MU professor advocates sustainability

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 | 1:41 p.m. CDT; updated 9:43 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

John Ikerd was dead for two minutes before the defibrillator paddles jump-started his heart. The last thing he remembered was watching his heart’s frantic pace in the jagged lines on his heart monitor. This could have been the end. But it wasn’t. Ikerd still had more to do, and he saw this as a warning to get on with doing it.