Decided by you! Your 2019 Last Lecturer is Professor Paul “Sparky” Johnson!
The Power of Play
“I dream of a world of accessible intuition.” (Viola Spolin, 1906-1994)
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities,
but in the expert’s there are few…” (Zen master Shunryu Suzuki, 1904-1971)
This “last lecture” will be delivered with a “beginner’s mind,” as together we explore how improvisation seeks to solve problems in theatre, in education, and in life.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Mayer Family Community Hall, Lougheed Performing Arts Centre
About the Last Lecture Series: Inspiring Education
The concept of a “Last Lecture” became nationally 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 Augustana Students’ Association (ASA), hosts Augustana’s 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.