Greetings to the faculty and incoming students at the new Master of Liberal Studies program at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. In their press release inviting people in the region to an open house for prospective students, we find these notes about their plans:
The primary audience is young professionals who are established in their careers but interested in pursing a graduate degree that develops both their analytical and communications skills, broadening their knowledge of the world and of themselves.
“We believe this new graduate program will expand and enhance people’s lives. It will likely also enhance their professional lives,” said Michael Marsden, dean of the college and academic vice president. He added that, in the ever-changing global economic scene, there is a greater emphasis on skills and knowledge that can be transferred from one job to another, a trait Marsden believes employers are seeking more and more.
Associate dean Howard Ebert directs the new program.