Vol. 25 Iss. 20

Volume 25 Issue 20 - 05/19/2017

Doing Your Student Duty

Why should you take 90 minutes out of your busy life to attend AUSU’s Annual General Meeting May 23? You pay your membership fees every time you enrol in an AU undergraduate course. Does your obligation end there? Membership in AUSU has benefits (advocacy, scholarships, study aids, a superb weekly student magazine) but also carries… Read more »

The Fit Student – I Want a New Brain

Do you want a complete makeover? I mean a new body, a new brain, and a new bank balance? You can build a whole new body within eleven months, says Joseph Murphy in his book The Power of Your Subconscious Mind. In other words, in eleven months you can go from Richard Simmons to Rocky… Read more »

The Fly on the Wall – The Muchness of Many

I like to think that at AU we learn critical thinking such that almost anything may be seen in a new light; our engrained presuppositions about other people and our traditional interpretations about thingsbecome questionable. This ability to find new; or, what Gilles Deleuze referred to as minoritarian viewpoints is a sublime aspect of being… Read more »

In Conversation with Kristeen Young

Kristeen Young is an operatic-punk singer-songwriter-pianist based in New York City. She’s just released the single “Nice” from her album Live at the Witch’s Tit, to be released later this year. In addition to having sung on David Bowie’s album, Heathen,and touring with Morrissey, Young has been on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – All Work and No Pun

Do you like puns? Maybe you busk in the summer and call your act “Busking in the Sun.” Or maybe you plan to start the next GroupOn for soup-spoons called Group De Jour. If you’ve groaned at least once, then you see why advertisers avoid puns. But one type of pun works well in ads,… Read more »

Music Review – Foxpalmer

Artist: Foxpalmer EP: Locked in Memory The music scene in London has a lot to take in after Foxpalmer’s release of their debut mini album, Locked in Memory. Fronted by Fern McNulty, Foxpalmer’s style is difficult to nail down. Folk, pop, and rock are but a mere few of the many styles that grace this… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Please Excuse Me

I don’t consider myself to have a depressive personality. I tend to be even-keeled and don’t enjoy euphoric highs or suffer debilitating lows in my moods. I can rationalize and absorb most things. Sooner or later, I can see the “silver lining” in bad news. But I find myself being tested. Regular readers will know… Read more »

Dear Barb – Blending the Kids

Dear Barb: My husband and I have been married two years and we each brought children into the marriage. He has two boys and I have one. His youngest is 12, and is autistic, and the other 15, while my son is eight. We have been having a lot of problems with the three boys… Read more »

Editorial – A Bit of This, a Bid of That

This week, The Voice Magazine is taking on a little more of a literary bent, although we’re still bringing you a decent round-up of the news that affects AU and AUSU, but two stories in particular caught my attention as they came across my desk. The first you’ll find is a bit of flash fiction… Read more »

The House

I have walked past it hundreds of times, always wondering who lived there. It is an old, red brick house standing awkwardly amongst strip malls and condos. Everything about it suggests it had been there since the early fifties, but who lived there? An ancient looking TV antenna indicated the owner probably watches television. Maybe… Read more »

Council Connection – May 9, 2017 Meeting

The May 9th AUSU council meeting started at 5:30 pm MST, and lasted for exactly two hours. All councillors were in attendance, except for VP External and Student Affairs Julian Teterenko, who was late due to other AUSU business. After a quick approval of the meeting agenda and the April 11th meeting minutes, council moved… Read more »

Filtering Advice

When heading down a new path there comes both solicited and unsolicited advice. It can be difficult, with so much information being thrown at you, to know which to heed and which to ignore. It’s not that the “ignored” advice is bad, it is just that it isn’t best for you. When I graduated from… Read more »

Scholarship Of the Week

Scholarship name: Student Essay Contest Sponsored by: Fraser Institute Deadline: June 1, 2017 Potential payout: up to $1500 Eligibility restriction: Applicants must be a Canadian high-school, undergraduate, or graduate student enrolled in the 2016-2017 and/or the 2017-2018 year. See the full eligibility requirements. What’s required: An essay of 1000 to 1500 words on “Regulating the… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events – Upcoming AU-related Events

AUSU Annual General Meeting Tuesday, May 23, 5:30 to 7:00 pm MDT Telephone and online Hosted by AUSU http://www.ausu.org/event/annual-general-meeting-2/ Free study tools from AUSU when you RSVP and attend the AGM; RSVP to admin@ausu.org Accounting Conference?Research, Teaching, and Practice – Edmonton Friday, May 26, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm MDT DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton,… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Lesley shows off her book haul for ENGL 305 Literature for Children. Dean seeks feedback on the Bachelor of Science Computing and Information Systems Major. Miche├íl seeks input on courses to complement psychology studies. Other posts include ProctorU, convocation, exam request deadlines, etext choices, and courses ADMN 233, CRJS 360, MATH 244,… Read more »

Canadian Science News

University of Calgary Works with Energy Regulator on Data Visualization Initiative According to the University of Calgary, University of Calgary researchers are working with the National Energy Board (NEB), the country’s energy regulator. It is the beginning of a 3-year project to transform the NEB energy data into “clear, publicly accessible, online visual tools.” Professor… Read more »

Canadian Education News

Education reduces criminal activity If you want to prevent online criminal activity, according to the Delta Optimist, one major way is to focus on education. The ability to catch the online/cyber criminals around the world is a difficult thing. Our dependence on technology makes us manage our lives online more. This can include everyday things:… 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 – May 23: AUSU’s Annual General Meeting – May 28: Deadline to apply for course extension for July – May 28: Deadline to apply for course extension for… Read more »