Vol. 27 Iss. 43

Volume 27, Issue 43 - 11/08/2019

In Conversation—with Bree Taylor

Bree Taylor is a Canadian singer-songwriter of pop-inspired country tunes full of authentic feeling and deep affirmations of life and love.  The just-released video for her song “Drive” is a delightful road trip full of fun, natural beauty, and the joy of female camaraderie.  Taylor recently took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about… Read more »

The Fit Student—How to be Perfect

As an angst-filled teen, I vowed to become perfect.  But what did it mean to be perfect, I wondered, as I sat alone on the dark hillside by a creek, lost in delusions, visited by the occasional stranger, comforted by a fire several meters away. Did perfection take all the knowledge in the world?  Yes,… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—My Angels, My Demons

My favourite people are always those who are among the dreamers, romantics, hedonists, sensualists, surrealists—those with large appetites for life.  I have had the pleasure of knowing a great many of these types, from all walks of life.  Sometimes their appetites lead them astray.  They eat too much, laugh too much, smoke too much, love… Read more »

The Study Dude—Why Young Adults Need to Study Hard

Young adults need to hit the books hard.  And not just academic books.  Reading, studying, exercising, or improving a relationship is critical, especially for those of us in our 20s or 30s.  Why?  University of Virginia clinical psychologist Meg Jay argues that “the first years of adulthood are the most important time in a young… Read more »

Course Exam—PSYC 375

PSYC 375 (History of Psychology) is a three-credit, senior-level psychology course that examines the history of psychology from the time of the early Greeks until the present.  This course covers the origins of philosophy, religion, mental illness, and science.  It also covers concepts such as structuralism, functionalism, and behaviourism, and psychoanalysis. Students should note that… Read more »

Dear Barb—Reflected Betrayal

Dear Barb: Hi.  I am having a problem with my best friend.  We have been friends for years and things have always been pretty good between us, but recently our relationship has changed.  Mel had been dating a guy for about five years and she recently found out he was cheating on her.  Her boyfriend… Read more »

Editorial—Back At It!

Switching things up a bit this week, we don’t have a student interview as our feature.  I know, right?  However, we are still featuring an interview, just this time, it’s of Canadian country-pop artist, Bree Taylor.  I’m not a country music fan in general, nor a popular music fan either.  But it’s still an interesting… Read more »

Second Paid Writing Gig

Careers don’t always develop in a straight line in our modern economy of fast changing jobs.  The skills we pick up don’t always pay off right away or in a straightforward manner.  At least that’s how it was with me.  It wasn’t until earlier this year that I got an opportunity to really make use… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  ServiceScape Scholarship Sponsored by:  ServiceScape Deadline:  November 30, 2019 Potential payout:  $1000 USD Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be at least 18 years old and attending, or will attend, an accredited college, university, or trade school in 2019. What’s required:  A completed online application, including a maximum 300-word essay on the topic of “how… Read more »

Vintage Voice!

Remembrance Day is just a few days away.  Each year, The Voice‘s writers find many reasons to remember. Layers of Remembrance.  Writer Bill Pollett relates how the tentacles of war reached far into his family.  “… I would listen to the sounds of overturning furniture, wild curses, dishes shattering against the wall–all the sounds of… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Ben wonders if anyone has done six courses in a 4-month semester; apparently AU students have been there and are doing that.  A student loses a full day’s work after a computer crash and another student suggests using Google Docs to prevent future scenarios like this. Other posts include finding the contract… 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 Nov 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Dec 1 Nov 15: Dec degree requirements deadline Nov 21: AUSU Public Council Meeting Nov 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Online MBA Info Session Thursday, November 14, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/online-mba-executives-information-session-2019-nov13/ Register online at above link COHERE 20th Anniversary Conference 2019 Thursday November 14, 9:00am to 7:00 pm MST, and Friday, November 15, 9:00 am to 11:45 am MST Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, University… Read more »

Letters to the Editor—A Plea to Megan

I beg you, Megan (the lady who wrote Dear Barb), please don’t leave your husband. I agree with Barb Godin in her recent Dear Barb column. Divorcing a husband, especially when you have children, spells trouble.  Web MD author, Sid Kirchheimer, says, “A new study shows that children of single-parent homes are more than twice… Read more »