Augustana Weekly: February 12, 2020 Posted on February 11, 2020

Happy Wednesday! Here’s a rundown of what you can expect in this week’s issue of the Weekly. Tonight: a birthday party for Charles Darwin and a vocal masterclass. This weekend: a curling funspiel, the Augustana Asian Pacific Club’s Wonders of Asia event, and Vikings games. Within the week: the Diversity Working Group’s self-love events, free hot chocolate, …

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The Many Shades of Love: Scenes from the Opera & Musical Theatre stage! Posted on February 11, 2020

Scheduled for: Saturday February 22nd, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Join students from Augustana’s Music for Theatre class for performances of The Many Shades of Love! Audience members for the evening will be treated to a rich variety of individually staged arias and songs drawn from the abundant catalogues of the opera and musical theatre world. Since the beginning of the school year, students in the …

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Thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall Posted on February 5, 2020

Augustana history professor Petr Mirejovsky on the fall of the Berlin Wall, and what that history can teach us today.

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Augustana Weekly: February 5, 2020 Posted on February 5, 2020

Happy Wednesday! The first week of February has been packed full of events, and it’s not looking like the rest of the month will slow down. Check out this issue of the Weekly for those details, including information on the remaining International Week events, an evening of sledding, and a potluck to celebrate foods around …

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New exhibit looks at structural colouration in nature, and how it can be applied to human technologies Posted on January 30, 2020

The Living Colours exhibit at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus Library allows you to discover structural colour, use microscopes to experience how it works in nature and learn about how the phenomena can be used practically in science, art and design.

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Cancelled: Elisa Harkins Artist Talk & Performance Posted on January 30, 2020

Scheduled for: Wednesday February 26th, 2020 @ 6:00 PM

*The February 25 Artist Talk has been cancelled. Elisa Harkins will not be presenting on February 26, but an alternate speaker is planned. Details TBA. We apologize for any inconvenience* Alternate speaker: Becca Taylor, who works in Indigenous community building and Indigenous feminisms through various mediums including beading, textiles and installation, will be offering an Artist …

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Feb. 19 and 20: Tsēmā Igharas Artist Talk and Performance Posted on January 30, 2020

Scheduled for: Thursday February 20th, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

Visiting performance artist Tsēmā Igharas will share her story and background surrounding the presentation, konts̱ets̱’i eł na’eneslus̱: An echo, I am sewing. Artist Talk: February 19 at 2 pm, Wahkotowin Lodge (Basement of Forum, Augustana Campus) Performance: February 20 at 3 pm, Forum (Augustana Campus) These events are free to attend and open to the public. …

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Augustana Weekly: January 29, 2020 Posted on January 29, 2020

Happy Wednesday! January is almost over, can you believe it? The end of the month means that next week is the start of Black History Month, as well as International Week! Check the events section below for details. There are a lot of other amazing events coming up over the next week, including dumpling-making tonight, …

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Living Colours Exhibition Opening Event Posted on January 28, 2020

Scheduled for: Thursday January 30th, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

Explore the world of structural colour and its possibilities in this unique exhibition that connects the latest research in science, art and design. Join University of Alberta professors Carlos Fiorentino, Tomislav Terzin, Megan Strickfaden, and Augustana Campus Dean Demetres Tryphonopoulos at this opening exhibit event. Check out the newly developed online system of interactive digital …

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Vocal Masterclass with Caitlin Wood Posted on January 23, 2020

Scheduled for: Wednesday February 12th, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Alberta-born Caitlin Wood has been making a name for herself in the vocal performance community throughout Canada, particularly in the world of opera. It’s been quite a coup for the music division at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus to have been able to arrange for Ms. Wood to present a vocal masterclass at Augustana …

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Remembering Coach Joe Voytechek Posted on January 23, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Voytechek family and Vikings Hockey Alumni on the passing of beloved Vikings Hockey Coach Emeritus, Joe Voytechek.

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Dr. Boyd enjoys giving back to the community Posted on January 23, 2020

Augustana alumnae Dr. Charley Boyd reflects on her time spent at Augustana and Camrose, and the decisions that led her back to work as a family physician to the town where she started her journey into medicine. 

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Augustana Weekly: January 22, 2020 Posted on January 22, 2020

Happy Wednesday, and happy last day of classes in the three-week block! What will you do with all of your upcoming free time? The Augustana Weekly has some ideas! Check out the Augustana drama department’s production of The Wind in the Willows, which premiered with a matinee today. Will you be graduating this spring? Don’t …

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Every Child Can Workshop Posted on January 20, 2020

Scheduled for: Saturday January 25th, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

The Augustana Conservatory of Music is excited to be hosting a Suzuki Every Child Can Workshop. The Suzuki method of music education was developed more than 50 years ago by Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki. Suzuki realized that children a world over learn to speak their native language with ease by hearing, imitating and repeating. He …

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Holiday jingle “Baby it’s cold outside” needs context before cancellation, says Augustana music professor Posted on January 17, 2020

The popular holiday song has come under fire recently for being offensive and sexually exploitative but those claims become largely unfounded once history and musicology are brought into the conversation, says musicologist Alexander Carpenter.

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Closure of Chester Ronning Centre House Posted on January 17, 2020

On January 16, 2020, the Chester Ronning Centre house (across from College Lane on 49 Street) on the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus underwent a routine engineering inspection. This inspection resulted in the discovery of various structural issues. Given the potential safety concerns, employees with offices located in the building have been moved. The Ronning Centre …

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Augustana Weekly: January 15, 2020 Posted on January 15, 2020

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 …

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Schoen Duo Recital: Borealis, the Winter Wind, and Zephyrus, the Spring Wind Posted on January 10, 2020

Scheduled for: Friday January 31st, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

The Schoen Duo (Kathleen Schoen, flutes, and Thomas Schoen, violins) will present a public recital entitled Borealis, the Winter Wind, and Zephyrus, the Spring Wind on Friday, January 31 at 1:00 pm in the Faith & Life Chapel on Augustana Campus. There is no admission charged and all are welcome! The recital will feature music, …

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Terry Barber, Countertenor, Presents The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Posted on January 10, 2020

Scheduled for: Saturday January 18th, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Join Terry as he sings show-stopping hits from 10 of the World’s most beloved musicals, performing unique versions of songs from “Cats”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Evita”, Starlight Express” and more! Internationally acclaimed countertenor, Terry Barber, is known for his extraordinary range, both vocally and stylistically. Past member of the Grammy-winning …

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Augustana Weekly: January 8, 2020 Posted on January 7, 2020

Welcome back, and welcome to 2020! Check out today’s Weekly for information on campus events (like the bookstore’s textbook buyback days and an upcoming pancake breakfast) and a number of performances, including the Augustana Drama Department’s production of The Wind in the Willows! This issue also includes information on two super cool opportunities for undergraduate students to share research (one of which …

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