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A Summer Issue to Enjoy Online

Intern Amy Mrotek ’16 joined the office of communications this May, so our latest issue of St. Norbert College Magazine is the first she has seen published. We invited her to serve as a guide to some of its more interactive features.

The spirit of St. Norbert of Xanten pervades our life on campus, and in your latest St. Norbert College Magazine, we take a look at that 900-year tradition and assess what it means to be the only Norbertine collegiate institution in the world – whether that’s enjoying the company of white-robed Premonstratensians or of a warmhearted and watchful campus puppy named Abbey.

Seeking to connect even deeper with the college’s roots, editor Susan Allen went looking for the shrine of Norbert himself. Yet it was a relic of a quite different sort that drew her closer to the saint. You, too, can encounter the person and history of Norbert in a new way in two video chronicles designed to put any alum in touch with our roots. They link the college’s past with its thriving present and bright future.

For a memorable encounter of a quite different kind, meet the women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The former “League of Their Own” players joined us at this year’s Sport and Society Conference, along with another pioneering female athlete. Dr. Julia Chase-Brand, who opened doors for women in long-distance running, was one of the keynote speakers at the conference, the theme of which was women in athletics.   

And there’s more awaiting you online:
  • Your personal data is only as secure as your password. Rae Clemmons, vice president and chief information officer at St. Norbert, shares professional tips on how to ensure 387-quadrillion-to-1 odds against cybercrime.
  • Commencement is always an exhilarating event. This year’s was no exception, made even more memorable with the Class of 2014’s eight sets of twins and three-quarters of a set of quadruplets. Hear them reminisce on their many Saint Norbert memories – often forged in tandem with one another.
  • During her two-day visit on campus, iconic social justice scholar bell hooks took part in a rare interview for May’s “Conversations from St. Norbert College,” the award-winning video series hosted by Kevin Quinn. With writing described as some of the most influential work on race, gender and cultural criticism, hooks continues to inspire many with a simple call: love.  
Enjoy! And, as always, send us your thoughts.

Aug. 5, 2014