Vol. 29 Iss. 14

Volume 29, Issue 14 - 04/09/2021

Minds We Meet—Marcus Levis, SSW

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 »

Fly on the Wall—Discovering The Real You(s) at AU

Ever wake up feeling like a different creature than you were yesterday?  We at AU emerge from the cocoon states of our less educated selves every day; the learning is ongoing and that’s why it’s called continuing education.  As we study harder and glean faster, we may see the world anew and feel our essence… Read more »

Music Review—Talk Show Host

Artist: Talk Show Host Track: Blood in the Sand Toronto power-pop punk trio Talk Show Host has released a new single “Blood in the Sand”, now streaming everywhere, along with a new music video.  The single is one of the tracks on Talk Show Host’s upcoming album, Mid-Century Modern.  The band’s first full length album… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Easy Butter Chicken Recipe

Butter chicken is one of my all-time favorite recipes that boasts bold, rich flavors. Butter Chicken with a bowl of basmati rice or drizzled over naan makes for a hearty meal, enough to transport you to a different world. Butter chicken originated in India and was introduced with ingredients from both British and Indian cuisine…. Read more »

Homemade is Better—The Hawkeye

I have been in Scouting as a leader, which we call Scouters, for over six years.  When I first started with our group, my son was a first-year Beaver Scout.  As a Scouter in Beavers, you get assigned a nickname, and I got Hawkeye.  I love the name so much that I kept it when… Read more »

Course Exam—CHEM 301 (Introduction to Biochemistry)

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—Mother of a Problem

Dear Barb: Hi, I am 18 years old and just graduated from high school.  I live with my mom, who is a single mother.  We do not have a lot of money, so I am planning to work full time while doing my doing me teaching degree online.  My parents separated when I was 15… Read more »

Editorial—Officially Old

Athabasca University students, as an average, have been getting younger over the years, but we’re still have one of the oldest, if not the very oldest, student body of universities across the nation.  So many of you might have some experience with what’s gone on with me recently. I officially had to confront my mortality… Read more »

How Not to Dwell on Others’ Flaws

We are all blessed with flaws. Flaws may be shortcomings, but they provide us with the opportunity to tame or, better yet, overcome our weaknesses. And that overcoming is what makes life a hero’s journey. But what about other people’s flaws—especially the flaws that harm us? Those people, too, are on a hero’s journey. And… 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 »

Vintage Voice

April 9 is Unicorn Day, the annual celebration of (probably) non-existent animals.  Exist or not, we found some in Voices past. And this was before viral arguments about The Dress.  Writer and philosopher Jason Sullivan questions video-game horses and perceptions of reality.  “As students who write essays and plan experiments we have the wonderful opportunity… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Eleanor Ritchie Education Scholarship Sponsored by:  Autism Ontario Deadline:  April 30, 2021 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be on the autism spectrum, be currently living in Ontario, and be accepted to attend their first year of post-secondary studies (university, college, apprentice program) in Canada. What’s required:  A completed online application form,… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Wait, did I really write that?  A student wonders how to be sure an exam was submitted for marking correctly; one response points out the “request exam” page will note the status change from “exam requested” to “exam written” once it’s been submitted. Discord Aim for done.  A group stress-fest as students… 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 Digital Transformation Leadership Certificate info session by PowerED™ Tues, Apr 13, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU’s PowerED™ news.athabascau.ca/events/digital-transformation-leadership-certificate-info-session-by-powered/ RSVP through above link MBA for… Read more »