Vol. 29 Iss. 33

Volume 29, Issue 33 - 08/20/2021

Music Review—Wide Eyed Elk Ensemble

Artist: Fences Album: Wide Eyed Elk Ensemble American indie rock singer Christopher Mansfield, aka Fences, has released a new album—Wide Eyed Elk Ensemble.  “While singer-songwriter Christopher Mansfield has made a name for himself via a steady string of critically acclaimed solo releases and collaborations with the likes of Tegan and Sara, Macklemore, Death Cab for… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Roast Beef

I was looking to see what articles I’ve done over the last year and realized I have yet to write about cooking roast beef.  How I could forget such a quintessential meal option is beyond me.  Nevertheless, we picked up an inside round at our local grocery store today while considering what to have for… Read more »

Course Exam—BIOL 325 (Introductory Microbiology)

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—Life-Long Decisions

Dear Barb: My boyfriend and I have been dating for four months.  We get along great and have lots of common interests.  I was even thinking he may be the one for me.  All that changed last week when we learned his ex-girlfriend is two months pregnant and he is the father.  I was devastated… Read more »

The Study Dude—Closing Clinchers for Essays

Over the last four weeks, I’ve written about the essay research phase, the essay writing phase, the essay editing phase, and opening hooks.  This week, it’s time to focus on closing clinchers for essays. If you are striving for an A+, a closing clincher can get you the grade. I once wrote an essay so… Read more »

Editorial—Why an Election?

I’ve started to see a number of folks online asking why hold an election now, as yet another wave of COVID-19 seems to start gripping our nation.  I think there are a lot of answers to this question. The first answer, of course, is because the governing political party saw the polls, has been looking… Read more »

Opportunity Knocks Every Second

I heard a quote today that went something like, “Everything that happens to us, good or bad, is an opportunity for us to change.” And if we see everything that happens as an opportunity for growth, there is never a need to feel sad—not even for a second. But how do you do it?  Here’s… Read more »

Intelligence Quotients – Empty Numbers That Wow

Intelligence quotients (IQ) are thought to be one of the best methods for identifying gifted children and it is a number that some mainstream adults have paraded when trying to quantify their smarts.  An IQ is defined a number that is used to indicate an apparent level of intelligence of a person.  Prior to their… Read more »

AUSU Update!

This update is provided to The Voice by AUSU. Contact services@ausu.org with questions. Undergraduate Abstract Submissions Welcome at GSRC The Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association and the Faculty of Graduate Studies are excited to announce the call for abstracts for the 2021 Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC), which will take place virtually on October 1st and 2nd. Current AU graduate students and… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Syncrude/Athabasca University Aboriginal Scholarship Sponsored by:  AU and Syncrude Deadline:  September 30, 2021 Potential payout:  $2000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be residents of Alberta, be of Aboriginal ancestry (Status/Non-Status Indian, Inuit, or Métis,) and entering or continuing full-time AU studies in the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Management, or Bachelor of Science undergrad… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Academic erasure.  A student wonders if a course can be removed from an AU transcript; responses say no, along with interesting conversation about why they should/should not. Discord Conversational ping-pong.  One conversation on the #coffee-shop-lounge channel bounces around vaccination efficacy rates, politics, abortion, statistics, and flu season.  Oh, also MATH 216. Twitter… Read more »

Vintage Voice

As annoying as a federal election during a pandemic might be, even more annoying is that August 20 is World Mosquito Day!  Who gave those little pricks their own day? The thirteenth zodiac?  Columnist Hazel Anaka contends 2011 should be named for Alberta’s plague of skeeters.  “According to Alberta Health Services, there are 43 (yikes!)… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie August Edition: First Nation Stories Aug 1 to Aug 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link Faculty of Business Undergrad Program Orientation for New Students Wed, Aug 25, 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-20210825/ RSVP through above link ATTACH webinar… Read more »