Vol. 28 Iss. 37

Volume 28, Issue 37 - 09/18/2020

Minds We Meet—Meg Lalonde

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you’re all alone in your studies, but across the nation, around the globe, students like you are also pursuing their AU education, and The Voice Magazine wants to bring their stories to you and vice versa.  If you would like to be featured next, do not… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Hummus and Pita Chips

School lunches are hard.  After so many weeks of making sandwiches or buying lunchables, you want a change, they want a change, everyone is tired of leftovers.  This week I made hummus and pita chips.  My kids eat this up like it’s going out of style, and, honestly, it’s easy to make!  Granted. the tahini… Read more »

The Creative Spark!—What I’ve Learned About Emotional Wounds

Author, psychologist, and physician Dr. Raymond Moody said life-changing words.  He said something like, “The definition of normal is someone you don’t yet know very well.” In other words, hang around someone long enough, and you discover their flaws and wounds—their abnormalities.  That quote means a ton not for just fiction, but for your life… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Next Step

Dear Barb: Hi, I am in my early twenties and have been dating the same guy for three years.  I am still living at home since my parents are fairly lenient and don’t mind if my boyfriend stays over.  I am attending university and working part time, so I have been able to save a… Read more »

The Aging Process—A Lifestyle Approach to Looking Young

Every year, people around the world spend over $500 billion on beauty products.  We find ourselves living during a time where appearance seems to be everything.  The advertisers and marketers want to convince you that their expensive products will make you look younger, but I say save your money.  The key to looking younger longer… Read more »

Editorial—Generational Divide

This week, our feature article is one of the best articles, the kind that features one of you.  That’s right, Minds We Meet is slowly but surely coming back.  It’s always been a priority article for me to have here in The Voice Magazine when I can, because it’s really what The Voice is all… Read more »

The Last Days of Summer—Southern Ontario Day Trips

For those of us who live in northern cities, the chase of the elusive summer sun can border on obsession, particularly when we first feel the initial dreaded cool breezes of early September.  Two months of warm weather is never quite enough. The irresistible urge to enjoy the remaining warmth of the summer sun remains… 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 Sep 24: AUSU Virtual Student Social Sep 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Oct Oct 2: Athabasca University Convocation Oct 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Oct 1… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Avast, mateys!  International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is on the horizon for September 19, and we’ve plumbed the depths to dredge up some booty from the archives. Prepare to be boarded!  Writer Barbara Lehtiniemi reviews the Monty Pythonesque pirate movie Yellowbeard, which features Cleese, Chapman, Idle, plus Cheech, Chong, and Madeleine Kahn.  “Although… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Michelle wonders why transfer credits from another institution don’t affect GPA at AU; responses indicated that for AU undergrad programs, only AU courses are used for GPA.  Bob posts about new course LBST 325 Labour Mobility and Migrant Workers; a timely topic!  A student discovers the hard way that exams have to… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships Sponsored by:  Horatio Alger Association of Canada Deadline:  October 26, 2020 Potential payout:  $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens, be graduating high school (or in the final year of CEGEP) with plants to enter university in the fall of 2021, demonstrate financial need, and be involved in… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Nursing and Health Studies Library Orientation webinar Sat, Sept 19, 10:00 to 11:30 am MDT Online via Adobe Connect Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary; access through above link MBA for Executives Webinar Tues, Sept 22, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-executives-webinar-20200922 RSVP through above link… Read more »