Vol. 29 Iss. 25

Volume 29, Issue 25 - 06/25/2021

Minds We Meet—Jessie Goodwin

The Voice Magazine has been featuring inspirational stories of AU students from around the world so we can find solace during challenging time and push ourselves to achieve our dreams together.  Help build the AU community, write to voice@voicemagazine.org if you’re willing to be featured in our Minds We Meet column. This week we were… Read more »

Women of Interest—Emilie Augusta Louise “Lizzy” Lind af Hageby

Definition of anti-vivisection : opposed to experimentation on living animals especially when considered to cause pain or distress to the subject: opposed to vivisection Emilie Augusta Louise “Lizzy” Lind af Hageby was a staunch supporter of the anti-vivisection movement and, in 1906, was co-founder of the Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society. Lind af Hageby was born on September 20,… Read more »

The Study Dude—Four Signs of an Amateurish Essay

Most grad students don’t know how to write.  At least, I’ve read this claim in books and heard it from a professor.  My thesis was written worse than any undergrad paper I ever wrote.  The further I climbed the Tower of Babel, the less I knew. Universities don’t commonly teach students the basic skills of… Read more »

Course Exam—CMIS 214 (Custom Applications with C#)

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—Post-Pandemic Diet

Dear Barb: I don’t know if you can help me, but here goes. I have a friend that I’ve known for many years. We have kept in touch throughout the pandemic and have recently begun seeing each other again. She keeps talking about when the borders are open she wants me to go to her… Read more »

How to Stay Crazy Happy

Women’s emotions can feel erratic.  One moment we’re smiles; the next, sobs.  Throw in bad news, the death of a loved one, or anything burdensome, and our emotions can run roughshod on our sanity. But we aren’t our emotions.  We are more than that We are souls, and souls are comprised of pure love.  Emotions,… Read more »

Editorial—The Dose with the Most

You’ll have to excuse me this week, there remain a couple of articles to get up on the web, and the PDF is nowhere near complete yet. The problem is that on Thursday, I received my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  (Moderna, in my case.)  I didn’t think this would be any problem because… Read more »

Domestic Abuse—How Can We Do More For Victims?

As we exit out of the chaos that was created by COVID-19 and return to normal life, there are elements of society that have come to light and that we will need to refocus on moving forward. The past few years brought significant attention to the historical struggles of women in the workplace and home… Read more »

Four Reasons Why Hiking is Terrible

Are you thinking about getting out to the mountains this year? Are you a frequent hiker? If so, this article is not for you.  Although, you may enjoy reading about my amateur hiking opinions, if only to disagree with them. If you’re an amateur hiker like myself, consider this your most recent warning.  If you’ve… Read more »

Are You an Overthinker?

Do you spend more time thinking about hypothetical consequences of a decision, than you do on the decision itself? Overthinking is more than simply taking an unusually long time to make decisions; it is a culmination of excessive worrying about the future while spending too much time dwelling on past mistakes.  Overthinking can impact both… 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 AUSU Annual General Meeting Mon, Jun 28, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/ausu-annual-general-meeting/ No pre-registration necessary; email governance@ausu.org for info or meeting link The Grad Lounge Fri,… Read more »

AUSU Update

This update is provided to The Voice by AUSU. Contact services@ausu.org with questions. Vote now in your Student Council By-Election It’s time to vote! Ballots have been emailed to all AU undergraduate students. There are 11 candidates for six open council seats. Check your inbox. Open your ballot. Choose your representatives. The voting period is open from June 24th-28th, 2021… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Canada Day on July 1 is a subdued affair this year.  Between painful past brutalities and present pandemic realities, many are opting for the opportunity for quiet reflection.  This week, Vintage Voice wanders around to visit two disparate Canadian locations, each with a past of its own. Special places for the soul.  Darjeeling Jones makes… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Patience! Not everything is instant.  A student’s request for an emailed transcript doesn’t instantly produce the transcript; it turns out that requests are processed overnight and emailed the following day. Discord Reimaging the desktop.  A discussion in the #General channel reveals the many set-ups students have explored for utilizing multiple screens, including… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Athabasca University 50th Anniversary I-Care Completion Bursary Sponsored by:  AU Deadline:  July 15, 2021 Potential payout:  One tuition credit for a single, 3-credit course (undergrad or grad) Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be enrolled in an AU undergrad or grad program, have no more than 15 AU credits to complete for their undergrad program… Read more »