Hi, fellow alumnae! It's so great to be back at Alverno. I've been here just three months and I am amazed at all that takes place here on a daily basis. The campus is bustling!
I'm excited to be in the Alumnae Office and looking forward to working with all of you. I'm interested in how you might like to connect with alums, get involved and give back to Alverno. The Alumnae Office has been bringing you opportunities through Alum Nights and we are continuing to expand. Watch for an opportunity to help us choose the new name for this monthly event series. We will continue to provide a variety of opportunities for you to meet with fellow alumnae, visit with friends, network and become more involved with the Alverno Community. Please check out the calendar in this edition for the next few months of events. If you have a suggestion or opportunity to get alums together let me know. We will continue to look for opportunities both on and off campus, day or night, that you may enjoy.
This is an important and exciting time as we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the College this year. You will want to mark your calendar for Homecoming Weekend, October 5-7, 2012. We are planning a host of activities for your visit to campus. I look forward to welcoming you back!
Kim Muench '89
Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations
Miss Alverno 2012
Over the past four years the Miss Alverno competition has grown to be a vital part of the Alverno experience. Join us on Wednesday, April 18th from 7:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. in the Mug Coffeehouse, to be a part of this one of a kind event!
The contestants will participate in five categories:
• Casual Wear - getting to know the contestant
• Talent - showing off their talent
• Formal Wear - dressing for the occasion
• Interview - demonstrating their interviewing skills based on their platform(business attire)
• Candidates' Choice
Need One of These?
It only takes a quick click to send us a Class Notes shoutout! Everyone who sends us a Class Note between today and May 1, 2012, will be entered into a lottery to win an Alverno College tee. We want to hear about what's happening - help keep us up-to-date!
Congratulations to our March winner, Cathie Schanz '94.
Dr. Nancy Clark '90
Alumnae in Training Program Manager Sarah Ward recently interviewed Dr. Nancy Clark '90, a psychotherapist, author, international lecturer, medical intuitive and presently a candidate for ND (Naturopathic Doctor). Seminars on many subjects as well as her 125-hour course and clinic in "Medical Intuition and Energy Healing Certification" have been taught around the world for twenty years. Her latest book is The Energy Healer's Guide: an Integrative Medicine Program for Self Development and Teaching.
Dr. Clark serves on the board of the International Association of Near Death Studies as coordinator of international groups and is the founder and director of AZ Integrative Therapies in Tucson.
Why did you choose Alverno College? "It had been many years since I received my AB at a junior college. Alverno accepted some of my credits and allowed me to test out of some subjects. I felt the instructors and staff also appreciated my world experiences."
What does being an Alverno Alumna mean to you? "I continue to be proud when reading of the accomplishments plus the forward thinking and teaching of Alverno. The greatest asset for me personally was becoming comfortable speaking in front of groups. I did not know at the time that this was the direction my life would take me. The instructors take time to become personally involved with each of their students. Students are given a sense that they make a difference. The weakest are encouraged to develop their strengths – and I have seen that they do!"
To read the entire interview click here.
Article by Sarah Ward, Alverno College student and Alumnae in Training Program Manager
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!
April Alum Night: A Evening of Trivial Pursuits with the Humanities
Join Carole Barrowman, Kevin Casey, Mimi Czarnik, Jodi Eastberg, Donna Engelmann and Dan Leister for a night of fun!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
6:30 p.m. Gathering
7:00-8:30 p.m. Trivia
Gus' Mexican Cantina
Are you smarter then the Humanities Faculty? Come join us and find out. Trivia teams will be formed at the event. Call your smart classmates and invite them to join you at this spirited event! Click here to register.
You won't want to miss these upcoming events. More details on registeration coming soon!
May: St. Francis Brewery Tour
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
St. Francis Brewery
3825 South Kinnickinnic Avenue
St. Francis, WI
June: Shakespeare in the Park
Alverno College Alumnae Courtyard
July: Festa! Italiana
Sunday, July 22, 2012
August: Tour and Tasting at Palermo's Pizza
Presented by the School of Business
The Triple Bottom Line:
People, Planet & Profit
How Leaders MAke the Tough Choices
April 17, 2012
Alverno College Teaching, Learning & Technology Center
The Triple Bottom Line (people, planet, and profit) is a concept that emerged more than twenty years ago. This Forum will explore the challenges faced by business leaders in balancing choices that impact all three areas. A panel of prominent Wisconsin business leaders will share their perspectives and experiences; the audience will actively participate using remote response technology. Click here to register.
Holocaust Remembrance Service
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Pitman Theatre - New Location
Please join us in remembrance of the Holocaust, the six million Jews who perished, and to honor those who resisted and survived. Click here for more information.
Graduate Information Session
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Here's why you should attend one of our information sessions:
1. Consider it the first step at taking your next professional challenge head on.
2. You will have access to the Program Directors and an admissions counselor, who can answer any question you have.
3. Learn how we help you build upon your career and hear from a graduate who has real-world experience.
4. It's an hour that could change your life.
Click here for more information and to register for the information session that's right for you.
125th General Education Conference - Save the Date!
Friday, October 5th Open Reception
Arts and Culture Gallery
Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of history! All alums are invited to participate in this juried exhibit celebrating Alverno's 125th Anniversary. Watch for more details.
Dallas Alumnae Gathering
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
5:00 p.m. - Social
5:30 p.m. - Dinner
Bolla Restaurant (Located in the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa)
Alverno College is coming to Dallas! This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet local Alverno alumnae, and learn about the exciting things happening on campus. We hope to see you there! Click here to register.
Chicago Alumnae Gathering
Sunday, June 3, 2012 - Save the Date!
Brunch at the Watermark Restaurant
More details coming soon
UPAF Ride for the Arts
Saturday, June 3, 2012
Alverno is sponsoring a team for the UPAF Ride for the Arts on June 3rd and we want you to join our team! All alumnae, staff, faculty, students, families and friends of Alverno are welcome. Routes vary in distance – you can choose the best one for you.
Visit www.upafride.org to register for the Alverno team. (The password for Alverno is wellness.) Team Registration ends May 2nd. The Wellness Committee will distribute t-shirts and rider packets the week of May 14th. Questions? Contact Julie Borgealt at 414-382-6435 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to read about the latest news from our graduate students, alums and faculty!
NAC Names Wilmore Position Player of the Week
Alverno College's Stef Wilmore (Elkhart, Ind./Central) was named the Northern Athletics Conference Softball Position Player of the Week for games of March 5-11, the league office announced Monday evening.
Wilmore led the Inferno with a .533 batting average which included a pair of home runs, two doubles and seven RBIs in the team's last four games at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic in southwest Florida.
This is the second-consecutive week the an Inferno player was honored with the award, as teammate Ashleigh Sagat (New Berlin, Wis./Eisenhower) was honored last week, and it also marks Wilmore's second-career weekly award by the NAC, her first coming her rookie season. Click here to read the full article.