Vol. 24 Iss. 30

Volume 24 Issue 30 - 08/05/2016

Summer vs. School – Who’s Winning?

So, don’t tell my tutor, but I’ve fallen a bit behind with my course. The end date is less than four weeks away and I haven’t finished the final unit. I haven’t finished the assignment due before the final unit. And the final essay? Just a dream at this point. I’d like to blame summer,… Read more »

The Fit Student – Learning for the Right Career?

Our educational pursuits will eventually lead to a career. But, what if the career you are pursuing is a bad fit? Karl Pillemer’s book 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans interviews over a thousand seniors on various life topics. We will look in depth at one of those topics:… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – The Blog Says

Ever quoted a blog? Ever wondered how to? Maybe it was a fleeting thought. Maybe it was an obsession that haunted you in your sleep that night (you know you’re an editor when?). Either way, rejoice: in this week’s Toolbox, we’ll look at how to approach blogs and blog posts in your writing, and when… Read more »

The Study Dude – Climaxes and Size

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to get your head out of the gutter. Climax and size applies here to writing sentences, not to digging your climber’s nuts into a giant nose on Mount Rushmore. Well, in these articles, as The Study Dude, I’ll try to give you the… Read more »

In Conversation with Gold Clubb

Gold Clubb, aka Nicky Francis, is a Brooklyn-based indie artist who’s just released a new track, “West Coast Gurls,” from the upcoming Gold Clubb: The 2-Stroke Mixtape, due out in September. The single was mixed by Josh Valleau, who’s also worked with Kanye West, John Legend, and Snoop Dogg, to name a few. The album… Read more »

Music Review – Massimo Discepoli and Daniel Barbiero

Musicians: Massimo Discepoli and Daniel Barbiero EP: An Eclipse of Images The world of ambient music is complex and mysterious, a world in which each musician is free to explore the unknown boundaries of music. Master musicians Massimo Discepoli and Daniel Barbiero come together on An Eclipse of Images. By combining their amazing talents, Massimo… Read more »

Dear Barb – Giving in to Mom

Dear Barb: My mother and I had a falling out and I have chosen not to speak to her for the last year. Recently I ran into her and we talked a bit. She wants to get together, but I’m not sure that’s what I want. I feel awkward around her and would rather not… Read more »

Let the Games Begin!

Ever since the Olympics moved to the new format of alternating between summer and winter every year, I have to admit I’ve had less of an interest. Having it every other year somehow makes it less special than when it was every four years. I understand the reasoning why, how it could be hard for… Read more »


I was listening to an interesting podcast recently, where a couple authors had collaborated on a novel. The novel was a mystery and each author had strengths in areas where the other had weakness. It was interesting to listen to them talk animatedly about working together and the perception of their genre. The last part… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Toni shares her enthusiasm for WGST 333. Renee celebrates completing her Masters of Nursing program. Lisa seeks insight on PLAR. Carrie wants tips on where to write exams in the Saskatoon/Moose Jaw area. Other posts include AUSU course evaluations, ProctorU connection problems, and courses COMP 318, CMNS 421, and PSYC 435. Twitter… Read more »

Women of Interest – Anne Ottenbrite

Anne Ottenbrite, born May 12, 1966, in Whitby Ontario, was the first Canadian woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming. At three years of age Anne Ottenbrite enjoyed swimming with her father so much that he obtained a swimming coach who quickly became aware of her potential. Ottenbrite’s swimming career included the 1982… 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 »

Re: AU Budget

Thank you for publishing the informative article “The AU Budget Beyond the Numbers” by Carla Knipe in your July 29 issue of The Voice Magazine. As one of two elected undergraduate student representatives on the AU Board of Governors, I would like to share my perspective on this budget. The Board did approve a budget… Read more »