Message from the President: St. Norbert Times

Sept. 30, 2013

To our alumni friends and parents:

Last week was one of those weeks on campus that was so jam-packed that the place felt absolutely alive.

On Monday we had an open house to show off the new Mulva Studio in the basement of the library, an ingenious space that beckons students in to study, whether on their own, in pairs, in groups of four, or even more. Tuesday and Wednesday saw various events to dedicate – and then celebrate – the beautiful new Cassandra Voss Center, which honors the memory and values of a beloved former student who died far too young. On Thursday we gave our annual Ambassador of Peace Award to Peg and Chuck MacCarthy, and Chuck’s Norbertine brother, Fr. Jack MacCarthy, all three of whom have devoted their lives to helping the needy in places far and near. Friday we inducted the great Class of 1963 into the Golden Knight Society. And we capped it all on Saturday with another spectacularly successful SNC Day, which brought many thousands of people back to campus for fun, frolic and football.

I could go on and on about each one of the exciting events. Rather than do that, however, I use this note to tell you about an SNC institution that can keep you better informed than I can about this little home of ours on the banks of the Fox.

The St. Norbert Times is the college’s bi-weekly, student-run newspaper. As it has for decades, the Times works hard to create a dynamic news product, covering events on campus, in the De Pere community and beyond.

Whether it’s sports, the arts, politics or opinion, if you want to stay on top of everything happening around here – or if you just want to know what today’s young adults are thinking – there is no better way to do so than by subscribing to the St. Norbert Times.

Most of you know I spent years running a journalism school before I came to SNC, so I know first-hand what a wonderful developmental tool a school newspaper is for students. It teaches communication and writing skills, critical thinking, fairness and responsibility. And as an administrator, I value the feedback about what’s happening around campus – even if, on occasion, the Times politely suggests that the guy in charge might not have all his prongs plugged in!

Editor-in-chief Nicole Dunbar (’14) and her staff do a lot with a small budget, and I know they would appreciate your commitment.

You can get a one-semester subscription (seven issues) for $15, and a full academic year (14 issues) for $25.

If you are interested, you can print out and mail the subscription form at http://sntimes.wordpress.com/subscriptions/, along with a check made out to St. Norbert Times, to:

St. Norbert Times
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115

And if you would like more information, contact times@snc.edu. Nicole and her team would be happy to tell you more.

Meantime, thanks as always for everything you do to support St. Norbert College.

Tom