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Right place, right time, right decision: The latest issue of your magazine takes a look at moments of arrival.

December 2011

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Fall magazine arrives online

St. Norbert College Magazine contributing editor Lisa Strandberg reviews web exclusives tied to the recently released fall issue.

An arrival can prompt varied reactions: a shout of excitement, a sense of uncertainty, a sigh of relief. Our fall edition of the magazine explores all of these and more through arrivals in time, place and station.

Recent arrivals
One exciting arrival on campus: the Ariens Family Welcome Center, a new and inviting portal to the college for visitors and prospective students. The facility’s many graces are on show in a video tour narrated with remarks President Tom Kunkel shared at the Welcome Center’s September grand opening.

Also arriving this fall were the 659 members of the Class of 2015, selected from the largest pool of applicants in college history. Among them were Holly Nickerson ’15, who tells her arrival story via social media, and Haley Bass ’15, who shared her move-in experience with contributing photographer Mike Roemer. Watch to see why Bass only had to carry a single laundry basket of stuff to her room in Mad/Lor Hall!

Thousands arrived on SNC Day for music, food, fellowship and football as the college community threw open its doors to parents, alumni and its De Pere neighbors. You may have missed the fun on Sept. 17, but you needn’t miss the memories. Roemer, with Drew Van Fossen (Office of Communications), captured them in a colorful photo gallery. (Sir Norby Knight, the college’s mascot, figures prominently in several shots as well as in promos for MYNEW 32’s live broadcasts of Green Knight sporting events.)

Speaking of photos, the Baer Gallery showcased works of Green Bay Press-Gazette staff photographer Evan Siegle in September. On a recent episode of “Conversations from St. Norbert College,” Siegle discusses with host Kevin Quinn (Economics) the thrill of covering the Packers' win in Super Bowl XLV and the alchemy of preparation, timing and luck required to arrive at an exceptional sports photo.

Also exceptional are the Green Knights honored with 2011 Alumni Awards: Casey Golomski ’06, Terese Allen ’77, Carol Ehlinger Ritter, M.D. ’77 and Thomas Ritter, D.D.S. ’78. Their biographies shed light on how they arrived at their true vocations.

Arrivals in history
The Rev. Gery Meehan, O.Praem., ’57 took his place in the Norbertine novitiate when Abbot Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., still presided over St. Norbert Abbey. Meehan describes arriving at the decision to become a priest and following in Pennings’ footsteps along the path of ministry.

A forgotten time capsule rediscovered by Michels Commons construction workers arrived in the hands of the Rev. Jay Fostner, O.Praem., ’84 (Mission and Student Affairs) nearly 50 years after it was placed in the cornerstone of Sensenbrenner Memorial Union. A video detailing its contents produced by Mike Counter (Office of Communications) shows that some things, like the college’s pursuit of excellence, never change.

Finally, Sarah Griffiths ’90 (International Education) arrives at the conclusion that mementoes speak to a life full of meaning in her recent Sacred Hour Last Lecture.

Dec. 6, 2011

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