President Olson

A presentation by Winona State University President Scott R. Olson will kick off the 2012-13 Athenaeum Series at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, on the second floor of the Darrell W. Krueger Library.

Olson will present “What Digital Technology Means (And Doesn’t Mean) for Learning,” examining the effects of technology and the implications for the learning environment. The presentation will address the democratization of content creation, new concepts of ownership and privacy, problems of authenticity through verisimilitude, and different ethical assumptions.

All WSU Athenaeum Series events are free and open to the public.

The Athenaeum hosts events that explore and enhance the intellectual life of the University and the region through lectures, readings, performances, discussions and other events. By bringing together scholars, performers, students and community members for intellectual discussion and the sharing of cultural experiences, the Athenaeum reflects the importance the University places on the humanities, the arts and the sciences.

For more information about the Athenaeum Series or event descriptions, call Allison Quam at 507-457-2644, email or visit