Augustana Weekly: February 27, 2019
Posted on February 27, 2019 by Cindy Edge
Look below to find information on all of the great events going on this week, great events going on this week, including a Music Student Gala Recital tonight, a number of Pride Week events (including a film screening tonight at Duggan Cinema, an open-mic paint night tomorrow in the Wahkohtowin Lodge, and So You Think You …
Look below to find information on all of the great events going on this week, great events going on this week, including a Music Student Gala Recital tonight, a number of Pride Week events (including a film screening tonight at Duggan Cinema, an open-mic paint night tomorrow in the Wahkohtowin Lodge, and So You Think You Can Drag at the Bailey Theatre on Friday night), the Diversity Working Group’s Get Woke panel on Friday at 11 am and their We All See the Same Sunrise event later that evening, Chaplaincy’s annual Soup Supper Fundraiser, and a student success workshop and Ronning Centre book club next week! Otherwise, check out the Weekly for information on award nominations, pop-up advising, campus recreation, a lot of great student summer job opportunities (many of them at the Camrose Public Library) and all things North Campus.
- Do you know someone on campus who deserves recognition for their dedication to sustainability? UAlberta is accepting nominations for the Campus Sustainability Leaders Award. All University of Alberta students, academic staff, and support staff are eligible for this award, either as individuals or groups. The nomination deadline is March 4, so nominate someone today!
- Protective services update: effective February 26, Tony Thomsen has completed his last official workday on campus and hereafter, will remain on leave until his university retirement date. Lawrence Fraser has been seconded from North Campus to Augustana to provide/assist the community with all campus security or safety needs until Protective Services moves forward to fill the Augustana position, likely sometime before August 2019. Lawrence’s office hours are Monday through Friday, 7 am to 3 pm daily, in the basement of the Ravine Studio Building (A029). His contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org, 780-679-1555 (office phone), and 708-221-7259 (cell). Lawrence is available to help with campus safety and security concerns small or large (including inappropriate behavior and/or misconduct towards an individual or group on campus), as well as with crimes that have taken place on campus (not in an emergency situation). If the concern takes place outside of his office hours, please contact UAPS Dispatch (North Campus) at 780-608-2905. If the concern is an emergency (police, fire, or ambulance) please immediately call 911 for help or assistance.
- 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.
- Just a friendly reminder to check out the demonstration lab in the TLS office to experience the various telephone options. The demonstration lab will be set up until Friday, and to assist us with the rollout, we would like you to chose your phone preference by that date. Please fill out this form to select your preferred telephone option. If we do not receive your selection, you will receive a default option (TBD). If you have any questions or concerns about the telephone options, please do not hesitate to contact TLS (email@example.com, 780-679-1600).
- The rescheduled session to discuss the University’s EDI Strategic Plan, provided by Logan Mardhani-Bayne, has been set for March 19 at 12:30 pm. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this session so that we can ensure we have enough space to accommodate all.
- There’s still time to register for the brown-bag lunch workshops on Ergonomics in the Workplace tomorrow at noon. Email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 TOMORROW by 4 pm.
- The Off-Campus Experiential Learning Committee will be hosting two Trip Proposal Workshops for faculty who are considering running an international trip in the 2020/2021 school year (or later). Feel free to stop by and get questions answered even if you’re not ready to submit a trip proposal this year. The workshops will take place on Friday, March 1 at 11 am and 2 pm in the Roger Epp Board Room. Please RSVP.
- The Experiential Learning Fund Application for 2019/2020 is now open. This fund is intended to support experiential learning in 3-week block courses only. You can find the link for the form in the Teaching and Research Commons on eClass. Please ensure you read the guidelines carefully prior to submitting your application. Questions regarding eligibility or the application form can be directed to Jayla Lindberg at email@example.com.
- Just a friendly reminder that the Society for Teaching and Learning journal club meets at the end of the week, on Friday, from 2 to 3 pm in the Hachborn Room. Brian will be leading the discussion of a paper that considers whether writing notes with pen and paper vs typing notes on a laptop or tablet is better for student learning. Details of the paper may be found here. All instructional staff are welcome to attend.
- The Winter SAC is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16—no meetings or classes will take place on that day.
- Join us in the Forum tomorrow at 2 pm for the Rainbow Pride Photo! Check out the poster below to see which colour you should wear.
- Augustana’s Diversity Working Group is presenting a celebration of diversity titled We All See the Same Sunrise this Friday 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!
- Marina Endicott’s Advanced Poetry Class is doing an Augustana Renga Haiku Series! The due date for the Renga is March 5. Contact Marina (email@example.com) for more information.
- The annual Staff vs Student Floor Hockey Game is happening March 14! The event starts at 5:30 pm with the game at 6 pm, is $20 to register (with all proceeds going to KidSport), and will include popcorn, a 50/50 draw, and some good old fashioned friendly competition. Interested staff and students can contact Jennae (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register and for more information.
- 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!
Pride Week: February 25 to March 1
In New York, it is illegal to sell a haunted house without telling the buyer.
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!
- 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!
- 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.
- The Alberta Craft Gallery presents Lumina from March 9 to April 20. Artists Carissa Baktay and Cathinka Mæhlum are travelling all the way from Norway for an Artist Talk and Reception on Sunday, March 9 from 2 to 4 pm (RSVP here). For more information, visit http://www.albertacraft.ab.ca.
LOST AND FOUND
These items have been away a long time and want to come home! Pick them up at Founders’ Hall Reception!
- 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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