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Summer 2009 | Caring for creation

Summer 2009
  A sustainable future rests in our hands

Institutions like St. Norbert College, dedicated to the furthering of research and the education of future generations, take seriously their responsibility to teach by word and example how we might meet the Earth’s need for gentler living.

On the cover:
Wherever the Norbertine order has sent them, its members have looked for ways to meet the needs of the community around them. The charism of the order itself, consistent with Catholic social teaching, calls for a careful stewardship of the earth. No surprise, then, that environmental education and sustainability is such a natural concern for a college like St. Norbert. >>MORE

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Also in this issue:

The gospel of green
Imagine an approach to a sustainable environment that starts where Christ started, where Norbert of Xanten started – not with politics, but with the environment of our own hearts. >>MORE

A place in creation
As its Catholic, Norbertine heritage implores, St. Norbert College, a charter signatory to the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment, has begun to color itself a deeper shade of green. >>MORE

Earth watch
Heather Bleick ’03 keeps a careful eye on the volcano of the moment, Alaska’s Mount Redoubt; Tim Boyer ’89 measures heat changes in the world’s oceans as part of an initiative behind the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Al Gore’s team in 2007. These two alums go to work every day at the front line of scientific endeavor. >>MORE

A green collaboration
Student researchers talk about their plans for an environmentally responsible science facility. Their work will be reflected in designs for a renovated John Minahan Science Hall. >>MORE

Adventures in environmental science
The work of the four professors who teach in the environmental science major begins not in the clinical confines of the lab but out in the messy world, where they share space with grizzly bears, man-eating caimans and the forces of Nature. >>MORE

Shadowed ground, sacred place
The designation of sacred places in the memory of tragic and violent events, the shocking and uncommonly terrible moments of suffering and loss, is a universal drive, a quest to understand who we are and what we most value. >>MORE

A voice when they couldn’t speak
Three parents have developed unlooked-for advocacy skills out of a need to speak up on behalf of their own children and others facing similar medical or developmental challenges. >>MORE

Senior half-miler sweeps 2009 indoor and outdoor national championships
Ashley Graybill ’09 became the first St. Norbert athlete to win two national titles in a single year with her 2009 indoor and outdoor 800-meter championship wins. >>MORE



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Thomas Kunkel President’s message
In this issue, Tom Kunkel speaks to the comprehensive efforts the campus is making to be a responsible steward of the college’s energy and environmental resources – and to the people who are making it happen. >>MORE


  Web Extras Look here for web-only content that expands on topics presented in the current St. Norbert College Magazine (PDF).

Audio Fresh Ink
Original compositions by student musicians.

Photo Gallery Commencement 2009
A gallery of images from this major event in the academic calendar.

Text Extra Environmental ethics
Excerpts from a new work by Larry Waggle (Philosophy).

Text Extra An ocean of change
Tim Boyer ’89 on research honored with the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Video A green collaboration
Student researchers talk about their plans for an environmentally responsible science facility.

Photo Gallery Lines of connection
A vibrant multicultural community depicted in new artwork on campus.

Photo Gallery Faces of Japan
Examining traditional and contemporary ideals of beauty.

Photo Gallery Fifty years at St. Norbert Abbey
A half-century of history celebrated this summer.



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