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    Connections Newsletter
    Issue 3                                                                                                                                         Spring Semester 2012


    A Note from the Collaborative Director

    Undergraduate Research: Adjusting to Life at a Liberal Arts College

    2012-2013 McNair Scholars

    Fall-Summer Collaborative Grants

    Convention Spotlight



    • Kaela Gedda
    • Jens Paasen
    • Gretchen Panzer
    • Hannah Schmitt
    • Luanne Spence
    • Sarah Titus

    Collaborative Research Stories




    Important Dates

    May 4, 2012 Student Academic Travel Grant and Attendee Grant applications due

    McNair Scholars 2012-2013

    Rachel Gintner

    English Major, Religious Studies Minor

    I am involved in the wonderful Zambia Project at St. Norbert.  For the past two years I have coordinated a talent show called “Knight in Shining Armor” to help raise money for schools in Zambia, Africa. I am a quintessential nerd—I love to read and write and hope to break into the editing and publishing industry someday. I particularly love creative writing and poetry and some of my work has been published in Graphos. I also work at the Writing Center as a tutor where I look over so many papers I go crazy sometimes! But, I love it. In the fall I will be studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic where I hope to reconnect with my bohemian roots and explore the world!

    mcnairRGpicMy McNair research project is still developing, but because I absolutely love all of the religious studies courses I have taken at St. Norbert, I know I want to do something centered on Christian Ethics. I might look into the death penalty from a Christian perspective, or perhaps do something on the Saints! I will be working with Professor Burke Ravizza.

    I know that in Graduate School I will be pursuing English; however, I have yet to determine a main emphasis: perhaps an emphasis in modern literature. I am considering making my religious studies minor a major if I have the room and the energy, so I shall see. Either way, I know McNair will help prepare me for graduate school by this incredible opportunity for faculty collaborative research and the preparation the McNair program provides with the GRE course preparation and the graduate school visits.




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