St. Norbert College celebrates ninth annual Student & Faculty/Staff Collaborations

From St. Norbert College, March 19, 2012
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, April 3, 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, Michael Foley, a 1984 graduate of St. Norbert, will share how collaborative partnerships have inspired his career. Foley is director of the chemical biology platform, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. For more information on Foley, go to http://bit.ly/ygdu9v.

"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 46 projects with 72 students and 47 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.

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 and the office of college advancement. It is free and open to the public.

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