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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COMMENTARY || Think disability is a tragedy? We pity you Posted on September 7, 2017

Two university professors discuss how ableism nearly destroyed their friendship, and explain how to avoid disability prejudice in the classroom and at home.

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Keep Calm and Ace Your Finals Posted on September 7, 2017

Scheduled for: Thursday November 30th, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

Join us for an Academic Success workshop, Keep Calm and Ace Your Finals, presented with Carmen Person from the Augustana Counselling Centre on November 30 at 6:30 pm in the upper-level library classroom, L2-102. To sign up visit: aug.ualberta.ca/workshops For more information, contact Sarah Tregonning, Student Accessibility & Success Advisor at augsas@ualberta.ca

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Writing in University Posted on September 7, 2017

Scheduled for: Thursday October 19th, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

Join us for an Academic Success workshop, Writing in University, presented by professor Craig Peterson from the Augustana Writing Centre on October 19 at 1:00 pm. To sign up visit: aug.ualberta.ca/workshops For more information, contact Sarah Tregonning, Student Accessibility & Success Advisor at augsas@ualberta.ca

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Exams are Here…Now What? How to prepare for any test Posted on September 7, 2017

Scheduled for: Thursday October 12th, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

Join us for an Academic Success workshop, Exams are Here…Now What? How to prepare for any test, on October 12 at 6:30 pm. To sign up visit: https://goo.gl/forms/bBnYs6VOLzbAHg4y1 For more information, contact Sarah Tregonning, Student Accessibility & Success Advisor at augsas@ualberta.ca

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I’m supposed to read everything?! Getting the most from your textbooks Posted on September 7, 2017

Scheduled for: Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

Join us for an Academic Success workshop, I’m supposed to read everything?! Getting the most from your textbooks, on October 3 at 6:30 pm. To sign up visit: https://goo.gl/forms/bBnYs6VOLzbAHg4y1 For more information, contact Sarah Tregonning, Student Accessibility & Success Advisor at augsas@ualberta.ca  

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There’s Not Enough Time! How to manage your schedule for success Posted on September 7, 2017

Scheduled for: Thursday September 14th, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

Join us for an Academic Success workshop, There’s Not Enough Time! How to manage your schedule for success, on September 14, at 6:30 pm. To sign up visit: https://goo.gl/forms/bBnYs6VOLzbAHg4y1 For more information, contact Sarah Tregonning, Student Accessibility & Success Advisor at augsas@ualberta.ca  

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How to be a Presentation Superstar! Posted on September 7, 2017

Scheduled for: Thursday September 7th, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

Join us for our first Academic Success workshop, How to be a Presentation Superstar!, on September 7, at 6:30 pm. To sign up visit: https://goo.gl/forms/bBnYs6VOLzbAHg4y1 For more information, contact Sarah Tregonning, Student Accessibility & Success Advisor at augsas@ualberta.ca  

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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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From Zion to New York City: Religion, Violence, and the Practice and Theory of Peacebuilding – 2nd Annual Chester Ronning Lecture on Religion & Diplomacy, with Dr. Atalia Omer Posted on September 5, 2017

Scheduled for: Tuesday November 28th, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Join us on Tuesday, November 28th, at 7:00 pm in the Mayer Community Hall (J&P Lougheed Performing Arts Centre) for From Zion to New York City: Religion, Violence, and the Practice and Theory of Peacebuilding, the 2nd Annual Chester Ronning Lecture on Religion and Diplomacy, given by Dr. Atalia Omer.

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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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