Vol. 25 Iss. 27

Volume 25 Issue 27 - 07/07/2017

A Glimpse into Circus Life

People joke about running away and joining the circus, but what is life on the road really like for circus performers? The Royal Canadian Circus is currently making its way across Canada with its new show SPECTAC. The Circus has received rave reviews from audiences, and there have been many sold-out shows along the tour…. Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Neil Cowley Trio

Album: Spacebound Apes Artist: Neil Cowley Trio Deluding Ourselves as a Species “We are all spacebound apes. Whatever way you look at it. However much we delude ourselves that as a species we are at the pinnacle of all understanding, in truth we know nothing.” ?from “Lincoln” The 2017 Montreal International Jazz Festival is off… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Plot Your Passing

What if you plotted your own passing?literary style? You’re given three criteria: you begin with two initial scenes and a final scene. Well, That’s a way to start plotting, suggests Elizabeth Sims, author of You’ve Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of your Dreams. Once you got these three… Read more »

The Fit Student – Clean Your Castle

My life used to be a mess, literally. After work, panic scared me stiff. On arriving home, I’d startle as I slammed the gate. In time, the gate unhinged. Once inside my home, I’d brawl with sprawling Starbucks cups, books, and DVDs. Next, I’d unsteadily snatch my thesis as loose-leaf fluttered to the floor. The… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Parade Observations

Do you go to parades? As a viewer and enjoyer of the spectacle? As a float rider or route walker? Or would you rather be anywhere else? Like many things in life, there’s nothing straightforward about the subject. If You’re the parent of little kids, you probably scope out a great location and arm them… Read more »

Dear Barb – Learned Disengagement

Dear Barb: My husband and I have been married five years and have two children. We get along pretty well, but lately I’ve been feeling like my husband doesn’t really care about me or the kids. When he is home he watches TV or plays video games. The kids often ask him to do things… Read more »

The Return of the Forums

AUSU recently rolled out its new AUSU Forums. The forums are an online social platform which enable AU students and others to discuss courses, ask questions, and interact with AUSU staff and council. Quietly launched in May, 2017, already some students have found the new AUSU Forums. Several course discussions are underway and more are… Read more »

Time Management

One skill that Athabasca University taught me well was time management. I learned to prioritize my schedule and learned to say “no” to requests for use of my time. It was a hard lesson for me at first, I always wanted to be available to help, to visit, to do whatever. But there came a… Read more »

Editorial – Happy to be Wrong

I hope you all had a great Canada Day, my predictions of it being a rather low-key event weren’t quite on the mark it seemed, as by during the day itself, I spotted a lot more excitement than in the weeks before, and the flag seemed to be almost everywhere. That was one time that… Read more »

Around the World in Eight Noodle Dishes

No matter which country you hail from or what the name may be (pasta, pho, or mein), there must be a hearty noodle dish that is your go-to. Here are eight types of noodles from around the world and why you need to try them all. Fideua: Spanish A essential part of the tex-mex cuisine,… Read more »

Women of Interest – Patricia Bath

Patricia Bath was born November 4, 1942, in Harlem, New York. Dr. Bath invented the Laserphaco which is a device and technique used in cataract surgery. In 1988, Bath received a patent for the Laserphaco. She was the first female ophthalmologist appointed to the faculty of the University of California, in the Los Angeles School… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events – Upcoming AU-related Events

AUSU Council Meeting Tuesday, July 11, 5:30 to 7:30 pm MDT Telephone and online Hosted by AUSU http://www.ausu.org/event/july-council-meeting/ e-mail admin@ausu.org for meeting package Online MBA for Executives Info Session Wednesday, July 12, 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-7/ register online at above link second session: Wednesday, July 12,… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name: WalletHacks Financial Freedom Scholarship Sponsored by: WalletHacks Deadline: August 1, 2017 Potential payout: $1000 Eligibility restriction: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited university or college in Canada or the USA for the 2017-2018 academic year. See the Official Rules section for full eligibility criteria. What’s required: A 1000- to 2000- word… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Carrie-Lynn gives shots of doing Math 215 on the beach for Canada Day, Yerza is wondering about transferring credits in to AU and whether That’s a problem once you move to graduate school, and Donna is looking for people in the GTA who might be taking the Human Services program that she… 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 July 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Aug 1 July 11: AUSU Council Meeting Jul 14: August degree requirements deadline Jul 31: Deadline to apply for… Read more »