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St. Norbert College to host 3rd annual SNC Day

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From St. Norbert College, August 22, 2011
by Mike Counter,, (920) 403-3089

St. Norbert College is opening its doors to the community on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the college's third annual SNC Day.
The event will feature food, two stages of entertainment, children's activities, artists, boat rides on the Fox River, mini-lectures by St. Norbert College professors, and a display of all four Packers' Super Bowl rings. The St. Norbert College football team will play Knox College at 1 p.m. at Schneider Stadium and admission is free. A Lamers trolley will provide transportation from the main campus to the stadium. Tours of the new Ariens Family Welcome Center will also be available.
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, a full day of activities on the east side of De Pere. Shuttles will transport people back and forth across the river from campus to town. An opening ceremony featuring welcoming remarks from Mayor Mike Walsh and St. Norbert College President Thomas Kunkel will take place at 10 a.m. on Third Street under the St. Norbert College arch.
There will be something for everyone at SNC Day. Here's a sampling:


Gazebo stage:

10-11 a.m. -- SNC Jazz Ensemble -- smooth jazz and fine vocal performances

11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. -- Big Mouth -- An eclectic mix of blues and jazz

1:30-3:15 p.m. -- STAR 98 -- Pop, rock and fun!

3:30-6 p.m. -- Conga Se Menne -- Finish reggae with lyrics geared for fun.

International Stage:

10-11 a.m. -- Nia African-American Drummers and Dancers

11 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Frogwater -- Irish/Celtic acoustic musical group renowned for their musical virtuosity and exuberant live performances

1-2:30 p.m. -- Newtonburg Brass Band - A light-hearted recreation of an early 1900's small-town brass band featuring American, German and Czech polka, waltz, marches and early Dixieland.

3-3:45 p.m. -- Geetha Bhat -- Classical Indian Singer

4-5 p.m. Heritage Academy of Irish Dance -- high energy Irish step dancing

5-6 p.m. Duck Creek Crossing Singers and Dancers -- Native American dancers and drummers. Hypnotic, entrancing and irrestible.

Baer Mall:

11 a.m.-1 p.m. WIXX -- live radio broadcast

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 -- "Hop" -- Main Hall lawn


Hamburgers, brats and Chef Dan's famous chili available on the Main Hall lawn. Free popcorn available for those enjoying the music on the Gazebo stage or waiting for a boat ride. Ed's in the Mulva Library will offer muffins and coffee. Grilled favorites in Phil's in the Campus Center and baklava offered at the International Center stage. Coldstone Creamery ice cream confections available at the Alumni tent near Main Hall. A selection of sandwiches and Zesty's custard available at Schneider Stadium.


Inflatables for kids, face painting, clowns, balloon art, magic, loads of art projects, and lots of other fun and educational activities for kids all day long.


Exhibit by Evan Siegle featuring his award-winning Local Sports Heroes series and photos from Super Bowl XLV. On display are all four Packers' Super Bowl rings; admission is free.


SNC Day offers horse-drawn wagon rides throughout campus, shuttles to the activities on the other side of the river, trolleys to the football game at Schneider Stadium, and boat tours on the Fox River..


Activities will include Jazzercize, Zumba and hula hooping. Screenings and performance evaluations will be conducted at the Bellin Fitness and Athletic Performance Tent. The Packerland Kennel therapy dogs will be on hand from 10 a.m.-noon.


Where Privilege Meets Social Inequalities -- Dr. Christopher Meidl

Children's Literature: Past, Present and Future -- Dr. Susan Landt

Terrifying Sea Creatures from the Age of Dinosaurs -- Dr. Rebecca Schmeisser

Why We Wonder -- Dr. Scott Kirst

Dante's Divine Comedy -- Dr. Stephen Westergan


Sponsors for SNC Day include the Green Bay Press Gazette, Baylake Bank, Gagnon Clay, Harmann Studios, GNC, Independent Printing, Lamers Bus Lines, Insight/Cellcom, Nicolet Bank, Oneida Nation Tourism, Pomp's Tire, Titletown Brewing, Ryan Funeral Home and Crematory, US Bank, VerHalen Commercial Interiors and Camera Corner.
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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