Vol. 28 Iss. 22

Volume 28, Issue 22 - 05/29/2020

ProctorU—The Recent Highs and Lows of Online Invigilation

While many brick and mortar students and educators have struggled with the recent unexpected transition to online education, the very nature of AU’s unique educational model has allowed the institution to bypass many issues.  Although many aspects of life and work have been significantly altered for AU staff, faculty, and students, our educational system has… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Change Up Your Breakfast Routine

Bored of your classic cereal for breakfast? Want some flair without having to prepare an extravagant breakfast?  COVID-19 has given me the opportunity to explore more diverse breakfast options without resorting to the most efficient, bland-tasting breakfast.  Lately, having the urge to try something different for breakfast, I’ve created several recipes that might help with… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Creamy Coleslaw

Coleslaw is always better the next day, but, in our house, we rarely make coleslaw days ahead.  So this is a bit of a cheater recipe.  We adapted this recipe from a few other recipes we’ve seen, and my wife and I make it slightly different from each other.  For example, she likes to add… Read more »

Dear Barb—Selfish Concern

Dear Barb: Hi, I am 19 years old and my mom was just diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  Mom’s a single parent and I am her only child.  We have always been very close and get along well.  She has had a lot of symptoms, but we weren’t sure exactly what was causing them.  The MS… Read more »

Editorial—Steps Need to Be Taken

My apologies to everyone for the lateness of this.  It’s entirely my own fault, but I’ve been entirely drawn in by the reports of the violence and riots, and the causes of them, down in Minnesota and Kentucky for the past couple of days.  I’ve been having difficulty wrapping my head around the events.  Not… Read more »

COVID-19—A Poem

COVID 19 illuminates our global connectedness Yet now it keeps us apart Great efforts are underway to fight this disease Although we missed out on an early start Everywhere new groups are forming With no time for norming Amidst political storming Essential workers show true grit and heart It takes only a small group to… Read more »

Council Connection—May 20, 2020 Meeting

The most recent AUSU Council Meeting took place on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm MT. All Councillors were in attendance, with the exception of Councillor Ian Stewart.  Also in attendance were The Voice’s Managing Editor Karl Low and Council Meeting Reporter Natalia Iwanek. Key items included COVID-19, Council Reports, and the… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Lift Parts Express Scholarship Sponsored by:  Lift Parts Express Deadline:  June 30, 2020 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian or U.S. residents, be between the ages of 16 and 21, be attending school in the fall of 2020, and have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. What’s required:  An online… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Virtual Student Social Sat, May 30, 6:00 pm MDT Online via Zoom Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/2020/05/virtual-student-social/ RSVP by May 29 to ausu@ausu.org Three Minute Thesis Competition Tues, June 2, 12:00 to 4:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Graduate Studies news.athabascau.ca/events/three-minute-thesis-competition Access livestream through above link MBA Application Webinar Wed, June 3, 11:00… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Donnette from AUSU posts an alert about a tech issue with myAU; Heath adds a link to allow students to access their courses directly.  David’s looking to connect with another student in the architecture program.  Kimberly asks about delays in assignment marking; several responses, including those from tutors, strongly suggest contacting tutors… 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 May 30: AUSU Virtual Student Social May 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for June June 4: AUSU Virtual Student Social Jun 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Jul… Read more »