Vol. 25 Iss. 07

Volume 25 Issue 7 - 02/17/2017

Minds We Meet – Interviewing Students Like You!

Dakota Soares was homeschooled until Grade 12. His educational path has been geared to earning a degree at AU. So, he started taking courses in high school to eventually start classes at AU. Last September, he signed up for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems. For his day jobs, he raises… Read more »

The Lonely Social Student

Facebook’s now a landmark for student cash, clubs, and contests. Let me clarify. Do you have a research project and need to solicit research participants for interviews? Do you want to start an academic club or debate team? Or do you want to sell tutoring services? If you flinched at any of these questions, then… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Cover Up!

What makes books sell? The covers, partly. And what makes your essays nab great first impressions? The covers. We all know that presentations?not just cover pages?rank high when visual eye-candy gets served. We tend to love slideshows of optical illusions, but loathe screens stuffed with bullet points?especially when the speakers? words and the text don’t… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Improves Your Odds

As my recovery from a fall on an icy sidewalk drags on, I’ve learned a few things. At the risk of being too clever by half, let’s call them the Five A’s. Alone. As much as some of us (okay, it’s me) value time spent alone, it is absolutely impossible to get through this life… Read more »

Dear Barb – Roomie Reservations

Dear Barb: Hi, I am in my last year of high school and have been applying to universities and colleges. Last week I received my first acceptance letter from at a topnotch university and will be living in residence at least for the first year. I know that AU is a distance university, but I… Read more »

Editorial – A Turn for the Worse

My reading lately has taken a turn for the worse. By that I mean I find my attention caught by stories of impending doom and gloom. And no, I’m not just talking about the endless parade of news stemming from the U.S. President’s office. I mean I’m reading about the coming of AI and automation… Read more »

To Whitey on the Moon – (An Open Letter to Elon Musk)

Dear Mr. Musk, First of all, kudos to you for acquiring so much knowledge, money, and power! And luck had nothing to do with it; you focused and worked bloody hard, and it paid off big time. I’ll bet you’re really excited about the future right now. You probably feel like you’re standing on the… Read more »

The Gummy-Bear Method for Motivation

Motivation tricks are the little games we play to cajole ourselves into persevering through a disagreeable task. Some days, students have no problem getting through several hours of solid studying while, on other days, every minute buried in a textbook seems like eternal agony. AU student Amanda Gillis recently posted a photo of her newly-adopted… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name: RBC Students Leading Change Scholarship Sponsored by: Royal Bank Deadline: February 28, 2017, 3:00pm EST Potential payout: $10,000 Eligibility restriction: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, be enrolled full-time in a degree or diploma program at a Canadian university or college, and have a GPA equivalent to a 75% average. See… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events – Upcoming AU-related Events

Creating a winning 3MT in 3 steps Tuesday, February 21, 1:00 to 2:00pm MST Online Hosted by AU’s Faculty of Graduate Studies http://fgs.athabascau.ca/news/presentations/ e-mail fgseducation@athabascau.ca to register Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) Information Session Wednesday, February 22, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU’s Faculty of Business http://business.athabascau.ca/event-details/doctorate-business-administration-dba-information-session-3/ register online at the above… Read more »

Women of Interest – Nancy Wake

Nancy Wake was born August 30, 1912, in Wellington, New Zealand and died August 7, 2011, in London, England. Wake became a prominent woman in the French Resistance movement during World War II, and one of the most decorated heroines of the war. Between 1940 and 1943 she saved hundreds of Allied soldiers and downed… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Kelly seeks help deciding between her final two choices for tablet/reader. Lynette asks for feedback on COMP 210. Anna seeks student feedback on a BA in Women and Gender Studies. Other posts include a Calgary study group, Australian weather, the AU crest, and courses ACCT 253, HRMT 322, and PSYC 200. Twitter… 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 – Feb 15: February degree requirements deadline – Feb 16: AUSU Council Meeting – Feb 28: Deadline to apply for course extension for April – Mar 10: Deadline… Read more »