Vol. 23 Iss. 32

Volume 23 Issue 32 - 08/31/2015

Meeting the Minds – Interviewing Dr. Kinshuk, Part, III

The Associate Dean of AU’s Faculty of Science, Dr. Kinshuk, currently holds an NSERC/iCORE/Xerox/Markin Industrial Research Chair for Adaptivity and Personalization in Informatics, and has more than 300 research publications in referreed journals. With all this going on, The Voice Magazine is very happy that he was able to take the time to be interviewed… Read more »

The Study Dude – Help! For Writers, Part II

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to make your first sentences punchy. 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 straight and honest opinions and personal anecdotes?even the embarrassing… Read more »

Music Review – Believe

EP: Believe Band: Impending Lies I am always excited to listen to and learn about a new hard rock band. I am always amazed by the sounds that hard rock bands come up with. Some bands have included pianos, violins, and flutes in their songs, which brings the tones and melodies to another dimension, and… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Worth the Effort

With so many people hating their jobs and their bosses, I count myself lucky. With so many people simply putting in time and counting down the days until they ?find something better?, or retire, or win the lottery, I count myself lucky. With so many people not understanding the big picture of job satisfaction and… Read more »

Dear Barb – Relative Issues

Dear Barb: My younger brother is in his twenties and is wasting his life. He works sporadically at dead end jobs. He has no initiative or ambition. He doesn’t even care about his appearance, as when he goes for a job interview he doesn’t dress appropriately and his hair is halfway down his back. I… Read more »

In Conversation with Marlow Grey, Part II

Marlowe Grey is an alternative band based in Brooklyn, known for passionate vocal expression, sensitive soundscapes, and meticulous songwriting. They’ve just released “Sugar Plum Fairy,” a preview track from their EP, Midnight in Brooklyn, which will be released this fall. The band will be following the EP with an LP in the next year. Says… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Born to Walk

Book: Born to Walk Author: Dan Rubinstein “Slow down, You’re movin? too fast. You got to make the morning last. Just kicking down the cobblestones, Looking for fun and feelin? groovy.” – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel “The path to happiness?and deep down we all know this?is created by love, and being kind to oneself,… Read more »

The E-Text & E-Reading Debate Continues

A sure way to stir up strong opinion among Athabasca students is to mention e-texts. Some students think they are a great idea; others strongly dislike them. Post-secondary institutions throughout North America are increasingly using e-texts, which follows on from the increase in recreational e-reading. I wanted to research the latest statistics regarding e-reading in… Read more »

Gone Reading – Catching up on Y/A Books

I was born with a book in my hand. At least it seems that way. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t reading. During my youth, I read everything I could get my hands on. I grew up with Laura Ingalls Wilder, Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, and a host of others that lived and… Read more »

Do as I Say, Not as I Do

I have been busy reorganizing and refreshing our home. When I do that I like to have some background noise and will usually throw on a movie. Nothing too good, as it will suck me in and I will end up watching the movie instead of getting the task at hand done. So yesterday it… Read more »

Editorial – Losing Focus

Have you ever had one of those weeks when your brain just doesn’t seem to be kicking in correctly? That’s been this entire week for me. To be honest, it started last week when I was informed that my grandmother had died. She’d been ill for quite some time, so in a way the news… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

Not every AU student is on summer vacation! Many students continue their studies through the summer and keep connected through social media. AUSU Student Forums In the By-Election 2015 forum, Philip gets the ball rolling by announcing his intention to run for council, and inviting questions and comments. AthaU Facebook Group Kristin posts her exuberance… 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 – Aug 5-24: AUSU By-election campaign period – Aug 10: Last day to register for courses starting Sept 1 – Aug 21-24: General Election Voting Period – Sept… Read more »

Dear Deanna

Dear Deanna, I understand what you mean by experiencing isolation. I did two online certificate with the Teluq (online university in Quebec) which I took a few course with AU. Indeed, it can be hard at times. But take courage, you will succeed if you persevere. Online education has its advantages. While I completed my… Read more »