot around AU’s social media sites. AUSU Student Forums In the Business and Administration forum, user “clabossiere” is taking ADMN 233 and seeks a study buddy for this course and beyond. User “ivarachhia” requests help on LBST 200 in the State and Legal Studies forum. And in the Ask AUSU forum,”mj45″ queries AUSU… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Resolutions

If You’re like thousands of others who have made fitness part of their New Year’s resolutions, you probably know that having a plan is key to success. But starting small and having some fun are also necessary if You’re going to stick with it! Click through these links for a few creative ways to make… Read more »