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Lessons my research has taught me: there’s nothing new about fake news

In this Expert Corner, professor of history Mélanie Méthot shares her experience of how our perceptions can become skewed by media, even when we make an effort to research.

Farewell to professor Lars Hallström

Professor Lars Hallström, who joined Augustana in 2009, will be pursuing a new opportunity at the University of Lethbridge's Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy.

Know Thyself

How an Augustana alumnus came to understand himself, and how he is helping others do the same.

Drivers lose little time by slowing down, new app shows

U of A students build ETA Tool to test how 40 km/h residential speed limit would affect commute times.

Augustana researcher awarded “much money” to study “much marriage”

Professor Mélanie Méthot’s project “Much Married: bigamy in Australia (1816-1950s)” was awarded a large Insight Grant through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada competition.

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Dr. Jonathan Mohr, 1952-2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of professor emeritus, Dr. Jonathan Mohr.

Vikes for Tykes keeps toy drive tradition alive by transitioning online

The Vikes for Tykes Toy Drive moves online in the wake of COVID-19 to help ensure children still get toys this holiday season.

U of A researchers create low-cost electrodes to help spark interest in chemistry

3-D printed kits with custom software will be donated to high-school labs in rural Alberta and Kenya.

Tips and tricks for home-based exercise

Augustana physical education professor Jane Yardley offers a few options for at-home physical activity to keep you moving during the pandemic.

Augustana grad creates literary journal for rural teens

At the U of A’s campus in Camrose, Amielle Christopherson found a place where she could apply her love of literature to help young writers get published.

Ask an Alumni Anything: Wassim Daoud ('08 BSc, '18 MBA)

Augustana alumnus Wassim Daoud gives advice on pursuing a career in business and tech, working for multinational conglomerates and much more.

Professor Neil Haave receives annual teaching award

How a U of A grad helps businesses harness the power of AI

Stephanie Husby’s students may be learning about machines, but making a human connection is at the heart of every lesson she leads.

Eddie Van Halen wasn’t just a rock and roll icon, but a tasteful composer and musician

Augustana music professor Alexander Carpenter looks back at Eddie Van Halen’s impressive musical career, citing not only his showmanship but his intricately constructed guitar playing.

Augustana professor Glen Hvenegaard receives 2020 Killam Annual Professorship

U of A lab technician creates 3-D printed protective wear for health workers

From “Viking Ear Savers” to face shields and goggles, David King has been busy helping protect people during the pandemic—and contributing to community causes.

From the President’s Desk: Announcement on the Winter 2021 Semester

President Flanagan shares plans for Winter 2021 to provide students, instructors, and university planners the certainties they need to prepare courses and campuses for the winter semester.

To create a sustainable world, we must first look locally

Berta Briggs received the 2019 Alumni Citation Award for deepening Augustana Campus’ commitment to sustainability through the Sustainable Food Endowment.

Congratulations to Professor Hallstrom for his appointment to the Kule Institute for Advanced Study's 2020-2023 cohort

Professor Hallstrom was appointed to the cohort which will look at "Climate Resilience in the 21st Century" over the next three years.

The little school on the edge of Camrose

Augustana’s 2004 Board of Regents, who helped make the campus’ merger with the University of Alberta possible, was awarded with the 2019 Lois Aspenes Award.

“The chemistry of life”: Augustana chemistry professor on remote learning in Fall 2020

Professor Brian Rempel and lab coordinator Magrieta Snyman adapted their organic chemistry course to be delivered remotely this Fall. Hear about their plans and advice to incoming students.

Ask an Alumni Anything: Jamie Grunwald ('19 BSc)

Augustana alumna Jamie Grunwald gives advice on making the most of your time at Augustana, tailoring your degree to your interests and anything medical school-related.

Augustana undergoes various organizational and infrastructure changes

These changes have moved more services onto campus and have reorganized various offices in an effort to better serve our students.

Augustana responds to the needs of students with curricular changes and program innovation

Augustana will be offering three new interdisciplinary programs in the Fall of 2020. These programs combine traditional disciplines—like our Creativity and Culture program which blends English, visual art, drama and music—to allow students more flexibility in pursuing their interests.

