Man on Fire Those familiar with Norbert of Xanten know him as peacemaker, defender of the Eucharist and strong-willed church reformer. But other characteristics of Norbert have been difficult to decipher. A new book by President Emeritus Tom Kunkel brings Norbert to life and shows that he, as most saints did, led a life that was emotional, conflicting, and, indeed, a bit messy. In short, Norbert led a life that was altogether human. Read More
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Man on Fire Those familiar with Norbert of Xanten know him as peacemaker, defender of the Eucharist and strong-willed church reformer. But other characteristics of Norbert have been difficult to decipher. A new book by President Emeritus Tom Kunkel brings Norbert to life and shows that he, as most saints did, led a life that was emotional, conflicting, and, indeed, a bit messy. In short, Norbert led a life that was altogether human. Read More

In the News

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    SNC Trio Leads the Way for Central Michigan Baseball

    In their first season on campus, three coaches with significant SNC diamond credibility led the Chippewas to the NCAA Division I tournament.

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    Grants of $1.5 million Boost Opportunities

    National Science Foundation grants to the tune of $1.5 million will provide scholarships for 18 students pursuing degrees in STEM fields.

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    Study-Abroad Experience Connects Student With His Birthplace

    Nick Roberge ’19 had more reasons than most to spend his junior year studying abroad.

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    Heiser Named Dean of Schneider School of Business & Economics

    The new dean arrives from DePaul University, where he led its centers for management and entrepreneurship.

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  • We’re Looking at a Packed Summer

    Aaah, the long, lazy days of summer… . Our St. Norbert friends make time to enjoy the season. But the tote they grab as they head out for a sunny day is packed with more than their water wings and sunscreen. Their plans are rich and diverse, and they pack accordingly!

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    In Case of Emergency

    His country of Ireland mourned and, for Jamie O’Brien (Business Administration), the tragedy lingered in his heart and mind. Now his case study of the Air France 447 disaster can be studied in management courses around the world.

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    Thriving Colleges Confer at SNC

    St. Norbert found itself in good company as it played host to the Thriving Institute, a May 21-23 conference co-sponsored by Credo and the Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities.

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    Just for Kicks

    Spenser Thompson-Meyers ’19 headed to the Cleveland Browns’ rookie mini-camp in May. The Green Knight kicker, who can kick from 60-65 yards out, was scouted by some eight NFL teams this spring.

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  • A Chicago Foothold for the Holy Spirit

    The Holy Spirit House of Studies, the Chicago home for Norbertines studying for their doctorates, sits within easy reach of bastions of learning and privilege on the one hand, tough neighborhoods on the other.

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    Durkin Crosses the Finish Line

    More than four decades since his undergraduate days on campus, renowned race-caller Tom Durkin ’72 walked across the stage in May’s Commencement ceremony to collect his baccalaureate degree.

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In the News

  • SNC Trio Leads the Way for Central Michigan Baseball

    In their first season on campus, three coaches with significant SNC diamond credibility led the Chippewas to the NCAA Division I tournament.

    Read More
  • Grants of $1.5 million Boost Opportunities

    National Science Foundation grants to the tune of $1.5 million will provide scholarships for 18 students pursuing degrees in STEM fields.

    Read More
  • Study-Abroad Experience Connects Student With His Birthplace

    Nick Roberge ’19 had more reasons than most to spend his junior year studying abroad.

    Read More
  • Heiser Named Dean of Schneider School of Business & Economics

    The new dean arrives from DePaul University, where he led its centers for management and entrepreneurship.

    Read More
  • We’re Looking at a Packed Summer

    Aaah, the long, lazy days of summer… . Our St. Norbert friends make time to enjoy the season. But the tote they grab as they head out for a sunny day is packed with more than their water wings and sunscreen. Their plans are rich and diverse, and they pack accordingly!

    Read More
  • In Case of Emergency

    His country of Ireland mourned and, for Jamie O’Brien (Business Administration), the tragedy lingered in his heart and mind. Now his case study of the Air France 447 disaster can be studied in management courses around the world.

    Read More
  • Thriving Colleges Confer at SNC

    St. Norbert found itself in good company as it played host to the Thriving Institute, a May 21-23 conference co-sponsored by Credo and the Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities.

    Read More
  • Just for Kicks

    Spenser Thompson-Meyers ’19 headed to the Cleveland Browns’ rookie mini-camp in May. The Green Knight kicker, who can kick from 60-65 yards out, was scouted by some eight NFL teams this spring.

    Read More
  • A Chicago Foothold for the Holy Spirit

    The Holy Spirit House of Studies, the Chicago home for Norbertines studying for their doctorates, sits within easy reach of bastions of learning and privilege on the one hand, tough neighborhoods on the other.

    Read More
  • Durkin Crosses the Finish Line

    More than four decades since his undergraduate days on campus, renowned race-caller Tom Durkin ’72 walked across the stage in May’s Commencement ceremony to collect his baccalaureate degree.

    Read More

Regular Features

In My Words

Fine Print, Great Passions

The annual Academic Awards Dinner is a highlight of the spring semester. President Brian Bruess ’90 reflects on the real message underlying the stories he heard there.

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Personally Speaking

Wise Women, Funny Women

“If there’s one thing I learned from the trinity of women in whose generative shadows I became the person I am, it’s that wise women can stand up and step up in part because they know when to laugh.” – Julie (Donovan) Massey ’87 (Mission & Student Affairs)

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Treasure

The Contrabass Trombone

His thesis on the use of the contrabass trombone laid the foundation for his scholarly reputation. Eric High (Music) talks about the opportunities the instrument continues to offer him.

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Alumni Profile

Finding Beauty in Forgotten Homes

Steel-toed boots and an old St. Norbert College sweatshirt. That’s what Cassie (Herrmann) Wenzel ’07 wears to work pretty much every morning, and she wouldn’t want it any other way.

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Big Picture

We Did It!

With business and administration major McKenna Egnarski ’19 and all her classmates, we share in the joy of achievement and celebrate four amazing years. Next up: the rest of their lives!

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Online Exclusives

STORY
Inspired

Karlyn Crowley (CVC, English) on her road to Earlham College, on Quaker pedagogy and on the Earlham professors who inspired her own teaching.

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In the big leagues

Spenser Thompson Myers ’19 kicked his way into the record books, and the NFL took notice.

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In BIOL 320

Our inner workings revealed in the Human Anatomy & Histology Course taught by Deb Anderson (Biology).

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In conversation

Tom Kunkel, president emeritus, joins Judy (Sprangers) Turba ’76 and two young Norbertines to talk about the writing of his “Man of Fire.”

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In the cockpit

“Mystery Over the Atlantic,” a case study by Jamie O’Brien (Business) is now available for use in classrooms around the world. Read it here, too!

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In his own words

This year’s Commencement speaker was the CEO of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.