Vol. 26 Iss. 17

Volume 26, Issue 17 - 04/27/2018

Not with a Bang, but a Whimper

No trumpets sounded when I submitted the very last assignment for the very last course of my AU degree program.  Silence again when the final marks were posted for the course and my AU transcript preview dropped its last “In Progress” notation. Finishing the requirements for my degree should fill me with elation.  So why… Read more »

The Fit Student—When Loved Ones Die

You’re preparing for a test and you get a phone call.  Your loved one has died.  Now what?  Well, you could mourn at the funeral.  The funeral ends, but the heartache lasts.  I find a better solution is to listen to the Long Island psychic, Theresa Caputo. The psychic says do rituals to heal your… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student

As an AU student, you might be tasked with having to feed, not just yourself, but family and perhaps roommates as well.  Preparing meals day in and day out, you might become fatigued at brainstorming new inspirations for recipes and, of course, having to bring those ideas to life.  We call this the chef’s block… Read more »

The Study Dude—Exam Focus? Get Fit!

Do you want to focus like Superman during exams?  Well, focus works the brain like windshield wipers works windows.  But you focus clearest without the pigeon’s package.  So, start wiping!  Or, better yet, exercise. Elie Venezky, author of Hack Your Brain, says, “Focus is a muscle, and you can build it” (as cited in https://www.fastcompany.com/3050123/8-ways-to-improve-your-focus). … Read more »

Dear Barb—Communication Breakdown

Dear Barb: I have been with my girlfriend for three years and we got along great, for the most part, but recently we started arguing a lot.  I think it might be time to end the relationship.  We don’t seem to agree on anything, even watching a movie is becoming stressful.  We don’t like the… Read more »

Editorial—April Cruels

April hasn’t been a good month this year.  First we had the accident in Humboldt, SK that lit up the news media across the nation, and just recently, the van attack that took place in Toronto, ON.  Both very different tragedies, one of negligence, the other, far too deliberate in nature. What they have in… Read more »

Wickedly Good Times

Sometimes, there is nothing like saying you are done with something—or someone.  Sometimes, it feels good to quit.  Sometimes, the only way to feel better is to indulge in something decadent.  And, sometimes, the only way to get your good vibes back is to do something you probably shouldn’t. I don’t recommend robbing a bank,… Read more »

Translating Good Intentions

After what has felt like the longest winter, it is finally feeling like spring.  It turned spring-like a few weeks ago, too, only to have another snowfall warning, which lived up to its name.  Now, I love winter, but this year those “it isn’t April it is really January 104th” felt all too real.  The… 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 The Use and Abuse of Paraphrases and Quotations in Academic Writing Mon, April 30, 2:00 to 3:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Graduate Studies fgs.athabascau.ca/news/presentations/… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU FaceBook Group Amanda shares her celebratory feelings about finishing the last exam for her BHR/LR program; way to go, Amanda!  Avital seeks recommendations for PSYC courses.  Chanelle wonders what happens if she withdraws from a course while on OSAP; one responder suggests there’s a one-time grace for a withdrawal. Other posts include the BGS… 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 »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Academic Excellence Award Sponsored by:  Global Teletherapy Deadline:  May 15, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be enrolled in a college, university, or graduate school for the 2018-2019 academic year, be in good academic standing, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. What’s required:  An e-mail containing contact and… Read more »