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Experience St. Norbert College With Junior Knights & Days

Junior Knights & Days
St. Norbert College
Feb. 18-19, 2017

For years, Junior Knights & Days has been bringing juniors and their parents together for a weekend-long event. It provides families with a special opportunity to take part in the academic, spiritual and social dimensions of the college. Parents are welcome to attend this great event, even if your student doesn’t wish to participate in all activities. JKD presents a great opportunity to spend time on campus and enjoy a variety of experiences. 

Schedule of Events

Saturday, Feb. 18

Continental Breakfast and Welcome
9-9:45 a.m. 
Todd Wehr Hall
(Comfortable casual attire for day activities)

Academic Session I
10 a.m.

“Luis Valdez and the Teatro Campesino”
Dr. Shalisa Collins, 
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures
Mulva Library 218
Dr. Shalisa Collins will briefly discuss the life and work of California-born playwright, actor, writer and film director Luis Valdez. In particular, she will focus on the socio-historical impact of the Teatro Campesino, a theater troupe he founded in Delano, California in 1965. She will also highlight one of his most success one-act plays, Los Vendidos.

#FeesMustFall: Student Activism in” South Africa,
Dr. Jeremy R. Doughty, Director of Study Abroad
Mulva Library Presentation Room 101
On the surface, it appears that South African university students are protesting tuition increases.  In reality, students are calling for the decolonization and transformation of higher education.  Dr. Jeremy Doughty will discuss the #FeesMustFall student activism movement in South Africa, including his own experiences with protests at the University of the Western Cape. He also will explore parallels between the #FeesMustFall and #BlackLivesMatter movements. Dr. Doughty will conclude with a discussion on the importance of a global education for current students and soon-to-be graduates.

Academic Session II
11 a.m.

“Media Portrayals of Sports Fans from Wisconsin and Illinois”
Dr. Mark Glantz, Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies
Mulva Library 315
Popular media uses images of sports fandom to attract audiences and sell products. More specifically, representations of sports fans from the American Midwest have made their way into sketches on Saturday Night Live and advertisements for State Farm Insurance. This presentation uses critical media concepts such as cultural appropriation and cultural commodification to evaluate the ethics and effectiveness of such portrayals.


Art on the Edge and Over:  Works of Art that Delight, Bemuse and Totally Bake Your Noodle!”
Fr. James Neilson, O.Praem., Assistant Professor of Art
Mulva Library Presentation Room 101

An overview of modern and contemporary works of art that are so uber-creative, cool and hip you’ll want to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago to seem them in person! A selection of artwork that always peaks the interest of the students and becomes a catalyst for rich conversations about essential identity, the boundaries of beauty and the expanse of human creativity.  


Lunch with President Kunkel
Noon
Michels Commons Ballroom
Come join us for a delicious brunch and listen to President Kunkel speak on what is going on at St. Norbert College


Career and Professional Development Workshop
1:30 p.m.        

“Life after St. Norbert College”
Mary Ellen Olson, Director of Career and Professional Development
Cofrin 15       
Junior year is not too early to start planning for “life after SNC.” In particular, second semester junior year is a great time to explore and identify potential career interests and graduate school options. The Office of Career and Professional Development will offer this special seminar to help juniors (and their parents) ease into the process.

Free Time
2:30 p.m.

Mass at Old St. Joseph Church
5 p.m.
(Business casual attire for evening activities) 


Reception and Dinner
6 p.m. 
Michels Commons Ballroom
Dinner served at 7 p.m. Entertainment to follow by Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos

Sunday, Feb. 19

Brunch with President Kunkel
10 a.m. 
Michels Ballroom
Comfortable casual attire