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2 February Alum Night: An Evening with The Pfister Artist-in-Residence, 5:30 p.m., Floor 23, Room 23, The Pfister

4 Alverno Presents: Kayhan Kalhor and Brooklyn Rider, 8:00 p.m., Pitman Theatre

4 Optimist Theatre's "Something Wicked This Way Comes," 7:00 p.m., Alverno College TLTC

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

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

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: Palm Beach Alumnae Gathering

9 West Florida: Fort Myers Alumnae Gathering

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

18-30 Alumnae Travel: Spain & Portugal

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

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


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

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

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Dear ,

Each year at this time the media is full of resolutions, exercise programs, diet regimens, and a host of messages that communicate we are in a period of new beginnings. I'm pleased to announce something new for you from Alverno! Dan Horton, our School of Business Dean, will be providing a quarterly newsletter for the Alverno community that will update you on activities, developments, and announcements of happenings among the students, faculty, and alums of the business school.

School of Business logoClick here to access this winter's edition.

Happy New Year,
Mary Frieseke '93, '10
Director of Alumnae Relations

GraduatesCongratulations, Graduates!
Forty-one Master's candidates and 183 undergraduate students graduated on December 16 and 17, 2011. The Alumnae Office would like to extend our most sincere congratulations to these newest Alverno alums!



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Graduate Newsletter

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

SpeerAlverno Tops Caltech 107-34 in Record-Setting Victory
Seven Alverno College players reached double figures as the Inferno rolled to a 107-34 victory over California Institute of Technology this afternoon at the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Caltech Winter Classic in Ducey Gymnasium. The Inferno (4-7) set the single-game school record with the 107 points, breaking the previous record of 106 set in 2001 versus Stephens College. Today was also just the third time in school history the team reached the century mark, and first time since 2005, scoring 100 versus Mount Mary College. The record-setting mark is also the most scored by a women's team in CMS's Ducey Gymnasium. Click here to read more.



Campus Happenings

Optimist TheatreOptimist Theatre's Third Annual Winter Party
"Something Wicked This Way Comes"

Saturday, February 4, 2012
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Alverno College TLTC

Are you ready for some "double, double, toil and trouble"? This year we celebrate the 2012 summer production of Macbeth, featuring Alverno's own Mr. Tom Reed as Macbeth, Ms. Marti Gobel as Lady Macbeth, and Mr. James Pickering as Duncan. With your help, the production is slated for June 2012. Join us for a delightful evening of fiendish fun in support of free Shakespeare in the Park. Click here for more details.

Graduate Information Sessions
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


Upcoming Events

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!

Shelby KeefeFebruary Alum Night: An Evening with The Pfister Hotel Artist-in-Residence
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The Pfister Hotel, 23rd Floor, Room 23, adjacent to BLU
5:30 p.m. Social
6:00 p.m. Welcome
6:15 p.m. Interactive Presentation with Shelby Keefe
$20 per person (A $40 value!)

Join us for an evening of exclusive access to Milwaukee's very own renowned artist Shelby Keefe. Entering its third year, The Pfister's Artist-in-Residence program features a working art studio and gallery that is open to hotel guests and visitors. Participate and observe as Shelby creates art during our Alverno gathering. For more information or to register, visit

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: 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.
Ellen Gardner's Clubhouse
Fort Myers, FL

Career Corner

Spring 2012 Career Events Open to Alumnae
The Career Education Center is hosting a variety of spring events that are open to Alverno alumnae. If you are job searching or preparing for a career change, mark your calendars for these upcoming dates:

2/8/12 - How to Work a Career Fair, 12:00-1:00 p.m., TL 112
2/9/12 - Ready Your Resume for a Career Fair, 12:00-1:00 p.m., TL 110
2/16/12 - WorkForce Career Fair, 4:00-8:00 p.m., Marquette Student Union
3/14/12 - How to Work a Career Fair, 4:30-5:30 p.m., TL 112
3/27/12 - Alverno Spring 2012 Career Fair, 11:30-2:00 p.m., TLTC

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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