Posted on August 28, 2019 by Tia Lalani

Welcome (back) to Augustana! And welcome back to the Augustana Weekly, which will land in your inbox every Wednesday throughout the year. The Weekly includes important student information, updates for staff & faculty, event and performance information, and even the week’s dining hall menu. This week’s issue includes important information on adding funds to your ONEcard, the …

Welcome (back) to Augustana! And welcome back to the Augustana Weekly, which will land in your inbox every Wednesday throughout the year. The Weekly includes important student information, updates for staff & faculty, event and performance information, and even the week’s dining hall menu. This week’s issue includes important information on adding funds to your ONEcard, the new MyUAlberta App, September performances at the Bailey Theatre, and every event happening in the first few weeks of campus, courtesy of the Arrive & Thrive schedule!

If you’d like to submit to the Augustana Weekly, please send a short (200 words max) blurb or one-page poster (as a JPEG) with your information by end-of-day the Friday before the week that you want your information to appear to augcomm@ualberta.ca.

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  • Whether it’s your first year at Augustana or you’ve been here for many (we’re looking at you, staff and faculty!) you’ll find something to attend on this year’s Arrive & Thrive schedule! Check it out below, and maybe we’ll see you at the Beer & Bands welcome event tomorrow night…
  • Did you know that you can now add funds to your ONEcard to purchase meals/coffee/snacks from the dining hall, the cafe, and at the vending machines? Students can also use the money on their ONEcards to do laundry. Log on to the ONEcard site to check your balance and add funds (minimum $10 with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express, or with a debit card from the following institutions: RBC, TD Canada Trust, and First Nations Bank of Canada). For those traveling to Edmonton frequently you can use your ONEcard at all available food outlets on North Campus as well.
  • Have you heard of the new MyUAlberta App? Use it to find campus news/events, information on services, and even message boards to chat with fellow users. The student experience is up and running—just sign in with your CCID and password! The staff & faculty experience will be announced shortly! Available in the App Store and on Google Play.
  • Some news from the libraryNew name, same service: Course Materials
  • Register for the Workshops in Building a Capacity for Reconciliation. Deadline to register is September 11 at 4 pm. Questions about the workshops, certificate, and anything else related to this initiative can be directed to augustana.reconciliation@ualberta.ca.
  • Please note that parking enforcement will begin on campus on Friday, August 30. For more information and to purchase a parking permit online, visit: https://www.ualberta.ca/augustana/services/parking.

  • Staff and Faculty are welcome to attend a number of the first-year student arrive and thrive events, including:
    • August 29Keith Edwards WorkshopsBuilding a Culture of Consent
      • staff/faculty round table discussions planned for 11 am and 4 pm in the Chapel
      • please feel free to attend Keith’s full presentations at 9 am or 12:30 pm. The 2 pm session will be full with first-year students
    • August 29 – Beer and Bands
      • 5 -10 pm in the Quad
      • faculty band and other off-campus and student musicians will perform
    • September 5 – A Walk Through Colonization facilitated by  Ryan “Gitz Crazyboy” Derangé
      • 9 am and 2 pm on the LPAC stage
      • please connect with Megan
    • September 5 – Titilope Williams (Sonuga) Workshops – The Elephant in the Room: An exploration of race, identity & inclusion on Canadian Campuses
      • staff/faculty and returning students session at 12:30 pm
      • please feel free to join either of Titilope’s 9 am or 2 pm sessions with first-year students
    • September 9 – Augustana Neighbourhood Association welcome BBQ
      • 5 pm in the Soccer Field (north end)

 

The weight of the average cloud is 1.1 million pounds! This weight equals about the same as 100 elephants or 2,500 donkeys.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

 

  • Students can also look to the MyUAlberta App for on-campus job postings. Look under the “Life at Augustana” tile to find “Student Job Opportunities”.

 


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