Blanket Exercise Posted on April 29, 2019

Scheduled for: Friday May 3rd, 2019 @ 10:30 AM

Join Jennifer Ward and Graeme Pate with the University of Alberta’s Centre for Teaching & Learning for a Blanket Exercise. The Blanket Exercise takes participants on a 500-year journey as Indigenous peoples coming into contact with Settlers and colonial policies that impact their lives. We will engage with Indigenous histories and contemporary realities in an experiential …

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Public Lecture: A Mathematical Classification of Jazz Music Posted on April 29, 2019

Scheduled for: Thursday May 2nd, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Join University of Alberta math and statistical science professor Thomas Hillen for a free public lecture on math and jazz music. Two defining features of Jazz music are harmonies and improvisations. The jazz harmonies are built from chords, and improvisations are built around scales. In this talk, Hillen will classify jazz chords and jazz scales …

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Augustana visual arts professor looks to the historical use of technology in education Posted on April 29, 2019

Professor Andrea Korda’s display at the Camrose and District Centennial Museum explores historical technologies used by educators in Alberta towards the question: is technology good for education?

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Miquelon Lake Research Station Open House Posted on April 25, 2019

Scheduled for: Thursday May 2nd, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

The Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station is hosting an open house to showcase the facility, past research, sustainability improvements and future opportunities for your teaching and research. We’ll show you our plans for a new observatory to be built this year. We hope you are able to will join us for refreshments and conversation! Feel …

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Augustana assesses innovative academic calendar Posted on April 12, 2019

Lars Hallström, professor and director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities, shares an update on the new academic calendar which Augustana implemented in the Fall of 2017.

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Anger in politics can be a double-edged sword, says psychology professor Posted on April 9, 2019

Although anger may encourage people to engage in politics, it can also incite violence and aggression.

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Augustana Conference on Undergraduate Research and Innovative Teaching Posted on April 1, 2019

High Impact Practices in Higher Education: Research and Application Camrose, Alberta, Canada May 14 – 15, 2019 Register Program The Association of American Colleges and Universities identifies ten High-Impact Practices (HIPs), ranging from First-Year Seminars (FYS) to Writing Intensive Courses. HIPs share several characteristics: they facilitate learning outside the classroom, encourage collaboration with diverse others, and require …

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Augustana Weekly: March 28, 2019 Posted on March 27, 2019

Happy Wellness Week! Check out the Campus Events section below for more information on all of the ASA’s wellness activities, including a student lunch giveaway at 1 pm! Attend Faculty Follies tonight, followed by a Teaching Seminar and Humanities Café tomorrow, and some other great events over the weekend, like the Student Art Exhibition. Scroll down …

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Genetic engineering has progressed substantially, but is not a new endeavor, says biology professor Posted on March 26, 2019

Augustana professor Tom Terzin discusses the history of genetic engineering, its future and the ethical concerns involved in human genetic modification.

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‘Severance from the sacred’ behind many of world’s woes, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Posted on March 19, 2019

Chris Hedges coming to Augustana to talk about what’s causing some of today’s biggest social ills and how to solve them.

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Augustana celebrates new Nordic Ski Library Posted on March 8, 2019

The University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus recently opened a Nordic Ski Library, the first of its kind in Canada.

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La célébration de la francophonie Posted on March 8, 2019

Join us to celebrate and learn more about our local French history at La célébration de la francophonie! See below for poster and program information. Tuesday, March 12 4 to 8 pm Book Fair, 5:30 to 8 pm Information Booths, 6:30 pm Program Wahkohtowin Lodge, Forum, Augustana Campus 

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2019 Last Lecture with Professor Paul “Sparky” Johnson Posted on March 7, 2019

Scheduled for: Wednesday April 3rd, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Decided by you! Your 2019 Last Lecturer is Professor Paul “Sparky” Johnson! The Power of Play “I dream of a world of accessible intuition.” (Viola Spolin, 1906-1994) “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few…” (Zen master Shunryu Suzuki, 1904-1971) This “last lecture” will be delivered with a “beginner’s …

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Vikings Hockey Playoffs Posted on March 6, 2019

Scheduled for: Thursday March 7th, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

In the quarter-finals of the 2019 ACAC Men’s Hockey Championship, the Augustana Vikings will meet the SAIT Trojans in a best of three series. Come cheer the Vikings on! Thursday, March 7 6:00 pm Mac McLean Arena Tickets: $15 (adults); $10 (students/seniors); $5 (season pass holders); Free for Kids 12 & under and for University …

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New U of A Augustana interim policy permits designated areas for cannabis and alcohol use on campus Posted on March 5, 2019

Policy created by campus working group towards a harm-reduction and public health approach.

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“Continuum”: Visiting Artists Performance and Talk Posted on March 5, 2019

Scheduled for: Friday March 22nd, 2019 @ 2:00 PM

Join visiting artists Amy Malbeuf and Meagan Musseau for a performance and artist talk, curated by Augustana professor Erin Sutherland. Performance Thursday, March 21  3 – 6 pm  Wahkohtowin Lodge Come and go as you like. Artist Talk Friday, March 22 2 pm  Wahkohtowin Lodge These events are free to attend and open to the …

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Augustana Conference on Undergraduate Research and Innovative Teaching Posted on March 5, 2019

Scheduled for: Tuesday May 14th, 2019 @ 8:30 AM

Join us for the Augustana Conference on Undergraduate Research and Innovative Teaching (ACURIT). ACURIT is a small, intimate conference. The aim of the conference is to create discussion and dialogue amongst scholars and students coming from a variety of academic backgrounds. There are no parallel sessions. This year ACURIT brings together academics, experts, teachers and students to …

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Augustana Diversity Working Group celebrates Black History Month on campus Posted on March 1, 2019

Throughout February, the Diversity Working Group hosted events from poetry slams to panels to celebrate Black History Month and encourage better support and representation of minority groups on campus.

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March Faculty Research Colloquium Posted on March 1, 2019

Scheduled for: Friday March 22nd, 2019 @ 12:15 PM

Join Augustana professors Brandon Alakas (English), Greg King (environmental science) and Tom Terzin (biology) for a lunchtime colloquium. See below for lecture abstracts. Friday, March 22 12:15 pm Roger Epp Conference Room, Forum, Augustana Campus Dessert and beverages will be served. This event is free and open to the public, no need to RSVP.  Nuns …

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We All See the Same Sunrise Posted on February 28, 2019

Scheduled for: Friday March 1st, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Come celebrate diversity on campus with student activists who are passionate about music, food, and their rights. Presented by the Augustana Diversity Working Group. Friday, March 1 6:00 to 9:00 pm Augustana Gym Purchase Tickets Here

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