News and Announcements
September 14, 2012--The Institute announces its next conference for faculty members and students to be held February 28-March 1, 2013, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in conjunction with the UW-Milwaukee Program on Sustainability and Peacebuilding. See the Call for Proposals under our Conference link at www.wisconsin-institute.org.
March 30, 2012--Over one hundred and fifty college and university students participated in the 26th Annual Student Conference hosted by Marquette University Center for Peacemaking. The theme was "Negotiating in a Polarized Society."
April 6, 2011--Over eighty college and university students will be gathering at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee for the 25th Annual Student Conference sponsored by the Institute. The theme is "Can the Globe Go Green?: Environmental Sustainability, Peace, and the Threats of War."
October 13, 2010--Sister Sally Ann Brickner was awarded the Wisconsin Institute's 2010 Dick Ringler Distinguished Peace Educator Award at a reception at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin. The awards honors the recipient for their notable contribution to the teaching and study of peace and conflict issues. Sr. Sally Brickner was on the faculty at St. Norbert College for forty years. She contributed to the formation of the peace and justice minor and was director of the Peace and Justice Center for the last eight years of her tenure. She was honored for her personal commitment to peace and justice through her own work in her community and for her mentorship of students. She helped form the social conscience of St. Norbert students and her impact will endure through students who continue to serve the common good in communities around the world. Sr. Sally Ann Brickner was also honored by St. Norbert College with the presentation of the St. Norbert Ambassador of Peace Award. This award honors an individual who has been an influential advocate for sustainable peace in our world. The Ambassador of Peace demonstrates the qualities of a peacemaker in a consistent and outstanding manner: respect for persons, promotion of dialogue, nonviolent conflict resolution, reconciliation, and forgiveness. The Wisconsin Institute and St. Norbert College are truly pleased to honor Sr. Sally Ann Brickner for her commitment to peace and justice and her leadership through activism and teaching.