Happy Wednesday! Today’s (rather full) issue of the Weekly asks for feedback on our mission and identity statement from the whole of campus, including staff, faculty, and students, as well as nominations for our leadership awards, and donations for the reciprocity shelf which is being re-vamped for World Social Justice Day tomorrow. Other important events on campus include a number of info sessions for things like the certificate in sustainability and a few different courses, including a dendrochronology field course, exploring the North, and studying in China.
Events include tonight’s film screening of nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, a workshop in Excel, a clothing swap, a lecture on nonreligious identity in Canada, a performance of the many shades of love from opera and musical theatre, an artist talk and performance (and another next week!), and a look ahead at next week’s job fair. Also, find details on a number of Black History Month events taking place this week, and Pride Week events starting next.
- Students! Attend an important drop-in session on our upcoming curricular changes next Tuesday from 12:30 to 2 pm!
- Are you aware of our mission and identity statement? Did you know that for the last few months, the Academic Planning Committee has been working on revising it? They’ve come up with a draft version and need your feedback (students, staff, and faculty!). Take a look at the draft statement and answer a few questions about it here.
- Also, be sure to enter your Nominations for Leadership Awards for third-and fourth-year students! Nominations end next Tuesday.
- This Friday is the 50% withdrawal deadline for the Winter 11-week. You can withdraw from a course through BearTracks. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Check out some of the Black History Month events planned for this week, including a contemporary analysis of Canadian black feminism with alumnae Hannan Mohamud, a movie night, and much more. Scroll down to the Black History Month section under the events below!
- Next week is Pride Week, beginning with a kick-off event featuring Anthony Johnson and James Makokis (’04 BSc from the UofA faculty of agriculture), winners of the 2019 Amazing Race Canada. Details and more events are listed below.
- This Thursday, February 20, UniTea and the Asset Team are holding a pop-up tea party in the forum from 10 am to 1 pm in recognition of World Social Justice Day. This year, the theme is hidden homelessness and how that can impact students. Tied into this, we will be giving the reciprocity a fresh coat of paint and trying to gather food to help keep it stocked for the rest of the term. If you are able, I would encourage you to bring a food item, take part in the tea party, and show your recognition for the challenges our students sometimes face in terms of securing stable homes and food insecurity. We will be pushing to gather food until the end of the month but you are always welcome to donate to the shelf at any time!
- Augustana is migrating to Google Drive for primary storage of university data. At 5 pm on March 6, you will no longer have access to your existing N: drive or departmental network drives. You may proceed with migrating your personal N: drive data to Google Drive. If you want TLS to move your data, please notify them by filling out this survey (if you already completed this survey, you don’t need to do so again). For more info on understanding this change or booking a training session, select a time to meet with TLS.
- Do you have any unwanted clothing laying around, or are in need of new clothes and a wardrobe change? Do you want to revitalize your closet in an environmentally-friendly way? Come on out to the clothing swap, happening from February 18 to 21 from 9 am to 5 pm in the Learning Commons! Drop off unwanted, clean clothing any time, or browse around for some to take home!
Black History Month Events
Pride Week Events
According to an old Irish legend, a man has to accept a woman’s offer of marriage on a leap year day. To maintain balance in fifth-century Ireland, an agreement was arranged with St Patrick and St Brigid that allowed it to be acceptable for women to propose marriage on February 29. In Scotland, Queen Margaret created a law in 1288 that ordered men to be fined if they did not accept woman’s offer of marriage. Learn more here.
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• Both the Volleyball teams are heading to Keyano College this weekend for the last regular-season games.
• Women’s Volleyball had a 14-game winning streak making them undefeated this semester. In their division, they are currently tied for 1st place and guaranteed a spot in the 2020 ACAC Women’s Volleyball Championship at Medicine Hat College on February 27 and 29.
• The Basketball teams will be hosting Keyano College this weekend, these are the last of the regular season home games. During the Saturday afternoon games, there will be a tribute to Augustana graduating athletes.
• Despite putting up a good fight, the Women’s Basketball team took a loss against Lakeland College for both games. Although, their league standings still cinched them a playoff spot for the 2020 ACAC Women’s Basketball Championship on March 5 and 7 at Medicine Hat College.
• Men’s Basketball won both games giving them a four-game winning streak and maintaining a ranking of 2nd place in the North division
• Hockey faced off against Concordia and split the weekend after losing a close game in double overtime on Saturday evening. The team will be playing SAIT at the 2020 ACAC Men’s Outdoor Hockey Game, hosted by PLACE Society at the Falun outdoor rink on Saturday, February 22. Puck drops at 1 pm and all proceeds will go to PLACE Society
Volunteers Needed for 2020 Men’s Basketball Championships
Campus Rec Classes
- Yoga – Monday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Physio Lab (Recreation Centre) – Free for students and staff, $5 for community members
- Pop Up Fitness – Wednesday from 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm in the Physio Lab (Recreation Centre) – Free for students and staff, $5 for community members
Looking for work? Check out volunteer and on-campus employment opportunities on the My UAlberta App (Augustana Campus Experience), and on CampusBridge.