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Augustana Weekly: December 18, 2019

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Take a peek at today's issue of the Weekly: it's short and sweet and will be the last one of 2019! You'll find a few important campus updates including the newly released UAlberta Statement on Freedom of Expression, our work so far on discussing Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Accessibility on campus and plans …

Men's Volleyball Alumni Day at the Game

Its time to dust off the red and black To all of our men's volleyball alumni-now's your chance to play against former teammates, cheer on your current Vikings, and come together to celebrate this January 11. The day kicks off with a scrimmage between former men's volleyball players. After, we welcome you to bring your friends, …

Lunch & Learn - Kawumpuli, the Child-God of Plague: Unraveling Ancestral Belonging Through African Wisdom Teaching

The history of how our ancestors belonged in society influences how we understand our racial identity today. We learn how to act, think or speak through ancestral stories, rituals and ideals. Therefore, we can discover how-across generations-our ancestors taught us about our identity through our mother tongue. By naming things, people or ideas in a …

Giving Tuesday 2019 sees Augustana community support student mental health

This December 3, faculty, staff and volunteers gave back by fundraising for the Alumni Student Support and Engagement Team (ASSET).

Augustana students reflect on China travel course

Last January, students got the chance to travel to China in a course on experiencing development and change. The course not only lived up to its title, but also provided a number of other amazing experiences along the way.

Jan. 31: "Engaging with the Living Tradition of Islam" - Public lecture with Ingrid Mattson

Join us for a public lecture on activism and research by Dr. Ingrid Mattson, the London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at Western University in Canada. Click here for details.

Feb. 20: "None of the Above: Nonreligious Identity in Canada" - Public lecture with Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme and Joel Thiessen

This lecture will explore the phenomenon of the "religious none" in the Canadian context. Click here for details.

How hate groups misuse Medieval symbolism to promote white supremacy

Racist groups who use symbols from the Middle Ages promote the distorted image that Medieval Europe was entirely white; a concept that is both inaccurate, and outdated, explains English professor Brandon Alakas.

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: Practice …

Alumni Day at the Play

Join us for Alumni Day at the Play: "The Wind in the Willows", by Kenneth Grahame, adapted for the stage by Paul Sills and Arnold Weinstein with music by William Bolcom - Augustana Drama Production Come join the Augustana Drama Department as we enter the magical world of Badger, Mole, Rat, and Toad in "The …

Augustana Weekly: December 11, 2019

Happy Wednesday, and happy last day of classes! Today's issue of the Weekly includes a few other things to keep in mind while you're prepping for exams, like tonight's Student Academic Conference, a new Exam Meal Plan for off-campus students, a chance to vote for the best "Christmas tree" (loosely interpreted) around campus, the dining …

Grant Thornton LLP continues support of Vikings Curling

On November 28, representative's from local accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP presented our Vikings Curling teams with a cheque for $1,500. This marked the second year of their four-year partnership with the Vikings Curling teams at Augustana Campus. Last season, the Vikings Women's Curling Team captured silver at the ACAC Championships. The team went on …

Augustana Weekly: December 4, 2019

Happy December! Snowflakes and the semester are both winding down, but that's no reason to stay locked inside. Are you struggling with stress at this busy time of year? Check out this week's Wellness Pop-Up. Dreaming of sunnier days? Attend an info session on next year's Costa Rica travel course. Or embrace the cold by …

2019 Alumni Weekend in photos

Our alumni had a blast. Camrosians had a blast. We had a blast, too. Why not remember this jam-packed weekend with some of our favourite photos?

Augustana Drama Presents: The Wind in the Willows

Augustana 's Drama Division presents The Wind in the Willows (by Kenneth Grahame, adapted for the stage by Paul Sills and Arnold Weinstein with music by William Bolcom). Direction by Christopher Bullough. Come join the Augustana Drama Division as we enter the magical world of Badger, Mole, Rat and Toad in The Wind in the …

Nobel prizes have been wide-ranging and continue to grow in diversity, says Scandinavian Studies professor

Professor Ingrid Urberg ruminates on Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes, which are becoming more diverse and wide-ranging with each year.

Augustana Weekly: November 27, 2019

Happy Winter…I mean, Wednesday! It's the perfect week to cozy up indoors with all of the Wellness Week activities going on on campus. Do you have plans on Thursday or Friday? You do now! You have the chance to attend everything from chancellor and vice provost visits to an Augustana Campus Values Workshop, a free …

Alumna stays connected by supporting Augustana students

Doris Anderson's roots run deep on campus, and the newly-established Phil and Doris Anderson Alumni Award is just one she stays connected to these roots.

Buzz Brass Christmas

For the holidays, Buzz Brass offers a concert embodying all of the season's festive magic, as much with emotion as with a sense of humour. The show is full of good cheer and includes your favorite holiday classics. Since 2002, Buzz Brass has been performing all across Canada as well as in the United States, …

Concert in a Country Church ("Sing Gloria")

Featuring The Augustana Choir and Mannskor (Augustana's Men's Choir), with Tova Olson, piano. In addition to traditional carols and songs of the season, the choirs will present excerpts of the Missa Carolae, by James Whitbourn. This mass was written to celebrate the 1400th anniversary of the Rochester Cathedral, with melodies drawn from a number of …

Augustana marks 500 years since Leonardo Da Vinci's death

The quintessential "Renaissance Man" embodied the idea that disciplines in both the arts and sciences include valid methods of studying and learning about the world-a belief that Augustana Campus holds as well.

Augustana Weekly: November 20, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Jump back into the semester after a (hopefully) relaxing Fall Break with this week's many campus events (including a teaching seminar and research conversation, a public lecture on building a Cree education system, a professorial lecture on addiction, a pop-up tea party, our annual Fair Trade & Local Made sale, performances by Augustana's voice …

2019 anniversary award donors celebrated

In the past year, approximately 10% of the dollars raised at Augustana went towards donor-funded awards specifically within the Community Awards Program. Award funding is invaluable for students pursuing their education-even just one award can offset hours spent at part-time jobs and create more time for studying, friendships and leadership activities. Each fall, Augustana's dean …

Piano Masterclass and Lecture by Edwin Gnandt

Professor Gnandt enjoys a collaborative career in music as a pianist, accompanist, author, adjudicator, competition juror, workshop clinician, international speaker and Professor of Piano and Music at Ambrose University in Calgary. Participating will be Augustana advanced pianists from the studios of Inna Luzanac and Roger Admiral. Stay for the free lecture and demonstration to follow …

Four Augustana researchers awarded federal grants

Projects range from acquaintance rape narratives in young adult literature to forgotten histories and what they say about us, but each seeks to solve a complex issue that faces society today.

Sing Along with SingAble!

