Vol. 26 Iss. 21

Volume 26, Issue 21 - 05/25/2018

Minds We Meet—Christine Hudder

Christine Hudder is an Athabasca University Students’ Union Councillor living in Quadeville, Ontario.  Hudder is a wife and the mother of her two boys, Corbyn and Atticus.  She works as the Managing Editor for a weekly newspaper and volunteers with the 1st Madawaska Valley Scouts.  Also, Hudder has earned several awards for her writing.  How… Read more »

The Study Dude—Star Students Squeeze in Fun

Did you bomb at school because you danced the boogie-woogie?  Camped instead of crammed?  And sipped lattes instead of studied periodic tables?  And, why not?  After all, top students can squeeze in fun. Sadly, I squeezed in too much fun.  But not during my undergrad.  During my undergrad, I took three measly classes a semester. … Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student

Regardless of where you hail from, there’s bound to be a stuffed-pocket type of food item on the menu. In the simplest terms dumplings are dough wrapped around a delicious filling. While the first images of dumplings that come to mind might be Asian, dumpling dishes exist around the world in all shapes, flavors and… Read more »

The Fit Student—How to Get a Batman Bod

There’s a way to get a Batman or Cat Woman bod in no time: pluck a local waitress out of one of the busiest lounges, or a knuckle dragger from a weightlifting gym, then just suit them up.  But better yet, knuckle down yourself—with high intensity interval training. Once, I had a Batman bod.  It… Read more »

Course Exam—MATH 409

MATH 409 (Number Theory) is a course in elementary number theory, the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties of numbers, including such things as divisibility, prime numbers, modular arithmetic, quadratic congruences, Pythagorean triples, the theorems, conjectures, definitions and lemmas that permit exploration of these topics, and more.  This course is a three-credit upper level… Read more »

In Conversation—with Emay Holmes

Houston’s Emay Holmes found his calling as a singer-songwriter while deployed with the US Navy in the Arabian Gulf, not suspecting that he had any musical talent until the long solitary hours at sea prompted him to start putting his thoughts to music.  Since returning from deployment in December of last year he’s been working… Read more »

Dear Barb—Permanent Changes

Dear Barb: A very dear family member recently died and his death was a traumatic event for the entire family.  The day following, a close friend of mine dropped by.  As soon as she came in I told her about the death; she said she had heard about it, and then continued talking about herself… Read more »

Editorial-Destination Unknown

Continuing through our look at the new Council, our feature article this week has us talking to Christine Hudder from Ontario who first got involved with students’ association back in her traditional college in North Bay. Now she’s looking to develop student engagement specifically looking toward some interesting contests and prizes. And speaking of contests… Read more »

The Vital Brain

Maintaining a clear brain for studying and learning is vital to getting the most out of your education.  So, when brain fog and lethargy become an all too familiar experience, it may be time to examine your diet.  Study the food you’ve been eating and begin to clear the fog with healthier foods and supplements… Read more »

Conscious Spending

Buying new furniture can be an exciting or frustrating experience.  For us, lately, it has been frustrating.  It started with the purchase of a new appliance, a stove.  We spent time making sure we were picking the one we wanted as we had waited years to upgrade and we didn’t want to have to do… 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 Sarah seeks input to help her decide between PHIL 333 or 337; so far 333 is winning in the responses.  New student Amber seeks feedback on a spectrum of courses to help boost her GPA for grad school applications.  Bill Angela discovers that an online exam problem on a holiday Monday means… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Student Essay Contest Sponsored by:  Fraser Institute Deadline:  June 1, 2018 Potential payout:  $1500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be either studying in Canada, or Canadian students studying abroad, at the high school or post-secondary level.  See full eligibility criteria. What’s required:  An online application, along with a 1000-1500 word essay on the impact… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Ottawa-Gatineau Meet and Greet Fri, May 25, 5:30 to 8:30 pm EDT Boston Pizza, 179 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau QC In person Hosted by AUSU www.facebook.com/events/170291843625989/ No pre-registion required; see above link for details MBA Info Session – Edmonton Mon, May 28, 12:00 to 1:30 pm MDT World Trade Centre, 9990 Jasper Ave, Suite 600… Read more »