Vol. 24 Iss. 31

Volume 24 Issue 31 - 08/12/2016

Minds We Meet – Interviewing Students Like You!

Carrie Becket is working toward her AU post-diploma Bachelor of Management degree from Calgary. Having tried the traditional university route, She’s found that AU’s flexible offerings fit better for her busy lifestyle. Thankfully, she was able to find some time to be interviewed by The Voice Magazine. First of all, whereabouts do you live? And… Read more »

The Fit Student – Nothing to Worry About.

Whatever you do, don’t worry about anything, remarks Karl Pillemer in his book 30 Lessons for Loving: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans. This advice stems from interviews with thousands of seniors nearing the end of their lives. As an aside, recently I saw a clip of a man who had a near… Read more »

The Study Dude – Schemes, Rhythm, and Punchy Paragraphs

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to make musical essays. 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 that… Read more »

Music Review – Bobby Rush

Musician: Bobby Rush Album: Porcupine Meat Famous blues musician, Bobby Rush, is back and badder than ever,? proving that age is just a number. This 82-year-old blues rocker is getting ready to release his latest album, Porcupine Meat, due out September 16th, and has already booked an extensive live tour throughout the southern United States… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – April and the Extraordinary World

Film: April and the Extraordinary World Directors: Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci Writers: Franck Ekinci, Benjamin Legrand, and Jacques Tardi “According to Gandhi, the seven sins are wealth without works, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle.” – Jimmy Carter The plot of… Read more »

Dog Days of Camping

Dear Barb: I have a question, my husband and I have two dogs and we walk them regularly and always pick up after them. Recently a new person has moved into the neighborhood and she has a large dog that she walks frequently. The problem is I have never seen her pick up after her… Read more »

Worry Some?

You ever have one of those weeks where you just couldn’t get your head on straight? That’s been this week for me. Things have been exceptionally busy around here, and yet for all that busy-ness, very little seems to have gotten done. It’s mostly been trying to deal with the small fires as they crop… Read more »

Dream Bigger

“Believe in yourself, and you can do anything,” we say. “She thought she could, so she did.” It’s good to dream?essential, really. Without dreams, we get stuck. Without dreams, we can’t move forward. But sometimes the opposite is true. As important as it is to dream, It’s equally important to realize when an unrealistic dream… Read more »

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One

Like the predictable man-walks-into-a-bar joke, the “news” that AU might be closing seems to reappear with tiresome frequency. And like the reaction to a tired old joke, students who have heard it before tend to sigh and roll their eyes. Each time the not-so-new news breaks about threats to AU, new students break into a… Read more »

Study vs. Pleasure – Reading

I have always loved reading, it seemed natural then to study literature in university. Some of these works were difficult and, with time constraints, seemed nearly impossible to get through. For me, this was Vanity Fair by W.M. Thackeray. It’s long and complex, and, in my strain to get through it, I missed a few… Read more »

Women of Interest – Grace MacInnis

Grace MacInnis was born July 25, 1905, and passed away July 10, 1991. She was a Canadian politician and feminist, and the first women elected to the British Columbia House of Commons. MacInnis was the daughter of J.S. Woodsworth, who was the leader of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, and she was the wife of MP… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Bob Barnetson posts a warning about email to tutors being misdirected to junk folders after Microsoft made some changes to Office 365, which AU licenses for tutors and staff. The warning about this was sent through email and so also ended up in the junk folder. Other posts include questions about Psych… 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 – Aug 14: Deadline to apply for CRO position – Aug 15: Sept degree requirements deadline – Aug 31: Call for Nominations for 2016 By-Election – Aug 31:… Read more »