Living Norbertine

What does the formation of the Norbertine order in 12th-century France have to do with your life, here and now? It’s a question worth asking …

Puppy Presence Brings Love to Campus

Not every college can boast they have a campus dog, but it’s a distinction St. Norbert College is delighted to own.

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Norbertine in De Pere

The first Norbertine community in the United States, now St. Norbert Abbey, was founded here. And our campus church, Old St. Joe’s, was the first college parish in the United States.

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Land Scouts

A grassroots movement that arrived in Wisconsin with a new faculty member bears her stamp: that of a young artist concerned with the ways even city dwellers are called to care for and appreciate the land.

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Initiative Opens Doors

St. Norbert students living on the autism spectrum will benefit from new and key supports through a pilot program launched this year.

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docere verbo et exemplo

It is Latin for to teach by word & example, and it’s our motto at St. Norbert College.

Sea Grant Funds Multi-Campus Effort to Protect Great Lakes Fish

A $2 million omnibus grant to fund research, education and outreach relating to the world’s largest freshwater system includes a project at St. Norbert College.

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Catholic, Norbertine, Liberal Arts

Our three core traditions guide our common life at St. Norbert.

Our mission

Being Norbertine

We share a 900-year long heritage infused with zeal, commitment, devout service and a loving spirit. When mission and heritage take such a living form on our campus, it's not hard to say that we're Norbertine and we're proud of it!

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New Community Takes its Pulse

They’re doctors in training, they’re pioneers – but they see themselves as ambassadors as much as anything else, says Phil Kostka ’15. Kostka is the first St. Norbert grad to attend MCW-Green Bay, the new medical school program based on campus.

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Norbert of Xanten

Born in Germany in 1080, Norbert was the founder of the Order of Premonstratensians, more commonly known as the Norbertines. Priest, bishop and later, saint, Norbert was known as a peacemaker, servant and reconciler.

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The College Celebrates Its European Heritage

St. Norbert College, along with its founding abbey in De Pere, Wis., maintains strong connections with the ancient Norbertine abbeys of Europe.

Assist, Protect, Defend

Col. Erica Nelson ’90 is responsible for 1,200 soldiers, 130 civilians and 700 inmates in two correctional facilities. We asked her what inspires her leadership.

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People of the Street

A think-piece by Maggie McConnaha ’18 gained a national audience when it was published in the national Catholic magazine America. McConnaha’s article grew out of a humanities course she took in her first year at St. Norbert that looked at the intersection of faith, art, beauty and community.

National Shrine of St. Joseph Returns to Campus

“Even the tenderness of the embrace, the adoptive father with the child, speaks of hope.” - the Rev. Jim Neilson O.Praem., ’88

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What is Norbertine?

We strive to uphold a few simple values: communio, action & contemplation, and faithful and local.

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CNN Experience Takes Intern to Presidential Debate

A Washington Semester internship put Katelyn Van Buskirk ’17 in the middle of the action as CNN prepared to cover December’s Republican debate in Las Vegas.

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Divine Intersection

A series of four triptychs that greets both budding and seasoned scientists at the entrance to the new Gehl-Mulva Science Center provides a scriptural resolution to the ongoing dialog between science and religion, faith and reason. It is a conversation that lies at the heart of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

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Center for Norbertine Studies

Explore the origins of our founding order, along with poems, letters, books and other early Norbertine documents.

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Into the Wild

“These were not just any eight students. … They fairly vibrated with a sense of readiness.” Deirdre Egan-Ryan (English) writes about teaching our Gap Experience students during their semester at large.

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bell hooks and Parker J. Palmer Meet at St. Norbert

Two canonical writers, long familiar with one another’s work, encounter one another in person for the first time at St. Norbert for this public conversation.

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SNC Friends Rally Round as Alum Recovers From Transplant

As challenges with cystic fibrosis increased for one St. Norbert family, college friends were there with love, support and encouragement.

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Worldwide Community

Norbertine abbeys, priories and convents are currently established and active in 23 countries:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.

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The Year of Being Under 30

When Ian Klein ’10 showed up on Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 list for 2015, it precipitated a banner year for the young chemist. His team’s ground-breaking initiatives convert renewable biomass into high-value chemicals.

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Beautiful to Me

We put a single question to members of our extended community. We wanted to know, “What is it, here at St. Norbert College, that is beautiful to you?” Their answers build up a layered and lovely composite, an image of a unique place.

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