Vol. 28 Iss. 32

Volume 28, Issue 32 - 08/14/2020

Dear Barb Continues Advice Tradition in Book Format

There’s a saying, attributed to author and inspirational speaker Regina Brett, that states, “If we threw all our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s we’d grab ours back.” Whether it’s schadenfreude, self-improvement, or simply gratitude that our own problems are not worse, reading advice columns seems to be a pastime with universal appeal…. Read more »

The Creative Spark!—Five Tips for Musical Writing

You don’t have to be Beyoncé to sound musical.  Stephen King sounds musical, and I’d guess he doesn’t sing.  You just need a smoking hot pen.  And a few literary tools.  Fortunately, Rayne Hall has just the toolbox you might be looking for. Tip #1: Too much alliteration sounds like alligators: shocking. According to author… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Knife Knowledge

This past week my family and I camped in Dinosaur Provincial Park in southern Alberta.  It was a great trip and was capped off by a two-night stay in Airdrie (a small city just north of Calgary) where my friend Chris, who I’ve known for almost 30 years, lives with his family.  While visiting their… Read more »

Beats from the Basement—Ricky Martin

Album: Ricky Martin (1999) Artist: Ricky Martin Milica Markovic How can I talk about Spanish-language music without mentioning the King of Latin Pop himself? Enrique Martìn Morales (also known as “Ricky Martin”) is one of the artists who introduced me to this festive genre through various party mixes from the late 90s, and the fun… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Prodigal Father

Dear Barb: My parents divorced when I was 10 years old.  My dad moved away with this new girlfriend and seemed to just forget about us.  I loved my dad and really missed him at the time, but eventually I got angry and wondered why he never came back to see me or my brother. … Read more »

The Fly on the Wall—Rewilding the Garden of Our Summer Soul 

Beard era circa 2020 implies new formulations of the phrase: does the carpet match the drapes?  Prescient though this giggled query may be, it connotes timeless equivocations whereby what’s outside (or above) is taken to signify what’s inside (or below).  Sure, we mouth slogans that it’s what’s inside that counts, but superficial aesthetic judgments are… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Stephanie asks for suggestions of places offering student discounts; a flood of responses with great discount tips!  Sumaiyyah has questions about the funding process; other funded students help out with advice.  Kimberly is curious how AU determines which province a student is resident in, when they are temporarily living in another province…. Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie August Edition – First Nation Stories Aug 1 to Aug 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin news.athabascau.ca/events/bannock-and-a-movie-first-nation-stories Access through above link 2020 AUSU By-election Campaign Period Aug 12 to 31 www.ausu.org/governance/elections/ Visit above link for more information The 5th IEEE Cyber Science and Technology Congress Aug 17 to Aug 24 Online… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Ken and Janny Hutchinson Scholarship in Architecture Sponsored by:  AU, along with donors Daytona Homes and Ralph Hutchinson Deadline:  September 1, 2020 Potential payout:  $1500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be current RAIC Syllabus students or current AU students in either the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture or the B.Sc. in Architecture, and have a… 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 Aug 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Sep 1 Aug 12: AUSU By-election Candidates Announced Aug 15: Sept degree requirements deadline Aug 19: AUSU Public Council Meeting Aug 25: AUSU… Read more »