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 and the impact it has on real Black classical music composers.

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 extracurricular activities she pursued that she credits for helping her get into medical school.

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 a pandemic that has brought concerts, festivals and choirs to an abrupt halt.

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 Council of Canada funded research project will build a model to test the claim that beaver habitats lead to flooding.

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 proves the greatest.

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 announce that they have reached an agreement to ensure the continuation of the hockey program at Augustana—but the work is far from finished.

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 benevolence" through the lens of writing her newest novel.

#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 outstanding academic achievement. Learn a bit more about them here!

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 connections with their professors-in music, history, philosophy, biology and more-meant to them, and their degree.

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 those students, along with some thoughts on their time spent at Augustana.

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 novel takes readers through a journey set aboard the Morning Light, a Nova Scotian merchant ship sailing through the south pacific in 1912. It follows Kay and Thea, half-sisters who are separated …

“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 Alberta hospital when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

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 founding member of the Hope Foundation of Alberta Ronna Jevne examines hope and what it means to find it.

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 misinformation and how it spreads, says Augustana professor.

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, it's important to stay connected.

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 that taught me to think about issues from many perspectives and use different approaches to problem-solving," says Chief Medical Officer of Health Deena Hinshaw.

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 prestigious Vargo Teaching Chair. Spend a few minutes learning more about her and her classroom.

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 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching! The purpose of the Rutherford Award is to recognize teaching excellence publically, to publicize such excellence to the wide University community, to encourage the pursuit of such excellence and to …

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 COVID-19.

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 apocalypse, and how our reaction to the former has (fortunately) been more humanity, and less Hollywood.

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 to human society to prevent or lessen the spread of future disease.

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 Augustana and the Camrose public.

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 Wellness Champions initiative recognizes and celebrates people (and dogs) on campus who are incorporating wellness into what they do, and who they are, and are making an impact on those around them …

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 to student life on campus: in leadership, academics and athletics.

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 why people don't always act logically or altruistically during times of disease, says U of A Augustana history professor Daniel Sims.

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 poster competition! Julie presented on interagency collaboration in the Beaver Hills Biosphere and worked with Augustana professor Glen Hvenegaard and professor Elizabeth Halpenny from the faculty of kinesiology and sport Recreation. …

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 continued academic success in the wake of this global pandemic. These changes were made to ensure equity among all of our students and include moving to a credit (CR) …

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 Activities, and three Augustana students were awarded for their outstanding communication on presenting a project they completed for an Augustana computing science course. Harshil Vyas, Jared Matson and Joseph Menezes worked to create an …

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 last Augustana Weekly while heading into this new normal. Have a look at this week's issue for general updates and where to continue to find the most vital and …

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 move out of residence by March 24; students who do not have a place to go will have a place to stay within the UofA residence system. Students also remain …

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 lecture-recital of contemporary piano music, featuring recent works composed by Liza Lim, Franco Donatoni and Heera Kim Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:00 p.m. Faith & Life Chapel, Augustana Campus There is no …

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 whole break! Today's issue is short and sweet, covering information on opportunities to share your undergraduate research, tax and wellness tips, a new section for library information, event and performance details, …

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 Bryan Holt and Amahl Arulanandam will perform musical arrangements inspired by the works of Beethoven, Duport, Kraft and Romberg. This program is inspired by Beethoven's cello sonatas with influences from jazz to contemporary and even hints of the …

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 Group, a decision was made to postpone the SingAble-sponsored Music Heals Day Community Sing that was scheduled for this Saturday, March 14, at the Rosehaven Care Centre. It is our SingAble hope that we will be able …

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 more. This week's issue includes a lot of cause for celebration (including a winning curling team and two individuals awarded for their work in EDI), a number of performances, upcoming …

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 discussion on how changes to provincial healthcare will affect you. Wednesday, March 4 7:30 pm Faith & Life Chapel, Augustana Campus This event is free and open to the public. Bring your …

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 watershed analysis and map-making for the 760-acre site in order to help future hikers and volunteers as part of an environmental sciences senior seminar course.

