Author: Larrie Wanberg

Larrie Wanberg
Larrie Wanberg writes features that draw on eight decades of life experience highlighted by three career recognitions: as a researcher through a Fulbright Scholarship to Norway in 1957; as a health care provider in behavioral science through a 27-year military career and awarded upon retirement in 1981 the highest non-combat medal, the Legion of Merit medal; as an educator, through a 50-year career in college education, culminating in the 2010 Public Scholar award at the UND Center for Community Engagement.

The Ghost Shirt & the Gold Medallion

a fictionalized historical story by Larrie Wanberg It happened some time ago on the day before Christmas. The days were short in that season and mornings came late. But on this evening in history,...

Family, a centennial, and bygdebøker

Reflections on genealogy sparked by the Bygdelagenes Fellesraad’s anniversary Larrie Wanberg Features Editor During the Fellesraad Centennial event in Minneapolis/St. Paul from May 5-8, 25 speakers presented workshops to an in-gathering of an estimated...

Easter across the Atlantic Ocean

Reflections on meaningful celebrations both in Norway and in the United States Larrie Wanberg Features Editor Easter in Norway, for me, was a milestone experience in life—one that I long to repeat, even if...

The birthday tree—a Valentine with a cause

Young cancer survivor is working hard to help others make it through the disease Larrie Wanberg Features Editor Never in my lifetime have I received a handwritten birthday card from someone that I have...

Four paths to learning

From a one-room schoolhouse to today’s charter schools, all paths lead to education Larrie Wanberg Features Editor Education in America developed historically along four pathways for choice in settings and concept—two along the lanes...

Plug in to travel without leaving home

Virtual reality is changing the travel industry Larrie Wanberg Features Editor A revolution is happening in the travel industry. Predictions are that in 2016, an emerging technology will spin off new applications in commerce,...

A rose-painted Christmas story

Larrie Wanberg Features Editor It’s magical to see the sparkle and wonderment in the eyes of my children of preschool age when I view a home movie taken 52 years ago, now digitized, of...