Vol. 25 Iss. 23

Volume 25 Issue 23 - 06/09/2017

Left Behind

AU’s Convocation 2017 is well underway. From Thursday, June 8, to Saturday, June 10, AU students are taking the final portion of their AU journey across a stage in Athabasca. They have come from all over Canada and beyond. For most, it is their first time on AU’s campus. I’ve watched each year’s convocation ceremonies… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – A Chihuahua on Steroids

When you fire up the blender, do you hear screams, baby gurgles, or mere whirls? Whichever, movie makers plan on you hearing subliminal sounds. Horror filmmakers add screams to creaking floors. Romance movie-makers slip-in moans to nightlife scenes. Most filmmakers add telling conversations you can’t quite hear. But, this stuff happens every day?in real life…. Read more »

Music Review – The Sole Pursuit

Artist: The Sole Pursuit Album: Flower City After Dusk Ontario based rock band, The Sole Pursuit, pours their heart and soul into their album Flower City After Dusk. Written by Kyle Dawe, the lead vocalist, it focuses on the experience that he had living in the suburbs of Brampton. Kyle isn’t the only creative force… Read more »

The Fit Student – No-Regret Success

What would you-at-your-best do? Would you flash smiles to lift spirits? Would you build networks of chums who serve as secret Santas at Christmas? Or would you spend your life-savings on Botox and a plastic chest? You don’t need to look like Wonder Woman to flourish. Author Maxwell Maltz says seek out your most genuine… Read more »

Dear Barb – A Celebration and Faking It?

Dear Barb: I have been invited to a celebration of life for the husband of a very good friend of mine. Her husband is in the final stages of cancer and they decided to go ahead with this in place of a funeral. I don’t know how I feel about it. I have heard of… Read more »

The Importance of Asking Questions

In the early courses, I found I didn’t want to ask “silly” questions of my tutors. I felt that most of the questions I had were things I should be able to answer myself, and I didn’t want to bother anyone. But part way through, I believe it was my first philosophy course (difficult to… Read more »

Editorial – Now on Stage

First things first, congratulations to the graduates up at convocation who have taken the time to travel all the way to Northern Alberta to walk across that stage. As for the rest of you, who’ve graduated throughout the year but couldn’t or didn’t want to take the trip, well, who cares. Just to be clear,… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Online MBA for Executives Info Session Wednesday, June 14, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU’s Faculty of Business http://business.athabascau.ca/event-details/executive-mba-information-session-10am-mst-6/ register online at above link second session: Wednesday, June 14, 6:00 to 7:00 pm MDT http://business.athabascau.ca/event-details/executive-mba-information-session-6pm-mst-7/

Women of Interest – Dr. Mary Claire King

Dr. Mary Claire King, an American Human geneticist, was born February 7, 1946, in Illinois, United States. King is recognized for identifying the genes responsible for certain types of breast cancer, she also was able to demonstrate that humans and chimpanzees are 99% genetically identical. In 1973, she received her doctorate in genetics from the… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name: CHS Scholarship Program Sponsored by: Canadian Hearing Society Deadline: June 22, 2017, 4:00 pm EDT Potential payout: up to $3000 per year of study Eligibility restriction: Applicants must be hard of hearing or deaf, be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and attending a recognized post-secondary program in the Fall of 2017 full- or… Read more »

From the PSE News Desk

A degree in mothering. After accompanying her disabled son to every one of his university classes, Judy O’Connor was awarded an honorary degree from Chapman University in California, according to this recent National Post article. O’Connor’s son, Marty, has been paralyzed since a 2012 accident and required assistance to take notes and write the answers… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Alicia seeks info on how to cite a Youtube video. Brett seeks help in choosing between three courses for science credit. Brittany needs proof of AU enrolment for an external scholarship. Other posts include the #AthaU17 selfie contest, AUSU birthday party, and courses ACCT 355, CMIS 351, HRMT 406, HSRV 363, MSGC… Read more »

Canadian Science News

Canadian Space Agency to Announce New Astronauts CBC News: Technology report that the two newest members of the Canadian astronauts will be revealed to the public in the next four weeks, according to the Canadian Space Agency. The fourth recruitment campaign for the Canadian Space Agency got thousands of applicants for the positions. These were… Read more »

Canadian Education News

Canadian Wetland Education Network Won a National Award Ducks Unlimited issued a press release stating that the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communications (EECOM), which held a national annual conference, awarded three out of five awards, called EECOM Awards to the “Ducks Unlimited Canada-relates programs and teachers.” “EECOM’s Outstanding Organization Award was presented to… 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 – Jun 10: Deadline to register in a course starting July 1 – Jun 15: July degree requirements deadline – Jun 30: Deadline to apply for course extension… Read more »