Vol. 23 Iss. 40

Volume 23 Issue 40 - 10/09/2015

Meeting the Minds – Dr. John Dron, Part II

Back in February, The Voice Magazine interviewed Dr. Jon Dron about his approach to teaching. Marie Well has since conducted a follow-up interview that looks more at exactly who Dr. Dron is beyond just the academic work. If You’re curious about what type of person becomes a course designer and wins a National Teaching Fellowship… Read more »

The Study Dude – How to Write Like a Philosopher

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to write like philosophers Roland Barthes and Ezra Pound. 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… Read more »

Music Review – Luke Underhill

Artist: Luke Underhill EP: Atlas Unplugged I am always amazed when a young person exhibits such phenomenal talent and chooses to share their talent with the world. Luke Underhill is one such musician. Blessed with an amazing voice, a gift for writing, an uncanny ability to play various instrument masterfully, and a wisdom well beyond… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Primary Instinct

Film: The Primary Instinct Director: David Chen “If the realm of pure invention is what we call God, then the realm of reinvention is what we call man, and the marriage between the two is prayer.” – Stephen Tobolowsky At a pivotal point in his stage monologue career a small boy in the audience asked… Read more »

From Where I sit – That’s a Plan

Before long I’ll begin packing for my Canmore getaway. Checking the reminders from past trips should ensure I don’t forget anything I need or bring anything I don’t. Bring peanut butter; don’t bring sugar. Bring scissors, a surge protector, a reading light; don’t bring Kleenex, shampoo, or a hair dryer. Typically I shop Safeway when… Read more »

Dear Barb – Cheated in the Past

Dear Barb: I am just finishing my last course at AU. My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost a year and we get along great. I wasn’t aware of any problems between us; however I just found out that my boyfriend slept with someone else. Last Saturday night he went to a party… Read more »

Vitamin Hobby – An Important Remedy For Stress Relief

So, what do you do in your spare time? If you find that question difficult to answer, you are not alone. The prevailing attitude in society seems to be that hobbies aren’t worthy of a second thought, never mind the discipline required to dedicate precious time to one. But, ironically, giving ourselves permission for some… Read more »

I Am A Fraud

I’m not a real English Major; I love to read and write, but I am a fraud. I am a punctuation nerd, but still use it incorrectly?this makes me a fake English Major, doesn’t it? According to English Major themed memes and common belief in society all English majors are “grammar Nazis”. It seems in… Read more »

The “Go-West” Relationship Test, Part II

In Part One, I reluctantly follow my husband aboard a Greyhound bus in Ottawa, bound for Vancouver. Can I last four days on a bus? Can our relationship? Our travels west from Ottawa to Vancouver by Greyhound bus were sadly disappointing. Not because there was anything wrong with the journey—it all went rather smoothly. That’s… Read more »

Editorial – Vote Anyway

This issue of The Voice Magazine is a little bit thinner than normal. Columnists S.D. Livingston and Christina Frey are taking a break for a while to recharge the writing batteries and concentrate on some other projects. So while I wish them success, I selfishly hope for not too much success. I still want them… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

So long, AUSU Forums! With the rollout of AUSU’s new website last week, the student discussion forums disappeared. AthaU Facebook Group Jodi questions why there is a penalty for requesting online exams less than 30 days before the exam date. Davis wonders if It’s possible to complete a course in under a month. Vicki seeks… 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 – Oct 10: Last day to register in courses starting Nov 1 – Oct 13: Council Meeting @3:30pm MDT – Oct 15: Deadline to complete degree requirements for… Read more »