Vol. 29 Iss. 21

Volume 29, Issue 21 - 05/28/2021

Minds We Meet—Dustin Karpovich

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 »

Women of Interest—Doris Lessing

Doris May Lessing was the oldest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature.  At age 88 Lessing was the oldest Nobel Laureate and only the eleventh woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature in the Swedish Academy’s 106 year history. Doris May Lessing was born in Iran on October 22,… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Less Hokey-Pokey, More Hocquenghem!

“There is no subdivision of desire into homosexuality and heterosexuality”, claimed queer theorist Guy Hocquenghem (49).  By this view, gayness does not represent a repressed minority within the hegemonic pantheon of tough men with trucks and despicable “no fat chicks” bumper stickers because, ironically, desire itself is queer.  Everything else is, well, just an old… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Crispy Parmesan Chicken Thighs

I’ve been super busy the last few weeks with several tasks around our house.  I was pushing to finish the previous semester, and then we started a reno to our bathroom at the start of May; the only full-sized bathroom in our house, I might add.  So my mind has been somewhat occupied for the… Read more »

Course Exam—ANTH 275

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—Cringe Distance

Dear Barb: I have this really great friend and we have lots of fun together.  He is a very sarcastic guy and at times he has crossed the line and offended people.  I mostly don’t get offended but just laugh along with him.  Recently a mutual friend asked me if Mike’s sense of humor ever… Read more »

The Struggling Student Rants

I recently listened to a podcast episode between Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist, and Malcolm Gladwell, a Canadian journalist and author.  Adam and Malcolm both have a knack for calling each other out, as well as calling a spade a spade.  This wasn’t their first podcast rodeo, however, what stuck with me in this episode… Read more »

I Quit Biting My Nails—Here’s How You Can Too

I have been biting my nails for as long as I can remember.  It’s a terrible habit, but one that I could never quite seem to kick.  I have quit many things in my lifetime, including smoking cigarettes, but biting my nails has without a doubt been the most difficult.  If I’m trying to stop… Read more »

Four Tips for 2021 Graduates

So, you might have just recently finished your courses and are waiting for that prestigious piece of paper that shows you’ve worked hard to get where you are academically.  However, graduating during the pandemic is also scary.  As the 2020 graduates can relate to, the pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives from personal… Read more »

Editorial—Not to be Pessimistic

Here in Alberta, Premier Kenney’s laid out an ambitious schedule for a nearly full re-opening; one that just happens to coincide nicely with the timing of the Stampede.  If all goes to plan, the Alberta should be pretty much wide open just a week or so before the doors to the Stampede open. And honestly,… Read more »

Five Ways to Expect Nothing but Give Our All

Life is best lived when we expect nothing from it, but we give it our all.  The same goes for our relationships, our studies, our work, our health, and anything else uplifting. Even if we are exhausted, lacking energy, or on the brink of death, give the gifts of smiles, energy, and laughter.  Controlling our… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie June Edition: Two Spirit Stories Jun 1 to Jun 30 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link MBA Application Webinar Tues, Jun 1, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/online-mba-application-webinar-20210601/ RSVP through above link Digital Body Language:  Collaborate Faster and Further, Together… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  OYF Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by:  Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program Deadline:  June 30, 2021 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian students pursuing post secondary education leading to a diploma or degree in agriculture. What’s required:  A completed and mailed application form, including a one-page essay outlining why you are passionate… 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 June 8: AUSU By-Election nomination deadline June 10: AUSU By-Election campaign starts June 10: AUSUnights Virtual Student Social June 11: Virtual Convocation 2021   Join the team in the upcoming AUSU Student… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Paying the proctor.  A query about when to pay ProctorU its fees (when scheduling), also produces a reminder that payment is in U.S. Funds.  A separate thread confirms that webcams are mandatory when using ProctorU. reddit Trouble with the neighbours/neighbors.  A gripe about Moodle’s use of American English reveals strong opinions—for, against,… Read more »

Vintage Voice!

Amnesty International, which was founded following a May 28, 1961 article in The Observer called, “The Forgotten Prisoners,” celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.  May 28 is Amnesty International Day. Killing to control.  Alessandra Palmer implores action to stop the 5000 so-called honour killings that take place annually.  “What is so heart rending is that… Read more »