Living Norbertine

What does the formation of the Norbertine order in 12th-century France have to do with your life, here and now? It’s a question worth asking …

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New Biography of St. Norbert

The St. Norbert College Press is pleased to announce a new and highly readable account of the life of our founding saint: "Man on Fire: the Life & Spirit of Norbert of Xanten," by Thomas Kunkel.

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Writing Her Own Story, Teaching for a Whole Country

An international business grad turned a passion for social entrepreneurship into a mission for the children of Armenia.

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What is Norbertine?

We strive to uphold a few simple values: communio, action & contemplation, and faithful and local.

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Foti Finds Home Remedies for Elderly

Pam (Melheim) Foti ’89 says the search for an assisted-living community for an older relative is analogous to her own search for a college home back in the day: When it feels right, you just know it.

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Out-of-Office Message

Wouldn’t it be great if you could work anywhere – anywhere – that you chose to? Increasingly, the campus and wider St. Norbert communities are adopting the whole world as their office space.

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Catholic, Norbertine, Liberal Arts

Our three core traditions guide our common life at St. Norbert.

Our mission

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Safe & Sound Initiative Launches

A new webpage acts as a hub of information, keeping all members of the St. Norbert College community up to date on topics related to safety, health and well-being.

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Learning Meets Career Capabilities

Students in St. Norbert’s newest major design their own educational path as they develop the in-demand skills needed by employers around the country.

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docere verbo et exemplo

It is Latin for to teach by word & example, and it’s our motto at St. Norbert College.
  

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Posthumous Degree Honors Service, Celebrates Family Ties

When Robert O’Malley ’44 left to serve his country in World War II, he also left his college days behind him – and with them, his hopes for the degree on which he’d set his sights. Little could the new soldier have anticipated that his baccalaureate would indeed be conferred – 77 years later and at the initiative of the son he never knew.

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Making a Name For Yourself

Joy Pahl (Business Administration) says her extreme optimism “can pass for joyfulness in a pinch.” It’s an interesting thing, says Joy-with-a-capital-J, to be named for an emotion!

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Norbertine in De Pere

The first Norbertine community in the United States, now St. Norbert Abbey, was founded here. And our campus church, Old St. Joe’s, was the first college parish in the United States.

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Newly Decorated for Service to France

Tom Conner (French) has been decorated by the government of France as a chevalier (knight) in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Only 19 other people in the United States have been admitted to the order at this level of distinction.

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PBS to feature SNC women as role models for the Latinx community

Twin Cities (Minnesota) Public Television is featuring Raquel Cowell (Psychology) and Corinna Jauregui ’19 in a project that aims to showcase neuroscience careers for the Latinx community by highlighting role models in the field.

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Center for Norbertine Studies

Explore the origins of our founding order, along with poems, letters, books and other early Norbertine documents.

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My Room/His Room

They’re both SNC-educated. They like to think about things. And they have both, in different eras, fitted their tall frames happily into one of the smallest spaces on campus: Burke 215. One has the world at his feet and will graduate this year. The other is now a college president – president of this very institution, in fact.

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Worldwide Community

Norbertine abbeys, priories and convents are currently established and active in 23 countries:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.

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Wedding-Day Plans Take in Dance Marathon

Miracle Kid Melissa Bruebach ’15 made sure Dance Marathon was part of her wedding-day planning. Still in her bridal gown, she dropped in on the student fundraiser between photos and reception!

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Economic Impact Study Reveals $138.5 Million Possibility

SNC-research driven concept for repurposing a local prison could yield significant economic output to the region.

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New York Times Features Farming-Tech Alum

John Moss ’07 is putting his computer science skills to work on his family cranberry farm in Cranmoor, Wis.

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Jumping in One More Time

“So the other day, we and our new Little Brother were sitting around the table eating lunch. He says to us, ‘You know what? I have more friends on Play Station than I do in real life!’ What!!?? And our next adventure is off and running.” – Nancy Mathias (Sturzl Center)

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The Norbert of Xanten Window

“There is this sense of its coming home; it had to be brought back. So I’m fond of our window, because it carries a history.” – the Rev. Andrew Ciferni ’64 (Center for Norbertine Studies)

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All Creatures Great and Small

At St. Norbert, we love our profs – and we love their best friends, too!

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Tell Me a Story

A story-spinning initiative on campus this year adds St. Norbert narratives to the nation’s largest oral-history archive.

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SNC Study Will Help Raise Visibility of Oneida Nation

A faculty-student research project is foundational to Oneida Nation plans to raise awareness of the tribe’s economic footprint.

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Hark the Glad Sound!

Pass by St. Norbert Abbey at the right time and you will hear the sweet peal of bells descending from the tower, filling the air with a prayerful reminder of the abbey’s presence.

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SNC Behind Bars

Ministry to the incarcerated is not an explicit part of St. Norbert College’s mission. And yet since its inception, the college has had innumerable interactions with local prisons and their inmates.

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Norbert of Xanten

Born in Germany in 1080, Norbert was the founder of the Order of Premonstratensians, more commonly known as the Norbertines. Priest, bishop and later, saint, Norbert was known as a peacemaker, servant and reconciler.

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Being Norbertine

We share a 900-year-long heritage infused with zeal, commitment, devout service and a loving spirit. When mission and heritage take such a living form on our campus, it's not hard to say that we’re Norbertine and we’re proud of it!

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