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Mulva Family Fitness & Sports Center Dedication Ceremony at St. Norbert College

From St. Norbert College, May 4, 2017
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

The dedication for the newly expanded and renovated Mulva Family Fitness and Sports Center at St. Norbert College will take place on Friday, May 12 at 3 p.m. The dedication will be held at the new facility on the corner of Third and Marsh Streets.

The Mulvas, lead donors of the project, as well as other donors and friends of the college will be on hand.

Here is a snapshot of the nearly $26 million facility:

Construction on the Mulva Family Fitness and Sports Center began April 1, 2016. The center has grown from its current size of 80,000 square feet to almost 130,000 square feet.

Anchoring the new center is a competition-grade swimming pool and diving area, overlooking the Fox River on the southeast corner of the expanded building. The pool -- the first in the history of the college -- will allow St. Norbert to resurrect its NCAA Division III swimming program. St. Norbert last competed in intercollegiate swimming in 2009.

Another major feature of the facility is an expansive fitness center, an amenity that, like the pool, St. Norbert College students have long been clamoring for. The fitness center will overlook the pool, with beautiful views of the Fox River, as well as East De Pere beyond.

All of the college's health- and wellness-related activities -- including counseling services -- will be incorporated into the new center, in keeping with the philosophy that it will be a resource for the entire campus and not just an athletics site.

The college retained but upgrade the current gymnasium space, used primarily for basketball and volleyball but also by various Green Knight squads for practice and training. Expanded offices for athletics staff will be housed on a new second floor.

Miron Construction is the general contractor; Performa is the architect and managed the project for St. Norbert.

The old Schuldes Sports Center, built at a cost of $3.5 million, was dedicated in 1979. It was named for Malcolm Schuldes, who died in 1989 and who contributed nearly $600,000 to the project, and for his late wife, Rose. The Schuldes name and legacy will be appropriately commemorated in the new center.

For more information, contact Mike Counter at mike.counter@snc.edu or 920-403-3089.