Christensen Vocation Lunch with “Tina” Maria Tavera

Augsburg Faculty and Staff, you are invited to attend the fall vocation lunch with “Tina” Maria Tavera, TRIO-McNair Scholars Director.

Wednesday, November 15
11:15 am – 12:20 pm

Spaces are limited, so register as soon as possible:Eventbrite - Vocation Lunch with Maria Cristina Tavera ("Tina")

More about our speaker:“TINA” MARIA TAVERA

Maria Cristina (“Tina”) Tavera has been the director of Augsburg’s TRIO-McNair Scholars program since March 2008.  Funded by the Department of Education, the McNair Scholars program helps income-eligible, first generation, and underrepresented students prepare for and matriculate to graduate school. Prior to her director role, Tavera was an Academic Advisor for Augsburg’s TRIO-Student Support Services program for four years, and has been working for and devoted toTRIO students for over 20 years. Tavera is an artist, independent curator, and activist who has exhibited at Augsburg; she is also one of the artists selected to create a public art piece for the Hagfors Center for Science, Business and Religion.  She sees parallels between her artistic efforts to decrease cultural alienation and expand society’s artistic vision and her passion for equal access to education. Her vocation is greatly influenced by her transnational upbringing between Minnesota and Mexico, as her scholarly research specialization is in Latino and Latin American art.

The Christensen Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

Christensen Vocation Lunch with Bill Green

SPRING 2017 – BILL GREEN

The Spring Vocation Lunch was held on March 30, 2017.

Bill Green headshotMore about our speaker:

Bill Green began working at Augsburg in 1991 as a Professor of History. Over the years, he has held several different teaching positions, including working as both an Adjunct Associate Professor of History at St. John’s University and as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Leadership, Policy, and Organization at Vanderbilt University. From 2006-2010, he served as the Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools. Since 2013, he has been back at Augsburg serving as a Professor of History. He regularly teaches Minnesota History, American Legal History, History of Civil Rights, History of African American Religion, 19th Century U.S. History, and History of African American Education.

 

The Christensen Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

Christensen Vocation Lunch with Leif Anderson

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Leif Anderson, vice president and chief strategy officer.

FALL 2016 – LEIF ANDERSON

EQUIPPING THE SAINTS (ENTERPRISE EDITION)

The Vocation Lunch with Leif Anderson took place on November 16, 2016.  

As vice president and chief strategy officer, Leif Anderson leads institutional planning and effectiveness at Augsburg, working to realize the college’s vision through implementation of the Augsburg2019 strategic plan. Leif’s role includes special support for the president and the staffing of key committees including the University Council, the President’s Leadership Team, and the Regents Committee of the Board.

 

The Christensen Vocation Lunch is an event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey

Vocation Lunch Archive, 2013-2016

CHRISTENSEN VOCATION LUNCH

An event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

SPRING 2016 – DARCEY ENGEN

Darcey Engen, Associate Professor and Chair of Theater Arts, reflected on her vocational journey on April 1, 2016.

Video of the presentation available upon request.

FALL 2015 – MARY LAUREL TRUE

A “True” Calling to this College and this Community

On November 18, 2015, Mary Laurel True, Director of Community Engagement and Service-Learning, shared about her “True” calling, which includes 25+ years serving Augsburg and the surrounding community. Audio of the presentation available upon request.

SPRING 2015 – JEFF SWENSON

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015Augsburg Athletic Director Jeff Swenson spoke on the winding road to his vocation.

FALL 2014 – DR. PHIL QUANBECK II

On Nov. 19, Dr. Phil Quanbeck II presented, ‘The Truth Will Make You Free’: Voice and Callings at Augsburg.

An audio recording of this presentation is available upon request.

WINTER 2014 – CAROL ENKE

Poster – Vocation Lunch with Carol Enke

A video of Enke’s presentation is available upon request.

FALL 2013 – DR. KAREN KAIVOLA

If you missed the fall luncheon with Provost Kaivola and would like to either view her powerpoint or a DVD recording of the presentation, please contact our office.

Poster – Vocation Lunch with Karen Kaivola