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2010 November ANews

Dear Alverno Alumna,

Got news? Do you have a story you just have to share? 

Welcome to Class Notes!  The class notes section of the Alverno magazine and the Alum Online Community is one of the most important vehicles by which Alverno alums stay connected with one another. It's where you read about the latest comings and goings in your class: marriages, births, new jobs, and travels. If you have news that you would like to share with friends and classmates, please let us know by submitting a note.

If you submit a class note between now and December 1st, your name will be entered in a drawing for an Alverno College Alumna t-shirt!  (Going forward every month there will be a drawing for cool Alverno gear!) 


Find out what your fellow alums are up to these days. Share your news and events by submitting a note today!

Best Regards,
Samantha Sobocinski '04
Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations

Alumnae Highlight
We’ve heard from alumnae that you would like the chance to network and learn more about the Research Center for Women and Girls, and so we are pleased to announce:

Kate MasleyAn Exclusive Night for Alverno Alumnae and their guests
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Come and meet Kate Masley, Director of the Research Center for Women and Girls, and learn about the 2010 Status of Girls Report and how the Research Center is making a difference in our community. This is a great way to meet Kate and find out how you as a powerful Alverno alum can get involved and continue the legacy that Alverno has made in Milwaukee and the world. Beverages and light appetizers will be served.

A special electronic invitation will be sent in early December, so be sure to watch your email for more details!

Upcoming Alumnae Events
Breakfast with SantaBreakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 11, 2010
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Why send a letter to Santa when you can give him your list in person? Enjoy a delightful morning and breakfast with Santa at Alverno College. All are invited to visit with Santa, make holiday crafts and join in caroling. Be sure to bring your own camera to take pictures. During breakfast enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit and donuts. What a great way to start the holiday season! Reservations are required – space is limited.

Downtown Performances Featuring the Alverno College Choir and Chamber Ensemble
The Alverno College Choir and Chamber Ensemble have upcoming special performances to which all alumnae, family and friends are invited!

Thursday, November 18th
The Alverno College Choir has been invited to sing at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee on Thursday, November 18th. Pre-ceremony music starting at 4:30 p.m., with an additional performance between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.

Friday, December 17th - Two Performances
The Choir and Chamber Ensemble have been invited to perform in the rotunda of Milwaukee’s City Hall on the morning of Friday, December 17th. The performance will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Both the Choir and Chamber Ensemble will also be performing at the Milwaukee Art Museum in the beautiful main level lobby for a special noon hour public concert.

These are honorable invitations, and we hope that many alumnae will be in attendance to support these talented students.

Campus Happenings
Graduate ExhibitionGraduate Exhibition
November 12 – December 17, 2010
Opening Reception – Friday, November 12th, 4:30-8:00 p.m.

Art and Cultures Gallery
Join senior year artists as they celebrate the opening of their graduation exhibition, “Oz: A Pathway to Heart, Wisdom and Courage” on Friday, November 12th in the Alverno College Art and Cultures Gallery. Friends and family are welcome!

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass & Celebration
Thursday, November 18, 2010
12:10 p.m.
Alverno College Chapel
The Hispanic Women of Alverno student group welcomes all faiths to this Hispanic Cultural Service celebrating the apparition of the Virgin Mary to St. Juan Diego-1531. The celebration will feature Tonanzin Aztec dancers, Celebrant Fr. Carlos Flores (Prince of Peace parish), and Mariachi Voz de mi Tierra. Sponsored by HWA and Campus Ministry. *You are welcome to bring flowers to the Virgin Mary’s shrine at any time.*

Graduation Ushers Needed
Student Services is looking for volunteers to usher for both commencement ceremonies:

Undergraduate Ceremony
Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ushers meet in the gym at 12:30 p.m.
Seating begins at 1:00 p.m.
Ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. and lasts approximately 2 hours.
Ushers are asked to wear dark pants or skirt and white or light colored shirt.
Nametags and directions are provided at 12:30 p.m.

Masters Ceremony
Friday, December 17, 2010

Ushers meet in Christopher Hall Lobby at 6:00 p.m.
Seating begins at 6:30 p.m.
Ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. and lasts approximately 1 hour.

