Vol. 29 Iss. 15

Volume 29, Issue 15 - 04/16/2021

Minds We Meet—Corey Wren

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—We Are What We Read

Whatever we put into our bodies goes into the makeup of our being.  Years ago I attended a restaurant in Nelson, BC, specializing in delicious garlic dishes.  The glory of that mighty plant was on full display and for months after I enjoyed roasting garlic cloves with a little salt and olive oil.  Garlic, like… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Easy Friday Night Calamari Marinara

Ever feel like having something fancier than just take out for Friday night?  When I feel like having something more exotic without putting a significant amount of time in the kitchen, I turn to my pasta dishes.  Besides the traditional meatball marinara, ever considered a seafood marinara? If you’re not a big fan of squid,… Read more »

The Reading List—April 2021

Like most people, I cannot believe it is April.  With the warm weather returning, many of us look forward to the spring and summer where hopefully things will improve, and life will get a little bit closer to normal.  In the meantime, try some of these recommended reads for April! Selfie by Will Storr Personally,… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Hash Browns

Until I worked in food sales, I always admired hash browns at restaurants.  They were usually crispy, perfectly shaped, and golden brown.  Then I got into cooking and food sales and realized that most restaurants use a premade product from McCain’s or Cavendish.  Pretty much the only two companies that make foodservice quantities of cubed… Read more »

Dear Barb—Refilling the Nest

Dear Barb: My wife and myself and our two kids recently had to move back in with my parents.  Because of the pandemic, we both lost our jobs and couldn’t afford our rent.  We feel bad about having to do this.  My parents are retired and have good pensions so finances are not an issue… Read more »

Editorial—A Bit Confused

Wondering what happened to the Voice Writing Contest entries?  There’ll be more information on that in next week’s issue of The Voice Magazine, suffice it to say that we’re now in the process of contacting some of the winners and making sure all the t’s are dotted and the i’s are crossed.  Or however it’s… Read more »

10 Ways to Love Our Fellow Students and Professors

When we love our fellow students and professors, we leverage our grades, our friendships, and our enjoyment of academics. Here are 10 ways to love our colleagues and mentors in academia: #1: Avoid competing with others. Compete only with ourselves. If another student outshines us, seek synergy, where we strive to be our best 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

The pandemic has made it easier for some to observe Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day on April 16.  We observe that our writers have used (at least) two different spellings for that garment. Hazel says “pajamas.”  Former Voice columnist Hazel Anaka laments the days she let drift by without accomplishing much.  “Time is a… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group The second-best time to start is now.  A student needing printed copies of each course’s syllabus for credit transfer assessment at another uni wishes they hadn’t waited until after 20 courses. Discord Maxing the RAM.  A student’s efforts to boost RAM on an older computer pre-ProctorU exam garners advice and offers of… 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 Business Undergrad Program Orientation for New Students Tues, Apr 20, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/faculty-of-business-undergraduate-program-orientation-for-new-students-20210420/ RSVP through above link AUSU April… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Aging Matters Scholarship Sponsored by:  SeniorCare.com Deadline:  May 15, 2021 Potential payout:  $1500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be attending, or enrolled to attend in Fall 2021, an accredited university or college program full-time. What’s required:  A completed online application, including contact and academic info, and a 800-1000 word essay on “Why aging matters… Read more »