Vol. 28 Iss. 11

Volume 28, Issue 11 - 03/13/2020

Worldwide Alternative Education Options throughout History

For many students who do not fit the traditional educational mold, whether as a result of work commitments, family duties, or even identity, alternative schooling options offer a sense of hope.  Although uncommon, over the years, innovative schools with unique philosophies have quietly educated generations of graduates worldwide.  Notable examples include distance education options, such… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—The True Wheel of Fortune

Today’s column will take more of a scholarly slant, exploring recent “scientific” studies conducted in several ivy league universities that prefer to remain anonymous.  According to cutting edge research funded by KarmaPharma Holistic Antipsychotics, most of what we thought we knew about the development of individual personality is totally incorrect.  Darwinism, nature / nurture, and… Read more »

The Study Dude—Seven Tips on How to Read Critically

Do you want to develop a graduate student mindset as an undergraduate?  If so, you’re reading the right stuff.  Let me show you how to read critically so that you can get published in academic journals. In graduate school, I took a methodology course in Communications.  A methodology acts as a tool that frames how… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—First Fruit Picking Experience

There is something deeply therapeutic about picking your own fruits and vegetables. Arguably, there is even a greater sense of gratitude and humbleness when you grow the fruit or vegetables yourself and harvest them at the very end. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a public fruit garden on the outskirts of Los Angeles…. Read more »

The Fit Student—How to Become a Superstar

Know your values, strengths, and personality.  I mean really know these things.  They can guide your choice of academic discipline and career.  They can turn you into a star at a young age: a star employee, a star student, a media star, any kind of star.  A superstar. Seek your lucky stars as early as… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 466 (Advanced Technologies for Web-Based Systems)

COMP 466 (Advanced Technologies for Web-Based Systems) is a three-credit, senior-level computer science course that is designed for students to learn some of the advanced Web technologies that are widely used by IT professionals in developing web-based systems and applications.  It extends the student’s knowledge and skills in computing; network programming; web design; and in… Read more »

Dear Barb—Pound Problems

Dear Barb: Hi, I read your column often and finally decided to send in a question.  I am a mother of two teenage boys.  My husband and I are in our forties and both work full time, and I also take a few courses a year through AU.  We are very busy and find it… Read more »

Editorial—It Seems We Live in Interesting Times

To live in interesting times is something widely thought to be a Chinese curse (in reality, probably not, but it makes a good story) but, origin aside, it does remain a fair comment that the things felt to be most interesting in history are generally the things that cause the most misery. In that respect,… Read more »

Council Connection—February 27, 2020 Meeting

The most recent AUSU Council Meeting took place on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm MT. In attendance were President Brandon Simmons (Meeting Chair), Vice President Finance and Administration (VPFA) Brittany Daigle, Councillor Sarah Blayney Lew, Councillor Darcie Fleming, Councillor Christine Hudder, Councillor Amanda Lipinski, Councillor Alice Namu, Councillor Lisa Oracheski, Councillor… Read more »

COVID-19—What you Can Do and What you Should Not Do.

This afternoon, WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom held a press briefing on the current situation and recommendations surrounding COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Following is a summary of the WHO recommendations, and information on what you should and should not be doing right now. An important fund has been established to collect funds… Read more »

What’s the Point of Daylight Savings?

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, clocks were turned forward one hour.  Daylight saving time is the practice of moving clocks forward starting in spring so that daylight lasts longer into evening.  In the winter, however, it is changed back.  This further reduces the amount of daylight in the early morning from the already diminished amount… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Gayle seeks guidance on how to deal with a required course that is currently suspended; one responder who experienced the same issue suggests contacting Academic Advising as there may be a list of alternate courses.  Anita is hoping to arrange a ride-share for the March 17 BIOL 325 lab.  Razanne wonders what… Read more »

AU Thentic Events

Three-Minute Thesis Competition Tue, Mar 17, 9:30am to 4:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by FGS news.athabascau.ca/events/three-minute-thesis-competition Access online through above link BMgmt/CPHR Info Session Wed, Mar 18, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/bmgmt-cphr-information-session-20200318 Register through above link BComm/CPA Info Session Thur, Mar 19, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Financial Future Scholarship Sponsored by:  InvestmentZen Deadline:  April 1, 2020, 11:59pm GMT Potential payout:  $1000 USD Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be actively enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university (in any country.) What’s required:  A completed online application form, along with a 500-1500 word essay on one of three given financial-related topics. Tips:  Read… 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 Feb 29: Deadline to apply for course extension for Apr Mar 5: AUSU Election Candidates Announced Mar 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Apr 1 Mar 15: Apr degree requirements… Read more »