Vol. 27 Iss. 03

Volume 27, Issue 03 - 01/18/2019

Porkpie Hat—A Tale of Three Cities

Does anyone else feel, as I do, that traveling to new places that ignite your senses and touch your soul changes your whole perspective on who you are, and where you are from? Suddenly, long after you return to your regular life, everything old is new again.  You are seeing familiar places and things through… Read more »

The Fit Student—Medicine Won’t Clean the Trash

Medicine alone won’t clean the trash. I went on an anti-depressant.  Right away, my brain felt frozen.  Have you ever felt dental freeze in your mouth?  If so, imagine that same dental freeze in your brain.  After two days, I stopped taking the drug, but the brain freeze stayed.  Over the next month, I could… Read more »

Women of Interest—Alexandra David-Neel

Alexandra David-Neel was an explorer and author who studied Buddhism and other Eastern religions extensively and brought their teachings back to the Western world.  In 1924 she was the first Western woman to visit Lhasa.  Lhasa is the center of Tibetan Buddhism.  One of the highest cities in the world, it has been the religious… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Passion Never Dies

Do you have the passion to make it big in film?  Well, you can with just a cellphone and a video editor.  In the past, you needed hoards of funding and state of the art equipment.  Not anymore.  Author Danial O’Brien claims, “Virtually anybody can make a movie today.  In 2015, ‘Tangerine’ was premiered at… Read more »

Course Exam—HSRV/WGST 421

HSRV 421/WGST 421 (Advocacy from the Margins) is a three-credit course that introduces students to the meaning, history, tools, group processes, and strategies associated with advocacy for women and other marginalized groups who face injustice around the world.  This course stresses the importance of advocacy group processes as well as advocacy strategies and tools.  It… Read more »

Dear Barb—Toxicology

Dear Barb: I have a friend of many years, but I don’t know if I have changed or if she has changed, because lately I find her very annoying.  Sometimes she is unsupportive and judgmental of everything I do.  If I have a great achievement or reach a goal I’ve set myself, she is uninterested… Read more »

Editorial—A Lot of Happenings

One of the things that makes bringing together a full magazine each week is an issue of timing.  To have the time needed to edit, layout, choose photos when necessary plus all of the other administrative work is that it means it’s difficult for us to bring late-breaking news. But that sometimes means that we… Read more »

Belief Limitations

Throughout our lives, we are told certain narratives like “strangers can be dangerous,” or “work hard and save your money to get ahead.”  Some of these are true, but sometimes the narratives are damaging.  We can internalize the things we are told, even as children, and unconsciously carry those forward. As strange as it feels… Read more »

Council Connection

The first AUSU Council meeting of 2019 was held on Thursday, January 10th and marked a return to work for Council after the December break.  In spite of the holiday hiatus, the AUSU executive remained busy behind the scenes. All of the AUSU Councillors were in attendance, with the exception of Lisa Oracheski, who was… Read more »

A Short Guide for New Online University Students

Change is good, but change can also be frustrating, overwhelming, and enough to scare us into a confusing period of procrastination or, worse, ennui.  Add in a big dose of anxiety over our parent’s and our own high expectations about what we’re going to achieve and diving into online university studies can feel similar to… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Online MBA Info Session Wed, Jan 23, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/online-mba-executives-information-session-2019-2/ Register online at above link Business Undergrad Info Session Wed, Jan 23, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/business-undergraduate-information-session-10/ Register online at above link Keeping Organized as You Search… Read more »

Student Sizzle–AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group JoAnne shared a post about rewards and self-imposed deadlines; many students weighed in on whether those strategies work for them.  Katy bemoans the lack of available time slots at the Calgary exam centre.  Melissa seeks a study buddy in Cochrane or Calgary. Other posts include study guide print options, disappearing course videos,… 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 Jan 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Mar Feb 6: FaceBook Live interview with AU President Feb 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Mar 1 Feb 15: March… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme Sponsored by:  Mensa Canada Deadline:  January 31, 2019 Potential payout:  at least $2000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be enrolled in a full-time program at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution for the 2018-2019 academic year, and be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.  See… Read more »