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

13 Alverno Forum - Milwaukee County Mental Health Crisis: Impact on Milwaukee and You, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Wehr Auditorium in Christopher Hall

14 Feminism Roundtable Discussion:Heroines in Young Adult Literature, 7:30 p.m. , The Mug

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

17 Alverno Forum The Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet & Profit How Leaders Make the Tough Choices, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Alverno College Teaching, Learning & Technology Center

18 Miss Alverno, 7:30-10:00 p.m., The Mug Coffeehouse & Cafe

25 Community Day

26 April Alum Night: A Evening of Trivial Pursuits with Carole Barrowman & Kevin Casey, 6:30 p.m., Gus' Mexican Cantina

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,

My name is Sarah Ward. I am an Alverno Junior majoring in History for Secondary Education. When I'm not in class, Ms. AlvernoI work in the Alumnae Office as the Alumnae in Training Program Coordinator. The Alumnae in Training program facilitates interaction between students and alumnae. Our goal is to enhance the student experience by providing opportunities that strengthen their lifelong affiliation and loyalty to Alverno. Miss Alverno is just one of many campus events we organize to connect students and alumni. Miss Alverno is a pageant-style event which provides students with the opportunity to apply their Alverno abilities in a setting outside of the classroom. 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 7:30-10:00 p.m. in the Mug Coffeehouse, to be a part of this one of a kind event! To learn more about Miss Alverno click here.

Warm Regards,
Sarah Ward
Alumnae in Training Program Coordinator

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Lavetta Meyer Torke '82
LavettaReceiving a degree in Business Management, Lavetta Meyer Torke '82 worked for Alverno as a Weekend College Coordinator working with various departments on designing the logistics of the Weekend College program. Lavetta herself was a weekend college student, and while attending Alverno she worked as an assistant to the Academic Dean, Sr. Austin Doherty. Lavetta is greatly appreciative of her work at Alverno, and considers the mentoring she got from Sr. Austin, as well as mentoring from Sr. Joel Read and Sr. Georgine Loacker, incredibly valuable.

Lavetta represented Alverno College at Northland College's inauguration in Ashland last fall. Lavetta found Northland's President Miller to be a fan of Alverno. She also enjoyed meeting other representatives of colleges and universities. Lavetta calls this monumental moment a celebration and touchstone for Northland College and was honored to be involved, claiming, "I am very proud to be an Alverno alum so representing and promoting Alverno is a 'natural' for me." Click here to read more.

Article by Jennifer Kaufman '04

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

Join us for a pre-concert social and conversation with Alverno Professor Tracy Stockwell, followed by a performance by the singular and extraordinary Eccentric Soul Revue. Pre-concert social includes a limited cash bar, hot and cold appetizers and soulful conversation led by Tracy. Special ticket pricing for alums and their guests. Social-only pricing available for season tickets holders.

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!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
6:30 p.m. Gathering
7:00-8:30 p.m. Trivia

Gus' Mexican Cantina
6514 S. Lovers Lane Rd.
Franklin, WI

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

Campus Happenings

ForumPresented by the School of Nursing
Milwaukee County Mental Health Crisis: Impact on Milwaukee and You

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Alverno College Wehr Auditorium in Christopher Hall

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of U.S. adults will develop a mental illness during their lifetime. This Forum will address the mental health crisis by describing the current state of support for people with mental illness in Milwaukee County and discussing challenges to effectively help individuals, families, and our community. Click here to learn more and to register.

Presented by the School of Business
The Triple Bottom Line:
People, Planet & Profit
How Leaders MAke the Tough Choices

April 17, 2012
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Alverno College Teaching, Learning & Technology Center

A Call for Your Most Interesting and Amazing Photos
For Kellogg Gallery Photography Exhibit Celebrating our 125th Anniversary
Places I Have Visited – A Global Photo Menagerie

Alumnae are invited to submit photographs for a series of four exhibits to be held in Kellogg Gallery during 2012. The exhibits would present current photographs submitted by faculty, staff and alum of places recently visited. Each person is invited to submit one photo and would agree to write a paragraph about his or her travels. The exhibits will start in March beginning with three back-to-back faculty and staff presentations and end with an Alumnae exhibit. Each exhibit will have an opening reception in the Kellogg Gallery which will coincide with the Art and Cultures exhibit opening receptions. We will accept the first 90 entries from faculty and staff and the first 30 entries from alumnae that meet the size requirements. Photos must be at least 300 dpi./approx. 1200 x 900, in JPEG format, and submitted to the Art and Cultures Gallery Director Lynda Sommers at We reserve the right to reject any photos not meeting specifications or may be deemed inappropriate. Your photos will be enlarged to 11 X 14" by the gallery. If you need help with creating your photos, contact All of the exhibited photos will be returned to participants after each exhibit. Start clicking!

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.

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:

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

Upcoming Events

Career Series

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
LA 313
$15 Instrument Fee

Debra Chomicka, Senior Career Specialist

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The 21st Century Resume: Techniques for the Web Age
TL 110
Alumnae must bring their jump drive with their resume.

Debra Chomicka, Senior Career Specialist

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

Kellogg A

Joanna Patterson, Senior Career Specialist

Community DayCommunity Day
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New this year, Community Day is able to invite a limited number of alums to this special day of service. Choose from the following locations: Adopt-a-Beach Bay View-South Shore (The group will cleanup beach area, take water samples, & measure trash and debris for data collection), Groundwork Milwaukee (Volunteers will be laying wood chips along pathways & hauling gravel), Urban Ecology Center (Pull garlic mustard, cleanup trail area, laying wood chips on playgrounds & trails.), El Puente(Tutoring high school students.) Click here to register and for more information. Space is limited!


Around Alverno

Graduate Newsletter

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

March 28 and May 30, 2012

A two-part event for both the seasoned gardener and horticultural novice! Find inspiration and practical discussions for helping your garden grow beautifully.Presented by Alverno College Institute for Educational Outreach and Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens

March 28 at Alverno College: includes dinner, keynote, and choice of two workshops
May 30 at Boerner Botanical Gardens: includes garden walk with the workshop presenters
Pre-registration required; space is limited.
$65 / $60 Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens

For additional details, to be placed on the Telesis mailing list, or for special needs or dietary considerations, call 414-382-6218 or e-mail

JensenJensen Garners National Recognition On Team Of The Week
Alverno College's Alyssa Jensen (Cudahy, Wis.) was named to the Team of the Week, the national news source announced Tuesday morning. The honor is for games played during the week of February 13-19.

The Team of the Week presented by Scoutware is's weekly honor roll, in its 15th season of recognizing the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week. This is the final Team of the Week of the 2011-12 season. "Alyssa is very deserving of this recognition for the week that she had," Alverno head coach Brad Duckworth said. "She really played as well, as she has her entire career. Alyssa has worked so hard to get to this point, and to finish out her senior campaign with two wins along with this recognition is a great accomplishment." Click here to read more.


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