St. Norbert College celebrates eigth annual student and faculty/staff collaborations

Tuesday, March 29, 1-4 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, March 10, 2011
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

An event celebrating student and faculty/staff collaborations at St. Norbert College will be held Tuesday, March 29, from 1 to 4 p.m., in the main level of Todd Wehr Hall. A reception and recognition ceremony for all participants and guests begins at 4 p.m. in the Hendrickson Dining Room of F.K. Bemis Center. During the reception, Dr. John A. Corbett, a 1985 graduate of St. Norbert, will share how collaborative partnerships have inspired his career.

In 1995, Corbett joined Saint Louis University as an assistant professor in biochemistry and rose to the rank of professor in 2005. In 2007, Dr. Corbett joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham as the Nancy R. and Eugene C. Gwaltney Family Endowed Chair in Juvenile Diabetes Research, Professor in Medicine, and Director of The Comprehensive Diabetes Center. He joined the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2010.

The event is hosted by the office of the dean of the college, the office of faculty development, and The St. Norbert Collaborative: The Center for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities. It is free and open to the public.

"This celebration puts a spotlight on the extraordinary work our faculty and staff do in working on research projects and creative works collaboratively with our students," said Jeffrey Frick, dean of the college and academic vice president. "These experiences are an important part of the transformative educational experience we offer at St. Norbert College."

John Pennington, professor of English and director of the St. Norbert Collaborative, adds: "Undergraduate research is a hallmark of the quality education at St. Norbert College. To celebrate undergraduate research is our public acknowledgment of this integral academic collaborative pursuit."

"Celebrating Student and Faculty/Staff Collaborations" will feature 39 projects with 61 students and 29 faculty/staff taking part. They span the humanities and fine arts, natural sciences, social sciences, interdisciplinary work, student affairs and more. The program, listing collaborator names, titles, project titles and abstract and presentation time(s), can be found at: http://www.snc.edu/facultydevelopment/programs/collaboration.html.

"We are celebrating the life of the mind at work across campus in labs, studios and other scholarly or creative settings," said Linda Beane-Katner, director of faculty development at St. Norbert College.

For more information, contact Niki Nelson at 920-403-3218 or niki.nelson@snc.edu.