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! So many events! From Black History to Pride to info sessions to a relay race to concerts and performances and a choir tour and fundraisers and yoga! Lots of …

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 ACAC 2020 Men's Basketball Championships. This year's championships are hosted by Augustana Campus, and a special Vikings Alumni VIP Section will be set up for two games on March 6, which includes a semi-final game. …

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 performance of Mission Songs Project-happening on March 25 at 6 p.m. at the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre-join our panel of experts as they explore different historical and contemporary connections between …

Chaplaincy's Annual FUN(d)raiser: What's Cookin'? Soup Supper

Join us for Augustana Chaplaincy's Annual Fundraiser What's Cookin'? Soup Supper! This year's theme is Keep it Weird! There will be a silent auction, an upscale soup supper reminiscent of our Tuesday Soup Suppers where 80 to 100 students are fed each week, an opportunity for our Student Chaplains to address the question "Why Chaplaincy?" …

POSTPONED: Is Mathematics Socially Constructed? Professorial Lecture with Bill Hackborn

*This event has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience.* Well, duh … of course it is! For example, mathematics and mathematicians often intertwine with military establishments. Do mathematicians disagree with each other about the purpose of mathematics? Often. Has mathematics been a force for colonization? Sadly, yes. Are purely mathematical propositions either true …

2020 Pride Week

Monday, February 24, 2020 Flag Raising at Augustana Campus 10:00 a.m. Augustana Campus Rainbow Bannock and Lanyard making with ISS 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Wahkohtowin Lodge, Augustana Campus T-Shirt Tie-Dying with AQUA 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Wahkohtowin Lodge, Augustana Campus Next Stop, Augustana: with James Makokis and Anthony Johnson from the Amazing Race Canada 7:00 p.m. Faith …

CANCELLED: Dawn Bailey, Soprano, Presents Vocal Masterclass

* Please note that this event has been cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience* Learning to play an instrument is all about developing the proper technique, good repertoire and working to create a beautiful tone on that instrument. Learning to sing properly is no different, except that the instrument is not external…it's part …

CANCELLED: Camrose & District Community Band Concert (The Augustana Connection)

*This event has been cancelled. Please visit the Lougheed Performing Arts Centre website for more information: http://camroselive.ca/closure* Join the Camrose & District Community Band in Concert with Tom Spila, conductor, for a performance of The Augustana Connection. Special musical guest is the Cosmopolitan Music Society Wednesday Band with Rita Burns as the conductor. These ensembles …

Kobe Bryant's passion for self-improvement as a player extended into his personal life as well, says Augustana basketball coach

Dave Drabiuk reflects on Bryant's complicated history which includes an intense work ethic, independence over sportsmanship, and a sexual assault charge but concludes that Bryant sought after self-improvement and becoming a good role model for his daughters in his personal life.

Augustana Weekly: February 19, 2020

Happy Wednesday! Today's (rather full) issue of the Weekly asks for feedback on our mission and identity statement from the whole of campus, including staff, faculty, and students, as well as nominations for our leadership awards, and donations for the reciprocity shelf which is being re-vamped for World Social Justice Day tomorrow. Other important events …

CANCELLED: Spring Soirée - Celebrating the 25th annual Student Academic Conference

Join Dean Demetres Tryphonopoulos for this year's Spring Soirée as we celebrate the 25th annual Student Academic Conference. Augustana Students do amazing work, and we want to make sure you see it. 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Augustana's Student Academic Conference. Augustana showcases the culmination of the research that students have been conducting throughout …

Bardic Storytelling: A Solo Recital with Bass-Baritone Elliot Harder

Join Elliot Harder for a recital on Bardic Storytelling. Elliot Harder grew up in Camrose and has been studying voice all over the country. He received a Bachelor of Music from UBC and is currently completing a Masters Degree in Voice and Opera Performance from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. Tuesday, March …

The Augustana Choir Tour

The University of Alberta, Augustana Campus premiere auditioned chamber choir, The Augustana Choir, under the direction of John Wiebe (PhD), is excited to be heading out on an Alberta recruitment tour during their spring break from March 5 to 7, 2020. This delightful evening of music will present works by Thomas Weelkes, Felix Mendelssohn, Ēriks …

TGIF Music Student Recital

Join Augustana voice, piano and instrumental music students in a Friday afternoon concert with accompanists Carolyn Olson and Tova Olson. Friday, February 28 4:30 pm Forum, Augustana Campus No charge for admission. The public is welcome. R.A.R.E.

