News Archives - 2003
Sharon Daloz Parks explores role that college plays in helping young adults
Sharon Daloz Parks, associate director and member of the faculty of
the Whidbey Institute, near Seattle, recently spent two days at Augsburg
College sharing her gifts with students, faculty and staff through seminars,
chapel talk and special luncheons. Park‚s presentation explored
the role that college can play in helping young adults in the "twenty-something"
years search for place and purpose in a changing world, and ask new questions
of meaning and faith before making formative life decisions.
to being with the Whidbey Institute for Earth, Spirit and Human Future,
Parks held faculty and senior research positions at Harvard Divinity School,
Harvard Business School, the Kennedy School of Government and the Weston
School of Theology. She is co-author of „Common Fire: Leading Lives
of Commitment in a Complex World, "Can Ethics Be Taught?: To Act
Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk
Humbly," and author of "Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose and Faith."
Parks was on campus as part of the 2003-2004 Augsburg Convocation Series, "Making the Most of Your Gifts." Her visit was funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.