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March 2010 ANews

Dear Alverno Alumna,

One of the most wonderful resources of Alverno has always been our alumnae. When admissions asked for the opportunity to connect with alums, I knew it would be a natural partnership. Please read on to see how you can help in the recruitment process. As always, we thank you for your continued support.

Warm regards,
Mary Frieseke '93
Director of Alumnae Relations
414-382-6090 or

A Message from Admissions
We know that one of the largest segments of Alverno on the Weekend students comes to us from someone who has referred them. The best recruiters are those who have experienced Alverno first-hand – our alums. Because of that, I’d like to ask you to spread the word about Alverno on the Weekend!

There are a couple of opportunities that can be passed along to potential weekend students, those adult women who are looking to earn their undergraduate degrees:

Information Session for women interested in Alverno on the Weekend – Wednesday, March 31, 6:00 p.m. 

Undergraduate Open House – Saturday, April 17, 9:30 a.m. 

If you know of a prospective student who would like to come to Open House and stay and have lunch with a current weekend student, please let Admissions know ( Our Web site has quite a bit of information about Alverno on the Weekend that would be interesting to women looking to find out more. Visit Please pass the word!

Alumnae In Training SpotlightMiss Alverno 2010“Every girl wants a crown!”  Reigning Miss Alverno Samantha Jo Meyer will be on hand to help crown her successor on March 30th but she’s quick to point out that the Miss Alverno crown is not just any crown. Offering no swimsuit categories, but instead using the familiar eight abilities, Alverno students are challenged to establish a platform based on a cause they support. This special event allows students to not only expand their use of Alverno’s abilities but also to gain confidence speaking in front of a crowd, earn prize money for books, and have a great evening! 

Samantha Jo is a Secondary Education Major with a History Support, who will be graduating in December, 2011. As Miss Alverno, Samantha Jo has spent the past year making appearances at various college functions and has found this experience made her a familiar face to other Alverno community members, giving her the opportunity to meet many new people. Her favorite part of her Miss Alverno reign was her Homecoming experience. Samantha Jo participated in all of the events throughout Homecoming weekend and enjoyed the opportunity to meet alumnae and explain exactly what Miss Alverno was all about. Samantha Jo is already looking forward to her first Homecoming as an alumna, where she will have the opportunity to mingle with that year’s Miss Alverno.

Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual Miss Alverno contest, held Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. in the Mug (basement of Austin Hall). Each contestant will perform and speak in front of a crowd, giving her the chance to gain confidence in herself, and also to support an organization important to her. Come support current students as they compete for the 2010-11 Miss Alverno title!

Upcoming Alumnae Events
Save the DateAn Evening Art Walk with Alverno Students
Enjoy an evening of artistic exploration at Alverno! Join us on campus Friday, April 23, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., for a beer and wine tasting of local breweries and wineries and silent auction to benefit the Alverno College Alumnae Association Endowed Scholarship Fund. Watch students create one-of-a-kind art right before your very eyes, participate in interactive exhibits, and take in musical entertainment. Selected pieces will be available for purchase.

Early bird tickets are on sale now! (Early bird pricing must be received by April 1, 2010). Click here for additional details and to purchase tickets online.

Wilderness ResortEscape to the Wilderness Resort
The Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, America’s largest waterpark resort in Wisconsin Dells, is offering a special reason to escape to the Wilderness on April 23-24, 2010. For just $109 per night, your family of four can reserve a double queen room at the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort and receive unlimited access to the resort’s four indoor waterparks. A limited number of rooms are available in Alverno’s room block and will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. The reservation deadline is March 23. Call 1-800-867-WILD (9453) to make your reservation. Click here for more details.

Brewer LogoPrivate College Day at Miller Park
Alumnae, family and friends of Alverno College are invited to Private College Day on the Dew Deck in right field at Miller Park on Sunday, April 25th! We will be joined by alumni from other schools in the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, for a total of 260 Brewers fans.
Get in on all the action and reserve your seats now! We have a limited number of tickets (first-come, first-served). You’ll receive a game ticket on the Dew Deck, a special pre-game buffet and soft drinks (two beers included, too) for $69 per person. Click here for more information and to register.

Alumnae gatherings in Racine and Northern Illinois
The Alumnae Association is planning upcoming gatherings for Racine-area alumnae and alums living in Northern Illinois. These are great opportunities to catch up with old friends, meet other alumnae living in your area, and learn about the exciting things happening on the Alverno campus.

Tuesday, April 27th
Sebastian’s Fine Food & Spirits

Wednesday, May 5th
Deer Path Inn
Lake Forest, IL

Watch your mail and the Alverno College Web site for more details.

St. Luke's Photo

A few of the alums in attendance at the February 25th gathering held at St. Luke’s Medical Center. Pictured from left to right: Eunice Herd ’09, Judy Murphy ’75, Barbara Popp ’80, and Carol Davis ’99

Campus HappeningsAlverno College Career Connection: Spring 2010 Job Fair
If you are a graduate looking for employment, you will want to make room on your calendar for a great opportunity to meet with recruiters seeking to hire recent graduates for entry level professional positions.

