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July 2010 Courtesy of the Cardinal Stritch University Alumni Association

University News 

Stritch’s Athletic facility revamped

The Athletic facilities at Stritch's main campus are undergoing a major overhaul this summer --  the first since the facility was constructed in 1985. The men's and women's locker rooms will be furnished with new lockers, restrooms, and fixtures, and eight additional offices for Athletic Department staff will be constructed. Read more and see photos of the progress here.

Literacy Centers receive $40,000 donation from Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Stritch’s Literacy Centers have received a $40,000 donation from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to support programming in 2010. The Centers offer comprehensive literacy assessment and intervention services for students in grades K-12.
"The generous support of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is essential given current reading scores for the city of Milwaukee," said Kathryn Cox, special projects coordinator for the Centers.   

Learn more about the Literacy Centers at www.stritch.edu/literacy/.

Stritch Faculty Art Exhibition
This bi-annual Faculty Exhibition is currently showing in the Northwestern Mutual Gallery and highlights outstanding current work by Stritch faculty members. The exhibition features the works of Kim Abler, photography; Tim Abler, photography; Maureen Chavez-Kruger, scenic design; Hai-Chi Jihn, metals; Shana McCaw, sculpture; Sarah Nitschke, video; Steve Sellars, mixed media; Teri Wagner, mixed media. 

The exhibition runs
June 18-Aug. 29, 2010 and the opening reception will happen on Milwaukee Gallery Night, Friday, July 23, 5-8 p.m.

 Get more details about this and other gallery shows at www.stritch.edu/gallery/

Stritch Stories 

Stritch students keeping busy as WISN interns

Trevor Rees, Nana Yaa Bartels, Scott Wegener and Kendrick Batton are Stritch Communication Art students and interning at WISN-TV and WISN.com. They are responsible for covering stories and activities going on at summer festivals and posting them on the Web. Some stories might be posted as an article while others might be audio or video.

Rees recently posted an interesting story about some ladies at Summerfest looking for men to marry. To check out this story and others, go to
Faculty and Staff News

Dr. Donna Recht, assistant professor in the College of Education and Leadership, and Nancy Marsho, an instructor in the Master’s in Educational Leadership program, published “The Dilemma of Coaching: Synchronizing Coaching Practice and Educator Needs” in the Spring 2010 Highlighter, a publication of the Wisconsin Association of Curriculum and Development.

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

Student and Athletic News  

Bernal to play professionally

Recent graduate and Wolves volleyball player Fernando Bernal (Miami, Fla.) will play professional men’s volleyball in Switzerland for the Pallavolo Lugano Dragons. “It’s a very exciting time for Fernando and I’m very proud of him,” Coach Dave Schmidlin said. “He worked extremely hard this season and that paid off for our team and will hopefully continue to help him as he continues on in his professional career.”

Read more at www.stritchwolves.com 

Women's basketball golf outing to take place Aug. 1

The women's basketball team will be hosting their annual Wolves Golf Scramble on Sunday, Aug. 1 at New Berlin Hills Golf Course. Registration begins at noon with a shot gun start at 1 p.m. The participation fee is $100 per person and proceeds benefit the team. For more information and to register, contact Coach Rich Panella at (414) 410-4122. 

Alumni News 

Join us for a fun-filled weekend of reuniting with classmates and faculty, meeting new alumni, cheering on the Brewers and seeing what’s old and new at Stritch. The schedule of events is: 

Friday, Sept. 10:
5 p.m. Stritch alumni Brewer game – Brewers vs. Cubs  
5-7 p.m. Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery open house  

Saturday, Sept. 11:  
8:30-11:30 a.m. Roundtables and Bagels 
11 a.m. Campus tour
Noon Picnic lunch with favorite faculty  
1:30-3 p.m. Archives open house
2-3:30 p.m. Wolfie’s Kids Corner 
3 p.m. Campus tour
3 p.m. Sprecher Brewery tour  
4 p.m. Mass | University Chapel
5-7 p.m. Happy hour | Bar Louie, Bayshore Town Center  
7 p.m. Reunion group dinners | On your own

For more details about the events, cost and registration, visit

3rd Annual Stritch Fundraiser: Stritch Showcase   

Join Cardinal Stritch University and event chairs Art and Mary Ann Wigchers and Dr. Tia and Wayne Bojar for our third annual fundraiser dinner benefitting Stritch’s Leadership Center, Literacy Centers, and Saint Clare Center for Catholic Life. Learn more about these important parts of the University and how they lead the way in the community.  

5:30 p.m. Reception, silent auction and wine pull followed by 7 p.m. dinner and program  

Chairpersons: Art and Mary Ann Wigchers and Dr. Tia and Wayne Bojar  

Keynote speaker: Archbishop Jerome Listecki  

Community Builder Award recipient: T. Michael Bolger, recently retired president, Medical College of Wisconsin  

Details at www.stritch.edu/fundraiser, or contact (414) 410-4203 or events@stritch.edu.

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 here. If you would like to nominate someone to serve on the Alumni Board, fill out the online nomination form

Upcoming Events: 

Arts events

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

Sept. 10-11, 2010 | Stritch Alumni Reunion Weekend | Milwaukee, WI

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

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

Saint Clare Center for Ministry Formation upcoming events 

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