Stanley L. Olsen
Stanley L. Olsen

Augustana College
Sioux Falls, SD

Stanley L. Olsen
Chair of Moral Values

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2011-2012 activities

CMV Book Group

Gather to read and discuss this book, provided to participants by the Chair of Moral Values.

The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal, Jossey-Bass, 2010.
Parker J. Palmer and Arthur Zajonc, with appendices compiled by Megan Scribner, foreword by Mark Nepo.

Schedule of discussion meetings, Tuesdays at 10:00-10:50 in Humanities 103.

Sept 27, 2011

Nov 8, 2011

Nov 22, 2011

Dec 13, 2011

From: Janet Blank-Libra <>
Subject: CMV Lecture on Thursday, March 8
Date: 6 March 2012

Dear Community,

I am hoping you will join me on Thursday 8 March 2012 at 10 a.m. in the chapel for a lecture I will give as Chair of Moral Values.

I plan to address the following:

1) My belief that all disciplines are ethically obligated to guide students deliberately toward the kind of purpose and meaning that comes with deep knowing. The interior life of an individual cannot be left to chance. I will share with you the thoughts and visions of those who met to discuss The Heart of Higher Education by Parker Palmer and Arthur Zajonc this past fall.

2) My fear that our approach to inquiry is too often incomplete in nature. Those human capacities that we have tended to consider peripheral to the process of inquiry -- imagination, empathy, compassion, instinct, and more -- must be respected and given room to create and transform. Often, they are the bridge to meaning.

3) I will talk about my research into the relationship between journalism and compassion and the way in which it intersects with my desire to honor the full range of our human capacities.

Thank you,


CMV lecture Thurs 8 Mar 2012

Dear All,

I'm writing to invite you to attend the upcoming chair of moral values activities, and I'm hoping you'll be able to participate.

1. March 8, chapel, 10 a.m.: Public lecture (a) my vision of integrative education as an ethical issue, (b) my efforts in this area via my research into the relationship between journalism and compassion, and (c) my reflections on the work of the book group.

2. The following events involve people willing to expand the book group's conversation by demonstrating integrative education via lessons offered to the community. These individuals do not consider themselves to be exemplars; they are simply offering us the gift of their attention to the act and art of teaching at Augustana College.

    Lesson 1, March 29, 10 a.m.: Laurie Jungling, religion and ethics, and Jared Mays, chemistry. Location: Gilbert Science Center 100.

    Lesson 2, April 12, 10 a.m.: Sandra Looney, English, and Ryan Sougstad, business administration, will provide the community with a second demonstration of integrative education. Gilbert Science Center 100.

    Lesson 3, Fall 2012: Jennifer Arens Gubbels, biology, will offer an integrative lesson. Location TBA.

    Lessons 4: TBA



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