Vol. 25 Iss. 25

Volume 25 Issue 25 - 06/23/2017

The Way Forward – AU’s Third Party Review Recommendations

Last week, in “Reviewing AU’s Third-Party Review,” we gave readers an overview of the recent Final Report of the Independent Third-Party Review of Athabasca University. This week we focus on the Action Plan?with its fifteen recommendations?put forward in the report. The action plan sketched out in The Independent Third-Party Review of Athabasca University comprises fewer… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Whacked by Flying Bras

Do you know your hobbies gone-by haunt as idle callings? Yesterday, my brother prodded me to paint. He coaxed me by offering cash for my “dreamlike” creations. You see, when I was a teen, he dedicated a room to my painting. He bought me easels, acrylics, oils, brushes, and varnishes. I painted Billy Idol with… Read more »

The Fit Student – A Gift at Prom

When life gives you an F, a gift manifests. When life scares more than Prom Night III, overcome anxiety. Stress sharpens or shuts us down. During math tests, my stress fueled focus. I often made perfect grades. Yet perfectionism is a double-dealing friend. It opens the floodgates for fears of failure. Workplace stress struck as… Read more »

In Conversation with Resin

Resin is the pseudonym of Prague-born Niko Antonucci, who fronts an L.A. based musical project making post-rock music you would expect to be entirely instrumental; the smart, avant-garde lyrics are thus a delightful surprise. (Listen to the song “Hoarse” from her EP Fidget, to be released August 25, for which Resin has written and produced… Read more »

Music Review – Bat House

Artist: Bat House Album: Bat House Bat House, a Boston based psych/math rock quartet has started off strong with their self-titled debut album. Featuring Emmet Hayes as bassist and vocalist, Ally Juleen and Shane Blank as guitarists and Pompy as drummer. Bat House uses strong synth elements to create deep, and sometimes eerie, soundscapes, while… Read more »

Dear Barb – Sibling Survivor Strategies

Dear Barb: My father and I were always close and spent a lot of time together. Two years ago he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It was devastating for the whole family. My mom is having a hard time coping and considering putting my dad into a nursing home. My sister and I are coping… Read more »

There is Beauty in Rain

As difficult as blue sky and sunshine makes it to focus, cool rainy days have the opposite effect. For this reason I love rainy days as much as sunny days?they’re both beautiful in their own way. The grey rainy days mean I get lots of work done. I can lock myself away in the office… Read more »

All the Music be Happenin’ Now – The Alt Alternative

I first started writing about music on an iMac that sat on an ancient table with chipping royal blue paint. The window above it looked out onto a young birch spinney that hummed with the activity of minute creatures occasionally shocked into silence by the lumbering of larger ones. My black lab, Tsinuk, was always… Read more »

Editorial – Vague Musings

It’s now officially summer, and although the transition was marked with rainy days here in Calgary, I’m sure some of you had some good summer sun. I was reminded by an article this week that sometimes during the summer we get those stretches of bad weather, but they never really seem to figure very clearly… Read more »

Women of Interest – Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow was born July 19, 1921, in New York City and died May 30, 2011, in the Bronx, New York. Yalow was a medical physicist who, along with Andrew Schally and Roger Guillemin, won the Nobel Peace Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for a technique known as radioimmunoassay (RIA). RIA is a tracing… Read more »

AU-Thentic Event – Upcoming AU-related Event

St. Albert Innovation Summit Wednesday, June 28, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm The Arden Theatre, 5 Saint Anne St, St. Albert AB In-Person; limited seating Hosted by AU’s Faculty of Business and partners http://business.athabascau.ca/event-details/innovation-summit/ visit above link for further info and to purchase tickets

Student Sizzle! –

AthaU Facebook Group Kari seeks assistance deciding between CRJS 490 and PHIL 333. Cassandra seeks an overview from students on MATH 215 assignments. Mano wonders how many credits can be obtained toward a psychology major through PLAR. Other posts include convocation photos, AUSU forums, exam markers, and courses COMP 200, NURS 516, PSYC 315, and… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name: Community Volunteer Scholarship Sponsored by: Dealhack Deadline: June 30, 2017 Potential payout: $1500 USD Eligibility restriction: Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a university or college in Canada or the USA. See full eligibility requirements. What’s required: A completed online application form, along with the answers to five questions about your community volunteer… 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 »