Vol. 26 Iss. 30

Volume 26, Issue 30 - 08/03/2018

Minds We Meet—Heather DeBoer

Heather DeBoer, BA, B.Ed, M.Ed, Ed.D Student is the Vice President External of the Athabasca University Students’ Graduate Union.  Here we get to know one of our fabulous AUGSA executives. What brought you to AU? My first introduction to the AU community was through my residency within my Doctoral studies.  My cohort provides a tight-knit… Read more »

The Study Dude—Grandiose Goals

Make splashy goals.  You could wax into a star, a professor, a billionaire.  You could get stricken with deadly disease but thrive beyond your 80s.  You could get smacked with mental illness yet wind up a bank’s Chief Technology Officer.  Anything is possible, right?  Yes!  So set grandiose goals! Once I dreamt of hosting a… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Kitchen Appliance Review

As I was casually browsing Amazon for nifty kitchen appliances to add to my stash (and to deal with my chef’s block—the equivalent of writer’s block except one grumbles over the next meal to create), I found a surprising number of highly rated tools to reignite my love for cooking. I decided to buckle down… Read more »

The Fit Student—Fitness Over 40

Fashion your figure after Farrah Fawcett beyond your fortieth birthday.  Yes, strut like a six-million-dollar woman.  Doesn’t matter if you’ve beefed up 200 pounds.  Just glance at me.  I once plunked my 180-pound beefcake on a dead-tired weigh-scale.  Now I tuck my tees into size two pants, fleshed out with leaner muscles by the minute…. Read more »

Course Exam—APST 340

APST 340 (Advanced Structures) is a three-credit, upper-level architecture course that will familiarize the student with the detailed considerations of structural design, including quantitative load, stress and strain analysis, structural member design, and most importantly, the requirements set by the codes on design and construction of different types of structures.  The scope of this course… Read more »

Dear Barb—Abused in Confidence

Dear Barb: I am a member of a huge family.  We often get together for family events and have lots of fun.  I know some families have problems, but that never seemed to be the case in our family, until recently.  After a few drinks at family BBQ a relative confided in me that her… Read more »

Editorial—The Tribulation of Trials

First up, a big thanks to everybody who filled out the survey. I have to admit, after the first couple of weeks, I was getting worried about the small sample size, but you people really stepped it up at the end.  In case you’re wondering, we haven’t drawn a winner yet. That will happen early… Read more »

Keeping Grass Green Through the Heatwave

This year has brought about a lot of changes for me.  I have been seeing my career grow and my hard work paying off.  It is a slow process in the beginning, but it is one of those things that, as long as I kept pushing, the more momentum I gained.  I am thrilled to… Read more »

The Problem with Patio Season

It is the high season of summer, which is also known as “patio season”.  The long days and light evenings beckon people to stay outside as long as possible and invites casual dining al fresco.  Patio season is also associated with enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two; perhaps a really cold pint of beer, a… Read more »

The Art of Innovation

It is an unfortunate truth that in the pursuit of making money to cover the high costs of living, much of human innovation is being left on the back burner.  As technology takes over every second of our free time, inventing, drawing, writing, and many other creative pursuits are fading.  Just Google “creativity is dead”… Read more »

The Fly on the Wall—From Dullsville to Delight

What if you awoke one day and were no longer yourself?  Floating without memory in a swamp of stimuli, you’d be disengaged from the meaning of your actions and the coherence of your identity.  Context and purpose having evaporated into a misty abyss, you might ask: What is going on? Writer’s block? A nightmare? A… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AUSU Facebook Live:  AU’s Learning Framework Fri, August 3, 6:00pm to 6:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU www.facebook.com/austudentsunion/ No pre-registration required Keeping Organized as you Search Wed, August 8, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration required AUSU Council Meeting Thurs, August 9, 6:30 to 7:30 pm MDT… Read more »

Student Sizzle!

AthaU Facebook Group Karen is planning way ahead for Convocation 2019; way to be pro-active!  Casey is working on a marketing degree and seeking suggestions for elective courses; PSYC 345 Psychology of Women is said to be easy (but note it was a woman who said that.) Other posts include monthly myAU login woes, architecture,… 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 Aug 3: Facebook Live with AUSU VP Finance & Admin Aug 9: Public Council Meeting Aug 9: AUSU Annual Members Meeting AUSU Annual Members Meeting After our Public Council Meeting on August… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc. Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc. Deadline:  August 31, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or have other legal standing to study in Canada, and be accepted or enrolled in a Canadian university or college for the 2018-2019… Read more »