Augustana alumni Thomas Trombetta wins Top 30 Under 30

Augustana alumni Thomas Trombetta, '16 BA, is one of this year's Top 30 Under 30, as recognized by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation.

Augustana Weekly: February 12, 2020

Happy Wednesday! Here's a rundown of what you can expect in this week's issue of the Weekly. Tonight: a birthday party for Charles Darwin and a vocal masterclass. This weekend: a curling funspiel, the Augustana Asian Pacific Club's Wonders of Asia event, and Vikings games. Within the week: the Diversity Working Group's self-love events, free hot chocolate, …

The Many Shades of Love: Scenes from the Opera & Musical Theatre stage!

Join students from Augustana's Music for Theatre class for performances of The Many Shades of Love! Audience members for the evening will be treated to a rich variety of individually staged arias and songs drawn from the abundant catalogues of the opera and musical theatre world. Since the beginning of the school year, students in the …

Next Stop: Augustana with Anthony Johnson & James Makokis

Join us for our Augustana Pride Week kick-off with 2019 Amazing Race Canada winners, Anthony Johnson and James Makokis, '04 BSc (ALES). Anthony and James became the first Two‐Spirit team to compete on the Amazing Race Canada and received national attention for their participation on the show, while bringing new awareness to gender, sexuality and First …

Thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

Augustana history professor Petr Mirejovsky on the fall of the Berlin Wall, and what that history can teach us today.

Augustana Weekly: February 5, 2020

Happy Wednesday! The first week of February has been packed full of events, and it's not looking like the rest of the month will slow down. Check out this issue of the Weekly for those details, including information on the remaining International Week events, an evening of sledding, and a potluck to celebrate foods around …

New exhibit looks at structural colouration in nature, and how it can be applied to human technologies

The Living Colours exhibit at the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus Library allows you to discover structural colour, use microscopes to experience how it works in nature and learn about how the phenomena can be used practically in science, art and design.

Feb. 19 and 20: Tsēmā Igharas Artist Talk and Performance

Visiting performance artist Tsēmā Igharas will share her story and background surrounding the presentation, konts̱ets̱'i eł na'eneslus̱: An echo, I am sewing. Artist Talk: February 19 at 2 pm, Wahkotowin Lodge (Basement of Forum, Augustana Campus) Performance: February 20 at 3 pm, Forum (Augustana Campus) These events are free to attend and open to the public. …

Cancelled: Elisa Harkins Artist Talk & Performance

*The February 25 Artist Talk has been cancelled. Elisa Harkins will not be presenting on February 26, but an alternate speaker is planned. Details TBA. We apologize for any inconvenience* Alternate speaker: Becca Taylor, who works in Indigenous community building and Indigenous feminisms through various mediums including beading, textiles and installation, will be offering an Artist …

Augustana Weekly: January 29, 2020

Happy Wednesday! January is almost over, can you believe it? The end of the month means that next week is the start of Black History Month, as well as International Week! Check the events section below for details. There are a lot of other amazing events coming up over the next week, including dumpling-making tonight, …

Living Colours Exhibition Opening Event

Explore the world of structural colour and its possibilities in this unique exhibition that connects the latest research in science, art and design. Join University of Alberta professors Carlos Fiorentino, Tomislav Terzin, Megan Strickfaden, and Augustana Campus Dean Demetres Tryphonopoulos at this opening exhibit event. Check out the newly developed online system of interactive digital …

Community Service-Learning placements allow students to connect with and impact the Camrose community

By Melissa Wilk The impacts of Community Service-Learning (CSL) students are far-reaching, in the words of the Camrose Women's Shelter's Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Page. "Not only are students bringing in new ideas and new strategies to enrich lives, but they are also bringing in their enthusiasm and contributing to a great cause in assisting others …

Remembering Coach Joe Voytechek

Our deepest condolences to the Voytechek family and Vikings Hockey Alumni on the passing of beloved Vikings Hockey Coach Emeritus, Joe Voytechek.

