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Spring 2010 | Let Us Love One Another

Spring 2010
  Love, extended through community, makes us family

The words of love and family knit together in our cover illustration are never far from the surface in conversations about the St. Norbert experience, where current students and alumni alike frame their time on campus in terms of warm and sustained relationship. The enduring and sometimes complex affections that extend through many different kinds of family experience are our focus in this issue.

On the cover:
St. Norbert College was founded by the Rev. Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., who was to become abbot and whose motto, “Let us love one another” (1 John 4:7), is a call to the college community that rings down the ages.

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Also in this issue:

Love abounds
Sociology professor Tom Faase cherishes signs of the divine in this place of community. >>MORE

Soul mates
For 3,000-some St. Norbert alums, their student romances have never come to an end. Kim Sullivan ’95 here retells just a few love stories that have become lifelong partnerships. >>MORE

More than a photo
Child sponsorship connects those whose realities are, for the most part, worlds apart. Drew Van Fossen (Communications) and his family, though, have had the special privilege of getting to know a little better a child they sponsor in Kawangware, Kenya. >>MORE

Love is patient, love is kind
Integrating full-time parenting and full-time work means finding balance in the moment for one parent. Michelle Tichy (Education) writes about her experience of returning to work with her newborn daughter in tow. >>MORE

Words from life
Love, generations of family, forgiveness and the redemptive quality of time are themes to which Ken Zahorski (English, Emeritus) finds himself returning more and more in his poetry. >>MORE

Forever more
For those on both ends of an adoption, family meets them in the middle. The St. Norbert community includes many individuals whose families have grown through adoption. Here, from several perspectives, are the stories of family members who can speak to these abiding relationships that enrich their lives. >>MORE

Building on a mission for peace and justice
The new director of the Peace and Justice Center speaks to the collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches he hopes will build change that can endure. >>MORE

Running the pilgrim path
Melanie Radzicki McManus ’83 found adventures for body and soul on the holy route to Santiago de Compostela. >>MORE

Shooting for glory
A defensive mindset paired with solid team play has elevated the Green Knight basketball program to elite status within the Midwest Conference and the larger world of NCAA Division III. Since this piece went to press, both men’s and women’s teams have advanced to the national tournament, winning their regular-season titles and with them the right to simultaneously host both championships – a first in conference history. >>MORE
 


In each issue:

Tom KunkelPresident's Message
In this issue, Tom Kunkel writes of love: his experience at St. Norbert College, where an abiding sense of love springs from our founder’s call out of scripture (“Let us love one another,” 1 John 4:7); and his experience in his own family, where he and his wife are preparing for a triple wedding. Three - yes, three - of their four daughters will be married this fall in a single service at Old St. Joe’s. >>MORE

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

Text Extra Too 'Old School’ for our own good?
President Tom Kunkel challenges colleges and universities to embrace new ways of delivering higher education.

Text Extra A new face in the cafe
Steve Pyne (Dining Services), who has Down syndrome, was profiled in this recent article in the student newspaper, the St. Norbert Times.

Audio La Perichole
St. Norbert College Magazine dropped in on a rehearsal for this three-act operetta production, to be staged on campus.

Video More than a photo
A gallery of images from a trip that connected a child in Kenya with his sponsors in the United States.

Text Extra A father’s love
Jeff Kratz ’92 offers a unique perspective on a father’s love.

Audio Words from life
The poetry of Ken Zahorski (English, Emeritus) deals with fathers and sons, phases of life and familiar figures remembered across the years.

Video World view
Gratzia Villarroel (Political Science) speaks with Dean Michael Marsden on international issues and educational opportunities.

Audio Man of property
Joe Jones ’12 sits down with Mike Dauplaise ’84 to discuss an education in entrepreneurism and the launch of Jones’ third business. He is 21 years old.

Text Extra Dick Bennett on Gary Grzesk
The basketball legend remembers his years presiding over the storied defensive career of Grzesk, current coach to the Green Knight men.



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