Vol. 25 Iss. 33

Volume 25 Issue 33 - 08/25/2017

Minds We Meet – Foteini Evangelidou, Distance Ed Specialist

Foteini Evangelidou has recently completed the Master of Education in Distance Education program at AU. She currently resides in Kavala, a small beautiful city in Northern Greece that offers both the residents and visitors a combination of modern life with archaeological and historical sightseeing amidst the natural tranquility of sea and mountains. Named after both… Read more »

The Fit Student – Crown of Needs

Do you want to reach your peak? Stand crowned on Maslow’s top rung? Well, heed a rule for champs: the self-actualized help others. My boyfriend sways people to make healthy choices. If he meets smokers, he suggests the gym. If he chats with troubled teens, he urges school and sports. If he sees a teary-eyed… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – My Special Stink Bomb

Did you ever delight at igniting stink bombs? Mixing your chemistry set to get the right stench? Cracking that scent of eggs in Grandma’s basement? Well, I have my own special little stink bomb. A prof slipped me a title of a book: Toxic Psychiatry—a scientology book. Soon after, I ditched my medicine. For the… Read more »

Dear Barb – Talking Slack

Dear Barb: I graduated from AU last year and a few months ago I began working at a new position. I was really excited to be finally starting my career. I work with a team of five other people. Our boss assigned a project for us to work on for the next three months. Initially… Read more »

Editorial – Risky Business

If you haven’t seen the most recent AUSU Newsletter, dig through your spam folder and give it a read. In it, you’ll notice that AUSU is proposing some significant changes to the bylaws of the organization. While these changes are no longer required to be approved by the AUSU general membership, council is still required… Read more »

Mi CASA es su CASA, Part IV

Dr. Rosanne Waters is the Policy and Research Analyst for the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA). She earned an undergraduate degree in history at Brock University, and a master’s and doctoral degree in historical studies. Recently, she took the time to answer a few questions about her involvement with CASA and the direction of… Read more »

All the Music be Happenin’ Now

At the edge of the world A series of bizarre and unforeseen events found me, on New Years’ Day, 2015, standing at the edge of the Sahara Desert. I stood, gazing, spellbound, over golden canyons radiant with the phantoms of the vegetation that had once thrived there and echoing the voices of peoples who’d traversed… Read more »

Getting Started at AU

You’ve enrolled in your first AU course and you’re looking forward to getting started. The start date is coming up soon and you’re not sure what to expect. Even if you’ve taken university courses before, AU is different from anything else out there. Like many students, you’ll figure out what you need to know as… Read more »

Creative Writing by the Books

I didn’t realize how many creative writing textbooks I have until I started to pull them off the shelf. Most I got through Athabasca University courses, others I’ve purchased, and some were gifted to me from a family friend. It takes time to find a text that works for you, one that speaks to you…. Read more »

Politically Bereft – For Want of Good Schooling

I know it’s only one of many factors, but I’m wondering if the American education system being seriously in decline helped Donald Trump convince so many working-class voters that he would work for their interests? What if I’d told Mr. Jamieson, my grade 11 political science teacher, that I believed a Republican would honour a… Read more »

Women of Interest – Katharine Burr Blodgett

Katharine Burr Blodgett was born January 10, 1898, in Schenectady, New York, and died there on October 12, 1979. In 1926 Blodgett was the first woman to be awarded a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge. Following the completion of her master’s degree she was hired by General Electric as a research scientist,… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events – Upcoming AU Related Events

Business Undergraduate Info Session Monday, August 28, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU’s Faculty of Business https://business.athabascau.ca/event-details/business-undergraduate-information-session3-copy-2-copy/ register online at above link

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group New AU students post questions ranging from using ProctorU for exams to balancing work and school. Group admin encourages all questions! Other posts include the SOCI 365 final, outlining education on a résumé, and Ontario’s free tuition program. reddit Attention BGS grads and almost-grads: user lstrickland27 seeks feedback on the 3-yr BGS… Read more »

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

Scholarship name: Driver Training Annual Scholarship Sponsored by: DrivingTest.ca (link) Deadline: September 15, 2017 Potential payout: $1000 Eligibility restriction: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (high school, trade school, college, or university) in Canada or the US. What’s required: An e-mail with your contact and school info, along with a maximum 1000-word… 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 • Aug 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for Oct • Sept 4: AU and AUSU closed for Labour Day • Sep 10: Deadline to register in… Read more »