Posted on April 3, 2019 by Cindy Edge

Happy April! The semester is almost over, and exams are just around the corner. Look below for some important student information, including registration and withdrawal dates, and opportunities for next year. Don’t forget to have a little bit of fun in between all of that work to wind down the semester! Attend the 2019 Last …

Happy April! The semester is almost over, and exams are just around the corner. Look below for some important student information, including registration and withdrawal dates, and opportunities for next year. Don’t forget to have a little bit of fun in between all of that work to wind down the semester! Attend the 2019 Last Lecture tonight, featuring Sparky and his presentation, “The Power of Play”, or one of the many other events happening this week and weekend. Enjoy!

 

  • 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!
  • The final withdrawal deadline for the Winter 11-week is April 9.
  • There is still space in Morten Asfeldt’s Summer Leadership Course! For details, visit https://www.ualberta.ca/augustana/programs/experiential/outdoor/leadership.
  • 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 asavpstu@ualberta.ca.
  • The University of Alberta Students’ Union is looking for participants in a study to talk about their experience navigating any of the University of Alberta campuses. We would like to know how the University of Alberta campus can become more accessible, and offer the same choice in the environment for all users. We welcome any participant who has experienced barriers navigating any University of Alberta campus, and/or has had difficulty using the facilities and the indoor spaces of buildings. Participants can partake in casual one-on-one interviews and/or a walk around of campus. All students, staff, instructors, community members, and visitors of the University of Alberta are welcome to submit a form and participate.

  • 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 on 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
  • 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.

 

  • Tonight is the 2019 Last Lecture with professor Paul “Sparky” Johnson. Email rsvp.augustana@ualberta.ca to register!
  • Finals are fast approaching! Attend tomorrow evening’s student workshop to get some tips and tricks on how to ace them.
  • Stop by the Wahkohtowin Lodge classroom on Thursday night for a viewing of Drew Hayden Taylor’s lecture on The Changing Face of Storytelling in the Indigenous 21st World.
  • Email rsvp.augustana@ualberta.ca to register for next Monday’s Lunch & Learn on Pipelines and Protest in the United States.
  • Next Tuesday is the 7th Annual Mouat Cup, a food bank fundraising staff vs. student soccer game. Come out to show your support and for a chance to win prizes!

  • 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!

Wow, bees are amazing! Check out some “number” facts about these small hard workers. 144,840.96 km is how far a honey bee will fly for 1 kg of honey, which is equal to three trips around the earth.  50 to 100 flowers are visited by each bee during a collection trip. To make one pound of honey, 2 million flowers will need to be visited. A colony is made up of  20,000 to 60,000 honeybees. These small workers only have a live a span of 6 weeks.

Do you want to share a fun fact? Send it (and your source) to augcomm@ualberta.ca!

  • Tonight, check out the UltraViolet Ensemble in the Faith & Life Chapel.
  • Tomorrow, see Valdy at the Bailey Theatre at 8 pm.
  • There are still a few chances for you to cheer on some of your peers/students at their solo recitals this week, including David Salmon’s on Sunday at 1 pm, and Meghan Edgerton’s the following week, on Thursday (April 11) at 5:45 pm.

 

 


LOST AND FOUND

There are many items in the Lost and Found, located at the Founders’ Hall reception desk.


If you are searching for alternative accommodation, the Augustana Students’ Association compiles a list of Off-Campus Housing. Visit http://asa.su.ualberta.ca/services/off-campus-housing/ to view the list (if the link isn’t working, try using a different browser (Firefox or Internet Explorer)). Contact the ASA (augsa@ualberta.ca) for more information.


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