Vol. 27 Iss. 48

Volume 27, Issue 48 - 12/13/2019

Minds We Meet—Laura Szabo

Laura Szabo lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia and works as a full-time administrative assistant.  She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Administration program at Athabasca University.  This is her story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who are you? Where do you live, where do you come… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Reduced to a Blurb ad Finitum

By choosing AU we’ve activated those essentially expansive impulses within us that make us who we are: special beings becoming something new and more with each day, year, and course.  Without risking sentimentality, what are dreams but concrete expressions of our pursuit of excellence?  It’s worth defining ourselves, after all, according to who we want… Read more »

Advice Column

Most often, when I come across an advice column, the words of wisdom promise to help the reader become more “successful” in some way.  If you follow these suggestions, the implication goes, you will become wealthier / achieve higher grades / improve your job prospects / lose weight / gain more energy / reduce stress/… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Why Self-Serve Food is so Appealing

While traditional sit-down restaurants are still standard, a new style of eating has emerged in the last decade that has appealed to many millennials and members of generation Z. Particularly, there is a certain appeal to sitting down at a restaurant and being somehow involved in creating your own food in front of you. Whether… Read more »

The Study Dude—Six Tips to Succeed with Your Degree

Your education can take one year, four years, or more than a decade of your life.  And the career that follows can last your entire life.  So you want to get it right. The book 51 Tips and Tricks to Help You Succeed in College by Tevis Sherfield and Tyler Sherfield shows how.  Their following… Read more »

Course Exam—PSYC 356

PSYC 356 (Introduction to Personality Theories and Issues) is a three-credit, senior level psychology course that examines several theories of personality, including the key theorists and concepts associated with each theory, along with the strengths and limitations of each theory.  PSYC 356 has no prerequisites, however, PSYC 289 (Psychology as a Natural Science) and PSYC… Read more »

Editorial—Not So Unlucky After All

The more Friday the 13ths I’m exposed to, the less likely I am to believe they’re unlucky.  You, for instance, are lucky to get this issue of The Voice Magazine because I’m thinking it’s going to be one of our stand-outs of the year.  The only unlucky thing about it is that it’s coming out… Read more »

The Travelling Student Returns

You’ve probably never heard of the travelling student, and I lay little claim to the title given how Athabasca has empowered so many students to study toward their degrees while travelling.  But, between 2014 and 2016, I travelled across Quebec, Australia, and Thailand while working toward my degree in Professional Communications from Athabasca.  During that… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events—Upcoming AU Related Events

Graduate Student Research Series: A Gaybourhood Begins: Settlement and Community Building in Vancouver’s West End Mon, Dec 16, 2:30 to 3:30 pm MST Online, Hosted by AU Faculty of Graduate Studies www.eventbrite.ca/e/fgs-presents-the-graduate-student-research-series-featuring-tara-diakow-mais-2019-tickets-84612318723 Register online at above link AUSU December Council Meeting Mon, Dec 16, 5:30 to 6:30 pm MST Online, Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/december-council-meeting-5/ No… Read more »

Vintage Voice—Friday the 13th Edition!

Friday the 13th rolls around at least once—and as many as three times—per year.  We bravely peered in the vault for what our writers past have thought of the day. You have nothing to fear but…  Maxie van Roye examines paraskavedekatriaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th.)  “While admittedly nothing bad has ever happened to me—or… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

AthaU Facebook Group Kayla is curious if students can do a major with two minors; a check with AU suggests not.  Bee has just finished the first semester of AU studies and gives a summary of how it went.  Leslie seeks info on how to print more than ten pages of a Vitalsource etext at… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  POLAR Northern Resident Award Sponsored by:  Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies Deadline:  January 31, 2020 Potential payout:  $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, be long-term residents of Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon, or the Provincial North, as identified by the Northern Boundary Map,  and be enrolled full-… Read more »