Join us for an evening of friendship and fun. After the Camrose Christmas tree lighting at 5:30 pm, come to the Bailey Theatre, warm-up and sing with the SingAble Inclusion Choir and director Ardelle Ries. Hear the magic of the choir deliver their exceptional harmony through the joy of singing and bringing the community together in song. …

Dishin' Out Wisdom*

The Augustana Alumni Office and the Augustana Management Society present Dishin' Out Wisdom* *where Augustana alumni share their knowledge with YOU over a sweet, sweet, FREE poutine bar Visiting alumni: Mackenze Orr, BMgt '14 (Business Economics) Mackenze Orr joined Raintree Financial Solutions in 2014 as an Analyst within the Corporate Finance division and has …

Hail Cecilia Music Students' Recital

Saint Cecilia is the patroness of musicians. Her feast day is celebrated on November 22. Come and enjoy performances by Augustana's voice and instrumental students as well as The Augustana Choir this Saint Cecilia Feast Day. Friday, November 22 4:30 pm Faith & Life Chapel, Augustana Campus This event is free to attend and open …

Sing GLORIA! Christmas with Augustana

Saturday, December 7: 8:00 pm AND Sunday, December 8: 3:00 pm Faith & Life Chapel, Augustana Campus Tickets: $22 (adults); $17 (seniors) and $10 (students/children). Available at the door, from choir members, or online at https://payment.augustana.ualberta.ca/store/Concert+Tickets/ Are you an alumnus/a of CLC, AUC, AUG or UofA? Join us for a special Alumni Reception before the …

Lunch & Learn - The 2019 Nobel Prizes…explained in 15-minute bites!

For 118 years, Nobel Prizes have recognized accomplishments in a variety of disciplines. Recipients are at the top of their fields. But why? What is the Nobel Prize, and how do these recipients earn them? At this Lunch & Learn, Augustana Faculty will briefly introduce Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes awarded in his name. …

Augustana Weekly: November 13, 2019

Happy Fall Break! Today's Weekly is short and sweet. Here are a few highlights: Augustana Library news: including student focus groups, an easy-to-enter contest that could win you a pair of snowshoes, and various dog cuddles Events next week: like a Lunch & Learn, a public presentation on Building a Cree Education System, the Fair …

Building a Cree Education System Public Lecture

Join us for our next Workshops in Building Capacity for Reconciliation public presentation. This session will feature four presenters from the Maskwacis Education Schools Commission who will speak to different aspects of their education system and programming. Speakers include Brian Wildcat (Superintendent), Tracy Sylvester (Associate Superintendent, Learning and Student Services), Scott Hall (Director, Nanâtohk Mîciwin (Universal …

The Original Chu raps for Vikings

Edmonton-based rapper and producer The Original Chu used his love of music, basketball and the Vikings to create a custom theme song for the Augustana Vikings men's basketball team.

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, …

Music from the Prairies

Join Western Canadian musicians Dean McNeill, trumpet, and Sylvia Shadick-Taylor, piano, for a brilliant and touching musical excursion as they present Music From The Prairies celebrating some of their favourite Western Canadian composers. Dean McNeill has been fortunate to collaborate on various musical projects with Edmonton's own, Sylvia Shadick-Taylor and this concert rekindles that collaboration. …

Lunch & Learn-Illustrating the Art of Medicine

Clinical practice is both an art and a science. The medical/health humanities is an emerging interdisciplinary field that connects medicine, the arts, humanities and the social sciences to develop well-rounded health professionals. During this lecture, we will discuss the roles that the arts and humanities play in health and medicine, while providing examples of the …

Fair Trade & Local Made Sale

Join Augustana for our annual Fair Trade & Local Made Sale! By choosing to support local, family-run businesses, you may be able to help a mother, a father, a grandmother, and make this holiday season magical for their family. Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Forum, Augustana Campus

Augustana Weekly: October 30, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Tomorrow is Halloween, aka Green and Ghoul Day. Plan on dressing up? You could win a backpack and a gift certificate to Monica's! See costume contest details by scrolling down to Campus Events. The ASA is also hosting their Halloween Tricks for Eats event tomorrow night. AND, this issue of the Weekly also …

Choir director earns prestigious Richard S. Eaton Award of Distinction in recognition of exemplary service to choral music in Alberta

Please join the Augustana Music Division as we extend heartfelt congratulations to Augustana's esteemed Director of Choral Activities, John Wiebe! John is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Richard S. Eaton Award of Distinction in recognition of exemplary service to choral music in the province of Alberta. Beside is a photo of John and UofA …

Liederabend (Song Evening)

Vocal students from the studios of Harold Wiens and Charlene Brown share German art songs (Lieder), along with pianist Roger Admiral. Significant poetry inspired exquisite music and our singers bring these songs to life through their artistic presentations of lieder by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf and Strauss. Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:00 pm Faith and Life …

Why Did I Start? Why Can't I Stop?: Brain Changes in Addiction

Why Did I Start? Why Can't I Stop?: Brain Changes in Addiction Professorial Lecture with Tim Parker This talk will show that there are common misconceptions about what addiction is, why it occurs and how it should be regarded. It will also address how the brain responds to the feelings of intense pleasure that are …

Augustana Weekly: October 23, 2019

It's Sustainability Awareness Week! You've no doubt noticed all of the events taking place in the forum so far this week, and have started to see the slow accumulation of items being dropped off for SCORE tomorrow…and there's still so much more! Check out this issue of the Weekly for details on the rest of …

A minority government may be better for Canada but would require more party collaboration, says political studies professor

Augustana professor Shauna Wilton sees the minority government as an opportunity for our leaders to share power and compromise, which would lead to better governance.

Grant Writing Workshop

Join Lars Hallström, Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities and the recipient of over 80 research, knowledge, infrastructure and collaborative grants, for this popular six-hour activity-based workshop. Who should attend? Individuals with varied experience in the grant-writing process. Registration Deadline: November 6, 2019 Workshop Date: November 20, 2019 Location: Augustana Campus For …

Strategic Leadership Workshop

Strengthen your leadership in local government. Part of the Certificate in Rural Municipal Leadership, this one-day short course module explores how to support effective leadership through modern challenges. Developed and delivered by Doug Griffiths, former MLA, President & CEO of 13 Ways, Inc. and best-selling co-author of 13 Ways to Kill your Community, the Certificate …

CANCELLED: Change Management Workshop

* Please note that this event has been cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience* Strengthen your leadership in local government. Part of the Certificate in Rural Municipal Leadership, this one-day short course module explores how to navigate change to build viable and strong communities. Developed and delivered by Doug Griffiths, former MLA, …

Municipal Planning and Biodiversity Conservation Workshop

This six-hour course focuses on the important role that municipalities play in biodiversity conservation and highlights the ways that Alberta's municipalities can foster resilient and biologically diverse landscapes. We will examine the important contribution that municipalities can make to biodiversity conservation in Alberta where amendments to the Municipal Government Act empower, and indeed require, Alberta's …

CANCELLED: Cultural Sustainability Workshop

* Please note that this event has been cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience* Cultural Sustainability Workshop Part of Sustainability 101 and the Certificate in Rural Sustainability, this one-day, open enrolment short course, developed specifically for community leaders in rural Canada, explores what is meant by the term "cultural sustainability" and why …

Communication and Engagement Workshop

Strengthen your leadership in local government. Part of the Certificate in Rural Municipal Leadership, this one-day short course module explores a new method of communication that helps condition the public and prepare them for change. Developed and delivered by Doug Griffiths, former MLA, President & CEO of 13 Ways, Inc. and best-selling co-author of 13 …

CANCELLED: Priority Based Budgeting Workshop

* Please note that this event has been cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience* Priority Based Budgeting Workshop Strengthen your leadership in local government. Part of the Certificate in Rural Municipal Leadership, Priority Based Budgeting was co-developed by Doug Griffiths, and regional expert Kelly Rudyk. PBB can also be taken independently of …

Municipal Collaboration Workshop

Strengthen your leadership in local government. Part of the Certificate in Rural Municipal Leadership, this one-day short course module focuses on how all types of organizations are responsible for building stronger communities, and effective strategies for cooperation within a community. Developed and delivered by Doug Griffiths, former MLA, President & CEO of 13 Ways, Inc. …

