Vol. 27 Iss. 46

Volume 27, Issue 46 - 11/29/2019

Minds We Meet—Fiona Nanke

Fiona Nanke lives in southern Alberta with her husband and three little girls where she takes her Bachelor of Public Administration program from AU with a major in Governance, Law, and Management.  She recently took some time to talk to the Voice Magazine about who she is and her journey so far. Can you give… Read more »

The Fit Student—What to Give When You’ve Got Nothing

If you’ve got no gift to give—or even to receive—for Christmas, it doesn’t mean you’re not rich. Some of the richest families are the poorest.  Rich in heart, not dollars.  Dolly Parton’s song Coat of Many Colors highlights how a raggedy coat sewn with love can bring magic to a child.  Paul Friedman talks about… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Yoga and the Rush to Enlightenment

The practice of yoga (literally yoga translates as ‘the practice’) would appear to go back millennia as an Indian tradition.  Yet, in historical terms, what we now know in the West as yoga actually parallels, only a couple decades later, the gold rush of the Yukon.  Just as modern education was wheedling its way across… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—DIY Asian Dumplings from Scratch

For many of my close friends, the first item ordered from the appetizer menu is gyoza, or dumplings.  These delicious morsels of filling wrapped in a thin dough are one of my favorite items to make for a family dinner.  Ever wondered how to make authentic Asian dumplings in your own kitchen? Look no further,… Read more »

The Study Dude—Make Memorization Part of Your Higher Calling

Whenever I read study tips, I long to start a new degree program.   I feel this deep, immortal craving, like a voice beyond human perceptibility pleading—almost toying—with me, offering the promise of a greater purpose. Rest assured.  Your education is part of a higher calling.  Some academic fields lead to rich spiritual service: ones such… Read more »

Course Exam—ASTR205

ASTR 205 (Universe—The Ultimate Frontier) is a three-credit introductory astronomy and astrophysics course that describes the universe as we now understand it, explains how our current understanding came about, and shows how the scientific method forms the basis for both the tools and the theories of astronomy. This course has no prerequisites and has a… Read more »

Dear Barb—In Defense of Marriage

Dear Barb: My husband and I have been married 15 years and we keep having this recurring problem. He is from a big loving, close family. I have always felt like an outsider with my in-laws but I’m not sure they do it on purpose.  What really drives me crazy is when my in-laws are… Read more »

Council Connection—October Meeting

The October 17th council meeting was called to order at 6:34 PM.  President Brandon Simmons was not in attendance initially as he was flying home from business in Toronto.  The meeting attendees were informed that hewould try to call in around 7 PM.  With no outstanding action items, the meeting promptly moved forward to discuss… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Down with the Foodies

Have you ever felt as though you were born in the wrong time period? I thought so! Me too. From my taste in music, fashion, and architecture to my views on political correctness, there are any number of ways in which I feel I am struggling upstream against the prevailing temporal currents.  I have an… Read more »

On Why Racism is Still a Thing

Some people may have the misconception that racism is over and done with and so we don’t need to worry our pretty little heads about it.  The horrific crimes perpetrated by human beings against each other out of a sense of racial superiority are things of the past, and racism no longer exists except among… Read more »

Editorial—It’s a Stretch

It’s hard to believe it’s less than a month until Christmas. That means there’s only three more issues left of The Voice Magazine this year, and that it’s time to start thinking about what your personal pick for Best of the Voice Magazine will be. Like the university, we’ll be taking the last full week… Read more »

The Future of Technology

What will the future hold? No one is sure about anything, but I am pretty sure that, unless we get attacked with an EMP weapon, technology will play a very important role.  From online schooling and exams, to connecting with doctors and controlling your appliances, technology shapes our society. Currently, we’re using technology to do… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Digital Excellence Scholarship Sponsored by:  iGotcha Deadline:  December 1, 2019 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian or U.S. residents, and enrolled in college or university. What’s required:  A two-stage process:  first, submit a message to introduce yourself and describe your passion and involvement in the digital world.  Applicants passing the… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Lindsay asks for feedback from students about how courses from AU and TRU compare; early responses suggest AU courses compare favourably.  Jordynn is curious how much time to expect to devote to each AU course; plenty of great advice from students with different study styles.  Kayla seeks tips on which courses similar… 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 Dec 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Jan 1 Dec 10: AUSU Bylaw Revision Consultation Dec 15: Jan degree requirements deadline Dec 16: AUSU Public Council Meeting Dec 20 –… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

APA Style and What Students Need to Know Tues, Dec 3, 1:00 to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Graduate Studies www.eventbrite.ca/e/apa-style-and-what-students-need-to-know-tickets-82842422917 Register online at above link Seasonal Cheer – Ottawa Tues, Dec 3, 5:00 to 7:30 pm EST Prohibition Public House, 337 Somerset St West, Ottawa ON In person Hosted by… Read more »