2021

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Ask (Augustana) Alumni Anything: Karla Yuha, '15 BCom

Alumna and HR business partner at Endeavor, Karla Yuha, '15 BCom, answers questions about working abroad, preparing for a marathon, what working with people in the entertainment industry is like and more.

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Counselling students look to address COVID-19 mental health fallout

Clinical Services offers low-cost support and training to students who will be on the front lines of the recovery ahead.

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Alumnus’ book acts as process of healing, advocates for individual power in judicial system

After six years of looking for the truth and four years of writing and editing, U of A Augustana alumnus Joel Lefèvre released his book on his family’s fight against the NYPD to find the truth about his brother’s death.

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Ask (Augustana) Alumni Anything: Craig Wentland, CLC '86

Augustana Chaplain and alumnus, Craig Wentland, CLC '86, answers questions about community, his hobbies and different ways to view and enjoy the world around us.

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New measures for fall return to campus

The University of Alberta—including Augustana—University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge will include rapid testing or vaccination, and masks as part of back-to-school plans.

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Hesje Observatory reaches for the stars with the help of successful crowdfunding campaign

Throughout the month of June, the Hesje Observatory raised $20,000 for equipment from the support of generous Augustana students, staff, faculty and alumni and community members.

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Chester Ronning Centre postdoctoral fellow looks to shed light on Islamophobia as structural form of racism

Sharmin Sadequee, PhD, will host the 2021 International Fellows Conference entitled “Islamophobia and/in Post-Secular States: Religion, Race, Science and Law” this November at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus.

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Augustana donor hopes to make post-secondary education more accessible through new Indigenous student award

The recently-established Ptarmigan Foundation Indigenous Award will provide financial support for Indigenous students beginning this fall.

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2021 Augustana Convocation Spotlight: Jessica Logan, Eric Andersson, Danielle Brockman, Colden Palo and Michaela Pacholok

Congratulations to our 2021 Augustana Medal Winners! Jessica, Eric, Danielle, Colden and Michaela have each won medals for outstanding academic achievement. Learn a bit more about them here.

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2021 Augustana Convocation Spotlight: Braeden Kelly, Siri Prasad Babu and Matthew Caffaro

From involvement in Vikings Nordic Sports to volunteering for health services on campus and participating in Augustana's Chaplaincy program, Braeden, Siri and Matthew fondly remember their experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.

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2021 Augustana Convocation Spotlight: Aurora Tupechka, Thomas Zimmerman, Caroline Kilmartin and Jiayi Dai

This Friday, we'll be celebrating so many amazing graduates as part of the University of Alberta's 2021 Spring Convocation. Here are just a few of those students on their favourite moments and mentors over the years.

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“The Viking Cup” book is coming in fall 2021

LeRoy Johnson, Viking Cup tournament coordinator for 20 years and book author, will take readers through anecdotes of each participating nation and what it took to bring hundreds of future National Hockey League players to small-town Alberta

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Augustana grad is eager to share her love of the outdoors with others

Everyone should have the chance to connect with nature and understand its importance to our lives, Kate Corrigan believes.

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Lois Aspenes Award winner works to follow Augustana ideal of “to lead and serve”

“Augustana is the thread that pulls through much of my life,” says the 2020 award recipient and former Augustana professor, Yvonne Becker.

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Augustana athletics celebrates success

Augustana has had a proud, rich athletic history over the past 110 years.

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Augustana Community Awards Banquet video wins CASE award

Congratulations to the Augustana Office of Advancement for earning a bronze CASE award for their 2021 Community Awards Banquet video.

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Alumni Citation Award winner highlights the importance of “ordinary people”

Our 2020 Alumni Citation Award recipient, Margaret Rathnavalu, recognizes the importance of individuals who get involved in their communities.

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Augustana celebrates 110 years: Drama

Explore the history of drama at Augustana with professor Paul "Sparky" Johnson.

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Augustana Distinguished Alumni Award winner recognizes importance of “what we can offer”

“I think that we best serve those around us when we seek to be more true to ourselves,” says Dr. Deena Hinshaw, recipient of Augustana’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award.

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110 years of leadership: a look at Augustana's principals, presidents and deans

Augustana's presidents have led the campus through changes in the community, campus ownership and even through times of war. Take a look at who has been at the helm of this institution over the years.

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One part of the whole

Augustana alumna, volunteer and donor Jessica Ryan displays how we can give back to our community in small, consistent ways.

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Augustana's 2021 report to the community

Kick-off Augustana's 110th anniversary with a look at the last year through our 2021 Report to the Community! This year's Report focuses on virtual events and digital programming, our students at a glance, giving, alumni awards, economic impact, research, an update from the Vikings and a community story.

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A Collective effort

Alumna and three-time Augustana student Marilyn Murray shares how she and her classmates are working to support students for years to come.

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Augustana celebrates 110 years

Learn about Augustana's 110 years of history of serving the needs of students in Camrose, while contributing to the growing success of the community.

