Each fall semester, Augustana devotes a day to an alternative, multidisciplinary approach to learning. These Symposium Days include invited speakers, faculty, students and alumni.
This year's fall Symposium Day is Wednesday, Oct. 6, and the theme is Environments.
The campus community is invited to submit proposals for sessions that relate to this year's theme by 5 p.m. Sept. 20.
About the theme
Everyone inhabits many environments simultaneously: natural, social, linguistic, cultural, political and economic. Each environment contains its own set of difficulties. What challenges do we face in our various environments, and what is the best approach for meeting these challenges? How do we act to change our environments? How might we experience the purportedly same environment differently? How does our environment shape who we are, who we want to be, and who we will become? What does resilience look like for each context? How can we best ensure justice and equity as we pursue solutions to persistent problems that arise in our environments?
The Symposium Committee will select proposal to curate an exciting and engaging program. Those who have submitted proposals will be notified of the committee’s decision by Sept. 27.
For more information about Symposium Day submissions, contact Mike Egan, 309-794-8965.
Those new to Symposium Day may wish to look at programs from previous years.
Mike Egan, 309-794-8965