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Chemistry technician named first Augustana recipient of UAlberta support staff award

David King, a chemistry technician at the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus, is the first person from Augustana to win the award.

Students create their own paths through rural and Indigenous community internships

Three Augustana students share their experiences with summer internships in rural and Indigenous communities through a Pathways Program.

Augustana Newsletter for December 19, 2018

Good morning, all! The exam period is almost over and the holidays are just around the corner. The campus is slowing down, but there are a few events to look forward to in the new year, including: Two public lectures on January 8 and 9 featuring distinguished visiting professor Rebecca Probert from Exeter law school, …

Augustana Works Community Career Mixer

Augustana Works Career Mixer Meet Augustana alumni and community leaders at this networking event. Participants will receive coaching to improve their networking skills before practicing through a facilitated networking activity. This event is open to all Augustana students and recent graduates. The Career Mixer is free to attend, but registration is required. Participants will: …

Augustana Weekly: It's all inside - January 9, 2019

Welcome to the NEW Augustana Newsletter, the Augustana Weekly! We hope you enjoy the new format of our weekly newsletter! Take a look around to find out important student information, campus updates, get ahead of all of the great events happening on campus and in the community, and maybe learn a new fact or two! …

Ronning Centre Lecture - Marriage Law in Britain and the US

Professor Probert will discuss British family law myths, and Katharine Batlan, postdoc fellow with the Chester Ronning Centre, will discuss religious responses to marriage law changes in the US. Sponsored by the Chester Ronning Centre. Part of the Distinguished Visiting Professor Public Lecture Series with Professor Rebecca Probert, Exeter Law School Wednesday, January 9, 2019 2 pm Roger Epp …

Town & Gown Lecture: The Runaway Wife, the Bigamous Earl and the Farmer's Daughter

An exploration of the dramatic events behind an unlikely union in England in 1790 between a local farmer's daughter and an Earl who was previously married. Part of the Distinguished Visiting Professor Public Lecture Series with Professor Rebecca Probert, Exeter Law School. Tuesday, January 8, 2018 7 pm Mayer Hall, Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

Augustana Newsletter for December 12, 2018

Good morning, all! We have a short and sweet newsletter today, as I hope everyone's exam period will seem! Speaking of exams, do you know when yours are? If not, check out the schedule below! Pop by the First-Year Chemistry Lab today from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm for an information session and demonstration of …

Religious Freedom Lecture with Tisa Wenger - April 13

Join us on April 13 for a public lecture by Tisa Wenger. This talk explores the prospects and paradoxes of religious freedom for Native Americans and for African Americans in the early twentieth century. Free to attend!

Chemistry professors, technicians and students shine at annual national conference

Undergraduate research and innovative teaching showcased at last spring's Canadian Chemistry Conference.

Statistics demonstrate importance of sexual education for school-aged children

A progressive sexual education curriculum is necessary for spreading awareness of healthy, diverse and consensual sexual behaviours, says political science professor.

Augustana Newsletter for December 5, 2018

Happy December! Here are a few highlights from this week's newsletter: Are you a student dreaming of next summer while trudging through the snow? How about taking on a paid summer internship in rural Alberta, as part of the Pathways Program? Attend an information session today or tomorrow at noon in the Learning Commons if …

Lunch & Learn - Sing! Because You are Able: Non-Traditional, Multigenerational, Inclusive Choral Traditions Explored

Over the last decade choral singing in non-traditional, multigenerational and inclusive settings has become increasingly popular across Canada and all around the world. On the basis of compelling research, choral singing has been found to be an alternative to traditional mental health treatment and provide an effective means to combat anxiety, bereavement, depression and other …

Lunch & Learn - What if the US Constitution was Christian?: Jesus Amendment Attempts in the 1940s and 1950s

For over 100 years of US history, a small group of Protestants tried to amend the Constitution to add a recognition of Jesus' authority. At this lunch and learn, Katharine will introduce those efforts and discuss how opposition to the amendments showed the limits of Christian nation ideology in American public life. Thursday, February 7 …

2018 Anniversary Award Donors Celebrated

On October 18, 2018, Dean Allen Berger welcomed representative donors of student awards celebrating anniversaries in the Community Awards Program. Awards celebrating anniversaries in the 2018-19 academic year are: 45 Years Rotary Club of Camrose Scholarship (Rotary Club of Camrose) 40 Years Augustana Alumni Association Entrance Award (Augustana Alumni) Augustana Alumni Leadership Award (Augustana …

Augustana Newsletter for November 28, 2018

Good morning, everyone! Are you a student interested in acting? Sign up to audition for Augustana Drama's 2018 Winter Production tomorrow between 4 and 7 pm. Need a break from your essays and textbooks? Attend this Friday's Humanities Café on technology and its role in creating new ways of thinking and learning for some good conversation …

New piece of student art finds home in Founders' Hall

Former student Destiny Kirumira's art offers social commentary on the way black women have been depicted in famous paintings.

Indigenous cultural production course brings unique pedagogy to Augustana students

Professor Erin Sutherland's course explores Indigenous cultural production through experiential learning.

