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9 Graduate Information Session, 6:00 p.m., TLTC

12 Undergraduate Open House, 12:30 p.m., TLTC

16 Miss Representation,6:00 p.m., The Mug

18 Alverno Presents: Cedar Block: Sexy Results, 8:00 p.m., Turner Hall Ballroom

27 Spring Etiquette Event, 3:00-5:00 p.m., TLTC


8 East Florida: West Palm Beach Alumnae Gathering, 12:00 p.m., Seasons 52 - Vineyard Room, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

9 West Florida: Fort Myers Alumnae Gathering, 12:00 p.m., Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort, Bonita Springs, Florida

10 Alverno Presents: Vijay Iyer, 8:00 p.m., Wehr Hall

18-30 Alumnae Travel: Spain & Portugal

21 Career Search Basics for Alumnae - Strong Interest Inventory: A Career Tool

24 Alverno Presents: Eccentric Soul Revue, 8:00 p.m., Pitman Theatre

27 Spring Career Fair, 11:30-2:00 p.m., TLTC

28 Career Search Basics for Alumnae - The 21st Century Resume: Techniques for the Web Age


4 Career Search Basics for Alumnae - Interview with Confidence...Learn How!

14 Alverno Presents: David Zambrano: Soul Project, 3:00 and 8:00 p.m., Todd Wehr Conference Center, MSOE

26 April Alum Night: A Evening of Trivial Pursuits with Carole Barrowman & Kevin Casey

28 Alverno Presents: Ex Fabula: Terminal Milwaukee, 8:00 p.m., Pitman Theatre


22 May Alum Night: St. Francis Brewery Tour

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Dear Alumnae,

Erica Gumieny '00The college is buzzing with excitement as we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Alverno. So many activities and ways for your to reengage! Be sure to check out This anniversary is more than just a celebration, it's a way to honor the work that Alverno students, alumnae, faculty and staff do in areas of service throughout or community. This is why we have created an initiative called "Caring Counts" for this anniversary year. The goal of "Caring Counts" is to record 125,000 hours of volunteer activity in 2012. Alverno women and men make a difference every day in our community and our world. This has been the case ever since the first six students began at Alverno College in 1887 and will continue to be so in many years to come. If you haven't been back to Alverno, this is the year to do it. Reach out to your Alumnae Department and find out how you can make a difference today.

Erica Gumieny '00
Alumnae Board President

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Jesse Harrison-Noonan '09
Jesse & Kids"Life is for service" could be Jesse Harrison-Noonan's motto. She has been committed to service since she was a child. And it is Jesse's commitment to service which drew her to Alverno College where she majored in Psychology with a support in Spanish and Global Studies.

Service to others also inspired her to spend several weeks in Tanzania through the eco-tourism and volunteering group Afrishare Solutions. With her mother, Jesse spent several weeks volunteering at Pasua Primary, an elementary school in the town of Moshi. At Pasua, Jesse taught English, classroom management and the importance of respecting the environment. Click here to read more.

Article by Jennifer Kaufman '04

Around Alverno

Graduate Newsletter

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

SoftballSpring Trip Schedule Set For Alverno Softball Team
The schedule for the 2012 Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic has been released and the Alverno College softball team has six new opponents on the docket of the eight games in southwestern Florida. The Inferno (12-28 in 2011) opens the 2012 slate with a pair of games in Cape Coral, Fla., on Saturday, March 3, versus Bridgewater State University (18-23) and Eastern Nazarene College (12-22). The pair will be played at the Cape Coral Sports Complex. The final six games of the spring trip will be played at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Fla. Click here to read more.

Campus Happenings

Graduate Information Session
Thursday, February 9, 2012
6:00 p.m.

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, February 9th 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 Family Nurse Practitioner track), and our 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 by calling 414-382-6100 or 1-800-933-3401.

Undergraduate Open HouseUndergraduate Open House
Sunday, February 12, 2012
1:00 p.m.

