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The barbers from Starz set up shop in a campus classroom, for the convenience of students.

A World of Difference in Your Magazine Online

Susan Allen, magazine editor, shares some of the web-exclusive content featured in the Spring 2022 issue of St. Norbert College Magazine, available online.

Looking good, feeling good. A local business got SNC students lined up and trimmed with a little friendly banter thrown in. Starz Barber & Beauty set up on campus to offer that classic neighborhood barbershop service. It’s a new offering in an old tradition – a tradition of responsiveness to the needs of our student body.

Our Spring 2022 issue delivers word on plenty of initiatives like this that are making the SNC campus an ever more welcoming place. You can check out the styles at our on-campus barber shop in In the Barber’s Chair, celebrate the Dia de la Virgen with our Hispanic students in In Colorful Array, or, in Inclusion, read a thoughtful article on the need for higher education that ran in a national outlet but was authored right here on campus by Jennifer Bonds-Raacke (Academic Affairs) and Billy Korinko ’09 (Cassandra Voss Center).

Then, for a glimpse of what else is new in EDIB (equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging), skim through the briefing notes on page 13 of our print issue.

There are many ways to understand a diverse community and we celebrate much more that makes for a varied and vibrant experience, including:

Age: Today’s students do some things just as you may have done, and some very differently. You’ll enjoy checking out what they’ve been Unboxing.

Country of origin: Take a look at this issue’s “Treasure” feature to see how Tokens of Friendship call international friendships to mind.

Food preference: Vegan gelato? Yes please!, says John Courtois ’07, head of operations for Sacred Serve.

Cat person or dog person? The dog people on campus will argue that, as a de-stresser, their furry friends can’t be bettered. As you will see in our photo gallery, the canine visitors to campus don’t seem to mind their role at all.

Bookish, sporty, or both? Kendall Karcz ’22 reflects on athletics and academics at St. Norbert after he joins an exclusive club as Football’s fifth All-American. And, inside In Law School, Hunter Van Asten ’19 and Elizabeth Totzke ’19 talk about their journeys to one of the country’s most prestigious grad programs.

Backstory: As a first-year student at Edinboro University, Joe Webb, new vice-president for student affairs, slept in the bushes when his school closed for Thanksgiving break. He had no home to return to and was too embarrassed to ask about options within the institution. In Becoming the Best Possible Leader He Can Be, Webb says, “One of the biggest mistakes I made was never seeking support. Campus resources are not just for people struggling academically. They’re for students who want to be the best possible student they can be.”

March 25, 2022