Corey Hamm Piano Masterclass

Corey Hamm will present a Piano Masterclass following his recital, at 4:00 pm in the Cargill Theatre, Lougheed Centre. There is no charge for admission and the public is welcome. Participants are university student pianists from the studios of Inna Luzanac and Roger Admiral. About his recital on the same day from 2 to 3:30 …

Music Heals Day with SingAble

Join Augustana professor and SingABle director Ardelle Reis, community music ensembles and anyone who loves to sing in this celebration! Featuring Roger Admiral, piano; Erik Olson, guitar; Steve Hartman, string bass and percussion. Saturday, March 2 1:30 pm (tea); 2:00 pm (community sing) Bethany Group Auditorium (Rosehaven Building) There is no charge for admission. All …

Vikings women's basketball team takes first place in ACAC, ninth place in CCAA

Practice time in the offseason and keeping calm under pressure are a few of the reasons for this year's success, says women's basketball coach.

University Music Student Gala Recital

Don't miss the Augustana Music Student Gala Recital slated for the evening of Wednesday, February 27, at 8:00 pm in the Augustana Faith & Life Chapel. There will be no admission charged and all are welcome! Listen to Augustana piano, voice and instrumental music students perform for the public at a special gala recital. Witness …

Roger Admiral, Piano in Concert!

Join Augustana instructor Roger Admiral for a piano in concert! Featuring music by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel and Debussy. Sunday, January 20, 2:00 pm Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, Cargill Theatre No charge for admission and the public is welcome. R.A.R.E.

Corey Hamm, Piano in Concert!

Pianist Corey Hamm presents concert and masterclass Camrose and area music and piano enthusiasts will be treated to a concert by Canadian pianist Corey Hamm on Saturday, February 23 at 2:00 pm in the Cargill Theatre of the Lougheed Centre. The concert will be followed by a 4:00 pm piano masterclass that the public is …

Robbie Burns Day: Scottish Folk Songs with the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra

Red Deer Symphony Orchestra presents Robbie Burns Day: Scottish Folk Songs. This concert is the third of the Classical Series, DiscoverMusic@Augustana. Always a Camrose favourite, The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra returns after their sold performance last season. Get in touch with your inner Celt by celebrating Scotland's Bard of Ayrshire. This evening will leave you with …

William Street (saxophone) and Roger Admiral (piano) in Concert!

William Street, saxophone, and Roger Admiral, piano, to perform in a free concert at Augustana William Street (saxophonist) and Roger Admiral (pianist) will be presenting a concert on Wednesday, February 13, at 8 pm in the Augustana Campus Chapel. It's not often Camrose and area residents are treated to this caliber of artist and at …

CANCELLED: An Operatic Evening of Love and Desire

**This event has been CANCELLED. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.*** An Operatic Evening of Love and Desire, featuring vocal students from the studio of Kathleen Corcoran. Favourite arias from the operatic literature sung with passion and commitment. Be transported to the mystical world of the Magic Flute, the fiery gypsy …

Augustana Newsletter for November 21, 2018

Happy Wednesday, all! There's so much going on this week, so let's dive right in. There's still time left to participate in the Great Shave Off which will take place on November 30 during the final Vikings basketball game of the year! Sign up with the fitness centre and check out the poster for more …

Augustana alumnus offers unique opera performance

Nathan Berg ('88) returned home to perform an opera variety show to an audience that felt like friends and family.

Humanities Café - New Media, New Learning: Technology and Education

Faculty, students and community members are welcome to attend a Humanities Café led by professors Brandon Alakas and Andrea Korda. Snacks will be served. No need to RSVP; this event is free and open to the public. Friday, November 30 3 to 4 pm Wahkohtowin Lodge, Basement of Forum, Augustana Campus

Augustana music instructor, Thomas Schoen, receives Teacher of Distinction Award

University of Alberta Augustana Campus violin instructor Thomas Schoen recently received a Teacher of Distinction Award by Dr. Peter Simon, President and CEO of the Royal Conservatory of Music, at the Royal Conservatory Convocation and Gold Medals Ceremony at Mount Royal University in Calgary. RCM Teachers of Distinction are recognized for their leadership as music …

Practical Ways to Manage Your Stress

Want to learn new ways to manage your stress level and relax your body? Join us for a workshop that focuses on practical ways you can stay healthy and reduce your stress level every day, even during final exams. November 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm F 2-004 (Roger Epp Room) Sign up here

Keep Calm and Ace Your Finals

Final Exams are coming. Learn strategies for staying calm during stressful times and ways to prepare for exams so you remember more. Improve your health and your grades with these tips for academic success! December 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm Learning Commons (2nd Floor Forum) Sign up here

Augustana Newsletter for November 14, 2018

Good morning, everyone. It's the middle of November already-time flies when there's so much to do! This week is no exception. Tonight, attend a free public performance by the Edmonton Métis Cultural Dancers in the Performing Arts Centre to celebrate Métis Week! Follow that up with tomorrow's Lunch & Learn featuring guest lecturer Kisha Supernant (Professor of Anthropology …

Framing Métis identity based on "mixing" ignores other important factors

We must take history, culture and landscape of Métis people into account when framing their identity instead of simply categorizing based on mixed ancestry, says anthropology professor.

