Twin Cities Area Luncheon and Speaker Series

Friday, April 27, 2018
Roseville Lutheran Church

11:00 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. Buffet luncheon begins
12:00 p.m. Presentation
  1:00 p.m. Event ends

The Twin Cities Area Luncheon and Speaker Series is open to all alumni, parents and friends of the college. The Lunch Connection is a monthly luncheon and speaker event hosted by the college. It is a great chance to network and socialize with others in the Twin Cities area and learn from interesting and dynamic speakers.

Speaker: Jon Jensen '89, Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies and Center for Sustainable Communities Director

"Striving for Sustainability: Looking Ahead in Education and Operations"

In 2013 Jon Jensen was named Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities at Luther College. He is also a faculty member in Environmental Studies and Philosophy, beginning his tenure at the college in 2002. He provides oversight to all areas of sustainability at Luther as well as working to expand the Center's outreach to the community and region. Jensen is a member of the board of directors for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and on the steering committee for the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability. He works to promote sustainability in the curriculum at Luther, in the Midwest, and throughout the country and teaches courses on Environmental Philosophy, Food and the Environment, Environmental Leadership, and Sustainable Communities. Dr. Jensen graduated from Luther College in 1989 and holds a master's degree and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Colorado. 

The Center for Sustainable Communities coordinates all of Luther's sustainability efforts and promotes sustainability throughout the region. Dr. Jensen is responsible for guiding the center's work in the areas of food and wellness, energy, education and outreach, and land stewardship. In addition to the college's energy-generating projects, including the construction of a wind turbine and several solar photovoltaic arrays, the college continues to move forward with numerous recycling and energy-reduction initiatives. Luther has been recognized as a leader in collegiate sustainability efforts. The Center also provides students with opportunities to learn about sustainability as well as hands-on experience with sustainability initiatives. 

Cost: $15.00 per person. Please register online by noon on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

New location this year:
Roseville Lutheran Church

Social Hall
1215 Roselawn Avenue West
Roseville, Minnesota
651-487-7752

The dates for the academic year 2017 - 2018 are:
Friday, October 13, 2017 - Victoria Christman, Associate Professor of History, Luther College
Friday, November 3, 2017 - Lisa Scott, Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion, and Wintlett Taylor-Browne, Director of Diversity Center, Luther College
Friday, February 23, 2018 - Andrew Last '97, Associate Professor of Music and Conductor of Nordic Choir, Luther College
Friday, March 23, 2018 - Kai Ashland '14 and Ben Harney '15
Friday, April 27, 2018 - Jon Jensen '89, Director, Center for Sustainable Communities, Luther College

Planning Committee:
Serina (Norvold) Bentley '94, Kari Berg '73, Jim Boyce '64, Marcia Metzger, Joel Sommers '03, Carol Tomer '79, Dan Waarvik '68

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Jon Jensen