Economics and Sustainability Workshop

Part of Sustainability 101 and the Certificate in Rural Sustainability, this one-day, open enrolment short course, developed specifically for community leaders in rural Canada, examines what is meant by economic sustainability and why this has an impact on organizational practices and activities. Sustainability 101 and the Certificate in Rural Sustainability is a series of five, …

Planning and Action Workshop

Strengthen your leadership in local government. Part of the Certificate in Rural Municipal Leadership, this one-day short course module explores real questions that need to be asked to produce a good strategic plan that will not simply fulfill the desire to have a planning document that sits on a shelf, but rather one that is …

Social Sustainability Workshop

Part of Sustainability 101 and the Certificate in Rural Sustainability, this one-day, open enrolment short course, developed specifically for community leaders in rural Canada, explores the key concepts in social sustainability, how to promote social sustainability and how to measure progress toward desired social goals at the community level. Sustainability 101 and the Certificate in …

Governance for Sustainability Workshop

Part of Sustainability 101 and the Certificate in Rural Sustainability, this one-day, open enrolment short course, developed specifically for community leaders in rural Canada, will identify and analyze the key challenges of sustainable decision-making, engagement and policy creation faced by rural governance in the 21st century. Sustainability 101 and the Certificate in Rural Sustainability is …

Roles and Responsibilities Workshop

Strengthen your leadership in local government. Part of the Certificate in Rural Municipal Leadership, this one-day module examines roles and responsibilities and healthy relationship management between the CAO, the administration and the public. Developed and delivered by Doug Griffiths, former MLA, President & CEO of 13 Ways, Inc. and best-selling co-author of 13 Ways to …

60s Scoop Engagement Session

The Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta will be at Augustana on November 4 for a 60s Scoop Engagement Session Workshop. From the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta: As we developed the What Was Lost: Reflections From the 60s Scoop Experiential Exercise, we were honoured to have Sixties Scoop Survivors bravely share their lives. …

Lunch & Learn - When Science and Society Clash: Vaccinations and Public Health

Vaccines are one of the most important public health achievements of the 20th century. However, the public now rarely witnesses the serious effects of vaccine-preventable diseases because immunization programs have been so successful, making them question whether vaccinations are still necessary. Misguided safety concerns and the anti-vaccination movement have led to less people getting vaccinated …

The environment is connected to jobs, the economy and health as key ballot-box issues

Environmental science professor Greg King dissects each party's platform on climate change and the environment ahead of the upcoming federal election.

Why you should vote even if you don't want to

Voting is a right and an obligation of citizenship-even for undecided and disenchanted voters, say U of A experts.

Researching Piikani Nation History with Archaeology Documentary and Lecture

Join us for a documentary viewing and lecture by professor Edlon Yellowhorn of the Piikani First Nation and Simon Fraser University. Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:00 pm Mayer Family Hall, Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre This event is free to attend and open to the public. Questions? Contact augustana.reconciliation@ualberta.ca or call 780-679-1562.

Augustana Weekly: October 16, 2019

Happy Wednesday! It might be a short week, but there is no shortage of things to do on campus! Today, stop by the women's volleyball team's bake sale in the forum (with all proceeds going towards breast cancer awareness), attend the Ronning Centre's distinguished visiting fellow Darren Dochuk's lecture on oil and Christianity, and then …

World Singing Day

Join us for Augustana's second annual World Singing Day Community Sing celebration on Saturday, October 19! Our 2019 celebration of song has expanded into two events: one in the morning for families with young children and one in the evening, open to one and all. Saturday, October 19 Music with Children Community Sing 10 to …

Augustana Vikings excel on the courts and in the classrooms

The Augustana Vikings boast academic awards for 64 of their student-athletes, the highest number of awards received in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference this year.

Q & A with Ryan Lindsay: His new album, his inspirations and more

In anticipation of his upcoming album release concert at the Lougheed on October 16, we sat down for a Q & A with Lindsay to discuss his new album, his inspirations and more.

Augustana Weekly: October 9, 2019

Did you know that Augustana will soon be regularly hosting a Saturday farmer's market? Or that current third-and-fourth-year students have the opportunity to work in rural communities next summer, as part of the Pathways Program? Have you heard that former Augustana student and rising country music star Ryan Lindsay is returning to Augustana for an …

Scandal and unfulfilled promises are not new in Canadian politics, says Augustana history professor

Daniel Sims traces instances of scandal and deceit through Canadian politics from the first 1867 federal election up until the last, with ruminations on voting in the upcoming Federal Election.

Sustainability Awareness Week

Sustainability Awareness Week is a series of events that highlight campus sustainability initiatives, social and environmental issues and building connections beyond campus. All events are open to the public! Monday, October 21, 2019 SAW Kick-Off event 11 am - 12 pm Forum Building, Augustana Campus We will kick off SAW with a discussion panel featuring …

Augustana alumnus Ryan Lindsay returns to campus for "Wild" album release concert

Alumnus and former wilderness guide Ryan Lindsay (BA, '15) says his music career is largely influenced by his time spent at Augustana.

Lunch & Learn - Corporate Crimes: a spectre is haunting the World-the spectre of genocide

Exploitation of workers, communities and resources has always occurred, yet is not a main theme in the history of management. Even so, crimes, misconduct, unethical behavior and corporate social irresponsibility have become increasingly common, urging further reflection on these issues. In this Lunch & Learn, we will discuss the seriousness of corporate crimes, how they …

Augustana Weekly: September 25, 2019

The eleven-week is in full swing, along with so many other campus happenings. Check out this issue of the Weekly for important campus updates on things like UAlberta Protective Services online reporting options, this week's climate strike, and to give feedback to Augustana's athletics operational review. The Weekly is chock-full of information on events, including …

Augustana conservatory music student wins national fiddle competition!

Congratulations to Ethan Harty who recently won the 2019 Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Competition. Ethan Harty began his violin/fiddle studies at the Augustana Conservatory of Music with Thomas Schoen in 2011. From 2011 through 2014 he was a Suzuki violin student and mastered the skills and pieces in Suzuki violin books 1 and 2. He loved …

Election slogans do little to inform public of party platforms, says political science professor

Political scientist Shauna Wilton runs through some of the key issues that parties are addressing in advance of the upcoming federal election but admits that slogans do nothing to clear the fog.

Bodies of Data Art Exhibition Opening and Artist Presentation

Artist Marilène Oliver is visiting Augustana to discuss her exhibition Bodies of Data, which is on display at the Augustana Campus Library from October 3 to December 2, 2019. Oliver works with medical imaging technologies such as MRI, CT and PET scans to create visually stunning sculptures and prints. The artworks ask us to reconsider …

Student Academic Skills Workshop: Keep Calm and Ace Your Finals

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 grades with these tips for academic success! Tuesday, April 7 4:00 pm F 2-004 Free of charge Register at http://aug.ualberta.ca/workshops

Student Academic Skills Workshop: Read More in Less Time and Understand It!

