Posted on October 30, 2019 by Tia Lalani

Happy Wednesday! Tomorrow is Halloween, aka Green and Ghoul Day. Plan on dressing up? You could win a backpack and a gift certificate to Monica’s! See costume contest details by scrolling down to Campus Events. The ASA is also hosting their Halloween Tricks for Eats event tomorrow night. AND, this issue of the Weekly also …

Happy Wednesday! Tomorrow is Halloween, aka Green and Ghoul Day. Plan on dressing up? You could win a backpack and a gift certificate to Monica’s! See costume contest details by scrolling down to Campus Events. The ASA is also hosting their Halloween Tricks for Eats event tomorrow night. AND, this issue of the Weekly also includes…December’s final exam schedule!!! What could be scarier?!

Also included: information on a new free health service for students, details on Sexual Violence Awareness Week and it’s remaining events, as well as a few student fundraisers and upcoming lectures and performances, Vikings news, and updates on how to share your undergraduate research throughout the U of A.

See you next month!

  • It’s Sexual Violence Awareness Week. Scroll down to the events section to check out the schedule, which includes a bake sale in the forum today (with all proceeds going to the Camrose Women’s Shelter) as well as upcoming panels and presentations.
  • Augustana Student Life is happy to introduce Wello, a new free health service for Augustana students. Starting this Friday (November 1), students will have free 24/7 phone, text, or video chat access to a Nurse Practitioner through Wello. See the poster below for more info!
  • Interested in taking next year’s Arctic Course? Attend the information session tonight at 7 pm.
  • The Augustana Library just added 3 new MacBooks available through the equipment lending program. See poster below for more.  The library also began it’s annual Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover campaign this week. Details below!

 

  • Today, the Moose Hide Campaign will be in the forum to hand out pins and pledge to end violence again women and children.
  • Enter tomorrow’s Green and Ghoul Day Costume Contest! Stop by the Bookstore in your costume between 11:30 and 12:30 to have your photo taken and be entered to win an Augustana backpack from the Bookstore, as well as a $25 gift card to Monica’s! Everyone will be able to vote tomorrow afternoon at aug.ualberta.ca/halloweencontest. Open to all students, staff, and faculty!
  • Tomorrow night, the ASA will also be hosting it’s annual Tricks for Eats to collect food donations during their annual drive for the Camrose Food Bank! Meet at the North Fireplace in the forum at 6:30 pm.
  • Check out some of the upcoming club events, including a website workshop, a sustainable food lunch lecture, and a One Night in Africa fundraising event.
  • The women’s volleyball team is hosting a pub night this Saturday night (Nov 2) at 7 pm at Boston Pizza as a team fundraiser. The pub night will be following their home game vs Keyano at 1 pm in the gym. Players on the team are selling tickets for this event for $20 each, and a ticket gets you into the event to enjoy live, local entertainment as well as a silent and live auction, including items like a child-sized John Deer Gator, Oiler’s tickets, and several baskets comprised of locally donated goods. Tickets available from players or coach!

2019 Sexual Violence Awareness Week

 

As Halloween is tomorrow, it’s only fitting to share a Halloween fact!  The movie Halloween (1978) was on such a tight budget, they went to a costume shop and used the cheapest mask they could find for the character Michael Meyers. The mask was actually supposed to be of William Shatner’s Captain Kirk from Star Trek. A pretty scary and loosely-interpreted one, if you ask me…

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

 

  • Women’s volleyball is currently ranked 8th nationally (a first national ranking in Augustana’s history!)
  • Men’s hockey swept the reigning ACAC champs on the weekend with wins on both days. Curtis Skip cinched his 39th win in his 75th regular-season game played, which tied the record for the most games played by a Viking goaltender and broke the record for most wins. Way to go!
  • Both men and women’s basketball won all of their games this weekend!
  • There will be basketball games this Thursday night, as well as Volleyball Friday night and Saturday afternoon—see the schedule below!

 

 

  • Are you taking part in undergraduate research? Share your projects at the University of Alberta’s Festival of Undergraduate Research and Teaching (FURCA) which will take place from March 9 to 13, 2020.  The abstract submission form is available here and the deadline to submit is January 24, 2020. Students will have the option to present their work in various formats, including posters, oral presentations, performances, or creative exhibits. If you have any questions, feel free to contact uri@ualberta.ca.
  • You can also submit your work to Spectrum, the UofA’s interdisciplinary undergraduate research journal. The next deadline for submission is December 1, 2019.
  • Join the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health on Thursday, November 7 at 6 pm for their lecture series entitled, “Hot planet, cool heads: Health in a changing climate.” The lecture is free and open to the public. No registration required. More information: https://www.ualberta.ca/public-health/about/this-is-public-health/this-is-public-health-lecture-series.

 

  • Looking for Christmas ideas? Attend the Grateful Grannies Christmas Market on Saturday, November 23. Students get in free!


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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