Vol. 24 Iss. 48

Volume 24 Issue 48 - 12/16/2016

Remembering Christmas

Christmas is a time of year that many cannot ignore. There are a few religions that do not celebrate the holiday but I would argue that the holiday itself is no longer an entirely religious holiday. It is taught that it is a holiday centred on the birth of Christ. But if we are speaking… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Tickled Title Page

Would you go to a job interview dressed in tattered pants?or a Victoria Secret’s naughty nighty? First impressions are lasting impressions. My grade-seven teacher taught me that after I clowned up a book report. But for essays, your title page serve as a first impressions. So, let your title page cheer “I care!” with a… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – KyAzMa

Album:The Magician’s Mirror Artist: KyAzMa “The soul, the centre of the sacred self, You see with the third eye, Not with a mind That’s going ?round and ?round and ?round …” – from “The Circle” by KyAzMa The lyrics of these songs are so brilliant they’re scary, manifesting an old-soul spirituality and indicating an extensive… Read more »

The Study Dude – The Bad Ant Motel

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants than for you to prep for exams with wild imagery. 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 – A Mistake

Several years ago I took funeral celebrant training from American Doug Manning and his daughter Glenda. It didn’t seem that big a stretch from my work as a marriage commissioner. For more than twelve years I’ve officiated civil, non-denominational marriage ceremonies. That meant fulfilling a need and providing a service for couples, who for whatever… Read more »

Dear Barb – A Mom’s Plate

Dear Barb: Hi, I am the mother of three children, ages fourteen, twelve, and eight. My husband and I both work full time and I take courses at AU. My daughter takes piano lessons and my son is in hockey. I am feelings so stressed out that I am yelling at my kids and my… Read more »

Editorial – Not Just the Facts

We’re in the closing weeks of the year. Soon eyes will turn to top ten lists of the year, resolutions, and exclamations about where the year went. AU is closing for the holidays soon, and many of us will make promises to use this time to really forge ahead on our courses or other tasks… Read more »

A Bursary Under the Tree

’Tis the season when money seems to flow out more than in. Regardless of to what degree you do?or do not?celebrate Christmas, this time of year is peak season for spending. Social gatherings, gifts, travel?the list of expenses is endless. If you’re already short on money, this seasonal drain of funds is even tougher to… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Kelly seeks motivation to finish the last courses of her BHRLR. JoAnne wonders if anyone else besides her bakes instead of working on a 4000-word paper. Cass looks for confirmation that she can write an exam up to January 15 for a December 31 contract end date. Other posts include AUSU, bouncing… Read more »

Women of Interest – Melitta Bentz

Melitta Bentz was born January 31, 1879, in Dresden, Germany and died June 29, 1950, in Porta Westfalica, West Germany. She is credited with inventing the coffee filter, in 1908. Bentz was unhappy with the coffee makers of her day, which included percolators and expresso-type apparatuses, that always left grounds in the coffee. After testing… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name: Scribendi Community Leadership Scholarship Sponsored by: Scribendi Inc. Deadline: December 31, 2016 Potential payout: $1000 U.S. What’s required: A 150-word essay on why you’re a community leader, along with a completed online application form. Tips: Read the scholarship details, and check out two past winners to get some ideas. You only have 150… Read more »

AU-Thentic Non-Events – AU Closures

Athabasca University Saturday, December 24 to Monday, January 2, inclusive. Edmonton and Calgary exam services re-open Tuesday, January 3, 8:30am MST. AU Information Centre resumes full service Wednesday, January 4, 8:30am MST. More info at: news.athabascau.ca/news/holiday-flurry AU Library Saturday, December 24 to Monday, January 2, inclusive. AU Library re-opens Tuesday, January 3, 8:30am MST. Order… 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 23: January course extension deadline – Dec 23: Deadline to book exam for Dec course end date – Dec 23 ? Jan 2: Holiday Closure (AUSU… Read more »