Vol. 23 Iss. 44

Volume 23 Issue 44 - 11/13/2015

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Tilly Jensen

Dr. Tilly Jensen is AU’s Associate Dean of Pedagogy and Student Experience. She is also an Assistant Professor of Accounting at AU and was an Academic Co-ordinator for AU’s undergraduate Accounting Program, and has taught accounting in the Middle East as well as at NAIT and to students enrolled in the British accounting certification program…. Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – Fragmented, Part I

“Answer in complete sentences,” said your fourth-grade English teacher. Well, of course you will?doesn’t everyone? Not necessarily. Can you pick out the complete sentences here? For sure. The best movie ever. Although I’m too tired to come over. Thinking about the best way to edit my assignment. That moment when you find five errors just… Read more »

The Study Dude – Become a Mathemagician

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to become a high-speed human calculator. 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 – Ships Have Sailed (Re:Mix)

Band: Ships Have Sailed Album: Re:Mix In mid-October I reviewed Moodswings from pop-rock duo Ships Have Sailed. Shortly after the band released their album, they teamed up with four extremely talented DJs and created the EP Re:Mix. Featuring four of the most popular songs from Moodswings, Re:Mix is a fantastic example of creative musical ingenuity…. Read more »

In Conversation with with Sunny Gang, Part II

Sunny Gang is a lively thrash-punk-rap outfit based in New York, known for inspired (and inspiring) rap with a zealous rock ambience. Fronted by rapper Nasty Nate, other members include Chris Bacchus on guitar, Joe Sap on bass, and Marshal on drums. Sunny Gang just released “Godzilla“, a single from their album, Party/Animal. Recently the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Vicious Cycle

For someone who considers herself a visual person I sure have a lot of hiding places. Nowhere has this been more obvious than when I tackled the cleaning, clearing, organizing, and general purging of my office. The impulse to start the project came during yet another delay in the 2015 harvest. Even though the room… Read more »

Extracurricular – Backyard Animal Husbandry

Awareness of the environment and concerns with the mass-production of our food has led to a large increase in the number of people who raise their own food, not just by vegetable gardening or fruit cultivation, but also taking it a step further and keeping animals on their property. Keeping backyard chickens for egg production… Read more »

Dear Barb – The End Times

Dear Barb: I have recently gotten married; our wedding was beautiful, as was our honeymoon. However, since we got home from the honeymoon things have changed drastically! We argue all the time, and if we’re not screaming at each other, we’re nit picking. It’s not all his fault, I’m doing it too. It just seems… Read more »

Public Speaking: Mastering the Fear

Would you rather die than get up in front of an audience and give a speech? If so, I have both good news and bad news. The good news is that giving a speech won’t actually kill you. The bad news? Tthe only way to gain enough confidence to give a speech is, unfortunately, to… Read more »


I think it is safe to say that we can all get caught up in time-lines. Getting assignments in as soon as they are done, even if the previous one hasn’t yet been returned. Or registering in classes under the cut-off date of the 10th. If there is one thing I have learned, and keep… Read more »

Editorial – Prove Me Wrong

One of the best markers of success, in my books, is when something in The Voice Magazine sparks a comment or a reaction from someone out there. Whether it’s someone agreeing with what we’ve printed, or someone who thinks we’re flat out wrong and needs to tell us so, I take it as a sign… 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 – Nov 13: December degree requirement deadline – Nov 22: Meet & Greet in Halifax – Nov 30: December course extension deadline – Dec 10: AUSU Council Meeting… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Barry comments on the exorbitant amount of reading material for some courses. Melinda shares her enthusiasm about receiving a shipment of AU Library books. Kevin inquires whether a passing course grade is possible without a passing exam grade. Other posts include Learning Logs, options for printed textbooks, exam anxiety, and courses ACCT… Read more »

Rebuttal to the Editor

In his editorial, Karl says he disagrees with me about the future of universities. Actually, I think we probably agree far more than disagree. I suspect that Karl thinks I am suggesting a scenario akin to going to a restaurant and having to choose, cook and serve your own food. That might be quite fun:… Read more »