Date: Tuesday, March 23
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Place: TLTC Conference Center

This event is sponsored by the Career Education Center. No registration is necessary. For more information please call 414-382-6010 or stop by the Career Lab, LA 125. A list of organizations attending is available on our website.

Alverno College proudly announces the Research Center for Women and Girls
The Research Center for Women and Girls at Alverno College is poised to become the premier women’s research center in the nation, with the power to impact countless lives. As one of the first women’s research centers to include research specific to both women and girls, the Research Center has already begun to create positive social change. Built on a half-century history of researching women, the Research Center for Women and Girls provides the tools to reach out to young girls through action-oriented research, empowering women and girls at an earlier age.

Join us for a weeklong celebration and grand opening of the Research Center for Women and Girls, April 7 - 13. Click here for more event information and to register.

A Letter from A.C.T.S. Committee Interns
Dear Alverno College Alumnae,

First, let us introduce ourselves:  Abigail Sherman, environmental science major, and Emily Miller, chemistry major. We are both juniors graduating next spring. This semester, we have been privileged to work on-campus as interns for the A.C.T.S. (Alverno Commits to Sustainability) committee. In recognition of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, we have planned several activities and events on campus.

So how do you fit in to all of this? We are inviting you to participate in a panel discussion to highlight your work experiences and how sustainability relates to your current career. Click here to read more.

Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Alverno
Since 2002, Alverno College has held annual remembrance services for Yom HaShoah, established as a memorial day for the Holocaust. This year’s service will feature Holocaust survivor Tauba Biterman, and will be held in the TLTC Conference Center at noon on Wednesday, April 28th. Biterman was first hidden, then passed as a German from the Black Forest. She survived by staying on the move, working when she could get work, and staying alert to the suspicions and accusations of Poles and Ukrainians who “always looked for Jews and hunted us out.” Her many harrowing experiences included having guns held to her head to coerce her into confessing that she was a Jew. “I was very strong and life was precious. I didn’t want to die from a bullet.”

This event is free and open to the public, and no R.S.V.P. is necessary. Contact Sue DaBaco at with any questions.

Around Alverno
Director of RCWG Interviewed on Milwaukee Public Radio
Kate Masley, the director of the Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls, was interviewed on Milwaukee Public Radio's Lake Effect program (WUWM). Masley discussed in-depth how the Center plans to update the college’s 2007 report on the Status of Women and Girls in Wisconsin during its official grand opening, April 7 - 13, among many other exciting plans.

Are You Responsible for Employee Development?
The theme for this year’s Administrative Toolkit Program, planned for Wednesday, April 21st, is “Make Work Work for You” and includes a full day of relevant and energizing learning experiences. Please click here for more information.

Connect with Alverno

LinkedInThe Alumnae Relations Office has created an Alumnae Association Group on Facebook and Linkedin.  Join today to connect with students, alums and friends of the college!

FacebookWe are proud to announce the new Alverno Alumnae Connections application built on the Facebook® platform!  When you log into Facebook and add the application to your profile, you will gain unlimited access to the Alum Online Community features and much more!  To add the application to your profile, visit our application home page and select "Add Application." Once you have added the application, you can select the hyperlink, "Link your Facebook account," to link your Facebook record to your Alverno Alum Online Community record.

For more detailed instructions on the process, you can also click here to view an instruction manual.

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Events Calendar
12 - 28 Student Juried Art Exhibit
"Observations". Opening reception Friday, March 12, 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
13 Alverno Presents
Wayne McGregor/Random Dance


Miss Alverno
7:00 p.m.
The Mug, Austin Hall basement

31 Graduate and Alverno on the Weekend
information sessions, 6-7 p.m.
7 Opening Celebration and Reception: Celebrating the History of the Research Center for Women
4:30 - 6:30 p.m., TLTC
8 Girl Meets World: Making a Difference in Girls' Lives, Rachel Simmons
5:30 - 6:30 p.m., TLTC
9 Rachel Simmons: Assembly for 7th, 8th & 9th Grade Girls10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Kellogg A
10 Alverno Presents
Zemog, El Gallo Bueno

Half the Sky: Sheryl WuDunn7:00 - 8:00 p.m., TLTC

13 2010 Status of Girls Research Update
9:30 - 10:30 a.m., TLTC
16-May 2 Graduate Art Exhibit
Opening reception Friday, April 9, 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.


An Evening Art Walk with Alverno Students
6:00 - 9:00 p.m., TLTC



Escape to the Wilderness



Private College Day at Miller Park



Racine Alumnae Gathering

28 Holocaust survivor Tauba Biterman
12:00 p.m., TLTC


Northern Illinois Alumnae Gathering

7 Spring Concert
7:00 p.m., Alverno College Chapel
11 "Distilling Essence"
Art and Cultures Gallery
14 Commencement for graduate candidates
15 Commencement for undergraduate candidates
28 - June 6 Alverno Alumnae Eco-Adventure in Costa Rica

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