Vol. 24 Iss. 06

Volume 24 Issue 6 - 02/12/2016

Meeting the Minds – Dr. William Diehl-Jones, Conclusion

Dr. William Diehl-Jones is an associate professor of nursing with AU’s Faculty of Health Disciplines, and sits on the research committee for the children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Recently, he took time out of his busy schedule to do this two-part interview for The Voice Magazine by Marie Well. You can find the first… Read more »

The Study Dude – How We Learn

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to do something called prewriting so that you acquire an expert’s voice come essay-writing time. 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… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – The Media is the Message

Marshall McLuhan famously wrote, “The medium is the message.” But try to turn that iconic phrase into plural form, and it just sounds odd. The media are the message? The media is the message? This week we’ll take a look at medium, media, and how an originally plural form is making its way back into… Read more »

Music Review: Shelita Burke

Artist: Shelita Burke EP: Transfixed St. Valentine’s Day is Sunday! Is it a day you take note of or do you ignore it? Do you go the commercial route, flowers and chocolates, or do you tend to indulge your Valentine with homemade goodies? No matter your plans for the day, I’m sure there will be… Read more »

In Conversation with Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson is an Austin-based singer-songwriter, a virtuosic guitar talent, and a lively and engaging stage presence. She started out as a classical pianist but switched to blues guitar and went on to do a Bachelor of Arts in Composition and Studio Production at the Berklee College of Music. Her live album, Jackie Venson Live,… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – La Strada

Film: La Strada Director: Federico Fellini ” … a complete catalogue of my entire mythological world, a dangerous representation of my identity that was undertaken with no precedent whatsoever.” – Federico Fellini Gelsomina is the simple, naive daughter of a poor widow in rural Italy. One day She’s gathering firewood on the beach when her… Read more »

ExtraCurricular – Letter Writing

Staring at a blank page and not knowing what to write about can be intimidating. Here are some tips to help you delve into the “lost art” of letter writing. Start with the basics. The only items required for a letter are paper, pen, and envelope, but there is a lot of room within that… Read more »

From Where I Sit – The Latest Step

Charles “Tremendous” Jones was born in 1927 and died in 2008. In the intervening years he distinguished himself as an author/editor of nine books and motivational speaker with more than five thousand presentations to his credit. It appears he was a mover and a shaker right from the beginning. He entered the insurance business at… Read more »

Dear Barb – Great Expectations

Dear Barb: I just started university and It’s my first time living away from home. I share a two-bedroom apartment with another girl, Shannon, who I met through a mutual friend. She seemed really nice so I didn’t see a problem. Boy was I wrong; She’s more like the roommate from hell! First, She’s a… Read more »

Editorial – Love is in the Air

Happy almost Valentines Day! This year, some of the writers and I have been working together more to try to develop ideas for theme based issues. On purpose. What You’re seeing is the first of those. I don’t know yet when the next one will be (if I don’t have one for Talk Like a… Read more »

O is for…

“Next Valentine’s Day, forget the chocolates, forget the flowers, show up with a We-Vibe, and you will be the best guy.” – Dr. Lauren Streicher, author of Love Sex Again. Orgasms—perhaps especially female ones—have long been a taboo topic. In “Let’s Talk About Female Orgasms,” a frank but funny video from The Atlantic magazine, Dr…. Read more »

Think of a Letter

Modern communication is almost instant. Sending a text message or dashing off a quick email or social media post are immediate ways to keep in touch with one another, but this also means correspondence is becoming rather impersonal. Writing a handwritten letter or card is a nice thing to do, especially around holidays such as… Read more »

A Shift in Perspective

Valentine’s day has become a day of diamonds, roses, and chocolates. The history of Valentine’s day has become lost in the rubble of modern commercialization. So, where did these traditions start? Are they all purely a modern concept? Or, did they, at one-point, stem from tradition and have simply become overblown? Researching the history of… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Betty seeks tips for courses that have exams only, no assignments. Maryam is looking for a hard-copy text for MATH 215. Lisa seeks a study partner for PHIL 252. Ryan wishes AU had more science-based grad programs. Other posts include paper books versus e-books, and courses ADMN 417, ECON 401, ENGL 255,… Read more »

Women of Interest – Addie Aylestock

Addie Aylestock was born 1909 in Glenallen Ontario and died 1998. In 1951 she became the first ordained black woman in Canada. Early in her life Addie began working as a domestic but felt a desire to help others. Initially her intention was to attend Medical Missionary College in Toronto then work in Africa; however,… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Gift From the Heart

If Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing, don’t worry?you can spend Sunday celebrating a different kind of love. February 14 is also National Donor Day, a day where we recognize organ donors, blood donors, marrow donors, and all those who give the gift of themselves out of love for their fellow human beings. Click through these… 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 – Feb 11: AUSU Council Meeting – Feb 17: Deadline for AUSU Election Nominations – Feb 22: AUSU Election Campaign Period begins – Feb 29: Deadline for exams… Read more »