Vol. 25 Iss. 30

Volume 25 Issue 30 - 07/28/2017

Minds We Meet – Leah Campbell, Future Lawyer

[g]../articles/images/Column-MWM-web.jpg[eg] [t]../articles/images/2530-MWM.jpg[et] Leah Campbell is finishing up her first year in the 3-year Bachelor of Arts program through AU. She was born in Brandon, Manitoba, the second largest city in Manitoba and a constant list maker for one of the top 10 places to live in Canada. She has lived in Brandon almost her entire… Read more »

Council Connection – July 11, 2017

The AUSU Council Meeting for July 11, 2017 started soon after 5:30pm. President Shawna Wasylyshyn was not present at this meeting, being on holidays, so Vice-President External, Julian Teterenko, chaired the meeting. After the standard coming to order, approval of the agenda, minutes, and a review of any outstanding action items went by fairly quickly,… Read more »

The Fit Student – Beaten by the Big Bucks

[t]../articles/images/2320-Fit-web.jpg[et]Have you felt torn by dollars? Have you ever got stuck with so much cash that you lost zest? Well, many have been beaten by the big bucks. I landed a job that paid handsomely. So handsome, my belly protruded. My brand-new clothes no longer zipped. My face popped with double-layer butter and double-scoop butterscotch… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Flashy Trash

Have you ever saw greatness in something useless? Nothing is trash. Not people. Not rotted food. Not foul words. Trash amounts to mere misuse of something valuable. Or mere misunderstanding. After all, someone’s trash is someone’s treasure. In genetics exists something called “junk DNA.” In other words, part of your DNA is misunderstood as worthless…. Read more »

From Where I Sit – Gotta Love It

It’s no secret I love words. I know they can be used to inform or mislead, to uplift or destroy, to amuse or annoy, to clarify or obfuscate. A hundred years ago when I was an elected official, I believed that if I chose the right words, tried different ways of saying something, spoke at… Read more »

Dear Barb – Temporary Relationships

Dear Barb: I am in my early twenties and just finishing university. I’ve had the same boyfriend since high school and I always thought we’d end up married. Recently I’ve noticed he seems to be spending a lot of time with my roommate. They go out together or hang out at home when I am… Read more »

Editorial – Breaking News

[t]../articles/images/Column-Editorial.jpg[et]Just today, the new AU Executive blog was put up, and in it, President Shawna Wasylyshyn outlines a couple of upcoming changes to the fees that AU students will have to pay. The first is that the tuition for international students is being given a “market adjustment”, which essentially is business-eze for “significant price increase… Read more »

Appealing the Unappealing Grade

Have you ever received a mark that you thought was low? Not just disappointingly low, but undeservedly low? I received a mark like that recently, a dismal 70% on an essay, which was worth 25% of the final course mark. I’ve written many essays for many AU courses. Usually I have a good sense of… Read more »

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel

[t]../articles/images/2530-Wheel.jpg[et]Regardless of what field you are in, there are a few conventional words of wisdom that get thrown around. You must do X if you want to succeed. For writers it is, “you must read if you want to write. You must read widely and within your own genre. In this way you are able… Read more »

In Praise of Green Alleys

City life can be hard on a body. The tyranny of the urgent makes us forget the urgency of the deeper need, the cacophany of enterprise, engine, and emergency distracting us from the kind of healing we find so easily in the natural world. This is why parks are so vital to city life, the… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events – Upcoming AU Events

AU Open House & Info Session Tuesday, August 1, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by Athabasca University http://www.athabascau.ca/discover/open-house/ register online at above address second session: Tuesday, August 1, 6:00 to 7:00 pm MDT AU Library Orientation Webinar Thursday, August 3, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library http://library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html pre-registration not… Read more »

Women of Interest – Lyda Newman

Lyda Newman was born in 1885 in Ohio. She received a patent November 15, 1898, for an improved hair brush design that was very hygienic: it could be taken apart for easy cleaning. Newman was an African-American hairdresser by trade. She was also a Women’s Rights Activist and was instrumental in organizing the African-American Branch… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week – Digging up Scholarship Treasure for AU Students

Scholarship name: BedtimeDeal.com Scholarship Sponsored by: BedtimeDeal.com (link) Deadline: August 31, 2017 Potential payout: $1000 Eligibility restriction: Applicants must be at least 18 years old, be enrolled in college or university, and have a GPA of at least 2.50. What’s required: An e-mail with contact and school info, along with a 300-600 word essay on… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Brittany is considering a Masters in Counselling but doesn’t know how to find out if that will qualify her as a registered psychologist in SK. Responses flood in with advice, links to websites, and e-mail contacts. Isabella asks for help choosing her next course, a toss-up between LBST 332, POLI 350, and… 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 • Jul 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for Sept • Aug 8: AUSU Council Meeting • Aug 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Sept… Read more »