Vol. 26 Iss. 13

Volume 26, Issue 13 - 03/30/2018

Talking Sports Literature—with Dr. Angie Abdou

The topic of sports has been on people’s minds lately, with the current NHL hockey season ramping up for the playoffs as well as the recent Olympic and Paralympic games in PyeongChang.  In Part two of our interview with AU’s Creative Writing professor, Dr. Angie Abdou, she talks about her upcoming books that combine her… Read more »

The Fit Student—Celebrities with Low Self Esteem

Cocaine.  Womanizing.  Kardashian egos.  No wonder celebrities struggle with self-esteem.  But what about self-esteem for a greeter at Walmart, doomed to no Hollywood stars on the Walk of Fame? Today at the mall, I went window-shopping.  A boutique store-clerk looked at me, horrified, brushing off my chitchat, rushing me out the door.  When I looked… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Four Exotic and Strange Eats

Are you an adventurous foodie?  Do you enjoy ethnic cuisines and are not afraid to make a statement with the food you’re eating?  Then this article is for you!  Having travelled the globe to seek out authentic palette pleasers, I wanted to share some of the most unique food I’ve had from around the world…. Read more »

The Creative Spark—Wing it On Stage

Ever start a speech with a sudden faceplant?  If so, you’ve wobbled into the world of improv! Improv requires acting on the spot—without any scripts.  Improv also teaches teamwork, risk-taking, inner-critic blocking, and desire-awareness says Kate Goodman in her book, Improvisation for the Spirit: Live a More Creative, Spontaneous, and Courageous Life Using the Tools… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 272 (Data Structures and Algorithms)

COMP 272 (Data Structures and Algorithms) is a three-credit computer science course that builds on the concepts introduced in COMP 268 (Introduction to Computer Programming in Java) or COMP 206 (Introduction to Computer Programming in C++) and shows how to use data structures as tools to design computer programs that will cope with the complexity… Read more »

Dear Barb—Bank On It

Dear Barb: My husband and I have been married for three years and I just found out he has a bank account that I did not know anything about.  I discovered it when I went on the computer to check our mutual bank account.  I noticed in the bookmarks there was a link to a… Read more »

Rejections for the Win

Rejection can be paralyzing.  The thought of putting yourself out there to only be turned away can be enough to stop you from wanting to try.  But, what is the worst that can happen? You ask, they say no.  But, if you don’t ask, you are rejecting yourself. Sending creative work to magazines, contests, agents,… Read more »

Fifteen Easy Steps to Organization

When life gets busy, life becomes messy.  Small items start to go missing and time is wasted searching for keys, phone chargers, and clothes.  While organizing your living space may seem like a chore, doing so can bring about a great sense of peace and a surge of new creative energy.  Time is also no… Read more »

Not My March

Can someone, anyone, tell me why I should #MarchForOurLives? Last month, unspeakable evil visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  A gunman stole seventeen souls from their loved ones, cruelly, needlessly, malevolently.  Hearts were broken as Americans witnessed this horrific drama play itself out in the news media.  And then, as these things… Read more »

Editorial—Editorial Control

Dr. Angie Abdou is our feature once again this week, but this time we look at her take on a genre of writing that’s just starting to get some serious academic study, Sports Literature. And while it’s a really good read, my time this week has more been taken up with another piece in this… Read more »

Spring Brain Cleaning

Spring has arrived—by the calendar at least.  Here in the easternmost reaches of Ontario, the landscape looks more wintry than spring-like.  The ground is blanketed with snow and there is not a crocus nor a green bud to be seen.  The only sure signs of spring are the presence of a few bewildered robins and… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Alisha of Calgary wonders if she can use ProctorU or if she must go to the exam centre; the good news is she has choice.  Bill Angela questions whether a supplementary exam will be the same or different than the original and is relieved to learn it will be different.  Gwenyth seeks… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Business Undergrad Info Session Tues, April 3, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/business-undergraduate-information-session-3/ Register online at above link AUSU Advocacy Facebook Live Event Tues, April 3, 5:30 to 6:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/facebook-live-event-7/ no pre-registration required AU Open House Wed, April 4, 10:00 to 11:00… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Would atheists believe that April 1 is “Atheist Day”?  Here’s a peek at some articles on the subject of atheism: Ethical Anarchy 101.  Writer b.e. hydomako, who sometimes thinks the world is a projection of some malfunctioning machine, argues for the untangling of ethics from religion.  “It should be the responsibility of each of us… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  The Irene Adler Prize for Women Writers Sponsored by:  Lucas Aykroyd Deadline:  April 30, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 USD Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be female, a citizen of Canada or the U.S., and pursuing an undgrad or grad degree in journalism, creative writing, or literature at a recognized Canadian or U.S. institution in… 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 Apr 03: Facebook Live Event Apr 04: Edmonton Meet & Greet Event Apr 10: Deadline to register in a course starting May 1 Apr 10: Council Changeover Meeting Apr 15: May degree… Read more »