Vol. 24 Iss. 29

Volume 24 Issue 29 - 07/29/2016

Minds We Meet – Interviewing Students Like You!

Skye Van Zetten is an Ontario AU student with a strong interest in people’s relationships with food and communicating. She was kind enough to take some time away from her kids and busy studies to talk to The Voice Magazine. First of all, whereabouts do you live? And have you always lived there? At the… Read more »

The AU Budget – Beyond the Numbers

The recent AU budget and the news that AU may be headed toward financial insolvency in the next two years was met with great concern by observers and supporters of the university. But predictions of the demise of AU are not new, and this new revelation was just one in a list of news stories… Read more »

The Study Dude – Best Kept as Close Friends

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to say all the right verbs. 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 Fit Student – Goal-Getting

Goal-setting plants seeds for goal-getting. Any student benefits from goal-setting, including the ones chasing the loftiest goals, such as medical degrees. Recently, my hour a night of goal-setting led to many opportunities and many dreams: I landed extra work. And I aimed to teach at a college, start my entrepreneurial activities, get a doctorate degree… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – An Aside, Part II

Last week we began our mini-series on parentheses and when, where, and how to use them. This week we’ll go a little deeper, focusing on the way they interact with other sentence elements?particularly where capitalization and punctuation are concerned. Capitalization The general rule is to avoid capitalization if the parenthetical is located midsentence, even if… Read more »

Music Review – Yes We Mystic

Band: Yes We Mystic Album: Forgiver Rules are made to be broken. At least, that seems to be the motto of Winnipeg’s orchestral rock group, Yes We Mystic,’ while composing their latest album Forgiver. Full of genre-busting and rule-breaking musical compositions and melodies, the tunes on Forgiver are unique, imaginative, and beautifully odd. Formed in… Read more »

In Conversation with PISS-OFF!

“PISS-OFF! wants to wet your pants and blow your mind. They combine powers to create noisy, jumping, dancing, screaming, bouncing, rap, punk, electronic, hardcore music. PISS-OFF! is the anti-band. They rock rap shows and turn avante-garde dance performances into dirty raves.” – from the band’s website PISS-OFF! is the Brooklyn-based electro-hip-hop duo consisting of Anika… Read more »

Dear Barb – Stripping the Argument

Dear Barb: My boyfriend and I have been dating for three months. We get along pretty well and have a lot of fun together. Recently he’s been talking about going to watch strippers. He even wants me to go with him to see them! To be honest I never really thought much about strippers, It’s… Read more »

Summer Concerned

It’s a double feature issue this week. Our first feature is an interview with fellow student, Skye Van Zetten. It’s always interesting to hear the path to AU that students have taken, and Skye’s path is no exception. Our second feature this week is connected to AU’s recent budget that was leaked to the media…. Read more »

Summer: Half Empty or Half Full?

The end of July marks roughly summer’s half-way point. I often dread the act of flipping the calendar over to August because it forces me to acknowledge the beginning of the end of summer. As long as the calendar reads “July”, summer seems to stretch far into the hazy horizon. In August, though, summer seems… Read more »

Summer Hours

Summer is a time of many distractions. The sun is shining, the water is cool, and the wilderness is calling. It can be difficult to concentrate on what needs to be done versus what wants to be done. This is the time of year to cut ourselves a little slack though. Make time to drift… Read more »

Women of Interest – Ellen Neel

Ellen Neel, was born November 14, 1916, in Alert Bay, British Columbia, and died in 1966 at the age of 49. Neel became the first woman who was known to have been a professional totem pole carver. She learned the Northwest Art of carving from her grandfather, Charlie James, who was a renowned totem pole… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Miranda seeks feedback from students regarding grouped study courses at Lethbridge College. Marcy is impressed with her tutor’s overnight turnaround on assignment marking. Other posts include AU’s budget, contacting tutors, and courses PHIL 252, PSYC 402, and WGST 421. Twitter @AthabascaU tweets: “What are the most notorious Online Education myths? http://goo.gl/y6X35t …”… 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 – July 29: August course extension deadline – Aug 4: AU Open House Webinar – Aug 9: AUSU Council Meeting (5:30pm MT) – Aug 10: Deadline to register… Read more »