Vol. 27 Iss. 19

Volume 27, Issue 19 - 05/10/2019

Minds We Meet—Mariah Zinnash

Mariah Zinnash is an airport screening officer pursuing her BPA in Communications Studies while living in Calgary, Alberta. She was kind enough to give us a little time out of her extremely busy schedule to answer some questions for the Minds we Meet column. Can you give us a little bit of background information about… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Kaleidoscope

I am seven years old, and hiding in my basement bedroom, waiting for my father’s anger to subside.  He’s in the kitchen above me, hurling pots, pans, plates at the wall.  It’s not my first rodeo, as they say.  I know it will pass, like a wild thunderstorm.  With luck, all it will do is… Read more »

The Fit Student—Enzymes for when you Relapse

What if you freed yourself of disease, but, after being bedridden with a bug, the disease reawakened? If you’re like me, you’d fumble to find a way to defeat the foe forever. I got smacked with an icky cold.  After ten days, the cold waned: I scarcely blew my nose, rarely sneezed, and barely coughed. … Read more »

Fly on the Wall—The Truth is in the Tools

What’s the meaning of life? It’s a timeless question apt to induce eye rolls.  Ever since cave people digested a dinner of mastodon under moonlight, humans have pondered purpose and mulled meaning.  As denizens of the universal cave of AU, the question of life’s meaning is eminently answerable for us at some level simply because… Read more »

Women of Interest—Rae Chittick

In 1946, Rae Chittick was elected president of the Canadian Nurses Association.  Prior to this, for twenty-five years, she was a health educator at the Calgary Normal School.  Miss Chittick was the president of CARNA from 1940-1942.  CARNA is a professional organization for Alberta’s 37,000 registered nurses with the mandate of serving the public interest… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Dessert Tour of Vancouver

With Vancouver boasts eateries that draw people from all over the world and some of the most unique desserts in Canada.  I had a chance to experience this first-hand on my latest trip to the area.    Prior to arriving at our hotel, I had already made a list of top 10 desserts to try in… Read more »

The Study Dude—Homeschool Your Child?

As an AU student, you’ve likely mastered independent learning.  So, how about turning your self-taught skills into homeschooling your tots?  But perhaps you lack, say, math, physics, or chemistry savvy?  No worries.  Author Christine Owens says you can still teach through “literature and life” (Owens, 2019, location 47 of 1527, 3%). If I had homeschooled,… Read more »

Course Exam—ADMN 201

ADMN 201 (Introduction to Business Studies) is a three-credit introductory business and administrative studies course that is targeted towards students who want an overview of formal business studies at the university level.  This course introduces students to the fundamental business topics (or functions) that comprise the typical majors found in Faculties of Business at universities… Read more »

Dear Barb—Weeding Them Off

Dear Barb: I am the parent of a university student and I’m wondering what happened to manners! It seems for the most part today’s younger generation live by their own rules and are very inconsiderate of other people’s feelings.  A lot of my son’s friends come over and barely look at me, even when they… Read more »

Five Fibs from the Book of Job

Let I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted. You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without     knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know. ~Job 42:2-3, NIV The Book of Job is believed to be one… Read more »

How Does it Feel to be in the Role of The Learner

Challenged to keep an independent reflection journal, my current AU course (NURS 623 – gracefully instructed by Dr.  Barbara Low), posed the question, “how does it feel to be in the role of the learner”? At first glance, this question was a simple one that I could journal in a few quick minutes: nervous, excited,… Read more »

Smooth Sailing to Convocation

Next month, hundreds of students—I mean graduands—will make the trek to Athabasca for convocation. For many, it will be the first time they’ve visited AU’s campus.  For some, it may be the first time they’ve visited Alberta. I went to convocation in June 2018.  It wasn’t my first trip to Alberta, but it was definitely… Read more »

Editorial—Freelancing Mother’s Day

We almost completely whiffed Mother’s Day this year.  As I’m looking through the magazine, it suddenly struck me that we had plenty of easy opportunities to tie this week’s issue to Mother’s Day (which is on Sunday, in case you’d forgotten. You’re welcome).  We could have done a feature interview with a student who’s a… Read more »

Vintage Voice

With Mother’s Day coming up May 12, we cast a nostalgic glance back at mother’s in our past. Unpaid and under-appreciated.  Writer Carole E. Trainor describes how the family survived after her mother went on strike.  “Like many men of his day, my father believed that a mother’s love was best conveyed through a lifetime… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Chanelle wants to know the fee for a 6-credit AU course; another group member posts a link to AU’s fee calculator page.  Jeffi’s frustrated because OSAP semester rules are preventing her from taking a 6-credit course without delaying her graduation next year; no solution in sight so far. Other posts include AU’s… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Research Webinar Series: Why you should never accept a dinner request from a hagfish Tues, May 14, 1:00 to 2:00 pm MDT AU Edmonton, Peace Hills Trust Building, Room 1217 In person and onliine Hosted by AU news.athabascau.ca/events/research-webinar-series-why-you-should-never-accept-a-dinner-request-from-a-hagfish/ No registration necessary; access Skype link from above link Preparing an Abstract for a Conference Tues, May… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Got a Spine Scholarship Sponsored by:  Arctic Chiropractic Deadline:  June 2, 2019, 11:59 pm EST Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian or U.S. residents, attending college or university in Canada or the U.S. full-time as of October 2019, and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater in their last academic… 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 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 May 31: Gatineau Student Meet… Read more »