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Happy Wednesday, all! There's so much going on this week, so let's dive right in. There's still time left to participate in the Great Shave Off which will take place on November 30 during the final Vikings basketball game of the year! Sign up with the fitness centre and check out the poster for more …

Cholesterol is a classic case of "too much of a good thing"

Biology professor Neil Haave discusses how levels of cholesterol in our bodies act as risk factors for atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.

"Make each day count": Learning commons dedicated to alumna, Rashmi Bale

Augustana's Bale Learning Commons was recently named to honour the life of late alumna, Rashmi Bale, whose parents gave a generous gift to Augustana Campus to name the commons and create a bursary in memory of their daughter.

Augustana's Got Talent

Join us for a showcase of student skill at the Augustana Student Association's annual show, Augustana's Got Talent! Saturday, November 3rd 6 pm: doors open 7 pm: show Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

One Night in Africa

Join the Augustana Afri-Youth Club for the fourth annual One Night in Africa Gala. The event will include authentic food, art, dancing, and many other cultural elements, and will raise money for two worthy charities: Operation Smile and the Edmonton African Centre. The event is family friendly and everyone is welcome! Friday, November 2 6:30 pm Faith …

Augustana Environment, Health and Safety Committee receives annual award

The Augustana Environment, Health and Safety Committee has won this year's EHS Committee Award, awarded by the University of Alberta's Risk Management Services. Augustana's committee, made up of James Smith, Chris Blades, Tony Thomsen/Lawrence Fraser, Tom Terzin, Randal Nickel, Troy Burnett, Rob Ford, Nathan Skretting, David King, Linda Hui, Sarah Ross and Jayla Brewer won …

Métis Week Celebrations at Augustana

November 14 Attend a free performance by the Edmonton Métis Cultural Dancers featuring the Dances of Rupertsland and Métis Storytelling! 6:00 pm Cargill Theatre, Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Centre Free Public Performance, Everyone is Welcome November 15 Lunch & Learn - Reconciling the Past for the Future: Unsettling Métis as Mixed in the Archaeological Record with Kisha …

Edmonton Métis Cultural Dancers Performance

Augustana's Workshops in Building a Capacity for Reconciliation presents Dances of Rupertsland, Edmonton Métis Dancers Join us for a free performance by the Edmonton Métis Cultural Dancers featuring the Dances of Rupertsland and Métis Storytelling! Wednesday, November 14 6:00 pm Cargill Theatre, Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Centre Free Public Performance, Everyone is Welcome For more information, contact …

Augustana Newsletter for October 24, 2018

Good morning, all! We have a lot going on this week, so don't miss out on: SCORE! Drop off your items today until 6 pm, and then come to the forum tomorrow from 12:30 to 4 pm to SCORE, hear live music, watch a fashion show and participate in a live auction Professor Stacy Lorenz's …

Augustana Medium and Spirit of the Land hosted Storyteller Cafe

Stories, as a way to build our world and change how we see the world around us, was the focus of this year's Spirit of the Land conference featuring a Storyteller Cafe event.

Managing Lower Back Pain Educated Luncheon

*THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT* Join in on the Faculty of Rehab Medicine's Educated Luncheon on Managing Lower Back Pain, live-streamed at the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus. Back pain is the world's leading cause of disability. Conventional treatments like bed rest, pills, surgeries, and scans have done little to improve this growing problem. …

Hockey has a long history of violence that is still problematic today

Physical education professor Stacy Lorenz weighs in on how violence and 'manliness' are still largely influential in-and detrimental to-the game today.

Cannabis regulations at the University of Alberta

Recreational cannabis is legal in Canada as of October 17, 2018. In Alberta, people aged 18 and over can purchase cannabis and cannabis oil from stores and online. Public consumption will be permitted in Edmonton and Camrose. The University of Alberta Augustana Campus policy is as follows: Augustana is currently evaluating whether to permit smoking and …

Augustana Newsletter for October 17, 2018

Happy Wednesday! Here are a few highlights from this week's newsletter. Students! Augustana offers some amazing travel course opportunities, and two of them are having info sessions today. If you're interested in traveling to Vienna as part of a spring 2019 tour course, and/or if you're interested in dogsledding in the Canadian North in February …

Lunch & Learn - Reconciling the Past for the Future: Unsettling Métis as Mixed in the Archaeological Record

Join us for a Lunch & Learn with Kisha Supernant, associate director of the Institute of Prairie Archaeology and associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta's North campus. Often thought of as a mixed, hybrid group of people, Canadian Métis are now starting to be identified by scholars through their personhood and …

World Singing Day

Celebrated since 2012 on the third Saturday in October every year, World Singing Day encourages opportunities for the world to sing! With a mission to unite the global family by singing together, World Singing Day events "celebrate our common humanity, use the power of singing together to connect people and communities, and promote health and …

Creepy Crawlers and Micro Monsters

U of A Augustana's Department of Science presents… Creepy Crawlers and Micro Monsters You're invited to take a peek at biology professor Tom Terzin's collection of creepy crawlers and micro-monsters! Come at 5 pm for a short presentation on the specimens-including giant tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, giant moths, beetles, and more-or simply drop-in to take a look before …

Alumni Weekend 2018 in Photos

Did you miss this year's alumni weekend? Or did you attend, and want to relive the fun? Take a look back at the celebrations, featuring live performances, explosions, slime, beer, polka dancing, and more!