Read More in Less Time and Understand It! There is a big difference between reading for fun and reading university textbooks. We will cover strategies to stay on top of your assigned readings, be more prepared for class, and less overwhelmed when studying for exams. You can read faster and understand more with less stress! Wednesday, …

Student Academic Skills Workshop: How to Thrive, Not Just Survive

How to Thrive, Not Just Survive Practical tools for navigating the stress of university life. Learn about the neuroscience of stress and ways that a healthy body can support a healthy mind through nutrition, breathing, and movement. Wednesday, November 20 4:00 pm F 2-004 Free of charge Register at http://aug.ualberta.ca/workshops

Student Academic Skills Workshop: Have Fun and Get Work Done

Have Fun and Get Work Done It's easy to feel overwhelmed and fall behind in your coursework but there is hope! If you own your time, you can have fun AND reduce major stress AND get your work done. Bring your phone/laptop/class schedule to the session as we discuss strategies for schedule planning, managing priorities …

Student Academic Skills Workshop: How to Rock Your Presentation

How to Rock Your Presentation Every Augustana student will give a presentation at some point in their degree. What can you do to make yours the best they've ever seen? How do you combat stage fright? We will cover the basics of public speaking and what you can do to make your presentation stand out …

augustana human library

Can you imagine life as a genderqueer Two-Spirit person? Or how about living with memories of childhood sexual abuse? Do you wonder what it feels like to break social constructions of gender, or escape war? These were just a few of the topics that will be addressed during this year's lauded event, the augustana human library. …

Student Academic Skills Workshop: Keep Calm and Ace Your Finals!

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 grades with these tips for academic success! Wednesday, December 4 4:00 pm F 2-004 Free of charge Register at http://aug.ualberta.ca/workshops

Student Academic Skills Workshop: Top 10 Super Tips for Student Success

Top 10 Super Tips for Student Success What makes someone a successful student and successful in life? There are many strategies you can use to become a better student. This workshop provides you with the top 10 Super tips to be the best student you can be. Wednesday, September 11 10:00 am or 2:00 pm …

Student Academic Skills Workshop: Taking Notes and Kicking Butt!

Taking Notes and Kicking Butt! It can be difficult to listen to your professor in class and know what is important enough to write down. Should you write down everything? Should you focus just on listening? How do you write and pay attention to what they're saying at the same time? Learn note-taking techniques, how to …

Student Academic Skills Workshop: How to Prepare for Exams

How to Prepare for Exams There are many ways to prepare for an exam - some are better than others. We will cover different study techniques, types of exam questions, and how to manage your nerves when you go to actually write the test. Wednesday, October 16 4:00 pm L 2-102 Free of charge Register …

Student Academic Skills Workshop: Exam Writing 101

Exam Writing 101 There are ways to prepare for and write your exams that will increase your chance of success! This workshop will focus on tricks to improve your memory, effective study methods, and different types of exam questions, managing your time and controlling your nerves during exams. Saturday, February 22 10:00 am to 12:30 pm F 2-004 …

Student Academic Skills Workshop: Tips & Tricks to Improve Your Memory

Tips & Tricks to Improve Your Memory In between lectures, textbooks, and readings, you have so much to remember as a student. Fortunately, there are tricks to help improve your memory so you can retain what you learn! We will cover memory improvement strategies and different ways to access what you know when your marks …

Student Academic Skills Workshop: Study Skills 101

Study Skills 101 Being a university student is a lot of work and requires many study skills to be successful. This workshop will cover techniques for managing your time efficiently, top tips for student success, taking good notes in class, and using your textbooks effectively. Saturday, February 8 1: 00 pm - 4:00 pm F 2-004 Free of charge …

Alumni Award of Excellence winner looks to the future for Cree youth in Maskwacis

Brian Wildcat, an alumnus of Camrose Lutheran College (now Augustana Campus), has done instrumental work in promoting the education of Indigenous youth, particularly in helping to create the Maskwacis Education Schools Commission (MESC).

Augustana Weekly: September 18, 2019

Happy Wednesday! The three-week block ended yesterday, and students have a term break for the rest of the week before the 11 begins next Monday. Although no classes will take place over the next three days, there are a number of other events planned, especially for Alumni Weekend! Scroll down for more information on those …

Innovative course calendar at U of A's Augustana campus helps new students adjust to university

First Year Seminars offers incoming students a chance to take just one class in their first three weeks-and gain skills and friendships that will see them through to graduation.

Ryan Lindsay Album Release Concert

October 16 7:00 pm Cargill Theatre, Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre Tickets : Adult $25 / Senior, Student, Alumni $20 / Corporate & Group $150 for 10 tickets Meet and greet to follow Augustana alumnus, Ryan Lindsay (B.A. '15), returns to campus for his first studio album's release concert! Wilderness guide turned singer Ryan …

Lunch & Learn - How the West was Won? Identity, ideology and antagonism in the 2019 Canadian Federal Election

Recent elections of conservative governments in a number of provinces have shown the underlying divisions between ideological, policy and federal positions in Canada. Following four years of Liberal Government in Ottawa, the 2019 election has already sparked tensions regarding immigration, climate change, fiscal federalism and ethics, but at its heart are core issues of identity, …

Augustana Weekly: September 11, 2019

Happy Wednesday! This issue of the Weekly includes information on upcoming workshops (including the Emerging Leaders Program and Workshops in Building Capacity for Reconciliation, which have deadlines today)! If you're looking to get involved in other ways, why not join a choir or take music lessons? Or attend one of our many upcoming events, including the Ravine Block Party tomorrow night, meditation every Thursday at noon, Green …

Augustana's Workshops in Building Capacity for Reconciliation bolstered by community participation

Augustana's Workshops in Building Capacity for Reconciliation allow students, staff and faculty to interact with community members to learn about the current and historic experiences of Indigenous people in Canada and use that information to further reconciliation efforts in their own lives.

Minister of Advanced Education visits Augustana as first stop on post-secondary tour

Left to Right: Lucas Hudec, Senior Admissions Advisor; Melissa Wilk, Prospective Student Recruiter and alumna ('19 BA, with distinction); Minister Nicolaides, Advanced Education; MLA Jackie Lovely, Camrose; Kim Misfeldt, Vice Dean; and Demetres Tryphonopoulos, Dean. Dean Tryphonopoulos was pleased to host Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education and MLA Jackie Lovely at Augustana on Tuesday. …

Kids on Campus

Saturday, September 21 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Augustana Campus This action and education infused day will allow your family to explore campus and participate in activities that are fun for all. All children will receive a "Certificate of Achievement" to take around to events, earning badges after each session they attend. Most Kids on …

Augustana Weekly: September 4, 2019

Happy Wednesday! FYS and 3-week classes are in full swing. In need of a break? Attend the Chaplaincy campfire in the Quad tonight at 7:30, or check out some of the other fun Arrive & Thrive events happening this week (including a bus trip to West Edmonton Mall with the ASA this Sunday). Focusing on …

Student Academic Skills Workshop: How to Rock Your Presentation

How to Rock Your Presentation Every Augustana student will give a presentation at some point in their degree. What can you do to make yours the best they've ever seen? How do you combat stage fright? We will cover the basics of public speaking and what you can do to make your presentation stand out …

Augustana Weekly: August 28, 2019

Welcome (back) to Augustana! And welcome back to the Augustana Weekly, which will land in your inbox every Wednesday throughout the year. The Weekly includes important student information, updates for staff & faculty, event and performance information, and even the week's dining hall menu. This week's issue includes important information on adding funds to your ONEcard, the …

Health and Wellness Open House

The physical therapy and nursing programs at Augustana campus invite you to participate in fun activities and learn more about your own health and wellness. Test your strength and balance, measure your oxygen levels, find out how you can improve your brain health and more! Plus an opportunity to drive a Double Robot (like Sheldon …

Alumni Q and A with Lalit Chawla: Illusionist, Physician, International Speaker, Podcaster

Former stage illusionist-turned-physician harnesses the magic of the spoken word to enlighten listeners in new podcast.

