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December 14, 2012 – Mount Mary College will conduct its mid-year commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the College’s Alumnae and North Dining Rooms located in Bergstrom Hall at 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee. More than 110 students will be awarded degrees, including 50 bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees; 25 bachelor of science in nursing joint degrees with Columbia College of Nursing; 30 graduate degrees; and 6 certificates.
Jennifer Hockenbery, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy and Philosophy Department Chair, and recipient of the College's 2012 "Excellence in Teaching" Award, will address the graduates.
In addition to the formal commencement ceremony, a Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Friday, December 14th at 6:00 p.m. in Our Lady Chapel. It will be followed by Step Singing, a tradition that began in the early years of the college 100 years ago. Graduating seniors will welcome family and friends, describe the history of the tradition, sing songs, read poetry, and pass on their “light of learning” to those in their lives who have helped with their education. A reception sponsored by the Alumnae Association will immediately follow.
December 1, 2012 -- An interview with a Mount Mary interior design student appears in "Never Too Late," an article in the December issue of Milwaukee Magazine about non-traditional students. Milwaukee Magazine
December 1, 2012-- Laurel End, Professor and Behavioral Science Department Chair, discussed the role playtime has on social-emotional growth. Waukesha Freeman
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Senior Art Exhibit
November 30, 2012 – Mount Mary College will showcase portfolio work of three undergraduate seniors in fine art and art education on Sunday, December 2 –15, 2012 in the Marian Art Gallery on the College campus. The exhibit will feature pieces created in a variety of media including painting, photography and sculpture. Tay Chapin will present “internal evolution/external revolution,” Sarah McVey will present “Dead Reckoning,” and Nicole Sussek will present “Transforming Identity of Chronic Dependence.” Read the release.
Mount Mary College Presents Annual Gospel Choir Christmas Concert
November 27, 2012 – The Mount Mary College Gospel Choir will present its' annual Christmas concert on Friday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. "The Reason for the Season" will be held in Our Lady Chapel located on the second floor of Notre Dame Hall. Read the Release
Mount Mary College Student Newspaper Receives Associated Collegiate Press Award
November 26, 2012 – The
Mount Mary College student news publication, Arches,received third place in the Best in Show category for four-year non-weekly newspapers at the National Associate Collegiate Press Fall Media Convention. The ACP granted the award after a review of the November 2012 edition of Arches. To learn more about the Associate Collegiate Press visit studentpress.org. To learn more about Arches, visit archesnews.com. Read the Release.
Kathryn Maegli Davis Receives Philanthropy Award from Mount Mary College
November 20, 2012 – Kathryn Maegli Davis received Mount Mary College’s “Partner in Philanthropy” Award in conjunction with the Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ annual National Philanthropy Day on November 13th. The “Partner in Philanthropy” honor recognizes the essential role philanthropists play in ensuring that educational and civic organizations continue to thrive.
Read the Release.
Mount Mary College Welcomes New Board of Trustees Members
November 7, 2012 – Mount Mary College has elected three new members to its Board of Trustees.
Read the Release.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Arts & Books Editor to Share Media Insights
November 5, 2012 – Jim Higgins, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s arts and books editor, will speak about trends in journalism related to arts and books, as well as his personal writing experiences on Tues., Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Stiemke Hall. The event is sponsored by the college’s Master of Arts in English Program and is part of its “Writers on Writing” series. Read the release.
Mount Mary College Announces Recipients of Teaching Excellence Award
November 1, 2012 – Mount Mary College announced its 2012 "Excellence in Teaching" award recipients. Jennifer Hockenbery, Ph.D, professor of Philosophy, received the full-time teaching award, and Helga Kisler, instructor in Theology, received the part-time award. To earn the award, faculty must demonstrate innovative teaching techniques, current knowledge of developments, trends and research in her academic field, as well as dedication, enthusiasm and support of students' personal, moral and intellectual growth. Read the Release.
