Augustana Weekly: November 6, 2019

Happy November! This issue of the Weekly includes a call from the Augustana Library looking for students to attend feedback focus groups (they will feed you!), and information on a number of campus updates and events including a Pathways Info Session, Chaplaincy's annual Remembrance Day Service, the Augustana Flu Clinic, an upcoming French movie night, …

Tia Lalani - 06 November 2019

Happy November! This issue of the Weekly includes a call from the Augustana Library looking for students to attend feedback focus groups (they will feed you!), and information on a number of campus updates and events including a Pathways Info Session, Chaplaincy's annual Remembrance Day Service, the Augustana Flu Clinic, an upcoming French movie night, a public lecture at the Camrose library featuring one of our professors, various performances, and more. Also, scroll down for Vikings updates and undergraduate research opportunities.

Stay warm!

  • Next week is Fall Break. University buildings will be closed on Monday, November 11 for Remembrance Day, and no classes or labs will be held for the rest of the week.
  • Students - the Augustana Library wants to hear from you! Sign up to participate in focus groups to help the library gather feedback about its services and resources. Focus groups will run Nov. 18, 11 am to 12 pm & 4:30 to 5:30 pm and Nov. 19, 1 to 2 pm & 4 to 5 pm and all attendees will be fed! RSVP at aug.ualberta.ca/libraryfeedback.
  • The Pathways Program will be holding another info session tomorrow (November 7) at 10 am in the forum. If you're interested in working in a rural community this summer, don't miss it!
  • Augustana Chaplaincy invites you to join us as we pay tribute to those who have served our country. The Remembrance Day Service will take place tomorrow (November 7) at 1:30 pm in the Chapel.
  • Augustana will host a flu clinic open to all students, staff, and faculty this Friday (November 8) from 11:30 am TO 2:30 pm in the Faith and Life Lounge. Bring your ONEcard and your Alberta Health Care Card.

  • The Augustana Staff & Faculty Christmas Party will take place at the Camrose Resort Casino on Saturday, November 23. Join us for cocktails at 6 pm and hors d'oeuvres at 7:00 p.m. Partners, spouses, significant others are welcome. Purchase your $10 ticket (includes a drink during the cocktail hour) from the Welcome Centre reception desk between 8 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday before November 20 (they accept cash, debit, and credit until November 15, and cash only from November 18 to 20). Please also drop off non-perishable food items for the Camrose Neighbour Aid Food Bank when you purchase tickets. See you there!

  • Attend tonight's French Movie Night, featuring the film La Petit Nicholas, in C101 at 6 pm.
  • Tomorrow night, Métis Jigger Jacqueline Gibbon will be on campus to give a one-hour jigging lesson. Come wearing loose clothing and be prepared to move!
  • Also tomorrow night, professor Roxanne Harde will be giving a lecture at the Camrose Public Library on her current research project "Sexuality as the culture defines it": Acquaintance rape in YA fiction. The presentation will begin at 7 pm.
  • This Friday (November 8) is the Augustana Afri-Youth Club's fundraiser event The Gift: A One Night in Africa event. Contact afriyouthclubaugustana@gmail.com or call 587-719-3694 to purchase tickets.

We have only seen 5% of the universe from the earth. 68% of the universe is dark energy, and 27% is dark matter; both are invisible, even with our powerful telescopes. Here is a link to read more: https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/what-is-dark-energy

Do you want to share a fun fact? Send it (and your source) to augcomm@ualberta.ca!

  • Cross Country Running is at Nationals in Grande Prairie this week! Best of luck.
  • Women's Basketball is on a four-game winning streak going into this weekend. Keep up the good work!
  • Our Vikings soccer teams packed 79 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child last Wednesday.
  • Women's Volleyball is holding their 8th place ranking nationally, while men's basketball is ranked 14th nationally.
  • This weekend's games include basketball vs Grand Prarie Friday night and Saturday afternoon, our hockey team playing NAIT Friday at 7:30 pm, and our volleyball teams playing NAIT on Saturday night. Go Vikings!

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

  • Attend the following workshops on all things Undergraduate Research (on North Campus) during Fall Break! Register here.
    • Undergraduate Research 101: November 13, 9 am to 12 pm
    • Posters, Presentations & Publications: November 13, 1 to 4 pm
  • Check out the latest issue of Spectrum (the University of Alberta's undergraduate research journal). They're also accepting submissions for the Winter 2020 issue (the deadline for submission is December 1, 2019).
  • We're now accepting abstract submissions for FURCA 2020, which takes place March 9 to 13, 2020! Undergrad students in any discipline may apply to present research in various formats, including posters, oral presentations, performances, and visual art exhibits. The deadline for submissions is January 24, 2020.
  • Here's a brief roundup of recent undergraduate research stories from UAlberta:

A warm welcome to Randy Stumpf, who has recently joined the Operations & Management team for a one year term as O&M Supervisor Augustana Campus.

The position of O&M Supervisor is responsible to prioritize, assign, and supervise the work of the Facility Technicians, Trades personnel, Maintenance Workers, and Grounds Workers at the Augustana Campus while contributing to the leadership depth of the team.

Randy is a Registered Journeyman Carpenter and comes to us with four years of facility operations and maintenance experience with the Battle River School Division and seven years of construction experience. Most recently he had joined the F&O Team at Augustana Campus as a Facility Technician and has proven to be a safety-oriented, innovative team builder.


If you are searching for alternative accommodation, the Augustana Students' Association compiles a list of Off-Campus Housing. Visit http://asa.su.ualberta.ca/services/off-campus-housing/ to view the list (if the link isn't working, try using a different browser (Firefox or Internet Explorer)). Contact the ASA (augsa@ualberta.ca) for more information.