Advisory: LeVar Burton gives public address Feb. 13 at Augsburg

Star of Star Trek, Reading Rainbow and Roots explores innovation, creativity

LeVar Burton(MINNEAPOLIS) — LeVar Burton – an educator, director, and actor best known for his roles in Reading Rainbow, Roots and Star Trek – will share with the public and the Augsburg community the importance of turning STEM into STE(A)M when he speaks at the College on February 13, 2016, as part of Scholarship Weekend.

Burton will talk about compelling reasons for integrating science, technology, engineering and math with the arts and design in his presentation “You can be anything: The importance of education, innovation, and creativity.”

Every spring, Augsburg College welcomes the best and brightest prospective Auggies to participate in Scholarship Weekend. These students participate in a range of activities, connect with faculty and current students, compete for top scholarships, and hear from inspiring leaders. Levar Burton’s appearance follows on successful visits in previous years of his holiness the Dalai Lama and Bill Nye the “Science Guy.”

TICKET INFORMATION

All tickets are general admission with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Price: $28.00*
  • *All tickets will be charged a $3 service fee. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges are allowed.
  • Purchase tickets at www.augsburg.edu/tickets

WHERE

Augsburg College’s Kennedy Center, located in Si Melby Gymnasium (715 23rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454)

WHEN

  • Doors open at 11:45 a.m., Feb. 13
  • Presentation from 1-2 p.m., Feb. 13

ABOUT AUGSBURG COLLEGE

Augsburg College is set in a vibrant neighborhood at the heart of the Twin Cities, and offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to nearly 3,600 students of diverse backgrounds. Augsburg College educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.

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“We’re excited to host Bill Nye during our Scholarship Weekend when bright students from across the United States visit campus to compete for our top academic scholarships,” said Augsburg College President Paul Pribbenow. “We want to give these scholarly, prospective Auggies the chance to grapple with some of the world’s deepest questions so they can experience what Auggies are called to do each and every day.” Continue reading “Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ speaks at Augsburg on Valentine’s Day”

Peace Prize Forum garners range of media attention

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Dalai Lama’s talk at Peace Prize Forum broadcast on MPR

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Nobel Peace Prize Forum brings world to Minnesota’s doorstep

NPPF

MINNEAPOLIS – The 26th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum – a conference that celebrates Nobel Peace Prize laureates, international and national leaders – continues March 7-9 in Minneapolis. The Forum, which explores issues related to business, arts, music, education, and global issues, kicked off on March 1 with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Continue reading “Nobel Peace Prize Forum brings world to Minnesota’s doorstep”

Peace Prize Forum, Tibetan New Year earn media attention

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Tenzin Yeshi Paichang ’16 plays unique role for Dalai Lama

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Visits Minneapolis March 1-2

Media Information related to visit by His Holiness

Augsburg College is proud to sponsor and/or host two events this March that will welcome His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to Minneapolis. Members of the media can find information about the visit by His Holiness on this page.

Event 1: Nobel Peace Prize Forum Keynote Address

SATURDAY, MARCH 1 | Security Check: 7:30 a.m., Program 9:40-10:20 A.M. | Minneapolis Convention Center

  • Description: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will deliver the keynote speech at the 26th Nobel Peace Prize Forum at the Minneapolis Convention Center. His Holiness, the spiritual leader of Tibetans and Buddhists worldwide, will speak on topics of faith, peace, and human values. The speech will be delivered in English. The NPPF is housed and coordinated by Augsburg College.
  • Media Advisory: Read and print the media advisory here.
  • Media Credentialing: Credentialing closed on Wednesday, February 19. Only members of the media who received notice of official credential approval will be permitted entrance. A photo ID will be required to pick up credentials. Please also wear or bring the credentials issued by your employer. Confirmations and additional information will be emailed to editors, reporters, and photographers who receive credentials. If you do not receive a correspondence from Augsburg College by February 26 for this event, you were not approved for credentials. Credentials are not transferrable.
  • Parking: Parking is on your own. No special accommodations were made at this venue.
  • Security: All members of the media will be required to go through a security screening. All video cameras, still shot cameras, laptops, and any other recording devices or equipment will need to be placed in the media gallery for a security sweep. Media must be checked in and in the media gallery by the time of security checks. Late arrivals will not be permitted.

Event 2: Historic Tibetan New Year/Losar

SUNDAY, MARCH 2 Security Check: 6:30 a.m., Program: 9-11 A.M. Augsburg College 

  • Description: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will preside over the Tibetan New Year/Losar ceremony being held in Augsburg College’s Kennedy Center. It is the first time in the life of His Holiness, since exile, that he will observe Losar outside of India. The event is being held by the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota. The presentation will be in Tibetan. No translation services will be provided. Learn more about TAFM and the event here.
  • Media Advisory: Read and print the media advisory here.
  • Media Credentialing: Credentialing closed on Wednesday, February 19. Only members of the media who received notice of official credential approval will be permitted entrance. A photo ID will be required to pick up credentials. Please also wear or bring the credentials issued by your employer. Confirmations and additional information will be emailed to editors, reporters, and photographers who receive credentials. If you do not receive a correspondence from Augsburg College by February 26 for this event, you were not approved for credentials. Credentials are not transferrable.
  • Parking Information: Credentialed members of the media will be placed on an approved parking list. Parking will be provided for media covering the Tibetan New Year/Losar in Augsburg Lot K.
  • Security: All members of the media will be required to go through a security screening. All video cameras, still shot cameras, laptops, and any other recording devices or equipment will need to be placed in the media gallery for a security sweep. Media must be checked in and in the media gallery by the time of security checks. Late arrivals will not be permitted.