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Awake, My Soul On Christmas night in the year of Our Lord 1121, a hush descended on a busy compound as a small band gathered to commit to a common life together dedicated to the service of God and their neighbors. From that date, history dates a world-changing religious order, enduring and relevant. This year, the Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré – the Norbertines – rejoices in its 900 years together with God among the people.  Read More
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Awake, My Soul On Christmas night in the year of Our Lord 1121, a hush descended on a busy compound as a small band gathered to commit to a common life together dedicated to the service of God and their neighbors. From that date, history dates a world-changing religious order, enduring and relevant. This year, the Order of Canons Regular of Prémontré – the Norbertines – rejoices in its 900 years together with God among the people.  Read More

In the News

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    Christmas Premiere Debuts on St. Norbert College Stage

    To honor the Norbertine 900th anniversary, the college commissioned a Christmassy new work from an internationally renowned composer.

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    Christmas at Prémontré in the Year of Our Lord 1121

    This Christmas marks 900 years to the day since the very first Norbertines professed their solemn vows. The Rev. Jim Neilson ’88 (Art, Mission) reflects on that church-changing, world-changing night at Norbert of Xanten’s first abbey community.

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    The Woman Who Taught Santa Everything He Knows

    With some 5,600 Santas on her books and a quarter of a million children to delight each year, Susen Mesco ’79 is pre-eminent in America’s jolliest industry.

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    Alumni Profile: Free-Agent Firefighter

    Containing wildland fires in Southern California this summer was one of the first assignments for Emily Owens ’17, member of an all-female firefighter crew.

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  • Two Students Currently Studying Abroad Share Their Unique Experiences

    Studying abroad is always an exciting, yet somewhat nerve-racking, experience. Throw in a global pandemic that’s not yet vanquished, and you’ve got the makings of a true growth experience. 

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    A Historian of Migration Makes His Move to St. Norbert

    “Holed up in his hotel room with a suitcase full of priceless books and documents borrowed from the shuttered library, he interviewed for an open position teaching Asian history at St. Norbert College.”

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    Gifting a Global Perspective

    A gift inspired by a life-changing experience is enabling the college to join a select national initiative that's transforming global education.

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    Short Takes on a Long History

    From across time and around the globe, we bring you notes on things you never knew about a 900-year-old tradition still making a difference in the world today.

    Read More
  • McDreamy Is McDead

    News about the relationships we have with people we don’t even know: Parasocial relationships with celebrities and others are the subject of a growing body of work by Valerie Kretz (Communication & Media Studies) and her students.

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    Milestone for a Diverse Campus

    Students of color make up 15 percent of the incoming class for the first time in SNC history – a landmark stat that sees the college better positioned to live into its missional commitment to remove barriers to higher education.

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    Race to Success

    Cam Fuller tries to run 100 miles every month. “Why 100 miles, I am not sure,” he says, “but, as a competitor, having a goal helps me stay motivated.” Fuller, who joined SNC in June as director of athletics and physical education, has set plenty of lofty goals for himself on the job as well.

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    Journey to the Finish

    The emergence of virtual education at St. Norbert gave rise to an idea: What if we could reach out to former students who were still just a few credits shy of completing their degrees, and offer them the chance to take that final course?

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  • A Witch Hunt in the Convent

    Hand written in ornately scripted German and bound in leather, the 265-year-old book is beautiful to behold. The story inside, however, is full of darkness. Its topic: the trial and execution of a Norbertine nun accused of witchcraft.

    Read More

    Entrepreneur Alums Share a Connection

    A digital hub is giving alumni entrepreneurs the chance to connect with their communities, locally and globally. There are some 300 businesses in the new Alumni-Owned Businesses Network.

    Read More

In the News

  • Christmas Premiere Debuts on St. Norbert College Stage

    To honor the Norbertine 900th anniversary, the college commissioned a Christmassy new work from an internationally renowned composer.

    Read More
  • Christmas at Prémontré in the Year of Our Lord 1121

    This Christmas marks 900 years to the day since the very first Norbertines professed their solemn vows. The Rev. Jim Neilson ’88 (Art, Mission) reflects on that church-changing, world-changing night at Norbert of Xanten’s first abbey community.

    Read More
  • The Woman Who Taught Santa Everything He Knows

    With some 5,600 Santas on her books and a quarter of a million children to delight each year, Susen Mesco ’79 is pre-eminent in America’s jolliest industry.

    Read More
  • Alumni Profile: Free-Agent Firefighter

    Containing wildland fires in Southern California this summer was one of the first assignments for Emily Owens ’17, member of an all-female firefighter crew.

