Vol. 26 Iss. 28

Volume 26, Issue 28 - 07/20/2018

Minds We Meet—AUGSA Councillor David Newman

David Albert Newman, Doctoral Student, MBA, MAcc, CPHR Candidate, CertHRM, CPA, CGA, CIA, CPA (IRL), CPA (AU), FCCA (UK), Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) with Distinction is a Councillor in the Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association.  What brought you to AU? I was researching for a business doctoral program that would not require me to move. … Read more »

Dear Barb—Grown Up Too Soon

Dear Barb: I am the oldest of three. My parents have a terrible relationship; they drink excessively and argue constantly.  I worry about my two little sisters. I don’t know how they are going to be able to maintain any kind of a relationship having my parents as their role models. I have had a… Read more »

Book Review—Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8

Book: Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8 Author: Naoki Higashida Translators: KA Yoshida and David Mitchell To a great extent, autism is mysterious disorder.  Its possible causes have been a mystery for a long time and are still being investigated.  Some early psychoanalytic researchers held the view that “refrigerator mothers” were responsible for their… Read more »

The Career Path—Financial Planner

Were you the kid who loved math in kindergarten?  But you also had bundles of friends and could think of new ways of doing things in the future?  And you loved to study?  Then you’re made for a career in financial planning. AU offers an eight-course program to help you become a financial planner: FPSC… Read more »

The Study Dude—Achieve Your Goals

I offer you four lessons to help achieve your goals.  First, don’t give up.  Second, get resourceful.  Third, find the sweet spot.  And lastly, focus on the positive. Let’s break these down further. First, when we strive for goals, what first seems fun grows difficult.  Don’t give up. When I held a gala for charity,… Read more »

Course Exam—ACCT 245

ACCT 245 (Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations) is a three-credit introductory accounting course teaches the basic financial and managerial accounting concepts and how to read and analyze financial statements.  This course is intended to provide managers and potential managers with an overview of the subject of accounting for not-for-profit organizations.  There are no prerequisites… Read more »

In Conversation—with Ruby Velle

Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics is  an Atlanta-based soul ensemble headed by a Canadian female vocalist.  The band has already made a significant contribution to the soul revival by bringing the full flavour of true soul music, bestowing a new sheen with original tunes and unique delivery.  Their single, “My Dear,” sold over a quarter… Read more »

Dear Barb—Slim Shading

Dear Barb: Hi, I read your column every week and love it! Myself and three other girls grew up together and remain good friends.  We are now in our thirties and we have all had weight issues.  We’ve tried various diets and procedures to lose weight and initially the weight comes off, but eventually it… Read more »

Survival in the Garret

Getting from home to class, from class to band practice, and from band practice to your dishwashing job are all necessary to your survival and, to some extent, to your overall happiness.  But being short on funds as well as ecologically conscious necessitates a whole new attitude toward travel—to a mindset that values environment and… Read more »

Reframing Failure

“I failed” can be the hardest statement to admit to ourselves; never mind to say out loud.  But maybe failure isn’t a bad thing.  There is a cliché saying about if we never fail we’ve never tried.  And this statement is true: if we never try something new we can never fail at that task…. Read more »

Editorial—The Bright Side of Lackluster

The Voice Reader Survey for 2018 will be closing soon, and, so far, response has been lackluster, to say the least.  Of course, it’s the middle of summer so that’s not that unexpected, but it was noted that my preferred time for the survey, mid-September to early October, was also about the time when AUSU… Read more »

20 Ways Students can Conserve Electricity

Energy conservation is a hot topic these days.  With a surging global population, rapid inflation, and the consequences of pollution and global warming, now is the time to change how Canadians use electricity in the home.  While we need electricity for day to day living, creating habits to save on electricity is our responsibility for… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Kayla celebrates completing the requirements for her degree after six years of study; woohoo, Kayla!  Paddy invites WGST students to join new Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/1598279140257150. Other posts include HRMT 386 quiz, ACCT 250 versus 253, temporary e-text inaccessibility, and courses COMP 372, FNCE 370, NURS 603, and PSYC 210. Twitter @AthabascaU tweets: … Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Academic Integrity Webinar Tues, July 24, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration required MBA Info Session – Halifax Wed, July 25, 12:00 to 1:30 pm ADT Four Points by Sheraton, 1496 Hollis St, Halifax NS In person Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/mba-information-session-halifax-july2018/ Register online at above… 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 July 12: Public Council Meeting July 16: AUSU 26th Anniversary Aug 9: Public Council Meeting and Town Hall Policy Updates AUSU’s Council and staff have been hard at work updating our policies…. Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  WalletHacks $1,000 Financial Freedom Scholarship Sponsored by:  WalletHacks Deadline:  August 1, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be actively enrolled full-time in an accredited university or college program in Canada or the United States.  (See full eligibility requirements.) What’s required:   An online application form, along with a 1000- to 2000-word essay… Read more »