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

Congratulations to all of those who finished their first course of the semester (or first University course ever) yesterday! Students and faculty alike put a lot of work in over the last three weeks, and can now enjoy a little bit of downtime before heading into the eleven-week term. Attend this year’s one and only …

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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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Orange Shirt Day Posted on September 13, 2017

Scheduled for: Saturday September 30th, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Orange Shirt Day commemorates the children who never returned from Residential School, as well as the survivors. Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new …

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

It’s Wednesday morning and what better way to get through the middle of the week than with delicious food and good entertainment? The cafeteria is still serving pancakes for another half hour (until 9 am), and at noon, join us again in the cafeteria for a BBQ lunch ($2 for non-residence students, faculty, and staff), …

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

Happy Wednesday! This week, add to your library (or make it a little bit more manageable) during the used book swap today in the forum, along with the Wellness & Community Fair. Worried about upcoming presentations? Attend the “How to be a Presentation Superstar” workshop tomorrow evening. Also, pogo car sharing is now at Augustana …

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Your Faith on Feminism Posted on September 5, 2017

Scheduled for: Friday October 20th, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

Join us on Friday, October 20th, at 12:30 pm in the Mayer Family Hall for Your Faith on Feminism: Intersectional feminist theology responds to the climate of fear, a dialogue with Dr. Aruna Gnanadason & Ani Zonneveld.

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Two Friends, Two Faiths Posted on September 5, 2017

Scheduled for: Monday October 30th, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

On Oct 30, in the Roger Epp Conference Room at 12:30 pm, Dr. Harry Huebner & Dr. Mohammed Ali Shomali will lead a discussion on Peace Resources in Islam & Christianity.

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Next Generation Thinking: Hopeful Economics for the 21st Century Posted on September 5, 2017

Scheduled for: Friday November 3rd, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

6th Annual Spirit of the Land Conference

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2nd Annual Chester Ronning Lecture on Religion & Diplomacy Posted on September 5, 2017

Join us on Tuesday, November 28th, at 7:00 pm in the Mayer Community Hall (J&P Lougheed Performing Arts Centre) for the 2nd Annual Chester Ronning Lecture on Religion and Diplomacy, given by Dr. Atalia Omer. Refreshments will be served. No registration required. This event is free & open to the public.

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Lunch & Learn – The Reformation and the Tradition of Reform Posted on August 31, 2017

Scheduled for: Tuesday October 31st, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Ecclesia semper reformanda est: The Reformation and the Tradition of Reform Join us for a Lunch & Learn with Geoff Dipple, Professor of History and Chair of Social Sciences at the UofA, Augustana Campus, and Brandon Alakas, Assistant Professor of English at the UofA, Augustana Campus. When: Tuesday, October 31, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Where: …

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Augustana Newsletter for August 30, 2017 Posted on August 30, 2017

Good morning everyone! Whether you’re a first-year student who has already begun their seminars, a returning student due to start the three-week term tomorrow, or a staff or faculty member who has been here all summer – and everyone else in between – welcome to the beginning of what is sure to be a great …

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Luther: Rebel, Genius, Liberator? Free Movie Night Posted on August 28, 2017

Scheduled for: Tuesday October 24th, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

Join us on Tuesday, October 24 at 6 pm in the Cargill Theatre of the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre for a free screening and panel discussion of the movie Luther. To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we will be hosting a special screening of Luther, the stirring 2003 biographical film/epic …

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Opening Convocation Posted on August 25, 2017

Scheduled for: Monday August 28th, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

Join us on Monday, August 28 for this year’s Opening Convocation! Students, staff, and faculty will be welcomed back to Augustana with the official opening of the 2017/18 semester at 3 pm in the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre.   This year’s speakers include alumni Erik (’00) and Robyn (’01) Saude. Erik, a researcher and physician, and Robyn, Senior Manager of the Bow …

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Community service learning course steers graduate towards rewarding career path Posted on August 23, 2017

After a guest lecture and support from one of her professors, Megan Patenaude (’16) realized her career aspirations, becoming a probation officer in rural Alberta.

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Distinguished Professorial Lecture with Professor Neil Haave Posted on August 14, 2017

Scheduled for: Thursday September 21st, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Join us for this year’s Distinguished Professorial Lecture, from biology professor Neil Haave. When: Thursday, September 21st – 7:00 pm, refreshments to follow Where: Mayer Community Hall, Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre Please register with Debra Olafson at olafson@ualberta.ca or call (780) 679-1626.   The Art and Science of Teaching Teaching is both …

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In photos: Augustana celebrates with annual Big Valley Jamboree Parade Posted on August 10, 2017

A photo recap of Augustana’s entry in last week’s Big Valley Jamboree Parade.

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In Memoriam – Professor Orlando Olson Posted on July 27, 2017

Augustana remembers professor Orlando Olson who passed away the afternoon of July 25, 2017.

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Lunch & Learn – Making Pemmican Posted on July 26, 2017

Scheduled for: Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Join us for a Lunch & Learn and pemmican-making workshop at noon on October 3, 2017, in the Wahkohtowin Lodge. Have you ever wondered what Indigenous peoples of the Prairies ate? Pemmican is a high caloric food that could be transported easily. Many hunters and those out on the land took pemmican with them as their main …

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Miquelon Lake Summer of Service Posted on July 25, 2017

Scheduled for: Saturday August 26th, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

The Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station (AMLRS) and Provincial Park needs some uplifting. Unite with your fellow UAlberta and Augustana alumni to help with the finishing touches at this Summer of Service volunteer event. Volunteer activities include: Setting up canvas tent structures to be used by Augustana field students at the AMLRS Giving the park’s …

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Augustana Campus to host prestigious international music symposium Posted on July 21, 2017

Event will include live performances open to the public, including a string quartet, a barn dance, and a delegate sing.

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