2020

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Was Beethoven Black?

Augustana music professor Alexander Carpenter analyzes the claim that Beethoven was Black, what it means to the current Black Lives Matter Movement...

Augustana 2020 Mark Chytracek Leadership Award recipient looks forward to a future in rural medicine

Mary Cairns graduated with a degree in biology and a major leadership award in June, but it was the courses outside of her discipline and the...

Guest lecturers and online archives: Augustana history professor on remote learning in Fall 2020

Hear from professor Mélanie Methot on how she’s adapted her history courses to be successful online.

Does music matter in the age of COVID?

Augustana music professor Ardelle Ries sees making and listening to music as vital for health, wellness and even the human soul...especially during...

Augustana researcher awarded national grant to look at the role beavers play in flood events

Beavers and the dams they build are often believed responsible for flooding events. Professor Glynnis Hood’s new Natural Sciences and Engineering...

For the Team

Augustana alumnus and donor Darryl Schultz believes our achievements are not done alone—they are the result of a team effort.

Behind the Bicycle

The distance Marion Wandio has travelled—on a bike and through life—has been great. Now, it’s the distance she is helping students travel that...

Augustana and Vikings hockey alumni association sign agreement to save hockey program

The University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus and the Augustana Vikings Hockey Alumni Association, after months of collaboration, are excited to...

Ask an Alumni Anything: Jackie de Montarnal ('11 BA)

Augustana alumna Jackie de Montarnal gives advice on how we can be decisive and improve ourselves, even when it’s hard to commit to a path.

The Function of Shame in Literature

University of Alberta Augustana instructor Marina Endicott on the forced schooling of Indigenous Canadians and other racist acts of "white...

#DearClassof2020 video message

Augustana Campus staff, faculty, alumni and community members share their best wishes and congratulations with the Class of 2020.

2020 Convocation Spotlight: Candice Huculiak, Carson Hvenegaard, Hannah Semenyna and Sydney Thackeray

Congratulations to our 2020 Augustana Medal Winners! Candice, Carson, Hannah and Sydney have each won medals in their respective disciplines for...

2020 Convocation Spotlight: Mary Cairns, Curtis Skip and Alexandra Brigley

What do a biology student, a Vikings hockey player and a member of the Augustana Choir all have in common? They all want to share how much...

2020 Convocation Spotlight: Emily Peterson, David Salmon and Karen Wagner

We have so many amazing graduates to celebrate this Friday at the University of Alberta's first-ever Virtual Convocation! Here are just a few of...

Augustana instructor Marina Endicott receives City of Edmonton Book Prize

Congratulations to Marina Endicott, who has just received The Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize for her newest novel, The Difference. The...

“I just wanted to help”: Augustana lab technician uses 3D printer to print personal protective equipment

David King took his passion for helping Augustana Campus into the community by printing PPE for frontline healthcare workers at the University of...

COMMENTARY || Don't feed the bears! How parks get visitors to protect nature

Interpretive programs can improve visitors' attitudes about nature-friendly behaviour, but longer-term effects less certain, say U of A researchers.

How to live from a place of hope

Hope is a fleeting concept for many and can seem even more so when faced with a pandemic. UAlberta professor emeritus, registered psychologist and...

Ask an Alumni Anything with Kristen Cumming ('09 BA)

Augustana alumna Kristen Cumming, 09 BA, provides valuable career advice in our first ever Ask an Alumni Anything.

Understanding the appeal of conspiracy theories

Recognizing the factors that lead to a willingness to believe in conspiracy theories-including fear, uncertainty and mistrust-can help us deal with...

We can't stress the importance of social connection enough, says Augustana sociology professor

The detrimental effects of loneliness and isolation have been studied by sociologists and societies long before COVID-19. But now, more than ever,...

Deena Hinshaw: The making of an unlikely folk hero

"My undergraduate studies [at Augustana] gave me the technical foundation I needed for medical school, as well as a cross-disciplinary experience...

Teacher of the term: Kim Misfeldt

Professor Misfeldt is vice dean at Augustana, teaches language, culture and literature classes and was recently awarded the University of Alberta's...

Professor Janet Wesselius recipient of Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Congratulations to Janet Wesselius, one of this year's recipients for the University of Alberta's premier teaching award, the Rutherford Award for...

