Vol. 26 Iss. 20

Volume 26, Issue 20 - 05/18/2018

Minds We Meet—Darcie Fleming

Darcie Fleming is a second-year undergraduate student at Athabasca University enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program.  She is a councillor in the Athabasca University Students’ Union, a wife, and a mom.  After three decades of work and experience in the non-profit sector, Fleming chose to return to school with the eventual goal… Read more »

The Fit Student—Fast and FuriousFast-Diet

What if the stars in Fast and Furious fasted and got gym fury?  No head on collisions.  Better brain health (for acing exams).  Better body builds too. I once went from obese to frail by fasting.  I ate less than 600 calories daily for years.  My skin paled.  My eyes zombie-zoned.  But once I began… Read more »

Council Connection—May 10, 2018 Meeting

New Council, new rules.  The meeting started at 6:30pm, an hour later than it used to start, on a Thursday, not a Tuesday.  Twelve councillors were present, while councillor Julian Teterenko was absent with regrets.  A roll call helped to put names to some of the voices that would be heard throughout the meeting. After… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Cast Iron Primer

I had another moment recently that called for kitchen inspiration.  Specifically, in the spring and summer, grilling on an outdoor barbeque can be a headache (literally, for those with pollen allergies).  While browsing the shelves at HomeSense, I picked up a cast iron grill that has opened up endless possibilities for summer meal preparations.  Whether… Read more »

The Study Dude—Exam Prep Tips

Tiny tricks help you ace exams.  For instance, memorizing textbook facts word-for-word can get the A.  Also, studying steadily can psyche you into clear-headedness come exam time.  And avoiding lazy profs can get you better grades.  But the master exam hack?  Get prior years’ exams. Let’s delve further into the above tricks: First, exams might… Read more »

Dear Barb—Neat Freak

Dear Barb: You know those hoarding shows on TV; well my mom is the opposite.  She is a super neat freak.  She cleans the house constantly.  Mom dusts and vacuums the entire house every day! As soon as any of us put a dish down she is right there putting it in the dishwasher and… Read more »

Editorial—The Shell Game

This week, our feature article is an interview of new AUSU Councillor Darcie Fleming.  Find out more about this second year AU undergraduate student and how she relates Faust and Vermont.  (Hint: It’s not the way that I would.) Also this week, we have the full report of the latest Council meeting including the final… Read more »

Clearing the Clutter—Making Space for Creativity

By the time my AU studies wrapped up in April, my office space was a disaster zone.  An explosion of textbooks covered every available surface, mingling with a backlog of books and magazines languishing in to-be-read piles.  Writing projects, research materials, and photography equipment added to the chaos, along with the inevitable piles of filing,… Read more »

A Valued Life

Living life in harmony with a value system creates a strong foundation for a meaningful life.  Fostering your own personal values gives you a guideline you can refer to in all situations.  Think of your values as priorities—a code of ethics to live by.  Values can drive behaviour and provide structure and purpose in conducting… Read more »

Inbox Chaos

There was a time when I didn’t organize my email inbox.  Email came in, got read, and piled up right there.  Nothing (almost) was deleted, nothing was filed into other folders, nothing was flagged.  If I wanted to find something I just did a search. However, while my personal email remains a state of chaos,… 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 »

AU-Thentic Events

MBA in Hockey Management Info Session Tues, May 22, 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-5/ Register online at above link Psychology Resources Library Orientation Wed, May 23, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration required Online MBA Application Workshop Thurs, May 24,… Read more »

Letter to the Editor—Re: Cover Issue of 2617

Hi Karl. I totally get what you were trying to go with in the picture (especially now that I have read your explanation), however it is an off-putting picture. It didn’t stop me from reading the articles, but my mind went to “ew that’s gross!” and yes, the puppy appears cute, if you could see… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  4‑H First Generation Scholarship Sponsored by:  4-H Canada and The Coca-Cola Foundation Deadline:  May 31, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian residents, be 4-H members, be starting or returning to post-secondary education in September 2018, have a GPA of at least 3.0 or equivalent, and demonstrate financial need.  Additionally,… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Elli makes a comparison of getting a degree to getting a wax; painfully true!  Dustin asks for feedback on studying languages at AU; several students share their experiences.  Kish seeks clarification on whether to book exams with ProctorU or AU first; most responders say ProctorU first, but Kerri says for ProctorU exams,… Read more »