Nursing and Physical Therapy Prospective Students Open House

Did you know you can take all of your training to become a physical therapist (MSc PT) or registered nurse (RN BSc N) at the U of A Augustana Campus in Camrose? Find out how at this open house. Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Rooms C115, C007 and C008 in the …

Augustana embarks on 100 Days of Listening campaign

I have arrived at a very exciting period in Augustana's development. Over the last two years, Augustana has introduced a new academic calendar and seminar for first-year students. It will soon introduce, as well, a new curriculum featuring multidisciplinary areas of study and a brand new core program. In the midst of these auspicious changes, …

Augustana Dean Demetres Tryphonopoulos looks forward to teaching students, and learning from them

The University of Alberta Augustana Campus' newest dean on his research, his culture and the importance of keeping the focus on our students.

Morning workouts safer for people with Type 1 diabetes, study suggests

Blood glucose rises during morning exercise but drops with afternoon workouts, which could lead to dangerous lows, researcher finds.

Camrose Public Library creates a place for all Augustana students

The Camrose Public Library's involvement in Augustana's Community Service-Learning program earns them the Alumni Citation Award.

Student Academic Skills Workshop: How to Thrive, Not Just Survive

How to Thrive, Not Just Survive Practical tools for navigating the stress of university life. Learn about the neuroscience of stress and ways that a healthy body can support a healthy mind through nutrition, breathing, and movement. Tuesday, March 10 4:00 pm F 2-004 Free of charge Register at http://aug.ualberta.ca/workshops

Day of Service

Date and Time August 24, 2019 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location Stoney Creek Centre 5320 - 39 Avenue Camrose AB T4V 5B6 Cost Free Registration Space is limited. Registration will close when the event reaches capacity, or on Aug. 22, 2019. Register Here Description Keen to gain some DIY construction skills? Volunteer your elbow …

How to have a difficult conversation

Follow these 7 steps from Augustana alumna and former instructor Kristan Cummings, and it's less likely to end badly.

A passion that builds

Alumnus and 2018 Lois Aspenes Award recipient, Larry Johnson has used his passions to better the Augustana Campus and Camrose community.

A farewell to Dean Allen Berger

Augustana student Melissa Wilk's conversation with Dean Allen Berger on his many and varied accomplishments during his time as Dean.

Alberta should have a rural minister, says political science professor

Lars Hallström explains that although rural communities are of critical importance to the social and economic development of the country, they face a number of sustainability challenges, and thus should be prioritized by the government.

Debunking the stereotype around the Indigenous vote in Alberta

Augustana history professor Daniel Sims dismisses the idea that the NDP automatically had the Indigenous vote in the recent provincial election.

SingAble brings community together

An inter-generational community choir made possible by the Camrose Association of Community Living and Ardelle Ries, professor at the U of A Augustana Campus, receives praise from the province for fostering inclusion.

What's that Bird? with Professor Glen Hvenegaard

Join professor Glen Hvenegaard to learn the basics about birding in the Camrose area, including identifying common birds, attracting birds to your backyard and supporting the bird conservation movement. Thursday, July 11 7:00 pm Stony Creek Centre This event is free and open to the public! This presentation is part of the Camrose Wildlife Stewardship Society's …

The Value of Camrose's Urban Forest with Professor Greg King

Join professor Greg King for a lecture and nature walk on the importance of Camrose's urban forest, while learning about the different trees and vegetation that exist in our city. Thursday, June 6 7:00 pm Stony Creek Centre This event is free and open to the public! This presentation is part of the Camrose Wildlife …

Star Gazing with Professor Gerhard Lotz

Join professor Gerhard Lotz in learning about space and stars! Thursday, August 1 9:00 pm Stony Creek Centre This event is free and open to the public! This presentation is part of the Camrose Wildlife Stewardship Society's Environmental Education Programs, which run every Thursday evening from May 30 to August 15. The presentations are from …

Augustana past and present shine at the Alberta Music Festival Association's Provincial Festival

The music division is pleased and proud to announce that a number of Augustana sessionals, alumni and current students have made their mark at the Alberta Music Festival Association's Provincial Festival. Kudos are extended to the following individuals and ensembles in a number of categories: Choral The Camrose Camerata, Joy-Anne Murphy, conductor-first place, Alberta Excellence …

Food Sustainability and Society Public Presentation

Join Augustana student and the Camrose Wildlife Stewardship Society's summer coordinator Brittany Woelk to learn about food sustainability, a growing problem, and how to be part of the solution. If you attend, you will also be able to enjoy some local and sustainable food! Thursday, August 8 7:00 pm Stony Creek Centre This event is …

Physical therapy grad helps injured musicians play for keeps

Inspired by her brother's struggles with tendonitis, Alex Brohman knew she'd found her calling when she created a guide to help pianists deal with injuries.

Alumni Weekend 2019

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 professor! …

Convocation Spotlight: Emily MacMillan, Nils Asfeldt, Sydney Martin and Julie Ostrem

From art conferences in New York City to rainforests in Costa Rica, the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories to Dinosaur Provincial Park just east of Calgary-Augustana took these graduates far outside of the classroom.

Convocation Spotlight: Alex Ho, Jamie Grunwald, Lina Lim and Jasohna Haukenfrers

Critical thinking, putting yourself out there, enjoying the experience and getting involved in the community-these grads are urging new students to make the best of their time at Augustana, just as they did.

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations

National Indigenous Peoples Day is a time for all Canadians to recognize the diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit & Métis peoples. Join us at the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus for drummers and singers from Maskwacis, as well as an Indigenous art show titled Aakii isskska'takssin (woman - thought) at the …

Convocation Spotlight: Melissa Wilk, Hannan Mohamud, Ben Schmidt and Madison Pearson

We have so many amazing graduates to celebrate this Sunday at Convocation! Here are just a few of those students, along with some thoughts on their time spent at Augustana.

June 3 - Meet & Greet with Elder Sarah Jerome, 2019 Augustana Honorary Degree Recipient

Join us on Monday June 3rd from 12:30 - 2:00 pm in Wahkohtowin Lodge (Augustana Forum, Lower Level) for a meet & greet reception with 2019 Honorary Degree Recipient Elder Sarah Jerome. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration required. Free to attend and open to the public.

Off the page and into the world

Bill and Margo McPhail shared a childhood love of reading, which led them to share a lifetime of adventures. Now they are making sure others can pursue their own adventures.

Convocation

Join the Augustana Campus community for this year's convocation ceremony! Look below for the schedule. For more information, visit https://www.ualberta.ca/augustana/services/academic/convocation.

2019 Community Awards Banquet in Photos

As another academic year comes to a close, we take a look back at the Community Awards Banquet and the donors who have helped make this year possible for students.

Public Lecture: A Mathematical Classification of Jazz Music

Join University of Alberta math and statistical science professor Thomas Hillen for a free public lecture on math and jazz music. Two defining features of Jazz music are harmonies and improvisations. The jazz harmonies are built from chords, and improvisations are built around scales. In this talk, Hillen will classify jazz chords and jazz scales …

Blanket Exercise

Join Jennifer Ward and Graeme Pate with the University of Alberta's Centre for Teaching & Learning for a Blanket Exercise. The Blanket Exercise takes participants on a 500-year journey as Indigenous peoples coming into contact with Settlers and colonial policies that impact their lives. We will engage with Indigenous histories and contemporary realities in an experiential …

Augustana visual arts professor looks to the historical use of technology in education

Professor Andrea Korda's display at the Camrose and District Centennial Museum explores historical technologies used by educators in Alberta towards the question: is technology good for education?

