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St. Norbert College to host second annual "SNC Day"

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From St. Norbert College, August 25, 2010
by Mike Counter,, (920) 403-3089

St. Norbert College is opening its doors to the community on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the college's second annual "SNC Day."

The event will feature food, two stages of entertainment, children's activities, arts and crafts, boat rides on the Fox River, mini-lectures, and several events at the College's new Donald J. Schneider Athletic Stadium. A Lamers trolley will provide transportation from the main campus to the stadium, where additional events will be held. A Punt, Pass and Kick competition will run 9 a.m. to noon sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The event is open to all boys and girls, ages 7-12; pre-registration is not required. Winners will be announced at 3 p.m. Other events at the stadium include the Fox Valley Classic Car show, and an opportunity to meet and "shoot a puck" with the St. Norbert College men's and women's hockey teams.
SNC Day provides an opportunity for area residents to visit campus and learn more about what the college has to offer. The event shares the day with De Pere's Fallfest, which is holding a full day of activities on the east side of De Pere. Shuttles will be available to transport people back and forth across the river from campus to town. An opening ceremony, for both events, featuring welcoming remarks from Mayor Mike Walsh and St. Norbert College President Thomas Kunkel, will take place at 10 a.m. on the community stage on Broadway in east De Pere.
There will be something for everyone at SNC Day. Here's a small sampling:

- Entertainment --
Gazebo stage
10--11 a.m.-- SNC Jazz Ensemble
11-1 Big Mouth -- An eclectic mix of blues and jazz
1:30-3:30 Conga Se Menne -- Finnish Reggae with lyrics geared for fun
4-6 Bazooka Joe -- pop and rock -- the Johnny Wad band unplugged!

International stage
10-11 a.m.-- Nia African-American Drummers and Dancers
11:15-noon --Tonantzin Dance (Mexican Folk Dance)
12:30-2 -- Frogwater (exuberant Irish/Celtic acoustic group from Milwaukee)
2:15-3 --Ukrainian/Russian Dancing by Valley Academy of the Arts
3-4 -- Salsa Dancing and Instruction
4-5 -- Duck Creek Crossing Singers and Dancers
5-5:30 -- Heritage Academy of Irish Dance

Baer Mall
1-3 p.m. WIXX -- live radio remote
Elsewhere on campus throughout the day -- Something Old, Something New strolling barbershop quartet
7 p.m. -- St. Norbert College Music Groups' Fall Concert at Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts.
8 p.m. -- Outdoor Movie "Toy Story 3," Campus Center lawn.

- Food and Drink -- Hamburgers, hot dogs and booyah will be offered on the patio of the Sensenbrenner Memorial Union. Free popcorn and lemonade are available while you enjoy the music on the gazebo stage. Ed's in the Mulva Library will offer muffins and coffee. Coldstone Creamery ice cream will be available at the alumni tent.

- Children's activities - Inflatables for kids, children's story hours, clowns, balloon art, magic, art projects, and lots of other fun and educational activities for kids all day.

- Getting Around -
Take a horse drawn wagon ride throughout campus, grab a shuttle to the other side of the river, or jump on the trolley to view the new Donald J. Schneider Stadium.

- Wellness Activities -
Try Yoga, Zumba, or hula hooping.

- Arts and Crafts - Artists representing various mediums will be on hand to showcase their creations.

- Building Tours - St. Norbert College buildings will be open for guided tours.

- Art Gallery -
Exhibit by St. Norbert College adjunct faculty member, Marjorie Mau "Re-Presenting Place."

- Boat Tours -
Take a boat tour of the Fox River. Enjoy the scenery and the beautiful homes as you float down the river on a pontoon boat. Boat tours are $2; all other events are free.

- Educational activities and lectures -
"Communicating Across Cultures," "Peace Through Commerce," Freedom as Self-Determination," "Happiness: Classical and Contemporary Conceptions," "Introduction to Adobe Photoshop," "The Spanish Civil War: When, Who, What and Why Does It Still Matter?" "Dante's 'Divine Comedy,'" "Russia and Its Neighbors," "A Day in the Life of a TV Anchor," Geocaching -- Digital Treasure Hunting," and many more!

Sponsors for SNC Day include the Green Bay Press Gazette, Baylake Bank, Cellcom, Lamers Bus Lines, Independent Printing Co., Inc., Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, h.j. Martin and Son, Inc., Camera Corner/Connecting Point, Titletown Brewing Company, A Sound Mind -- Psychiatric and Oneida Nation Tourism.

For more information, including specific times and locations for various events, visit the SNC Day website at or contact Mike Counter in the office of communications at 920-403-3089.

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