November 23, 2012 -- President Schwalbach joined several area college and university presidents in the Business Journal's CEO Roundtable on November 13th to discuss challenges and opportunities for higher education. The Business Journal
November 21, 2012 -- Laurel End, Professor and Behavioral Science Department Chair, discussed the impact of technology on child development. Waukesha Freeman
November 8, 2012 -- Rachel Monaco Wilcox is featured for bringing attention to human trafficking in Milwaukee. Wilcox's three-part series of workshops, Untold Stories, gives a voice to the victims of sexual violence. A participant in the most recent workshop is also highlighted in the article. Today's TMJ4, On Your Side
November 2, 2012 -- President Schwalbach is recognized as an influential leader in education in its Power Book published on November 2, 2012. The Power Book identifies "power brokers" in various industries as individuals who help "get things done in southeastern Wisconsin." The Business Journal
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Mount Mary College Names Women's Leadership Institute Director
October 29, 2012 – Natalie Fuerst Strade has been named Director of Program Management for the Women's Leadership Institute (WLI) at Mount Mary College. As Director, Strade will be responsible for managing and overseeing logistics for all WLI programs (events, workshops, classes, lectures), as well as developing marketing and business development strategies that ensure the growth and success of the Institute. She will work closely with Mount Mary's Communications and Community Engagement, Development, and External Relations divisions in implementing new programs and fostering new partnerships in the community. "Natalie brings a proven ability to foster community through strong communication skills and creativity," stated Beth Wnuk, Executive Director of the Women's Leadership Institute. "Her enthusiasm will inspire others to get excited about their own leadership and the social and economic impact they can make in our community," Wnuk added. Read the release.
Mount Mary College Receives Grant to Enhance College Completion Program
October 26, 2012 – Mount Mary College has received a $214,000 grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation (Great Lakes) to enhance its Promise Program which provides high level academic support to first-generation and low income students so they're able to remain in college and earn their undergraduate degree. The Great Lakes grant will fund the new Promise Plus Project, developed to give Promise Program students additional support for non-academic challenges that decrease their likelihood of graduating. For more information on Mount Mary's Promise Program, or the Promise Plus Project, contact Nicole Gahagan at 414-258-4810 ext. 427, firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more.
Gallery Exhibit Represents Artist's Narrative Images
October 23, 2012 – "These Places Have Their Moments," an exhibit featuring 25 paintings by Bruce Moon, will be on display Saturday, November 3, 2012 through Saturday, November 24, 2012 in Mount Mary College's Marian Art Gallery. An artist's opening reception will take place Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Read the release.
Mount Mary College Alumnae Recognized for Outstanding Achievements
October 18, 2012 – The Mount Mary College Alumnae Association has named its 2012 Madonna Medal and Tower Award recipients. The Madonna Medal Award is bestowed annually to alumnae who excel in professional achievement, service to the community or service to the College. The Tower Award for Excellence recognizes alumnae who have graduated within the past 15 years and exemplify the College's core values. This year's recipients, Ann Angel, Mary Sladky Gramins, Maria Kirschling Guilbert, Marie O'Brien, and Tina Raasch-Prost, were recognized at the College's 2012 Alumnae Reunion Awards Reception and Dinner, held Saturday, October, 13, 2012 on the College campus. Get the details in the release.
Mount Mary Updates Scholarship Program to Increase College Opportunities
October 16, 2012 – Mount Mary College has renewed its commitment to providing college opportunities for women who have good academic performance and need financial assistance. Formerly called the Midtown Program, the revitalized program, which has been renamed the Grace Scholars Program, is now housed solely on Mount Mary College's campus and offers more financial and academic support to help students succeed in college completion. A six-week Summer Bridge Program prior to the first semester helps with the transition to college life and gives students the opportunity to earn up to five credits toward their undergraduate degree. Scholarship recipients also receive enhanced access to support services that include tutoring, mentoring and advising. Read more about this program in the release.
Wisconsin Author of Bluefish to Discuss Book and Share Writing Insights
October 16, 2012 – Pat Schmatz, a noted Wisconsin author who has written four novels for teens, will read from her most recent book, Bluefish, talk about her writing process and conduct a Q&A session on October 23, 6:30 p.m. at Mount Mary College. The event is sponsored by the college's Master of Arts in English Program and is part of its "Writers on Writing" series. Read more in the release.
Angela Mancuso Joins Mount Mary
October 8, 2012 -- Angela Mancuso, a Mount Mary College alumna and well-known leader in the community, has been named Senior Director of External Relations at Mount Mary College. As Senior Director, Mancuso will manage relationships with alumnae and key constituents in the community. She will also oversee staff members engaged in development work associated with the College’s 100th anniversary. Read the release.
