Happy Wednesday! The semester is winding down, but there are still so many great events to attend on and around campus. Look below to find out what’s happening this week including the Student Life Awards, the last class bell ringing, a public lecture on religious freedom, an Easter celebration, and a number of great performances. This issue of the Weekly also includes important information like the exam schedule, as well as the cafeteria menu for the next week, and a few student job opportunities. Enjoy!
- Research and intersections of gender (RIG) has just been announced as one of three U of A Signature Areas and a RIG consultation will be held today (April 10) from 2 to 3:30 pm in the Roger Epp Room for researchers at Augustana to join a conversation about research at the intersections of gender in your area. Open to all students, staff and faculty. RSVP here
- You can now purchase Camrose Pizza Unlimited by the slice in the Cafe on Mondays and Wednesdays!
- All returning students can now register for the 2019/20 term in BearTracks! If you need help, book an appointment with an Advisor or find them at one of their pop-up times (see the poster below). Register before you leave for the summer to ensure you get the courses you need!
- Are you interested in helping First Year Students move into residence next year? Join the ASA’s O-Team, a service the ASA organizes to help move in First Years into dorms to help organize and reduce traffic the day of move in. It is happening August 25, however, volunteers are able to move in early on the 24. This year we are providing two shifts for volunteers throughout the day, with the first from 10 am to 1 pm, and the second from 1 pm to 4 pm. If you want to sign up for both, feel free! Lunch (caf lunch bags) and dinner (pizza) are provided throughout the day. You will also get a volunteer t-shirt, and there are chances to win prizes at the end of the day! Make sure to sign up using the google form. If you have any questions, email Jennae at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- The Winter SAC is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16—no meetings or classes will take place on that day.
- Join the Augustana Campus community in celebrating student achievement in leadership, athletics, academics, and everything in between at tomorrow night’s Student Life Awards! See the poster below for details and ticket information.
- Stop by the bell sculpture in the Quad tomorrow (Thursday, April 11) and next Monday (April 15) from 12 to 4 pm for some music, snacks and to cheer on our graduating students as they ring the bell after their last class! If you’re a graduating student who wants to ring the bell, bring your OneCard!
- This weekend, attend the Ronning Centre’s public lecture on Religious Freedom with Tisa Wenger at the Norsemen Inn.
- Easter is right around the corner! Celebrate with a fun-filled family day on campus this Saturday (April 13): Easter Eggstravaganza! Register here.
- Attend the ASA’s year-end BBQ next Tuesday (April 16) at 5 pm! It’s free for students, and only $2 for faculty and staff.
- The U of A Library recently acquired access to a great resource, 4 Seasons of Reconciliation, which is a tool that can be used in the classroom, and also for personal and professional development for all of us (click here for more information). Our Augustana Library will be hosting a 1-hour orientation session to this tool on Thursday, April 18 at 10:00 am in the Presentation Practice room in the Library (Room 1-144). Interested folks can check out the website and then join us for the orientation session.
- Augustana’s very own Conference on Undergraduate Research and Innovative Teaching (ACURIT) is taking place May 14 and 15. The Dean’s office has generously offered to cover registration for any Augustana students, faculty, and staff interested in attending! Visit the ACURIT page for more information and to register (simply submit the form and ignore the payment page).
- 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!
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- Attend today’s Vocal Jury Recital, featuring Augustana vocal majors with Roger Admiral on piano, at noon in the Chapel!
- See some familiar faces at tomorrow (April 11) night’s Infinite Improv show at the Bailey Theatre.
- Cheer on Meghan Edgerton at her solo recital this Thursday (April 11) at 5:45 pm.
- Check out the showing of the film Neither Wolf Nor Dog this Friday (April 12) at the Bailey Theatre.
- Rich Hope is playing a show at the Bailey this Saturday (April 13) as part of Rose City Roots Music Society.
- Join Sangkor and Masnnskor for a Choral Cabaret this Sunday (April 14) at either 3 pm or 5 pm in the Faith & Life Chapel. See poster below for ticket details.
- Did you know that the U of A has the largest inventory of land and buildings of any university in Canada? With so many buildings, ranging from simple offices to complex research facilities, it’s critical that investments are made in support of continued excellence in education and research. Andrew Sharman, Vice-President of Facilities & Operations and members of his senior leadership team are hosting a town hall to share general information about the U of A’s Integrated Asset Management Strategy on Thursday, April 11 from 12 to 1 pm in Council Chambers on North Campus.
The town hall will address:
- How the strategy guides investments in campus infrastructure in support of our academic and research priorities
- The principles that guide this decision-making process
- How the strategy is applied on campus, including a project update on the Dentistry/Pharmacy Centre renewal