Calendar of Events

Winter Term 2016
Monday, January 25 12:30 - 2:00 PM The Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room
  Faculty Colloquium:

Paula Marentette: Pretending to Learn: The Role of Play in Children’s Development
Janet Wesselius: From Play-Dough to Plato

Saturday, February 6 Morning Session: 10 AM - noon. Afternoon session 1:00 - 3:00 PM Camrose Ski Club

Dr. Dave (Doc) Larson: Learn to Luge on the Natural Luge track in Camrose

Doc is offering 2 sessions on Saturday February 6th (depending on temperature & wind.  below -20ºC and the event cannot go ahead)

Space is limited for each session, so contact Doc at to register for one of the 2 sessions.

Sessions are free.  A waiver will be required for new sliders.

Monday, February 29 12:30 - 2:00 PM The Augustana Chapel

Ardelle Ries and Special Guests: 'Four Brown Caribou' and Other Play-Parties
Glynnis Hood & Doris Audet: To Play or Not to Play? Animals Ask the Question

March 9th - 13th
March 16th - 20th
Wed. - Sat.: 7:00 PM, Sun: 2:00 PM Augustana Theatre Centre

Augustana Drama Production of Footloose (The Musical)

Footloose (the musical). Stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie (based on the Original Screenplay for the Paramount Motion Picture by Dean Pitchford); Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford (including songs by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman). Directed by Jeff Page.

The inspiration for Footloose came from the real life events surrounding the small town of Elmore City, Oklahoma.  Ever since the town’s founding in 1861, dancing had been illegal.  Then, in 1980, Elmore City’s high school students protested the long-standing ordinance, pitting the teens against their church elders. When it was all over, the town witnessed its first dance in 120 years. In the words of creator, Dean Pitchford, “...the story of Footloose is the stuff that many fables are made of: A stranger comes to town and changes the lives of everyone there.  A boy without a father locks horns with a man who has lost his son...basic human stuff.”

Tickets: $20 (general admission); $10 (students).  Available only at the door.

Friday, March 18th 9:00 PM Bailey Theatre

So You Think You Can Drag

View poster

Wednesday, March 23rd 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

The Enigma Story: Technology, Turing, Trondheim, Toronto

Dr. Peter Berg, Science Department Chair and Professor of Physics and Mathematics

Tickets are on sale at the Lougheed Centre or at  Adults $10, Students free on presenting OneCard.  A ticket will be required to attend the event.

An original Enigma Machine will be on display in the Foyer of the Performing Arts Centre, doors open at 6pm
7pm - Dr. Berg will present the amazing story of the Enigma Machine, a device that was used by the German military during WWII to encrypt military communication.  Inspired by the recent movie The Imitation Game, the presentation will highlight the people who cracked the code, such as Alan Turing, how the machine works and how the code was cracked, and the relation to modern encryption and spying

7:45pm - Question period and time for viewing one of only 2 known Enigma Machines in Canada

8:15pm (approx) - Showing of the movie The Imitation Game in the Cargill Theatre

April 25th & 26th All day The Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room
  Augustana Undergraduate Research and Innovative Teaching Conference
Fall Term 2015
Tuesday, September 1 3:30 - 5:00 PM Augustana Gym

Play Fair Canada (collaboration with Student Services celebrating the beginning of the new academic year)

Following the Opening Convocation

Thursday, September 3 7:30 PM Encana Arena

Battle of the University of Alberta: U of A Golden Bears vs. Augustana Vikings

Monday, September 21 12:30 - 2:00 PM The Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room

Faculty Colloquium:

Jane Yardley: Making time to play: the importance of daily physical activity throughout the life cycle

Paul “Sparky” Johnson: Direct Experience: Finding Presence Through Play

Saturday, September 26 8:00 PM The Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

Concert: “A Time to Play” (collaboration with the Alumni Office celebrating the Alumni Weekend)

Thursday, October 1 6:00 - 9:00 PM Augustana Chapel

Presentation and Movie: Jérôme Melançon: Being Forced to Play and Ending the Game: Disengagement, Dissent, Revolt, Rebellion, and Revolution in The Hunger Games

Followed by showing of the movie: The Hunger Games

Friday, October 8 12:00 - 1:00 PM The Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room

Lunch and Learn Session from the Alumni Office

Dr. Andrew Solomon (NHS, London, England)
Drugs, Doping and the Olympic Torch

Sunday, October 18 1:00 - 4:00 PM Start at the Faith & Life Entrance

The Hunger Games Activity Day

Details (PDF)

Thursday, October 29 1:00 - 4:00 PM Forum


Brought to you by Chaplaincy

Friday, October 30 7:30 PM Chapel

The Art of Song

Charlene Brown, Kathleen Corcoran, and Joy-Anne Murphy with Tova Olson and Roger Admiral.  It's time to play! Attend the concert in costume!

Details (PDF)

Monday, November 23 12:30 - 2:00 PM The Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room

Glen Hvenegaard: More than Play Time in the Parks: Human Health and Well-being Benefits of Alberta’s Protected Areas
Melaina Weiss:  The Body as a Vehicle for Transformation in Philosophy

Thursday, November 26 2:15 - 3:30 PM Jean Hachborn Common Room, Founders' Hall
  Slocan Ramblers (brought to you by The Rose City Roots Society)
The Interface of Practice and Play in Music: An Afternoon with The Slocan Ramblers