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Summer 2010 | Life’s a Journey

Summer 2010 Magazine
The transformative nature of travel

Antisthenes said it: “To the wise man, nothing is foreign.” The Greek philosopher’s aphorism is the lived reality in academe, where scholarly and educational connections of all kinds build bridges across continents.

On the cover:
Signposts on the De Pere campus align the St. Norbert College experience in its global context. A place of scholarship and growth like this liberal arts environment inevitably draws from, and contributes to, a world of discovery. It’s a place we call home, yes. But we are both grounded and inspired by a sense of where we have come from, and where we yet might go.

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In this issue:

A change of heart
A professor’s own study-abroad experiences now inspire her students. >>MORE

To the wise man, nothing is foreign
The bonds forged in academe with scholars near and far enrich us intellectually and remind us of our common humanity. >>MORE

A broad experience
Students who opt for international study find unique ways to take the journey a step further. >>MORE

On the road
A strong interest in photography starts a professor on a sabbatical journey. >>MORE

Making travel work
No need to wait a lifetime for the journey of a lifetime, say those who’ve made it happen. >>MORE

Castles in Spain
Research uncovers 16th-century intrigue and Norbertine adventure. >>MORE

Rankin Lodge
Lakeside retreat extends possibilities for study and recreation at the college’s northwoods sanctuary >>MORE

My major, my way
Kellie Herson ’11 describes her experience in designing her individualized major in women’s and gender studies. >>MORE

They shaped the things to come
Three of St. Norbert’s first female students recall their college experience. >>MORE

The heart of a runner
What drives our champions – and what are the secrets of a track program that has produced four national short-distance titles in the past six years? >>MORE

In each issue:

Tom KunkelPresidents Message
In this issue, Tom Kunkel writes of the crucial experience of travel. His own travels have taken him to places as diverse as Mao’s tomb, the Von Trapp family mansion and Taipei’s Snake Alley. But the point of the journey, he says, is not just to see how many customs stamps you can accumulate. It is to experience what even the best textbooks cannot translate – what other cultures look, sound and feel like. >>MORE

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

Text ExtraThe education of a freshman president
Reflections by President Tom Kunkel in Trusteeship magazine.

VideoJohn M. Perkins speaks
The civil rights statesman interviewed on campus.

VideoPaul Tagliabue opens Sport and Society conference
The former NFL commissioner delivers his keynote address.

GalleryCommencement 2010
A gallery of images from “a ridiculously fine day” in May.

GalleryGwen Ifill’s Commencement address
The journalist and newscaster spoke to the Class of 2010.

VideoOn the road
Images and reflections from a sabbatical journey undertaken
by Brian Pirman (Art).

Text ExtraThe Yogurt Man Cometh
A chapter to enjoy from this travelogue in Turkey, recounted by author Kevin Revolinski ’90.

GalleryThe faculty in action
Professors as educators: teaching, advising, demonstrating, mentoring and working with students.

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