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Lee Hardy to speak at Convocation

Nov. 2, 2003

November 12, 2003
"The Myth of Vocational Choice"
10 a.m.— Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Lee Hardy, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College and author of works including "The Fabric of This World: Inquiries into Calling, Career Choice," and "The Design of Human Work," will speak to the Augsburg community on Nov. 12, 10 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel, about the power of being chosen rather than choosing. He will unfold the concept of vocation and show that it is both much broader and much "higher" than we typically think it is. Hardy will also advise the community on how to discern the shape of one's own vocation.

The 2003-2004 Convocation Series is titled "Making the Most of Your Gifts." This series of six will challenge us to consider all work as vocation. Seeing what we can do as vocation emphasizes the importance of identifying our gifts and abilities, and of bringing them to bear on problems and situations that benefit the community while providing opportunity to live out our passions and dreams.