Vol. 24 Iss. 02

Volume 24 Issue 2 - 01/15/2016

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Diehl-Jones, Part II

Dr. William Diehl-Jones is an associate professor of nursing with AU’s Faculty of Health Disciplines, 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 two-part interview for The Voice Magazine by Marie Well. You can find the first… Read more »

Meeting the Minds – Dr. Junye Wang

This week, making up for the holidays, we’ve got two installments of our Meeting the Minds column. This interview with Dr. Junye Wang was conducted by student Scott Jacobsen. Dr. Wang has come to AU as a research chair from the Campus Alberta Innovates Program How did you become involved in Athabasca University? My basic… Read more »

The Study Dude – On Writing Well

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to chuckle at your own cleverness. 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 »

The Writer’s Toolbox – Judgment Day

New year, new start, new perspective?and fitting that I’d spend time this month using my past knowledge to help shape the future of literature. Fitting, too, that I’d get back just as much as I gave. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are all about recognizing the young people who are the voice of the… Read more »

In Conversation with Tameca Jones, Part II

Tameca Jones is an intense soul singer based in Austin, Texas. Not long ago she collaborated with Gary Clark Jr. on the track “Wings” from his new album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. She’s just released a thrilling single, “Hot and Bothered,” from her first solo release, an EP due out in 2016. After… Read more »

Music Review – D.O.A.

Band: D.O.A. Album: Hard Rain Falling I always enjoy bands and musicians who have more to say with their music than the average songs about love and loss, and instead choose to address issues that we all struggle with. Some artists even use music to tackle political problems, like much of the music of the… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – O Lucky Man!

Film: O Lucky Man! Director: Lindsay Anderson “The problem for us is not are our desires satisfied or not. The problem is how do we know what we desire.” – Slavoj Zizek “Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV, And you think You’re so clever and classless and free, But You’re still fucking… Read more »

From Where I Sit – More Satisfying

Our satellite package costs a pile of money even though it is not the best one available. There is a great deal of duplication in what is scheduled each day. You can watch the same movie on umpteen different stations at the same time. More useful to the viewer is when the same movie is… Read more »

Dear Barb – Taking Advantage

Dear Barb: Every year I help my mom host Christmas dinner for our family and every year it turns into a big hassle. I have three brothers and only one has a wife, so the boys don’t bring any food. My mom and I make everything, however It’s getting tough for my mom. What really… Read more »

Editorial – Not Out of the Woods

As distance students, one of the things we don’t get is a sense of any of the politics that go on at the University. I’ve been fortunate enough (or perhaps that’s indecisive enough) to have attended both distance and bricks & mortar institutions, and I found that even if you aren’t involved in the discussions… Read more »

A Year Full of Goodness

It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while somebody posts something interesting on Facebook. A month ago, while I scrolled through the ho-hum personal updates, endless cat videos, and anti-whatever rants, I saw something that made me stop scrolling and start thinking. It was a simple poster that read, “This January, why not… Read more »

Shaking Off December

We have rung in another new year and with it comes reality. December gets lost in festivities, visitors, and general hoopla. It is a time when we spend more hours with family and friends and get pulled away from the daily grind. With everyone having more time off we all get pulled away for a… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Sonya has completed 15 out of 90 credits and seeks (and receives) some encouragement to continue. Isabella asks advice on her remaining five courses. Deanna asks for feedback on the MAIS program. Heather wonders how easy it is to get an invigilator outside of Canada. Other posts include e-texts, AUSU planners, AU… Read more »

Women of Interest – Angela James

Angela James: (December 22, 1964) is a Canadian Hockey Legend who became one of the first women inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. She was often referred to as the Wayne Gretzky of Women’s Hockey. As a young girl in Toronto, Angela grew up loving hockey, although she had a hard time finding a… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Out the Door

You know those crazy runners who are out there racking up miles in sub-freezing temps? they’re having a great time?and getting the personal satisfaction of beating the elements. If your New Year’s resolutions included fitness, but you just can’t stomach the thought of going to the gym, head outdoors to clear your head and strengthen… 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 – Jan 15: Deadline for exams for Dec 31 course end dates – Jan 15: February degree requirements deadline – Jan 29: February course extension deadline – Feb… Read more »