The Admissions Office will be hosting an Open House for high school students and those interested in transferring to Alverno on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 1:00 p.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 the Admissions Office at 414-382-6100 or


Ms. RespresentationFree Screening of Miss Representation
Thursday, February 16, 2012
6:00 p.m.
The Mug

Miss Representation (90 minute documentary) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, making it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for average women to feel empowered. Stories from teenage girls, along with provocative interviews build momentum and provide startling facts and statistics. Bring your friends and family to this free screening and discussion.


Alum Artists

125th General Education Conference - Save the Date!
Friday, October 5th Open Reception
5:00-7:00 p.m.
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.

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!

Mark your calendars now for these upcoming spring Alum Nights...

Eccentric SoulMarch Alum Night: An Evening with Alverno Presents
Eccentric Soul Revue
Saturday, March 24, 2012
6:30 p.m. Social
8:00 p.m. Performance
Pitman Theatre

Pre-concert social and conversation with Alverno Professor Tracy Stockwell. Click here for more details.

April Alum Night: A Evening of Trivial Pursuits with Carole Barrowman & Kevin Casey
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Time and location TBD

May Alum Night: St. Francis Brewery Tour
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
5:30 p.m.
St. Francis Brewery

3825 South Kinnickinnic Avenue
St. Francis, WI

Upcoming Events

Spring Etiquette Dinner
Monday, February 27, 2012
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Alverno College TLTC

The annual Etiquette Dinner offers students an opportunity to learn the finer points of dining etiquette as they network with members of the Alverno community. Each table is hosted by College alumnae and/or a member of the College staff or faculty, allowing students the opportunity to connect with others in their prospective field. Here is your chance to give back to students! Visit to learn more and to register to be a Table Captain.

Florida Alumnae Gatherings
Alverno College is heading to Florida, and we hope to see you there! These are great opportunities to learn more about why Alverno was recently named #1 in the Midwest for the second year in a row by U.S. News & World Report, get the inside scoop on the latest campus plans, and meet local alumnae and friends. Visit to learn more and to register.

East Coast: West Palm Beach Alumnae Gathering
Thursday, March 8, 2012
12 p.m.
Seasons 52 - Vineyard Room
On the Intracoastal at PGA Boulevard
11611 Ellison Wilson Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

West Coast: Fort Myers Alumnae Gathering
Friday, March 9, 2012
12 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort
5001 Coconut Point Road
Bonita Springs, FL

Career Search Basics for Alumnae
Finding a new career in today's challenging economic times and ever changing job scene can seem overwhelming. Our 3-part series designed for Alumnae focuses on the new trends and approaches in contemporary job seeking. Come to one, two, or all three sessions and develop confidence in your job search skills. All sessions are offered from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and will be presented by the staff of the Alverno College Career Education Center. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Strong Interest Inventory: A Career Tool

Debra Chomicka, Senior Career Specialist

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The 21st Century Resume: Techniques for the Web Age

Debra Chomicka, Senior Career Specialist

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Interview with Confidence...Learn How!

Joanna Patterson, Senior Career Specialist

Career Corner

Network with Hiring Employers at Upcoming Career Events
Whether you're looking for a job now, or will be somewhere down the road, networking with potential employers is THE BEST WAY to improve your chances of getting hired. Invest in your career by attending one of these upcoming events:

Thursday, February 16, 2012
4:00-8:00 p.m.
Marquette Memorial Union
Exclusive for students and alumni of Wisconsin Private and Independent College. A list of employers attending the event is available at

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Alverno College, TL 112
Learn strategies that will prepare you to confidently and effectively network at a career fair and other professional events.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
11:30-2:00 p.m.
Alverno College, Conference Center
Exclusive for Alverno students and alumnae. A list of employers attending the event will be available at in the weeks before the event.

If you have questions about these events, or would like assistance preparing for a career fair or job search, please contact the Career Education Center at 414-382-6010.
"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


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