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Gaining Admission

Positive patterns in admission to St. Norbert College are bucking trends across the United States, where many institutions are struggling to address the realities of a changing landscape. The college is ahead of the game, but the higher educational landscape will only continue to get more competitive.

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A grassroots movement that arrived in Wisconsin with a new faculty member bears her stamp: that of a young artist concerned with the ways even city dwellers are called to care for and appreciate the land.

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The magnificently generous response to Campaign St. Norbert: Full Ahead is making an even greater future possible for St. Norbert College. “It is an incredible privilege to be the president of this great and inspiring institution,” says President Tom Kunkel.

News of St. Norbert

Who Put the Ugly in the Ho-Ho-Ho?

Get to the campus bookstore for school supplies, textbooks … and ugly Christmas sweaters? Add some green and gold gaud to your holiday cheer. 

A Homecoming Worth Revisiting

What happens when you combine frights with Knights? A Halloween Homecoming, of course! Enjoy the day in pictures.

Journalists and the City

A Columbia School of Journalism event precipitated by an unexpected phone call saw President Tom Kunkel taking the stage with the dean of the school, Steve Coll, and influential writer Gay Talese.

New Ministries Born of Long Service
While some things change, others remain the same. And in the case of the Rev. Sal Cuccia, O.Praem., ’63 (Campus Ministry), new opportunities arise. In the spring, Cuccia completed service as associate pastor at St. Norbert College Parish, a position he had held since coming to the college in 2000. 
Yooper Line Storms St. Norbert Hockey
“The Yooper line” numbers five women’s hockey players – and all five grew up together in the remote Keweenaw Peninsula on the shores of Lake Superior.
New Community Takes its Pulse

They’re doctors in training, they’re pioneers – but they see themselves as ambassadors as much as anything else, says Phil Kostka ’15. Kostka is in the first cohort at MCW-Green Bay, the new medical school program based on campus. And he is the first St. Norbert grad to join the program.

Alumni Designers Illustrate a Point

Art alumni took over the Baer Gallery in October for an exhibit that showcased their current design work in the very building where they first acquired the tools of their trade.

Regular Features

In My Words/A Palpable Sense of Momentum

Phil Oswald (College Advancement) celebrates the closing of Campaign St. Norbert: Full Ahead: “From start to finish, there has been, for me, a palpable sense of momentum. Success has been built on the shoulders of those who came before us, but it has also been built on itself.” 

Personally Speaking/The Immutable Laws of Togetherness
“Isolating ourselves doesn’t lead to the best understandings, either in science or community. It is always a benefit to bring in more data ... One of the great joys and challenges of life is trying to make sense of it all.” – Erik Brekke (Physics) 
Treasure/The Shrine of St. Joseph
“Even the tenderness of the embrace, the adoptive father with the child, speaks of hope.” – the Rev. Jim Neilson, O.Praem., ’88