Vol. 25 Iss. 24

Volume 25 Issue 24 - 06/16/2017

Minds We Meet – Interviewing Students Like You!

Alicia Gallo has been studying at AU since January 2017. Born in East Vancouver, British Columbia, she moved to the ?burbs when she turned 14 and has been enjoying the small town feel of Maple Ridge for the last 21 years. She commutes an hour and a half every day to Burnaby for work where… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Grow a Shakespearean Beard

Do you dream of writing like Shakespeare on uppers? I’d like to write with a multiple personality disorder: a circle of Edgar Allen Poe, James Patterson, and, by necessity, me. Writing can be like music, I was told, even if someone can clunk out the basic chords, there’s something more to being a virtuoso. And… Read more »

The Fit Student – Cherish Your Scars

Would you delight in a facial scar or a missing eye? Some people do. Consider war veterans whose scars merit valor. These veterans take pride in telling the tales behind the bullets. Yet, we all have wounds, whether they pierce our hearts or our bodies. When I took a graduate teaching assistant training course, a… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Running Away from Home

Sometimes a person just needs to turn his back, avert her eyes, throw caution out the window, and just jump in the car and rip out of the yard with tires squealing. Forget the acres of grain still, God help us, lying in swaths that are now under water. Forget the flowerbed prep that never… Read more »

Dear Barb – Mind the Gap

Dear Barb: I just graduated high school and I’m not sure what I want to do next. My parents are supportive of whatever my choice is. Most of my friends are going to college or university, but I’m not sure which program I want to go into. I don’t want to waste my money on… Read more »

Reviewing AU’s Third Party Review

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein, American conductor, composer, and pianist (1918-1990). If Leonard Bernstein, quoted above, is correct, then AU is destined to achieve great things. Last week, AU made public the Independent Third-Party Review of Athabasca University. The report, compiled by… Read more »

Editor of the Year – The Inside Scoop

“Karl exemplifies all that an editor should be: a mentor, approachable, on-point with language and grammar, and above all, genuinely interested in and supportive of his writers.” – from nomination for PWAC Editor of the Year. The Voice Magazine’s own Karl Low has been selected by the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) as 2017… Read more »

Healthy Grubbing for the Busy, Budget-sensitive Student

Athabasca students lead busy, eventful lives and deserve the right nutrition to fuel their day to day activities. While the occasional ramen meal might be acceptable, here are the latest tips and hacks to healthy eating on a time crunch and budget. 1. Does preparation time seem like a burden? Try preparing the lunch or… Read more »

Never Too Late

I read a book recently about Grandma Gatewood: Grandma Gatewood’s Walk, the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, by Ben Montgomery. Grandma Gatewood, or Emma Gatewood, decided one day to go for a walk and chose the Appalachian Trail, a 2050-mile-long trail. The first time she hiked that trail, and the… Read more »

Editorial – Wait, I’m the Optimist Here?

I was just realizing how long it’s been since we had a student interview, so I’m really happy to once again be bringing forward the Minds We Meet column. The variety of students that go to AU is something that never ceases to amaze me, as we all got a taste of last week when… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Carlie wants to know which exams require proctoring and how much to expect to pay. Miranda seeks help choosing a research/stats course and information on course withdrawal deadlines. Ali inquires if a minimum GPA needs to be maintained at AU. Other posts include the famous AU box, Ottawa-area proctors, textbooks that eat… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events – Upcoming AU-related Events

AU Leadership and Management Development (LMD) Info Session Tuesday, June 20, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU’s Faculty of Business http://business.athabascau.ca/event-details/athabasca-university-leadership-management-development-lmd-information-session-4-2/ register online at above link AU Manufacturing Management (MMC) Info Session Tuesday, June 20, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU’s Faculty of Business http://business.athabascau.ca/event-details/athabasca-university-manufacturing-management-mmc-information-session-4-2/ register online at above… Read more »

Women of Interest – Rita Levi-Montalcini

Rita Levi-Montalcini was born April 22, 1909, in Turin, Italy, and died December 30, 2012, in Rome Italy. In 1986, Levi-Montalcini won the Nobel Peace Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with colleague Stanley Cohen, for the discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF). In 1936 she graduated of the University of Turin, but her academic… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name: For the Love of Curling Scholarship Sponsored by: Curling Canada Foundation Deadline: June 30, 2017 Potential payout: $1000 each (13 scholarships) Eligibility restriction: Applicants must be involved in curling and registered on the Canadian Team Ranking System; must be 23 years of age or younger as of Dec 31, 2017; and must be… 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 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for July – July 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Aug 1 – July 11: AUSU Council… Read more »