Each year, the recipient of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Distinguished Contributions Award for Excellence in Teaching delivers the Opening Convocation address at Augsburg College.
Colin Irvine, 2013 award recipient and associate professor of English, in his talk “The Classroom is Your Classroom” will discuss the importance of being present: being present for others, being present in the classroom, and being present in college.
With Augsburg’s idea of being called in mind, he will invoke and complicate Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero Myth,” insisting that everyone is called to be heroic.
Opening Convocation will be held at 10:30 a.m., September 3 in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to a picnic lunch hosted on the Quad following the Convocation. In the case of rain, lunch will be served in the Commons.