Vol. 25 Iss. 43

Volume 25, Issue 43 - 11/03/2017

Minds we Meet – Interviewing Students Like You!

CaraLee MacLean is a first year student at AU working towards her Bachelor of Commerce with a degree in Accounting.  She currently resides in her hometown Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, a village known for its logging and lumber industry and as the Gateway to Mount Carleton Provincial Park.  Why did you choose AU for your… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Focus Vault

At a recent conference, speaker Curt Steinhorst’s keynote address was called Thriving in the Age of Distraction.  He’s a talented guy that I’ve had the pleasure of hearing before, and this time was no exception.  Not only is his material fact-based, but he offers simple solutions to keep this from being “just another speech.” Regrettably,… Read more »

The Fit Student – Compassion

Did you ever get denied an empty seat taken by a “ghost”?  Or open doors for strangers who soak you with love or sock you with anger?   Whatever the woe, tame that temper. Take scenario one—love: As I walked past a storefront, a middle-aged woman appeared in the parking lot.  Her shoulders slouched.  Her strides… Read more »

Dear Barb – To Serve or Protect

Dear Barb: My sister and I each have two children.  Mine are 10 and 12 and hers are 16 and 18.  We have always had different ways of raising them: I am a very protective parent, while my sister is more relaxed.  We’ve had an ongoing debate about whether a parent should shield their children… Read more »

The Fluidity of Success

Success can be a funny thing.  We tend to think, “Once I get to this specific point I will have succeeded, and then I will be happy.”  But the idea of success tends to morph and change the closer we get to realizing one form of it. For example, success could have been starting university. … Read more »

Editorial-The Joys of Free Stuff

Nothing like a contest to make people sit up and take notice.  Case in point, the number of subscribers to the Voice Magazine have more than doubled since AUSU published our contest to win an iPad mini or one of 25 goodie packages of all new Voice Magazine and AUSU swag. But don’t worry, there’s… Read more »

The Big Push

November 1.  This is it—the beginning of the end.  I have six months to complete the requirements for my degree, and I’ve just started my very last course.  Within six months, I’ll submit the final assignment. Breaking the plastic wrap on the final bundle of textbooks, printing out the final study schedule, staring at the… Read more »

Music Review—Non-Places

On September 30th of this year Daniel Barbiero and Cristiano Bocci released their album Non-places.  Barbiero has composed music that has been performed by orchestras such as The Subtle Body Transmission Orchestra and the Greek ensemble.  Bocci has also had a storied music career, starting with guitar and bass and moving to the Theremin and… Read more »

The Study Dude—War on Win-Win

Want the secret to getting an A?  Use simple language sprinkled with big-words.  That’s what the dean I knew did on her ascent to deanship.  Her papers sounded grade-two jammed with jargon.  That way, she didn’t pickle herself as either too stuffy or too stupid. To gather jargon for your essays, use critical theory—any theory. … Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student-Cooking to Impress 101

Have you had your eyes set on a potential partner for the longest time yet they’re unresponsive to your cues? Or maybe you’re in a relationship but you’re wondering what to do to show your affection.  Since the dawn of civilization, cooking and dining has been a way for us to show appreciation—to celebrate and… Read more »

Happy Halloween America—You’re All Addams Family Now!

Congratulations, America! You thought your future was going to look like The Jetsons, or even StarTrek, but, sorry, no.  If we had to pick a classic television series that matched the impending doom of American family life, we’d have to refer to the magnificent Addams Family. The Addams family was modelled on a peculiar seam… 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 any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Nov 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Dec 1 Nov 14: AUSU Council Meeting Nov 15: December degree requirements deadline Nov 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Jan… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  The Dalton Camp Award Sponsored by:  Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Deadline:  December 1, 2017, 8:00pm EST Potential payout:  $10,000, with a second award of $2500 limited to post-secondary students Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents; for the student award, applicants must be enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution. What’s… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – Following What’s Hot Around AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group  Several discussions centre around ProctorU: Kari wonders when 2018 exams can be scheduled because ProctorU doesn’t appear to be taking 2018 bookings yet.  Samantha reports ProctorU couldn’t access her exam at the confirmed scheduled time, leaving her to wait days for resolution.  Liz launches an informal poll in an attempt to zero… Read more »

Canadian Education News

Bragg family Music Education Contributions Mount Allison University said, “The Department of Music at Mount Allison University is celebrating the announcement of a $1-million endowment for the program.  The new funds, announced Oct.  27, will help support performance and experiential learning opportunities for Music students.” John Bragg founded the Bragg Women Music Opportunities Fund.  Bragg… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events-Upcoming AU Related Events

Leadership and Management Development (LMD) Info Session Tues, November 7, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/athabasca-university-leadership-management-development-lmd-information-session-4-2-copy-copy-copy/ register online at above link Manufacturing Management (MMC) Info Session Tues, November 7, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/athabasca-university-manufacturing-management-mmc-information-session-4-2-copy-copy/ register online at above link Building… Read more »

Women of Interest-Indira Ghandi

Indira Gandhi was born November 19, 1917. in India and died October 31, 1984, in New Delhi, India.  She was the first, and, to this day, the only female Prime Minister of India.  She was in office from January 24, 1966 to March 24, 1977 and again January 14, 1980 till her death in 1984. … Read more »