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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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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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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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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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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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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Second Thought – The Often-Forgotten Challenges of Diabetes Posted on November 28, 2017

Diabetes affects more than the individual diagnosed with the disease, says Augustana physical education professor Jane Yardley.

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Augustana Vikings awarded for achievements in the classroom Posted on November 9, 2017

In late October, 45 Viking student-athletes received academic accolades from the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference and Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Second Thought – #MeToo Posted on November 6, 2017

Men’s #ItWasMe response to #MeToo campaign is not enough, says Augustana English professor.

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A lab(our) of love: Augustana relishes in new science lab spaces Posted on November 2, 2017

Five lab spaces were completely redone at the University of Alberta’s Augustana campus in time for the Fall 2017 semester.

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Alumni donors appreciated at inaugural event Posted on October 26, 2017

On September 23, Augustana’s alumni donors were recognized with a harvest-themed reception.

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Second Thought – Five hundred years of Reformation Posted on October 23, 2017

History professor Geoff Dipple on the forces behind the Reformation of the Protestant Church and it’s lasting effects, in time for the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

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In photos: Alumni Weekend 2017 Posted on October 13, 2017

This year’s alumni weekend was full of good food and good fun! Check out a few snapshots of the event here.

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Second Thought – The politics of classical music Posted on October 12, 2017

Augustana music professor Alexander Carpenter on the intricacies of separating music from politics, informed by Dennis Prager’s recent appearance as a guest conductor at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Augustana students and faculty recognized at annual Celebrate! event Posted on October 5, 2017

Three first-year students and two faculty members received recognition at this year’s ceremony.

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English professor receives Fulbright Scholar Award Posted on September 28, 2017

University of Alberta Augustana professor Roxanne Harde will be heading to Vanderbilt University in January to study Southern singer-songwriters as a recipient of this year’s Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair award.

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Second Thought – What professors really do on their summer holidays Posted on September 15, 2017

Sociology professor Geraint Osborne explains what professors do when they’re not in the classroom teaching, holding office hours, and/or grading student work. Hint: it’s not just sipping mai tais on the beach.

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