A Conversation with Bishop Larry Kochendorfer, Dr. Faith Nostbakken and Dr. Julien Hammond Posted on September 23, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday October 19th, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

On Wednesday, October 19, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm, in the Roger Epp Room, join us for Commemorating the Reformation: Five Hundred Years Later – a Conversation with Bishop Larry Kochendorfer (left), Dr. Faith Nostbakken (middle) and Dr. Julien Hammond (right). View the event flyer here.

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Intro to Canning – Seeds for the Soul Event Posted on September 23, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday September 28th, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

The next Seeds for the Soul event, “Intro to Canning”!  will take place on Wednesday, September 28 from 6-8 pm at the Camrose Public Library. There will be a demonstration on how to can, a Harvest Swap table at 6pm, and crafts for kids. At 7pm, we will watch a brief video and discuss the relationship between happiness, the environment and …

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Augustana Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Kieran Bonner Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Tuesday October 4th, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

On Tuesday, October 4th, from 12:30 – 2:00 pm, in the Roger Epp Room, join us for Can first questions (Who are we? How should we live?) be an educational focus in this era of global technological culture? – an Augustana Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Kieran Bonner. Click here to view the event poster. On the evening of …

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A Conversation with the Camrose Refugee Committee Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday October 12th, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

On Wednesday, October 12, drop by the Ronning House from 12:00 – 1:30 pm, for The Camrose welcome sign was out – but no Syrian refugees were directed our way – what happened and how should we respond? – A Conversation with the Camrose Refugee Committee (Joe McMorrow, pictured left, and Alan Ford, pictured right). Click here to view the …

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augustana human library: Kicking down the striped door Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday September 28th, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Kicking down the striped door (Female basketball ref): In a male dominated vocation, learn the story of a female basketball official who decided enough is enough; it’s time to kick down the door of the “Boys Club”. From Jr. High School basketball official to becoming the next potential selection for the 2016 Olympic Games in …

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augustana human library: Dancing with demons Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday September 28th, 2016 @ 8:15 PM

Dancing with demons (Depression and anxiety): Everyone has their demons, but how do you manage them? For me, having depression and anxiety can mean constantly putting effort into a losing battle, a battle that can only be won when I release the need for control and allow myself to stop fighting.  

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augustana human library: Healing from childhood sexual abuse; Alpha female in a man’s world Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday September 28th, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Healing from childhood sexual abuse (Childhood sexual abuse): I am willing to share my story of childhood sexual abuse and healing. I am also willing to hear and honour your story or the story of someone you know. I can also talk about types of healing therapies, family dynamics as well as suing my abuser …

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augustana human library: Jesus freak: Eunuch for the Kingdom Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday September 28th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

Jesus freak: Eunuch for the Kingdom (Following Christ towards accepting myself):   This is the story of how I learned to see my gender ambiguity as a gift from God and a part of my calling into Christian ministry. I will talk about how I struggled to accept myself as I am and then learned …

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augustana human library: Arsenic and old coffee Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday September 28th, 2016 @ 7:15 PM

Arsenic and old coffee (Parent with mental illness): Growing up, many feel like their parents aren’t quite normal and that they act in ways which are often inexplicable. Over the course of my adolescence, this feeling never went away. As a teen, I watched a parent’s behaviour become increasingly erratic—and disturbing. This is a book …

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augustana human library: From silence to sound Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday September 28th, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

From silence to sound (Being deaf): I grew up deaf in Camrose and worked and coped in the hearing world using a hearing aid. And then I got a cochlear implant… My wife will help me to share the trials and triumphs of being deaf for many years before experiencing a world of sound.

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augustana human library: Kicking down the striped door; Healing from childhood sexual abuse Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday September 28th, 2016 @ 6:45 PM

Kicking down the striped door (Female basketball ref): In a male dominated vocation, learn the story of a female basketball official who decided enough is enough; it’s time to kick down the door of the “Boys Club”. From Jr. High School basketball official to becoming the next potential selection for the 2016 Olympic Games in …

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augustana human library: Same, same but different Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday September 28th, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

Same, same but different (Supporting our transgender daughter): Being a parent to adult children is a joy and a balancing act, especially when your child comes out as a transgender person. This story is about our family’s loving journey with our daughter.

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augustana human library: I see; The ups and downs of being bipolar Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday September 28th, 2016 @ 6:15 PM

I see (Visually impaired): This book describes the joys and challenges of living life with a visual impairment. The ups and downs of being bipolar (Bipolar disorder): Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have an illness that some people think isn’t real? How about an illness that some people think is dangerous? Being …

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augustana human library: Firefighter/Ballerina; Jesus freak: Eunuch for the Kingdom Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Wednesday September 28th, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

Firefighter/Ballerina (Social constructs of masculinity): I have been a firefighter since I was 19. Recently I came to the realization that I was not myself. I found that I was unsociable and typically disengaged in conversation. In order to understand/engage with others, I realized that I had to start reengaging with myself. Counselors told me …

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augustana human library: Firefighter/Ballerina; A paddler, a pedallar, a poet; Layers of lesbian love Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Tuesday September 27th, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

Firefighter/Ballerina (Social constructs of masculinity): I have been a firefighter since I was 19. Recently I came to the realization that I was not myself. I found that I was unsociable and typically disengaged in conversation. In order to understand/engage with others, I realized that I had to start reengaging with myself. Counselors told me …

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augustana human library: Alpha female in a man’s world; Straight up sexism Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Tuesday September 27th, 2016 @ 8:15 PM

Alpha female in a man’s world (Sexism in the workforce): “There’s no way she can run a golf course, she’s a girl.” “Well you are a women, and you’re not a professional golfer, so we won’t pay you the same as a man.” “Why are you giving her the job? She’s not one of us.” …

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augustana human library: Same, same but different; Guy hard Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Tuesday September 27th, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Same, same but different (Supporting our transgender daughter): Being a parent to adult children is a joy and a balancing act, especially when your child comes out as a transgender person. This story is about our family’s loving journey with our daughter. Guy hard (Transgender person): It ain’t easy being a guy in today’s world, …

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augustana human library: Scary on the outside; I see; Working with the hidden population Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Tuesday September 27th, 2016 @ 7:45 PM

Scary on the outside (Autistic teen):   I have grown up being a high functioning autistic and will discuss some of my challenges. I also get noticed because of the way I look…but not in the way you would think. I see (Visually impaired): This book describes the joys and challenges of living life with a …

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augustana human library: The ups and downs of being bipolar; Living in the shadows Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Tuesday September 27th, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

The ups and downs of being bipolar (Bipolar disorder): Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have an illness that some people think isn’t real? How about an illness that some people think is dangerous? Being bipolar isn’t as simple as feeling good one day and bad the next. Living in the shadows (Finding …

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augustana human library: A paddler, a pedaller, a poet; Two straight sons, three gay parents Posted on September 22, 2016

Scheduled for: Tuesday September 27th, 2016 @ 7:15 PM

A paddler, a pedaller, a poet (Exploration of Aboriginal heritage): Like many Canadians, I have a deep wish to know who my ancestors are so that I may have a better sense of who I am. I am a rich embodiment of many cultures, including Canadian, Cree, Ojibwe, Scottish, English, and Norwegian. While taking a …

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