May 2008

Question:

Dear Abbot Pennings,

I’m graduating this May and I’m sad that I won’t be on campus to see the building of the new Mulva Library. Are there plans to keep alumni informed of the progress?

Sarah Kaminski ’08

Answer:

Congratulations on your graduation from St. Norbert College! It is at this time every year when I experience immense joy as we send forth the senior class into the next phase of their life journey.

The construction of the Miriam B. and James J. Mulva Library is certainly progressing – what an exciting time for us all! Although you are not able to be physically on campus to see the project unfold, you still have an opportunity to witness the progress by virtual means. I am pleased that a webcam has been placed overlooking the construction site, so that you and all alumni are able to witness developments firsthand. Even the most forward-thinking of our little group gathered on campus more than a century ago would not have been able to envision such a marvel.

How technology moves apace, to be sure! It is possible for anyone in our community, be they near or far, to follow what is happening day by day. All those interested have to do is to visit the Mulva Library website.

Sarah, this month, your class will become St. Norbert College alumni, joining a group of thousands making their mark on the world. I wish you well in your next endeavor. You will always be a part of the St. Norbert College community – and please do come back and visit. Remember – it is always a good time to come home!

Responses to “Ask the Abbot” questions are penned by St. Norbert College staff in the name of Abbot Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., who founded St. Norbert College in 1898.