Calgary Lecture Series – National Parks at Canada’s 150: Mixing Celebration with Concern Posted on April 27, 2017

Scheduled for: Wednesday May 17th, 2017 @ 4:30 PM

  Gain critical insight from UAlberta Professor Glen Hvenegaard, ‘87 BSc Forestry, ‘89 MSc Wildland Recreation, into how Canadians can responsibly celebrate the national parks. More than 7.5 million people visited Banff and Jasper national parks last year, and that number is expected to increase during Canada 150. Despite the many reasons to celebrate Canada’s …

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Second Thought – “It’s very subtle”: Homosexuality in Beauty and the Beast by Roxanne Harde Posted on April 27, 2017

The representation of Le Fou’s sexuality, or lack thereof, in Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, is problematic in more ways than one, says children’s literature professor Roxanne Harde.

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Connecting legacy and learning Posted on April 27, 2017

Newly installed pedway honours former students while providing current students with easy access to learning and planning support services.

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Augustana Newsletter for April 26, 2017 Posted on April 26, 2017

Good morning everyone! This week’s newsletter is short and sweet. Have you always wondered about the Miquelon Lake Research Station but never had the chance to visit? This Friday, attend the open house from 10 am to 3 pm to learn about the station’s facilities and research. Students, be sure to apply for the 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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Augustana Newsletter for April 19, 2017 Posted on April 19, 2017

Happy Wednesday everyone! Our newsletter is short this week, so take a study break and have a quick look! Next Tuesday evening, attend Spring Soiree in the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Centre to celebrate our accomplishments over the last year and look forward to next – everyone is welcome, so be sure to bring your …

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ACAC Class of 2017: Yvonne Becker and Joe Voytechek Posted on April 18, 2017

The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference has named two members of the Augustana athletics community, professor Yvonne Becker and former hockey coach Joe Voytechek, as inductees into the ACAC Hall of Fame.

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Second thought – Vimy and Canadian identity by Jonathan Hawkins Posted on April 18, 2017

The battle at Vimy Ridge prompted the development of a Canadian national identity, says past history instructor and current assistant registrar Jonathan Hawkins.

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Augustana Newsletter for April 12, 2017 Posted on April 12, 2017

Happy Wednesday! Classes are wrapping up but there are still some great things going on around campus. We’ll be out in the Quad again this afternoon – hoping these grey skies will hold off on the rain – and also taking photos for grads who would like to ring the bell to celebrate their last …

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2017 Community Awards Banquet in Photos Posted on April 6, 2017

Join in Augustana’s Annual Community Awards Banquet with these incredible photos, capturing an evening of laughter, support, and engagement.

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Distinguished Alumnus Visits Augustana Campus Posted on April 5, 2017

On March 1, Augustana hosted alumna Dr Ronald Lett at the annual Community Awards Banquet, where he received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Augustana’s Newsletter for April 5, 2017 Posted on April 5, 2017

Happy April! The sun is shining and the semester is almost over, so soak up as much of it as you can before summer starts! This afternoon, attend the Green Spaces workshop to learn about sustainability on campus. Interested in studying in India? Check out the info session this Thursday evening to learn about the …

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Living and learning abroad Posted on March 30, 2017

Second year Global and Development studies student Melissa Wilk candidly shares the ups and downs of a semester spent studying aborad.

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Augustana Newsletter for March 29, 2017 Posted on March 29, 2017

Good morning all—thanks for checking out the last newsletter of March! It’s Wellness Week, so have a look at the daily event posters for all the great resources offered by the ASA to keep you happy and healthy. Tomorrow night is Faculty Follies, and since laughter is the best medicine, you definitely won’t want to …

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What’s Cookin’? Soup Supper in Photos Posted on March 27, 2017

A look inside Augustana Chaplaincy’s annual soup supper fundraiser, featuring a silent auction, guest speakers, and a candle-lit vesper service.

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Second thought – Gendered justice by Geraint Osborne Posted on March 24, 2017

Institutional sexism to blame for the prevalence of gender inequality within the criminal justice system, says sociology professor Geraint Osbourne.

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Augustana Newsletter for March 22, 2017 Posted on March 21, 2017

The semester is winding down, but this week’s events sure aren’t – today at lunch, attend the Ronning Centre’s symposium on Reformations and Renewals featuring Dr. Brandon Alakas, Dr. Geoffery Dipple, and Reverend Craig Wentland, and then check out Earthwise’s Sustainable Food Speaker Series event tomorrow night. This weekend, the CCAA Curling Nationals are taking …

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From Greek to gander Posted on March 21, 2017

Augustana’s winter drama production began with a script initially inspired by Greek theatre but has since become a Chekhovian play titled “I Shot a Duck”. Get the story behind the story here.

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Contemporary/Jazz Piano Jury-Recital Posted on March 17, 2017

Scheduled for: Tuesday April 11th, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

On Tuesday, April 11th, at 12:15 pm, join us in the Augustana Chapel Lounge for a contemporary/jazz piano jury-recital featuring Augustana students in the studio of Tova Olson.  No admission charged.  R.A.R.E.

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Once a curler, always a curler Posted on March 15, 2017

Scheduled for: Friday March 24th, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

With Augustana hosting the CCAA Curling National Championships next weekend, we’ll welcome curlers from across Canada as well as some familiar faces – including alumni Roger Stephens (’59) and Sarah Brown (’15). Read more about their stories here!

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