Vol. 27 Iss. 40

Volume 27, Issue 40 - 10/11/2019

Minds We Meet—Interviewing Gerard Baptist

Currently living with his wife and two kids in Calgary, Alberta, Gerard Baptist has completed one third of the Bachelor of Management program at AU and hopes to eventually advance in the company he is employed at.  This is his story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—If School Bites then You’re Doing it Wrong

One course that helped me overcome academic anxiety was PHIL 360: East Meets West.  In it I learned to keep calm and appreciate and cherish all of life’s moments, including angst-filled moments of deadlines.  Writing the final assignment, I’d pause and really taste the words of assigned authors such as Aldous Huxley.  His book Island… Read more »

The Fit Student—Feed Your Suzy Homemade Pablum

Are you a student mom, breastfeeding your baby?  Or are you planning on giving birth?  Whichever you do, bring your baby top nutrition.  Homemade pablum could launch your baby into a healthier, happier life.  On the flipside, store-bought pablum can come loaded with sugar and salt.  You shouldn’t feed sugar to a puppy, never mind… Read more »

Course Exam—FNCE 249

FNCE 249 (Personal Investing) is a three-credit introductory business course that helps students gain the knowledge and skills to effectively manage their personal investments. Students will gain an understanding of the budgeting and investment process, familiarity with investment math and terminology, and the ability to apply and assess different approaches to investing. This course has… Read more »

Dear Barb—Brotherly Loss

Dear Barb: Recently I lost my younger brother to cancer. He was only thirty years old and just beginning his life. It was the worst experience of my life. He suffered for three years and we all hoped he would beat this terrible disease, but, in the end, he succumbed. We’re trying our best as… Read more »

Editorial—Ignoring the Debates

I have to admit, I’ve ignored the federal election debates that have been presented on television over the last few days.  What I’ve read about them has essentially confirmed what I expected, if you were looking for solid information or ideas, they were mostly a waste of time. In this age of the internet that… Read more »

Why a Jewel Tree?

“The jewel tree opens its loving embrace to everyone and promotes happiness—which is our natural state and birthright.” ~Robert Thurman “In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert Today… Read more »

China vs Canada: Tim Hortons Comparison

For many, Tim Hortons brand represents Canadian identity almost as well as our hockey fanaticism and our cravings for the iconic maple syrup. Halfway across the world, I came across a rare find – a Tim Hortons Cafe in the middle of a bustling street in Shanghai, China. I was also feeling slightly homesick and… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Nature’s Cure Zone Scholarship Sponsored by:  Nature’s Cure Zone Deadline:  November 15, 2019 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be attending, or planning to attend, a university, college or graduate school. What’s required:  A completed online application form, along with a maximum 1000-word article on any topic related to holistic living, as… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Kayla celebrates her first A+; here’s hoping it’s the first of many!  Katy wonders if a reference letter can be used for more than one award application; responses suggest that students have successfully used a single reference letter for multiple award applications. Other posts include AU’s MEd program, course load juggling, and… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Undergrad Program Orientation for New Students Wed, Oct 16, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/business-undergraduate-new-students-information-session-102019/ Register online at above link Symposium and Hall of Fame Awards Gala: Leading business transformation in an age of disruption Thurs, Oct 17, 1:00 to 8:30 pm MDT Matrix Hotel, 10640-100 Avenue, Edmonton… 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 Oct 11-15: Advance Polls open for Federal Election Oct 15: Nov degree requirements deadline Oct 17: AUSU Council Meeting Oct 21: Canada Federal Election Oct 30: Deadline to apply for course extension… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Moments Beyond Hope

“I think it is no exaggeration to say we are on the cusp of the further perfection of extreme evil, an evil whose possibility spreads well beyond that which weapons of mass destruction bequeathed to the nation-states, on to a surprising and terrible empowerment of extreme individuals.” – Bill Joy “The best lack all conviction,… Read more »