Vol. 24 Iss. 37

Volume 24 Issue 37 - 09/23/2016

Minds We Meet – Interviewing Students Like You!

Marilyne Whitty is completing AU’s bachelor of human resources and labour relations degree from her home in Ottawa, Ontario. This 33-year-old mother of two is using a short leave of absence from her full-time position as an HR Generalist with Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa to work on the remaining 6 courses required to complete… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Lobster

Film: The Lobster Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Writers: Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou “Humankind struggles with collective powers for its freedom, the individual struggles with dehumanization for the possession of his soul.” – Saul Bellow Have you ever known someone who’s always responding to jokes by saying, “That’s funny,” but never laughs? doesn’t even smile? Lobster… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Open Up and Say “Ah..”

It’s time students wrote intros that entertained. Not just a quote, an anecdote, or a shocking stat of an A performance by Bieber. If you open a speech like that, don’t act the ham. No-one may laugh. (Cough.) Instead, sport a straight-face. Or better yet, learn 101 Ways to Open a Speech by Brad Philips…. Read more »

Music Review – The Temperance Movement

Band: The Temperance Movement Album: White Bear British heavy blues-rockers, The Temperance Movement, is back with their second studio album White Bear, which was released at the end of January this year. Fans of bands like Monster Truck and Wolfmother will appreciate the heavier rock guitars and pounding drums, whereas fans of Pearl Jam, The… Read more »

The Study Dude – Toxic Lipstick!

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to sag your skin with makeup O.D.?s. 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 »

From Where I Sit – Do the Work

With about three and a half months left until the end of the year I’m on track to reach my goal of reading sixty books in 2016. I’m at forty-eight. What has helped immeasurably has been the audio books I’ve counted towards the total. Whether they’ve been mine or borrowed from the library, they’ve made… Read more »

Dear Barb – Negative Nellies

Dear Barb: I come from an estranged family and until recently we hadn’t seen each other for years. For the past three years I have tried to organize a family reunion at a nearby park, but it has not worked out well. When everybody attends, they usually stay within their own family group, so I… Read more »

Editorial – Your Choice.

The AUSU By-Election is now in full swing. The candidates have each put up a short biography that you can see at this link, and you can also go to the election forums that AUSU has set up if you want to be able to speak directly to them. At this point, only five of… Read more »

AU Award Scholarship Spotlight

Athabasca University has dozens of scholarships for its undergraduate students. Most AU scholarships require students to apply for them. A cluster of AU scholarships have an application deadline of October 15. It’s not too early?nor too late?to organize your applications for these scholarships. Here are the highlights for three of the AU undergraduate scholarships with… Read more »

Owning Your Choices

Last week, I wrote an article about fear; whether it was motivating you or holding you back. Sometimes, it is the fear of other’s opinions and perceptions, perceived or otherwise. By this I mean, making a choice because someone has either told you that you should take this road, or you believe that is what… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Sharon expresses the frustration of trying to contact AU’s exam services to book a 3.5-hour exam. Stephanie asks where she can buy a textbook to replace the provided e-text. Cam received notice of a new course tutor and inquires where to find the omitted tutor contact info. Other posts include full-text journal… Read more »

Women of Interest – Josephine Cochrane

Josephine Cochrane was born March 8, 1939, in Ashtabula, Ohio, and died August 14, 1913, in Chicago, Illinois. She was the inventor and designer of the first automatic dishwasher. Cochrane needed help with the construction of the dishwasher and sought the assistance of mechanic George Butters. Cochrane’s dishwasher was the first to use water pressure,… 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 – Sept 30: October course extension deadline – Sept 30 ? Oct 3: AUSU By-Election Ballots Open – Oct 5: By-Election Results announced (4:30pm MT) – Oct 5:… Read more »