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August 2010 Courtesy of the Cardinal Stritch University Alumni Association

University News 

Russell named dean of the College of Education and Leadership

Freda R. Russell, Ph.D., has been named dean of the College of Education and Leadership at Cardinal Stritch University. Russell joined the University in July 2003 and has served as faculty member, director of student placements, director of teacher education and, most recently, as associate dean of the School of Education. Russell will occupy the dean’s chair following the promotion of Anthea Bojar, Ph.D., to executive vice president for academic affairs at Stritch. Russell is the first African-American dean at Stritch and her appointment began Aug. 16.

“I am excited to be a part of the team that makes decisions to move the University forward,” Russell said. “I am eager to bring a voice of multiple perspectives to the table.” Read more

University recovering from recent flood damage

University staff and external cleanup crews spent the final days of July and the first half of August diligently working to repair flood damage that occurred on the main campus as a result of torrential rainfall on July 22. Flooding occurred in the basement of every building with the exception of new Bonaventure Hall, the Powerhouse, and the Stein Center. There was also some main floor flooding of the Student Union, which required the replacement of the Union’s tile floor.

A National Disaster Recovery Team from Belfor, as well as a crew from Total Cleaning, has assisted in the cleanup efforts. Anchor Moving has been on campus as well, moving furniture, boxes, files, etc., from affected areas. Critical and high traffic areas were restored in time for the new semester, and this cleanup work did not affect the timeline for the opening of the renovated Athletics facilities or the new Information Commons on the first floor of the Library. Both of the projects should be completed by the start of the fall semester.

Stritch wraps up successful run at Wisconsin State Fair

Stritch has completed another successful year at the Wisconsin State Fair, which took place Aug. 5-15. A large group of dedicated volunteers manned the Stritch booth with a new backdrop that featured a colorful photograph of main campus. 
High school and college students stopped by for information about Stritch and its programs, and alumni came over to share stories about their careers and how Stritch was able to help them. The booth received an increase in inquiries from previous years.

Stritch Stories 

Stritch alumnus, musician learns new meaning to term "collaboration"

Kyle Feerick '06 is a composer who values the experience of collaboration when performing. For him, it is the aspect of music that he finds the most fun. In July, Feerick took the concept of artistic collaboration to an innovative new level, composing music for Danceworks Inc. for their “Art to Art” series. Read more here.

Faculty and Staff News

Dr. Tony Frontier, assistant professor in the Doctoral Leadership department, has been elected president of the Wisconsin Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. He has also been appointed to a two-year term on the State Superintendent of Public Instruction's Advisory Council.

Karen Mattison, M.F.A., adjunct instructor in the College of Business and Management, presented “Cultivating Awareness: One Online University’s Story” at the Association on Higher Education and Disability’s symposium on universal design in higher education in July in Denver. The conference was attended by education professionals concerned with the full participation of persons with disabilities in post-secondary education.

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

Student and Athletic News  

Back to School

The class of 2014 moved into Clare and Assisi residence halls yesterday. Freshman orientation runs through Saturday and fall classes start Aug. 24.

Stritch students lend a hand

About a half dozen Cardinal Stritch University students did more than watch the flooding on Port Washington Road during the massive July 22 rainstorms. They braved the rising water and helped.
During the height of the rush hour chaos, Kayla Chapman, Spencer Renn, Chris Mayeaux, Kayleigh Horder, Brittney Daum, and Justin and Jason Calvert waded into the water and pushed a stalled car to the side of the road – an effort that caught the attention of a WITI Fox 6 camera crew.  

Alumni Event News 

This fall is filled with fun events on and off campus that alumni can be involved in, so we are dedicating the alumni section of the August e-news to events!

Milwaukee area alumni networking event Aug. 25

Join us for an informal networking happy hour on Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 5-7 p.m. at The Yard (outdoor patio) at the Iron Horse Hotel (owned by Stritch alumnus Tim Dixon). We hope you can join us to meet other alumni and tell us what you're up to. Light appetizers provided.

We would like to make this a monthly thing around the area so please let us know if you have location suggestio
ns. If you live outside the Milwaukee area and would be interested in helping to host a networking event in your area please contact the Alumni Relations office at alumni@stritch.edu.

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 Brewers 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 -- Hosted by Career Services, this is an informal event that will feature 10 roundtables, each with a different topic of conversation related to various industries and trends
11 a.m. -- Campus tour
Noon -- Picnic lunch with favorite faculty -- Reunite with classmates and your favorite faculty in Stritch's beautiful Heritage Park.
1:30-3 p.m. -- Archives open house -- Peruse Cardinal Stritch College and University newspapers, yearbooks and photos, and reminisce.
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

Fall theater, music, athletics and art

Please follow the links below to see the fall 2010 schedules for:


Music http://www.stritch.edu/music/

Athletics http://www.stritchwolves.com/

Art http://www.stritch.edu/gallery/

3rd Annual Stritch Fundraiser: Stritch Showcase    

Join Cardinal Stritch University and event chairs Art and Mary Ann Wigchers and Dr. Tia and Wayne Bojar and keynote speaker Archbishop Jerome Listecki 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. Details at www.stritch.edu/fundraiser, or contact (414) 410-4203 or events@stritch.edu.    

Upcoming Events: 

Arts events

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

Oct. 8-9, 15-16, 2010  |
Theater: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  | Nancy Kendall Theater

Oct. 23, 2010 |
Music: The Clarus Trio | 2 p.m. | Nancy Kendall Theater

University and Alumni events     

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

Sept. 10, 2010 | Stritch Alumni Brewers Game | 5 p.m. | Miller Park

Sept. 16, 2010 | Literacy Centers Open House |5-7 p.m. | Stritch City Center | (414) 410-4567

Oct. 3, 2010 | Blessing of the Animals | 1 p.m. | Heritage Park

Oct. 9, 2010 | Annual Fundraiser: Stritch Showcase | 5:30 p.m. | Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center

Oct. 28, 2010 | Kendall Lecture Series: Alex Gibney | 7 p.m. | Nancy Kendall Theater

Saint Clare Center for Ministry Formation upcoming events 

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