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A Wing and a Prayer

The walls of the new wing provide the blank canvas; funds designated to make the mission of the college visible provide the means. And members of our own community provide an interdisciplinary, liberal-artsy and wholly personal gloss to the series of eminent figures portrayed in a new 125-foot mural unveiled on campus.


Jim Feeney ’68 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.
 


Anna DeForgeFor Love of the Game?
Eminent figures from the world of professional sports tackled the thorny question of compensation for Div. I athletes during a lively morning of debate at this year’s Sport & Society in America conference, hosted on campus and at Lambeau Field.
 

News of St. Norbert

Four Years Later, Big Dreams Revisited
AS the Class of 2016 crossed the Commencement stage, we were reminded of the dreams they shared when they first arrived on campus. It’s time to take a look back!
Fast Track to a Law Degree

A “3-plus-3” program that can take a student to the practice of law in just six years is now a reality, thanks to an agreement closed this spring between St. Norbert College and Marquette University Law School.

800-Meters Program Sets Pace for Nation

The St. Norbert College track and field program has become an unofficial national headquarters for excellence in the 800 meters, under the guidance of head coach Don Augustine.

Old St. Joe’s Joins in Refugee Aid

When Pope Francis called for every parish, religious community and monastery in Europe to take in one refugee family, the Norbertines of Magdeburg Priory not only heeded, but exceeded the pontiff’s request. Donations from the college parish are supporting the priory’s efforts.

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.

Reunion 60 Years in the Making

An opportunity to recognize those who graduated 60 years ago and to share common connections also gives us a chance to look deep into the college’s history.

Regular Features

In My Words/By Virtue of His Highly Superior Brains ...

The homilist’s trip down the yellow brick road was a lovely metaphor for the process of education, says President Tom Kunkel, “and as he spoke to our graduates, I found myself nodding along in contented agreement. Then a jarring notion occurred. Hmmm ….”

Personally Speaking/Called to a Position of Trust

Even as a student, Mike Van Asten ’75 understood that the St. Norbert College community was far from ordinary. Now, leading the college’s board of trustees as its new chair, he finds his continued involvement has expanded his horizon and enriched his life.

Treasure/1697 Missal

“The material that I once wrote about in my dissertation, I can put my hands on here. That’s a really thrilling thing.” – The Rev. Andrew Ciferni, O.Praem., ’64 (Center for Norbertine Studies)

Alumni Profile/Survivor Demonstrates a Heart for Service

“It was like my blood was on a trampoline, jumping around in my body.” It was a bizarre sensation for Kaela Gedda ’12. She was a 19-year-old St. Norbert College student, home for the Easter holiday, and her life was about to take a shocking turn.

Big Picture/Gateway to Learning

As the evening light lengthens the shadows, it projects the iconic St. Norbert College arch further along the Baer Mall, defining a path full of possibility.