First held in 1990, the Augsburg College Convocation Series is an annual speaker series that incorporates long-standing endowed and special programs. This fall, the series kicked off with the Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium featuring Krista Tippett, host and producer of the public radio show, On Being. Tippett shared thoughts from her book, Einstein’s God: Revisiting Science and Religion in a New Century.
During the Center for Counseling and Health Promotion Convocation in October, Sian Beilock, an expert on performance and cognitive science, revealed the brain science behind “choking under pressure” in a lecture based on her book, Choke—What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting it Right When You Have To.
The Humanities and Fine Arts Convocation in mid-November featured the Rose Ensemble’s performance of Portraits of Peru, 1785 Exotic Folksongs and Dances from Trujillo, inspired by a collection of watercolor paintings compiled by the local bishop for Spanish King Carlos IV, imaginatively depicting the plants, animals, people, and archaeological monuments of this diverse region in northern Peru.
The next event, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation, is scheduled for January 20 and will celebrate the life and legacy of this important civil rights leader. Convocations are free and open to the public. Find the latest information at the Convocation Series site.