New course examines life and impact of St. Norbert

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(WCWF) -- This week on CW 14 Focus host Robert Hornacek will be joined by two guests who are teaching a new course on the life and impact of St. Norbert.

Tom Kunkel, president of St. Norbert College, and Rev. Andrew Ciferni, O.Praem., director of the Center for Norbertine Studies, will appear on the show.

Kunkel and Ciferni will be leading a new online course called, "St. Norbert: The Man, the Movement and the MOOC." MOOC stands for massive, open, online course. The course is being offered free of charge and is open to anyone.

Click here for more information on the course

On the show, the guests will talk about who St. Norbert was and how he is still relevant nearly 900 years after his death.

"I just feel that he is a really interesting person in terms of his own motivation," Kunkel said. "The more I learn about him the more interesting he becomes to me personally."

"Perhaps the strongest focus of his preaching was reconciliation and peace," Ciferni added. "Imagine that in the world today."

CW 14 Focus is a weekly, half-hour interview program that focuses on the issues important to people in northeast Wisconsin. Each week, Robert Hornacek will sit down with a different guest and go beyond the sound bites. The program will highlight the people making a difference in the community and give viewers an opportunity to get in depth perspective. CW 14 Focus airs Sundays at 10 a.m.