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Founders Day lectures: Martin Luther goes to school

foundersdayWondering how a college with Lutheran roots can be great place for people of diverse beliefs to cooperate in the learning enterprise? This year’s Founder’s Day theme, “Brother Martin Goes to School: Luther and the Modern University,” will be sure to enlighten.

Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.

“Theology of the Cross and Higher Education”

Thursday, November 10, 10:00 a.m.

“Martin Luther and Interfaith Connections on Campus”

Note: Thursday is not a “convocation schedule” day; the second lecture takes place during second hour classes. Continue reading “Founders Day lectures: Martin Luther goes to school”

WWII through film and literature

WWII_trip Last month, history professor Jacqui deVries and English/film professor Bob Cowgill led a group of 20 Augsburg students through Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic. Using literature, film, architecture, and eyewitness accounts, students explored the aftermath of World War II to understand how people made sense of their suffering and now pay homage to the past.

The idea for the trip began when deVries joined a Lilly grant-sponsored trip in Europe to study Martin Luther and the Reformation. There she met tour director Andreas Brecht, and the two discovered a common interest in post-World War II history. Continue reading “WWII through film and literature”