Vol. 27 Iss. 18

Volume 27, Issue 18 - 05/03/2019

Minds We Meet—Courtney

Courtney is a single mother living in a small town in Alberta.  She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Management in Marketing program and plans to eventually own her own business in the future.  This is her story.  Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are you, where… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Behind the Glass

Somewhere in the crystal looking glass world, beyond the other side of actual human life, there exist the rarest and most precious beings.  I picture them as a combination of mannequin and angel.  They are digital divas basking in the pixel limelight, virtual mermaids doing the breaststroke through an ocean of self-regard.  These creatures have… Read more »

The Study Dude—AU Teaches Instructional Design

How do your professors decide what to teach?  A tool called “instructional design” guides them.  AU offers post-baccalaureate certificates and post-baccalaureate diplomas in instructional design (Athabasca University, 2019, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate; Athabasca University, 2019, Post-Baccalaureate Diploma).  As an instructional designer, you may take on careers in large organizations, at e-learning vendors, or as a freelancer or… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—DIY Greek Salad

With the dawn of the warmer weather comes the access to a variety of vegetables at an affordable price. The easiest way to make use of the arrival of new vegetables is to toss them into a salad bowl. For myself, after trying an array of new recipes, Greek Salad seems to be the one… Read more »

The Fit Student—Go Vegan?

A vegan is a “a strict vegetarian who consumes no food (such as meat, eggs, or dairy products) that comes from animals” (Merrian-Webster, 2019).  So how do our vegan friends build muscles? After all, muscles need protein, and eating animals gives us protein. Well, a vegan can use protein sources such as “tofu, tempeh and… Read more »

Course Exam—CMNS 302

CMNS 302 (Communication in History) is a three-credit communication studies course that is one of the three foundation courses for the Bachelor of Professional Arts (Communication Studies) degree program.  It follows the interactions between media and society in a few technological contexts: oral and literate cultures, manuscript and print cultures, electric and electronic cultures.  This… Read more »

Natural Flow and When to Move With It

Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.                ~Laozi In my early teens I became obsessed with macramé, knotting belts, bracelets, and purses like the future depended on it, relying on a library book to teach me.  When I got to the part about how to make those lovely spiraling rows of square… Read more »

Editorial—What to Write?

Surprisingly, even though The Voice Magazine pays for student writing, I don’t get that many students wanting to try their hand at it.  Of those who do inquire, one of the most common questions is “What should I write?” I have a stock answer saved in a file that I tweak a bit based on… Read more »

Dear Barb—Determining a Daughter

Dear Barb: Hi, I got a strange call from a young lady who was claiming to be my daughter.  She told me her mother’s name and where she lived.  I did not recognize her name, although she did grow up in my old neighborhood.  She wants to meet with me, but I’m reluctant.  When I… Read more »

Student Sizzle–AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Mach asks whether it’s worth the time and expense to go to AU Convocation; lots of feedback both ways on this one!  Amélie is looking for course suggestions that will get her away from her HR program.  Thomas wonders if proctor fees can be claimed with tuition on his tax return; most… 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 May 9: AUSU Council Meeting May 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Jun 1 May 15: June degree requirements deadline May 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for July… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  DeBeers Group Scholarships for Canadian Women Sponsored by:  DeBeers Group Deadline:  June 1, 2019, 11:59 pm EDT Potential payout:  $4800 USD Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be female, Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and entering their first year of an undergrad STEM or STEM-related program at an accredited institution. What’s required:  An online application… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AU Open House Wed, May 8, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU www.athabascau.ca/discover/open-house/ Register online at above link second session:  Wed, May 8, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Inferring Deterministic L-systems using Artifical Intelligence Algorithms Thurs, May 9, 2:00 to 3:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Graduate Studies www.eventbrite.ca/e/fgs-presents-the-graduate-student-research-series-featuring-jason-bernard-mscis-phd-student-tickets-55307197316… Read more »