Cannabis regulations at the University of Alberta Posted on October 17, 2018

Recreational cannabis is legal in Canada as of October 17, 2018. In Alberta, people aged 18 and over can purchase cannabis and cannabis oil from stores and online. Public consumption will be permitted in Edmonton and Camrose. The University of Alberta Augustana Campus policy is as follows: Augustana is currently evaluating whether to permit smoking and …

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Augustana Newsletter for October 17, 2018 Posted on October 17, 2018

Happy Wednesday! Here are a few highlights from this week’s newsletter. Students! Augustana offers some amazing travel course opportunities, and two of them are having info sessions today. If you’re interested in traveling to Vienna as part of a spring 2019 tour course, and/or if you’re interested in dogsledding in the Canadian North in February …

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Reconciling the Past for the Future: Unsettling Métis as Mixed in the Archaeological Record Posted on October 16, 2018

Scheduled for: Thursday November 15th, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Join us for a Lunch & Learn with Kisha Supernant, associate director of the Institute of Prairie Archaeology and associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta’s North campus. The Métis people of Canada have often been categorized as a mixed, hybrid ethnic group, although scholars have begun to shift toward ways of …

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World Singing Day Posted on October 12, 2018

Celebrated since 2012 on the third Saturday in October every year, World Singing Day encourages opportunities for the world to sing! With a mission to unite the global family by singing together, World Singing Day events “celebrate our common humanity, use the power of singing together to connect people and communities, and promote health and …

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Creepy Crawlers and Micro Monsters Posted on October 12, 2018

Scheduled for: Wednesday October 31st, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

U of A Augustana’s Department of Science presents… Creepy Crawlers and Micro Monsters You’re invited to take a peek at biology professor Tom Terzin’s collection of creepy crawlers and micro-monsters! Come at 5 pm for a short presentation on the specimens—including giant tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, giant moths, beetles, and more—or simply drop-in to take a look before …

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Alumni Weekend 2018 in Photos Posted on October 12, 2018

Did you miss this year’s alumni weekend? Or did you attend, and want to relive the fun? Take a look back at the celebrations, featuring live performances, explosions, slime, beer, polka dancing, and more!

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Augustana Newsletter for October 10, 2018 Posted on October 10, 2018

Happy Wednesday! Calling all students! Look for important information below, including a Law Information Session tomorrow in the Learning Commons, the last chance to apply for job shadow week, and a number of on-campus job opportunities. Not quite over the turkey hangover? Check out the bookstore for their Thanksgiving Leftover sale which will continue until …

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Two UAlberta Augustana professors to take over North Campus art gallery Posted on October 4, 2018

Through the month of October, Augustana visual arts professors Keith Harder and Julian Forrest’s exhibit Biomythography will run in the Fine Arts Building gallery.

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Cannabis use does not cause schizophrenia, says psychology professor Posted on October 3, 2018

Studies that link cannabis use with the development of schizophrenia are correlational and don’t imply causation, says Augustana psychology professor Tim Parker.

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Augustana Newsletter for October 3, 2018 Posted on October 3, 2018

Good morning, everyone, and happy October! What’s going on this week? There are still a few spots left to attend a Lunch & Learn with human library keynote speaker Tarek Nemr, on his experience as a Syrian refugee. Register with Deb at augalum@ualberta.ca or by calling 780.679.1626. Tomorrow is Safety Fest at Augustana, so come by the …

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“Donald Trump and the Complexity of Evangelicalism in North America” – Lecture with Dr. Molly Worthen Posted on September 27, 2018

Scheduled for: Thursday October 18th, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Join us on Thurs. Oct. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Camrose Public Library (4710 50 Ave) for a lecture with Distinguished Visiting Fellow Dr. Molly Worthen entitled “Make Sure All Of Your People Vote”: Donald Trump and the Complexity of Evangelicalism in North America

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Spirit of the Land: Stories for Generations – 7th Annual Spirit of the Land Conference Posted on September 27, 2018

Scheduled for: Saturday October 27th, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

The 7th Annual Spirit of the Land Conference will take place on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 10 am – 3:30 pm at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta in Camrose. Registration opens Oct 1st!

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Augustana Newsletter for September 26, 2018 Posted on September 25, 2018

Good morning! The semester is in full swing and so are this year’s events! On Wednesday, we will be holding a dedication to the life of former student Rashmi Bale in the Learning Commons at 1:30 pm. All are welcome. This Friday is Orange Shirt Day. Wear an orange shirt in order to commemorate those …

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Augustana alumnus spearheads new First Nations school commission Posted on September 25, 2018

The Maskwacis Education Schools Commission officially took charge of all schools in the Maskwacis area this September as a unified First Nations school authority, led by University of Alberta Augustana alumnus Brian Wildcat.

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Biomythography: Recent Work by U of A (Augustana Campus) Fine Arts Professors, Keith Harder & Julian Forrest Posted on September 25, 2018

Scheduled for: Thursday October 4th, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

*This event is held on the University of Alberta’s North Campus* Augustana fine arts professors Keith Harder and Julian Forrest will run their exhibit, Biomythography, at the FAB Gallery from October 2 to October 27. Opening reception: Thursday, Oct 4 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday: 12 am – 5 pm; Saturday: …

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Beyond the imitation game: Public lecture by Peter Berg and David O’Keefe Posted on September 25, 2018

Scheduled for: Thursday October 25th, 2018 @ 6:30 PM

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. *This lecture will be held at the University of Alberta’s North Campus* Public lecture by Augustana science professor Peter Berg and David O’Keefe  Beyond the imitation game From Dieppe & James Bond to Blackberry & quantum encryption Discover the remarkable story of the Enigma machine, a device invented in 1918 …

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Lunch & Learn: Cholesterol, the Arterial Hobgoblin Posted on September 25, 2018

Scheduled for: Wednesday October 31st, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Join us for a Lunch & Learn with Augustana Department of Science Professor, Neil Haave  Usually, Halloween is reserved for ghosts and ghouls, vampires and werewolves, and other fantastical creatures of the night. But what about those real-life terrors, disease that preys on your arteries and organs and overall health and wellness? Atherosclerosis, an inflammatory disease …

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Augustana to host Syrian refugee at human library event Posted on September 24, 2018

Hear Tarek Nemr’s captivating story of fleeing Syria to find safety at only 16 years old, as part of the 20th annual augustana human library kickoff event.

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Sluggers, Squealers, and “Stalwart Sons”: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Hockey Violence Posted on September 19, 2018

Scheduled for: Wednesday October 24th, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Distinguished Professorial Lecture Sluggers, Squealers, and “Stalwart Sons”: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Hockey Violence Professor Stacy Lorenz Since the beginnings of modern hockey in the late 19th century, violence has been accepted as “just part of the game.” Hard checking, slashing, and “slugging” have always been regarded as key elements of high-quality and exciting …

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“God is a wild old dog”: Patty Griffin and Emmylou Harris, Stumbling into Grace Posted on September 19, 2018

Scheduled for: Thursday October 4th, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

“God is a wild old dog”: Patty Griffin and Emmylou Harris, Stumbling into Grace This presentation is part of a larger project that asks how do Americana singer-songwriters generate vision and hope and reform, in this case, the work of Patty Griffin and Emmylou Harris. These artists have written and sang in the Christian tradition …

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