Political studies grad earns international development grant Posted on January 18, 2017

Meet Augustana alumna Stacey Haugen (BA, ’15) on her journey from Camrose to the International Development Research Centre, with international research and travel on her horizon.

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Second thought – Trump and the rise of US populism by Shauna Wilton Posted on January 10, 2017

Political studies professor Shauna Wilton attributes Trump’s victory in the US Presidential Election to the rise of populism in the Western world, and discusses the benefit of entering into political discourse with broad dialogue rather than stubborn presupposition. Read her second thoughts here.

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Your first two weeks at Augustana Posted on December 23, 2016

New to Augustana? Or a returning student looking for a great way to start the term? Click here to find the information you need on registration, and campus events to kick off the 2017 winter semester!

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Overwhelming support on Giving Tuesday! Posted on December 23, 2016

In late November, Augustana celebrated Giving Tuesday, an international movement that introduces the holiday season. Our community came together to raise funds for two exciting initiatives on campus, find out more about them here.

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Studying exercise and type 1 diabetes Posted on December 15, 2016

A look at physical education professor Jane Yardley’s research on diabetes, including her current projects and trials, and the steps she’s taking to produce practical tools to help those with type 1 diabetes exercise safely.

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Viking roots run deep Posted on December 12, 2016

Read about the Lovsin boys – two generations of Vikings hockey players – on what they love about the sport, about Augustana, and how over the years, they have managed to keep tradition alive.

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Second thought – Words matter by Daniel Sims Posted on December 7, 2016

Read Augustana history professor Daniel Sims’ second thoughts on how language matters, especially in the context of indigenous topics and the move towards reconciliation.

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Female apprentice coach program: a Purdy great experience Posted on December 2, 2016

Augustana women’s basketball coach apprentice Sydney Purdy talks about the CCAA’s female apprenticeship program, how she likes coaching so far, and how much she admires her mentor, Vikings coach Kelly Lyons.

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A performance in sustainability Posted on December 1, 2016

The Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre recently received the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction’s 2016 National Design Award for Sustainability. Read about how the performing arts centre was built with sustainability at the forefront of its design.

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Second Thought – Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize by Alexander Carpenter Posted on November 23, 2016

Are song lyrics and poetry synonymous? Is the Nobel prize awarded on the basis of talent, or popularity? Read Dr. Alex Carpenter’s second thoughts on the controversial recipient of this year’s Nobel prize in literature: singer/song-writer Bob Dylan.

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Vikes for Tykes Posted on November 17, 2016

Our Vikings are getting into the Christmas spirit! The “Vikes for Tykes” toy drive is a student initiative that allows Augustana athletes, coaches, trainers and fans to give back to the community. Read about it here and see how you can take part.

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Aboriginal Student Profile: Seannah Rose Posted on November 17, 2016

Learn about Seannah Rose, a Metis student from Valleyview who is studying sociology. Seannah is in her fourth year, acts as an aboriginal peer mentor, is on the Aboriginal Engagement Committee and is part of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College.

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Augustana Celebrates Long-Term Community Support Posted on November 16, 2016

On October 26th, Dean Allen Berger hosted his annual Anniversary Donor Luncheon to thank and celebrate those who have donated to the Augustana Community Awards Program.

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Student Life after Life as a Student-Athlete: Mr. Pharmacy Posted on November 15, 2016

Read about the interesting activity current U of A pharmacy student, Augustana alumnus, and former Vikings hockey player Preston Eshenko has discovered as a way to spend some of his spare time.

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Canadian Author Alissa York at Augustana Posted on November 4, 2016

Augustana’s English department was given the great pleasure of attending Canadian writer Alissa York’s book reading on her newest novel, The Naturalist.

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Augustana Professor Presents Distinguished Lecture on Canadian Marketing Posted on October 31, 2016

Here are just some of the highlights from Dr. Bill Foster’s campus and community lecture on social memory theory, and how Canadian companies use tradition and nostalgia to promote their brand.

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Assistant Registrar Blog: 2016 Scholar Athlete Recognition Event Posted on October 28, 2016

Assistant registrar Jonathan Hawkins’ blog post on the Athletics Scholar Award event that took place on Wednesday, October 26th. Congratulations to all of our exceptional 2015/16 Vikings Scholar Athletes!

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Second Thought – The Tenacity of Belief by Tim Parker Posted on October 25, 2016

Read psychology professor Tim Parker’s second thoughts on the US presidential election campaigns, and how the psychological phenomenon of tenacity may play a large part in the support Trump receives.

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Student Profile: Braeden McKenzie Posted on October 20, 2016

Get to know Braeden, a 4th year Physical Education major who sings, plays soccer, and works in the Augustana library.

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Towards Reconciliation Posted on October 19, 2016

Learn about our growing commitment to reconciliation, including the newly implemented Workshops in Reconciliation, as well as opportunities for public and community involvement in recognizing Indigenous history.

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