Nathan Berg: One of Canada's Famous Voices

2004 Distinguished Alumnus and Grammy and Juno Award Winner, Nathan Berg, has performed in famous concert halls with various orchestras around the world. A "tall, majestic bass" with "impeccable technique" and "a palpable presence on stage", Canadian bass-baritone Nathan Berg's career has spanned a vast range of repertoire on the concert and operatic stage. His recent dramatic work …

Augustana Newsletter for October 10, 2018

Happy Wednesday! Calling all students! Look for important information below, including a Law Information Session tomorrow in the Learning Commons, the last chance to apply for job shadow week, and a number of on-campus job opportunities. Not quite over the turkey hangover? Check out the bookstore for their Thanksgiving Leftover sale which will continue until …

Two UAlberta Augustana professors to take over North Campus art gallery

Through the month of October, Augustana visual arts professors Keith Harder and Julian Forrest's exhibit Biomythography will run in the Fine Arts Building gallery.

Augustana Newsletter for October 3, 2018

Good morning, everyone, and happy October! What's going on this week? There are still a few spots left to attend a Lunch & Learn with human library keynote speaker Tarek Nemr, on his experience as a Syrian refugee. Register with Deb at or by calling 780.679.1626. Tomorrow is Safety Fest at Augustana, so come by the …

Cannabis use does not cause schizophrenia, says psychology professor

Studies that link cannabis use with the development of schizophrenia are correlational and don't imply causation, says Augustana psychology professor Tim Parker.

Lunch & Learn: Cholesterol, the Arterial Hobgoblin

Join us for a Lunch & Learn with Augustana Department of Science Professor, Neil Haave Usually, Halloween is reserved for ghosts and ghouls, vampires and werewolves, and other fantastical creatures of the night. But what about those real-life terrors, disease that preys on your arteries and organs and overall health and wellness? Atherosclerosis, an inflammatory disease …

Beyond the imitation game: Public lecture by Peter Berg and David O'Keefe

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. *This lecture will be held at the University of Alberta's North Campus* Public lecture by Augustana science professor Peter Berg and David O'Keefe Beyond the imitation game From Dieppe & James Bond to Blackberry & quantum encryption Discover the remarkable story of the Enigma machine, a device invented in 1918 …

Augustana alumnus spearheads new First Nations school commission

The Maskwacis Education Schools Commission officially took charge of all schools in the Maskwacis area this September as a unified First Nations school authority, led by University of Alberta Augustana alumnus Brian Wildcat.

Biomythography: Recent Work by U of A (Augustana Campus) Fine Arts Professors, Keith Harder & Julian Forrest

*This event is held on the University of Alberta's North Campus* Augustana fine arts professors Keith Harder and Julian Forrest will run their exhibit, Biomythography, at the FAB Gallery from October 2 to October 27. Opening reception: Thursday, Oct 4 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday: 12 am - 5 pm; Saturday: …

Augustana Newsletter for September 26, 2018

Good morning! The semester is in full swing and so are this year's events! On Wednesday, we will be holding a dedication to the life of former student Rashmi Bale in the Learning Commons at 1:30 pm. All are welcome. This Friday is Orange Shirt Day. Wear an orange shirt in order to commemorate those …

Augustana to host Syrian refugee at human library event

Hear Tarek Nemr's captivating story of fleeing Syria to find safety at only 16 years old, as part of the 20th annual augustana human library kickoff event.

Can music be violence? The banning of "Drill" music and it's influence in the UK

Augustana musicologist Alex Carpenter examines the recent push to ban Drill music in the UK to determine whether or not music can cause violence.

Augustana Newsletter for September 12, 2018

Happy chilly Wednesday morning! Check out some of this week's events. Pogo carshare will be in the forum today from 11 am to 2 pm for new sign-ups and to answer questions. Don't know what pogo is? Go find out! This Friday is Green & Gold (and Red & Black) Day! Wear your U of …

Lunch & Learn: The Anti-Expedition Group: Tseringma Pilgrimage, 1971

Join us for a Lunch & Learn with eco-philosophers Børge Dahle, Aage Jensen and Bob Henderson, and introductions by Augustana Professor Morten Asfeldt The 1971 anti-expedition to Tseringma (7034 m) in the Himalayan Mountains was like no other mountaineering journey. Three Norwegians-Sigmund Kvaloy Setreng, Nils Faarlund and Arne Naess-set out to engage in local culture and travel in …

Augustana Newsletter for September 5, 2018

Happy Wednesday! Both First-Year Seminars and three-week block courses have gotten underway - we hope you've been learning and enjoying your classes so far. But aside from curriculum, Augustana and the Camrose community have a lot to offer! If you're a student, take advantage of the Augustana Students' Association's (ASA) start-of-the-year events, including Mission Impossible …

Camrose connector bus service between Camrose and Edmonton to begin September 4

The City of Camrose and Red Arrow will be offering a bus service between Camrose and Edmonton with three daily return trips from Monday to Friday, including stops at Augustana, starting Tuesday, September 4. Visit the City of Camrose site to learn more, and check out the schedule below!

