July 2009

Question:

Dear Abbot Pennings,

When I was a student, there was a white squirrel on campus. Is it still around?

Christine Donovan ’07

Answer:

Dear Christine,

Our little friendly creature, the albino squirrel, is certainly still around campus. In fact, I hear that the grounds may, in fact, be blessed with two of these lively white-furred mammals. Just the other day, one of the curious creatures was seen frolicking under a tree near Sensenbrenner Hall in the Roemer Mall. And I have heard that another was spotted across Third Street, near the office of admission.

You may recall that a couple of years back, an albino squirrel suffered the impact of a car collision near campus. The students were quite saddened at the loss of this well-known animal resident. But, sure enough, another befriended our beautiful campus shortly thereafter. All walking through campus find pleasure in seeing yet another friendly face, albeit a furry white one.

Responses to “Ask the Abbot” questions are penned by St. Norbert College staff in the name of Abbot Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., who founded St. Norbert College in 1898.