Date(s) - 11/10/2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jon Ostenson will give the College of Humanities Annual lecture on citizenship on Thursday, November 10 at 3 PM in JFSB 4010. Jon Ostenson teaches and publishes in the fields of writing pedagogy and young adult literature; for the past five years, he’s served as the coordinator of University Writing.
Title: Being a Citizen of the University and the Kingdom
The idea of citizenship has been part of academic life since the founding of the earliest Western universities. Citizenship in this sense has often involved service: service to the university community, to one’s academic peers, and even to the broader public. Over time, the nature of that service has evolved; today, it sits in dialogue with teaching and research as part of decisions about hiring and promotion. Join me as I review the history of citizenship in the academy and share personal reflections on our unique citizenship charge here at BYU and how our efforts in this service can enrich our work and our lives.