Vocal Masterclass with Caitlin Wood

Alberta-born Caitlin Wood has been making a name for herself in the vocal performance community throughout Canada, particularly in the world of opera. It's been quite a coup for the music division at the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus to have been able to arrange for Ms. Wood to present a vocal masterclass at Augustana …

Dr. Boyd enjoys giving back to the community

Augustana alumnae Dr. Charley Boyd reflects on her time spent at Augustana and Camrose, and the decisions that led her back to work as a family physician to the town where she started her journey into medicine.

Augustana Weekly: January 22, 2020

Happy Wednesday, and happy last day of classes in the three-week block! What will you do with all of your upcoming free time? The Augustana Weekly has some ideas! Check out the Augustana drama department's production of The Wind in the Willows, which premiered with a matinee today. Will you be graduating this spring? Don't …

Men's Hockey Alumni Day at the Game

Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your former teammates! Join us for the Vikings Hockey Alumni Day at the Game on February 8, 2020! The weekend's festivities begin on Saturday morning. The alumni room will once again be open for coffee and muffins prior to the alumni game starting at 10 a.m. After the game, family and …

Every Child Can Workshop

The Augustana Conservatory of Music is excited to be hosting a Suzuki Every Child Can Workshop. The Suzuki method of music education was developed more than 50 years ago by Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki. Suzuki realized that children a world over learn to speak their native language with ease by hearing, imitating and repeating. He …

Holiday jingle "Baby it's cold outside" needs context before cancellation, says Augustana music professor

The popular holiday song has come under fire recently for being offensive and sexually exploitative but those claims become largely unfounded once history and musicology are brought into the conversation, says musicologist Alexander Carpenter.

Augustana Weekly: January 15, 2020

It's Wednesday, and it's cold. But don't fear! The Augustana Weekly is here to keep you warm and cozy. And give you information on a number of (mostly indoor) campus events and activities, including research presentations, a pancake breakfast, Vikings games, Campus Rec fun, performances (including an upcoming Artist Talk, as well as our drama …

Terry Barber, Countertenor, Presents The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Join Terry as he sings show-stopping hits from 10 of the World's most beloved musicals, performing unique versions of songs from "Cats", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Evita", Starlight Express" and more! Internationally acclaimed countertenor, Terry Barber, is known for his extraordinary range, both vocally and stylistically. Past member of the Grammy-winning …

Schoen Duo Recital: Borealis, the Winter Wind, and Zephyrus, the Spring Wind

The Schoen Duo (Kathleen Schoen, flutes, and Thomas Schoen, violins) will present a public recital entitled Borealis, the Winter Wind, and Zephyrus, the Spring Wind on Friday, January 31 at 1:00 pm in the Faith & Life Chapel on Augustana Campus. There is no admission charged and all are welcome! The recital will feature music, …

Augustana Weekly: January 8, 2020

Welcome back, and welcome to 2020! Check out today's Weekly for information on campus events (like the bookstore's textbook buyback days and an upcoming pancake breakfast) and a number of performances, including the Augustana Drama Department's production of The Wind in the Willows! This issue also includes information on two super cool opportunities for undergraduate students to share research (one of which …

(CANCELLED) Craft Beer & Board Games (with the dean)

Recent grad? Craft beer fanatic? Dream of testing your board game skills with Augustana's new dean? If you answered yes to any of these, join us at the alumni-owned Fox & Fable Book & Game Café for our Craft Beer & Board Games (with the dean) event! This is your chance to meet Dean Demetres …

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