Kathleen Kennedy Townsend - March 23, 2010
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend gave a free public lecture, "Has the Protestant Church Lost its Bearings?" on March 23, 2010, in Centennial Hall.
Her visit at Augustana College was part of the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program and celebrated the college's new multi-media journalism and mass communication major.
Her lecture drew from her recent book, "Failing American's Faithful: How Today's Churches are Mixing God with Politics and Losing Their Way."
Kennedy Townsend, the eldest child of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, is a former lieutenant governor of Maryland and former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general.
Her residency at Augustana was funded by the Institute for Leadership and Service, which was established by Augustana alumnus Mr. Perry Waughtal '58. Both the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program and the Institute of Leadership and Service were created to allow for meaningful conversation between students, faculty and non-academic professionals.
This year's visits by both Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Eleanor Clift of Newsweek are in coordination with the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program to celebrate Augustana's new multi-media journalism and mass communication major. The major focuses on how new technologies are shaping modern journalism.