Alderman Jim Bohl Shares Personal Experience in Political Career
October 8, 2012 -- Milwaukee Alderman Jim Bohl visited a Mount Mary class on Monday, October 1. Students learned first-hand about his position, the education that helped get him there, and how getting involved in the community makes a difference. Alderman Bohl is one of several prominent government, legal and public policy professionals coming to campus this semester to share their knowledge and experience with students.
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Mount Mary to Host Wisconsin Education Fair
September 25, 2012 -- On Monday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., approximately 500 Wisconsin high school students, parents and prospective adult students will be at Mount Mary College for a 2012 Wisconsin Education Fair. The Education Fair provides students and parents the opportunity to talk one-on-one with representatives from more than 100 institutions, including colleges, universities, technical colleges, vocational and trade schools and the military. To secure printed materials and additional information from any institution, attendees simply swipe their individual bar-code at each station.
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Milwaukee Women Recognized in National Exhibit of Female African American Leaders
September 24, 2012 -- Three Milwaukee women are featured in a national exhibit that honors African American women who have made significant contributions to the country. Gwen Jackson, Martha Love and Vel Phillips are profiled in "Sisters of Freedom: African American Women Moving Us Forward" that debuts at Mount Mary College on Thursday, September 27 at 5:30 p.m. The "Sisters of Freedom" exhibit is free and open to the public through December 14 and is located in the college's Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Library, second level, 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway.
Through pictures and short biographies, "Sisters of Freedom" highlights 34 female leaders and their work and contributions to society and the country. The exhibit was curated by the Syracuse Cultural Workers and features select African American women from the 1800's to present. "Sisters of Freedom" provides a dramatic glimpse of the power and passion of women who transformed their lives and the country. Read the release.
College Hosts Free Film Screening for International Day of Peace
Sept. 18, 2012 -- On Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m., Mount Mary College will host a free screening of Fambul Tok: A Documentary About the Power of Forgiveness. The film shows how citizens of Sierra Leone are using an ancient practice, fambul tok (family talk), to help them heal and recover from the atrocities of their country's brutal civil war. Elizabeth Kamara, a recent Mount Mary graduate who's from Sierra Leone, will give context to the film as she shares her insight and personal experiences of growing up, living in and ultimately leaving the country. See release.
Event Encourages Women to Change the World
September 17, 2012 -- Mount Mary College is hosting a signature event to inspire women to help change the world – one woman at a time. Andrée Simon, President and COO of Women for Women International (WfWI), will be the featured speaker at Mount Mary's Fall Transforum (fall forum) on Friday, Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pfister Hotel. Women for Women International provides women survivors of war in eight countries with vocational and business skills training, rights awareness, health education, and emotional support so they can rebuild their lives. Read the release.
- October 4 -- Andrée Simon, President & COO for Women for Women International visited the Leadership for Social Justice Seminar and spoke at the Mount Mary College's Fall Transforum luncheon on Friday, September 21st. Catholic Herald
New Faculty Members Join Mount Mary College
September 11, 2012 – Mount Mary College has added the following new faculty members: Suzanne Caulfield, Math; Teresa Holzen, Biology; Julie Hunley, Occupational Therapy; Kristin Mungovan, Occupational Therapy; Jennifer Peterson, Communications; Elizabeth Skwiot, Spanish. Sister Patricia Ann Obremski has been appointed Chair of the Science Division. The following individuals have also joined Mount Mary College: Michelle Guyant-Holloway, Assistant Athletic Director; Helle La Plant, Alumnae Relations Coordinator; Amanda Ritchey, Project Director for College in the Community. Read the release.
Mount Mary College Marian Gallery Opens Large-Scale Assemblages Exhibit
September 6, 2012 – "An Assembler," an exhibit featuring large-scale assemblages created by Gary John Gresl, was on display Sunday, September 16, 2012 through Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Mount Mary College's Marian Art Gallery. Gresl has been creating assemblages for over 40 years. With childhood interests in coin and rock collecting, farm and other rural life experiences, and a later interest in antiques and collectables, his work aesthetically connects items that include old coins, shells, antlers, arrows, taxidermy items, animal skulls, and antique store curiosities. "Objects which appear alone and suggest and emote when standing individually, are perceived differently or made to evolve and broaden in a new context," Gresl states. Read more about the artist.
