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Fall 2009 | Gateway to Learning

Fall/Winter 2009
  Beacons of knowledge illuminate new paths to wisdom

The libraries in which we share our collective knowledge are evolving into wired and comfortable forums. Their adaptable spaces and innovative technologies stretch our traditional notions of how best to store and access the tools we need for learning.

On the cover:
Framed by the wrought-iron archway on Third Street, the Miriam B. and James J. Mulva Library catches the early morning sun. The ellipse, a striking architectural element at the building’s northeast corner, houses on its second floor the Center for Norbertine Studies and, on its third floor, a fireplace lounge for comfortable reading and a wonderful new view of campus. >>MORE

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Also in this issue:

Meet the Mulva
Welcoming and wired, the flexible spaces of the new Mulva Library illuminate new pathways to learning. >>MORE

Resourceful solution
Renovations to the old Todd Wehr Library will make it a one-stop shop for student services, consolidating an array of resources at the heart of campus. >>MORE

A catalog of service
Karen Mand (Library) has witnessed an evolution in library science during her four decades at St. Norbert – decades that have seen her serve in four different library buildings. >>MORE

Home to a living history
The Center for Norbertine Studies serves as a repository for the order’s heritage and an international resource for scholars of religious life. >>MORE

Game for learning
An innovative approach to information literacy has brought strategies from successful video gaming into the college classroom. >>MORE

Touching the soul
Libraries across the ages have offered inner sanctums that make them places worthy of pilgrimage. >>MORE

Globe-trotting alum a true trailblazer
Chuck Holton ’52 still has the moves that kept the crowds entertained when he played with the Harlem Globetrotters. >>MORE

Track star blogs for national audience
Student-athlete Jenny Scherer ’10 has the inside scoop on track and field, and now the whole country knows it. >>MORE

Now recruiting for new women’s hockey program
Building on a winning tradition, St. Norbert will add women’s hockey as a varsity sport next fall. >>MORE

St. Norbert College President's Report 2008-09

President report imageA special place, a special year
In this issue, Tom Kunkel presents his annual report and reviews his “freshman” year at St. Norbert. Celebrating an eventful first 12 months in office, he notes the fine work of the many dedicated people who have served the college over the years, and concludes that, despite the struggling economy, “more fine things await us.” >>MORE

Financial year Q and A
President Tom Kunkel speaks to the financial health of the college and the questions on everyone’s mind after a year that saw economic challenges to higher education in general. >>MORE

2008-09 Fundraising results and trends
An at-a-glance overview of the total gifts and grants received by the college during the past financial year shows the sources of donations and compares total giving to years past. >>MORE

Honor Roll of Donors
St. Norbert College is profoundly grateful to those recognized here, whose leadership, dedication and generosity encourage excellence in our students, faculty and staff; expand the college’s academic programs; and provide for the maintenance and construction of essential facilities. >>MORE

  Web Extras Look here for web-only content that expands on topics presented in the current St. Norbert College Magazine (PDF).

Photo Gallery SNC Day
A gallery of images from the college's biggest-ever open house.

Video Miss Welnick at 103
The college’s oldest alum looks back on more than a century of memories.

Audio Hildegard of Bingen
A Center for Norbertine Studies symposium casts new light on the life of this influential medieval mystic.

Text Extra Game for learning
Paul Waelchli (Library) teaches information literacy through fantasy football.

Text Extra A legacy to celebrate
Meet three families whose ties to St. Norbert have endured across the generations.

Text Extra Adventures in Manila
Laurie MacDiarmid (English) and her daughter chronicle their semester in the Philippines.

Audio The “Twilight” phenomenon
Stephenie Meyers’ series is attracting scholarly attention from, among others, our own John Pennington (English).

Text Extra Keeping track
Jenny Scherer ’10 has been taking her insider’s view of varsity track and field to a national audience.

Photo Gallery The inside view
Gerry Diaz ’04 reports from his new job: covering the Green Bay Packers for

VideoFrom start to finish
The Mulva Library, now open, takes shape before your eyes in this time-lapse sequence of images.

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