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Convocation Series 2012-13

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The Humanities and Fine Arts Convocation in November featured Dan Phillips, a designer and builder of recycled housing. Phillips also is founder of the Phoenix Commotion, a building initiative that was created to demonstrate that salvaged materials can be and are viable building materials.

In January, a group of performers at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation explored the legacy of King through song, movement, images, and writings by the civil rights leader. The performers were led by T. Mychael Rambo, an accomplished singer-songwriter, playwright, and arts educator.

The Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics in February welcomed Susan E. Pick, professor of psychology at National University of Mexico. Pick shared insights on ways the “Human Capabilities Approach” was used to develop programs that reached more than 19 million people in Mexico who became agents of change in their own lives and communities in areas of citizenship, development, education, and health. The approach also was used in 14 other Latin American countries.

Augsburg’s Convocation Series is a cross-disciplinary speaker series that explores ideas and thoughts around the impact each person can have in a world of nearly seven billion people.

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