Vol. 24 Iss. 46

Volume 24 Issue 46 - 12/02/2016

Campus News – Still Holding on … For Now

The Canadian University Press (CUP) is hosting a series of round-table discussions across Canada about the future of journalism and the role of student newspapers. As a member of the organization, The Voice was invited to participate. The goals of these discussions are to engage student journalists and invite their feedback on the challenges they… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Flick of Flaws

You’re about to star in a movie. In this movie, we stare at your scars. We quiver at your night terrors. We shudder at your darkest secrets. Yet, we want you to win big. That’s because, when You’re the star, we feel your pulse, your thrills, your fears. The movie is an autobiography about your… Read more »

The Study Dude – An Indy 500 Nerd

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants than for you to record bibliographies like an Indy 500 nerd: fast and formal. 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… Read more »

From Where I Sit – A Great Place to Visit

After a quick junket to Victoria, BC, and Seattle, Washington, I’m back. What was to have been a proud moment for parents became a mother-daughter trip. Roy ended up staying home to babysit the propane heaters and electric fans trying to dry our damp canola. I was there in Victoria to see Hilary convocate from… Read more »

Trumping the Christmas Gathering

Dear Barb: Christmas is just weeks away and I can feel anxiety building in me! I’m one of the middle girls out of six in my family, and when we get together it is chaos! Some of us live halfway across the country, and the only time we all get together is Christmas at my… Read more »

Editorial – No News is News

This week, our feature article is Carla Knipe’s report on her recent attendance at a Canadian University Press round-table discussion. It might seem like a little bit of “inside baseball” to many, but I think the article touches on several things directly relevant to Athabasca University students. Specifically, it touches on the worth of a… Read more »

Just Breathe

I have written about this topic before, but it is something that, unless we actively remember it, is easily pushed aside and forgotten. In our minds, we know that we need to do it for self-preservation, but it is the easiest thing to procrastinate on. That is, of course, time off. I don’t mean taking… Read more »

From the PSE News Desk

What happens off-campus stays off-campus? Some students who attended a private off-campus costume party in Kingston, Ontario, may be in line for some on-campus punishment. Queen’s University is investigating the behaviour of some students, whose ethnic-themed costumes could have violated the university’s student code of conduct. A CBC News article investigates the question of how… Read more »

Women of Interest – Caresse Crosby

Caresse Crosby was born Mary Phelps Jacob on April 20, 1891, and died January 26, 1970. Caresse was the first person to receive a patent for the backless brassiere. During the beginning of the 20th century women’s undergarments were extremely uncomfortable and even unhealthy to wear. Crosby was a young socialite who often attended events… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Nicole inquires if AU’s nursing courses are only for those who have completed a nursing degree elsewhere. Colleen wonders if She’s over-thinking exam prep for PSYC 323. Carla seeks feedback from nursing students affected by the program change. Other posts include ProctorU exams, selling used textbooks, and micro and macroeconomics. Twitter @AthabascaU… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name: Working Parent College Scholarship Program Sponsored by: job-applications.ca Deadline: December 10, 2016 Potential payout: $1000 Eligibility restriction: Applicants must be employed, have at least one minor-age child at home, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. What’s required: A 600- to 1000-word essay to : “Discuss your experience as a parent… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events – Upcoming AU-related Events

Edmonton Meet & Greet Sunday, December 8, 4:00 to 5:00pm MST Boston Pizza, 11320 Groat Rd NW, Edmonton, Alberta In person Hosted by Athabasca University’s Students’ Union https://www.ausu.org/event/edmonton-meet-greet-3/ No pre-registration necessary. Just show up and maybe score some swag! Undergraduate Information Session Monday, December 5, 5:00 to 6:00pm MST Online Hosted by Athabasca University’s Faculty… 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 – Dec 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Jan 1 – Dec 13: AUSU Council Meeting – Dec 15: January degree requirements deadline – Dec 25… Read more »