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Kevin Quinn (Economics), a leading sports economist is among those driving planning for the national conference.

June 2009

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Packers and St. Norbert College join forces for national sport conference

A national conference on sport and society next spring is the result of a first-of-its-kind partnership between an NFL team and an institution of higher education.

The academic conference, titled “A Mirror of our Culture: Sport and Society in Early 21st Century America,” will be co-hosted by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers.

The event is the brainchild of Michael Marsden (Academic Affairs). Marsden says, “St. Norbert College, with one of the best Division III athletics programs in the country, is partnering with the Green Bay Packers, one of the most storied National Football League franchises in the country, to co-host a national conference on sport and society.

“It will bring together academics who study sports from many different disciplinary perspectives, with sports professionals.”

Experts from around the world will converge on northeast Wisconsin to present their papers. Sessions will be offered both on the St. Norbert campus and at Lambeau Field.

As well as academic presentations, the May 26-28, 2010, conference will feature an exhibit area for publishers, a gallery exhibition and a film festival.

For more information on the “Sport and Society” conference, contact Kevin Quinn (Economics) at or (920) 403-3447.

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