Vol. 26 Iss. 16

Volume 26, Issue 16 - 04/20/2018

The Fit Student—Cycling Tips

Want a student-friendly way to blast to class and back?  Tired of standing at the bus, getting snow kicked in your face by motorists?  Then jump on the environmental bandwagon: the bicycle. Cyclists live fit and healthy but carry their share of road rage tales.  I have many scary cycling stories, too. For instance, I… Read more »

Music Review—Todd O’Keefe

Album: Salvador Artist: Todd O’Keefe On February 5th, Todd O’Keefe released his latest album, Salvador.  Nailing down a genre for O’Keefe is challenging.  Using experience based on a past in the music industry and the amount of talent he has worked with, Todd has created a sound all his own.  With guitar stylings similar to… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student

My father used to say, “eating is about fooling the mouth and pleasing the tummy”.  In other words, good food should be palatable but healthy at the same time.  Typically, healthier dieting options aren’t always a taste bud pleaser.  Luckily, since I’ve discovered the secret to maximizing one’s diet with Vietnamese rice paper, I have… Read more »

The Study Dude—Win A Grades with Tricks

Do you dance like Michael Jackson to Wii games?  Do you cycle like Lance Armstrong after doping?  Well, whatever you do well, do the same with studies. Learning how to win A-grades takes time and tricks.  To get the A’s, we need to master mnemonics, reading strategies, exam tips, and note-taking skills. But how do… Read more »

Course Exam-Math 309

MATH 309 (Discrete Mathematics) is a three-credit mathematics course that explains the methods of discrete mathematics, which are useful (and in most cases mandatory) for students in computer science programs.  This course has two courses listed as possible prerequisites, which include MATH 209 (Finite Mathematics) or MATH 270 (Linear Algebra I).  Though if students use… Read more »

Dear Barb—GoFundYourself

Dear Barb: Hi, I have a friend who started a GoFundMe page to raise money to self publish a book she is writing. It is an autobiography which she says will be an inspiration to others. I know her story and I believe it will be an inspiration, but I don’t want to contribute to… Read more »

Editorial—Minds we Move on to

When I first took up the role of editor here at The Voice Magazine, one of the things I wanted to do was increase the amount of student related (as opposed to merely student written) content.  To that end, I did a number of general interest interviews with tutors at AU and started the Meeting… Read more »

Survival in the Garret—Gimme Shelter

Finding suitable housing on a low budget can be an adventure in itself, and an abode needn’t be expensive to satisfy your need for comfort, safety, privacy, health, and beauty. Being a distance learner opens you up to a vast realm of possibilities.  Because you can access coursework and tutors online and your materials can… Read more »

Writing Strategies

According to the Collins Gage Canadian Paperback Dictionary, an essay is “a literary composition on a certain subject, a written theme assigned as an exercise.” Writing essays is a major part of university assignments, particularly English courses. ‘Therefore, knowing how to go about writing a clear, concise, well-crafted essay will take you far in any… Read more »

Walking Away

It has been about a month since I made the choice to take a step back from school, after having decided to apply for the Masters program.  When I mentally withdrew I felt relief.  A weight was lifted from my shoulders and I felt like I was able to focus on my chosen career path. … Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  1800wheelchair Scholarship Fund Sponsored by:  1-800wheelchair.ca Deadline:  May 1, 2018 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be enrolled in an undergrad program at an accredited Canadian college or university and have a GPA of at least 3.0. What’s required:  A mailed application including contact info and a statement or transcript showing GPA,… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

MBA in Hockey Management Info Session Tues, April 24, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/executive-mba-business-hockey-info-session-5pm-mst-online-4/ Register online at above link Online MBA Info Session Wed, April 25, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/online-mba-executives-information-session-7/ Register online at above link Writing for Publication… 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 15: May degree requirements deadline Apr 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for June May 10: Deadline to register in a course starting June 1 May 15: June degree requirements… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group The winter uglies invaded the group, with group moderators having to step in to delete or suspend comments when discussions became heated.  Kazzlow is curious if any students have graduated with a GPA of 3.7 or higher; many report that they have or soon will.  Mer seeks tips on exam invigilation outside… Read more »

Council Connection—Out with the Old, In with the New

At 5:30pm the last meeting of the 2016-2018 AUSU Council convened.  With the new Council being sworn in and the previous council there to have their final meeting, the teleconference was packed.  Still, the meeting ran smoothly, with the Councillors elect all mostly maintaining their silence until they were called upon to take office. But,… Read more »

Money out the Window

Every student agrees that education is expensive, but not every student is prepared to do anything about it.  Twice each year, AUSU doles out thousands of dollars in scholarships, but only a small number of students bother to apply.  AUSU can’t give you this money—even if you are the best qualified—unless you get your application… Read more »