Posted on January 15, 2020 by Tia Lalani

It’s Wednesday, and it’s cold. But don’t fear! The Augustana Weekly is here to keep you warm and cozy. And give you information on a number of (mostly indoor) campus events and activities, including research presentations, a pancake breakfast, Vikings games, Campus Rec fun, performances (including an upcoming Artist Talk, as well as our drama …

It’s Wednesday, and it’s cold. But don’t fear! The Augustana Weekly is here to keep you warm and cozy. And give you information on a number of (mostly indoor) campus events and activities, including research presentations, a pancake breakfast, Vikings games, Campus Rec fun, performances (including an upcoming Artist Talk, as well as our drama department’s production of The Wind in the Willows), and final presentations from a couple of our three-week courses (which you’re all invited to!). This issue of the Weekly also includes an important update on awards and financial aid, a chance to fill out an Academic Advising feedback survey, and job opportunities, including a summer research assistantship.

Stay warm!

  • Join us in the Dining Hall next Monday for a Blue Monday Pancake Breakfast (including door prizes). It’s free for students with a meal plan, and only $2 for all other students, staff, and faculty.
  • POGO vehicles are temporarily parked towards the back of campus (across from F&O) so that they can be plugged in. Please pick up and return POGO vehicles to this location, making sure to plug and unplug them (please note that the Kia Forte doesn’t have a block heater). They will likely return to their normal sports in front of Faith & Life next week.
  • The Augustana Students’ Association is looking for feedback on Academic Advising through this survey. It will be open until the end of the three-week block.
  • The City of Camrose is looking for formal testimonials from those who use the Camrose Connector in order to ensure that the service remains. Send a testimonial including how you feel about the service and how reduced service or elimination of the Connector could affect you to Nicole at nbouillon@camrose.ca.
  • Augustana is in the midst of a search to fill the first Canada Research Chair position on our campus! The Canada Research Chairs program invests in attracting and retaining some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. We are excited to be bringing three candidates to campus next week as part of the interview process and invite you to attend their research presentations at 12 noon in the Roger Epp Room on Monday (Jan 20), Tuesday (Jan 21), and Thursday (Jan 23). Check the Campus Events calendar for details closer to the presentations.
  • AWARD ALERT! Do you or does someone in your family have a connection to the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE)? If so, please stop by the Prospective Students Office (1st floor, Founders’ Hall) or email augaward@ualberta.ca with the details to be considered for a $500 award! The deadline is fast approaching to be considered so don’t miss out!
  • Our Award & Financial Aid Coordinator, Lacey Fleming, has recently left Augustana to pursue a job in her field of anthropology in her home town of Tenessee. Below, you’ll find updated information on where to go with specific award and financial aid questions.

Three-Week Class Final Presentations

Wondering what our students (and your peers!) have been up to for the last three weeks? Attend some of their final presentations/races (yes, I said races) next week!

  • Next Wednesday (Jan 22), Greg King’s Applications in Sustainability will be having a Sustainability Fair in the Learning Commons between 9 and 11:30 am. The symposium will consist of each of the class’s groups presenting their projects from their three-week AUENV 220 course. There will be coffee and treats and we ask everyone to bring a reusable mug with them as we are striving to make it a zero-waste event.
  • Also on Wednesday (Jan 22), the AUPAC Luge class will be having their final Luge Race! Everyone is invited to come out to witness natural luge racing at the Camrose Ski Club Track (the only operating iced natural luge track in North America!). Stop by between 12:40 and 3:00 pm. It’s set to be a balmy -4 degrees!

  • Did you know that Campus Rec is open to Staff and Faculty as well? The events free for all ONEcard holders!
  • The Advancement Office is looking for volunteers for the Community Awards Banquet, which will take place on Tuesday, February 11. If you’d like to volunteer, email Bree at burkow@ualberta.ca.
  • Looking to learn more about the Vivi wireless display solution? Shane Day of TLS will be providing 30-minute interactive sessions that will provide an overview of the technology, how to install the client and connect to devices, and run through some possible in-class usage scenarios in the Wahkohtowin Lodge classroom (FOR L1-055). Available times can be booked on the TLS Calendy site.
  • TLS has learned that Microsoft released a critical security patch for all Windows operating systems yesterday. Our update servers have this patch ready for download and your computers should receive it automatically. To confirm that your computer has no outstanding security patches waiting to be installed, please run Windows Update immediately:
    • Start Button -> Settings -> Update and Security
    • If there are updates to install, please select Install Now.
    • If there are no updates listed, please select Check for Updates.
    Once all updates have been downloaded and installed, please reboot your computer to complete the installation. Repeat this process until all updates have been installed and completed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact TLS immediately.

 

The East Antarctic Plateau between the summits Dome Argus and Dome Fuji have measured temperatures that reached minus 100 degrees Celcius. Bet that -40 degree weather doesn’t seem so bad now!

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

 

  • Last weekend, Hockey won both games against Briercrest (with scores of three-one and five-two). Way to go!
  • Women’s Volleyball also won both games against Grande Prarie. Congrats!
  • Men’s Volleyball fell to Grand Prarie, but put up a good four-set and five-set fight. Good work!

 

 


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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