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June 2010 Courtesy of the Cardinal Stritch University Alumni Association

University News 

Tomorrow's Present finds new home within Leadership Center

Tomorrow’s Present, a youth leadership development program that works in collaboration with the House of Peace and the Leadership Center, will become part of the Leadership Center thanks to a generous gift made by an anonymous donor.
The gift was made to ensure that Tomorrow’s Present found a permanent home when Dr. Lisa Calderone-Stewart, the organization’s founder and an alumna of Stritch’s Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies, passes away.

Sean Lansing, who previously was coordinator for youth ministry services at the Center for Ministry Development and a youth minister for the Central City Catholic Parishes in Milwaukee, will take over Aug. 1 as executive director of Tomorrow’s Present. Read more here.

Saint Clare Center growth brings new name  

Cardinal Stritch University’s Saint Clare Center for Ministry Formation has changed its name to the Saint Clare Center for Catholic Life and added new programs and services that enhance and clarify its mission to provide education and formation for lay Catholics who seek to grow in faith and lead in ministry.
In part through a close relationship with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee that includes a three-year, $300,000 grant, the center has been able to expand its offerings beyond its core mission of lay ministry formation. As the reputation of the center has grown, its staff has spent more time off-campus delivering programs at schools and parishes.

 Read more about the St. Clare Center here.

Stritch Stories 
Stritch Magazine coming to a mailbox near you

The new Spring/Summer issue of Stritch Magazine arriving soon highlights the stories, achievements and adventures of the University’s alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends. It also illustrates how a value-centered education connects people to their communities, important causes, and one another.

Highlights from this issue:
-          The cover story focuses on Stritch alumni artists who have had recent exhibitions or other impressive accomplishments connected to their artistic careers.
-          Learn how several sisters and other faculty members broke down historic barriers to forge dialogue and foster tolerance among Jews, Muslims and Christians in Milwaukee.
-          Nursing student Laura Stratte received a devastating breast cancer diagnosis while studying nursing at Stritch, and now helps other young survivors, both as a nurse and a volunteer.
-          Dr. Dan Scholz explores why the re-founding of our Catholic institutions is so important.

Let us know what you think of the magazine! E-mail prdept@stritch.edu with your comments or future story ideas. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Faculty and Staff News

Dr. Gary Keller, associate professor in the College of Business and Management, presented a paper, “The Impact of Management Practices on the Economic Performance of Family and Privately Owned Firms Entering the Recession,” at the 2010 Academic Business World International Conference in Nashville on May 31. He also served as a session moderator and on the board of reviewers for the conference. 

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

Student and Athletic News     

Mlachnik named CCAC Player of the Year

After a standout season, junior Dean Mlachnik earned the CCAC Player of the Year Award, becoming the first Stritch baseball player to ever receive the honor. Senior Andy Abromaitis also received recognition for his efforts this season, making the Honorable Mention All-Conference team.

Read more at www.stritchwolves.com 

Women's Volleyball to hold youth camp

The Cardinal Stritch University Wolves women’s volleyball program has announced it will be holding a youth camp this summer. Open to both girls and boys, the camp is slated to run from July 19-22. “This camp is being offered for a chance to teach young kids how to play the sport of volleyball and also give our program a chance to work with the community,” head coach Natalie Wildes said. “Open to girls and boys, I believe they’ll have a unique, educational, and fun experience over the course of four days.”

Learn more and sign a player up at

Alumni News 

Advancement reaches $1.1 million in gifts; Alumni Board giving at 100%

Stritch’s 2009-10 Annual Fund has surpassed $1.1 million raised so far this year. The Alumni Association Board of Directors also announced that it has achieved 100% participation in its support of the Annual Fund.

Signs of renewed optimism in the economy are reflected in the size and quantity of gifts made to this year’s Annual Fund. In the last week alone, gifts of $20,000 and $50,000 were received. In addition, the success of the last Phonathon and a recent direct mail appeal have contributed to the total amount raised.

Gifts can still be made to the Annual Fund until July 31. Donations can be directed to any area of the University and can be made in any size. Consider an online donation by visiting www.stritch.edu/giving today.

Join fellow alumni in September for a Brewer game!

Order your tickets now for the Stritch Alumni Brewer Game versus the Chicago Cubs on Friday, September 9, 2010.  The night will start  at 5pm with a tailgate by Saz's Catering followed by the Milwaukee vs. Chicago rivalry game at 7:05. The Brewer Game kicks off Alumni Reunion Weekend which will feature more events on campus on Saturday, September 10.  Get more details and learn how to reserve your tickets at www.stritch.edu/alumni.

Call for nominations for the Stritch Alumni Board

The Alumni Board of Directors, the leadership body of the Alumni Association, is currently accepting nominations for new board members.
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 hereIf 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

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.

Upcoming Events: 

Arts events

June 18- Aug. 29, 2010 | Stritch Faculty Exhibition | Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery

University and Alumni events     

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 

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