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Past Issues

Spring 2016 magazine cover Spring 2016 | Waste Not, Want Not
Once dinner is done, the counters wiped down and clean dishes put away, it’s time to take out the trash. For the college’s kitchen staff, that means a short trip to the compactor and a remarkably light load. They’re intent on making sure, after each meal, they send less than a single garbage bag of waste to the landfill. Read the Issue
Fall/Winter 2015 Fall/Winter 2015 | 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. Read the Issue
Summer 2015 Summer 2015 | Upward Bound
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. Read the Issue
Spring 2015
Not since its founding in 1898 has St. Norbert College seen such a year. Anyone of the five big initiatives coming to fruition over the next few months would be enough to see 2015 written up in the history books; together they make for a game-changing experience. Read the Issue
Spring 2015
Research is itself a ministry, says the Rev. Andrew Ciferni, O.Praem., ’64. An imaginative approach to environmental design for the new Gehl-Mulva Science Center nods to our Norbertine roots and our ongoing participation in the Catholic intellectual tradition. Read the Issue
Summer 2014
The first and oldest building on our campus, Old St. Joe’s has been a Norbertine church since the arrival in De Pere of the Rev. Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., in 1897. Its bells mark the passing of the hours and its steeple directs our attention to the heavens above. Read the Issue
Spring 2014
What St. Norbert students need to know – and how they learn it – is undergoing a remarkable change propelled by the college’s Digital Learning Initiative. Read the Issue
Fall/Winter 2013 Fall/Winter 2013 | A Whole New Light
A space that may radically change perspectives on critical issues has, itself, undergone a remarkable recent transformation. Read the Issue
Summer 2013 Summer 2013 | Socially Connected
Social media has come of age. Once reserved for after-hours use, it’s now a legitimate professional tool. The field itself offers a maturing career path, and many St. Norbert alums are among those engaged in the business of putting new media to work. Read the Issue
Spring 2013
Spring 2013 | Nex(t)
Charged with imagining the next 50 years at the expanding frontiers of knowledge, the team that is developing plans for our new science building is designing for the future of the field. Read the Issue


Fall 2012 | What Dreams May Come

At St. Norbert College, we’re in the business of realizing dreams – the dreams that brought the college into existence; the dreams that have refined its mission since; the dreams that we welcome along with each new crop of students. And each fall, as the academic year unfolds, we are reminded afresh of the many paths of possibility and promise that lie open before us. Read the issue

Summer 2012 | Beautiful to Behold

St. Augustine saw beauty as a life-saving force in our lives, “a plank amid the waves of the sea.” It is his rule – the Rule of Augustine – that St. Norbert adopted for his order, so it seems especially fitting to reflect upon his words as we explore, in this issue, the nature of the beautiful. Read the Issue

Spring 2012 | Academic Freedom

Academic freedom protects the ongoing conversation between faith and reason that constitutes the Catholic intellectual tradition. In this issue, we explore the implications of this necessary privilege for a college that is deeply rooted in three core traditions: Catholic, Norbertine, liberal arts. Read the Issue


Fall 2011 | Arriving

Arrivals can be geographical, temporal or philosophical. Whatever shape they take, they mark the point at which anticipation and “Are we there yet?” give way to promise and possibility. Read the Issue

Summer 2011 | Good Things

Chief among the things that make summers memorable are friendship, happiness and pleasant memories. In this issue we celebrate all three, along with many more of life’s simple pleasures. Read the Issue

Spring 2011 | Together on the Journey

It can start with a conversation in a hallway and lead to the furthest limits of the earth. Work undertaken jointly invites new perspectives, wider exploration and deeper understanding. In this issue, we explore scholarly partnerships that are based on mutual respect, enthusiasm and appreciation for learning. Read the Issue


Fall 2010 | Sport and Society

A new stadium, a new mascot, a new academic conference on sport and society established at St. Norbert: just some signs of the way athletic endeavor pervades our campus, our communities and, indeed, our culture. Read the Issue 

Summer 2010 | Life’s a Journey 

Antisthenes said it: “To the wise man, nothing is foreign.” The Greek philosopher’s aphorism is the lived reality in academe, where scholarly and educational connections of all kinds build bridges across continents. Read the Issue 

Spring 2010 | Let Us Love One Another

The words of love and family knit together in our cover illustration are never far from the surface in conversations about the St. Norbert experience, where current students and alumni alike frame their time on campus in terms of warm and sustained relationship. The enduring and sometimes complex affections that extend through many different kinds of family experience are our focus in this issue. Read the Issue 


Fall 2009 | Gateway to Learning

The libraries in which we share our collective knowledge are evolving into wired and comfortable forums. Their adaptable spaces and innovative technologies stretch our traditional notions of how best to store and access the tools we need for learning. Read the Issue

Summer 2009 | Caring for Creation

Institutions like St. Norbert College, dedicated to the furthering of research and the education of future generations, take seriously their responsibility to teach by word and example how we might meet the Earth’s need for gentler living. Read the Issue

Spring 2009 | Finding the Balance

The work of St. Norbert College economists throws interesting light on the single field of study that dominates headlines today. Tough times prompt this look at the research, training and education that will guide tomorrow’s decision-makers. And, we examine “educationomics” itself – the science of keeping affordable those very institutions where such analysis and scholarship is possible. Read the Issue