Augustana Weekly: February 20, 2019
Posted on February 20, 2019 by Cindy Edge
Happy Wednesday! It may be a short week, but it’s packed full of events and opportunities, like today’s Job Fair and Rapid Resume Review in the forum from 11 am to 2 pm! Besides that, attend Savage: Braid and Rap (a Black History Month event) tomorrow, a Teaching Seminar this Friday, the science club’s movie night fundraiser on Saturday, and a student workshop on how …
Happy Wednesday! It may be a short week, but it’s packed full of events and opportunities, like today’s Job Fair and Rapid Resume Review in the forum from 11 am to 2 pm! Besides that, attend Savage: Braid and Rap (a Black History Month event) tomorrow, a Teaching Seminar this Friday, the science club’s movie night fundraiser on Saturday, and a student workshop on how to study for exams and a public lecture on Indigenous governance next Tuesday. How about attending a concert or performance? There are still a few seats left for Matthew Good tonight and Arron Goodvin tomorrow night, or attend Thank You for Being a Friend (a Golden Girl’s experience) on Friday, and Corey Hamm’s concert and masterclass on Saturday, all at the Performing Arts Centre. You could also check out Red Moon Road at the Bailey on Saturday night. Keep scrolling for some campus rec highlights, this week’s options in the cafeteria, some great workshops and initiatives at North Campus for both students and instructors, and a ton of student job/internship opportunities. Enjoy!
- Today is the Augustana Job Fair and Rapid Resume Reviews in the forum from 11 am to 2 pm! Connect with employers, explore your career options and put your degree to work. For the list of employers who will be on campus, visit https://www.ualberta.ca/career-centre/programs-events/networking-recruitment/fairs/augustana.
- This Friday (February 22) is the 50% withdrawal deadline.
- 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.
- Amazing civil rights activist and legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw’s new work is to be released shortly (if you’re not familiar with Kimberlé, check out her TED talk)
- 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.
- To prepare everyone for the choice of available telephone options, a demonstration lab has been set up in the TLS office. Stop by within the next two weeks to check out the new features and differences. Highlights include new 10 digit dialing (no more 9 for external line!), automated voicemail transcription to text in your Gmail, the new physical telephone set and headset options. A deployment schedule and training dates TBA. Contact TLS with any questions or concerns.
- There’s still time to register for the brown-bag lunch workshops on Ergonomics in the Workplace on Thursday, February 28. Email Sarah at email@example.com to RSVP.
Call for Nominations! Augustana is looking for two non-academic support staff positions on the Indigenous Engagement Advisory Committee. Self-nomination/expressions of interest are welcome. Please click here to make a nomination—all nominations are due by 4 pm on Thursday, February 28.
- Kim Misfeldt is hosting a German movie showing every Monday evening at 7 pm until April 8. Ask Kim for showing details, or simply show up to be pleasantly surprised!
- Augustana’s Diversity Working Group is presenting a celebration of diversity titled We All See the Same Sunrise on March 1 from 6 to 9 pm in the Augustana Gym. Purchase your tickets here! 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.
- Join Augustana Chaplaincy for their What’s Cookin’ Soup Supper on March 3 at 5 pm where Dean Allen Berger will be speaking on the theme of “love actually” and where you’ll get to enjoy the finest soups, bread, and cheese in a slightly upscale version of their Tuesday night soup suppers, as well as a silent auction and the opportunity to hear from the Student Chaplains. Tickets are $10 (reduced to $5 for students and children). Ask Craig for details!
Pride Week: February 25 to March 1
Southern sea otters have flaps of skin under their forelegs that act as pockets. When diving, they use these pouches to store rocks and food. Do you want to share a fun fact? Send it (and your source) to email@example.com!
Click the link below to view the complete Augustana Campus Recreation Schedule
- Check out a few Undergraduate Research Initiatives!
- Applications are now open for the URI Stipend (for projects beginning in Summer or Fall 2019). The URI Stipend offers $5000 for undergraduate students to undertake a mentored, interdisciplinary research project. Students in their first undergraduate program in any discipline are eligible to apply, and targeted funding is available in several areas. See the URI website for more information.
- The URI is recruiting volunteers for the 2019-2020 Peer Undergraduate Research Liaison (PURL) program. PURLs assist URI with a variety of activities, including awareness-raising, event planning, program delivery, and advising students about research opportunities. Undergrads in any year and any discipline are welcome to apply. The deadline is March 25!
- Spectrum is currently recruiting undergraduate & graduate student editors for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in undergraduate research to learn about the publication and peer review process. Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply. The deadline is March 25!
- The Learning Assessment Centre (LAC) and the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invite UAlberta instructors to learn the ins and outs of digital testing with their one-hour information session, Tylenol for Digital Testing Pains: Common Cures to Common Problems, on Thursday, February 28 from 11 am to 12 pm in 3-104 Education North on North Campus. Visit the IST website for more details.
- On March 1, attend a Teaching Workshop with Award-Winning Teacher Dr. Rose M. Brewer on the critical pedagogy of radical Black Feminism and building and infusing feminist teaching pedagogies and the theorizations found in Black radical feminism. This workshop is directed to grad students, faculty, lecturers, and others who are teaching or are interested in teaching in the future, and will take place in HC 1-19 from 10 to 11:30 am. Space is limited—RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
- If you’re an early career scholar or postdoc interested in collaborative research but have never done collaborative research, join the Research at the Intersections of Gender team for a half-day, an interactive workshop entitled Better Together: Introduction to Building Collaborative Research Teams. The workshop will include group activities, skill building, networking, and discussions of research over lunch on March 6, from 9 am to 1 pm in the Education South 10th Floor Lounge on North Campus. RSVP here.
LOST AND FOUND
These items have been away a long time and want to come home! Pick them up 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 email@example.com.
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