Vol. 26 Iss. 43

Volume 26, Issue 43 - 11/09/2018

Fly on the Wall—November 11, 2018

Behind ideas and actions lie belief systems; in times of war, philosophies have mortal consequences.  Veterans spent so much of their life’s vigour and vim because they believed in ideals of duty, democracy, nation, and honour; in short, everything that makes our society free.  Our liberty to study and flourish today exists because of these… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Practice Music like a Pro

Do you want to write music like a grade 2 piano pro?  Or do you want to practice music like a genius? If so, here are my song writing tips followed by practical advice from a musical-master. First, listen to music for beats, lines, repetitions, variance—or a bell at the end of a chorus.  Study… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Magic Bullet review

Since the review of the instant pot, I have yet to come across a small kitchen appliance that fits so snugly in small counter spaces and create delicious yet nutritious options for busy students.  That is until I recently purchased a second-hand blender that adds a nutritious twist to my usual meals.  Since starting the… Read more »

The Fit Student—Sick

Have you ever felt so sick you could hardly sigh?  Take care, because sickness may be your fate if you eat the Western diet. Health author Kerry Knutson’s mom would say “On a good day I can get up, shower, and maybe lick a stamp” (location 158, 95%).  Not long ago, I got similarly sick. … Read more »

Course Exam—French 200

FREN 200 (First Year University French I) is a three-credit introductory French course that trains students in verbal and written French as a continuation of FREN 100 (French for Beginners I) and FREN 101 (French for Beginners II).  The course enables students to improve reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.  FREN 200 leads the students… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Next Level

Dear Barb: I am a guy in my thirties and I can’t seem to maintain a relationship with a woman.  On an intellectual level I do want to get married and have a family, but I can’t seem to commit.  Most of my relationships last about six months, and then I start to pull away. … Read more »

Remembering Honesty

As we approach Remembrance Day I have to, once again, confront the very real fact that I don’t really get it.  I know that might seem sacrilegious, “How can you not get Remembrance Day?” but I just don’t, not really, not in my gut. On an intellectual level, sure, it makes sense.  These are people… Read more »

Twelve Effective Note Taking Strategies

Messy or incomplete note taking habits hinder a student’s ability to retain important course details.  Given that writing down notes is a major part of every course you take, equipping yourself with key note taking strategies supports you in getting the most from your education.  Writing information down, organizing it for visual cohesion, and having… Read more »

A Letter from Brazil

A friend from Brazil recently wrote: This is an outburst of a Brazilian friend who is struggling to one day see his country free from fascism. On Sunday the 28th there was elected a new president; he has already begun to carry out various atrocities with the population, the environment, with the Indians, and with… Read more »

A Little Perspective

Everything is relative. I started getting organized for the holiday season.  I even finished shopping for one person.  When asked by a salesperson what I was shopping for they responded with “wow, you’re organized.” Except, I don’t feel organized.  Maybe for them, starting to shop and think about it in November is being organized.  But… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Job-Applications.ca Working Parent College Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  Job-Applications.ca Deadline:  December 8, 2018 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be legal residents of Canada, enrolled full- or part-time at an accredited Canadian post-secondary educational institution, have a GPA of at least 3.0, have worked an average of at least 12 hours for… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Isabella is concerned that her requested AU transcript hasn’t arrived at its destination yet; ensuing discussion revolves around the merits of paying the extra fee for courier service.   Tania wonders if students can apply for the MA-IS program with a 3-year bachelors degree: yup!  Olivia posts a link to a new group… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) Info Session Wed, Nov 14, 4:00 to 5:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/doctorate-business-administration-dba-information-nov14-2018/ Register online at above link MBA in Hockey Management Info Session Thurs, Nov 15, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business https://business.athabascau.ca/event-details/executive-mba-business-hockey-info-session-5pm-mst-online-10/ Register online at above link… 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 Nov 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Dec 1 Nov 12: AUSU Office Closed in lieu of Remembrance Day Nov 15: Dec degree requirements deadline Nov 30: Deadline to apply… Read more »

The Vintage Voice

With the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I approaching, we explore two very different WWI-related articles. Visual reminders.  Writer and former Voice editor Christina M. Frey highlights some of the more significant movies set during World War 1.  “Films offer us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in an era long gone, to… Read more »