Concordia Promises Symposium examines university’s distinction

Published by Logan Tuttle 1 month ago on Fri, Oct 22, 2021 8:41 AM
The Concordia Promises Symposium was held Oct. 19-20 as part of Dr. Bernard Bull’s presidential inauguration celebration. Panelists at the Oct. 19 event included, from left: Renata Peperkorn, junior K-12 music education and church work major; Dr. Gabriel Haley, assistant professor of English; Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo, professor of music; Dr. Kristen Nugent, associate professor of education; Dr. Charles Blanco, professor of theology and Dr. John Hink, associate professor of history.

The Concordia Promises Symposium, part of the presidential inauguration celebration of Dr. Bernard Bull, featured presentations by faculty and panel discussions that highlighted Concordia’s four Promises of a Lutheran Education.

Dr. Gabriel Haley, assistant professor of English, presented on Community; Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo, professor of music, presented on Purpose on Oct. 19, while Dr. John Hink, associate professor of history presented on Inquiry and Dr. Charles Blanco, professor of theology, presented on Wisdom on Oct. 20.

On Oct. 19, Dr. Kristen Nugent, associate professor of education and Renata Peperkorn, a junior K-12 music education and church music major joined the speakers in a panel discussion, while Dr. John Jurchen, associate professor of chemistry, and Jonathan Landrey, a junior history major, joined the Oct. 20 panel discussion.

Both events can be viewed below:

Oct. 19 – Dr. Gabriel Haley, Community and Dr. Elizabeth Grimpo, Purpose

Oct. 20 – Dr. John Hink, Inquiry and Dr. Charles Blanco, Wisdom