Capella University Sponsoring Lecture By Historian, Author Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Author to speak at online university’s residential colloquium July 16.

It’s exciting to be part of Capella University’s learning experience and to talk about history

Capella University, an accredited online university, will sponsor a presentation by Doris Kearns Goodwin, the acclaimed author, researcher and presidential scholar, entitled, “Leadership Lessons from Abraham Lincoln,” on Sunday, July 16, at 7:15 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center. Goodwin’s presentation is based on her best-selling book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. The cost of admission is $15 (payable at the door) and the public is invited to attend. The author will be available for book signing from 8:30 to 9 p.m.

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s lecture marks the first in the Scholarly Speaker Series, a new series of learning experiences that Capella University is hosting for the public. Doris Kearns Goodwin will also present a session for Capella PhD students participating in the online university’s July colloquium, or doctoral residency, in Phoenix.

“It’s exciting to be part of Capella University’s learning experience and to talk about history,” Goodwin said. “There is much to learn from Abe Lincoln about leadership. His political genius was rooted in his remarkable array of emotional strengths that enabled him to form friendships with rivals who had previously disdained him, to put past grudges aside, to assume responsibility for the failure of subordinates, to share credit with ease and to learn from mistakes.”

Each year, Capella hosts eight doctoral residencies (also called colloquia), which allow the online university’s PhD candidates to meet with their peers and faculty in a variety of workshops and presentations related to their degree specializations. The colloquium in Phoenix will be held at the newly renovated Phoenix Convention Center, where Capella will participate in an inaugural ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday July 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Every Capella PhD candidate is required to attend three colloquia, which are held at locations throughout the United States. Of the more than 15,700 students pursuing an online degree at Capella, nearly 45 percent are PhD candidates. Capella’s students are among the estimated 1.2 million Americans enrolled in online higher education.

About Capella University

Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor's degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 77 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate specializations. The online university currently serves more than 15,700 learners from all 50 states and 63 countries. It is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456,


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