Professor Ardelle Ries receives Alberta Kodály Association’s Teacher Recognition Award Posted on November 1, 2017

Congratulations to professor Ardelle Ries who was awarded the Alberta Kodály Association’s Teacher Recognition Award at the 2017 Alberta Music Conference Awards Luncheon this past weekend in Red Deer. The Alberta Kodály Association’s Teacher Recognition Award is presented annually to a music educator in appreciation of their outstanding contribution to music education in the Province …

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Augustana Library Receives Award for Human Library Posted on July 4, 2017

By Meredith Bratland, University of Alberta Libraries News Congratulations to the Augustana Library staff who were awarded the 2017 Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects by the American Library Association (ALA) on June 26, 2017 for their innovation with the augustana human library project. A human library is an initiative in which people called ‘Readers’ who want to …

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Professor Paul Harland receives Murray Lauber Distinguished Service Award Posted on May 8, 2017

Professor Paul Harland (English) has been named the 2016 recipient of the Murray Lauber Distinguished Service Award.

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Professor Brandon Alakas to receive Provost’s Award Posted on April 21, 2017

Professor Brandon Alakas has been selected to receive a Provost’s Award for Early Achievement of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. The award recognizes the achievement of teaching excellence by full-time continuing academic staff within five years of their first university appointment. Alexander Carpenter, music professor and chair of the department of fine arts and humanities, credits Alakas for “his …

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Professsor Ian Wilson Appointed Director of the Ronning Centre Posted on March 2, 2017

Congratulations to professor Ian Wilson, the newly appointed Director of the Chester Ronning Centre. See the official announcement from Dean Allen Berger, posted here.

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Lougheed Performing Arts Centre Receives Award of Merit Posted on March 1, 2017

The Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Centre have added another impressive accolade to their list – this time, the Consulting Engineers of Alberta Recreational Building Engineering Award of Merit! See the description below. “The Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre is a 580 seat theatre located on the Augustana Campus. The theatre includes many sustainable …

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Augustana Students Awarded at Model United Nations Conference Posted on December 8, 2016

Our Model UN team, led by Professor Sandra Rein, attended the National Conference in Washington, DC in mid-November. The entire University of Alberta delegation was recognized as an Honourable Delegation, putting the team in the top 25% of the conference, and students Lauren Groskey and Jennifer Ha won Outstanding Position Paper for the UN High Commission on Refugees. …

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Professor Varghese Manaloor Rewarded at Annual Agriculture Symposium Posted on December 1, 2016

From October 6th to 9th, on Jahorina mountain in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the seventh annual International Scientific Agricultural Symposium was held. Augustana economic and management professor Varghese Manaloor attended the symposium and also received the Best Oral Presentation Award for presenting his paper, titled “Growth of Organic Food Industry in India,” during the session on organic agriculture. His paper has …

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Augustana Student published in Alberta Piano Teacher’s Association Newsletter Posted on October 27, 2016

Darby Branscombe, a fourth year piano major, has recently had an article published in the Alberta Piano Teachers’ Association newsletter which goes out to hundreds of teachers in Alberta and beyond. Her article, entitled “To Teach or Not to Teach: One-Handed Piano Students,” was crafted by research in her Piano Pedagogy course, and explains the benefits of one-handed piano practice …

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New Sustainability Planning Book by Augustana Editors Posted on October 27, 2016

Sustainability Planning and Collaboration in Rural Canada: Taking the Next Steps was published last March by The University of Alberta Press, and includes Augustana’s very own Lars Hallstrom, Glen Hvenegaard and Karsten Mundel amongst the editors. This book looks at examples of innovative and creative ways that rural communities reimagine paths towards sustainability – economically, culturally, socially, and environmentally. Click …

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Professor Peter Berg’s New Book Posted on October 7, 2016

Professor Peter Berg’s book Finite World, Infinite Money: Sustainability’s Real Dilemma was published in German just last May by oekom, a publishing company based in Munich. From the cover, we learn the following: Since 2008 the world finds itself in a state of emergency. A global financial crisis is joined by ever growing debt levels and increasing inequality. …

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Former Vikings Ski Coach Les Parsons Named to Coordinate Ski Fit North Alberta Posted on September 29, 2016

U of A Alumnus, former Camrose and Vikings Ski coach and 2015 Augustana Faculty Citation award Recipient, Les Parsons ’84, was recently named to Coordinate Ski Fit North Alberta.  Check out the full article here.

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Lars Hallstrom’s New Boom & Bust Book! Posted on September 29, 2016

Augustana’s Dr. Lars Hallstrom has been involved in a new publication entitled Boom & Bust: A Guide to managing ups and downs in communities as part of a collective effort of the University of Alberta. Boom & Bust was published by the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension, with support from the City-Region Studies Centre …

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