|@St. Norbert July 2007 - Summer possibilities for everyone||St. Norbert College|
Concertgoers enjoy great music with friends at Knights on the Fox, the riverfront concert series now in
its fifth year.
Summer possibilities for everyone
Just because many students leave campus in May doesn’t mean the College closes its doors and shuts down until they return at the end of August. There’s plenty to do! From taking a summer session course to enjoying an outdoor concert along the river, on campus is the place to be. Even if you can’t make the trip back to De Pere, there just might be St. Norbert connections to be made near your hometown.
We’re well into the second week of summer session III, and it’s another record year. Some 292 students enrolled in the 22 offered courses of the intensive three-week Maymester session, and another 144 participated in June’s 15 course offerings.
Students in the United Nations Seminar took a trip to New York City to meet with representatives of the U.N.
Seminar leader Gratzia Villarroel (Political Science) says, “This year was one of the best! Students had the opportunity to see an official press conference given by Ban Ki-Moon, the new U.N. Secretary-General, at a press conference commemorating the International Day of U.N. Peacekeepers.
“The Saudi Arabian mission invited our students as their special guests to the African Union Celebration and gave them the opportunity to do an exclusive visit to the chambers of the U.N. Security Council. St. Norbert students also had a wonderful briefing at the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations to learn about the role of the Catholic Church in world politics.”
Another 15 courses are featured in summer session III, which began June 25 and runs through the end of July. While the first two sessions offered courses concentrated into a three-week time period, the third session spreads the learning over five weeks and gives students more flexibility.
Katrina Marshall ’10 says, “This is the second summer that I’ve taken courses, and I’ve found that the summer session is a great way to get ahead in the credits race. The tuition is a good deal, too.”
Each summer, St. Norbert offers a wide variety of course options—they range from the Compensation Management course offered by Matthew Stollak (Business Administration) to a poetry workshop taught by Laurie MacDiarmid (English).
Arts events for everyone
A recent donation of 14 art pieces that include sculptures by Frederick Hart, jewelry by Erté and an etching by Pablo Picasso, can be seen in a summer exhibit entitled “A Gift of Art.” The show, made possible through the generous gift of Andrew Masterson ’85, can be seen in the Baer Gallery of the Bush Art Center throughout July.
Music Theatre just wrapped its first summer show, “Respect: A Musical Journey of Women,” on Sunday. The troupe wastes no time getting back to the stage, returning July 19 with seven performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita.”
Round Table Productions brings its rendition of “Footloose” to the Walter Theatre for five performances in August. The musical revue, Kids from Wisconsin, returns to campus on August 23. Check out these and other upcoming arts events on the performing arts web site.
Knights on the Fox
The popular outdoor summer concert series returns for its fifth season next week. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us Tuesday evenings along the Fox River at the campus center to enjoy free concerts with a family-friendly picnic atmosphere.
On July 31, Jake Czarnik-Neimeyer ’77, director of the office of alumni and parent relations, emcees a special alumni night that includes complimentary snacks for all alums. The final evening of the series, Aug. 7, features the GQ4 Barbershop Quartet—with St. Norbert’s own Scott Crevier (Computer Services)—providing a special pre-concert strolling serenade of the crowd.
Special events for alums
Use the perfect summer weather as an excuse to come back to campus to reunite with friends. Enjoy one of the arts events mentioned above or lend a hand at Alumni Service: Finding Community. If you can’t make it to De Pere, there are a growing number of off-campus opportunities—check out the Chicagoland golf outing or the Timber Rattlers family night in Appleton.