Posted on January 26, 2016 by Tia Lalani

Augustana’s I-Week is excited to present the 2016 theme: Welcome Home.

I-Week2016LogoAugustana’s I-Week is excited to present the 2016 theme: Welcome Home. Please see below for a week packed with events!


Monday, January 25

I-Week 2014 Kick-Off Celebration!

Forum, 10am

Join Dean Berger and the rest of the Augustana community as we kick off I-Week with a choir performance of Hlonolofatsa – a Sotho (South African) traditional song and Tourdion – a 16th Century French drinking song. Watch a salsa dance performance by Orlando Martinez, owner of Edmonton’s FiestaCubana Dance School, a First Nations dance performance by Augustana student Heidi Brown, and enjoy internationally-themed cupcakes!


International Expo

Forum, 10am – 2pm

No passport required! International Expo is a celebration of the many cultures, countries and people represented at Augustana. Stop by and check out the displays from countries present on our campus.


Salsa Casino! Couples Dance Performance with Orlando Martinez & Alejandra Gutierrez

Forum, 12:50pm

Casino, known globally as Cuban Salsa, is a dynamic combination of rhythms from the world’s African and Latin regions. Casino is characterized by complicated arm movements while maintaining a fast pace and circular motion. Orlando Martinez and Augustana student Alejandra Gutierrez will be performing.


Karaoke Night with the International Cultures Club

C167, Classroom Building, 7pm – 9pm

A night of singing, laughter and stress relief!


Tuesday, January 26

Finding Home in a Foreign Place

2-004 (Epp Boardroom), Forum, 12pm – 1pm

Building community and a sense of belonging in a place that feels far different from home with Augustana Alumna Leah Johnson. Please bring your lunch.


Soup Supper & International Fashion Show

Faith & Life Lounge, 5pm – 6pm

The event will begin with an opening prayer immediately followed by soup supper. During supper, students will wow the crowd with a fashion show and engage in conversation about the significance of their traditional outfits.


Practicing “Decolonial Love”: Damages, Relations, Truth and Telling
Dian Million, Professor of American Indian Studies, University of Washington

Wahkohtowin Lodge, 6pm – 7:30pm

The Ronning Centre hosts Distinguished Visiting Fellow Dian Million, Professor of American Indian Studies at University of Washington, who will speak on this topic.


Latin American Dance Lessons with Orlando Martinez

Mayer Community Hall, Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, 6:30pm – 8pm

Enjoy all the best Latin music and dancing with a distinct Cuban flavor brought to you by Orlando Martinez, owner of Edmonton’s FiestaCubana Dance School! All are welcome to this FREE event! No partner required.


Wednesday, January 27

Reconciliation: The Literature of Damages, Marketability, Truth and Telling
Dian Million, Professor of American Indian Studies, University of Washington

Ronning House (4606 – 49 Street), 12pm – 1:30pm

A light lunch will be served.


African Appreciation Night

Roger Epp Boardroom, 6:15pm – 8:15pm

Our culture, language, and expressions make us unique. Augustana’s Afri-Youth Club will display the diversity of Africa and share what Africa means to them through an interactive session. Light refreshments will be served.


The Right To Be Cold: Human Rights and Our Changing Climate
with Sheila Watt-Cloutier

1-430 Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science
University of Alberta’s North Campus in Edmonton, 7pm – 9pm

In this globe-spanning talk, join Inuit advocate and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier to understand the crucial connection between climate change and human rights.

Augustana students, staff and faculty are welcome to a seat on the bus that will be driving to the event for $5. For more information, or to reserve a seat, email


Thursday, January 28

African Dance Workshop with Feisal Kirumira & the Afri-Youth Club

Forum (Main Level), 12:20pm – 12:50pm

Shake your hips to traditional upbeat African music! Stop by the Forum for this dynamic performance and melt your winter blues away!


Nordic Club “Kosekveld” (Cozy Evening)

1-315, Faith & Life Centre, 7pm – 9pm

Join Augustana’s Nordic Club for a welcoming and cozy evening of Scandinavian food, arts and crafts, “koselig” videos and fun!


Friday, January 29

Student Learning Centre Open House

L10 (Garden Level), Founders’ Hall, 12:50pm – 2pm

Join Professor Feisal Kirumira and Instructor Leslie Lindballe as they open the doors to Augustana’s new Student Learning Centre! The Student Learning Centre, open Fridays from 12:50pm – 3:05pm, will provide academic-oriented assistance to students. The Centre will help students improve their English reading, vocabulary, grammar, note-taking, listening and speaking skills. Light refreshments will be served.


Chaplaincy Coffee House

Faith & Life Lounge, 3pm – 5pm

Check out the Chaplaincy Coffee House with an international spin! The afternoon will be a celebration of music, art and talent.


Saturday, January 30

Aboriginal Student Services Centre Annual Round Dance

Education Gym
University of Alberta’s North Campus in Edmonton, 3:30pm – 11pm

Pipe Ceremony to commence at 3:30pm with Feast and Round Dance to follow.

The University of Alberta Annual Round Dance brings together the children, friends, families, youth and Elders of our community to share stories, catch up on news, break bannock, and share tea. It’s a time to honour the traditions and memories of our ancestors. This year will mark the 4th Memorial for Elder Marge Friedel, who taught us that the Round Dance “…goes back to our basic teachings of respect, honesty, caring and sharing” (

Women planning to attend the Pipe Ceremony are asked to please wear a long skirt. Please bring your own feast ware! Nearby parking is available in Education, Stadium, or Jubilee car parks.


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