The eighth annual Kenneth H. Sauer Luther Symposium is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in Bayley Auditorium, Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center, on the Wittenberg University campus. The symposium will include an address, “Gift and Calling: A Lutheran Perspective on Higher Education,” by the Rev. Dr. Darrell Jodock.
Jodock is the Bernhardson Distinguished Professor of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., where he teaches in the area of Lutheran studies. The author and editor of several books and many articles, he has made significant contributions to the work of understanding the nature of Lutheran higher education and promoting its special calling in the academic world.
A panel discussion will follow the address featuring William Dollhopf, associate professor of physics, and Tammy Proctor, associate professor of history.
The Kenneth H. Sauer Symposium was endowed in his honor when he retired in 1996 as bishop of the Southern Ohio Synod, ELCA. A 1952 graduate of Wittenberg and a graduate of the Hamma School of Theology, Sauer has served as director of the Institute for Mission in the United States at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus since 1996.
The annual Festival Choral Eucharist for Reformation will take place at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in Weaver Chapel. Special music by the Wittenberg Choir and other university music ensembles will begin at 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. James Stuck, bishop of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Wittenberg University sponsors the Wittenberg Series, which is made possible by contributions to the college’s general fund, income from endowed lecture funds, student fees, co-sponsors and foundations. For more information about the Series, visit www.wittenberg.edu or call Gwendolyn Scheffel, coordinator, (937) 327-7918.
- Marj Newman
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