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St. Norbert College to Host Eighth Annual SNC Day

From St. Norbert College, August 29, 2016
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College is opening its doors to the community on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for the college's eighth annual SNC Day.

SNC Day provides an opportunity for area residents to visit campus and learn more about what the college has to offer. The event will feature three stages of music entertainment, River Tyme boat rides on the Fox River, Segway tours, many children's activities and lots of different food options, including several favorite local food trucks. Special exhibits this year will include beautifully restored vintage cars on display from The Automobile Gallery, and the Bush Art Center activities centering around the theme of sustainable design, including a tiny house and the exhibition "Shelter and Clothing: Rethinking How We Live Today."

The Mulva Library will focus on technology, including virtual-reality experiences featuring Google Cardboard and HTC Vive, as well as 3-D printing and maker applications.

The Cassandra Voss Center will feature the Midwest launch of Wonder Crew -- an emotional- development toy for boys-with CEO, Laurel Wider on hand.

The Green Bay Film Festival will feature a "sneak peek" of their upcoming season, and a white-glove event, entitled "What's an Old Book?", will take place in the Center for Norbertine Studies allowing attendees to experience centuries-old texts from Norbertine history.

Events for kids include the Children's Museum's "Bubble Bonanza," face painters, balloon artists, inflatables, the Pixie Dust Performers, and lots of hands-on activities. Other campus events include historical walking tours, faculty lectures, appearances by Norby Knight the college mascot, a GO digital treasure hunt, crew demonstrations, a strolling barbershop quartet, and an art market featuring local and regional artists.

Field Day at Schneider Stadium will feature Synergy Sports Performance and Air Force Gymnastics, as well as SNC athletics teams and loads of wellness activities including Qigong, Zumba, yoga, hula-hooping and Jazzercise. The Lamers trolley will provide transportation to and from campus and the stadium.

The Don Schneider Memorial 5K Family Run will begin at 9:30 a.m. and it's now open to all ages -- families are encouraged to participate. The race will start and end on campus in front of the Mulva Library.

To kick off SNC Day, the Cassandra Voss Center will hold its annual celebration concert on Friday evening, Sept. 16, featuring co-headliners Andy Davis and Street Corner Symphony at 7 p.m. in the Walter Theatre.

Specific events and times for SNC Day include:

Gazebo Stage on the Fox River:

10 a.m.-Noon -- Big Mouth

12:30-2:30 p.m. -- Boogie and the Yo-Yo'z

3-5 p.m. -- Copper Box

International Stage:

10-11 a.m. -- Heritage Academy of Irish Dance

11:30 a.m. -- Noon -- Goodtime Dutchmen

12:30 -- 1:30 p.m. -- Gamelan Cahaya Asri, Indonesian music

2-3 p.m. -- Chief Hill Dance Troupe

3-4 p.m. -- Voces Cuendas de Mexico, Mariachi music

4-5 p.m. -- ShaoLin Lion Dancers

Dudley Birder Hall:

10-11:30 a.m. -- Sawdust Symphony

12:30-2:30 p.m. -- SNC's Knights on Broadway

3-5 p.m. -- Daddy D Productions

Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts:

7 p.m. -- Faculty and student fall concert

Elsewhere on campus throughout the day:

Boat rides on the restored River Tyme

Segway tours of campus and the surrounding area (nominal charge)

Trolley transportation to Schneider Stadium for field activities including training tips Synergy Sports Performance, Air Force Gymnastics demonstrations, wellness activities and St. Norbert College athletic teams.

Art market featuring local and regional artists

Crew demonstration

More than 15 lectures by St. Norbert faculty members on topics ranging from "Tolkien and the Problem of Suffering" to "Fun With Physics" and "Communicating Across Cultures"

Horse-drawn wagon rides through campus

Loads of kids' activities including inflatables, face painting, a balloon artist, the Children's Museum's "Bubble Bonanza", hands-on chemistry, puck shooting with the St. Norbert hockey teams, Wonder Crew toys, Fun Photo Bus and Norby GO.

Information about St. Norbert's undergraduate and graduate programs

Food marketplace including several local food truck favorites

Don Schneider Memorial 5K Family Run

"Shelter and Clothing: Rethinking How We Live Today," an exhibit with the clothing designs of Alabama Chanin, a nationally recognized leader in sustainable fashion design.

A tiny house made of recycled materials on display and hands-on art and design for all ages at the Bush Art Center

Wonder Crew debut and presentation by CEO Laurel Wider at the Cassandra Voss Center.

Virtual-reality experiences using Google Cardboard and HTC Vive. 3-D printing and maker applications, as well as hands-on projects using recycled materials.

A white- glove event: "What's an Old Book?", at the Mulva Library.

The Automobile Gallery will display several fully-restored vintage cars.

Friday Night Events:

Cassandra Voss celebration concert

7 p.m., Walter Theatre, Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts

Join award-winning a cappella group Street Corner Symphony and Andy Davis for an evening of fantastic entertainment. For tickets, go to http://www.snc.edu/tickets/

For more information on all of the SNC Day activities, go to http://www.snc.edu/sncday/.