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November 2011 Courtesy of the Cardinal Stritch University Alumni Association

Dear Joel,

University News

Fastspot selected for University website redesign

Cardinal Stritch University has selected Fastspot, an award-winning interactive agency, for the upcoming redesign of both www.stritch.edu and my.stritch.edu.

The Baltimore-based agency has been recognized throughout the advertising and interactive industries, including numerous Webby Awards and a host of other accolades. They have partnered with many colleges and universities, including Wheaton College, the University of Puget Sound, Bay State College, Brooklyn College and Bucknell University. Their work has resulted in increased website traffic, online inquiries and applications.

Fastspot partnered with Stritch for an audit of the entire University web presence last spring. The audit supplied detailed recommendations regarding content, social media strategy, policy and procedures, branding and marketing, and site hosting requirements. The information gathered from that audit will be utilized in the development and design of the new site, with an anticipated “go live” date in late 2012.

Leadership Center events offer unique learning opportunities

Stritch’s  Leadership Center has partnered with Marquette University’s College of Professional Studies to offer the Building a Better Milwaukee Series, a three-part event focusing on utilizing the power of communities in order to build a better Milwaukee for all citizens. Part one of the series was Nov. 2; part two, “Recognizing Abundance in Milwaukee,” will take place at Stritch March 7, 2012, and part three, “Leading for an Abundant Milwaukee,” will take place April 25, 2012. Learn more and register here.

The center’s Servant Leadership Series features leadership practitioners from Stritch and series co-sponsor, the Milwaukee School of Engineering. This four-part conversation explores four tenets of servant leadership and their practical application in organizations that represent business, non-profit, education and healthcare sectors. Remaining dates in the series are Dec. 6, 2011; Jan. 24, 2012; and March 6, 2012. Learn more and register here.

Forums on Faith and Work target business community

Stritch’s Saint Clare Center for Catholic Life has begun the Forums on Faith and Work series of breakfast lectures designed to illuminate discipleship for the business community by focusing upon the interplay of faith and work in light of the Gospels. Events include topical presentations by noted theologians and scholars.

The first event was Oct. 21; upcoming dates are Dec. 2, 2011; Feb. 29, 2012; and April 20, 2012. All events take place from 7-9:30 a.m.in the ballroom of the Milwaukee Athletic Club at 758 N. Broadway. Each event is hosted by Stritch President Dr. James Loftus and his wife, Irene. Click here for details.

Loftus to speak at Dec. 17 Commencement

Stritch’s winter commencement ceremony will take place Saturday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, with about 400 students participating in the ceremony.

Stritch President Dr. James Loftus will speak at the ceremony, as will a student speaker.

Click here for details.

Stritch Stories

Call for submissions

What’s your Stritch story? Do you have a special story or memory that you’d like to share and possibly have included in a future issue of the Alumni E-news? Submit your story to alumni@stritch.edu.

Faculty/staff news

Dr. Carole Hetzel
, assistant professor of Psychology, had her article, “Exploring the Relationship Between Public Opinion and Personal Attitudes and Behavior Toward Lesbians and Gay Men: Social Conformity Revisited,” published in the Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 58 (10).

Corinne Kaplan, J.D., assistant professor in the Sport Management Department, presented “Domestic Violence, Safety Plans, Legal Representation, and Hope for the Future” at the 21st Annual Lantern Vigil: Domestic Violence Affects All Walks of Life – the Legal System and Positive Change, sponsored by Enlightened Survivors of Domestic Violence, in Sheboygan on Oct. 12.

Dr. Freda Russell, dean of the College of Education and Leadership, was the subject of a cover story, “Stritch Leads the Way in Education and Leadership,” in the October-November issue of Community Connections News, a Milwaukee-based magazine focusing on diversity, health, current events, education, lifestyle and business. The issue is currently available at local outlets or via the CCN website.

For more recent achievements of Stritch faculty and staff, click here.

Athletic News

Wolves All-Access makes its mark

On Thursday, Nov. 3, the Stritch Wolves Athletic Department brought to life a project that had been in the works since mid-July known as Wolves All-Access. For five and a half hours, the Great Hall turned into an innovative, professional broadcast set in which student-athletes, coaches, and administrators were brought into the spotlight and interviewed about several topics of interest.

The newly launch Wolves Sports Network (WSN) was used to showcase the event. Through the WSN, viewers saw interviews in real time and could blog questions or comments. More than 500 people joined in live or went back and watched the event on-demand. Nearly 150 people blogged along throughout the day. The event also resulted in a nearly 50% increase in followers on the department’s Twitter site (@stritchwolves).

The event concluded with the No. 15 Wolves women’s basketball team cruising to a 78-38 win over Clarke University. Fans can still view Wolves All-Access by logging into the WSN Game Day Viewer at www.stritchwolves.com/gameday and clicking the on-demand tab. All Stritch home games are available on the WSN throughout the year.

Alumni Basketball Game planned for Dec. 17

Join men’s basketball head coach Drew Diener as he hosts the 2011 Alumni Basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 11:30 a.m. Come and reunite with former teammates, shoot some hoops, or just come to watch! Please email Coach Diener at dpdiener@stritch.edu if you are interested in playing or attending the event.

The Office of Alumni Relations wishes you and your family a safe Thanksgiving holiday. We are thankful for our alumni family, some 32,000 strong!


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