Camrose Connector kicks off

A new bus shuttle service from Camrose to Edmonton will begin Tuesday, September 4 with a 7 am departure trip from the University of Alberta Augustana Campus.

Camrose listed as Canada's 11th best place to live

MoneySense and Maclean's Magazine listed Camrose as Canada's 11th best place to live! Cities were based on factors including the economy, crime rates and weather, among others. Along with this listing, University Magazine posited the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus as the 5th best school for music in Canada in 2018.

Augustana Newsletter for August 29, 2018

Good morning everyone! To the new first-year students: welcome to Augustana! And to returning students, staff and faculty, welcome to the 2018/19 year! Every Wednesday your inbox will have the distinct pleasure of welcoming the newsletter, which will include important information, campus events and happenings, community posts, job advertisements and more! Give them at least …

Augustana's newest postdoc is tackling the tough subjects

Katharine Batlan has just begun work at the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life and is not afraid to discuss politics and religion in any kind of company.

A joined journey: The Camrose Canadian and Augustana Campus

A final farewell to the Camrose Canadian, which served our community and campus for over 100 years.

Welcome Day

Welcome Day for New Students 7:30 AM: Breakfast (Cafeteria) 12 PM: Lunch (Cafeteria) 3 PM: Opening Convocation (Lougheed Centre) 4:15 PM: Bell Ringing Ceremony (Quad) 5 PM: Supper (Cafeteria) 7 PM: First Year Bowling with the Augustana Students' Association (Tabb Lanes)

Returning Student Classes Begin

First Day of Classes for Returning Students Creating a Culture of Consent with Dr. Keith Edwards (Chapel) 9 AM: First Year Seminar Group 1 12:30 PM: Athletes 2 PM: First Year Seminar Group 2 5 PM: Beer & Bands (Quad)

First Year Seminar Begins

First Day of First-Year Seminar (AUIDS 101) Classes 7:30 AM: Breakfast (Cafeteria) 8:30 AM & 1:30 PM: Welcome Desk (Forum) 12 PM: Lunch (Cafeteria) 5 PM: Supper (Cafeteria) 7 PM: Residence Floor Socials

Move-in Day

Welcome (back) to Augustana! 11 AM - 4 PM: Residence Move-In 12 PM & 3 PM: Parent Orientation (Chapel) 12:30 PM: Parent Reception & Services Fair (Faith & Life Lounge) 4 PM: Opening Worship for New Students & Their Families (Chapel) 5 PM: Opening Supper (Cafeteria) 8 PM: Residence Floor Meetings

Staunch supporter recognized with alumni award

Reading University proponent Blain Fowler celebrated for contributing to the life of Augustana.

Camrose Lutheran College Alum to be Recognized for UAlberta Award

Congratulations to Camrose Lutheran College alum Rob Daum for being recognized by the Sports Wall of Fame as a 2018 UAlberta Alumni Award Recipient! Daum was a part of Camrose Lutheran College's Class of 1978 and played Vikings hockey while on campus, before going on to study at the University of Alberta's North Campus. Check …

2018 Big Valley Jamboree Parade, in photos

If you happened to miss the parade last week, check out Augustana's participation in the photo recap here!

Augustana Day Of Service

Keen to gain some DIY construction skills? Volunteer your elbow grease to improve Stoney Creek Park and trail system for skiers and runners at the Augustana Day of Service. Boost your building skills on a fence-replacement project along the trail. Get your hands dirty constructing a wooden ramp for maintenance equipment. After lunch, hear about …

New exhibit at local museum honours Chester Ronning

A new exhibit at the Camrose and District Centennial Museum (4522 53 Street, Camrose) features artifacts from the life of one of Canada's most distinguished diplomats and past Principal of Camrose Lutheran College, Chester Ronning.

Battling culture of toughness in hockey part of challenge in preventing head injuries

History shows the acceptance of violence, playing through pain are values passed on by hockey players for more than a century, say U of A experts.

Professor Ardelle Ries receives Murray Lauber Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to professor Ardelle Ries (music), who has been named the 2017 recipient of the Murray Lauber Distinguished Service Award at the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus. The award was established to recognize outstanding citizenship and exemplary contributions to the overall life of the campus by an academic staff member. Murray Lauber, Professor Emeritus (Mathematics), was …

A new way to think about the land

UAlberta honourary degree holder Nettie Wiebe urges a reimagining of our relationship with the land.

Alumni Weekend 2018

Every fall, we host an Alumni Weekend to welcome our over 9,000 alumni back to Augustana. Whether you graduated from Camrose Lutheran College, Augustana University College, or the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus, you will find something for you! Host a class get-together to reconnect with old friends or reach out to a favourite …

Earning an education outside of the classroom

University of Alberta Augustana student Katelynn Cook got to turn her passion for outdoor play into a successful University degree, followed by bright career prospects.

Family legacy comes full circle for classical singer

Music graduate Hilda Lam's love affair with song springs from family and the welcoming community at the U of A's Augustana Campus.

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations

Join us in the Quad on June 21 to recognize and celebrate the diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Drumming and Dancing Times: 12:30 pm and 1:45 pm For inquiries, please contact

A group of dog sled students changed my world

Annika Olesen, who never intended to pursue University, will be graduating from Augustana this Sunday.