Five tips on how to evaluate information during a pandemic

U of A Augustana public services librarian Kara Blizzard offers tips on how to sift through the overwhelming amount of information related to...

How much is a zombie apocalypse like a pandemic?

Augustana musicologist and cultural historian Alexander Carpenter explores the ways in which the spread of COVID-19 have been likened to a zombie...

Biomimicry can be used to decrease or prevent the impact of future outbreaks of viral diseases, says Augustana biology professor

Professor Tomislav Terzin reflects on the anatomy of a virus and how we can use biomimicry to learn from living nature and apply the best solutions...

Closure of the Augustana Fitness Centre

The Augustana Fitness Centre, currently located in the Camrose Recreation Centre, has been permanently closed as a joint use facility for both...

Mark and Hutch named UAlberta Wellness Champions

Congratulations to Mark Fulton and Hutch the Library Dog who have just been named 2020 Wellness Champions at the University of Alberta! The...

Celebrating the 2020 Augustana Student Life Award winners

Congratulations to the students and staff from across the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus who have been recognized for their contribution...

We have learned valuable lessons from historical epidemics and pandemics, says Augustana history professor

Looking back at various pandemics and epidemics throughout human history-from the Plague of Athens to smallpox-allow us a better understanding of...

Augustana alumna wins poster competition at Alberta Parks Forum

Congratulations to alumna Julie Ostrem (BSc '19) who recently presented a poster at the 2020 Alberta Parks Forum and won first place in the student...

Augustana grading regulations revised for Winter 2020 semester

On March 20, 2020 a number of changes were made to the University of Alberta's normal academic practices in order to set our students up for...

Three Augustana students awarded outstanding communication award at Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

On March 11, the University of Alberta hosted the poster presentation portion of the annual Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative...

Augustana welcomes new University of Alberta president

President-elect Bill Flanagan will begin his new duties July 1, 2020, taking over from outgoing president David H. Turpin.

Augustana Weekly: March 18, 2020

Good afternoon, everyone. We know that things have been surreal and strange lately, and thus wanted to give you a small sense of the familiar: one...

Supporting Augustana students during COVID-19

During this time of uncertainty, some of you may be wondering how you can help out. Classes have moved online and students have been notified to...

U of A moves to online delivery of classes starting Tuesday, March 17

While classes will not be held in-person for remainder of winter term, all campuses will remain open with all services available.

CANCELLED: A Concert with Roger Admiral, Piano

* Please note that this event has been cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience* Roger Admiral will give a...

Augustana Weekly: March 11, 2020

Happy Wednesday, and welcome back from Reading Week! Did you miss last week's Weekly? Of course you didn't…we know it was the highlight of the...

CANCELLED: VC2 Cello Duo: Beethoven Rebooted

*This event has been cancelled. Please visit the Lougheed Performing Arts Centre website for more information: http://camroselive.ca/closure* VC2's...

POSTPONED: Music Heals Day Community Sing with SingAble

*In light of current global events and upon consultation with representatives from the Camrose Association for Community Living and the Bethany...

2020 Community Awards Banquet in Photos

Augustana students benefit from over 230 donor-funded awards-on February 11, we brought together donors and their student recipients to celebrate.

Augustana Weekly: March 4, 2020

Happy Reading Week! Whether you're on campus or off campus, take a look at this issue of the Weekly for important information, event listings, and...

Community Event: Camrose Doctors Community Forum

What will the government's changes mean to you? Join a group of healthcare professionals in Camrose (many of them Augustana alumni) for a...

Augustana Vikings women's volleyball team rides 16 match winning streak under award winning coach

Steve Enright recently received an Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Coach of the Year award after leading the team in a record-breaking season.

Augustana students blaze new trails in nearby Beaver Hills Biosphere land

Working with the Global Foundation, three Augustana students are busy identifying plant and animal species and infrastructure, as well as doing...

Augustana Weekly: February 26, 2020

Happy Wednesday, and happy last Weekly of February! It's been a busy month, and the last week is no different. In this Weekly, you'll find… Events!...

Men's Basketball Alumni Day at the Game

Its time to dust off the red and black To all of our men's basketball alumni-now's the chance to come together and show your Vikings pride at the...

CANCELLED: Lunch & Learn-Mission Songs: Exploring Indigenous music around the globe

* Please note that this event has been cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience* In preparation for the upcoming...