    Read More
  • Two Students Currently Studying Abroad Share Their Unique Experiences

    Studying abroad is always an exciting, yet somewhat nerve-racking, experience. Throw in a global pandemic that’s not yet vanquished, and you’ve got the makings of a true growth experience. 

    Read More
  • A Historian of Migration Makes His Move to St. Norbert

    “Holed up in his hotel room with a suitcase full of priceless books and documents borrowed from the shuttered library, he interviewed for an open position teaching Asian history at St. Norbert College.”

    Read More
  • Gifting a Global Perspective

    A gift inspired by a life-changing experience is enabling the college to join a select national initiative that's transforming global education.

    Read More
  • Short Takes on a Long History

    From across time and around the globe, we bring you notes on things you never knew about a 900-year-old tradition still making a difference in the world today.

    Read More
  • McDreamy Is McDead

    News about the relationships we have with people we don’t even know: Parasocial relationships with celebrities and others are the subject of a growing body of work by Valerie Kretz (Communication & Media Studies) and her students.

    Read More
  • Milestone for a Diverse Campus

    Students of color make up 15 percent of the incoming class for the first time in SNC history – a landmark stat that sees the college better positioned to live into its missional commitment to remove barriers to higher education.

    Read More
  • Race to Success

    Cam Fuller tries to run 100 miles every month. “Why 100 miles, I am not sure,” he says, “but, as a competitor, having a goal helps me stay motivated.” Fuller, who joined SNC in June as director of athletics and physical education, has set plenty of lofty goals for himself on the job as well.

    Read More
  • Journey to the Finish

    The emergence of virtual education at St. Norbert gave rise to an idea: What if we could reach out to former students who were still just a few credits shy of completing their degrees, and offer them the chance to take that final course?

    Read More
  • A Witch Hunt in the Convent

    Hand written in ornately scripted German and bound in leather, the 265-year-old book is beautiful to behold. The story inside, however, is full of darkness. Its topic: the trial and execution of a Norbertine nun accused of witchcraft.

    Read More
  • Entrepreneur Alums Share a Connection

    A digital hub is giving alumni entrepreneurs the chance to connect with their communities, locally and globally. There are some 300 businesses in the new Alumni-Owned Businesses Network.

    Read More

Regular Features

In My Words

A Resounding Sense of Hope

As he reflects on the enduring impact that the collective work of the college community has had on so many generations of graduates, President Brian Bruess ’90 is spirited with grateful optimism.

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Personally Speaking

How Sweet the Gift Unexpected

“I found that my entire life had been significantly changed by the gifts of deep personal enrichment and profound learning I had received, and keep on receiving.” – Ken Zahorski (English, Emeritus)

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Treasure

Unidentified Specimen, 10x Magnification

Cate Nelson ’24, a double major in environmental science and art, was studying organisms she thought she knew. But when she first saw them under a microscope, their beauty enthralled her.

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Alumni Profile

Life From Death: Planturns Help Heal

“I had to take a deep dive into death,” says woodworker and artist C.C. Boyce ’95 of her career-defining move into cremains preservation.

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Alumni Notes

Obituary Updates

Our alumni, spread across the nation, have indelibly left their mark in their communities. We proudly honor their memories and, as we learn of their deaths, note their passing here until we can include their obituaries in our next print issue.

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Big Picture

Off We Go!

The annual Blessing of the Athletes at the start of each school year draws together all Green Knight athletes – more than 600 of them – from the college’s 23 varsity sports.

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Online Exclusives

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In fun

“This is our chance for student orgs to show off all the great work that they do.” Visit the 2021 Involvement Fair!

STORY
In media effects

Miss hitting the books? Valerie Kretz (Communication) offers “A Short Course in Media Effects,” her upper-level course that digs into what social scientific research tells us about the uses and impacts of media.

STORY
In the year of jubilee

A new series of articles portraying the Norbertine order in 2021; an online course about Norbert of Xanten and the order he founded; the history of an order unfolds; and a personal pilgrimage to an encounter with a saint: There’s plenty more to discover.

STORY
Injustice

Hand-written in ornately scripted German and bound in leather, the 265-year-old book is beautiful to behold. The story inside, however, is full of darkness. Its topic: the trial and execution of a Norbertine nun accused of witchcraft.

STORY
In due course

Scott Eastman, Class of ’96 and also the college’s newest grad, celebrates his journey with nods to his father, Bill Eastman ’55, and sons Abe and Jared Eastman ’16.