Vol. 26 Iss. 02

Volume 26, Issue 02 - 01/12/2018

Meeting the Minds—Dr. Hugh Notman

Dr. Hugh Notman is Associate Dean of Learning Technologies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology.  How did you find AU? Why did you choose it? AU found me if I am honest.  It was eleven years ago.  I was looking for a faculty position.  I had just… Read more »

Council Connection

The AUSU monthly meeting, held on December 12, 2017, was the last council meeting of the year and the marathon meeting—almost three hours long—dealt with some weighty topics that affected AU students.  All councillors were present except Amanda Lipinski, who was absent due to a scheduled vacation. Council unanimously approved November’s minutes, and the action… Read more »

The Fit Student—Danica Patrick’s Abs

New Year’s has just passed.   Now imagine your next ten years.   Will you sport an Indie 500 pinup body or a Papa John’s Pizza belly? I’m a fan of Danica Patrick.   Her abs, that is.   Okay, and her racing. Papa loves races.   He buys sports cars, tweaking mufflers so they rev with “bite.”  He even… Read more »

Course Exam—Psychology 290

According to the syllabus, PSYC 290 (General Psychology) is a three-credit introductory psychology course that follows PSYC 289 (Psychology as a Natural Science). PSYC 290 “provides an introduction to behavioural areas of study” and shares the same textbook as PSYC 289, covering the entire second half. General Psychology is comprised of ten units, five graded… Read more »

The Study Dude—Yesterday’s Insanity

Today’s critical thinking once sounded crazy.  Would Elvis have considered today’s options for gender?  That he could become a woman who loves women but identifies as a man?   A product of critical thought, stemming from feminist theory on gender. So, what’s wrong with critical thinking?  In my view, critical thought has a victim mindset.  A… Read more »

Dear Barb—Another, Years Older

Dear Barb: I’m in my mid-twenties and a few months ago I began seeing a man who is twenty years older than me.  He is divorced and has a daughter a couple of years younger than me. I have not met her, but I hope to soon. I haven’t introduced John to my parents yet,… Read more »

Interview Ready

When I’m preparing for countless interviews, I know to be interview ready because one interview varies greatly from the other.  Heading to a meeting with someone you’ve never met before is both intimidating and stressful.  Despite your fears however, an upcoming job interview need not send you into a sweaty panic.  Planning and organization are… Read more »

Editorial—Convocation Consternation

Did you know that AU is changing how they do convocation?  I didn’t, not until the letter I received earlier this week showed up in my inbox. (See this week’s letter to the editor, or just look up a page if you’re reading the PDF.) For those unaware, convocation at AU has, over the last… Read more »

New Year, New Start

2018 is just around the corner, and when this article is out it will already be here.  I am not one to make New Year’s resolutions but I do like the idea of a fresh start.  The bookkeeping year is over (almost) and the final exam for that is looming in April.  While, it is… Read more »

Unwrapping a Fresh New Year

A fresh new year is intoxicating.   In the last days of the old year, the new year sits there, like an unwrapped present.   You don’t know what the package holds, but you know it’s full of promise. Last year started full of promise, too, but we’re ready to discard it.   We eagerly await the new… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AUSU Council Meeting Mon, January 15, 5:30 to 7:30 MST Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/january-council-meeting-2/ No pre-registration required; e-mail admin@ausu.org for meeting package Online MBA Info Session Tues, January 16, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/online-mba-executives-information-session-5/ Register online at above link The Research Itinerary Series – Session 5:… 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 Jan 15: February degree requirements deadline Jan 15: AUSU Council Meeting Jan 26: Call for Nominations Opens for AUSU Election Jan 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for Mar Feb 9:… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Chris sparks off a lively discussion about students who complete a course each month rather than taking multiple courses over several months.  Allison seeks to connect with other Political Science majors, while Megan is looking for others taking a degree in Human Services. Other posts include APA style, favourite courses, contacting ProctorU,… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Sponsored by:  Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program Deadline:  February 1, 2018 Potential payout:  up to $28,000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, planning to or studying toward their first university degree or diploma in September 2018, and have been involved in volunteer humanitarian activities.   See… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Karl, Can the Voice help gauge the importance to AU’s broad student body of having reliable and accurate information about the dates and timing of the annual convocation ceremonies at an early date? Would knowing with certainty by the beginning of the calendar year make a difference in whether an out-of-province student will decide to… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student

For a caffeine degenerate like me, I always wished there was a natural substitute for caffeine.  Although there isn’t any perfect substitute, over the years I’ve found some ways to help me beat the afternoon slump without resorting to Starbucks.  As a busy AU student, my philosophy is that caffeine should be a last resort… Read more »