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A Whole New Light

A father and his daughter were once able to find common ground in discussions that reached across their differences. Years later, that relationship has inspired a space where similar conversations can flourish. >>MORE

People matterPeople Matter
No matter the advances in technology, it’s still the people who shake the hands, make the decisions and dream up the ideas that make any organization hum. SNCs students of HR gain a particularly valuable perspective. >>MORE

President's reportPresident’s Report
President Tom Kunkel reflects on a year that has seen significant success, and considers, too, the future for traditional liberal arts residential colleges like St. Norbert. >>MORE

News of St. Norbert

Dance Residency Inspires Campus
 Students in English, arts and theatre were among those who enjoyed a week-long residency by Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater of Minneapolis. >>MORE
Justice Drives Intern Initiative
Kaitlyn Miller ’15 and Connor Romenesko ’15 don’t shy away from tough topics. This semester the Norman Miller Center interns have got the campus talking about human trafficking. >>MORE
Mystery of Love Leads Novel-Writing Alum to Ireland
Genre fiction author Mike Faricy ’73 stumbled on a love story while visiting Dublin 10 years ago. Now he leads a two-continent lifestyle that enriches his writing. >>MORE
Noted Author and Scholar Visits

A “year of bell hooks” that marks the inaugural year of a new center will see the revered scholar herself at St. Norbert for three days. >>MORE

VIDEO: Big Ideas Contest Invites Transformative Conversations
Students join alumni, faculty and staff in proposing the next big ideas that will shape the ever-evolving St. Norbert College experience. >>MORE
European Experience Enriches Seminar
The bounds of the honors tutorial experience stretched as far as Prague this winter for one group of students intent on exploring their college’s roots in church history. >>MORE
Love of Disney Leads to a Career
A young alum’s childhood dream has come true. He embarks on his professional life from an office at Epcot. >>MORE
St. Norbert Named Among “Best Bang for the Buck” Colleges
A new ranking system by Washington Monthly sets St. Norbert College high up among “America’s Best Bang for the Buck” rankings of the nation’s liberal arts colleges. >>MORE
Gap Experience Offers New Gateway to Campus Life
College-bound students looking to stretch their wings between high school and St. Norbert can spend an adventurous first semester under a new program starting next fall. >>MORE
Sophomore’s Crafty Efforts Outfit an Entire Elementary School Against the Cold

It took a year’s work, but Erin Knipp ’16 helped ensure every single child in her local elementary school had warm hands – and a warm heart, too. >>MORE

Green Knight Leads Nation in Goal Scoring
Even in her freshman year, Katie Vanden Avond ’15 led NCAA Division III scoring. As a junior, she has broken St. Norbert and Midwest Conference career scoring records. The next prize she’s eyeing: the college’s first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. >>MORE
A Future You Can See
As the comprehensive campaign to raise $90 million by 2016 enters its pivotal new phase, early successes are already evident on campus. Now, the campaign initiative itself is acquiring some curb appeal. >>MORE
Sibling Peacebuilders Honored

This year, for the first time ever, the prestigious St. Norbert Ambassador of Peace Award is shared by three honorees. Bob Pyne (Miller Center), who chairs the selection committee, explains how the generosity of one peacemaker led to the recognition of a family’s multiple efforts in the name of peace. >>MORE

Educating with Special Intent

Bob Osgood (Teacher Education) has been on the road for special education, throughout a scholarly summer that has taken him to Indonesia, Latvia – and Dayton, Ohio. >>MORE

Regular Features

Shepherding Change, Shaping Growth
Ed Lamm (Enrollment Management & Communications) talks transitions, change and growth: in his own life; in his professional role as head of the division that admits each class – and produces this magazine; and for the college as a whole. >>MORE
Personally Speaking/Next of Kin: A Scholarly Shift in Focus
Marti Lamar (History) – specialist in late-colonial Chilean merchants and their families – is now turning her attention in a completely new direction: a scholarly microhistory of her own grandmother. >>MORE
Treasure/Numbering the Hours

“It’s hard to decide on my favorite time of day, but I think it might be seven o’clock. Or perhaps it’s five … .” – Kathy (Wagner) Muhs ’73 (Mathematics) >>MORE

Alumni Profile/Uncovering the Law of the Land

A passion for legal history prompted Michael Ariens ’79 to delve deeper into the law of his home state, Texas. It was a project that turned into an award-winning book, “Lone Star Law: A Legal History of Texas.” >>MORE