Vol. 29 Iss. 13

Volume 29, Issue 13 - 04/02/2021

Minds We Meet—Elisa Neven-Pugh

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you are 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.  If you would like to be featured next, do not hesitate to… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Cream of Mushroom Porkchop

Recently I tried out a new recipe that I’ve come to love. It’s one that is simple, flavorful, and carbohydrate-smart. My previous diet consisted of a high carbohydrate meals which left me feeling unsatiated. To help manage my energy sources better, I decided to allow for more proteins in my diet. This small change has… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Language by Any Other Word?

Language is an indispensable tool for learning and, lest we dig our own academic graves by failing to utilize language to our best advantage, a brief survey of the technology of words as tools is in order.  We know that crows and anteaters use tools, and that rock-dwelling mammals like marmots have specific warning calls… Read more »

Council Connection—March 17, 2021 Meeting

At 6:30 pm, AUSU Council gathered with its new executive having just been elected.  The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the saying goes.  In this case, all three executives from last month were re-elected into the same positions, but an extra executive position had been created and a councillor elected. … Read more »

Homemade is Better—Brisket

I threw my back out last week and had to put my recipe on hold.  This week, to make up for it, I’m smoking a brisket for my Dad’s birthday, which was last week at the time I’m writing this.  I might be a little late to this party, but I feel like brisket has… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 444 (Embedded/Robotic Programming)

If you have a course that you would like to see a Course Exam article written for or you recently took a course that you would like to recommend to other AU students, please feel free to reach out with the course name and number, and any questions or feedback you may have.  We’ll be happy to… Read more »

Dear Barb—Descending to Violence

Dear Barb: Hi!  My husband and I have been together for four years, having dated for almost two years before we moved in together.  Everything was good with no major problems and I never saw a hint of violence in Jason, so I was devastated when he started choking me during an argument.  That was… Read more »

Editorial—Coronavirus Trolley

Some quick notes, first.  For those waiting for the results of the Voice Writing Contest?  Keep waiting.  The entries are in the judges hands now and they’ve begun figuring out how they’re going to choose.  I will keep you updated. Also this week, be sure to check out our feature interview with student Elisa Neven-Pugh. … Read more »

A Rant: The Five Best Burger Recipes

In Calgary during late March, Jack Frost turned his cold gaze upon us once more and blew a final frosty kiss goodbye.  Now that winter’s aftershocks are over, it’s time to greet the gods of flame.  Barbecue season—also known as summer among sad vegetarians—is here again.  Strike a match over your charcoal grills or turn… Read more »

How to Control Our Minds

If we’re happy despite what twists life may throw, then we’ve learned to control our minds.  And days of pure happiness are possible for every one of us, even in the most severe life circumstances. When I was a teen, I spent a short time focused on controlling my mind.  I’d wake up before school… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Everyone was new once:  A new student seeking tips on getting AU studies organized receives a flood of insightful tips from other students. reddit Lesser of two evils:  A student worries that a withdrawal notation on their transcript might hurt chances for grade school; other students provide opinions on the merits of… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  David and Shelley Scholarship Sponsored by:  Easter Seals Ontario Deadline:  April 30, 2021 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be residents of Ontario, seeking post-secondary education, and have a physical disability.  See full eligibility requirements. What’s required:  A completed and mailed application form, along with academic transcripts, two reference letters, and a… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie April Edition: The Cree Hunters of Mistassini Apr 1 to Apr 30 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link Blended Learning Practice MOOC Apr 4 to May 1 Online Hosted by AU and Commonwealth of Learning news.athabascau.ca/events/blended-learning-practice-mooc-spring-2021/ Register through above link Facebook:  Fact or Fiction? Wed, Apr 7,… 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 Mar 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Apr 1 Mar 11: AUSUnights Virtual Student Social Mar 15: Apr degree requirements deadline Mar 17: AUSU Public Council Meeting Mar 31: Deadline… Read more »