Miquelon Lake Research Station Open House

The Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station is hosting an open house to showcase the facility, past research, sustainability improvements and future opportunities for your teaching and research. We'll show you our plans for a new observatory to be built this year. We hope you are able to will join us for refreshments and conversation! Feel …

Alumnus and donor brings Augustana students to the stars

Brian Hesje's gift to build the Hesje Observatory looks to help students find the right questions.

2019 Student Life Awards in Photos

On April 10, Augustana celebrated student, staff, faculty and community achievement at the annual Student Life Awards.

Augustana Weekly: April 17, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Classes are over, exams are coming up, and summer is just around the corner. Look below to learn about some important end-of-the-year student information on awards and financial aid, as well as next year's course registration, and opportunities for returning students to get involved in some fun volunteer work! Last week, we celebrated students, staff, faculty, …

Augustana Weekly: April 24, 2019

Check out the last Augustana Weekly of the 2018/19 year! This week's issue includes important student information on checking out of residence and exams, as well as some fun study supports (like the Library's very own Hogwarts Express Trolley and Alumni's Good Vibes Café) to help ease all of those hours you've spent pouring over …

Treaty Bear Installation & Ceremony

All are welcome to join us as we welcome Stewart Steinhauer's Treaty Bear to Augustana Campus permanently. Joined by the Steinhauer family and donors who helped the Treaty Bear call Augustana home, the installation and ceremony will be followed by a tea and bannock reception and celebration. Tuesday, April 23 3:15 pm Augustana Quad

Augustana assesses innovative academic calendar

Lars Hallström, professor and director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities, shares an update on the new academic calendar which Augustana implemented in the Fall of 2017.

Augustana Weekly: April 10, 2019

Happy Wednesday! The semester is winding down, but there are still so many great events to attend on and around campus. Look below to find out what's happening this week including the Student Life Awards, the last class bell ringing, a public lecture on religious freedom, an Easter celebration, and a number of great performances. This issue of the Weekly …

Anger in politics can be a double-edged sword, says psychology professor

Although anger may encourage people to engage in politics, it can also incite violence and aggression.

Augustana Weekly: April 3, 2019

Happy April! The semester is almost over, and exams are just around the corner. Look below for some important student information, including registration and withdrawal dates, and opportunities for next year. Don't forget to have a little bit of fun in between all of that work to wind down the semester! Attend the 2019 Last …

Augustana Conference on Undergraduate Research and Innovative Teaching

High Impact Practices in Higher Education: Research and Application Camrose, Alberta, Canada May 14 - 15, 2019 Register Program The Association of American Colleges and Universities identifies ten High-Impact Practices (HIPs), ranging from First-Year Seminars (FYS) to Writing Intensive Courses. HIPs share several characteristics: they facilitate learning outside the classroom, encourage collaboration with diverse others, and require …

Augustana Weekly: March 28, 2019

Happy Wellness Week! Check out the Campus Events section below for more information on all of the ASA's wellness activities, including a student lunch giveaway at 1 pm! Attend Faculty Follies tonight, followed by a Teaching Seminar and Humanities Café tomorrow, and some other great events over the weekend, like the Student Art Exhibition. Scroll down …

Lunch & Learn: Treaty Talk - Sharing the River of Life

The film Treaty Talk-Sharing the River of Life is a teaching tool to better understand our collective responsibility to treaty. This film explores and models how indigenous nations and non-indigenous allies in Canada can come together to transform racism and discrimination and build a future of mutual benefit. Join us for a viewing of Treaty Talk …

Genetic engineering has progressed substantially, but is not a new endeavor, says biology professor

Augustana professor Tom Terzin discusses the history of genetic engineering, its future and the ethical concerns involved in human genetic modification.

Augustana Weekly: March 20, 2019

Happy first day of Spring! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the campus is buzzing with events, international travel opportunities, contests, awards, information sessions, performances and more! Look below to find important student information, like when the next pop-up advising sessions are, or what kind of workshops you can take to reduce your stress at this busy time of year. Or to learn about some of …

'Severance from the sacred' behind many of world's woes, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Chris Hedges coming to Augustana to talk about what's causing some of today's biggest social ills and how to solve them.

An Evening with Chris Hedges - Mar 26

Chris Hedges is the 2019 Augustana Distinguished Lecturer. He will be giving this year's Chester Ronning Lecture on Religion and Diplomacy and will address the importance of religion in today's global world.

CANCELLED: Coffee and Conversation on Religion and Politics in Alberta - Mar 21

Join us on Thurs. Mar 21 at 2:30 pm in the Roger Epp Conference Room (Augustana Campus) for coffee, snacks, and a round-table discussion on religion and politics in Alberta, facilitated by Clark Banack and Jeffrey Behrens.

Augustana Weekly: March 13, 2019

From staff vs. student hockey to a student life video contest, this week (and this Weekly!) really does have it all! Look below to find information on April's Student Academic Conference, opportunities for current students to get involved in campus life and host prospective students over welcome weekend, a number of great performances and events, …

Lunch & Learn - Pipelines and Protest in the United States

Since their announcement, the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline projects have raised complex social and political responses, resulting in significant anti-pipeline protests. Join Associate Professor of Law and Fulbright American Scholar Jessica Shoemaker for a brief overview of the legal context in which these protests have occurred in the United States, what these protests …

Easter Eggstravaganza (SOLD OUT)

SOLD OUT Bring your special little bunnies down to the Forum to join in our annual Easter egg hunt. Families (with children 12 and under) will also enjoy cookie decorating stations, arts and crafts, face painting, a magician and more! April 13, 2019 10 am - 12 pm Forum, Augustana Campus Kids: $5 | Adults: Free

Augustana celebrates new Nordic Ski Library

The University of Alberta's Augustana Campus recently opened a Nordic Ski Library, the first of its kind in Canada.

2019 Last Lecture with Professor Paul "Sparky" Johnson

Decided by you! Your 2019 Last Lecturer is Professor Paul "Sparky" Johnson! The Power of Play "I dream of a world of accessible intuition." (Viola Spolin, 1906-1994) "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few…" (Zen master Shunryu Suzuki, 1904-1971) This "last lecture" will be delivered with a "beginner's …

Augustana Weekly: March 6, 2019

This week's issue includes information on award nominations, an update on our Augustana Vikings playoff results, important dates and deadlines, and some great events, including the Student vs Staff hockey game (which will take place next Thursday, on March 14!), and a Lunch & Learn on Genetic Engineering next Wednesday. Don't forget to have a …

"Continuum": Visiting Artists Performance and Talk

Join visiting artists Amy Malbeuf and Meagan Musseau for a performance and artist talk, curated by Augustana professor Erin Sutherland. Performance Thursday, March 21 3 - 6 pm Wahkohtowin Lodge Come and go as you like. Artist Talk Friday, March 22 2 pm Wahkohtowin Lodge These events are free to attend and open to the …

New U of A Augustana interim policy permits designated areas for cannabis and alcohol use on campus

Policy created by campus working group towards a harm-reduction and public health approach.

