Vol. 27 Iss. 14

Volume 27, Issue 14 - 04/05/2019

Minds We Meet—Sarah McDougall

Sarah McDougall is a 21-year-old student pursuing a double major in English and Anthropology from her home in Barrie, Ontario.  She was kind enough to take some time to answer a few of our questions about herself and her studies at AU. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—In Praise of the Polymath

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—The Sky’s the Limit

Birds, bees, plants and humans all love the onrush of spring as the life forces of growth gain momentum.  Everything seems exuberant and energetic and, if you’re like me, you’re probably enjoying more outdoor activities as a pause from your coursework.  I mean, we might enjoy AU but typically it still means we’re stuck inside… Read more »

The Study Dude—When Your University Muzzles You

You can get straight A’s at the university, no matter what your current performance looks like.  But don’t get disillusioned once you reach the top.  Universities may muzzle your creativity.  But you can still upset the status quo—especially with a routine of rest, exercise, and outside interests related to your major. Be warned that universities… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—DIY Green Onion Pancakes

Green onion cakes, also known as scallion pancake or “cong you bing” is a traditional street food item originating in Northern China.  Unlike the take-out items we find at local Chinese restaurants, the original edition is in fact made from unleavened bread.  A well-known rumor in China suggests that pizza was in fact an adaptation… Read more »

Course Exam–HRMT 300

HRMT 300 (Human Resource Planning) is a three-credit course for senior level undergraduate students.  It examines the practice and theory of human resource (HR) planning in Canadian workplaces.  This course has no prerequisites, though ADMIN 232 (Introduction to Management) is recommended.  HRMT 300 is not available for challenge. Human Resource Planning is made up of… Read more »

Dear Barb–The Trouble with Twins

Dear Barb: My husband and I have been married four years and, recently, we had twin boys. We had some difficulty getting pregnant and we are so happy that we have our boys. But the boys are four months old now and I can’t even remember most of what happened for the last four months…. Read more »

The Best Gas Efficient Cars for Students

Having a car is great, but it can be very expensive because of things like insurance, maintenance, repairs, and, of course, gas.  As students, keeping expenses down is important.  We know the price of gas is high, so finding a car that is good on gas, is a must these days.  The Saudi Arabian Oil… Read more »

A Day To Remember

April 6 is my birthday, a day I usually look forward to celebrating and doing birthday things, but all that changed last year.  April 6, 2018 was the day of the Humboldt bus crash.  When sixteen people were killed and thirteen were injured.  The crash took place near the village of Armley in rural Saskatchewan. … Read more »

Editorial—I Haven’t Done Much

This week, we’re featuring our recent interview with AU student, Sarah McDougall.  I like this interview, even though Sarah herself says “I haven’t done much.”  In fact, that’s why I like it. It’s okay to have not done much, because I’d bet that’s where a lot of us are coming from as we go through… Read more »

The Down and Dirty of Home Gardening

Spring has finally sprung, or perhaps is in the process of springing, depending on what part of Canada you’re living.  Hence, the time has come to get your hands dirty and rejuvenate your spirit by planting and sowing a delicious home garden.  If this sounds a bit ridiculous since you can simply go to the… Read more »

Excerpts from The Expeditious Vindicator, 1901

While visiting my brother in Whitefield, New Hampshire in 2013 I took the opportunity to browse the attic of his 150-year-old home.  There I found a box filled with yellowed copies of a newspaper whose cover was boldly emblazoned: The Expeditious Vindicator: Lofty Thoughts And High Ideals For a Brighter Tomorrow In Coös County.  The… 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 Apr 10: Deadline to register in a course starting May 1 Apr 11: AUSU Council Meeting Apr 15: May degree requirements deadline Apr 17: Edmonton Student Meet & Greet Apr 30: Deadline… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Healthgrad.com Leadership Scholarship Sponsored by:  Healthgrad.com Deadline:  May 1, 2019 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be currently enrolled in a healthcare-related program at the undergrad, grad, or doctorate level, with a minimum GPA of 3.2. What’s required:  A completed online application form, along with a 4000- to 10,000-character essay on your… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Bino is curious if an AU textbook can be returned for refund if a student has access to the etext version; sounds like a “no” so far.  Hilary asks if assignments can be submitted after the exam is written; answers suggest it depends on the course, so check to be sure. Other… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Library Resources for Psychology Tue, Apr 9, 12:00 to 1:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary Online MBA Info Session Thurs, Apr 11, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/online-mba-executives-information-session-2019-apr11/ Register online at above link Research Webinar Series Maya Monumental ‘Boom’:  Rapid Development, Hybrid… Read more »