Vol. 23 Iss. 46

Volume 23 Issue 46 - 11/27/2015

Meeting the Minds – Talking with Tilly!

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 Coordinator 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 Study Dude – Writing a Dissertation in a Snap

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to avoid abusive faculties and advisors. 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 – Bad Mary

Band: Bad Mary EP: Killing Dinosaurs The punk rock music genre is about to get a lot more fun. Marked by fantastic guitar playing, in your face rhythms, and vocals that shake you to your bones, punk rock music has always been a favourite of mine. So when I got the chance to review a… Read more »

In Conversation with The Naturalists

The Naturalists are a Buffalo-based indie rock trio comprised of twins Craig (vocals and guitar) and Travis Perno (drums) and Zach Russell on bass. they’re currently touring their new EP, Home Honey, I’m Hi, recorded at Quiet Country Audio and produced by Paul Besch. Recently the band’s drummer Travis Perno took the time to answer… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Only So Far

The October 19th federal election results changed the game and face of the country. To Justin Trudeau’s credit he’s bending over backwards to keep his election promises?even when conventional wisdom says slow down as in the case of Syrian refugee resettlement. Even when the promises should never have been made in the first place, some… Read more »

Extracurricular – Kite Flying

Think of dreary, grey skies. Now picture brightly coloured kites floating and flicking in those same dreary skies. doesn’t the thought alone cheer you up? Kite flying has been around in some form or another since the earliest kites were developed and used in China over 2000 years ago. Through history, kites were seen more… Read more »

Dear Barb – Apology Acceptance

Dear Barb: My son and his girlfriend spent Halloween night at our home helping to give out treats. A young girl came to the door with her mother and my son recognized her from years ago. They chatted a bit and he mentioned to her that she really looked good, which was fine. After she… Read more »

License to (not) Drive

I have a confession to make: I am 40-something years old and I have never had a driver’s license. When I disclose this fact, I always brace myself for people’s reaction in case they say what I sometimes feel; “Are you kidding me? Anyone can get a license from a cereal box! And cars nowadays… Read more »

The Final Exam

On Thursday, November 19th, I wrote my last exam for my degree. That is, of course, unless I change my mind on one of my final two courses. The rest I have enrolled in have no final exams. So while it was not my last course it was still a milestone. A milestone which makes… Read more »

The E-Text Sex Question

Did you know that your attitude toward e-textbooks could be partly determined by sex? That’s one of the findings AU student Kenneth Desson reports in his graduate thesis, “Attitudes to E-Textbooks Among Mid-Career Learners”. You can read Kenneth’s thesis on The Landing. In his thesis, Desson finds that “women were found to be statistically significantly… Read more »

November’s End

It’s astounding to realize that November is already at its end. We just barely got Halloween put away and it feels like we’re behind in digging out the Christmas decorations. Plus there’s all that stuff remaining from the beginning of the year, the stuff you swore that, this year, you were going to get it… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Mari seeks advice on how to submit a complaint to AU. Liz wonders if e-texts are prevalent in certain programs. Meanwhile, Susanne inquires how she can obtain a real book for a course that has e-text. Other posts include e-mail addresses for the office of the registrar, changing programs while mid-course, how… 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 30: December course extension deadline – Dec 10: AUSU Council Meeting Dec 10: Deadline to register for courses starting January 1 – Dec 15: January degree… Read more »