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October 10, 2012 -- Read about the Caroline Scholars and their program to help students register to vote. WauwatosaNOW
September 11, 2012 --Georgia Pabst blogs about "Circles of Solidarity for Cantera," a new art exhibit on display at Bloom: Center for Art and Integrated Therapies in Milwaukee. The artwork was done by art therapy students inspired during a study abroad journey to Nicaragua. JSOnline
August 2012 -- Judy Borawski, Director of Graduate Admissions, is quoted in "On the Fast Track," an article about accelerated programs. MMagazine:
August 21, 2012 -- Board of Trustee member Cathy Buck is named to on of the "2012 Fittest Execs." BizTimes
August 3, 2012 -- Interior Design Department Chair Leona Knobloch-Nelson was recently quoted in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article about print fabrics. JSOnline
Mount Mary College Welcomes Dohmen CEO to Board of Trustees
July 26, 2012 -- Cynthia A. (Dohmen) LaConte, CEO of Dohmen, has joined Mount Mary College's Board of Trustees. She will serve a three-year term.
August 2, 2012 -- Features our new Board member, Cynthia LaConte. BizTimes
Mount Mary College and Medical College of Wisconsin Sign Agreement for Dual Degree Program
July 18, 2012 – Mount Mary College and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have signed a collaborative agreement to provide a dual degree program that includes a four-year baccalaureate degree from Mount Mary and a one-year Master of Public Health degree from MCW. It is the first 4:1 program of its kind to be offered by the two institutions and will be jointly administered.
Additional information on the dual program can be found at www.mtmary.edu/academics.htm or by contacting Wendy McCredie, Ph.D., Mount Mary's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at 414-258-4810, ext. 608 or email@example.com. Information on the Master of Public Health program at MCW can be found at www.mcw.edu/mphprogram.htm or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-955-4510. Read the release.
July 19, 2012 -- The new dual Public Health degree program agreement between Mount Mary College and the Medical College of Wisconsin. BizTimes
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Beth Wnuk Joins Mount Mary College as Executive Director of Women's Leadership Institute
June 26, 2012 -- Beth Wnuk, a prominent business and civic leader, has been named Executive Director of the Women's Leadership Institute at Mount Mary College. As Executive Director, Wnuk will oversee all aspects of the Women's Leadership Institute including operations, strategic planning, communications, collaborative partnerships, advocacy and outreach. In support of Mount Mary's Centennial year in 2013 and name change to University, she will also oversee the development of new programming to advance the College's second century of developing leaders for social change. Wnuk will assume her new position on July 30, 2012. Read the full release.
Mount Mary College Welcomes New Board of Trustees Members
June 14, 2012 -- Two new members have joined Mount Mary College's Board of Trustees, President Eileen Schwalbach announced. Board members each serve a three-year term. The new members are:
- José A. Olivieri of Milwaukee, WI, is a partner in the Milwaukee law firm, Michael, Best & Friedrich where he serves as the firm's Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group.
- Thomas B. Puls II of New York, NY is a native of Milwaukee, WI and former founder and past President of the fashion business, DONNA RICCO.
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College Recognized for Sustainability Efforts
June 13, 2012 --
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) awarded WAICU (Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities) one of its nine annual Friend of the Environment Awards. A member of WAICU, Mount Mary College along with other member institutions received the "Friend of the Environment: Environmental Innovation Award" in May, 2012 for its EPA/DNR Environmental Health and Safety Audit program. Mount Mary College in conjunction with the other WAICU members saved hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of its audit program. The audit program and the WMC award also reinforce WAICU's and Mount Mary College's deep commitment to protecting our environment.
"It's through WAICU members' willingness to collaborate and innovate that we have been successful in our efforts to safeguard the environment, " said WAICU president Dr. Rolf Wegenke.
Lynn Sprangers Named Vice President for Communications and Community Engagement
June 4, 2012 -- Mount Mary College President Eileen Schwalbach, Ph.D., announced that Lynn Sprangers has been appointed Vice President for Communications & Community Engagement. Sprangers joined Mount Mary in 2011 as Executive in Residence for Women's Leadership. The new VP position was developed in response to the increased visibility of the College as it nears its 100th Anniversary and launches its new brand identity in 2013. Sprangers will oversee seven marketing and public relations staff that provide marketing and advertising, external communications, media relations, special events, web and social media, and facilities rental services for the College. She and her department will continue to work closely with the Development and Enrollment teams on future marketing initiatives. Read more.
