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15 Graduate Information Sessions

17-18 Global Union, Humboldt Park, noon-5:00 p.m.


1 Undergraduate Open House

7-9 Homecoming Weekend

8 - Alverno Presents: Sweet Honey in the Rock - She Rocks!, Pitman Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

21-22 - Dance/Theatre Department world premiere production of an original work, Dirty Laundry: Women and Their Secrets, Wehr Hall, 7:30 p.m.

22 Alverno Presents: Debo Band with Fendika, Pitman Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

28-29 Dance/Theatre Department world premiere production of an original work, Dirty Laundry: Women and Their Secrets, Wehr Hall, 7:30 p.m.


3 MBA Book Club, Practically Radical, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

5 Alverno Presents: Stephen Petronio Dance Company: "Underland," Pitman Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

10 Alverno Forum: Building a More Civil Society - Starting in School

12 Alverno Presents: Jacky Terrasson Trio, Wehr Hall, 8:00 p.m.

17 November Alum Night: Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt, Milwaukee Public Museum - Save the Date!


10 Breakfast with Santa

10 Green Bay/Fox Valley Alumnae Gathering

11 Holiday Concert

16 Graduate Graduation

17 Undergraduate Graduation

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Dear Alumna,

An unforgettable weekend awaits you here on campus at Alverno College! Join us at Homecoming 2011 - Family, Friends and Alumnae Weekend, Friday-Sunday, October 7–9th. It is a great opportunity to connect with the Alverno friends, faculty members, and places you remember so fondly.

All alumnae and their families are welcome at Homecoming. We've planned a variety of fun and enjoyable events during the weekend. See our event schedule and register now. Registering is important because it lets us and your classmates know you're planning to be here. You can see a list of people who have indicated they're going to be at Homecoming.

Reunions are only as wonderful as the people who attend. If you want to see your friends at Homecoming, invite them! Reach out to classmates today through the Alverno Alum Online Community and encourage them to join you at Homecoming 2011.

See you on campus!

Samantha Sobocinski '04
Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations

Homecoming 2011
Homecoming 2011
Homecoming Weekend, October 7-9th, is quickly approaching! Full details and registration information are available on our website.

Homecoming 2011Alumnae Art Show
The Alumnae Art Show will be held during Homecoming Weekend, October 7-9th. All alumnae are encouraged to participate! For more information, contact us at

Business Showcase
Are you an alum with entrepreneurial spirit? Do you have a business that you would like to share with Alverno students and alums? Join us on campus for the Alumnae Business Showcase during Homecoming Weekend! Held during the student lunch break from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th, this popular event allows you to connect with fellow entrepreneurs and meet potential customers as we celebrate Homecoming. All that is required for participation is a $10 deposit. Alverno will provide a table, which will have linen and skirting, and a table sign, all at no charge. Space is limited! Email or call 414-382-6090 for more information.

New Sponsored by Alverno's Student Affairs - Casino Night
Saturday, October 8, 2011
7:00-10:30 p.m.

Try your hand at blackjack, poker, roulette, craps and bingo. Gamble with fake money for the chance to win real prizes! Raffles to benefit the Alverno College Alumnae Association Endowed Scholarship Fund will be available at the event. Must be present to win. Appletizers and cash bar will be available.

Golden Guild Celebration
**Honoring all of our alumnae who graduated fifty years ago and more**
We are excited to once again uphold the tradition of gathering all of our Golden Guild members to celebrate our history and welcome a new class to the guild. If you are a member of the Golden Guild, please join us for brunch on Sunday, October 9th in celebrating the induction of the Class of 1961.

Alverno Alum Nights

Alverno Alum Nights - whether on or off campus - are a great opportunity to become more involved with the Alvenro Community, visit with friends and make new networking contacts. Oh, and they're FUN!

CleopatraNovember Alum Night - Save the Date!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt

Join us at the Milwaukee Public Museum as we explore the world of Cleopatra VII. Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt features nearly 150 artifacts from Cleopatra’s time and helps visitors experience the present-day search for the elusive queen, which extends from the sands of Egypt to the depths of the Bay of Aboukir near Alexandria. More details coming soon.



Alumnae Spotlight

Debra AmesquaChief Amesqua Named Fire Chief of the Year
Fire Chief Magazine, part of Penton Media, Inc.'s Public Infrastructure Group, recently announced the 2011 winners of the annual "Fire Chief of the Year" awards, and the 2011 Career Fire Chief of the Year is Chief Debra Amesqua '04 of the Madison Fire Department in Madison, Wis. Winners are honored for their dedication and leadership in the fire and emergency services. Click here to read more.



Alverno Hits 15,000 Mark for Degrees Granted
As of August 2011, Alverno has granted over 15,000 degrees. Of those, 777 are master's degrees.