March Faculty Research Colloquium

Join Augustana professors Brandon Alakas (English), Greg King (environmental science) and Tom Terzin (biology) for a lunchtime colloquium. See below for lecture abstracts. Friday, March 22 12:15 pm Roger Epp Conference Room, Forum, Augustana Campus Dessert and beverages will be served. This event is free and open to the public, no need to RSVP. Nuns …

Augustana Diversity Working Group celebrates Black History Month on campus

Throughout February, the Diversity Working Group hosted events from poetry slams to panels to celebrate Black History Month and encourage better support and representation of minority groups on campus.

We All See the Same Sunrise

Come celebrate diversity on campus with student activists who are passionate about music, food, and their rights. Presented by the Augustana Diversity Working Group. Friday, March 1 6:00 to 9:00 pm Augustana Gym Purchase Tickets Here

Grant Thornton LLP supports Vikings Curling with four-year partnership

Local accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP supports Vikings Curling with a four-year sponsorship.

Augustana Weekly: February 27, 2019

Look below to find information on all of the great events going on this week, great events going on this week, including a Music Student Gala Recital tonight, a number of Pride Week events (including a film screening tonight at Duggan Cinema, an open-mic paint night tomorrow in the Wahkohtowin Lodge, and So You Think You …

"Up in Smoke": Cannabis Normalization and the End of Prohibition in Canada - Distinguished Professorial Lecture with Geraint Osborne

In 1922, Emily Murphy, in The Black Candle, quoted personal correspondence from Charles A. Jones, the Los Angeles chief of police. "Marijuana addicts, while under its influence, are immune to pain…they become raving maniacs and are liable to kill or indulge in any form of violence to other persons, using the most savage methods of …

Political platforms in upcoming spring election speak to division within Alberta's population, says political science professor

Augustana professor Shauna Wilton delves into how factors like age, level of education and religion influence political opinion in Alberta.

Alumni Night at the Theatre

Join us for an Alumni Night at the Theatre: Concord Floral, by Jordan Tannahill - Augustana Drama Production Concord Floral is a one-million-square-foot, abandoned greenhouse and hangout for the local teens. Two friends stumble upon a terrible secret buried there. They go looking for answers and set off a chain of events that cannot be stopped. …

Augustana Weekly: February 20, 2019

Happy Wednesday! It may be a short week, but it's packed full of events and opportunities, like today's Job Fair and Rapid Resume Review in the forum from 11 am to 2 pm! Besides that, attend Savage: Braid and Rap (a Black History Month event) tomorrow, a Teaching Seminar this Friday, the science club's movie night fundraiser on Saturday, and a student workshop on how …

Chor Leoni Men's Choir in Concert

Chor Leoni Men's Choir is known internationally and recognized as one of the world's vanguard male vocal ensembles. With stylistic grace and an adventurous spirit, Vancouver's singing lions have enriched and transformed people's lives through singing for twenty-five years. Chor Leoni will be joined by Augustana's own male-voice choir, Mannskor. This concert is the fifth …

New Music Edmonton's UltraViolet Ensemble in Concert

Edmonton new music quartet to perform in concert at Augustana UltraViolet Ensemble, a quartet from Edmonton, will be presenting a concert on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 pm in the Augustana Campus Faith and Life Chapel. The concert will feature recently composed chamber music by Canadian female composers, all made possible by the support of …

75th Annual Spring Concert: The University of Alberta Mixed Chorus

Join the University of Alberta Mixed Chorus for their 75th Annual Spring Concert under the direction of Robert de Frece, conductor, and Adam Robertson, assistant conductor. The program will include a wide variety of choral literature and will also feature performances by the University of Alberta Faculty of Education Handbell Ringers. This concert is a fundraiser …

Camrose and District Community Band in Concert: The Augustana Connection

The Augustana Connection - The Camrose & District Community Band in Concert with Musical Guests, the Festival City Winds Intermediate One Concert Band from Edmonton On Sunday, March 24, the Camrose & District Community Band, under the direction of Tom Spila, will perform a concert at the Cargill Theatre of the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed …

Augustana Student Art Exhibition and Reception

The annual Augustana Student-Run Art Show will take place on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on both days. Every year, Augustana fine art students organize an exhibit of work produced by their peers. The exhibit includes paintings, drawings and sculptures produced in their courses at Augustana over …

Augustana Drama Production: Concord Floral

Join the Augustana Drama Department for their production of Concord Floral, by Jordan Tannahill and Foreplay Or: The Art of the Fugue by David Ives. Concord Floral is a one-million-square-foot, abandoned greenhouse and hang out for the local teens. Two friends stumble upon a terrible secret buried there. They go looking for answers and set off a …

Great Big Vikings Family Day

Join the Augustana Vikings for skating, hot chocolate, and other fun Family Day activities! Monday, February 18 1:30 to 3:30 pm EnCana Arena (moved from Mirror Lake due to extreme cold) Bring your skates and your smiles!

Learn to Skate!

Learn to skate with the Augustana Vikings hockey team! The public is welcome - bring your own skates! Students can rent skates free of charge, courtesy of Campus Recreation. Sunday, February 17 1:30 to 2:30 pm Border Paving Arena, Camrose

The Augustana Choir Student Spring Concert

The Augustana Choir, under the direction of John Wiebe, presents their annual Student Spring Concert. Come hear highlights from the choir's past year, including from their January tour to Cuba and upcoming southern Alberta tour. A great chance for Augustana students and members of the community to hear our auditioned chamber choir live, in concert, …

Sing Joyfully! The Augustana Choir Spring Concert

Join us for the year-end concert of our auditioned chamber choir, following a January tour to CUBA and returning from a tour of southern Alberta. Don't miss this concert featuring highlights from the choir's past year. Saturday, May 4 4:00 pm Faith & Life Chapel, Augustana Campus Tickets: $20 (adults); $15 (students, seniors, children). Available …

Vocal Jury Recital

Featuring Augustana vocal major students, with Roger Admiral, piano. Wednesday, April 10 12:15 pm Faith & Life Chapel, Augustana Campus No admission is charged.

A Choral Cabaret

Our students and community members (Mannskor & Sangkor) join forces for a fun-filled afternoon of lighter choral music, presented in a cabaret style. Enjoy a drink and snack while the choirs entertain you. Sunday, April 14 3:00 pm or 5:00 pm Faith & Life Chapel, Augustana Campus Tickets: $20 (adults); $15 (students, seniors, children). Available at …

Augustana athletics fundraiser teams up with community partners

Vikes for Tykes toy drive and fundraiser has been expanded to offer children of Habitat for Humanity families access to Augustana youth programs year round, thanks to a matching grant from the Battle River Community Foundation.

Classical series continues with Corey Hamm

Prolific performer and recording artist offers three sonatas at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Centre on February 23.

Learn to Skate!

Learn to skate with the Augustana Vikings hockey team! The public is welcome - bring your own skates! Students can rent skates free of charge, courtesy of Campus Recreation. Sunday, February 24 1:30 to 2:30 pm Border Paving Arena, Camrose

Should you stretch before working out?

It depends on what you need to do the exercise properly, say U of A experts.

Augustana Weekly: February 13, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Join us in the library at 3 pm today for the grand opening of the new Nordic Ski Library, featuring tea, and you guessed it…skis! Click the link to the Augustana Weekly for more information. You'll also find details on other great events and performances happening on and around campus this week (including a film …

Public Lecture: Indigenous Governance

Join us for a conversation on Indigenous Governance, Indigenous Sovereignty, Nation to Nation relationships and more, with leaders from the Four Maskwacis Nations: Ermineskin Cree Nation, Louis Bull Tribe, Montana First Nation and Samson Cree Nation. Tuesday, February 26 6:00 pm Mayer Family Hall, Lougheed Performing Arts Centre This lecture is free to attend and open …

Brian Wildcat announced as Augustana's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

From various career achievements to spearheading what would become the Maskwacîs Schools Education Commission (MESC), Brian was honoured as a champion of Indigenous education.