- June 11, 2012 -- Highlights the new role of Lynn Sprangers in New Faces, New Places. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- June 5, 2012 -- Highlights Lynn Sprangers' new role. BizTimes
- June 4, 2012 -- Shares the announcement on the leadership changes at Mount Mary. The Business Journal
Art For Youth
June 3, 2012 --
Deb Heermans discusses Art For Youth and the importance of art in a child's experience on Lake Views on 94.5 Lake FM. LakeViews:
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Dietetics Faculty Quoted
May 29, 2012 -- Dietetics faculty member Linda Gleason is quoted on the benefits of including tofu as a source of protein. JSOnline
Outstanding Graduate Honored
May 20, 2012 -- One of Mount Mary's outstanding graduates was featured in Sunday's issue. Read about Lakesha Jones and the honor she received from President Schwalbach. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Nina Vaca, Commencement Address
May 14, 2012 -- Mount Mary College conducted its commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in the College's Bloechl Recreation Center. The 270 degrees conferred in May combine with 150 degrees in December for a total of 420 for the 2011-2012 academic year. Nina Vaca, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Technical Resources Inc., delivered the keynote address and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Vaca is a Director with Kohl's Corporation ™, Director with Comerica, Inc. ™, and the incoming Chairman of the Board of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Read the release.
- May 15, 2012 -- Georgia Pabst blogs about Nina Vaca and her commencement address at the May 19th ceremonies at Mount Mary College. JSOnline
CREO Art and Design Show
May 2, 2012 -- Mount Mary College presented CREO, a gallery exhibit of work by Fine Art, Graphic Design and Interior Design students, on Friday, May 11 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Milwaukee located at 333 W. Kilbourn Avenue. The exhibit is free and open to the public from noon to 10:00 p.m.
CREO, which is Latin for "to create," was the first combined show of all three art and design programs. Each of the CREO exhibits presented elements around the theme of "EVOKE." Read the release.
- July 2012 -- See the CREO 2012 Student Designer Fashion Show in the Education category under the Mount Mary tab. Time Warner On Demand
- May 30, 2012 -- Bjorn Nasett uses a string of photos in his Fashion Farm Boy blog to review the CREO 2012. MilwaukeeMag.com
- May 23, 2012 -- Milwaukee Fashion Seen
- May 21, 2012 -- Third Coast Digest
- May 16, 2012 -- The Business Journal
- April 19, 2012 -- Tory Folliard and Christine Anderson give an overview of CREO 2012 in M Magazine .
45th Annual Designer Fashion Show
April 30, 2102 -- Fashion students at Mount Mary College presented their annual designer fashion show, "Evoke: Style" on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Show times were: 1:30, 5:30, and 8:00 p.m. A free gallery exhibit featuring work by students in fine arts, graphic design and interior design was open for viewing before and after each show. The show was sponsored by MillerCoors, Fashion Angels, Mount Mary College Alumnae Association and media sponsor M Magazine. Print the release.
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Rachel Monaco-Wilcox in the news
April 27, 2012 -- Rachel Monaco-Wilcox,
chair of the Justice Department at Mount Mary College, provides perspective on human trafficking in Wisconsin during an interview with Steve Chamraz. WTMJ
Aeran Park at Discovery World
April 24, 2012 --
Mount Mary College's Fashion Department contributed to Discovery World Museum's" Fashion Forward" event. Laura Langemo from Fox 6 News gets the details. WITI
Mount Mary College Hosts Gospel Choir Jamboree
April 12, 2012 – Mount Mary College hosted "A Reason to Worship," a gospel music concert on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The concert included performances by Gospel Choirs from Mount Mary College, Marquette University, UW – Milwaukee and Messmer High School as well as accompanying performances by Beverly Moore, a renowned dancer, and In The Dance Café, a local praise dance group. Read the release.
Mount Mary College to Host "Greening Your Home" Event
March 27, 2012 -- Mount Mary College presented "Greening Your Home," a sustainability-focused educational program and vendor fair for homeowners, on Thursday, April 26, 2012. The event provided a range of ideas for homeowners on how to make their homes healthier and more eco-friendly. Find out more about the event.
