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College: Is It Worth It?

Higher education has undergone radical transformation in recent years, and some have begun to question whether college is actually worth the investment – the time, the energy and the financial cost. It’s a question we took to the experts – among them, our own alumni base. >>MORE

Team WorkTeam Work
Two campus friends formed a temporary scholarly partnership to research a more enduring union: the institution of marriage, and its role as a path to holiness. What they learned was both humbling and inspirational. >>MORE

President's ReportPresident’s Report
President Tom Kunkel takes a look back at a year of thoughtful adaptation, entrepreneurship and innovation: approaches designed to both underpin the future success of the college and benefit its students. >>MORE

News of St. Norbert

Arabist Aids Recruitment in Saudi

As college reps share the St. Norbert story with prospective international students, they are able to depend on Bob Kramer (History) and his expertise in Middle Eastern affairs.

Students Capitalize on Washington Semester Experiences

D.C. media experiences opened doors to the heart of the capital ­– and to their own ambitions – for a St. Norbert junior and senior.

First Human Library in Wisconsin Opens on Campus

Community members serve as human “books” available for checking out from this unique collection of stories of prejudice or hardship.

Early Interest Fuels Successful Launch of New Schneider MBA Program

St. Norbert’s new MBA program made its debut at a launch event Feb. 23 – and applications have been rolling in ever since.

2010 Grad Makes This Year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 List
Groundbreaking work in commercial chemistry has earned Ian Klein ’10 a place on this watched-for list of young up-and-comers. >>MORE
Young Alums Choose to Teach in Some Unusual Classrooms
As St. Norbert’s education majors take their skills out into the world, they are finding new teaching environments in which to apply them. >>MORE
Reading Habit Trains the Mind
Russ Schmelzer ’82, St. Norbert’s head athletic trainer, loves to read – and he can prove it. He treasures his log of all the books he has ever read. >>MORE
Coaches Contend With a Tough Foe, M.L.S. Project Reveals

A master’s thesis survey of high school coaches examines a disturbing trend in parent behavior.

St. Norbert College Election Poll Ranks High in National Listing

An influential blog names the public radio poll as number one in Wisconsin and eminent among the nation’s academic polling organizations.

Mutual Respect Transcends Differences
Scott Crevier and Dan Robinson are colleagues on campus and in local government, too. Their political views differ but, when a rash of false claims disrupted the Democrat’s campaign for a state assembly seat, it was plain speaking by the Republican supporter that thrust the issue into the light of day. >>MORE
Norbertine Sisters Share Representations of St. Norbert
Devotional objects bearing the image of our favorite saint are now available in the United States, thanks to the work of a community of religious in California. >>MORE
MCW Launches Academic Brand

The Medical College of Wisconsin has launched its new academic brand across all three of its schools, including MCW-Green Bay at the St. Norbert campus.

Title IX Meets Radical Hospitality

At St. Norbert, we see provision of a climate in which all can feel safe as one more way we are called to extend the Norbertine value of radical hospitality.

Coach Class Works for High Fliers

Quality assistant coaches who have helped the four-year-old women’s hockey program take its place as one of the top programs in the nation are now making their own mark in the wider world of college hockey.

They Made a Difference
Jason Schreiber ’97 and John Dols ’96, founders of Make a Difference Day at St. Norbert, continue to make a difference in student affairs at their respective institutions.  >>MORE
Road Trip!
The alumni office faces a logistical challenge as it brainstorms ways to connect with St. Norbert alums spread across the country. This summer there was one simple answer: road trip! >>MORE

Regular Features

In My Words/Seasons of Change

Raechelle Clemmons (Information Technology Services) reflects on the landscape of higher education as it undergoes a season of change – even, a season of disruption.

Personally Speaking/Into the Wild

“These were not just any eight students. … They fairly vibrated with a sense of readiness.” – Deirdre Egan-Ryan (English)

Treasure/Windows to the Past

A design commission turned into a journey through college history for Brian Pirman (Art). It was a richly rewarding exercise.

Alumni Profile/The Business of Learning

He picked up an MBA well into his seventies and continues to stay abreast of developments in his industry. At 90 years of age, Vince Zehren ’48 truly deserves the title, lifelong learner.