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July 2012

It all comes down to beauty

St. Norbert College Magazine editor Susan Allen reviews web exclusives tied to the newly released summer issue, in mailboxes later this week.

When we chose Beauty as the theme for our summer magazine, we knew we were going to enjoy producing this issue. We wanted to approach the topic in all kinds of ways, from all kinds of perspectives – but we think the little sparrow perched on the roof of our office may have the best view of all as he looks out over our campus. 

Beautiful to behold
If you’d like to share our sparrow’s experience, take a look at the images in “One Campus, One Beautiful Day.” And, if you’re still feeling nostalgic for St. Norbert days, join those who, out of sheer affection for the place, contributed to our article “Beautiful to Me.”

Ready for more memories? Our photo gallery from Commencement 2012 captures some of the charm and creativity of our newest graduating class, as well as the magic of this special day.

Our online-exclusive content offers much more to look at – and listen to. Blake Henson (Music) is a prolific composer whose work is attracting much attention. His “August Moonrise” is an exquisitely beautiful piece and we are grateful that he allowed us to share this recording with you.

We hope you also enjoy a look at the making – or remaking – of a more venerable work of art. It’s a moving experience to watch as one of our graduating art majors works with his friends to create a fine photographic representation of one of Caravaggio’s masterpieces

More to enjoy
Justin Johnson ’15 is certainly one to watch. This first-year hurdles champion not only won one of this year’s three national titles for the Green Knights, he broke records on the way. Johnson and Emily Schudrowitz ’12, holder of the national title for the 800-meter run, gave this interview after their wins. (Wondering about the third title? That was our hockey win in March. It’s been a great year to be a Knight!)

Another first-year student has given us all something to watch, enjoy – and give more thought to. You’ll likely see some familiar St. Norbert faces in “100 Faces of Diversity,” a video project of Stephaine Villanova ’15.

Many diverse characters have crossed our campus and left their mark, and Vince Lombardi is among them. In this interview, the Rev. Rowland De Peaux ’48 (French, Emeritus) remembers the Lombardi he knew. DePeaux’s perspective reveals a little-known side to the legendary football coach – and, in any case, it’s always a beautiful thing to listen to De Peaux, our alumni chaplain and, as it happens, the longest-standing resident on the St. Norbert campus.

July 3, 2012

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