20th annual augustana human library recipient of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion award

The 20th augustana human library (held in October 2018) is the recipient of an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award that will be presented in March. Congrats to all the staff whose contributions will be acknowledged. They include Kara Blizzard, Tanya Pattullo, Cody Torkelson, Mark Fulton, Melanie Kuntz, Carla Lewis, Laurel Warkentin, Shelly Simpson, Paul Neff, and Nancy …

Tuition-free education is not necessarily "free", says professor

Augustana music professor Alexander Carpenter noted high-income taxes in Austria and less student support services at the University of Vienna, a tuition-free institution, while there on a five-week teaching term.

21st augustana human library

Can you imagine life as a transgender person? Or how about living with memories of childhood sexual abuse, alcoholism or physical and cognitive challenges? These were just a few of the topics available in recent augustana human library events. Click here to check out this year's schedule and topics, and join us for the 21st …

Lunch & Learn - Orange Crush or Blue Wave?: The 2019 Alberta Election

The 2015 provincial election upset a 40-plus year legacy of Progressive Conservative governments. In 2019, the NDP government will face two revitalized parties with significant differences on core social, fiscal and economic policies: the United Conservative Party and the Alberta Party. This panel of political scientists will explore these differences, and the policy implications for Alberta, …

Annual Spring Concert program, directed by Robert de Frece

The University of Alberta Mixed Chorus and Faculty of Education Handbell Ringers present their annual Spring Concert program, directed by Robert de Frece. The concert will include a wide variety of choral literature. This concert is a fundraiser for the Augustana Choir tour activities. Saturday, March 30, 7:30 pm Augustana Chapel Tickets (available only at …

Augustana Weekly: It's all inside - January 30, 2019

Happy Wednesday! There's a lot going on around campus, from today's club fair to international week activities starting Monday, and black history month events throughout February. Click the link below for information on those events, plus many more, including a public lecture on Indigenous Education on Feb 4, an information session on our field studies in Costa Rica course on Feb 5, and some great performances and volunteer opportunities this …

Book club to discuss Chris Hedges' latest book

In preparation for Chris Hedges' visit to Camrose, join us for a book club to discuss his latest book America: The Farewell Tour (available for purchase at the Augustana book store).

Public Lecture: Indigenous Education and Reconciliation

Join us for a discussion of Indigenous Education and Reconciliation, including Residential School history, nehiyaw ways of knowing and Indigenous education today. Monday, February 4 6:00 pm Mayer Family Hall, Lougheed Performing Arts Centre This lecture is free to attend and open to the public.

Vikings Hockey Alumni Weekend

Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your former teammates! Join us for the CLC/Augustana Vikings Hockey Alumni Weekend on February 8 and 9, 2019! The weekend's festivities begin on Friday night at 7:30 as the Augustana Vikings Men's hockey team take on the Briercrest Clippers. Alumni can pick up their alumni weekend packages and can …

Anyone can be a singer, says Augustana music professor

Professor Ardelle Ries fights against the notion of music exclusion in Western society and instead encourages all, regardless of age, ability or perceived sense of "talent" to sing.

2018 Distinguished Alumni Lecture with Brian Wildcat

2018 Distinguished Alumni Lecture A Wahkohtowin Movement: Building a Cree Education System with Brian Wildcat, Superintendent of the Maskwacis Education Schools Commission Join this year's distinguished alumni award recipient, Brian Wildcat, for a presentation on the development of the new Maskwacis Education Schools Commission. Brian is the newly appointed Superintendent of Schools for Maskwacis Education Schools Commission …

Student Success Workshop: Tips & Tricks to Improve Your Memory

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 exams. Monday, January 21 1:00 pm Library classroom L2-102 All current …

Student Success Workshop: Read More in Less Time

There's a big difference between reading for fun and reading university textbooks. Bring your books with you as we cover strategies to stay on top of your assigned readings, be more prepared for class, and less overwhelmed when studying for exams. You can read faster and understand more with less stress! Wednesday, February 13 3:30 …

Nordic sports club offers new developmental options at Augustana

Students, alumni and members of the community came together to make sure that cross country skiing and biathlon remain an integral part of Augustana after a cut in funding last spring.

February Faculty Research Colloquium

Join Augustana professors Alexander Carpenter (music), Diego Coraiola (management) and Erin Sutherland (cultural studies) for a lunchtime colloquium. See below for lecture abstracts. Friday, February 15 12:15 pm Roger Epp Conference Room, Forum, Augustana Campus Dessert and beverages will be served. This event is free and open to the public, no need to RSVP. "Für …

Student Success Workshop: How to Write Different Types of Exams

Different types of exams use different skills and memorization. Learn how to write multiple choice, short answer, problem-solving and essay questions so you can ace your next exam! Monday, March 4 5:30 pm Library classroom L2-102 All current students are welcome. Sign up here.

Student Success Workshop: How to Study for Exams

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 …

Student Success Workshop: Have Fun and Get Work Done!

You've probably heard a lot about Time Management and for good reason. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and fall behind but there is hope! If you own your time, you can have fun AND reduce major stress AND get your work done. Bring your phone/laptop/class schedule to the session so you can set yourself up …

Augustana Weekly: It's all inside- January 23, 2019

Happy Wednesday, and happy last day of the three-week term! Today at lunch, join professor Ardelle Ries for a Lunch & Learn on SingAble, a new multigenerational community inclusivity choir, in the Mayer Family Community Hall at the Performing Arts Centre (and if you'd like to learn more about SingAble and Ardelle's research, check out …

Student Success Workshop: Taking Notes and Kicking Butt

Imagine 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? Learn note-taking techniques, how to identify what's important, and how to …

Student Success Workshop: 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. Thursday, March 21 1:00 pm Roger Epp Room All current students are welcome. Sign up here. …

Student Success Workshop: Keep Calm and Ace Your Finals

Final Exams are coming. To help you get ready, come 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! Thursday, April 4 6:00 pm Library classroom L2-102 All current students are welcome. Sign up …

Rocky Road

Bring your family and enjoy an afternoon of ice cream and activities at Augustana! Sunday, January 27 1:00 to 4:00 pm Augustana Campus Gym Admission: $5 and a food bank donation (per person) Net proceeds will go towards the Open Door here in Camrose.

Augustana announces new dean

Demetres Tryphonopoulos appointed Dean of Augustana Faculty and Executive Officer of Augustana Campus, effective July 1.

Lunch & Learn with Dr. Katharine Batlan - What if the US Constitution was Christian?

For the 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.

Augustana Weekly: It's all inside - January 16, 2019

We've got a number of campus updates this week, including information for students on graduation, advising, jobs, internships, and study abroad and undergraduate research opportunities! We also have some great events and performances coming up (including a pancake breakfast and a concert featuring pianist and Augustana instructor Roger Admiral). And scroll all the way to …

Sahakarini Film and Speaker Festival

Please join us for the 2019 Sahakarini Film and Speaker Festival this weekend! This year's theme is Abusing Power: Imagining a New Reality and will feature panels and Q&As from Augustana faculty as well as other guest speakers. This event is partnered with Augustana Chaplaincy. Friday, January 11 at 7:00 pm and Saturday, January 12 …

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