Augustana Alumni Weekend 2017

Photos by: Sarah Munter

Indigenous female musician and political icon to perform in Camrose

Buffy Sainte-Marie, who has had a successful career linking her music with activism, will perform at the Bailey Theatre on Thursday night.

A family's legacy: The Wendy Cassady Memorial Fund

A family's generous gift supports their grandfather's legacy of integrating religion and public life.

In Memoriam: Wendy Cassady (March 6, 1950 - May 11, 2018)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wendy Marlene Cassady. Wendy passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2018 with her family at her side. Our deepest condolences go out to her family and friends.

Consider This: I Want to Be an Intellectual Coach, Not a PEZ Dispenser

Augustana Professor Neil Haave shares the ideas that resonated with him following José Bowen's appearance at the UAlberta Festival of Teaching and Learning.

Augustana embarks on curriculum review with help from leading association in North America

A summer institute on integrative learning will provide support to conversations around curriculum review.

Spring Convoation

Students, friends, family and other guests can plan their day and be prepared to enjoy the many proud and memorable moments of convocation. Convocation Itinerary (June 3, 2018) 10:30 am - Baccalaureate Worship Service, Chapel A festive worship celebration with Holy Communion. The offering at the worship service is designated to support Augustana Chaplaincy Annual …

Augustana's innovative three-week courses: an inside look (continued)

An inside look at a few of the innovative block courses that took place at Augustana over the 2017/18 year (continued).

Reconciliation efforts need more critical thought

Indigenous voices and land restitution are at the heart of, and are yet largely ignored within reconciliation efforts, says religious studies professors.

Augustana's innovative three-week courses: an inside look (continued)

An inside look at a few of the innovative block courses that took place at Augustana over the 2017/18 year (continued).

Augustana's innovative three-week courses: an inside look

Over 2017/18, the University of Alberta's Augustana campus introduced a new class schedule that allowed students to take block courses that offered experiential learning opportunities.

Augustana Newsletter for April 25, 2018

Happy Wednesday, and happy last newsletter of the year! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the exam period is coming to an end. Here are a few end-of-term events and notices: This Thursday at noon, attend a free stress relief yoga class in the Wahkohtowin Lodge, open to all staff, students and …

Augustana Newsletter for April 18, 2018

Happy Wednesday and happy end-of-classes! Although the campus has quieted down with full study mode, it's not too early to start thinking about future plans. If you're a student looking for employment either for the summer or for the coming year if you're graduating, check out the opportunities below, including three positions open in the …

A second thought on Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)

Stephen Hawking was brilliant for his philosophical mind as much as his scientific mind, says physics professor.

Augustana Newsletter for April 11, 2018

Happy Wednesday! The semester is winding down, but here are a few things you can check out on and around campus this week: Last Lecture with Räni-Villem Palo: tonight at the Performing Arts Centre Union Duke at the Bailey Theatre: Friday at 8 pm 14th Annual History Symposium: Monday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm …

Preventing mass shootings

Gun control and regulation is necessary to decrease the vast number of gun-related deaths in the US says sociology professor.

Dear friend of Augustana receives Alumni Citation Award

Jerry Iwanus received this year's award, which recognizes the contributions of a non-alumnus to the life of Augustana.

Augustana Newsletter for April 4, 2018

Happy April! Though the snow and chilly weather may suggest otherwise, Spring is here and there are just a few short weeks left in the semester. Make the best of them! Here are a handful of great campus events to choose from this week. Keep Calm and Ace Your Final Exams Workshop: today at 3:30 …

Student Life Awards Celebration

The Student Life Awards Celebration is a year-end celebration of student achievement where the campus is invited to recognize students with various leadership awards in athletics, academics and the student life of the campus. Formerly Colour Night and the Student Leadership Awards, Augustana has combined both events for one big celebration! Tuesday, April 3 6:30 …

Augustana Newsletter for March 28, 2018

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today is packed full of events: Following Edward Snowden's talk last night, attend a Device Encryption Workshop at 10 am in the Roger Epp Room - light refreshments will be provided, and no need to register, just show up with a device that you'd like to install UAlberta's Virtual Privacy Network on! …

Reflections from the 2018 India Study Tour

In the January three-week block, Augustana students had the chance to explore India as a tour course offered either as religion or economics credits.

Dr Odell Olson celebrated as Augustana's 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

This year, Augustana Campus recognized the exceptional career of rural physician and treasured alumnus.

Preparing for cannabis legalization

Legalization is primarily about regulation and is central to a harm reduction approach to drug use, say UAlberta Augustana professors.

2018 Community Awards Banquet in Photos

Take an inside look at Augustana's annual Community Awards Banquet with photos that capture the night's celebration of community and cheer.

"Reconciliation" with Indigenous people is comforting for many Canadians, but is a Christian concept up to the task?

Check out this piece on Mennonite land and "Reconciliation" for Religion Dispatches, co-written by Joe Wiebe, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Augustana Campus and Advisory Committee Member of the Chester Ronning Centre.

Augustana's Dean responds to Nordic Sports concerns

Dean Allen Berger addresses recent changes in athletic programming and surrounding concerns, hoping to support biathlon and cross-country skiing as club sports at Augustana.

