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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 …

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Fashion This

Fast fashion depends on cheap prices made possible by sweatshops, child labor and over-consumption. Three St. Norbert faculty members are countering the situation with a series of events that shines a light on harmful practices – at the same time proposing practical, small-scale solutions for those who want a stylish closet that doesn’t depend on exploitation. 

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Pet Project Caps Off College

Linsey Zwiefelhofer ’16 had never described herself as a “dog person” until meeting her family’s new pet this spring. That didn’t stop the computer science major from jumping into a senior capstone project designed to help reunite lost dogs with their worried owners.

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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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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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Catholic, Norbertine, Liberal Arts

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

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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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docere verbo et exemplo

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

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Waste Not, Why Not

Once dinner is done, the counters wiped down and clean dishes put away, it’s time to take out the trash. For the college’s kitchen staff, that means a short trip to the compactor and a remarkably light load.

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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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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.

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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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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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Good, Clean Fun

Some people get kicked out of bars. Jim Feeney ’68 and his team got kicked out of laundromats. Still, their zest for innovation and willingness to improvise led to the development of an industry-changing product.

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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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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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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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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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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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The Quest for Community Takes a Young Grad Student on a Journey to Sister Joan

Inspired by the writings of “a maverick Benedictine nun,” Breanna Mekuly ’12 determined to seek out Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B. Read her account of that new path.

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Year of Masculinities Brings Founding Scholars to Campus

Harry Brod, widely recognized as a founding scholar in the field of masculinity studies, will teach the first-ever Introduction to Masculinities course at St. Norbert this fall.

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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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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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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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