Stanley L. Olsen
Stanley L. Olsen

Augustana College
Sioux Falls, SD

Stanley L. Olsen
Chair of Moral Values

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2003-2004 activities


The Rev. Dr. Michelle Bartel

Michelle Bartel

Campus Pastor and Professor of Theological Studies
Hanover College, Hanover Indiana

March 1-4, 2004

Co-sponsored with the Staley Foundation

March 1 (Mon): Chapel, 10:00 a.m.
Passive Imperatives, Romans 12:1-12

March 2 (Tues): Public Evening Lecture, 3-1 Room, 7:30 p.m.
Title: Discernment in the Midst of Real Life

March 4 (Thur): Convocation, Chapel, 10:00 a.m.
Title: Your Conscience, Your Vocation, Your Self

Dr. Bartel is a former Augustana Professor (Ethics/Theology) and we are excited to welcome her back.

Michelle Bartel, The Provident Priesthood: The Ethical and Communal Imperatives for Teaching and Preaching the Doctrine of Providence

Rev. Dr. Arthur and Dr. Rosemary Peacocke

Arthur and Rosemary Peacocke will visit Augustana College during the second half of April 2004.

Their visit is sponsored by the Faculty Development grant, the Stanley L. Olsen Chair of Moral Values, Sioux Valley Hospital, and Academic Dean Richard Hanson.

Arthur Peacocke won the 2001 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, which is a major award in science and religion. Rosemary Peacocke has served as Her Majesty's Inspector of the British schools. Other links.

During April 2004 their activities will include

1. A public address.
2. Time in small group or classroom settings with Augustana students: Capstone in Religion/Science (Genl 492 F, The Inter'face' between Science and Religion: How Then Shall We Live) with Ann Pederson and Arlen Viste, education classes with John Clementson
3. Time with the respective departents sponsoring the visits: religion/philosophy/classics, education, and chemistry
4. Possible time with students/faculty on a one-on-one basis about student learning goals for internationalizing their current outlooks, projects, etc.

We believe that while giving public addresses are important, one of the best ways that students could benefit from the Peacockes visit would be to schedule as many classroom and other informal meetings as possible. In these exchanges, ideas can be shared without the formal strictures of a public lecture setting.


In early January, 2004, Arthur and Rosemary Peacocke decided that they are not able to travel to Sioux Falls and Augustana in Spring 2004. Thus regrettably this visit will not take place. However since they have visited here previously and we have great respect for them and their work, we leave this announcement here, with considerable nostalgia.

Kirk Kolbo, attorney

Kirk Kolbo

May 13, 2004

On Thursday, May 13, 10:00 AM in Augustana College's Chapel, Kirk Kolbo will speak on

"The Road Not Taken: Affirmative Action and American Higher Education."

Kolbo argued both 2003 landmark University of Michigan affirmative action cases (Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger) before the United States Supreme Court. Kolbo practices law in Minneapolis, where he is a partner with Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand. In 2003, he was named one of Minnesota's "Attorneys of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer. He is a 1979 graduate of Augustana College.

His visit is co-sponsored by Prof. Peter Schotten of the Government Department, the Stanley L. Olsen Chair of Moral Values, and Academic Dean Richard Hanson.

A follow-up opportunity for further discussion will be scheduled.

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