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St. Norbert College to Host 11th Annual SNC Day on Sept. 21

From St. Norbert College, September 3, 2019
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College is opening its doors to the community on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the college’s 11th annual SNC Day. Admission is free.

SNC Day provides an opportunity for area residents to visit campus and learn more about what the college has to offer. The event will feature three stages of musical entertainment, boat rides on the Fox River provided by River Tyme, Segway tours, horse-drawn wagon rides through campus, many children’s activities, and many different food options, including several local food-truck favorites, and refreshments provided by Titletown Brewing Co.Highlights this year will include beautifully restored vintage cars on display from The Automobile Gallery. The seven volumes of the Saint John’s Bible can be viewed at locations throughout
campus, and tours of St. Norbert Abbey are scheduled. The Mulva Family Fitness & Sports Center will host wellness-education activities for all ages, with smoothie samples, yoga and self-defense classes.

The Webb Theatre in the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts will feature a free performance of Evergreen Production’s “Little Women.” The Walter Theatre will host a slideshow by the De Pere Historical Society featuring photos from yesteryear.

The college’s F. K. Bemis International Center will host global-themed activities; 30-minute language lessons will also be offered in Cofrin Hall.

Visit the Gehl-Mulva Science Center for fascinating biology and physics demonstrations, and find out more about the Medical College of Wisconsin’s home at St. Norbert. MCW will offer opportunities to view human organs and try out dissection skills on the Anatomage table. Medical students will be on hand to talk about careers in medicine and their lives as medical students. They will also present their community health-related research projects and posters.

The Cassandra Voss Center is hosting Benjamin Grignon, a traditional Menominee arts teacher, who will demonstrate and guide indigenous art projects.

Elsewhere on campus, visitors can get new haircuts at the HanCan mobile barbershop, take ballroom dance lessons, participate in a campus-wide scavenger hunt and view a crew demonstration.

The Carol & Robert Bush Art Center will feature two exhibitions, “Why We Collect” and “In Collateral Light Must I Be Comforted,” as well as screen-printing activities for kids and adults.

St. Norbert College is pleased to feature faculty lectures on a wide variety of topics. A few highlights are: “A Critical Analysis of Contemporary Country Music,” Economic Strategies Megachurches Have Employed to Achieve Rapid Growth,” “American Conspiracy Theories,” “The Science of a Happy Marriage,” “Meaningfulness in Life,” “Classical Music Composition and the Creative Process,” “ Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy,” “Fun With Physics” and “This is Your Brain on Stress.”

An art market will feature local and regional artists. Visitors can enjoy the display or find something special to take home.

Specific events and times for SNC Day include:

Gazebo Stage on the Fox River:

10 a.m.-noon – Big Mouth

12:30-2:30 p.m. – Copper Box

3-4:30 p.m. – RPM

International Stage:

10-11:30 a.m. – Sawdust Symphony

Noon-2 p.m. – Ants Marching

2:30-4 p.m. – Panic Station

Dudley Birder Hall:

2-4 p.m. – SNC’s Knights on Broadway

Elsewhere on campus throughout the day:

Boat rides on the River Tyme riverboat
Segway tours of campus and the surrounding area (nominal charge)
A walking tour of geology at St. Norbert College
Art market featuring local and regional artists
Crew demonstration
14 lectures by St. Norbert faculty members on a wide variety of topics
Horse-drawn wagon rides through campus
Tours of St. Norbert Abbey (transportation provided)
Loads of kids’ activities, including inflatables, face-painting, a balloon artist and hula hooping. The De Pere Fire Department will also have a fire truck on hand.
Information about St. Norbert’s undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Green Bay program, housed at SNC
Food marketplace with 13 options, including several local food-truck favorites and a variety of beverages
The Automobile Gallery’s display of fully restored vintage cars
Health and wellness resources and activities: yoga, self-defense. smoothie samples and more
30-minute language classes
Ballroom-dance demos and classes

For more information on all of the SNC Day activities, go to http://www.snc.edu/sncday.

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