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Spring 2011 | Together on the Journey

Spring 2011 magazine
Research partnerships open up new fields of possibility

It can start with a conversation in a hallway and lead to the furthest limits of the earth. Work undertaken jointly invites new perspectives, wider exploration and deeper understanding. In this issue, we explore scholarly partnerships that are based on mutual respect, enthusiasm and appreciation for learning. 

On the cover: This January saw Tim Flood (Geology), Nicole Bader ’11 and Kathy Licht ’92 undergo rigorous survival training on the way to their five-person research campsite in the heart of Antarctica. Flood took our cover photo while the group was learning how to safely locate and traverse the crevasses that dissect the desolate, wind-swept continent.
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In this issue:

Ground to be broken for re-imagined Union, Welcome Center this spring
A $7 million gift is funding a transformation of the Union building that begins this spring. Work starts, too, on an expansion and makeover of the current Admissions building that will enhance the initial impression for campus visitors when it opens later this year. >>MORE

College hosts first digital humanities conference for liberal arts schools
This June, St. Norbert will host THATCamp LAC, the first digital humanities “unconference” geared specifically to connecting liberal arts colleges with larger DH centers. >>MORE

Investigation through collaboration
Partnerships between faculty and students in numerous disciplines bring innovative research projects and the enthusiastic spirit of collaborative learning to the campus, and to their fields as a whole. >>MORE

Mining the field
Collaborative scholarship enriches the career of paleontologist Deborah Anderson (Biology), whose research depends on links forged with peers across the country. Her students now have the opportunity to contribute to her work in naming previously unknown species. >>MORE

Ice cubed
Three generations of St. Norbert geology – Tim Flood (Geology), Kathy Licht ’92 and Nicole Bader ’11 – spent the month of January working together in Antarctica, where samples of ancient ice will help modern understanding of climate change. >>MORE

What happens when research gets real
Marriage and higher education intersect in multiple ways for Carol (Sessler) Bruess ’90 and Brian Bruess ’90. >>MORE

Multiple opportunities
Eight sets of twins and three-quarters of a set of quadruplets: It’s a new experience in partnership for the record-breaking Class of 2014. >>MORE

Anthropological studies earn national recognition for Fulbright fellow
The HIV pandemic is affecting both traditional death rituals and the emerging life insurance and funeral industries in Swaziland, where research by Brandeis doctoral candidate Casey Golomski ’06 is fostering new understandings. >>MORE

Sisters in learning
Last semester’s ESL program hosted three Norbertine sisters from Trnava, Slovakia, who came to the United States to help establish a new community. >>MORE

Levels of attainment
For basketball player Paul Mallers ’11, tragedy led to a new perspective and a renewed commitment to his sport and his teammates. >>MORE

In each issue:

President Tom KunkelPresident’s Message
Super Bowl XLV had new Green Bay Packers trustee President Tom Kunkel thinking about what makes an organization great. Mission, talent, and support are critical, he says. >>MORE

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

VideoMaterials from Minahan Stadium find new expression
Bill Bohné (Art) transforms reclaimed materials into pieces that speak to many storied decades.

VideoIt’s a question of football, and a question of history
Kevin Quinn (Economics) interviews the Green Bay Packers’ former general manager Ron Wolf.

VideoA Day to Celebrate
Each spring research partners on campus share their work at an event that is abuzz with scholarly achievement.

Text ExtraPaired offerings
The college’s partnerships with other institutions expand options and academic opportunity.

Text ExtraIce cubed
Blogging about their research in Antarctica gives St. Norbert geologists a way to share their findings – and their experiences.

Text ExtraRitual in relationships
University of St. Thomas professor Carol Bruess ’90 makes the study of interpersonal communication her scholarly business.

GalleryFarm work, personified
A photography project by Elizabeth Groshek ’11 stands as testimony to the work of her family’s farming community.

VideoSisters in learning
Norbertine sisters from Slovakia join student singers to enrich worship at St. Norbert Abbey.

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