Vol. 24 Iss. 25

Volume 24 Issue 25 - 06/24/2016

Music Review – Bruce Sudano & The Candyman Band

Musician: Bruce Sudano & The Candyman Band Album: The Burbank Sessions Legendary singer/songwriter Bruce Sudano is back and as amazing as ever. Released last September, The Burbank Sessions showcases Bruce’s unfaltering musical artistry and creative talent. Bruce’s extensive musical career began in the late 1960s. He is best known as the creator of songs for… Read more »

The Fit Student – Open up to Optimism

Even if you don’t see yourself as an optimist, you might do so after a read of Southwick and Charney’s book Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges. Southwick and Charney show that you can look to life with optimism even while facing challenges. And optimism provides many benefits, from goal achievement to better… Read more »

The Study Dude – A Theory Stuffer

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to stuff your interview into a theory. 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… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – I, Internet

A few months ago I got exciting news that I eagerly shared with one of my authors: “The AP is finally lowercasing Internet! Can I get rid of all those capital letters?” Her response was equally enthusiastic?heck yes! She thought the convention was stupid anyway. The AP’s decision was announced at the American Copy Editors… Read more »

From Where I Sit – You’re Welcome

It’s probably time for a topic round up again. This is a corralling of diverse stories that got so much mainstream media attention that no back-story or context is required. If I talk about the Pulse nightclub massacre, you know exactly what I mean. Two CBC TV items give me hope. The Sunday Talk panel… Read more »

Dear Barb – Distance Difficulties

Dear Barb: I am in my early thirties and have been working at a low paying job for about 10 years. I thought about returning to school, but I couldn’t afford to quit my job and go full time, so I decided to try distance learning. I applied to AU last year and I’m already… Read more »

Editorial – Apologetic Growth

Last Tuesday was national aboriginal day. It’s something that’s been happening for 20 years and that, honestly, most Canadians probably aren’t aware of. This most recent one was special, however, as it not only marks the 20-year anniversary of there being a day supposedly devoted to aboriginals in Canada, but it is also the first… Read more »

Summer Reading – AU Style

It’s always a thrill to open an AU box full of course materials. For a book nut like me the excitement of receiving pristine books is beyond compare. Even textbooks make me giddy with anticipation. The AU box is like a cornucopia of books. Books for English courses are the best. There’s a textbook or… Read more »

Anthem Mayhem

A friend recently posted a question on Facebook asking people’s opinions on the changes happening to the national anthem. By the time I saw it there were already half a dozen answers. All but one suggested that this change is, “pure bull-shit” and people are being “too sensitive” or the grand leap to, “where will… Read more »

What Would Dory Do? – Life Lessons From A Forgetful Blue Tang

This past weekend, my family and I watched Finding Dory, the much-anticipated sequel to Finding Nemo. Many sequels, especially animated ones, often leave the viewer disappointed, but Finding Dory builds on the plot and characters that were introduced in Finding Nemo. The film is humorous and entertaining, but it leaves the audience with an uplifting… Read more »

Council Connection

This week, the council meeting started off with a couple of audio complications. At the beginning of the meeting, some members (myself included) faced a lagging audio connection, but the Council once again handled it immediately. Following an update on the action plan, the discussion proceeded to the upcoming June council retreat in Edmonton. The… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Mari looks for information on the human services degree with AU, and whether it might be better to go for Social Work instead. Meanwhile, Kristy is moving toward her master’s degree but having to deal with applications only being accepted once per year. Shannon has a problem in that a course needed… Read more »

Women of Interest – Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Severn Cullis-Suzuki, an environmentalist, was born November 30, 1979. Severn has followed in the footsteps of her well known father and environmental activist, David Suzuki. At the age of nine she founded (ECO) an Environmental Children’s Organization where she strives to teach other children about environmental issues. Three years later, Cullis-Suzuki, along with her friends,… 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 – June 24: Edmonton Meet & Greet (4-5pm) – June 26: In-Person AUSU Council Meeting (Edmonton) – June 30: July course extension deadline – July 8: Deadline to… Read more »