Vol. 24 Iss. 40

Volume 24 Issue 40 - 10/14/2016

Minds We Meet – Interviewing Students Like You!

Sarah Blaney Lew never thought a university education would be possible until she started at AU in 2003. Currently in the Bachelor of Management degree program, she hopes to continue on to graduate studies, between baking, travelling with her family, and tending to community garden plots. Most recently, Sarah ran for one of the two… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Audition for an A

Would you wear a shirt that said, “I Eat Kraft”? I wouldn’t, but I would audition for a No-Name commercial. Even more disturbing, I tapped into a book called How to Audition for TV Commercials by W. L. Jenkins to give you, yes, study ideas. You see, the mission of The Creative Spark! is to… Read more »

The Study Dude – Genius Genes

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to know that no gene for genius exists. You’ve got the same green-light for egg-headedness as Galileo. 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… Read more »

Music Review – North Easton

Musician: North Easton Album: One of the Lucky Ones Canadian music legend, North Easton, is gearing up for the release of his debut solo album, One of the Lucky Ones, on October 15th. For fans of Dave Matthews, Phil Collins, Counting Crows, and Cat Stevens, North’s album should not be missed. Full of folk-rock and… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Hug a Farmer

Harvest 2016 is now officially a shit-show. A couple of weeks ago we got one and a half inches of rain. That in itself is not a good thing when the ideal condition for combining fields of grain is hot, dry weather. An extended run of several days of sunny, frost-free, dew-free weather allows farmers… Read more »

Dear Barb – Uncomfortable Circumstances

Dear Barb: My girlfriend and I have been together two years. We get along great and have a lot of fun together. I thought I wanted to spend my life with her, but I’m having second thoughts. we’re in our late twenties and, I get we both have a past, but I thought we’d discussed… Read more »

Editorial – Changing the Program

If You’re in the unofficial AUSU Facebook group, you already know of the report That’s on AlbertaPolitics.ca about how AUSU may take the university to court over the changes to nursing degrees that applied retroactively. But since you read The Voice Magazine, you already knew that was a possibility from our last Council Connection. What’s… Read more »

“Free” Season at AUSU

AU undergrad students are swimming in opportunities for free stuff this fall. AUSU is poised to hand out thousands of dollars in scholarships and bursaries in a few weeks. Additionally, AUSU is running a contest for a free AU undergrad course, worth hundreds of dollars. Let’s begin with the easy stuff: AUSU’s #igo2AU Contest. The… Read more »

Chrysanthemum Wallpaper

In southwestern Nova Scotia in the eighties such wallpaper was a common relic of a bygone era. I like chrysanthemums; they’re lovely, in their place. But massive chrysanthemums blazing from the walls of a small kitchen get old fast. Unfortunately, my five-year-old adored them. “Please, please don’t tear down this wallpaper!” he pleaded. He had… Read more »

Determination, Persistence, and Patience

What are they keys to success? According to most motivational posters it is hard work that pays off. While this is true, I think there is more depth than this. Success is achieved by those who hold on no matter what, who fight for what they want, who work hard every day, don’t lose sight… Read more »

Women of Interest – Ruth Handler

Ruth Handler was born November 4, 1916, in Denver, Colorado and passed away April 27, 2002. Handler was cofounder of the Mattel Toy Company. In 1959 she invented the one and only “Barbie” doll. This invention came as Handler observed her daughter playing with paper dolls. She wanted a more realistic doll for her daughter… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact services@ausu.org with questions or comments about this page. IMPORTANT DATES – Oct 15: November degree requirements deadline – Oct 30: November course extension deadline – Nov 3: AU Open House Webinar – Nov 8: AUSU Council Meeting (tentative)… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Alicia inquires how much time she should expect to devote weekly to each course. Komal seeks feedback on challenging a course. Jaime seeks student input on course MKTG 414 International Marketing and Exporting. Other posts include PLAR, unreadable e-text pages, AUSU by-election results, and courses CRJS 360, EDUC 317, and GOVN 440…. Read more »