Vol. 23 Iss. 48

Volume 23 Issue 48 - 12/11/2015

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Diehl-Jones

Dr. William Diehl-Jones is an associate professor of nursing with AU’s Faculty of Health Sciences, and sits on the research committee for the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Recently, he took time out of his busy schedule to do this interview for The Voice Magazine Marie: What are some of your most memorable awards,… Read more »

Music Review: – Bradley Gillis

Artist: Bradley Gillis Single: “Santa Claus is Rockin?” It’s December and Christmas is drawing closer every day. People are putting up their Christmas trees, and festive decorations and lights bask the ever growing night in a warm and friendly glow. Some even have lots of snow and ice and are eager to get out and… Read more »

In Conversation with Sunny Gang, Part IV

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 off their album, Party/Animal. Recently the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Now or Never

Are you living in the future tense? You know, living for when all is perfect: the house is big enough and beautifully decorated; all the work is done; the calendar is clear; the bank account is bulging. I know I have. The excuses and rationalization for not fully living here and now have changed at… Read more »

Extracurricular – Geocaching

Geocaching is now one of the most popular hobbies around. It requires minimal equipment, is a great way to get some exercise, and can be enjoyed by the entire family pretty much all year long. Best of all, there is the promise of finding a prize at the end! The simple explanation of geocaching is… Read more »

Dear Barb – The Difference a Wedding Makes

Dear Barb: My husband and I have been married two years. Before we got married my mother-in-law was great. She and I did things together and had lots of laughs, but things have changed. Now when she comes over she is constantly trying to tell me how things should be done. For example, the other… Read more »

Directed Studies

It was intimidating at first, seeing those directed studies courses. When I added them to my plan a few years ago I assumed by the time I got to them I would feel more comfortable: I would know what I was doing, and have a clear goal. The first one I took was English 491,… Read more »

A Complicated Holiday

This holiday season will be unlike any other I’ve experienced. You see, my Mom passed away suddenly just after Thanksgiving. The weeks that followed were a whirlwind for me; travelling to my hometown in rural British Columbia, funeral planning, making sure my Dad was doing okay and had some support, and also trying to navigate… Read more »

Taking AU Out of the Closet

As an AU student, do you ever find yourself apologizing for your choice of university? After explaining that you go to AU, do you brace yourself for puzzled looks and dumb-ass questions? (My favourite is, “Where is Athabasca University?”) Perhaps anticipating awkward questions or the need to explain, some AU students keep their student status… Read more »

A Time for Goodwill to All

The holiday season always seems to bring people together. There are countless parties, festivals, gatherings, parades, and free concerts. It is also when selflessness is encouraged, and the flame of goodwill toward all mankind begins to grow especially brighter. Many people give a little extra money to charities they support, and others volunteer their time… Read more »

Editorial – Here it Comes!

There’s only two weeks until another Christmas is upon us. That means that there’s only one more issue of The Voice Magazine that will be published this year. Only one more that you need to take into consideration for your pick for the Best of the Voice issue, which will be showing up in January…. Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Eli wants to know who to contact about inaccessible online study guides. Curtis seeks advice on how to upload multiple files for marking. JoAnne asks AU graduates to share where they are today. Other posts include turnaround time for marking assignments, tuition refunds, persistent rumours, and courses GLST 483, HADM 331, MATH… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – A Long Time Ago

Merry Christmas? Happy holidays? The real greeting this week should be “May the Force be with you.” Or maybe not. But as the first Star Wars movie in a decade comes to theatres, it’s a great time to get your geek on?and celebrate the coming of winter. Not Flaky If you think you outgrew paper… 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 – Dec 13: January degree requirements deadline – Dec 16: Edmonton Meet and Greet – Dec 25-Jan 3: AU & AUSU Holiday Closure – Dec 24: Deadline to… Read more »