WALTER LAKE | FEATURES COLUMNIST
A beautiful day it was on the St. Norbert College Campus this past weekend, where hundreds of students, their families and members of the community were welcomed to the ninth annual SNC Day.
The day started off with the fifth annual Don Schneider Memorial 5K Challenge Race. Members who ran in the race received a long sleeved t-shirt. The design for these shirts came from recent graduate Mary Paplham ’17.
But the fun didn’t stop there. Music was very abundant throughout the campus. There were three stages of music, which included area favorites such as Big Mouth, Grand Union and Copper Box. Regional artists were also available to listen to throughout the day: The Listening Party, Ants Marching (Dave Matthews Tribute Band), Grupo Extremo and the Sawdust Symphony. Amongst all these bands, SNC’s own Knights on Broadway, as well as the college’s a capella groups (the Acafellas and the Knightingales) also performed.
Not only was there an abundance of music selections; there was an abundance of food options, as well! Foods ranged from burgers to booyah, as well as various other specialty food trucks that were on the campus.
Segway tours were well underway, giving tours of the campus. Boat tours of the Fox River were very popular, as tickets sold very quickly. The Automobile Gallery displayed ten of their beautifully restored classic cars.
Todd Wehr hall hosted the seventy-sixth anniversary of Curious George with book readings and hands-on activities for kids. The Cassandra Voss Center featured StoryCorps events. Participation in biology and physics experiments took place in the Gehl-Mulva Science Center, as well as opportunities to virtually dissect the human body. The Medical College of Wisconsin students and staff were also available for everyone to meet.
That’s not even the end of the activities! The Mulva Family Fitness & Sports Center had numerous events taking place involving several St. Norbert College sports teams. There was even a climbing wall sponsored by ROTC. On top of these many events, there were also faculty lectures, art exhibits, an Art Market, international-themed events, breakout rooms, ballroom dance classes and much more!
All of these events would not have been successful without the help of the many volunteers that dedicated their time on that day. They volunteered to help set up, run the event and take down everything after it was done.
Needless to say, it was a very fun-filled and exciting day. This was a great way for students, their families and members of the De Pere and Greater Green Bay community to see what St. Norbert College has to offer. By extending radical hospitality, it brings the college’s meaning of communio to life. And that’s what St. Norbert is all about.