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St. Norbert College Announces 2018 Heritage Month and Homecoming Week Celebrations

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From St. Norbert College, October 9, 2018
by Hailey Barron,, (920) 403-3089

St. Norbert College announces activities for its Heritage Month and Homecoming Week celebrations, running from Tuesday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 28. Various events, lectures and sports activities will take place throughout October. The month celebrates the history of St. Norbert College and brings together the Norbertines, current students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families.
Specific event details are as follows:
“Science and Faith in Harmony: ‘The Heavens Declare the Glory of God’” concert and lecture: Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. Anton M. Koekemoer, a research astrophysicist with the Hubble Space Telescope at the Space Telescope Science Institute, will lead a tour through the universe with images from the Hubble Space Telescope that were used as a foundation for some of the beautiful illuminations in The Saint John’s Bible. Before Koekemoer’s lecture, the St. Norbert College music department will present a concert featuring sacred music. The event will take place at Dudley Birder Hall, 400 Grant St., De Pere. It is free and open to the public.
Founder’s Day Prayer Breakfast and presentation of the Founder’s Awards: Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 8 a.m. The Founder's Day Prayer Breakfast recognizes members of the college community who model values the community upholds, such as communio (community) and radical hospitality. The Founder’s Awards honor the words and actions of several individuals who have demonstrated a deep commitment to the values of the college. The breakfast will be held in the Michels Commons Ballroom on the college’s campus. Reservations are required.
“Light Up the Campus” Homecoming Ceremony:Sunday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. Students will gather at the Baer Mall Circle on campus to watch the homecoming flag rise and Main Hall light up to commemorate the start of Homecoming Week.
On-Campus Student Activities: Students will be able to attend a cannonball contest featuring faculty, staff and students on Monday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. at the Mulva Family Fitness & Sports Center. A bingo night will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. in the Campus Center.

Pep Rally and Knights of Homecoming Announcement: Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. on the Campus Center lawn.
Homecoming Football Game: Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. The St. Norbert College Green Knights will face off against Macalester College at Schneider Stadium, 1600 Lost Dauphin Road, De Pere. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children, senior citizens and non-St. Norbert students. St. Norbert students are admitted to the game for free. Pre-game tailgating will start at 11 a.m., and a fifth-quarter tailgate party will begin at 4 p.m. The party will include music, a food truck and refreshments.
Second annual Heritage Ball: Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by The Norbertines of St. Norbert Abbey, this popular event is an opportunity for the entire St. Norbert College community to come together to celebrate the college’s history and legacy. The semiformal event will feature music by Fat Brass, and light refreshments will be provided. Tickets purchased in advance are $5 for St. Norbert students and $15 for non-St. Norbert students.
The only Norbertine college in the world, St. Norbert is a four-year, Catholic liberal arts institution nestled beside the Fox River in De Pere, Wis., neighboring Green Bay. Founded in 1898, the college became coeducational in 1952. Today the residential campus serves approximately 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students hailing from throughout the United States and nearly 20 countries. Recent years have seen record enrollments and unprecedented investments in the St. Norbert campus. The academic excellence of the college is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Princeton Review and others.

For more information about the history of the Norbertines and St. Norbert College, contact Rosemary Sands, director of the Center for Norbertine Studies, at 920-403-3496 or
For more information about Heritage Month events, contact Julie Massey, associate vice president for mission and student affairs, at 920-403-3014 or
For more information about Homecoming events, contact Chris Betcher, associate director of alumni and parent relations, at 920-403-3021 or

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