Augustana Newsletter for March 14, 2018

Happy Wednesday, all! We're halfway through March already - where does the time go? This week, spend it taking in a bunch of great events. Tomorrow, have a listen to Augustana voice, piano and instrumental music students perform at a special gala recital Following the recital, come to the gym for the Staff vs. Student …

Athletics review results in changes for the coming year

With anticipated reductions in the operating budget across the University of Alberta, Dean Allen Berger has asked the heads of budget units at Augustana to consider ways to reduce spending.

Visiting Author: Michael Helm

Canadian author Michael Helm will be at Augustana to read from his latest novel, After James. Please join us for a look at this extraordinary novel, and a superlative brownie. Friday, March 16 2 to 3 pm Roger Epp Boardroom, Augustana Campus Michael Helm is the author of The Projectionist, a finalist for the Giller Prize; In the Place of …

Augustana Newsletter for March 7, 2018

Happy March! Here are a few upcoming events: A French Book Fair at the Bookstore next Monday The Bach Cantata student recital next Tuesday evening A Lunch & Learn on Faith-Based Education next Wednesday (email or call 780.679.1626 to register!) The Staff vs. Student hockey game next Thursday night (sign up to play in …

Thomas the Train: the UN's latest ambassador

Political studies professor Shauna Wilton has long called for a refresh of the popular children's television show Thomas and Friends-now that it's in the works, not everyone is as thrilled.

Augustana Newsletter for February 28, 2018

Happy Wednesday! This week's newsletter is packed full of posts, here are a few highlights: Today is your last day to nominate your favourite Augustana professor for Last Lecture! Click here for more information, and to nominate Attend the Ronning Centre's Lecture "What to do with all these Canaanites?" today at 12:30 pm in the Roger Epp Conference Room Understand …

What's the value of hosting the Olympic Games?

More and more, it's about the intangibles-something Calgary needs to think about as it mulls over whether or not to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Bring your special little bunnies down to the Forum to join in our annual Easter egg hunt. Families (with children ages 12 and under) will also enjoy cookie decorating stations, arts and crafts, face painting, a magician and more! This event is open to alumni and their guests. Date & Time March 24, 2018 10 …

Nobel Prizes are a bridge between science and society

Augustana biology professor Sheryl Gares sheds some light on the research that won this year's Nobel Prizes in science.

Spring Soirée

Join Dean Allen Berger and guests as they share stories about transforming Augustana into "a living laboratory for teaching and learning innovation" (For the Public Good, U of A Strategic Plan) at this year's Spring Soirée! The evening will include an update on the Living Learning Community-a new residence community (introduced to campus last year) where …

2018 Augustana Round Dance

2018 Augustana Round Dance Celebrating 10 years of Indigenous Student Services on Campus Friday, March 16, 2018 Gymnasium, Augustana Campus 4901 - 46 Ave, Camrose, Alberta 5:00 PM - Pipe Ceremony 6:00 PM - Feast 7:00 - Round Dance Everyone Welcome! Stickman: Wade Okeymaw (780-362-2102) MC: Elmer Rattlesnake First 15 Singers Paid Evening luncheon …

Augustana Newsletter for February 21, 2018

Good morning! This week, look out for lectures, concerts, and deadlines: This afternoon, join the Ronning Centre for a lecture on creation museums as symbolic spaces. Enjoy some live music this weekend no matter your taste with Hank Williams on Friday night, followed by Kathleen Corcoran's recital on Saturday afternoon (both at the Performing Arts …

Bach Cantata Recital

Featuring Augustana vocal majors Carrie-Ann Hubbard, Hilda Lam, and Eric Skretting and Roger Admiral, piano. Guest artists include Alyssa Miller, oboe, and Chris Hodge, trumpet. No admission is charged but donations are welcome. All proceeds go to the Vocal Chamber Music initiative. R.A.R.E.

Informal Postmodern Music Performance

Roger Admiral, instructor, and the students in AUMUS 369/469 give an informal performance of postmodern music. There is no charge and the public is welcome. The program will include: Simon Steen-Anderson's Difficulties Putting It Into Practice, Jennifer Walshe's EVERYTHING YOU OWN HAS BEEN TAKEN TO A DEPOT SOMEWHERE, and James Saunders' positions in the sequence correctly recalled. Wednesday, …

Augustana Newsletter for February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day! Stop by the forum today from 9 am to 2 pm for a Valentine's Day cookie sale to pick up some sweet treats for you, your partner, your friends, or all three! It's also mental health awareness week at the Augustana Fitness Centre, which means it will be free for all students …

6 things to watch for during the 2018 Winter Olympics

Experts discuss women's hockey, cross-country skiing, Russian athletes, being a host with a volatile neighbour, momentum for a Calgary Olympic bid and more.

Augustana Newsletter for February 7, 2018

Happy February everyone! It's International Week here at Augustana - check out the schedule for the rest of the week's events, including movie nights, presentations on current social issues, and football tournaments. If you're a student struggling with writing assignments, attend the workshop on university writing tomorrow evening at 6:30 pm. Then, blow off some …

Monthly Healing Circle

Starting in February, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, there will be a healing circle at 10:30 am in Wahkohtowin Lodge (lower level of the Augustana Campus forum).

