The Paideia Endowment Governing Board invites members of the Luther College community to propose presentations on the 2020-2021 theme "Building Community in a Changing Society."
As a liberal arts college, Luther is committed to a way of learning that moves us beyond immediate interests and present knowledge into a larger world—an education that disciplines minds and develops whole persons equipped to understand and confront a changing society. (Luther College Mission Statement)
As we navigate education during a pandemic, the Luther College Mission Statement’s call to be prepared to “understand and confront a changing society” carries a new urgency. The Paideia Endowment Governing Board invites members of the Luther College community to propose presentations on the theme “Building Community in a Changing Society.” What can we learn from the past and the present about different ways that communities survive, adapt, and flourish in periods of drastic change?
This theme could be developed in many directions. As always, we hope participants will address the theme from the perspective of a wide variety of texts drawn from the arts, sciences, and humanities.. As always, we hope participants will address the theme from the perspective of a wide variety of texts drawn from the arts, sciences, and humanities.
Proposals for lectures, debates, artistic performances, panel discussions, faculty/student collaboration and other presentation formats are welcomed. Participants will typically offer a 40-45 minute presentation followed by questions and responses from the audience. A small honorarium will be awarded to participants who submit a manuscript of their presentation for possible publication in Agora: The Liberal Arts at Luther College.Everyone is encouraged to submit a tentative presentation title and a brief proposal (250-500 words) by Monday, June 1.
For further information, contact members of the Paideia Governing Board: Kathy Reed, Storm Bailey, Mike Johnson, Mike Garcia, and Kevin Kraus.