Vol. 23 Iss. 42

Volume 23 Issue 42 - 10/23/2015

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Jon Dron and the Future University

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 »

In Conversation with Bad Citizen, Part II

Bad Citizen is an up-and-coming band from New York, known for lively classic rock and R & B. On July 15 they put out their debut EP, Citizens Rise. You can see the video of one the songs, “Watch It Fall,” here. Recently bandmembers Matt, Frankie, Steve, and Patrick were good enough to talk to… Read more »

Music Review – MC Shadow

Artist: MC Shadow Singles: “Resurrection,” “Lost,” and “Lullaby of Pain” I love action movies. I love everything about that genre of film: the car chases, the grand stylized battles and fight scenes, the impossibilities, and the music that accompanies the action. Although the films may be a guilty pleasure of mine, the music in films… Read more »

Extracurricular – Armchair Sports

There is a sudden flurry of activity in sports just lately. Suddenly people are discovering that they really like watching baseball games, and the new hockey and football seasons are also underway. But, for people who want to participate in sports without playing, fantasy sports leagues and sports card trading might be an alternative. Fantasy… Read more »

Dear Barb – Critical Questions

Dear Barb: I have a problem with my sister, who is one year older than me. She has a lot of problems, both physical and mental. I try to be there for her, but I just don’t know how much I am supposed to take. She’s verbally abusive and then says she doesn’t remember doing… Read more »

Celebrating Portals to Knowledge

I have a strange relationship with books. don’t get me wrong: I love books. I may even love them too much. I read books constantly. I often have a dozen books?not counting textbooks?on the go simultaneously. However, if I buy a book, I’m likely condemning it to a dusty death. It’s not because I don’t… Read more »

Three Steps to Dealing with Writer’s Block

Writer’s block can be a frustrating and intimidating experience. Staring at a blank computer screen, with the cursor blinking defiantly back at you. With each flicker of the cursor the brick wall between the mind and the fingers gets built higher and higher, until it seems there is no way to ever climb over it;… Read more »

In Case of Emergency

It’s been drilled into your head since kindergarten. Recognize emergencies. Call for help. don’t interfere. But have you ever thought?really thought?about how you’d respond to a medical emergency in your own home? Here’s a hint: No matter how prepared you are for an emergency, You’re never really prepared for an emergency. But you get an… Read more »

Editorial – These Hallowed Halls

So that was that. The election is over, the Liberals attained an unexpected majority, and life, it seems, continues without there being an election campaign running. Democracy has once again been exercised, and while nearly a third of us did not bother to participate, over two thirds did. Our system has given us another majority… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group The facebook group seems a little slower this week, probably because of exams for people who started courses right after school let out in June. But Cass wants to know if MLA format requires a title page. Casey wonders what effect changing programs mid-semester will have. Kaitland seeks study tips for the… 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 31: November course extension deadline – Nov 1: AUSU Awards application deadline – Nov 10: Deadline to register for courses starting December 1 – Nov 11:… Read more »