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16 Alum Night "Olive Oil After Dark!"
5:30 p.m.

11 C&T Breakfast Blues Egg 7:30 a.m.

13 Alum Night Palermo's Pizza Tour &
Tasting 5:30 p.m.

15 VFA Luncheon

18 Business Forum 6:00 p.m.

20 C&T Wine and Cheese 5:00 p.m.

5-7 Homecoming Weekend


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Wanted: A Few Good Alverno Alumnae

Welcome from the Alumnae Association Governance Committee. The dynamic and highly visible Alverno Alumnae Association Board is looking for a "few good Alverno alumnae" to join us in making a difference. We want a "few good women" who know what a powerful impact an Alverno education makes on the quality of our professional and personal lives. We need a "few good women" who can meet regularly, have a good time and do good work that supports our alma mater. I encourage you to talk to fellow alumnae who are dedicated to Alverno and have the time to serve. Nominations, either self or through others, will be accepted until October 15, 2012. Click here for more information and to fill out an online nomination form.

LuAnn Bird '01 & Mary Stull '79
Governance Committee Co-Chairs


Alverno Alum Nights

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

Oilerie BrookfieldAugust: "Olive Oil After Dark"
Thursday, August 16, 2012
5:30 p.m.

Join us at the Olierie Brookfield for an evening of tasty salad treats, easy recipes, exclusive after hours shopping, special bundle prices, expert nutrition advice, practical application of what you'll learn, and so much more! Click here for more information and to register.



Palermo's Pizza

September Alum Night: Palermo's Pizza Tour & Tasting
Thursday, September 13, 2012
5:30 p.m. Social & Pizza Tasting

6:30 p.m. Tour
7:15 p.m. Dessert
Join us at Villa Palermo's for an evening of reconnecting with alums, a great Milwaukee pizza tasting and a tour of Palermo's with Barbara Hess '87. Click here to register



Watch for the Second Annual Trivial Night with the Humanities Faculty coming in November!



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Sallyanne Hassert '69
Ms. Hassert is quite enthusiastic about Alverno celebrating its 125th anniversary. Of this momentous occasion, Ms. Hassert says, "…I go back to the tradition of excellence in teaching music and nursing that has been the long-standing tradition of the School Sisters of St. Francis and Alverno College. It was because that tradition of excellence that I chose to attend Alverno; it is in that tradition of excellence that I have been formed as a musician and as a teacher. And it is in that same tradition that I hope many more generations of women will come to be formed in the future."
To read the full story click here
Article by Jennifer Kaufman '04


Homecoming 2012


Mark your calendars for Homecoming Weekend on October 5-7, 2012

Homecoming CollageFriday, October 5
5th Annual Powderpuff Football Game(more information below)
Tailgate after the game
Monster Trike Bike Relay
Alumnae Art Exhibit Opening
Bestowing of the Kente Alumnae Reunion
Volleyball Game Alverno Inferno vs. Concordia Falcons
Outdoor Movie
Saturday, October 6
Alverno on the Weekend Classes Open
Alverno Alumnae Association Open Board Meeting
JoAnn Mc Grath School of Nursing Luncheon
School Sisters of St. Francis Tea
Honored Alumnae Dinner & Sister Joel Read Dedication
Alverno Presents – Barbara Cook
Sunday, October 7
Homecoming Mass with Celebrant Archbishop Listecki
Golden Guild Brunch (*Open to all alumnae who graduated 50 years ago or more)

Click here for a more complete schedule. Invitations will be mailed September 1st.

Do you have an interest in reconnecting with your beloved Alma Mater, but don't know how to get started?  At Homecoming Weekend on October 5-7, 2012 where you'll have the opportunity to learn "125 Ways to Give Back" to Alverno!
Here is a sneak peak at some of the exciting ways you can reconnect:

  1. “Like” Alverno on Facebook
  2. Usher at Alverno Presents events
  3. Participate in Convocation
  4. Take a Telesis class
  5. Donate to the Promise & Power campaign

Make sure to attend Homecoming Weekend to learn the other 120 ways to give back to Alverno!

PowderPuffAre you ready for some football? This year will be the fifth year for Alverno's Alumnae in Training Powder Puff football game. To make this year better than ever we are encouraging alums to sign up and play along with the students. The game will take place on Friday, October 5th at 5pm. If you are interested in playing please contact me by email at or by phone at 414-382-6070.
If you don't want to play, we are still always looking for your support as cheerleaders. So don't forget to mark this date on your calendar! I look forward to seeing everyone at Homecoming this year.
Sarah Ward, Alumnae in Training Program Coordinator

Alum Artists
Do you want to be a part of history? You are invited to participate in the Alverno College
Annual Alumnae Juried Art Show during Homecoming 2012 in the Alverno Art & Cultures Gallery. The exhibit will open on Friday, October 5, 2012, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception and an Awards Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The Exhibit will run through Saturday, October 27, 2012. All works will be juried to be accepted into the exhibit. For more details on the jury process and entry information click here.




