Vol. 26 Iss. 44

Volume 26, Issue 44 - 11/16/2018

In Conversation—with Rebel Rampage

Rebel Rampage is a California-based power trio with an outspoken rancour for the current American leadership.  Their mission statement is “Armed with words and music to resist oppression by the government and inspire change for equality and justice,” and they were active in drumming up opposition to the Republican Party in the recent midterm elections…. Read more »

Fly on the Wall—A Simmel Plan

At Cirque de Soleil last week a unique opportunity presented itself: during intermission I gazed upward at a sea of audience faces entranced and captivated by the show and then over at the stage performers enraptured by the craft of their art.  In this moment I attained a perfect middle between subject and object. It… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—The Secret to Crafting Fine Art Exhibits

Do you have an inner artist?  A wannabe designer who never got over kindergarten finger paints?  A tech happy tinkerer who wants to mold a NASA jet propeller? Ever since I saw my first Banff Centre art installment, I fell in love.  The abstract messages in each design made you think.  The digital clown laughing,… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Good vs. Bad Coffee: How to Tell?

Prior to starting university, I rarely drank coffee.  In fact, being an underweight, 5’3 sized girl meant my body was highly sensitive to caffeine.  One sip would cause a cascade of events some of which involved jittering, anxiety, and headaches.  However, the strong culture of caffeine on university campuses and in the professional workplace initiated… Read more »

The Fit Student—Plant Your Habits

Everyone in our lives plant seeds in our psyche.  Someday, those seeds may blossom.  My brother’s love for acting spurred me to perform in school plays.  My step-father’s love of sports turned me into a gym junkie.  My Grandma’s love for style nudged my own style up a notch.  But my boyfriend’s passions for fitness,… Read more »

Course Exam—ENVS 200

ENVS 200 (Introduction to Environmental Studies) is a three-credit social science course.  It introduces students to the field of environmental studies and provides them with basic information about a variety of environmental issues, concepts, debates, events, and actors or thinkers.  This survey course presents an overview of key concepts related to environmental analysis such as… Read more »

Dear Barb—Moving On Too Soon?

Dear Barb: My mother passed away suddenly a couple of years ago and I miss her tremendously.  My kids miss her and my dad was devastated when she passed.  Recently, though, my dad has started seeing another woman and I am having a hard time accepting it.  She seems like a nice enough woman, but… Read more »

How to Make Extra Cash While Getting an Education

The cost of living and getting an education are both pricey prospects in Canada.  Furthermore, Christmas is coming! While many online students balance the 9-5 full-time traditional job with course work, there are plenty of ways to make extra cash on the side for those attracted to a more flexible lifestyle.  See if the following… Read more »

A Response

I wanted to take a moment to respond to Karl’s editorial of last week.  I think there is something really interesting in there that is worth discussing.  I thought about his stance and not understanding Remembrance Day and part of the thought it is pretty wonderful that we are living in a time when so… Read more »

Editorial—Acknowledging Winter

There can be no denying that winter is officially here now, no matter how much I’ve wanted to tell myself, “Surely there’s still someone who hasn’t felt like it’s winter yet,” but by mid-November, even I have to admit that that’s just wishful thinking. Winter also seems to be hitting the minds of the Voice… 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 30: Ottawa Meet & Greet Nov 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Jan Dec 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Jan 1 Dec 14: December Council Meeting… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  7BinaryOptions.com Scholarship Essay Contest Sponsored by:  7BinaryOptions.com Deadline:  December 15, 2018 Potential payout:  $3000 Eligibility restriction:  Students 16 years of age or older, studying at any level. What’s required:  An email along with a 700- to 1500-word essay describing the goals you will achieve in 10 years. Tips:  Read the essay requirements carefully…. Read more »

Student Sizzle!

AthaU Facebook Group Toni seeks advice to get back on track; many encouraging responses posted.  Mark is considering challenging several courses and seeks feedback from students who have gone this route.  Paul starts a conversation on the academic ramifications of a “W”. Other posts include references for grad study applications, average marking times, accessing course… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Psychology Library Orientation Mon, Nov 19, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration required Tensioned Interfaces: Unsettling Settler Spaces and Places in Online Education Tues, Nov 20, 2:00 to 3:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Graduate Studies www.eventbrite.ca/e/fgs-presents-the-graduate-student-research-series-featuring-david-loewen-edd-program-tickets-52237182820 Register online at above link Online MBA… Read more »