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Fall 2010 | Sport and Society

Sport and Society
A mirror of our culture

A new stadium, a new mascot, a new academic conference on sport and society established at St. Norbert: just some signs of the way athletic endeavor pervades our campus, our communities and, indeed, our culture. 

On the cover:
Sir Norbert – “Norby” for short – helps rally the crowd at the second home football game. (It was a record high score for St. Norbert: the Green Knights beat Lawrence 77-26.) The college’s new mascot character made his first public appearance at the Donald J. Schneider Stadium this fall.

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In this issue:

A winning team
Mark Murphy, president and chief executive officer of the Green Bay Packers, contributes his thoughts on the longstanding relationship between the NFL team and St. Norbert College, and on how athletics participation factors into leadership development. >>MORE

It’s all a matter of opinion
Our first reader survey since 2003 – and the first since we added an online edition to St. Norbert College Magazine – has given us an up-to-date picture of how you, our readers, feel about your publication. >>MORE

Sport and Society in America
This report from a conference co-sponsored by the college and the Green Bay Packers gives a glimpse of the breadth of work being undertaken in this field, both by academics and professional practitioners. >>MORE

Fourth downs and 401(k)s
In business and economics we generally assume that decision makers “get it right,” especially when the stakes are high. However, Paul Bursik (Business Administration) reports that research has uncovered many situations where this is not the case – and, it seems, coaches in the NFL are prone to make comparable mistakes. >>MORE

The sporting life
Most college athletes leave their glory days behind once they earn the sheepskin that leads to professional success far from field or court. But for many, that early commitment finds new expression in adult life. >>MORE

A real character builder
This fall, a Green Knight called Sir Norbert (or Norby for short) made his debut at the St. Norbert vs. Lawrence football game. Tall and dashing, our new mascot character is the creation of Nick Patton ’03 (Communications). >>MORE

A sporting success
The new Donald J. Schneider Stadium is a winning reality all around. As Kathleen McKitrick ’11 says: “A stadium isn’t built to be played in just by a team. It is built to strengthen the community behind the team, and the school that the team represents.” >>MORE

Building guitars and building community
Building guitars is more than just a solitary hobby for Dean Kumbalek (Facilities). As administrator of an online forum for wooden instrument builders, Kumbalek has been introduced to people around the world who share his interest. >>MORE

Life’s a journey
The five commuter students of the original Car Pool Gang are still friends, still sharing rides, 50 years on. Nowadays, instead of car-pooling to campus, these women are to be found traveling together to places like New York, Florida and Mazatlán, Mexico. Next up: Europe? >>MORE

Newest Green Knights take the ice
Women’s hockey debuts this season under Coach Rob Morgan. His all-first-year team of 24 players includes women from five different countries. “We want our opponents to respect us but fear playing against us,” says defender Lauren Straus ’14. >>MORE
 


St. Norbert College President's Report 2009-10

President's ReportA special place, a special year
In this issue, Tom Kunkel presents his annual report and reviews a year that offered much to celebrate. >>MORE

2009-10 Fundraising results and trends
An at-a-glance overview of the total gifts and grants received by the college during the past financial year shows the sources of donations and compares total giving to years past. >>MORE

A continuum of engagement
Enrollment at St. Norbert College begins a relationship that will continue far beyond the years on campus. Membership in the college community is truly something that lasts a lifetime. >>MORE

Honor Roll of Donors
St. Norbert College is profoundly grateful to those recognized here, whose leadership, dedication and generosity encourage excellence in our students, faculty and staff; expand the college’s academic programs; and provide for the maintenance and construction of essential facilities. >>MORE


  Web Extras Look here for web-only content that expands on topics presented in the current St. Norbert College Magazine.

Audio iconFight song gets new lyrics
Music professors Michael Rosewall and Linda Cook help us “Raise our voices to the Green and Gold” with renewed spirit.

Text ExtraA matter of opinion
Find out what readers are thinking about their college magazine.

Text ExtraFan Reaction to the
Favre-Packer Split

Master's candidate Peter Weiss explores the connections between fandom and identity.

VideoSports Rights Fees
Carl Vogel ’79
speaks on
the financial engine of sports.

Text ExtraA legend at St. Norbert
Bart Starr and Forrest Gregg recall the Vince Lombardi years on campus in the new book,
“A Championship Team.”

VideoNew mascot on campus
Watch Norby adjust to college life.

Text ExtraThe Norby Chronicles
Read the backstory on our favorite new Green Knight.

GalleryA sporting success
Images from the opening
season of the brand-new Donald
J. Schneider Stadium.

Text ExtraSundays in Manila
A chapter of Philippines encounters from the new travel memoir by Robert Boyer (English, Emeritus).

Text ExtraAlumni Award Winners 2010
Read more on the life and works of this year’s honorees.




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