Volunteers can sign up in Student Services (AF 205), or contact Jennifer Slawny at 414-382-6115 or  

Around Alverno
Peace CorpsPeace Corps Celebrating 50 Years
In 2011, the Peace Corps will commemorate 50 years of promoting peace and friendship around the world. Join us in supporting the agency’s mission and legacy of service by honoring their past and inspiring the next generation of volunteers through education and engagement. Were you a Peace Corps volunteer? Please click here to let us know when and where you served.

Graduate School News
Click here to read about the latest news from our graduate students, alums and faculty!

CECFrom the Career Education Center
Is YOUR organization recruiting grads and interns from Wisconsin’s 20 private colleges? The Wisconsin Private College Career Consortium (WIPCCC) is your private college connection to job and internship candidates. Consider these ways to recruit great students and graduates:

WorkForce Career & Internship Fair
Thursday, February 17, 2011 -- 4-8pm
Host School: Marquette University
More information and online registration:

Post jobs and internships. WIPCCC maintains a FREE online posting system to help organizations reach students and graduates of Wisconsin’s 20 private colleges.
Visit the “employers” tab and select “post a job.”

AIFR LogoAlverno Inferno Free Radio
Be sure to check out Alverno’s free radio station, AIFR. The broadcast content is predominantly student developed with contributions from staff and faculty. The station operations are a student-managed venture under the direction of faculty. Rather than impose a genre, the station is a “free-form” online radio station. Click here for program scheduling and descriptions. Become a fan on Facebook!

Help Develop the Master of Arts in Communication at Alverno
The Professional Communication Department is in the process of creating a Master of Arts in Communication (MAC) graduate degree. Whatever your major was at Alverno, we need your help. Next month we will be asking you to complete a brief online survey to help guide the planning of the MAC program. We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to fill it out. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Alverno AthleticsAlverno Soccer has Record Breaking Day in Victory over CUC
Alverno College set record after record in an 8-2 triumph over visiting Concordia University Chicago in a Northern Athletics Conference game on October 25th. The Inferno improved to 8-11 overall and 3-8 in the NAC—breaking school records for victories (overall and conference) which they set last season in head coach Brittany Nikolic’s debut at the helm. Nikolic already has the most coaching victories all-time at Alverno with 15 total wins in just her second season.

“It’s very exciting and I’m very happy for the players,” Nikolic said. “They’ve worked hard this season to earn the wins and a lot of them came with a fight. We had to battle, even today. Though the score at the end looked comfortable, I never felt completely comfortable in the game. Concordia has some dangerous players, so we had to keep fighting to put the game away. To set the new record at home was a lot of fun.” To read more, click here.

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Escape to the Wilderness

12-Dec. 17 "Oz: A Pathway to Heart, Wisdom and Courage," Graduate Art Exhibit, Alverno Art Gallery. Opening Reception is Friday, November 12, 4:30-8:00 p.m.
17 Guilty Pleasures: An evening of small indulgences for women. Includes a delicious dinner with live music and choice of one of three workshops.
18 “Our Lady of Guadalupe” Mass & Celebration, Alverno College Chapel, 12:10 p.m. Sponsored by student group Hispanic Women of Alverno.
30 Alverno College Fall/Winter Craft Fair, Commons Lobby, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Art Department.
4 Alverno Presents a double bill: Sachal Vasandani Quartet and Gretchen Parlato Quartet, 8:00 p.m., Wehr Hall
6 General Student Recital, Lampe Hall, 7:00 p.m.


Breakfast with Santa, TLTC, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

12 Holiday Concert. Alverno College Chapel, 2:00 p.m.
17 Commencement for graduate candidates, Wehr Hall, 7:30 p.m.
18 Commencement for undergraduate candidates, Pitman Theatre, 2:00 p.m.


An Exclusive RCWG Night for Alverno Alumnae, 6:00-8:00 p.m. More details coming!

26-Feb. 27 Wisconsin Visual Arts – Artists from Southeast Wisconsin-Mixed Media. Opening reception is Friday, Feb. 4th, from 4:30-8:00 p.m. in the Art and Cultures Gallery. Call 414-382-6149 for additional information.
28 Alverno Presents Heidi Latsky Dance Company-The Gimp Project (GIMP), held at the Helfaer Theatre, Marquette University.

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