Vol. 26 Iss. 32

Volume 26, Issue 32 - 08/17/2018

Minds We Meet—AUGSA Councillor Crys Vincent

Crys Vincent is a Councillor in the Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association.  Here we get to know some more about one of our fabulous graduate student councillors.  This interview was conducted in mid-May. What brought you to AU and the AUGSA? Well, I guess I am a bit of a nerd,  but I read all the… Read more »

Wildfires of Note

Last year wildfires tore through central BC resulting in the evacuation of the city of Williams Lake.  This year, the fire situation has come back.  There are several fires burning in northern BC, many throughout the entirety of BC.  In my area, there are 8 “wildfires of note”: 200 hectares to 68,000 hectares.  One of… Read more »

In Conversation—with Bourgeois Mystics

Bourgeois Mystics are a crew of eccentric art rockers generating a host of sounds that will delight and amaze you ‘til the cows come home.  An abundance of weirdness belies their strong work ethic, discipline, and focus.  The video for their cover of the Bollywood cult classic “Jaan Pehechan Ho” is a case in point. … Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Five Foodie Shows to Binge

August is the perfect time to binge watch Netflix shows, lay back and get inspired before the Fall term.  For foodies, there’s always room to grow in learning about cuisines, appreciating the meticulous detail behind each culinary masterpiece or simply watching celebrity chefs scream at rookie chefs which never seems to lose its entertainment value. … Read more »

The Fit Student—Harness Your Health, Hone Your Body

Harness your health—and hone your body.  Hang out with me, and I’ll dish out secrets for sculpting you into a Madonna or Michelangelo. But what if you snub gym-rats and heath-nuts?  Well, dip your fingertips into the cream: the tighter tummy, endless energy, curbed stress, cured disease, skyrocketed productivity.  Once you taste it, you’ll toss… Read more »

Course Exam—SPAN 200

SPAN 200 (Introductory Spanish I) is a three-credit introductory Spanish course that introduces students to the basic elements of the Spanish language.  By taking SPAN 200 and SPAN 201 (Spanish for Beginners II), students will learn to speak and write simple Spanish in a range of everyday situations.  There are no prerequisites for SPAN 200… Read more »

Dear Barb—Twice Shy

Dear Barb:  I have always been a shy person, but, as I’m getting older, it seems to be getting worse.  I constantly feel uncomfortable in social situations unless I am with my immediate family.  When I was in school, if the teacher would call on me, I could barely speak out loud.  When it was… Read more »

AUSU Annual Members Meeting

Once each year, AU students are invited to come and hear what’s happening with AUSU.  It is also an opportunity for AUSU members to bring up topics and give some feedback and direction about what AUSU should focus on.  The topics raised at the meeting have been discussed and approved by council but it’s an… Read more »

20 Fun Ways Students Can Recycle

Watch any news channel and chances are you will hear about another disturbing overflow of plastic and other garbage polluting our environment.  While it may seem daunting to overcome the damage that has been done, there is strength in everyone pitching in, in their own way, to reduce garbage and begin to reverse the effects… Read more »

Council Connection-August 9, 2018 Meeting

AUSU’s monthly Council meeting, held on Thursday August 9th at 6:30 was a quick and smooth one.  It was followed by the annual Member’s Meeting.  Despite some dial-in issues at the beginning, there were twenty participants listening in (including Council and Staff) and discussion at both meetings was positive.  Councillors Julian Teterenko and Vice-President External… Read more »

Editorial—Looking for Winners

Most of the winners from our Voice Survey have responded and goodies should be in the mail shortly, however, there are a few of you out there who haven’t yet.  So, if you filled out the Voice Survey, please check the email you left as your contest entry!  We need to get your physical address… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Ken and Janny Hutchinson Scholarship in Architecture Sponsored by:  AU, with donations from Daytona Homes and Ralph Hutchinson Deadline:  September 1, 2018 Potential payout:  $1500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be RAIC Syllabus students or AU students in either the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture or the B.Sc. in Architecture. What’s required:  A completed application… Read more »

Vintage Voice

To celebrate Thrift Shop Day, August 17, we sorted through heaps of still perfectly good articles to find these vintage gems. Minimalist Max.  Student Max Birkner describes his minimalistic life—so perfect for the starving student!  “It took me an hour to move into this place (it was furnished). The move was completed when my girlfriend… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Brit expresses concern about invasive questions on an HLST 200 assignment; other students agree the questions seemed way too personal. Liam posts a heads-up that a Moodle upgrade will be rolled out August 27. Olivia polls students on a potential used textbook buy/sell group. Other posts include accessing AU library materials, getting… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Hamilton Meet & Greet Sat, August 18, 1:00 to 3:00 pm EDT Boston Pizza, 1563 Main St West, Hamilton ON In person Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/hamilton-meet-greet/ No pre-registration required Prince George Meet & Greet Mon, August 20, 7:00 to 9:00 pm PDT Pine Centre Starbucks, 31361 Massey Dr, Prince George BC In person Hosted by… 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 August 17th: Facebook Live August 18th: Hamilton Meet & Greet August 20th: Prince George Meet & Greet August 24th: Athabasca meet & Greet September 13th: Public Council Meeting AU’s Learning Framework “”AU… Read more »