Vol. 24 Iss. 19

Volume 24 Issue 19 - 05/13/2016

Minds We Meet – Interviewing Students Like You!

Michelle Atchison is an AU student from Saskatoon SK. She is in the Bachelor of Professional Arts Human Services program and has one more course before She’s done. Michelle works full time at Saskatchewan Polytechic. The Voice Magazine recently caught up with Michelle by phone in her (parked) car as she left work on a… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Maiga Chang, Part III

Dr. Maiga Chang is an associate professor in AU’s School of Information and Computing Sciences and is the New Initiative Chair on executive board of the IEEE Technical Committee of Learning Technology. His research interests include mobile learning and ubiquitous learning, museum e-learning, game-based learning, educational robots, learning behaviour analysis, data mining, intelligent agent technology,… Read more »

The Fit Student – A Recipe for Success

Toughen up the fun way: through happy friends, bubble baths, and big dreams. And if these things also make you more productive, then the wind just tugged your sail. Gail Wagnild, in her book True Resilience, reveals how friends, rest, and goals make you a better?more resilient?person. Find Fulfilling Friends Friendships strengthen you. Happy friends… Read more »

Music Review – Daydream Cathedral

Duo: Daydream Cathedral EP: Ancestors I’ve recently been introduced to a music genre that has quickly moved up my list of favourites. Shoegaze is a music genre that originated in England in the early 1990s. Music that falls under this genre is identified by the songs being composed of a high level of electronic effects… Read more »

The Study Dude – Interview the Fringe

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to welcome contradictions and ambiguities. 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 ones… Read more »

In Conversation with Graveyard Lovers

“Who told me to tell a lie? Who told me to compromise? Who convinced me to sell my mind? I never used to shy away From a light of a brighter day” – from “Told a Lie” by Graveyard Lovers ” … big, loud primal rock and roll … throwback, non-pretentious music.” (Huffington Post) Following… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Insight

In the midst of high school graduation and university convocation season I started thinking about learning. We know some of the finest minds emerge from these schools and take their rightful place in their field of studies. They make contributions to medicine, science, humanities, art. And the world and we are a better place because… Read more »

Dear Barb – Sending A Message

Dear Barb: My husband and I dated three years before marrying. We have been married four years now. Our life is very happy. After a lot of soul searching and talking, we both decided we do not want to have children. Not that we don’t like children, as we both have nieces and nephews that… Read more »

Editorial – Dig In

In a traditional university setting, right now would be the first month of a four-month study break. For AU students, the start of May marks that last push to make sure those final grades are in and being calculated in time for convocation, and, for many students, it marks their first attempt at an AU… Read more »

Measuring Time with Tomatoes

Can tomatoes improve your study skills? One of the challenges of self-directed study is the essential need for self-discipline. In-class university courses mean having your studies measured out for you, in increments of class time and fixed dates for assignments and exams. Self-directed study allows welcome flexibility, but the freedom to arrange your own time… Read more »

Small Town Country

The stories of people fleeing Fort McMurray started to pour in. I constantly refreshed my twitter to get the latest news and watched the reporting of the efforts in “Fort Mac”. It is a devastating point in time for every single person displaced from their home. My heart aches for those who were forced to… Read more »

Women of Interest – Elizabeth Barrett

Elizabeth Barrett, (– 1888) became the first professional teacher in Alberta, as a result Elizabeth Barrett Elementary School in Cochrane Albert, was established. Elizabeth’s goal always was to become a teacher. Following graduation from Teacher’s College she began teaching for a short time in Ontario then decided to go to the Canadian Northwest where they… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Mari wants to know the process for disputing a mark. Casey wonders if a course previously attempted is cheaper upon second registration. Jennifer seeks advice on challenging courses. Other posts include citing personal experience, surviving disaster, and courses HADM 339, MKTG 406 and MUSI 267. Twitter @AthabascaU tweets: “Adding insight to analysis… 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 – May 13: June degree requirements deadline – May 31: June course extension deadline – June 9-11: 2016 Convocation – June 10: Deadline to register in a course… Read more »