Vol. 27 Iss. 27

Volume 27, Issue 27 - 07/05/2019

Minds We Meet—Interviewing Amy Brown

Amy Brown lives in Edmonton, Alberta and is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Management in Marketing program at AU.  She works full-time and provides some advice for other students in a similar situation.  This is her story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are you? Where do… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Finding the Canadian That We Are

Jacques Derrida’s book, The Politics of Friendship, spends a swathe of papyrus exploring and questioning the work of Carl Schmitt’s The Concept of the Political.  Schmitt claimed that, going all the way back to ancient Athens, there were two types of social conflict: the first, stasis, involved rigorous debate and argument between members of one… Read more »

The Not-So-Starving Student—Visiting the Cup Ramen Museum

I recall my obsession with cup ramen at a young age. It was a miraculous invention, being able to open a plastic cup with what appears to be plastic noodles and, with some boiling water, transform the contents into miraculous ramen. If you’re a busy student, instant ramen saves countless hours of meal prep and… Read more »

The Study Dude—Why Academia Needs the Broken-hearted

How might love, comedy, kindness, beauty—whatever defines your soul—fit into your research assignment?  Shouldn’t you be an aloof observer writing as objectively as possible?  Well, take heart from the world of fundraising: “When you as a non-profit fundraising or communications professional sit down to write something for your donor audience, you might take on the… Read more »

Course Exam—PSYC 379

PSYC 379 (Social Psychology) is a three-credit, upper level psychology course that is designed to introduce students to the field of social psychology—the scientific study of how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours influence and are influenced by other people in social situations. The course covers basic theories, concepts, and research about individual processes (e.g., attitude… Read more »

Dear Barb—Relationships’ End

Dear Barb: I have been dating my girlfriend for three months.  We get along great and have lots of common interests.  I just assumed we were exclusive, but apparently not.  She thinks we should be dating other people because, according to her, it is too early in our relationship to limit ourselves to just dating… Read more »

Resisting the Tyranny of the Money God

“A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.” – Jonathan Swift Not Just the Rich Slavery to mammon isn’t the prerogative of the rich, much as us poor folks would like to think it is.  For every CEO ready to step over their dead mother on their way to… 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 Jul 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Aug 1 Jul 15: Aug degree requirements deadline NOTE: No Council Meeting in July July 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Yes 2 Me Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (SSA) Deadline:  July 30, 2019 Potential payout:  $2000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be residents of Alberta, be diagnosed with schizophrenia, and be currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program.  See full eligibility requirements. What’s required:  A completed online application form, including academic… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Library Orientation Webinar Wed, Jul 10, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary AUSU Council Meeting Thurs, Jul 11, 6:30 to 8:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/july-council-meeting-4/ No pre-registration required; e-mail governance@ausu.org for meeting package

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group JoAnne introduces a thread about managing distractions when using e-texts; varying techniques are reported, including switching to the unplugged version (real texts.)  Faye is curious if she’ll be notified when her tutor receives her paper exam; Denise shares the secret of finding out. Other posts include Trello, Degreeworks, and courses ACCT 352,… Read more »

Editorial—Devil in the Details

I’m a little bit nervous for this issue. Darjeeling Jones’ latest article, “Is it Wrong that I am a Satan Worshipper”, is sure to raise some eyebrows based on the title alone.  Controversial articles are always a bit concerning to me because I know the AU student audience is a bit different from the standard… Read more »