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The First Women It’s been 70 years since the first women formally admitted to St. Norbert as co-eds stepped onto campus to claim their place as part of the brand-new Class of 1956. They formed a very considerable minority at a school that had been men-only since its founding in 1898. We celebrate those pioneers who began it all.

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The First Women It’s been 70 years since the first women formally admitted to St. Norbert as co-eds stepped onto campus to claim their place as part of the brand-new Class of 1956. They formed a very considerable minority at a school that had been men-only since its founding in 1898. We celebrate those pioneers who began it all.

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In the News

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    MBA Refresh Greets Grad Students

    More flexibility, more entry points, more tie-in to the college’s mission: the hallmarks of the evolving MBA program at St. Norbert.

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    An Enhanced First-Year Seminar Experience Debuts

    This year’s first-years will experience seminar-style courses through a program that sets out to nurture the collective and individual sense of belonging at St. Norbert.

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    A New Microphone for One of Milwaukee’s Own

    Newsman Vince Vitrano ’99 talks about a career move that brings with it new opportunities and a whole new point of view.

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    “Yes, and” Mindset Casts Actor in Visiting Professor Role

    More theatre students at St. Norbert will have the chance to work with an Equity actor as visiting professor Noah Simon returns for a second year.

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  • Global Seminar Discovers Lost History

    When a group of students toured the lost Norbertine abbeys of the United Kingdom, Gail Cornelius (Study Abroad) had her camera at the ready.

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    “John McGivern’s Main Streets” on Campus

    The Midwest’s favorite TV explorer has been filming at St. Norbert ahead of his upcoming focus on De Pere, Wisconsin.

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    Going, but Not Leaving

    After five years at the helm of St. Norbert College, President Brian Bruess ’90 departs, leaving the school with firm financial security, a lively sense of its unique mission, and an empowered campus community.

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    The Stinski Effect

    An early start at St. Norbert helped launch a journey in scientific discovery; its benefits matched by a generous vision for science education.

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  • Leadership for the Next Chapter

    As President Brian Bruess ’90 departs and St. Norbert College begins its search for its ninth president, the institution maintains its tradition of strong and visionary leadership.

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    Green Knights Make Their Mark

    St. Norbert College had its share of highlights during 2021-22, its first year in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC). The Green Knights won seven NACC titles and swept the men’s and women’s All-Sports Awards championships.

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    Winning Move for Economist Priest

    The Rev. Onwu Akpa lists neuroeconomics as his favorite class to teach, but he’s been longing to introduce a new course, too. “I will be teaching Issues in African Development. I already have 14 students signed up,” says the Norbertine.

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    Noted, First to Last: An Essay in Contrasts

    A look at our very first alumni notes, which featured the Rev. George Beemsterboer, Class of 1911; Harold Allie, Class of 1916; and Martin J. Van der Heyden, Class of 1909.

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In the News

  • MBA Refresh Greets Grad Students

    More flexibility, more entry points, more tie-in to the college’s mission: the hallmarks of the evolving MBA program at St. Norbert.

    Read More
  • An Enhanced First-Year Seminar Experience Debuts

    This year’s first-years will experience seminar-style courses through a program that sets out to nurture the collective and individual sense of belonging at St. Norbert.

    Read More
  • A New Microphone for One of Milwaukee’s Own

    Newsman Vince Vitrano ’99 talks about a career move that brings with it new opportunities and a whole new point of view.

    Read More
  • “Yes, and” Mindset Casts Actor in Visiting Professor Role

    More theatre students at St. Norbert will have the chance to work with an Equity actor as visiting professor Noah Simon returns for a second year.

    Read More
  • Global Seminar Discovers Lost History

    When a group of students toured the lost Norbertine abbeys of the United Kingdom, Gail Cornelius (Study Abroad) had her camera at the ready.

    Read More
  • “John McGivern’s Main Streets” on Campus

    The Midwest’s favorite TV explorer has been filming at St. Norbert ahead of his upcoming focus on De Pere, Wisconsin.

    Read More
  • Going, but Not Leaving

    After five years at the helm of St. Norbert College, President Brian Bruess ’90 departs, leaving the school with firm financial security, a lively sense of its unique mission, and an empowered campus community.

    Read More
  • The Stinski Effect

    An early start at St. Norbert helped launch a journey in scientific discovery; its benefits matched by a generous vision for science education.

    Read More
  • Leadership for the Next Chapter

    As President Brian Bruess ’90 departs and St. Norbert College begins its search for its ninth president, the institution maintains its tradition of strong and visionary leadership.

    Read More
  • Green Knights Make Their Mark

    St. Norbert College had its share of highlights during 2021-22, its first year in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC). The Green Knights won seven NACC titles and swept the men’s and women’s All-Sports Awards championships.

    Read More
  • Winning Move for Economist Priest

    The Rev. Onwu Akpa lists neuroeconomics as his favorite class to teach, but he’s been longing to introduce a new course, too. “I will be teaching Issues in African Development. I already have 14 students signed up,” says the Norbertine.

    Read More
  • Noted, First to Last: An Essay in Contrasts

    A look at our very first alumni notes, which featured the Rev. George Beemsterboer, Class of 1911; Harold Allie, Class of 1916; and Martin J. Van der Heyden, Class of 1909.

    Read More

Regular Features

In My Words

Life Lessons in a Beloved Community

“We were taught that empathy and humility are essential for leading a life well-lived. That collective effort is infinitely more powerful than individual effort, and it is always the difference between success or failure.” – President Brian Bruess ’90

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Personally Speaking

Jumping in One More Time

When Coach JoAnn Krueger (Athletics) was diagnosed with a hard-to-treat cancer, she knew there’d be somebody she could depend on through her treatment journey. In the event, that “somebody” would be an entire community.

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Treasure

A Signature Experience

“I always thought how amazing it was that we still had Father Burke’s signature and the ability to use it. It’s interesting just seeing what his handwriting looked like.” – Chris Betcher (Alumni & Parent Relations)

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Alumni Profile

A Path to Global Citizenry

From the international office in Rome, Jill Drzewiecki ’99 and her coworkers at the Jesuit Refugee Service assist forcibly displaced populations in 57 countries.

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Big Picture

A Degree of Excitement

On the brink of their next chapter, it’s time for a jump for joy: The fun and friendships forged during the St. Norbert years merit their own celebration.

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Online Exclusives

GALLERY
In four years

The four years of study are over and the undergraduate experience is about to end. Now the post-college world beckons, brimming with all hope and promise. The Class of 2022 celebrates its biggest and best achievement yet. 

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In pioneering spirit

Seven decades after they first arrived on campus, we invited three members of the college’s first class of women to campus to take a look back at those days.

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In the name of science

The Gehl-Mulva Science Center at St. Norbert facilitates a state-of-the-art education for developing scientists like Olivia Bruni ’23, current holder of the Mark Stinski Award.

GALLERY
In England

When a group of students toured the lost Norbertine abbeys of the United Kingdom, Gail Cornelius (Study Abroad) had her camera at the ready.

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In nine minutes

A remarkable evening of TEDx-style presentations in March featured a slate of short talks on the topic “Own Your Impact,” one of the pillars of respect at SNC.