Vol. 25 Iss. 16

Volume 25 Issue 16 - 04/21/2017

Things to Do And Avoid at Convocation

With convocation coming up I wanted to talk about some of the things that graduates going to Athabasca should do, some things to avoid, and some of the things I wish I had done. I went to Athabasca a day early; I wanted to have some time to explore the town and the campus before… Read more »

The Fit Student – Your Ten-Year Goal

What do you dream about? Daniel Goleman, author of Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, poses a similar question: “If everything worked out perfectly in your life, what would you be doing in ten years?” My ten-year dreams have changed over time. As a teen, I aspired to become a computer science professor. As a… Read more »

Music Review – The Archer

Artist: Adam Melchor EP: The Archer On February 27, Adam Melchor dropped his new single, “Brook Revisited”, as a teaser for his EP, The Archer. Adam is a 24-year-old folk singer–song-writer from New Jersey. The timing of the release is perfect, as it gives us a tease for the EP. Adam is not only a… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – A Rotten Juicy Onion

Does Hollywood strike you as shocking? Well, one cinema manager said her mother refuses to watch anything Hollywood. Why? Because Hollywood bases itself on a model: one of sexuality, violence, criminality, and revenge. We all know that?on the surface. When I first drafted this article, I included a soul-sucking characterization of Hollywood’s depravity: a quote… Read more »

In Conversation with Speedy Johnson

Speedy Johnson is a Montreal-based surrealist minstrel who’s long divided his creative energies between the meaningful and the absurd. After having contributed his talents to the performing stage with friends for years (notably the band Ol’ Savannah), this month he released his astoundingly marvelous debut solo album, Before It’s Dark (read the Voice review here)…. Read more »

From Where I Sit – Me and My Place in the Tribe

You know how sometimes you look around at your tribe and wonder, “Who the hell are these people and how can I possibly be related to them?” I’m happy to report that, as most of us gathered for Easter Sunday dinner at my mom’s, the thought never once entered my head. It’s not that I’m… Read more »

Dear Barb – The New Socialization

Dear Barb: My husband and I have been together since we were teenagers and we are now in our mid thirties. We have always gotten along well and shared similar interests. We have two children who we both love tremendously. Bit in the last six months I have noticed a growing distance between us. My… Read more »

E-Text Survivor

I made it through an e-text course! This month, I completed my first?and last?e-text course for my AU degree. I wasn’t looking forward to e-text. Like I wrote in E-text Initiation last November, I chose courses with real text whenever possible, avoiding or delaying courses that had been converted to e-text. Now I’ve made it… Read more »

Council Connection – April 11, 2017 Council Meeting

After the lengthy and eventful AUSU council meetings of the past few months, the April 11 meeting was a change of pace: short and sweet. The meeting started at 5:30 sharp, and all councillors were present. Outgoing VP Finance and Administration Kim Newsome kicked off the meeting by providing an update on the progress of… Read more »

Editorial – Eventual Apologies

One of the things that people at the recent town hall talked about was finding ways for AU to engage and communicate with students. I suggest that making an effort might be a good start. For instance, there will be a second presentation from AU’s Writer in Residence, John Vaillant. If you missed the first… Read more »

Canadian Education News

Malala Yousafzai Challenges Ottawa to make headway in education The National Post reports that the teenage Nobel Prize winner, UN Messenger of Peace, and now honorary Canadian citizen, Malala Yousafzai. spoke on “hope, perseverance and inspiration.” As well, Malala is known as an advocate for girls’ education. She talked about the difficulties girls face. “?… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name: NEADS National Student Awards Sponsored by: National Educational Association of Disabled Students Deadline: April 30, 2017 Potential payout: $1000 to $5000 Eligibility restriction: Applicants must have a permanent disability (as defined on NEADS’ website), be citizens or permanent residents of Canada, and be currently registered in a full-time (at least 40% course load)… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Shivani seeks insight into the French program. Paul seeks study tips for the PSYC 333 exam. Jessica wonders if It’s difficult to obtain professor approval for those courses that require it. Other posts include AU’s psychology program,exam invigilation, easy courses for summer, and AU’s game development and programming certificate. Twitter @AthabascaU tweets:… Read more »

AU-Thentic events – Upcoming AU-related events.

APA Style Wednesday, April 26, 1:00 to 2:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU’s Faculty of Graduate Studies http://fgs.athabascau.ca/news/presentations/ e-mail fgseducation@athabascau.ca to register Google Scholar Webinar Wednesday, April 26, 6:00 to 7:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library http://library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html no pre-registration necessary

Women of Interest – Lillian Moller Gilbreth

Lillian Moller Gilbreth was born May 24, 1878, in Oakland, California and died January 2, 1972, in Phoenix, Arizona. She was known for seminal contributions to human factors engineering and ergonomics that came to be known as Therblig. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therblig) Lillian married Frank Gilbreth and they began a business together and eventually had twelve children. Following… Read more »

Canadian Science News

Marching for Science Maclean’s reported that many Canadians are making plans for the March for Science. They will be marching, Maclean’s notes, more for solidarity with Americans for their science rather than issues in Canada. The United States has undergone significant funding cuts in various areas of research, which has affected their research labs and… 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 – Apr 28: Deadline to apply for course extension for June – Apr 30: Deadline to apply for 2017 Convocation – May 5: Deadline to finish courses for… Read more »