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Social Justice Fair 2014

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Article and pictures by Liz Groth.

September 12th marked the date of SNC’s very first Social Justice Fair, coordinated by the Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice, & Public Understanding. Various organizations and programs on campus gathered in Michel’s Ballroom to talk about their individual causes and reach out to other students looking to make a difference both globally and in their own community. I had the opportunity to speak with Kaitlyn Miller, who played a major role in organizing the event.

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SNC Potato Drop 2014

Video by Liz Groth — Story by Kalli Seglund

As part of SNC’s Into the Streets service event, over 40 first year students served their community through the Potato Drop. The Society of St. Andrew partnered with a Wisconsin grower to coordinate the donation of the potatoes and Schneider provided the freight to transport the potatoes to our area. SNC students served by unloading the truck and readying the potatoes for distribution to local food pantries. A team of upperclass students, including Kalli Seglund, helped to coordinate the distribution. The following is her story.


The days leading up to the 2014 Potato Drop were filled with logistics and planning creative ways to inspire and motivate the volunteers, especially since we knew that the hot August weather would be unwelcoming. With 42,000 pounds of potatoes to be distributed to nine different pantries, teamwork and cooperation were necessary throughout the entire event to reach our goal. With the dedication of our nine community partners and students, we were successful. It was rewarding to see how all of these aspects came together in the end. The Potato Drop was an experience which allowed me to realize the impact that just a few hours of community service can have.

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Into The Streets 2014

Once again, St. Norbert students started out the semester with Into The Streets — a day dedicated to service in the Green Bay area. This year, over 500 students divided up into 46 groups to serve 39 different service sites. These students spent their afternoon pulling weeds, washing cars, helping food pantries, and more! Combined, the volunteers provided over 1,000 hours of volunteer service.

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Zambia Project: World of Hope Gala 2014

By Laura Riley

On Saturday, April 26th, St. Norbert College Zambia Project hosted their largest annual fundraiser: The World of Hope Gala. The event took place on campus in Michels Ballroom. This year the event included a cash bar, silent auction, and featured performances by the Limanya Drum & Dance Ensemble as well as guest speaker, Austin Gutwein. Gutwein is Continue reading

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Give & Go: SNC Move-Out!

By Kalli Seglund ‘17

St. Norbert College is hosting the first annual “Give and Go: SNC Move-Out” with the cooperation of the Sturzl Center for Community Service and Learning, Residence Hall Association (RHA), Residential Education & Housing (REH), Housekeeping and a local community partner—St. Vincent de Paul. The idea once known as Continue reading

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Celebrating Service 2014

Celebrating Service Cover PhotoOne week from today, the St. Norbert College community will be gathering together to celebrate service. On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 the Sturzl Center for Community Service and Learning will be hosting our annual Celebrating Service event. Through spoken stories and visual displays, this event will showcase how students are impacting our community through service. Join us in celebration beginning at 3:00pm in Todd Wehr Hall! Continue reading

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De Pere Relay for Life 2014

Photography by Emily Goetz ’14
All Music Rights Reserved to: Sara Bareilles, Brave, The Blessed Unrest (2013)

By Sarah Wallenfang ’14
Treasurer, Colleges Against Cancer

Two weeks ago SNC Colleges Against Cancer in partner with the American Cancer Society put on another successful Relay for Life. The event took place on April 12. Throughout the day, 354 participants Continue reading


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