Augustana Weekly: It’s all inside – January 16, 2019
Posted on January 9, 2019 by Cindy Edge
We’ve got a number of campus updates this week, including information for students on graduation, advising, jobs, internships, and study abroad and undergraduate research opportunities! We also have some great events and performances coming up (including a pancake breakfast and a concert featuring pianist and Augustana instructor Roger Admiral). And scroll all the way to …
We’ve got a number of campus updates this week, including information for students on graduation, advising, jobs, internships, and study abroad and undergraduate research opportunities! We also have some great events and performances coming up (including a pancake breakfast and a concert featuring pianist and Augustana instructor Roger Admiral). And scroll all the way to the bottom of the newsletter to enter a photo contest where you could win a 20 coffee cup card from the Café (say that five times fast)! Enjoy!
- The Augustana Climbing Wall has drop-in from 7-10 pm on January 16 and 17. New drop-in times will be released during the 11-week session!
- Tomorrow (January 17) is the final withdrawal deadline for the three-week block!
- Wondering what the Classical Studies Tour class is up to in Greece & Sicily? Follow their blog here!
- If you’re a student who plans on graduating but hasn’t applied yet, remember that the deadline to apply in Bear Tracks for Spring 2019 Convocation is Friday, February 1!
- If you are interested in purchasing a 2019 Class Ring, a Jostens Canada representative will be on campus on Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1, in the Faith and Life Lounge from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm each day.
- Pop-up advising sessions are available for students who have quick questions for a student advisor. These sessions happen Tuesdays from 1-2 pm in the Aboriginal Student Office and Fridays from 1-2 pm in the Forum.
- Flu season is still upon us. There has been an increase of people with the flu including up to six people with Norovirus-like symptoms. However, none of the cases have been diagnosed as Norovirus and the Health Inspector is not identifying this as an outbreak. Nonetheless, Facilities & Operations has increased cleaning as per protocol. Please continue to be diligent, as always, with basic precautionary actions (hand washing, staying home if ill, etc.).
- Come out to watch a Natural Luge Race on Tuesday, January 22 from 12:45 to 2:30 pm at the Natural Luge Track on the Camrose Ski Hill (east end of 39 Ave – 53 Street), featuring students from the AUPAC 152/253 class. Each slider will complete three runs and the difference in time between the fastest and slowest run determines their ranking in the race as a test of consistency provides & driving skills. To the best of our knowledge, Augustana is the only place in North America where you can get university credit for a Natural Luge PAC and this luge track is also the only place in North America at the present time where you can see a Natural Luge race on ice. So this your opportunity to see a very unique activity right here in Camrose, AB!
- Here are a few Study Abroad Opportunities (talk to the LAB office for more information):
- Vienna (Spring 2019) extended deadline
- Santiago de Cuba (Winter 2020 full semester)
- Miquelon Lake Field studies (Fall 2019 3-week )
- Costa Rica Field Studies (Fall prep course, trip in Winter 3-week)
You can still register for the Jan 30 Centre for Teaching and Learning workshop titled “Indigenizing and Decolonizing Your Course” led by Jennifer Ward, Educational Developer. Are you weaving Indigenous epistemologies into your course(s)? If so, please come and showcase how you are incorporating Indigenous knowledge into the curriculum. If you are not and would like to, we will talk about strategies that you can use to Indigenize and decolonize curriculum so it is meaningful and impactful for all students.
- If you’re a student, attend the Top 10 Super Tips workshop this afternoon! Register here.
- Make next Monday a little brighter with a Blue Monday Pancake Breakfast in the Cafeteria!
- There’s still room to register for next week’s Lunch & Learn: Sing! Because You Are Able. See the poster for more details.
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- Attend Roger Admiral‘s concert this Sunday at the Performing Arts Centre!
- Mark your calendars for Dana Wylie, the True Country Dance and Party Band, and the Nordlys Film Festival coming up in February!
- EngageNORTH will have a table in the forum this Friday (January 18) to promote their Summer Internship! Would you be interested in spending this summer working with a community-based organization in northern Canada? Engage North is a program run by UAlbertaNorth and works with community-based organizations to develop projects suitable for undergraduate and graduate students for a four-month placement in Canada’s North. Program facilitators and a few alumni will be visiting Augustana this Friday to share their experiences. Want to learn more? Check out the program website and have any questions answered in person on Friday.
- A community member is looking for a Math 30-2 Tutor ASAP for early evening assistance. Contact Katharine at 780-608-7575 if interested.
- Interested in Undergraduate Research? The U of A offers a number of opportunities to share/participate!
- Abstract submissions for FURCA 2019 are now open. UAlberta undergraduate students in any year and any discipline are invited to share their research & creative work through posters, presentations, performances, creative exhibits, or other demonstrations. The deadline for abstract submissions is January 25, 2019.
- Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship. The Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship (SRS) program provides funding to support students engaging in health and medical research during the summer months (May-August). This year, targeted funding is available for projects in digital health. The deadline for applications for Summer 2019 is February 4th.
- URI Mentor Award – Nomination deadline – Feb 6. Have you had an amazing research experience? Want to thank your mentor? The URI Mentor Award is a student-nominated, student adjudicated award recognizing outstanding mentorship in undergraduate research. Undergraduate students from any discipline may nominate faculty, staff, graduate students or post-doctoral fellows who have demonstrated excellent mentorship in research. Submit your nomination by February 6, 2019.
- Spectrum Issue 2 now available. If you chose “Read More” as your New Year’s resolution, don’t miss the latest issue of Spectrum, featuring undergraduate research on topics ranging from diversity in corporate leadership to the intersection of art and science in modern China.
We’d like to see you show off our campus! Take a photo of anything Augustana on Instagram, tag @UofA_Augustana and hashtag #AugustanaWeekly for a chance to win a 20 coffee cup card from the Café! The contest will run until February 13th, when a winner will be randomly chosen and announced. Open to all students, staff, and faculty! Only one entry per person.
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