The Last Lecture Series asks a speaker to answer one question in the form of an engaging public lecture: “If this were your last time to address a group of students, what would you say to them?” This is an opportunity for a favourite Augustana faculty member to share his or her reflections beyond the bounds of syllabus in a fun, informal setting.
Last Lecture is a celebration of the incredible work done by U of A Augustana professors.
Drama instructor Kristine Nutting was nominated to give the 2015 Last Lecture. She talked about pain and fear as motivators to action, exulting in a life fully lived, and how hard it is to believe in something – anything – in the age of irony. Nearly 200 students heard her thoughts on how they can experience their education in a meaningful way.
Please cast your vote for the professor who should give the Last Lecture of 2016 by Friday, March 4 at aug.ualberta.ca/LastLecture
About the Last Lecture Series: Inspiring Education
The concept of a Last Lecture became internationally recognized in 2007 with Dr. Randy Pausch, who gave his “Last Lecture” speech on September 18, 2007 at Carnegie Mellon.
The Augustana Alumni Office, in partnership with the ASA, hosts our own Last Lecture to give students and former students an opportunity to celebrate the instructors who have made their UAlberta Augustana education unique and outstanding.
The U of A’s Alumni Impact Survey found that when asked which U of A experience had the greatest impact on them, the overwhelming response was experience with faculty. This is both a response to that finding, and an opportunity to connect students with alumni around a shared appreciation for educational quality.
Winner will be announced March 11!
Last Lecture: 7 pm Wednesday, March 30 in the Lougheed Centre’s Mayer Room