Unity in Diversity

Bestowing of the Kente Alumnae Reunion
Inviting all alumnae of Bestowing of the Kente (BOK) and friends to attend a reunion during Homecoming weekend.  BOK is entering its 18th year as part of the graduation events at Alverno College.  We would love to connect with our BOK graduates and share about this wonderful cultural experience.  Please join us for wine and refreshments.7:30-9:00p.m.  There will be a short program around 8:15 p.m. For more information or 414-382-6022


Upcoming Events

Communication & Technology "Feedback & Fun"

An Invitation to all Communication and Technology Alumnae

Few things are more fun that having the "Remember when…?" or "Whatever happened to…?" conversations with important people from your past. It's about connecting, but it's also about sharing how life has changed.

That is why the faculty of the Communication & Technology Department and the Office of Alumnae Relations are hosting a reunion and networking event this September.

The C&T faculty is eager to hear from our alums about their career experiences. We are always exited and proud when we hear about the career successes of our alums. We know we have alums doing amazing work in a variety of fields, and we want to hear about it! Your accomplishments inspire us as faculty and give us encouraging stories to tell our current and future students.

We welcome alumnae who graduated with a major in Professional Communication (PCM), Communication, Management and Technology (CMT), Interactive Media Design (IMD), or Computing and Information Technology (CIT) to participate in one of two "Feedback and Fun" events:

Breakfast on Tuesday, September 11 from 7:30 – 9:00 at Blue's Egg, Wauwatosa
After Work Wine and Cheese on Thursday, September 20 from 5:00-7:00 Kellogg A

Besides re-connecting with communication faculty and sister alums, you can serve in an advisory role. "The majors that serve the communication professions are challenged by constantly changing technology," says Professor Jill Moore, " who better than our alums to advise us about the best practices and technology applications in the contemporary workplace?"
To register click here

Wilderness LogoEscape 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, November 30 and December 1, 2012. 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 October 30th and rooms are listed under Alverno College, reference #A78833. Click here for the full brochure.


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London 2013
Join Alverno Theatre Professor Richard Runkel for an eight-nighttrip, May 23-June 1, 2013, to London. The trip includes guided tours of notable London highlights, including Westminster Abbey and the Covent Garden, as well as Stratford-on-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare. In addition, participants will attend three theatre performances and get a backstage theatre tour. Deadline for registration is December 2012. Contact Mary Frieseke, or 414-382-6098, for more details.


Around Alverno

August Athletics
32 Alverno Student Athletes Honored as Northern Athletic Scholars
Student-athletes that compete in the conference must maintain a grade point average of 3.25 or higher for the current academic year to be eligible for the honor -- though Alverno does not administer traditional grades. Instead, teaching and learning at Alverno are enhanced by assessment of a student's individual progress and by giving meaningful feedback
Click here to read the entire story.

Global UnionVolunteers to Help at Global Union!
Alverno Presents would like to get the word out about volunteering at Global Union 2012, our 7th annual Global Union! This year the festival will take place on Saturday, September 15th (one day only) in Humboldt Park, and once again, we need your help to make it happen. All we need from you right now though is your email letting us know that you are interested in hearing more information about volunteering and receiving update emails when we get closer to the event. If you would like to help out or are just interested in hearing more, send an email to

Residence Life to Begin Bike Program – Helmets Needed
Many of our students who are far away from home and living in the residence halls, especially our International students, are often seeking ways to get around town. In response, Residence Life will be starting a program in the fall where students can check out a bike to run errands or just go riding. It is a great alternative to taxis and buses for things that are nearby. In support of this venture, the International Intercultural Center is seeking donations of bike helmets so that students have the proper equipment when venturing out. We are looking for ten new helmets that can be used for students participating in this program. Providing this option will be a green approach to students seeking another mode of transportation with the necessary safety precautions. Any assistance that you can provide will be most welcome!
For more information, please contact Rachel Haos at 414-382-6006 or or Lynn Kuhlman at 414-382-6372 or

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Empowering Women Alverno alumnae Mary-Ann Lupa '64 and Mary Jean Collins '63 invite you to a special conference called "Empowering Women: A Tale of Two Generations." The full-day event presented by the Veteran Feminists of America will be held on Saturday, September 15, at Alverno College. Their luncheon will feature a salute to Alverno for 125 years of creating opportunities for women. Learn more at


Alverno Forum

Alverno Business Forum "The Journey Toward Sustainability"
Tuesday, September 18th 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Join us to explore some common myths about sustainability and learn how exemplary companies pursue their sustainability agenda in a variety of ways.  We will continue a dialogue started at our highly successful spring Forum, “The Triple Bottom Line:  People, Planet and Profit” with more in depth discussion of sustainability featuring Clay Nesler, Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls, Inc., and Dan Horton, Dean, School of Business, Alverno College.  Nesler is responsible for energy and sustainability strategy, policy, marketing, education, innovation, operations and NGO relationships on a global basis.

He has served with state, national and international organizations focused on sustainability and he recently participated in earthsummit 2012 held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Johnson Controls has been recognized as one of Corporate Responsibility magazine's "Best Corporate Citizens" and Ethisphere magazine’s "World's Most Ethical Companies".  Prior to joining Alverno College, Horton served as the Senior Vice-President and Chief Administrative Officer for S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Click here to register.



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