Professor Emeritus Publishes Memoir

A memoir by Dr. Loren Schmidterger, professor emeritus of English, titled The Beginner’s Cow: Memories of a Volga German from Kansas is a collection of essays that recalls his early years on a Kansas farm during the Dust Bowl era. The reader follows Dr. Schmidtberger on his unlikely journey from a Midwestern farm to an urban university, Saint Peter’s, where he would teach for over 50 years. First- hand accounts of Depression era farm life are presented with the same clarity and humor as are reports of campus life 20 years later.