Vol. 24 Iss. 44

Volume 24 Issue 44 - 11/18/2016

Minds We Meet! – Interviewing Students Like You!

Megan Camp is in her final semester of Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at AU, with a minor in Anthropology, which she juggles with being a single mom. Recently she took some time out of her busy schedule to talk to The Voice Magazine. So, what’s your story? How’d you come to AU? I did… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Son of Saul

Film: Son of Saul Director: László Nemes Writers: László Nemes and Clara Royer “Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answers to its problems and to fulfill the task which it constantly sets for each individual.” – Viktor E. Frankl If you imagine that your people have been rounded up and placed… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Thrillers: Essay-Style

Can you bake a cake or build Lego houses? Of course, you can. Now, let’s up the stakes: a chiffon cake; a Trump tower. You’re going to build them?essay style. That is, Natalie Portman-at-Harvard style. First, we’ll put some passion into your essay outlines. Like fun with custom stonework or lifelike teddy-bear cake molds. You… Read more »

The Study Dude – Tell Off a Prof?

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to make your beef a prime rib?not a whopper. 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… Read more »

Recommitting to Trying

For as long as I can remember I’ve voyeuristically peeped into the inner sanctum of creative people. I love seeing the studio and office spaces of artists, artisans, crafters, designers, jewelry makers, and writers. I try to put myself into the space and see how it fits. I consider the feng shui implications. I consider… Read more »

Dear Barb – Doggy Bagged

Dear Barb: Hi, I have a family dilemma. I am the second oldest of four children. We weren’t a wealthy family, but we did ok. My parents were pretty generous with us until recently. Whenever we would go out for dinner they would pay, but now they want us to pay for our own meals…. Read more »

Editorial – A Bad Chicken Joke

Why’d the MLA cross the floor? To get to the other side. The latest news in Alberta politics, (aside from the Alberta Tuition Review, which, if you haven’t filled out already, you really should?even if You’re not from Alberta) is that a member of the Progressive Conservative Party in Alberta, Sandra Jansen, has swapped sides… Read more »

E-text Initiation

I’m not a fan of e-texts. I decided that I wouldn’t like them before I even encountered one. I avoided them at all costs. AU began converting courses from real textbooks to e-texts in 2013, under its E-text Initiative. At that time, AU announced that all courses with suitable texts would be converted to e-texts… Read more »

Finding Community

Learning through distance can feel like a solitary venture. Students are given contact with a tutor, and sometimes not even that when it is a course based on the “success centre” model. But it is important to connect with the others who are taking a journey like yours?a community of AU students. One such community… Read more »

Council Connection – November 8, 2016 Meeting

The November 8th council meeting, which coincided with the night of the American election, lasted just under two hours and focused mostly on resolving issues related to the workload of the AUSU Executive. The meeting was plagued by technical difficulties from the beginning, resulting in some councillors participating solely through the teleconference system’s chat window…. Read more »

Women of Interest – Margaret E. Knight

Margaret E. Knight was born February 14, 1838, in York, Maine, and died October 12, 1914. Knight was an inventor who has been considered the most famous 19th century woman inventor, and she was often referred to as “the lady Edison.” Margaret’s first and most important invention was a machine that folded and glued paper… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name: Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award Sponsored by: Vol & Tier Digital Marketing Deadline: November 21, 2016 Potential payout: $4000 Eligibility restriction: Applicants must be enrolled in full-time studies and must not be in their final year. What’s required: A 1000-word essay on how the applicant has “demonstrated a strong entrepreneurial mindset.” Full requirements here…. Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Suzanne’s getting ready to take her clinicals in the Post LPN to RN program and is looking for information on what she needs to show that she has had an allergic reaction to the Flu shot and been advised not to get it again. Lynette was looking for information about an excel… Read more »

Canadian Science News

Canada in search for the national science advisor According to Science Magazine, there will be an opening for nominations by the Canadian federal government for the national science advisor, which was announced at an annual science policy conference by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan. The nominations will be open to the average “Canadians, researchers, as… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events – Upcoming AU-related Events

Google Scholar Webinar Saturday, November 19, 12:00 to 1:00pm MST Online, Adobe Connect Hosted by AU Library http://library.athabascau.ca/news Login to webinar at: https://athabascau.adobeconnect.com/library/ AU Faculty of Business Toronto Seasonal Cheer Thursday, November 24, 5:30 to 7:30pm EST The University Club of Toronto, 380 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario In-person Hosted by Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business… 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 – Nov 30: December course extension deadline – Dec 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Jan 1 – Dec 13: AUSU Council Meeting – Dec 15:… Read more »

Help a Fellow Student Out!

Are you a mom? And are or were you a student within the last two years? If both, I hope you can spare 10-15 minutes to take a survey that will help me research how student moms balance those two different roles, navigate the challenges of them, and help me find common themes in the… Read more »