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What’s New on Campus This Year

Every academic year brings new changes at St. Norbert, whether that’s new faculty, programs or events. Below are several new offerings you and your student should know about.

Grubhub at SNC
St. Norbert is now a partner with Grubhub, the online and mobile food ordering and delivery system. Interested students will need to connect the Grubhub app with their SNC ID card, then opt into the free Grubhub+ Student membership. Once they’ve done so, students will be able to order food from a variety of off-campus restaurants. If they use Custom Cash to pay, they’ll receive unlimited free delivery on orders more than $18. Credit and debit cards are also accepted.

New Major and Minor
Students have two new choices for their studies: a major in broadfield social studies and a minor in sports management. The broadfield social studies major can also be paired with SNC’s middle and high school education major. Students in this major must complete 14 courses across six social studies disciplines: economics, history, political science, psychology, sociology and geography.

Sports management courses are now available, as is a sports management minor. While the program is housed in the Schneider School of Business & Economics, the minor is available to all students, not just business majors. It requires six courses (24 credit hours), one of which is an internship.

Changes to Todd Wehr and Mulva Library
Todd Wehr Hall and the Mulva Library are in the midst of renovations. Soon, Todd Wehr will be the hub for student advising, career development and financial services. Academic advising and career and professional development staff are maintaining an integrated space on the first floor, while the second floor will soon be home to accounting services and student account services (formerly called the bursar’s office). Residential Education and Housing will occupy the third floor.

The Mulva Library will soon house all offices that provide students with individualized academic support. The Writing Center will be on the library’s first floor, while the office of academic success, support and accessibility will relocate to the third floor. The library’s old staff lounge will be transformed into a gathering space for all community members.

Pennings Activity Center Coming Down
Starting this winter, the Pennings Activity Center is going to be demolished to make room for the new Donald & Patricia Schneider Family Hall, a 45,000-square-foot, multi-use facility that will include classrooms, workspaces, executive education and conferencing, and more. The Schneider Family Hall is scheduled to open in fall 2025.

Updates From Information Technology Services (ITS)
ITS completed wireless upgrades over the summer. More than 300 additional wireless access points were installed across campus, primarily in residence halls and academic spaces. This will improve wifi connectivity, reliability and speed. Due to the upcoming razing of Pennings Activity Center, the TechBar Studio has relocated to Cofrin 104. It features a variety of tech equipment for students to use for podcasting, virtual reality, screencasting and more.

Catholic Student Center Expanding
After a successful debut last year, SNC’s Catholic Student Center has expanded its space in the former priory, located next to Old St. Joe’s. The center is a spot where students (and parents) of all faiths can gather to pray, study and learn more about the Catholic faith. Their popular Ignite program offers weekly social, prayer and educational events.

Laurie Joyner, First Female President
For the first time in SNC’s 125-year history, a female is at the helm – Laurie Joyner. Joyner was previously president of St. Xavier University and of Wittenberg University. She and her husband, Jay Joyner, have three sons. Joyner takes over from Thomas Kunkel, SNC’s seventh president, who returned as interim president for one year.

Updated August 2023