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Dr. David Poister to speak at St. Norbert College as part of the Great Decisions lecture series

From St. Norbert College, March 14, 2012
by Chris Swietlik,, (920) 403-3089

David Poister, professor of chemistry and environmental science, St. Norbert College, will
lecture on, "The State of World's Oceans," as a part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series
on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Howard Theater at the F. K. Bemis
International Center on the St. Norbert College campus.

Poister studies the oceans of the world as our most precious resources. He has a facility
for explaining the complexities of the threats to the world's water resources in terms
that everyone can understand.

Great Decisions is a nationwide program meant to bring together local, regional and
national experts in an eight-week lecture series discussing international issues of
interest to the community. St. Norbert College is hosting the public event for its 30th
year in northeastern Wisconsin.

Topics for the series are selected by the Foreign Policy Association of America and are
intended to provide a local forum for discussion on current political and economic issues
of the day. The speakers are selected by participating colleges and universities. St.
Norbert College is one of only two schools in Wisconsin that present the entire series.
(UW-Milwaukee is the other.)

Admission to individual sessions is $5 at the door, and briefing books are available for
$15.The briefing book includes background information on the lecture topics and access
to the association's website,, for resources, guides to topics and online
discussion forums.

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College Center for International Education
at 920-403-4075, or go to

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