Unique science course blends three disciplines into one lab

Interdisciplinary Studies 137 was offered at Augustana in the Winter 2018 three-week term as a science credit course for non-science students.

Read to succeed

Augustana professor Neil Haave on the importance of developing different learning modes, beginning with the most fundamental skill: reading.

University Music Student Gala Recital

Augustana Music Student Gala! Don't miss the Augustana Music Student Gala Recital slated for Thursday, March 15 at 5:00 pm in the Augustana Faith & Life Chapel. There is no admission charged, and no ticket is necessary. Enjoy Augustana piano, voice and instrumental music students perform for the public at a special gala recital. Witness these students of …

Augustana Newsletter for January 31, 2018

Happy Wednesday everyone! Students: interested in travelling for University credit? Today from 11:00 to 12:30 pm in the forum, professors Alakas and Dipple with have an information booth on their Ancient Greece & Italy Travel course to run next January-stop by for more information! At 3:30 today, attend the academic skills workshop on how to …

International Week

Augustana is excited to present International Week 2018! This year, the International Week theme is Let the Conversation Begin! The week will kick-off in the Forum on Monday, February 5 at 10:50 am with Dean Berger, a dance performance by the Augustana African Dancers, and cupcakes! Each day will feature a different international dish in the cafeteria. For a detailed …

Augustana Newsletter for January 24, 2018

Good morning everyone, happy first day of classes! Whether you've already experienced a first day of classes this year, or are starting with the eleven-week term, take a minute to check out all of this week's campus happenings. There are still a few spots open for students at tomorrow evening's free Community Career Mixer, where …

Last Lecture with Professor Räni-Villem Palo!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Mayer Community Hall, Lougheed Performing Arts Centre 6 pm Lecture, Reception to follow After receiving nominations from you, this year's Last Lecture will be delivered by history professor Räni-Villem Palo. Save the date on Wednesday, April 11 to hear his lecture: "Back Story, Love Story" …

Curriculum controversy: sex education and the Catholic school system

The province of Alberta and the Albertan Catholic school system's current dispute over sex education curriculum harken back to Confederation, says history professor.

Bursary helps forge new direction

Future teacher and former Augustana student wants to spark young people's interest in trades.

Rocky Road

Join the Augustana campus community for ice cream, rock climbing, parachute games, face painting, crafts, and fun for the whole family at this year's Rocky Road celebration, in support of the Breakfast Clubs at schools through Camrose Neighbor Aid. Sunday, January 28, 2018 From 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Augustana Campus Gym Admission/person: $5 and a …

augustana human library

The 19th augustana human library is just a couple of weeks away, on Monday, February 5th, 2018. The full schedule and list of human book topics are available now! Click here to see them. Sessions start at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm. For more information, visit We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Augustana Newsletter for January 17, 2018

Happy Wednesday everyone! The semester is back in full swing and is also almost over, what a time to be alive! This week, relax and rock out at 54.40's unplugged performance at the Performing Arts Centre this Friday night. Also on Friday, students from professor Geoff Dipple's Topics in Modern History: Genocide in the Modern …

Genocide in the Modern World Poster Presentations

Stop by the Faith & Life Lounge, Augustana Campus on Friday, January 19 starting at 11 am to view Augustana students' poster presentations based on their research into instances of genocide or potential genocide in the contemporary world.

Taking Notes and Kicking Butt! Academic Skills Workshop

Imagine this: you're sitting in a lecture and your professor is talking but you have no idea what you should be writing down. How do you figure out what's important? How do you write and pay attention to what they're saying at the same time? If you feel like you can do better at sorting …

Keep Calm and Ace Your Finals! Academic Workshop

Final Exams are coming. If you want to discover new ways to keep calm during the stress of final exams and how to prepare for finals, this is the place for you. Wednesday, April 4 3:30 - 5:00 pm L2-102 Sign up for the workshop at For more information, contact Sarah Tregonning, Student Accessibility & …

Remember This? Improving Your Memory Academic Skills Workshop

Between lectures, textbooks, and readings, you have so much to remember as a student. There must be some tips and tricks to help improve your memory, right? There are! We will cover memory improvement strategies and different ways to access information in class and in exams. Monday, February 5 6:00 - 7:00 pm C115 Sign …

How to Prepare for Any Test! Academic Skills Workshop

So your midterm exams are going to start soon and you're not sure what is the best way to study. The good news is, there are lots of techniques that can help you prepare. We will cover study techniques, types of exam questions, and how to manage your nerves when you go to actually write …

Augustana Newsletter for January 10, 2018

Happy Wednesday! Warm your calendar with this week's campus events…there's something for everyone! Centering Prayer resumes this Thursday if you're interested in some morning mindfulness. Also on Thursday, check out one or both of the academic skills workshops on refining your presentation skills and mastering time management. If you're looking for resources on undergraduate research, attend …

Augustana Newsletter for January 3, 2018

Happy New Year Augustana, and welcome (back)! Today marks the beginning of the semester with the start of the winter three-week term. This week's newsletter may be short, but we're starting the year off right with a faculty research colloquia this Friday at 12:15 pm, featuring professors Paula Marentette and Geoff Dipple. In the coming …