Posted on March 2, 2015 by Christopher Thrall

Have your say in which professor will deliver the 2015 Last Lecture.

2015 Last Lecture Poster - Palo Nutting v2LAST LECTURE

They’re ready to toss the syllabus aside and speak from the heart…

“If this were your last time to address students, what would you say?”

The Last Lecture Series asks a speaker to answer this question in an engaging public lecture. It 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.

Please note this is not their last lecture – simply the last time they will address students this semester and the graduating Class of 2015.

Last Lecture is a celebration of the incredible work done by U of A Augustana professors. Vote for history professor Rani Villem-Palo or drama professor Kristine Nutting to hear their 2015 Last Lecture.

Vote at aug.ualberta.ca/LastLecture/ by March 13.

Rani Palo, History

DSCN6467Professor Rani Palo has been teaching American, European and World History at Augustana since 1982 and has led students on study tours through England, Ireland, Scotland and France. His research focuses on the American Old South and Civil War Era.

For his Last Lecture, Rani would weave his passion for history into a discussion of the kindness, thoughtfulness, conversational ability and construction of a civilized human being for the modern age.

Kristine Nutting, Drama

Kristine Nutting - headshot print resolutionAward-winning Drama teacher Kristine Nutting holds Master’s degrees in Fine Arts and Performance Art/Social Deviance. She researches new methodologies for Western Canadian Performance Creation.

For her Last Lecture, Kristine would address “belief in the age of irony.” How does the once idealistic young mind cope with the endless inertia of an “already posted that” culture? How can a student experience their education in a meaningful way?

Vote at aug.ualberta.ca/LastLecture/ by March 13.


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