Happy Wednesday! It might be a short week, but there is no shortage of things to do on campus! Today, stop by the women’s volleyball team’s bake sale in the forum (with all proceeds going towards breast cancer awareness), attend the Ronning Centre’s distinguished visiting fellow Darren Dochuk’s lecture on oil and Christianity, and then spend the evening with the super talented (and just a bit twangy!) country music star and Augustana alumnus Ryan Lindsay at his album release concert. And that’s just Wednesday!
On Friday, come to a French movie night, or head to the Encana Arena to watch the hockey home opener. And join the Augustana Choir and Conservatory of Music to celebrate World Singing Day on Saturday! This issue of the weekly also includes information on the upcoming withdrawal deadline, the U of A’s United Way campaign, today’s student success workshop, the staff and faculty engagement survey, a number of lectures on North Campus, a local NGO fundraiser dinner, and a huge congrats to our amazing Vikings scholar-athletes (in case you missed yesterday’s celebration).
Have a great week, everyone.
- The Fall 11-Week 50% withdrawal deadline is this Friday, October 18.
- Many of you may already know that the U of A’s annual United Way campaign kicked off last week and runs until October 25, 2019. Our campaign theme this year is Everyday Heroes — those people who give their time and money to support others in need.
- The women’s volleyball team is hosting their 7th annual bake sale in the forum today from 10 am to 2 pm in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. All proceeds will go towards breast cancer research. Stop by to support and enjoy a delicious homemade baked good (cash only)!
- Please plan to join us on Tuesday, October 29 at 2:30 pm in the Mayer Family Community Hall at the Lougheed Performing Arts Centre to celebrate the dedication of our long-serving employees reaching milestones this year. Coffee, tea, and treats will be available. RSVP here.
- The University of Alberta has launched its first engagement survey, which will be open until October 20. To learn more, visit https://www.ualberta.ca/faculty-and-staff/faculty-and-staff-engagement-survey or contact email@example.com with any questions/concerns.
- Today is the Ronning Centre’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow Darren Dochuk’s last lecture: Anointed with Oil – How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America at noon in the Mayer Hall of the Performing Arts Centre. No RSVP necessary!
- Augustana’s modern languages department is hosting a French movie night every Friday starting this week! Check out the poster below for details on Friday’s movie pick.
- This Saturday (October 19) is Augustana’s second annual World Singing Day! Attend two events: a morning community sing, hosted by the Augustana Conservatory of Music with Children program between 10 and 11 am at the Husfloen Building, and an evening sing between 7 and 8:30 pm in the Chapel, hosted by the Augustana choral program.
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- Don’t miss Augustana alumnus and country music star Ryan Lindsay’s album release party tonight at the Performing Arts Centre! Tickets will be available at the door: $25 for general and $20 for students/alumni/seniors.
This weekend is the Vikings hockey home opener against RDC! The game starts at 7:30 pm this Friday (October 18) at Encana. Free admission and $4 beer with ONEcard (faculty and staff included)!
Soccer will have their last home games this weekend: Saturday vs MHC at 2 pm and 4 pm, and Sunday vs Lethbridge at 12p m and 2 pm.
Yesterday, we celebrated the 64 student-athletes who also received academic awards through the ACAC and CCAA. Congratulations to all of our amazing scholar-athletes!
- This year, Sahakarini (a Camrose NGO) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The annual fundraising Loaves and Fishes Dinner is on Saturday, October 26 at the Norsemen Inn. This year’s theme is “Be Moved” and the keynote speaker is Sanjaya Basnyat, Executive Director, FSB (Friends of Shanta Bhavan) Nepal. Sahakarini has collaborated with FSB to fund a pediatric unit. Doors open at 5 pm, dinner is at 6 pm. Tickets are $50 for adults, $30 for students, and children under 10 are free. Tickets are available at FIKA, or through Varghese Manaloor or Litsa Tryphonopoulos.
- 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”.