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Fall 2011 | Arriving

Fall 2011 Magazine

Right place, right time, right person

Arrivals can be geographical, temporal or philosophical. Whatever shape they take, they mark the point at which anticipation and “Are we there yet?” give way to promise and possibility.

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For incoming freshmen, the toll of the Victory Bell at Convocation signals the official start of their lives as Green Knights. They have arrived in a new place within a new community, and at a new stage in life. This issue explores such moments of arrival.

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In this issue:

Sweet anticipation
The wait is the hardest part, reflects academic dean Jeff Frick in his guest editorial on the anticipation that precedes any milestone worth marking. >>MORE

Meet the Class of 2015
They are the record-breaking, AP-taking, difference-making Class of 2015 and it is our pleasure to introduce you to these, our new first-years, by letting you know just a few of the things they have already achieved. >>MORE

The first moments on campus open the door to a world of opportunity. First impressions matter, and that made by St. Norbert College packs a new punch. >>MORE

Holly Nickerson likes St. Norbert College
Move-in day, Aug. 25. Along with 579 classmates, Holly Nickerson ’15 began her life as a college student. One thing was unique about Nickerson’s Week of Welcome experience, though: She allowed us to open for our readers a social media window on her new world. >>MORE

A radical welcome
Thanks to a missional faculty development program, new professors arriving on campus forge quick connections and find common ground in their new environment. >>MORE

When help arrives
If you want to help an area struck by disaster, then have a practical skill to offer and be ready to be self-sufficient. It’s sound advice from an obstetrician and dentist whose vacations the past eight years have found them delivering babies and practicing oral surgery in Haiti, Sri Lanka, Bosnia, Honduras and post-Katrina New Orleans. >>MORE

A new station in life
A mixture of excitement and trepidation, common to all setting off on a new adventure, must have accompanied the Rev. Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., and his two Norbertine companions as they set off from Berne Abbey in the Netherlands on a chilly All Saints Day in 1893. It was the start of several weeks of travel to the remote frontier of northeast Wisconsin. Pennings’ own letters take up our tale. >>MORE

Student revives organ music at Sunday Mass
Emily Bielinski ’12 did not set out on a mission to re-integrate the organ into worship music, but that’s precisely what she does every Sunday at Old St. Joseph Church. >>MORE

Seven: a most literate number
Seven books + one department + one year = incredible. Yet that’s just what the English department at St. Norbert has accomplished. Six professors wrote or edited seven books that were published, or are about to be published, in 2011. >>MORE

Natural transition
By day, Ashley Prange ’05 mediates mineral disputes. By night, her focus is on other pure minerals. They are the ingredients for her line of natural cosmetics. >>MORE

Finishing strong
No one would have questioned Brigette Baudhuin ’12 if she had chosen to walk away from basketball, but that’s not in her nature. This season, the senior forward from Brussels, Wis., is determined to finish what she started – in spite of a challenging medical condition. >>MORE

St. Norbert College President’s Report 2010-11

President's ReportExcellence on the move
President Tom Kunkel reports on a banner year for St. Norbert College: one that saw record giving levels, record enrollment, expansion on campus – and a national hockey championship. >>MORE

2010-11 Fundraising results and trends
An at-a-glance overview of the total gifts and grants received by St. Norbert 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 offers its sincere thanks to all those who contribute to the future of the institution. The generosity of our friends and the college’s careful stewardship mean that every gift makes a difference to current students, to those dreaming of a St. Norbert education, and to the generations to come. For these blessings, we are profoundly grateful. >>MORE

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GallerySNC Day
It’s our annual fall open house, and a chance to share our cherished tradition of radical hospitality.

VideoGetting in the game
Photographer Evan Siegle says that shooting sports is about preparation, timing – and a little good luck.

VideoSomewhere in time
A forgotten time capsule, rediscovered, reveals what was top-of-mind at St. Norbert College half a century ago.

VideoA warm welcome
Tour the new building that is  transforming the arrival experience for our visitors.

VideoThe move-in
Join Haley Bass ’15 on her very first day of college, as the first-year and her family set up her room in Madelaine/Lorraine.

VideoTeach me your ways
Retired educator the Rev. Gery Meehan, O.Praem., ’57 remembers Abbot Bernard Pennings – founder of both abbey and college.

VideoMemories you can touch
A First Communion dress, a family drawing and an early biography of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt – all speak to a life full of meaning.

VideoReady for primetime
Sir Norby Knight stars in promo spots for live TV broadcasts of Green Knight athletic events – and more.

Text extraAlumni Award Winners 2011
Each year the college is privileged to honor a few among its many outstanding alumni. Meet this year’s winners, recognized at a celebratory dinner in October.

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