Augustana Newsletter for February 14, 2018 Posted on February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day! Stop by the forum today from 9 am to 2 pm for a Valentine’s Day cookie sale to pick up some sweet treats for you, your partner, your friends, or all three! It’s also mental health awareness week at the Augustana Fitness Centre, which means it will be free for all students …

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6 things to watch for during the 2018 Winter Olympics Posted on February 9, 2018

Experts discuss women’s hockey, cross-country skiing, Russian athletes, being a host with a volatile neighbour, momentum for a Calgary Olympic bid and more.

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Augustana Newsletter for February 7, 2018 Posted on February 7, 2018

Happy February everyone! It’s International Week here at Augustana – check out the schedule for the rest of the week’s events, including movie nights, presentations on current social issues, and football tournaments. If you’re a student struggling with writing assignments, attend the workshop on university writing tomorrow evening at 6:30 pm. Then, blow off some …

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Unique science course blends three disciplines into one lab Posted on February 6, 2018

Interdisciplinary Studies 137 was offered at Augustana in the Winter 2018 three-week term as a science credit course for non-science students.

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Second Thought – Read to succeed Posted on February 2, 2018

Augustana professor Neil Haave on the importance of developing different learning modes, beginning with the most fundamental skill by reading widely.

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Augustana Newsletter for January 31, 2018 Posted on January 31, 2018

Happy Wednesday everyone! Students: interested in travelling for University credit? Today from 11:00 to 12:30 pm in the forum, professors Alakas and Dipple with have an information booth on their Ancient Greece & Italy Travel course to run next January—stop by for more information! At 3:30 today, attend the academic skills workshop on how to …

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Augustana Newsletter for January 24, 2018 Posted on January 24, 2018

Good morning everyone, happy first day of classes! Whether you’ve already experienced a first day of classes this year, or are starting with the eleven-week term, take a minute to check out all of this week’s campus happenings. There are still a few spots open for students at tomorrow evening’s free Community Career Mixer, where …

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Second Thought – Curriculum controversy: sex education and the Catholic school system Posted on January 23, 2018

The province of Alberta and the Albertan Catholic school system’s current dispute over sex education curriculum harken back to Confederation, says history professor.

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Bursary helps forge new direction Posted on January 23, 2018

Future teacher and former Augustana student wants to spark young people’s interest in trades.

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

Happy Wednesday everyone! The semester is back in full swing and is also almost over, what a time to be alive! This week, relax and rock out at 54.40’s unplugged performance at the Performing Arts Centre this Friday night. Also on Friday, students from professor Geoff Dipple’s Topics in Modern History: Genocide in the Modern …

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Augustana Newsletter for January 10, 2018 Posted on January 9, 2018

Happy Wednesday! Warm your calendar with this week’s campus events…there’s something for everyone! Centering Prayer resumes this Thursday if you’re interested in some morning mindfulness. Also on Thursday, check out one or both of the academic skills workshops on refining your presentation skills and mastering time management. If you’re looking for resources on undergraduate research, attend …

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

Happy New Year Augustana, and welcome (back)! Today marks the beginning of the semester with the start of the winter three-week term. This week’s newsletter may be short, but we’re starting the year off right with a faculty research colloquia this Friday at 12:15 pm, featuring professors Paula Marentette and Geoff Dipple. In the coming …

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Second Thought – Religious Neutrality? Posted on December 22, 2017

Religious studies professor cautions against assuming face-coverings a primarily religious act.

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Alumni Profile: Gordon Naylor, BSc Mathematics/Physics ’11 Posted on December 22, 2017

By Pam Chamberlain Not many people can say that they are ecstatic about going to work each day. But Gordon Naylor is. Gordon teaches mathematics, physical education, and health at Ermineskin Junior-Senior High School in Maskwacis, Alberta. He is also the school’s athletic director and coaches the volleyball, basketball, and track and field teams. It …

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Augustana Newsletter for December 20, 2017 Posted on December 20, 2017

Good morning everyone! Here are a few highlights from your last newsletter of the year: This Friday, join the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra for their performance of Handel’s Messiah, beginning at 7 pm If you’re spending Christmas in Camrose, attend the free community Christmas party at the Norseman Inn from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm …

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Dean’s Anniversary Donor Luncheon Posted on December 18, 2017

This year, 18 donors celebrated award anniversaries as part of Augustana’s Community Awards Program.

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Second Thought – Catalonia: To be or not? Posted on December 14, 2017

A legal referendum on the issue of Catalonian independence is the best option, says Augustana political science professor.

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Augustana Newsletter for December 13, 2017 Posted on December 13, 2017

This semester seemed to fly by, and there’s just another week or so before the holidays. If you’re looking for a study break before the break, look no further! Today at noon, attend a Lunch & Learn about the 2017 Nobel Prizes in science, explained in 15-minute bites. This weekend, Alberta’s Ukranian Nutcracker will be …

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Why the Tragically Hip may not be Canada’s band after all Posted on December 7, 2017

They’re far more a reflection of what you want them to be, say music scholars.

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Augustana Newsletter for December 6, 2017 Posted on December 6, 2017

Happy December! The semester is winding down, and final exam stress might be winding up. If you’re in need of a study break, check out some of this week’s events. On Friday, attend a humanities cafe on the #metoo movement, followed by a book launch for professor Roxanne Harde on her new collection The Embodied …

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