Vol. 27 Iss. 30

Volume 27, Issue 30 - 07/26/2019

Minds We Meet—Briana Evans

In Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Briana Evans lives with her two children and takes her Bachelor of Health Administration courses. She hopes to eventually get a job in hospital management and get a master’s degree.  This is her story. Could you provide us with a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are you? Where… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Summertime: Timeless Moments of Inspiration

What’s in a moment? If it’s a summer moment, there might be wisps of breeze in leaves and abundant sultry heat.  Isn’t a moment the ultimate timeless time frame; doesn’t its passing nature transcend ordinary timed context? Measuring time at the best of times is a sticky philosophical proposition: “the measurement of time is puzzling… Read more »

The Fit Student—Finding Enlightenment

I stepped into enlightenment; only for a few days—or perhaps just an evening.  But those few days changed me forever.  And now I long to return to that state of enlightenment, but this time, stay there for good.  But staying there doesn’t mean I sit still; it means I flourish at hyper-speed.  It took work… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Make your Frozen Pizza Gourmet

For hungry AU students looking for a cheap way to have a nice, fully-loaded pizza, there is an economical way to make it yourself.  Recently I had a craving for pizza but the pizza place was charging me $2-3 dollars per topping (and they gave me so little last time).  Luckily, I found a cost… Read more »

The Study Dude—Own the Mindset for Top Grades

You want to accelerate your learning, right?  I watched a good friend gain mastery of PhD level subjects.  She got fixated on her passion and mastered it over decades, gaining ground every watchful minute. I want that for me, and I want that for you.  I want us to give 110%.  That requires zeroing in… Read more »

Course Exam—ECON 248

ECON 248 (Macroeconomics) is a three-credit course that provides a basic introduction to the entire discipline of economics.  The study of macroeconomics, microeconomics, or both can help students understand our society better.  While microeconomics deals with individual decision makers in households, firms, and governments, macroeconomics deals with aggregates.  ECON 248 looks at economy-wide variables, such… Read more »

Dear Barb—Winds of Change

Dear Barb: Hi, I hate to bring this up, but my husband needs to learn something about social etiquette. I don’t mean just manners; I mean passing air and burping! When we were dating, he had excellent manners, except for the occasional passing of air, which was understandable. Now he doesn’t care where he is… Read more »

Editorial—Compelling Non-Productive

Vampires as pathogens.  Who would have thought? Writer John Buhler returns to us this week looking at a book by Nick Groom, that takes a different look at the history of the Vampire: how this undead monster came to be, and what’s become of it since. The idea that the vampire came to be as… Read more »

Why No Artist Should Ever Become an Idol

“Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.” – William Wordsworth “Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.” – Albert Einstein   If you’re taking business courses to manage your musical career, studying literature to inform your writing skills, poring over… Read more »

Review of The Vampire: A New History

Early in the eighteenth century, on the fringes of the Hapsburg domain, folklore about vampires came into contact with the Enlightenment and its rational outlook.  In effect, according to Nick Groom’s book, The Vampire: A New History, the vampire was “discovered” through medical examination and philosophical thought when imperial physicians and officials on the eastern… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

You Can’t Get a Degree from “Google University”: Critically Evaluating Internet Sources workshop Thursday, August 1, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary Looking ahead… AUSU Annual Members Meeting Tuesday, August 13, 6:30 to 8:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/ausu-annual-members-meeting-3/ No pre-registration required; e-mail governance@ausu.org… 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 July 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for Sept Aug 9: AUSU Student Social in Calgary Aug 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Sep 1 Aug 13: AUSU Annual… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Tweaked SEO Scholarship Sponsored by:  Tweaked SEO Deadline:  August 31, 2019 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be 18 or older, be enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Canada or the U.S., and have a GPA of 3.2 or higher. What’s required:  An online application form, along with a minimum 750-word article… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Alyssa seeks help conducting research on the AU Library’s site; responders provide tips and links to library orientation videos.  Laura struggles with dense course material language; other students weigh in with their experiences and tips to decipher academese. Other posts include finding a tutor for course help, citing course material, masters in… Read more »