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Convocation Series

The Augsburg Convocation Series is an annual speaker series incorporating long-standing endowed and special programs of Augsburg University. Augsburg University encourages faculty, staff, and students to engage in conversations about how we shape and are shaped by our urban and global settings. The Convocation Series provides dedicated time during the academic year to hear from outstanding leaders and visionaries who join the Augsburg community in conversations about the “big questions” of our time.

Christensen Symposium

Thursday, September 21
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg University

The Purpose Gap by Patrick B. Reyes Ph.D.

How do we create conditions for people to find meaning and purpose in their lives? Leveraging research and practices from his award-winning book, The Purpose Gap, Dr. Reyes will lead an interactive and participatory lecture to address the many challenges plaguing our society.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023
10 – 11 a.m.
Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg University

Interfaith Responses to Trauma, Panelists include Prof. Iva Patel, Prof. Shayna Sheinfeld, and Prof. Najeeba Syeed

Research shows that over 50% of persons experience some sort of trauma during their lifetime. The convocation panelists will share resources from their religious traditions (Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism) that respond to trauma and foster resilience.

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MLK Convocation Series

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Interfaith symposium

Thursday, March 7, 2024
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

More information to follow.

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The General Leif J. Sverdrup Visiting Scientist LECTURE

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

More information to follow.

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For information or special requests, call 612-330-1104. Speakers, dates, and times are subject to change.