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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Paying It Forward

Students in last semester’s Women & the Bible course served in a tutoring program funded through a successful grant application that had been written by their peers in another class just the semester before.

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CVC to Host White Privilege Symposium on Campus

A national event that facilitates conversation about privilege in communities around the United States each year comes to the St. Norbert campus.

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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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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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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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Catholic, Norbertine, Liberal Arts

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cradle of Coaches

The collegiate sports landscape is littered with coaches who pursue positions at bigger schools or higher NCAA divisions only to find they had things pretty good where they were. That’s not the case at St. Norbert, where the coaching carousel stops intentionally for many of those who lead the Green Knights’ athletics programs.

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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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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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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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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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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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Gap Program Leader Returns to Syrian Refugee Camps

Gap Experience staffer Diana Delbecchi continues her work to support Syrian refugees as they seek asylum in European countries.

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Networking in a New Light

Knight Lights, the college’s new women’s network, launched in April with a colorful inaugural event at the Green Bay-based cosmetics business owned by Ashley Prange ’05.

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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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Body of Knowledge

A St. Norbert education makes for a healthy world. We’re training better health professionals, too, formed in the context of a mission that addresses the needs of the whole person.

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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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Green Knights Dominate the Elites

Green Knight student-athletes have received 18 Midwest Conference Elite 20 awards over the last three years – 10 more than their nearest rivals. The NCAA Elite 90 Award bestowed on hockey-player Clay Van Diest ’19 tops off this year’s bumper crop: 12 Elites!

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On the Road to Disaster

With decision-making in time of crisis as her scholarly focus, Lucy Arendt (Business Administration) is seldom far from the action.

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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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Forbes Magazine Features CEO of Happiness

Matthew Gonnering ’98 leads with eudaimonia – a word and a concept that has attracted attention far beyond the global marketing technology he leads.

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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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Alum Gets Teaching Down to a Fine Art

Patricia (Sieren) Frederick ’71 shares her passion for the fine arts with her students and has won multiple awards for her commitment to education.

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Textbook Example

Intercultural insights from St. Norbert students are benefiting communication students around the world.

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‘My voice is more powerful than my face’ – Mariah Idrissi

The Muslim model, visiting campus last month, is taking on the fashion industry as she campaigns for greater representation of hijab-wearing women.

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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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