Buildings on Campus
Colleen Shore ’14 asks: “As a student, I have walked past the sculpture of St. Norbert many times between classes. How long has the sculpture been there? Is there particular meaning behind what he is holding?”
Jena Paul ’14 asks: “Was Van Dyke Gym the first gymnasium at St. Norbert College?”
Christine Linnehan Strigenz ’76 asks: “I lived in Mad/Lor Hall and am curious to know why it was given that name. What is the story behind it?”
Patti VandenBusch Albers ’76 asks: “I noticed that the Shakespeare Garden between JMS, Bemis, Cofrin, and Todd Wehr halls had pavers added to the walkway this spring. When was the garden created? And is it really named after William Shakespeare?"
Bridget Zach ’11 asks: “Who is Mel Nicks and why is St. Norbert’s sports complex named after him?”
Brian Kerhin ’92 asks: "As I was giving my five-year-old daughter a quick walking tour of campus this past weekend, we came upon a sculpture in front of JMS that I think it used to be in front of Main Hall. I am wondering what it’s called, when it was installed and how much it cost."
Kaylee Beck '13 asks: "I'm not an alum (yet), but I have a question. What does the "F.K." stand for in F.K. Bemis International Center?"
Beth Clabots '83 asks: "Dear Abbot, I keep hearing that the old library will be renovated - but into what? I am curious to know, having spent many an evening inside its walls."
Libby Hauser '08 asks: "Who was Francis Boyle? How did Boyle Hall come to be named after him?"
Maribeth Frinzi '05 asks: "How 'old' is Old St. Joe's?"
Sarah Kaminski '08 asks: "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?"
John Connelly '89 asks: "I've heard that there was an auditorium housed in Main Hall. What have been all the uses for Main Hall over the years?"
Kara Wymelenberg Eulgen '91 asks: "Are there time capsules in any campus buildings, and if so, do you know what's in them?"
Mike Kelly '08 asks: "What is inside the dome on top of the Ray Van Den Heuvel Family Campus Center?"
"I've heard so much about ghosts on campus, especially in the current bookstore (formally St. Boniface). Any truth to these rumors?"