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May 2010 Courtesy of the Cardinal Stritch University Alumni Association

University News 

St Clare Center graduating class triples in size

The 2010 graduating class from the Saint Clare Center for Ministry Formation is almost three times as large as last year’s and 26 of the 40 students receiving their certificates in lay ministry are Hispanic.

 Dr. Dan Scholz, director of the Saint Clare Center said, “this year’s class is graduating 40 adults who will go into their churches and continue the work and inspiration of those communities. That is 28 more students than in our first class, last year. We are also proud that so many of our graduates who joined us are Hispanic and will be helping support their churches' work in those communities.”  

Learn more about 
the Saint Clare Center.

Summer brings construction to athletics and library  

Construction has begun in two key areas of the Stritch campus, with completion of both the Information Commons and the Athletics build out scheduled for early- to mid-August, shortly before the fall semester resumes.

The new Information Commons on the first floor the Library will provide a space designed for individual and group work, inspiration and socializing, research and relaxation. 
Wireless Internet access will be available throughout. Dry-erase boards will be available for use, as well as projectors and other media technology. The Commons will also feature a small café with coffee and light snacks. Plans include a garden patio, a new entrance to the west of the current one, and an information desk area. A central check-out and reference area will also be built.

The significant changes in the Athletic department include locker room renovations and the addition of new office space for coaches and staff members. Inside both the men’s and women’s locker rooms, all existing lockers will be torn out and replaced with new lockers and the restrooms in each locker room will be renovated.

Summer Office Hours

The University's summer hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m from May 17 to August 13.

Stritch Stories   

Alumna brings missions of charity to Taiwan

Stritch alum Mei-Hua “Charity” Yang is running a school for children and adults with special needs in Taiwan. The St. Theresa Opportunity Center in Yuching offers services such as early childhood intervention to identify infants and toddlers who may be developmentally delayed and vocational training programs for disabled adults as old as 40. 

Yang is working with Maryknoll, a U.S.-based Catholic mission organization and is dedicated to working with the families to help them appreciate their children, despite their situation.

 Read more about Yang's extraordinary work in the May/June edition of Maryknoll magazine. 

Faculty and Staff News

Maria Borda Wiesner,
coordinator of human formation and Hispanic outreach in the Saint Clare Center for Ministry Formation, participated in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Catholic Cultural Diversity Network Convocation held at Notre Dame University May 6-8. The convocation was by invitation only, and she was one of four participants invited from Wisconsin. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/ccdnc

To learn more about this and other recent achievements of Stritch faculty and staff, click here.

Student and Athletic News     

Coach Diener to host youth camp

After completing his first season as Wolves men's basketball head coach, Drew Diener continues to grow the program's reach as he announces the first annual Stritch Basketball Resident Camp. The overnight camp is scheduled to run from June 13-16 on the Stritch campus, and includes instruction by Coach Diener and some of the top high school coaches in the state of Wisconsin.

Learn more and sign a player up at

Men's Volleyball plays in semi finals and has two NAIA All-Americans

The Wolves wrapped up their 2010 season ranked third in the country, finishing second in the MAMVIC East with a record of 10-2 and an overall record of 26-13. They lost in the semi finals of the NAIA national tournament to the California Baptist University Lancers in four sets.

Two of the Wolves men’s volleyball players, junior Vladimir Frenc (Belgrade, Serbia) and sophomore Scott Golden (Vernon Hills, Ill.), capped off their season by receiving American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) NAIA All-American Awards.

Read more at www.stritchwolves.com 

Alumni News

Join us at Stritch to celebrate the beginning of summer and help support art students! Proceeds benefit the art department and art scholarships. Join us for:

Student, faculty and alumni art sale | Wine tasting and sale by Vino 100 | Stritch musicians  

For more information, or to RSVP, visit http://www.stritch.edu/summerfestival/.

Seven alumni honored at 2010 Alumni Awards Ceremony

On April 21, seven Stritch alumni were honored for their professional and community service. Read more about them at http://www.stritch.edu/2010alumniwinners/. Check out the photo galleries from honors convocation and alumni awards.

Call for nominations for the Stritch Alumni Board

The Alumni Board of Directors is the leadership body of the Alumni Association; as such, they represent the alumni constituency.
The Board works closely with Alumni Relations to carry out an effective program that provides an opportunity for all alumni to maintain close relations with Stritch and develop a closer association with other alumni, parents, and friends of the University. For more information on the role of an alumni board member, please click here.

The Alumni board is currently accepting nominations for new board members. If you would like to nominate someone to serve on the Alumni Board, fill out the online nomination form.

Join Stritch team at St. Benedict’s Run/Walk July 22, get free admission to Germanfest

Alumni are encouraged to join the Stritch team at the Run/Walk for the Hungry on Thursday, July 22 on the Summerfest grounds. Proceeds from the event benefit St. Benedict the Moor’s Community Meal, which provides food for homeless individuals and families in Milwaukee. Event check-in is at 5:30 p.m. and the run/walk begins at 7 p.m. Participants are granted free entrance to Germanfest after the event, as well as free food tickets, t-shirts and more. All Stritch participants get a discounted team rate of $20 for the 5K run and $15 for the 2-mile walk.  

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the St. Ben’s meal, and the 33rd year that the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi and Stritch students have helped monthly during the school years to serve the meals. This year, 40 Sisters will be walking. To join the Stritch team, and for details and further registration information, contact Jenny Nichols at (414) 410-4203 or jrnichols@stritch.edu.

Make plans to join us in September for a Stritch Brewer game!

Planning your Brewer season? Save the date to join Stritch alumni and friends on Friday, Sept. 10 when the Brewers play the Cubs as part of Alumni Reunion Weekend. More details coming soon! Check
www.stritch.edu/alumni often.

Upcoming Events: 

Arts events

May 15-23, 2010 | M.A. in Visual Studies thesis Exhibition | Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery

June 10, 2010 | Stritch Summer Festival | Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery | 5-8 p.m.

University and Alumni events     

June 10, 2010 | Stritch Summer Festival | Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery | 5-8 p.m.

June 21-23, 2010 | Principals' Center Summer Institute| Kliebhan Conference Center

Sept. 10-11, 2010 | Stritch Alumni Reunion Weekend | Information coming soon!

Sept. 10, 2010 | Stritch Alumni Brewer Game | Miller Park

Oct. 9, 2010 | Annual Fundraiser: Stritch Showcase| Kliebhan Conference Center

Saint Clare Center for Ministry Formation upcoming events 

Helen Bader Leadership Speaker Series upcoming events

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