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Students help local food producers boost sustainability

Augustana students work hands-on with community producers to tackle problems ranging from marketing eco-friendly practices to reducing plastic packaging.

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Professor Glen Hvenegaard receives "Outstanding in Stewardship" Award

Professor Hvenegaard was named the recipient of the 2020 individual OTIS award from the Battle River Watershed Alliance.

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Ask an Alumni Anything: Koren Lightning-Earle, '00 BA(Rec/Leisure), '04 BA, '07 LLB

Lawyer and alumna Koren Lightning-Earle answers questions on law school, her career journey, her work to benefit the lives of Indigenous people and much more!

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New name, who dis? Augustana announces new names for majors

A select list of Augustana majors—including biology, chemistry and psychology—will have a new name beginning this Fall.

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Celebrating the 2021 Augustana Student Life Award winners

Congratulations to the students and staff from across Augustana Campus who have been recognized for their contribution to student life on campus: in leadership, academics and athletics.

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Food and nutrition security challenges in an era of plenty

U of A Augustana economics professor Varghese Manaloor discusses the food and nutrition security challenges that the world faces today, including the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on food availability.

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April 2021 Fitness Centre Update

In accordance with public health restrictions, the Augustana Fitness Centre will be closed until further notice.

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Augustana professors collaborate with African university to create online courses

Open-source platform will allow students to learn computational physics and mathematical modelling in Africa and anywhere in the world.

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Conversations around historically “racist” music genres can foster understanding and diversity of thought and sound

Professor Alexander Carpenter examines recent decries of certain music genres like country and classical music as racist, and sees these conversations as opportunities towards diversity.

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Professor Ardelle Ries conferred honourary membership of the Kodály Society of Canada

Augustana Professor and Director of Music Ardelle Ries was named an honourary member of the Kodály Society of Canada in acknowledgment of her outstanding service to music education in Canada.

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Augustana library celebrates its 25th human library

Augustana celebrates a long history of human libraries with a virtual event this year.

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Ask an Alumni Anything: Nick Yarmey, '14 BSc

Research associate and alumnus Nick Yarmey answers questions on being a full-time researcher, completing a master's abroad, his time on campus and much more!

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New award in support of Black students developed by Augustana chemistry professor

Named in his honour, professor James Kariuki hopes that the new award will increase diversity on campus, even if it’s one student at a time.

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Diminished fitness and activity during the pandemic can result in serious health issues, says U of A Augustana professor

Professor Jane Yardley shares the benefits of regular exercise, which can include improved immune system function, increasing happiness and improving many of the health conditions that lead to an increased risk of severe COVID-19.

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The last United States election represents a paradigm shift in drug policy, says U of A Augustana professor

Augustana sociology professor Geraint Osborne reflects on the changing public attitudes to drug reform in the United States and across the world.

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March 2021 Fitness Centre Update

The Augustana Fitness Centre will once again open for student use on March 15, 2021.

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Augustana students connect with community through Pathways Program

Phil Nadon and Jaden de Waal’s work placements turned out to be less about hours logged and more about forging connections—even amidst a pandemic.

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Camrose Connector pilot project ends

The last day for the Camrose Connector service will be on Friday, March 26, 2021.

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Ask an Alumni Anything: Eric Gustafsson, '13 BA

Actor and alumnus Eric Gustafsson gives advice on a career as a full-time actor, how to pursue the field and much more.

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Taking back democracy?

Augustana political studies professor Shauna Wilton discusses the riots on Capitol Hill and the storming of Congress at the beginning of January as representations of a breakdown in American democracy.

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Augustana Campus hosts first digital Community Awards Banquet

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing protocols, Augustana Campus kept the tradition of hosting the Community Awards Banquet with a digital celebration on February 9, 2021.

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Augustana "Get Outside" Webinar Series wins CASE Award

Congratulations to the Augustana Office of Advancement and the University of Alberta Office of Alumni Relations for earning a silver CASE award for their webinar series, "Get Outside".

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Augustana lecturer and pianist will bring unique sounds from composers across Canada to local performance

A Canada Council for the Arts Grant has given Roger Admiral and his Edmonton-based ensemble, UltraViolet, the opportunity to work with innovative composers from around the country.

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Augustana students’ association introduces new Food Pantry service

The ASA Food Pantry offers supplementary food hampers to Augustana students to help alleviate the pressures of food and financial insecurity.

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New acting director of Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities looks to build relationships

Clark Banack, newly appointed acting director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities, is looking forward to pursuing his passion for rural Alberta by developing that same passion in Augustana students, and the broader community.

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Ask an Alumni Anything: Stephanie Booth, '14 BSc, '17 MPH

Augustana alumna Stephanie Booth gives advice on graduate school, working in public service in the government, provides insight for the field of epidemiology and much more.

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New U of A observatory gives a clear window into the wonders of the night sky

Facility set to open Jan. 12 at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park offers students, researchers and the public a view of dark skies unaffected by light pollution.

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In Memoriam: Dorothy Gibson, 1928-2020

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Dorothy Gibson, longtime supporter of and contributor to Augustana Campus.

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