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March 2010 Courtesy of the Cardinal Stritch University Alumni Association

University News
Wolfprint returns in online format

Wolfprint, Cardinal Stritch University’s student newspaper, has returned in online format at http://wolfprint.stritch.edu.   

Wolfprint was a monthly print publication for many years but has changed its format to an online-only news source. As an online publication, the newspaper will be able to be updated more regularly and is more cost efficient. Reporters are enrolled in the “Online Newswriting” class in the Communication Arts department, and each reporter writes at least two stories per issue. Outside submissions from readers will also be accepted with instructor approval. 

Relay for Life

Stritch’s Residence Life staff has organized a Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society from 7 p.m. April 23 until 7 a.m. April 24, in parking lot 3 on the Stritch campus. Learn more about how you can participate in Stritch Stories.

 Stritch Stories   

Broadcast Journalism students win SPJ, WBA and Milwaukee Press Club honors

Four Communcation Arts students received their first and second place awards at the WBA Student Seminar on Saturday in Middleton, Wis. Pictured from left to right: Nana Yaa Bartels, Matthew Brotz, Dawn Hale-Harvey and Edward O’Neil. Students Caitlin Staniec and recent graduate Ben Redler also worked on the award-winning radio newscast but could not attend the event.

Stritch students were recently recognized for excellence in broadcast journalism by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and Milwaukee Press Club. Read more in Stritch Stories.

Four students win awards at Model U.N.

For the first time in more than 40 years, four Stritch students simultaneously won awards at this year’s Model U.N. conference, held in St. Louis Feb. 17-20. These four students were selected among several hundred students representing more than 80 colleges and universities from across the country.

Adam Budz, Nicole Morse and Melissa Zellmer won an award for their work representing the Russian Federation before the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). According to a Model U.N. Web site, “the ECOSOC simulation requires a considerable amount of research, speaking, writing and diplomatic skill in comparison to the rest of the Model U.N.” and typically is undertaken by only the most experienced students. Vanessa Pierce won the Best Press Delegate award for her work representing Al-Jazeera, a controversial Middle Eastern media outlet.

Read more about these and other student and alumni stories in Stritch Stories.  

Faculty and Staff News   

Auncion Miteria Austria, Ph.D., chair and director of clinical training in the department of Clinical Psychology, was approved by The Fellows Committee of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division 2 of the American Psychological Association (APA), for Fellow status in the division, an honor bestowed upon members who have made “unusual and outstanding contributions or performances that have had national or international impact in the field of psychology.”

To learn more about these and other recent achievements of Stritch faculty and staff, click

Athletic News     


Stritch basketball teams wrap up exciting seasons in the NAIA Tournament

Stritch's men's and women's basketball teams culminated successful seasons with trips to the NAIA  division II national tournament. In first round play on March 11, the men's team suffered a heartbreaking loss to Hastings College, 65-62, and the women's team advanced to the second round after earning a 79-64 win over College of Idaho. The women then went on to upset No. 2 Davenport University, 76-64, before being defeated in the quarter finals by Briar Cliff University, 62-53.

Players Trey Triplett, Michelle Stelloh, Cody Braddix, and Liz Neitzel received NAIA All-American honors. Read more about the teams' historic seasons at



Alumni News

Join us in celebrating
the arts at Stritch with the opening of our spring undergraduate student art and theater shows. Gallery Night offers the opportunity to see student art and meet the artists while enjoying music by the Stritch student chamber orchestra. Refreshments will be served. The spring play is a rendition of Shakespeare’s "The Comedy of Errors," set in the Wild West. Following the show, enjoy dessert and meet the cast in the art gallery.

5:30 p.m. Gallery Night - B.A./B.F.A. exhibit
7:30 p.m. Theater show: "The Comedy of Errors"
9:30 p.m. Dessert with the cast

Location: Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery and the Nancy Kendall Theater, both located in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts

Cost: Gallery Night: Free
          Theater Show: $5, includes dessert with the cast

RSVP by April 10 to the Office of Alumni Relations at (414) 410-4939 or
Alumni Award recognition dinner April 21, 2010

Congratulations to the following alumni who were selected by the Alumni Board of Directors as the 2010 Alumni Award Recipients. They will be honored Wednesday, April 21 at a recognition dinner to be held in the Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center. Reception will begin at 5 p.m. with the program following at 6 p.m. All alumni are welcome to attend. If you would like to join us, please contact the Alumni Office at (414) 410-4939 or

G.O.L.D. Recipients
Catherine Bordeau, B.A. History '04
Terri Rocole, M.E. Ministry '06
Justina Shaw, B.A. Sociology '06
Ellen Vander Heyden, M.B.A. '01

Spirit of St. Francis Distinguished Alumni Award for Community Service
Sherrie Tussler, B.S. Management '97 

Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement 
Rev. Thomas Maikowski, M.A. Special Religious Education '74

Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to Stritch
Jim Anderson, B.S. and M.S. Management '85 '87

Read more about the award winners here.

Madison Alumni event April 29, 2010

Cardinal Stritch University alumnus, Ron Phelps ‘93, is opening his home to Stritch alumni in the Madison, Wis. area on Thursday, April 29, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. to meet, network and learn from one another. It may be the start of an informal Madison alumni group.
If you are in the area and can join us please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (414) 410-4939 or email alumni@stritch.edu for details.

Upcoming Events: 

Arts events

Feb. 26- March 26, 2010 | 
Alumni Exhibition:Sue (Goetz) Lawton '02 and Anna (Fieldbinder) Kordsmeier '05
 | Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery

April 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Apr. 18 at 2 p.m. | "The Comedy of Errors" | Nancy Kendall Theater

April 16-25, 2010 |
 B.A./B.F.A Exhibition | Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery

May 1, 2010 | Wisconsin School Music Association State Music Festival | Cardinal Stritch University | (414) 410-4349

May 7, 2010 | Spring Choir Concert | Nancy Kendall Theater | 2 p.m. 

University and Alumni events     

March 30, 2010 |
Servant Leadership: The Art of Empowering | Kliebhan Conference Center | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

April 1, 2010 |2nd Annual Corridors Network- The Community's Hmong/Asian-American Resource Connection
| Kliebhan Conference Center | (414) 410-4345 | 4-6 p.m.

April 16, 2010 | Alumni and Friends Theater and Gallery Night | Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery | 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

April 21, 2010 | Honors Convocation and Alumni Awards dinner | Cardinal Stritch University

April 29, 2010 | Madison Area Alumni Event |Home of Ron Phelps '93 | 5-7 p.m.

May 14-15, 2010 | 
Jubilarian Reunion Weekend, featuring 50th reunion of the Class of 1960  | Cardinal Stritch University

May 15, 2010 | Spring Commencement

Saint Clare Center for Ministry Formation upcoming events 

Helen Bader Leadership Speaker Series upcoming events

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