Augustana alumna wins poster competition at Alberta Parks Forum Posted on April 2, 2020

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. …

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Three Augustana students awarded outstanding communication award at Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Posted on March 23, 2020

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 …

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Augustana grading regulations revised for Winter 2020 semester Posted on March 23, 2020

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) …

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Supporting Augustana students during COVID-19 Posted on March 17, 2020

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 …

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Augustana alumni Thomas Trombetta wins Top 30 Under 30 Posted on February 12, 2020

Augustana Campus is excited to celebrate our alumni, Thomas Trombetta, BA ’16, as one of this year’s Top 30 Under 30, as recognized by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation. Prior to graduating in 2016 with their bachelor of arts in global & development studies, Thomas was heavily involved on campus. An international student from …

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Closure of Chester Ronning Centre House Posted on January 17, 2020

On January 16, 2020, the Chester Ronning Centre house (across from College Lane on 49 Street) on the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus underwent a routine engineering inspection. This inspection resulted in the discovery of various structural issues. Given the potential safety concerns, employees with offices located in the building have been moved. The Ronning Centre …

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Grant Thornton LLP continues support of Vikings Curling Posted on December 10, 2019

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 …

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2019 anniversary award donors celebrated Posted on November 20, 2019

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 …

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Choir director earns prestigious Richard S. Eaton Award of Distinction in recognition of exemplary service to choral music in Alberta Posted on October 30, 2019

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 …

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Augustana professors awarded Vargo Teaching Chair and Rutherford Award for Excellence Posted on October 4, 2019

Kim Misfeldt (Professor of German; Vice Dean) was named Augustana’s first Vargo Teaching Chair at September’s Celebrate! ceremony. The chair is awarded to those who are innovative teachers who have shown leadership and mentorship among colleagues. At the same ceremony, Neil Haave (Professor of Biology; Associate Director for the Centre for Teaching and Learning) became …

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Augustana conservatory music student wins national fiddle competition! Posted on September 25, 2019

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 …

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Minister of Advanced Education visits Augustana as first stop on post-secondary tour Posted on September 4, 2019

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. …

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Augustana embarks on 100 Days of Listening campaign Posted on August 19, 2019

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, …

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Augustana past and present shine at the Alberta Music Festival Association’s Provincial Festival Posted on June 6, 2019

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 …

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Grant Thornton LLP supports Vikings Curling with four-year partnership Posted on February 27, 2019

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

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20th annual augustana human library recipient of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion award Posted on February 11, 2019

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 …

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2018 Anniversary Award Donors Celebrated Posted on November 30, 2018

On October 18, 2018, Dean Allen Berger welcomed representative donors of student awards celebrating anniversaries in the Community Awards Program. Awards celebrating anniversaries in the 2018-19 academic year are:   45 Years Rotary Club of Camrose Scholarship (Rotary Club of Camrose)   40 Years Augustana Alumni Association Entrance Award (Augustana Alumni) Augustana Alumni Leadership Award (Augustana …

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Augustana music instructor, Thomas Schoen, receives Teacher of Distinction Award Posted on November 20, 2018

University of Alberta Augustana Campus violin instructor Thomas Schoen recently received a Teacher of Distinction Award by Dr. Peter Simon, President and CEO of the Royal Conservatory of Music, at the Royal Conservatory Convocation and Gold Medals Ceremony at Mount Royal University in Calgary. RCM Teachers of Distinction are recognized for their leadership as music …

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Augustana Environment, Health and Safety Committee receives annual award Posted on October 26, 2018

The Augustana Environment, Health and Safety Committee has won this year’s EHS Committee Award, awarded by the University of Alberta’s Risk Management Services. Augustana’s committee, made up of James Smith, Chris Blades, Tony Thomsen/Lawrence Fraser, Tom Terzin, Randal Nickel, Troy Burnett, Rob Ford, Nathan Skretting, David King, Linda Hui, Sarah Ross and Jayla Brewer won …

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Cannabis regulations at the University of Alberta Posted on October 17, 2018

Recreational cannabis is legal in Canada as of October 17, 2018. In Alberta, people aged 18 and over can purchase cannabis and cannabis oil from stores and online. Public consumption will be permitted in Edmonton and Camrose. The University of Alberta Augustana Campus policy is as follows: Augustana is currently evaluating whether to permit smoking and …

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