Vol. 29 Iss. 46

Volume 29, Issue 46 - 11/19/2021

Minds We Meet—Ceder

Who are your fellow students?  At times, in an online learning environment, it can feel like you are all alone, but across the nation and around the globe, students just like you are also pursuing their Athabasca University (AU) studies!  Each week, The Voice Magazine will be bringing you some of these stories.  If you… Read more »

The Not-So-Starving Student—Five Gifts for People who Love Food

Are you a foodie?  Or better yet, are you, your friends, and family members food-lovers who thrive on trying different cuisines?  If so, Christmas gifts that are centered around making their food experience in the kitchen better will be a joy to have this Christmas season.  With COVID-19 pandemic rules becoming less restrictive and more… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Putting the Horse Before Descartes

The sound of a door locking behind us can be unsettling, especially in an automobile.  It’s as though moments of potential are, at least symbolically, closed off to us.  One commentator describes the process: “it’s an emasculating scenario when going to dinner with friends: riding in their backseat to the restaurant.  When one attempts to… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscape—Nigerian Literature

From my early beginnings as a young introvert, the public library has always been a bit of a refuge.  Years later, not much has changed, albeit with an additional affinity for endless hours spent scouring second-hand bookstores to add to my ever-growing “to-read” pile.  So in this weekly column, I, a self-proclaimed bookworm—and, unsurprisingly, an… Read more »

Homemade Is Better—Orange Glazed Carrots

When I was in culinary school, we made this dish.  While I have created my own version, it blew my mind when I first had it.  I was impressed with how easy they were to make, and the flavours combined perfectly.  This recipe utilizes the natural sugar in orange juice to create the glaze and… Read more »

Course Exam—WGST 460

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—The Relationship Impulse

Dear Barb: Hi, I am in my early thirties and have been divorced twice.  I have recently met a new guy who could be my forever guy, but I am scared I might be moving too fast.  My previous marriages didn’t last long, and they were like whirlwind relationships too, and I don’t want to… Read more »

Music Review—Bashem

Artist: Wolfrik Album: Clones Single: Bashem The Edmonton, Alberta hard rock/heavy metal band, Wolfrik, dropped their first single from upcoming debut full-length album Clones. With the help of Steve Rawles (Belvedere), Wolfrik had a breakout year in 2019—touring Europe for three weeks, playing festivals such as Manchester Punk Fest and SBAM in Austria, as well… Read more »

The Angels of Christmas

It’s interesting how the more we do the right thing, the more natural it becomes to do more of the right thing.  It snowballs.  The wrong thing always exists when we make a choice or action that creates conflict, even if we think there is a positive lesson involved or even if we think we… Read more »

Editorial—Political Volatility

If you follow Alberta politics at all, you’re already aware that there’s been a call within the United Conservative Party  (UCP) for a leadership convention to happen early. Premier Jason Kenney, who lead the UCP to taking over 50% of the votes in the 2019 election (and won his own riding with over 65% of… Read more »

Beyond Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is time where many of us feel especially patriotic.  We wear our poppies, attend Remembrance Day ceremonies, and share a moment of silence to remember those who have served our country.  While all of this is wonderful, it is important to remember our troops always—not just on Remembrance Day.  Here are some ideas… Read more »

How to Write an Executive Summary

AU’s business students need to learn how to write an executive summary.  But, let’s face it, we may all need to learn how to write one at some point, particularly if we plan on becoming entrepreneurs or managers.  Managers make decent salaries, so learning this skill may come in handy. An executive summary is a… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Virtual Student Lounge Mon, Nov 22, 2:00 to 3:00 pm MST Online via Zoom Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/virtual-student-lounge/ RSVP to ausu@ausu.org for meeting link Joshua Whitehead October Pride Keynote Presentation (re-scheduled from an earlier date) Thur, Nov 25, 2:00 to 3:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/joshua-white-keynote-presentation-for-2021-october-pride/ Access through above link or AUSU Facebook… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Digital Marketing Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  SEOReseller Deadline:  December 15, 2021 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be university students with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. What’s required:  An online application form, along with copy of your transcript, a short bio statement, and a minimum 500-word essay discussing the impact of… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Expensive mistake.  A student who accidentally enrolled in the wrong course gets dinged for a $228 fee to correct the mistake.  An intervention needed here! Discord That’s why it’s called general.  Discussions in the #general channel bounce from OSAP to snow to tax forms to slogging through course readings. reddit Beyond the… Read more »

AUSU Update

This Update is provided to the Voice by AUSU. Contact services@ausu.org with any questions. Don’t miss out on your chance to provide valuable feedback! Your response will impact AUSU advocacy and service priorities so we can best serve our student members and help you have a positive student experience while studying at Athabasca University. Please take a… Read more »