Augustana Weekly: February 13, 2019
Posted on February 12, 2019 by Cindy Edge
Happy Wednesday! Join us in the library at 3 pm today for the grand opening of the new Nordic Ski Library, featuring tea, and you guessed it…skis! Click the link to the Augustana Weekly for more information. You’ll also find details on other great events and performances happening on and around campus this week (including a film …
- Friday, February 22 is the 50% withdrawal deadline.
- UAlberta Alumni is spreading the love this Valentine’s Day! They’re asking people to share their stories of all forms of relationships that they’ve formed on campus (mentors, friendships, bromances, relationships, morning coffees) and share it with us using #UAlbertaLove. Let’s get some Augustana stories out there!
- Planning for Fall 2019 orientation is starting now, and the orientation will likely include a new International Student Orientation before residence move-in day. Stay tuned for details.
- All of our Pogos are back and in working order, but will continue to be parked at the rear of the campus in the fleet stalls until the cold snap is over (so that they be plugged in and/or easily boosted).
- It’s Black History Month. Along with the number of events going on around campus (see posters in Campus Events section below), staff and faculty have been involved in conversations regarding black history in Canada on the all-staff email list. Here are a few of those resources:
- CBC Radio Documentary on Canada’s History of Slavery
- “Journey to Justice” – a documentary that tells the stories of those Canadians who fought for civil rights in Canada
- “Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future” – a documentary on the Canadian history of black hockey (not yet available through the library)
- The Globe & Mail’s Article on “How Canada’s Racial Data Gaps can be Hazardous to Your Health”
- Just a couple of the many award-winning novels by black writers in Canada: Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan and Brother, by David Chariandy.
- We expect 2019/2020 courses to be visible in Bear Tracks and the schedule builder to be active by March 5. Enrolment dates will begin mid-March. Students, find your enrollment dates in BearTracks!
- The Student Academic Conference in on April 16. Hold the date—online registration will be opening soon!
- Submissions are now open for the Student Award for Library Research. Students who have completed high-quality course work (typically a term paper, from any course during the 2018-2019 academic year (fall or winter)) that reflects exceptional library research skills are encouraged to apply. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, May 17, 2019. Full details including application forms can be found here and can be submitted at any time from now until May 17.
- The ASA is looking for student feedback on the New Calendar. Visit the following link to complete their survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5isJwoifelCicQeucJdzUBL-K8_nRcBzrOyR-ne2SYQw99g/viewform.
- Drop in hours for the Augustana Climbing Wall (located on the stage behind the gym, with door access to the right of Monica’s) are Sundays: 7 to 10 pm, Mondays: 7:30 to 10 pm, Wednesdays: 7 to 10 pm, and Thursdays: 7 to 10 pm.
- If you’re interested in playing or learning about Indoor Cricket, stop by the Field House at the Camrose Community Centre on Wednesdays from 9 to 10:30 pm for this fun Campus Rec activity! Check back next week for more information on Campus Rec activities!
- There are STILL tons of free fitness passes and Vikings game tickets at the reception desk…all you have to do to get one is donate a food bank item! Come on over!
There’s still time to register for the brown-bag lunch workshops on Ergonomics in the Workplace on Thursday, February 28. Email Sarah (email@example.com) to RSVP.
- Bring Your Own Skis or borrow them from the Augustana Library and join us TODAY at 3 pm in the Library as we dedicate the new Dr. Garry & Dorothy Gibson Nordic Ski Library! You’re invited to come to have tea and cake with the Gibsons and then come outside (bundle up) for a ski, as we celebrate this new initiative in honour of their stewardship of outdoor leadership and recreation in our Community.
Garry “Gibber” Gibson and his wife Dorothy have served Augustana for over 40 years. Their motto has been, through outdoor leadership and athletics, to lead young people to a greater awareness of the natural world, themselves, others and ultimately, their God. They continue to be involved with Augustana, church, and sports. Based on his PhD research in 1976, Garry designed the Outdoor Leadership Program at Augustana. He helped create Augustana’s cross-country and biathlon programs: in 1973, with a $5,000 grant for ski equipment from the Camrose Rotary Club, Garry was able to start the cross-country ski program. He coached the program until he retired in 1996. Garry received Augustana’s Betty Osterud Award for excellence in service in 1995.
- Augustana’s Diversity Working Group is presenting a celebration of diversity titled We All See the Same Sunrise. The event in on March 1 from 6 to 9 pm in the Augustana Gym (see poster below). In addition, they are asking local artists if they are interested in auctioning off their artwork at the event (any proceeds would go solely to the artist). Contact Tayo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
Pride Week: February 25 to March 1
There is enough gold at the core of the earth to cover the surface of the planet up to 13 inches, but it’s 1,800 miles below our feet.
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Congrats to @pagephotography who won our Instagram contest, and a 20 coffee cup card to Monica’s cafe! Keep your eyes open for other Augustana Weekly contests!
LOST AND FOUND
Please view the lineups below and come claim your bottle at Founders’ Hall Reception!
- The Municipality of Jasper, Protective Services is looking to recruit a Municipal Compliance Officer for the summer term. Applicants do not need to have any related law enforcement experience. Questions can be directed by email to MBath@town.jasper.ab.ca or by phone at 780-852-5514. The job posting and description can be found on the Municipality of Jasper website: http://jasper-alberta.com/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=76&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Municipal-Compliance-Officer-Summer-Term-115
- A community member is looking for a Grade 8 math and science tutor, for two days a week after school. If interested, contact Brad Wood at 780-781-7477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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