Vol. 25 Iss. 44

Volume 25, Issue 44 - 11/10/2017

Several yellow pencils on diagonal and parallel to each other on white

The Time is Right to Write for the Voice!

It’s an exciting time at The Voice!  For 25 years The Voice has published a quality magazine for and by AU students.  This month, with the fresh look of its website, The Voice is drawing more attention and more readers.  As an AU student, you might be thinking, “How can I be a part of… Read more »

The Study Dude—Gone with the Words

Learn how to paint words—in your writing, life, and dreams.  Creative people think thoughts as vivid as movies, says author Barbara Baig (2015).  So, daydream Gone with the Wind in words.  But first, study your dreams. Once, I awoke during a dream, but the dream kept playing.  So, I quietly watched the dream like a… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Gourmet Student Meals

Last month, I wrote an article describing five different instant noodle brands.  You might be thinking, “I can do better than instant noodles” and you absolutely can.  So this week we bring you the best of traditional starving-student meals with a twist.  For AU students juggling between full-time work, family, and postsecondary, it’s a wonder… Read more »

The Fit Student—Last Swallow of Sweet Potato Pie

The day Papa dies marks the day my telomeres shrink. But let’s backtrack. Daily, I munch flaxseed, fruits, veggies, bran, and beans—yes, fiber.  (Fiber-bombs scrub small intestines in ways worthy of bowl-selfies.)   I sleep 8 ½ hours, weightlift, shadow-box, and eat like David Suzuki fasting after a Burger King binge.  Despite all that, nausea and… Read more »

From Where I Sit—Unpack and Examine

“Warm, funny…unbearably moving.”  Such is just some of the high praise for Fredrik Backman’s debut novel, A Man Called Ove.   Like one of life’s sweetest surprises, I stumbled on this book entirely by accident.  During a visit to the Canmore library I checked out the book sale rack.  I was drawn to the book’s somewhat… Read more »

Dear Barb—Cheating Tricks

Dear Barb: My husband and I’ve been married ten years.  A couple years ago he had an affair while we were going through a bad time in our marriage.  He was very sorry and begged for another chance.  I’ve tried to forgive him to make our marriage work—we have two young children.  But it’s been… Read more »

Survival in the Garret, Part 3

  The long, international tradition of starving artisthood has already brought you a list of general tips for surviving on a shoestring as well as advice on how to eat well and decorate your learning (and living) space. Today we tell you how to look like a member of the counterculture. Which counterculture, you ask?… Read more »

Book Review: War Horse

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo Egmont: 2017 ISBN 978 1 4052 2666 0 On September 19, 1914, my grandfather enlisted in the 3rd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and headed off to war.  In addition to volunteering, he offered his horse for military service.  According to family lore, my grandfather wanted to serve with… Read more »

Surgery and an MA

A while back I wrote an article that outlined the odd way my educational journeys begin.  When I started kindergarten, I did so with a broken leg. When I made the decision to go back to school for my Bachelor of Arts, I did so while laid up on the couch with a reconstructed ankle… Read more »

Editorial—That’s Classified

Not many students seem to know that we have classified advertisement space available for free.  If you’ve got textbooks you want to get rid of, or perhaps you’re looking for someone to buy them from, it certainly can’t hurt to let us know here at The Voice Magazine.  Up to fifty words and we’ll even… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  iGotcha Digital Excellence Scholarship Sponsored by:  iGotcha Deadline:  December 1, 2017 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian or US residents and must be enrolled at a college or university. What’s required:  An online application form.  After a screening process, applicants will be given the topic for a 500-word essay. Tips: … 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 14: AUSU Council Meeting Nov 15: December degree requirements deadline Nov 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Jan Dec 8: Deadline to register in a course starting Jan 1… Read more »

Women of Interest—Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910, under the name of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, in Uskup, Kosovo Vilayet, and died September 5, 1997, in Calcutta, West Bengal, India.  Her father died when she was eight years old, leaving Teresa and her sister.  She left home at the age of eighteen and never saw her… Read more »

Canadian Science News

Format of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee A press release from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada said, “When Canada’s scientists have the best support to meet their needs, whether new labs and equipment, access to funding, or opportunities to collaborate with their research peers or train new generations of students—they are able to pursue… Read more »

Student Sizzle-Following What’s Hot around AU Social Media Sites

AthaU Facebook Group  Kari is stymied by references to “T.P.” in her PSYC 388 text; responses suggest it likely means Transpersonal Psychology (and not Toilet Paper.)  Miranda is concerned that a mandatory course continues to be unavailable; suggestions include contacting the course coordinator for alternates. Other posts include transfers to a non-AU program, AU’s Master… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events—Upcoming AU Related Events

AUSU Council Meeting Tues, November 14, 5:30 to 7:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/november-council-meeting-2/ No pre-registration required; e-mail admin@ausu.org for meeting package   Online MBA Info Session Wed, November 15, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/online-mba-executives-information-session-10am-mst-nov-15/ register online at above link   Revising a Dissertation for… Read more »

Classified Advertisement – Catharsis

This is a journey speaking of womanhood of love of pain of loss of heartbreak. It is a collection Of all things I wish I could have said, But was too afraid. This is a release of emotion A catharsis. Available now at Amazon.com