Vol. 28 Iss. 19

Volume 28, Issue 19 - 05/07/2021

Hustle Culture—Maintaining Mental and Physical Health

As society attempts to navigate the uncertainty of current events, the economic sector continuously reminds us that, despite our fears, productivity is still important above all — with headlines proclaiming 9 Tips To Be Productive When Working At Home During COVID-19 and What You Need To Know About Holding Productive Virtual Meetings During COVID-19.  One… Read more »

The Study Dude!—How to Write the Perfect Essay

What is smart, beautiful, and perfect?  Your next essay, of course.  Here are tips to help you to write a work of art as your next essay.  This guide works mostly for first- or second-year undergraduates, but a graduate student may discover a few tidbits, too. Ready to write? Tip #1: Logical flow begins with… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Grilling Season & Burgers

It’s grilling season! You can smell it in the air on a hot weekend, someone cooking on their outdoor grill.  I call it grilling for two reasons.  One, grilling is a high heat, a quick outdoor cooking method where we sear grill marks into our food.  And two, BBQ (which we sometimes use interchangeably with… Read more »

The Creative Spark—Simple Tricks to Sweeten Dialogue

If you’ve ever been tasked to write dialogue, you’ll likely stumble at first.  But once you know the rules, your dialogue will excite and rouse readers.  If you’re a student, I can’t stress enough how writing frees the soul.  Writing can cause you to self-publish, position yourself as an expert, and make some extra cash…. Read more »

Course Exam—LGST 369 (Commercial Law)

LGST 369 (Commercial Law) is a three-credit, upper level business and administrative studies (legal studies) course that is designed to inform business people and those dealing with businesses of the core legal principles, laws, and institutions which govern trade and commerce in Canada.  It will help business people to anticipate and, if possible, avoid legal… Read more »

Dear Barb—Boss Accountability

Dear Barb: Hi, I am a junior accountant at a small accounting firm.  I’m willing to do many tasks since I’m at the bottom of the totem pole.  The problem I am having is with my boss.  I feel like I am invisible to him, or maybe he doesn’t like my work.  I do journal… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Hungriest Ghosts

“Oh well, the devil makes us sin But we like it when we’re spinning in his grip -Massive Attack, ‘Paradise Circus’ “God made food; the devil the cooks.” -James Joyce, Ulysses The chefs’ movements are fluid as any dancer’s, their hands skilled as any surgeon’s. (Saltimbocca, cassoulet, roasted vegetables, veal with hollandaise sauce.) The restaurant… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Katt posts the magic words, “print or digital,” and a lengthy conversation ensues about textbook preference (spoiler alert:  print wins!)  Jesse wonders what the status is for courses with print exams; responders suggest some are still on hold but suggest to check with the course tutor for an update.  Sibylle got dinged… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Got a Spine Scholarship Sponsored by:  Arctic Chiropractic Deadline:  June 2, 2020, 11:59 pm EST Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian or U.S. residents, be attending university or college in Canada or the U.S. full-time as of October, 2020, and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. What’s required:  A… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Online MBA ApplicationWebinar Wed, May 13, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/online-mba-application-webinar-20200513 Register through above link Hack the Library – Using Discover to Access Journal Articles, Books, and E-Books Wed, May 13, 4:00 to 5:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary; access through… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10.  Mothers have featured in many Voice articles over the years; here are two perspectives. Who are we saving the good china for?  Debbie Jabbour recalls her mother’s good china, and who was special enough to use it.  “Every once in a while she would pull out the lace tablecloth,… Read more »