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Onward and Up

On their journey, the first cohort of Gap Experience students encountered new places, new faces, new insights, new opportunities to learn, serve and grow. For their director and traveling companion, it was an exercise in matching their energy and managing her own. >>MORE

Man in Profile book coverMan in Profile
A new book by President Tom Kunkel raises issues that color the legacy of one of our greatest writers of non-fiction. We invited Kunkel, a journalist and a leader in higher education, to offer his own take on the controversy. >>MORE

Holly NickersonHolly Nickerson Still Likes St. Norbert College
We check back in with one new grad who, as an entering first-year student, allowed us to share the social-media ways Holly Nickerson liked St. Norbert College. Turns out, Holly Still Likes St. Norbert! >>MORE

News of St. Norbert

Kunkel Sets End Date for High Impact Presidency

Author, educator, leader … President Tom Kunkel promises several more pages of accomplishments before he begins his next chapter. He steps down in May 2017.

Ceramicist Advocates for an Entrepreneurial Approach
Meet Debbie Kupinsky (Art), whose fearless approach to her own career comes with a can-do spirit that she looks forward to sharing with her students. >>MORE
Fruzen School Honors Alum’s Lifelong Devotion to Education
He’s known as “Mr. Beloit” and now the contributions of Fran Fruzen ’52 are to be enshrined in the name of the Wisconsin community’s newest school. >>MORE
A New Year Begins
Before the Class of 2019 had even unpacked its last boxes the excitement began – with a first-year student service project, a Convocation ceremony and a picnic complete with fireworks. >>MORE
Service Journeys Follow Suit for Three Young Alums

From Zambia to the Pacific Northwest: A student org has become an – unintentional – feeder program for a Catholic volunteer corps.

Medical Students Don Their White Coats as MCW-Green Bay Begins Its First Semester on Campus
Medical students join St. Norbert’s on-campus community for the first time as the new Medical College of Wisconsin class celebrates the start of its Green Bay-area journey. >>MORE
New Role for Artist Priest as Leadership Transitions at College Parish
The Rev. Jim Neilson, O.Praem., ’88, a member of the art faculty since 1993, now serves the college community in an additional role. He follows the pastorate of the Rev. John Tourangeau, O.Praem., ’81 as the new administrator of St. Norbert College Parish. >>MORE
Hopes Resurface for a Riverside Walkway Through Campus

New developments in progress or in prospect are opening up new possibilities for one of the campus’s defining features.

Pre-K to College Initiative Debuts
The creation of a world-class Catholic education in Greater Green Bay is the goal of a new collaboration between St. Norbert and regional educational systems. >>MORE
Digital Fellow Keys in to New Role
For Kelsy Burke (Sociology), the creation of a new digital fellowship on campus aligned with skills she herself was rapidly accumulating as she pursued work on a virtual ethnography. >>MORE
On Track to the Record Books
Green Knight men and women made it a day for the record books when both track-and-field teams captured their Midwest Conference team championships. >>MORE
Speaking for the Two of Us
At Commencement this year, two friends would become the college’s first joint student speakers – but their four-year journey to the podium was the larger collaborative effort. >>MORE
Duly Noted: You Make the News

The email may well begin, “Not sure if this is of interest to the magazine, but … .” And thus, with characteristic diffidence, another fascinating nugget for our Alumni Notes section drops into the editor’s mailbox.


Regular Features

In My Words/Dedicated to Faith and Reason

Dean Jeffrey Frick, himself an organic chemist, celebrates the dedication of the new Gehl-Mulva Science Center and the new chapter it opens for science education at St. Norbert.

Personally Speaking/Time Flows Like a River
“Today, when I wade in a thin blue line to fish, more often than not I see the past in the present and contemplate the future.” Nelson Ham (Geology & Environmental Science) >>MORE
Treasure/The Keefe Herbarium
“Collections of this magnitude of pretty much anything are not common for a college of this size. It’s a testament to someone’s will to spend that much time and effort at work in a particular field of science.” – Larry Scheich (Natural Sciences) >>MORE
Alumni Profile/Mimi Dane ’77 Finds Joy at Flying Horse Farms
The life of Mimi Dane ’77 has been peppered with choices. But she is confident about each bold decision that led to her current professional role as CEO of Flying Horse Farms, a camp in Ohio that brings joy to seriously ill children and their families.   >>MORE
Big Picture/Contemplatio
It’s a Norbertine thing: We’re contemplatives in action. This summer evening, the cool shade behind Bemis gently reminds us that honoring the first part of that equation is no bad thing. >>MORE