Around Alverno

Graduate Newsletter

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

Global UnionGlobal Union 2011 - Volunteer Now!
Global Union happens because of the great folks who generously volunteer their time, talents and energy. For those of you who have never been there, the video on the Alverno Presents homepage will give you a taste. We urgently need your help on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th with Hospitality, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (helping cater to the artists back stage), Front of House, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (greeting people, collecting donations), and Security, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (helping enforce the backstage boundary). We'll also need lots of help with Sunday night clean-up, to make sure that Humboldt Park is as beautiful as it was before the festival. Because your time and presence mean a lot to us, if you volunteer for two days of the festival, or for clean-up on Sunday evening, we will offer you TWO FREE tickets to any Alverno Presents performance this season. Please contact at the box office if you would like to volunteer for the first time, or resume a volunteer role that you have performed in the past seasons.

Attention, Nursing Alumnae
Hispanic Nurses of Alverno, a new student group on campus, strives to offer guidance, support, and resources to Hispanic nursing students. One way in which we hope to achieve this goal is by requesting support from our alumnae. We are committed to helping Hispanic women transition from students to professional nurses while maintaining an appreciation for their culture. We are asking that alumnae join our group as mentors to help facilitate Hispanic Nurses of Alverno. The nursing profession is lacking Spanish-speaking men and women to help educate the Latino population who is plagued with conditions like diabetes, heart and kidney disease, and obesity. Please consider volunteering a small portion of your time as a mentor to our future Alverno Hispanic nurses. If interested, please contact Sarah Arvelo at or send us a message via our Hispanic Nurses of Alverno Facebook page.

InfernoSorgi, Kulig Join Alverno Basketball Staff
The Alverno College Athletics Department has announced the additions of Lisa Sorgi and Cherie Kulig as assistant coaches on the basketball staff. Sorgi, one of the most prolific players in Alverno basketball history, returns to her alma mater after graduating in 2010 with a degree in political science, and Kulig is a recent graduate of Saint Mary's University in Winona, Minn., where she received her degree in sports management and accounting. Both Sorgi and Kulig are currently attending graduate courses at Alverno working on their master's degrees. Last season the Inferno (11-14, 8-10 Northern) finished tied for fourth place in the talented north division, missing out on the postseason tournament by virtue of a tiebreaker. Alverno opens the 2011-12 season on Nov. 15, hosting Mt. Mary College. Click here to read more.

Campus Happenings

TelesisFall 2011 Telesis Classes
Are you looking to explore more? Our Telesis programs offer a wide variety of classes, workshops and single sessions to expand your interests, learn a skill and engage your mind, body and spirit. Click here to view the September-December 2011 Teleis catalog. More information on adult and continuing education can be found here.




September 15th Graduate Information Sessions
If you or someone you know wants to achieve the next level professionally, consider one of Alverno's graduate programs. Alverno College will be holding a Graduate Information Session on Thursday, September 15th at 6:00 p.m. for the Master of Arts in Education (which includes tracks for both teachers and business professionals), Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing (including our new Family Nurse Practitioner track), and our new Master of Science in Community Psychology program. (Our graduate programs are open to both men and women.) Please come and invite your colleagues and friends who may be interested! More information can be found at or contact 414-382-6100 or 1-800-933-3401.

October 1st Undergraduate Open House
The Admissions Office will be hosting an Open House for high school students and those interested in transferring to Alverno on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. Open House is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the college, hear from current students, tour the campus, speak with faculty from a variety of majors, and learn more about the financial aid process. Spread the word! Students may register for the event at or by contacting Admissions at 414-382-6100 or

Upcoming Events

WildernessEscape to the Wilderness Resort with Alverno
The Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, America's largest waterpark resort in Wisconsin Dells, is offering Alverno alumnae, family and friends a special reason to escape to the Wilderness, October 21 & 22, 2011. For just $109 per night, your family of four can reserve a double queen room at the Wilderness and receive unlimited access to the resort's four indoor waterparks. A limited number of rooms are available in our block and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms can be secured by calling the Wilderness at 1-800-867-WILD (9453). The reservation deadline is September 21st, and rooms are listed under Alverno College, reference #982837.


MBA Book ClubMBA Book Club - Save the Date!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Discuss Practically Radical, by William C. Taylor, with Assisant Professor Dan Matre. More details coming soon!





Upcoming Regional Gatherings
Watch for more details on events in the works for Chicago, Dallas, and Green Bay/Fox Valley.

Alumnae Travel

Spain & Portugal
New Dates: March 18-30, 2012

Mark your calendars for this fabulous travel opportunity to Spain and Portugal! Highlights include: Madrid, Prado Museum, Cordoba, Costa del Sol, Granada, Alhambra, Cadiz, Seville, Estoril, Cascais, Lisbon, Obidos, Fatima, and more! For more details, contact Mary Frieseke at 414-382-6090 or

Career Corner

Taking Control of Your Career
Are you staying competitive in the current labor market? Take steps to advance your career by being proactive in-between your job searches. Here are 5 ways to improve your chances of promotion and put yourself in the path of new career opportunities.
"Career Corner" is a recurring A-News article that provides tips and information to assist alumnae with career decisions and job search. If you have topic suggestions for future articles, please contact Jessica May at 414-382-6406 or

Homecoming 2011

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