- Hear Interior Design Department Chair Leona Knobloch-Nelson speak to Leigh McNabb on 103.1 Kiss FM radio about the event. Leona offers tips, support for making your home more environmentally friendly and previews some of the resources that will be available at the event.
- See Leona Knobloch-Nelson, Chair of the Interior Design Department and Andy Pace, founder and owner of The Green Design Center, on WISN's "12 News This Morning" on Sunday, April 22nd talking about the event.
Mount Mary's "Empowering Latino Parents" ESL Program Seeking Volunteer Tutors
March 21, 2012 -- "Empowering Latino Parents," an AmeriCorps VISTA-funded program managed by Mount Mary College and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (HCCW), was seeking volunteers to tutor for its April 16-June 15 session. The program provides English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring for parents and business owners in the Milwaukee area who are interested in learning and improving their English language skills.
Mount Mary College Presents Free Diversity Lecture
April 9, 2012 -- Mount Mary College offered a lecture on diversity issues on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. The lecture, "Driving Toward Excellence: The Power of Collaboration Across Schools," was presented by Abby Ramirez, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Schools That Can Milwaukee. The presentation introduced the genesis of the new movement underway to identify and replicate models of high performance in Milwaukee's schools. Read the release.
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Schwalbach in Mission Matters
March 2012 --
President Eileen Schwalbach, Ph.D., comments on the environment for education in Milwaukee in this Marquette University College of Education publication. Mission Matters
Mount Mary College Welcomes New Board of Trustees Members
March 19, 2012 -- Three new members have joined Mount Mary College's Board of Trustees, President Eileen Schwalbach announced. Board members each serve a three-year term. The new members are Michael Arnow, of Menomonee Falls, WI, Senior Director of Financial Planning for SJA Financial Advisory; Veronica Gunn, MD, of Milwaukee, WI, Medical Director, Community Services for Children's Hospital & Health Systems; and Linda Marcus, of Milwaukee, WI, owner/designer of LMD, Linda Marcus Design, a company that produces handmade handbags using remnant leathers, gently used hardware and vintage fabrics. Read the release.
Ann Angel, Chair of the Graduate English Program, was recently interviewed by the National Endowment for the Arts.
March 13, 2012 --
Ann Angel, Chair of the Graduate English Program, was recently interviewed by the National Endowment for the Arts. "Art Talk with Ann Angel" appears on their blog Art Works.
Mount Mary College "Writers on Writing" Series to Present Memoirist Mary Johnson
March 9, 2012 -- Mount Mary College presented memoirist Mary Johnson as its "Writers on Writing" guest on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in Stiemke Hall. Johnson's memoir, An Unquenchable Thirst: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life, is an autobiography of her time spent with the Missionaries of Charity and her search for meaning. Read the release.
College Celebrates Founders Day
March 1, 2012 -- Thursday, March 1, marked the annual celebration of the foundation of Mount Mary College and several School Sisters of Notre Dame who oversaw its creation. On this day the college also remembered its members who have passed this year, reflected on the acts of compassion we experience daily and
recognized with the SSND Heritage Award three community members who further the mission and spirit of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Those members were Beth Bacik, Administration, Garry Urban, Staff, and Dr. Deb Dosemagen, Faculty.
Presenting during the celebration were members of the Mount Mary College community including Sister Joan Penzenstadler, SSND, Dr. Eileen Schwalbach, and the provincial leader of the Central Pacific Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Sister Mary Anne Owens, SSND. The theme for the 2012 celebration was "Guided by Compassion."
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Mount Mary College to Become Mount Mary University
February 24, 2012 -- Mount Mary College announced that on February 24, the institution's Board of Trustees unanimously approved changing the institution's name to Mount Mary University. The news was shared with students, faculty and staff on February 24th. The name change will become effective fall, 2013 marking the 100th anniversary of the institution.
"Mount Mary has a century long tradition of excellence in higher education," says Dr. Eileen Schwalbach, president of Mount Mary. "The name change more accurately reflects the breadth of our bachelor, master and doctorate degree programs including their emphasis on pedagogical and applied research," she stated. "In fact, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has long placed us in the "Master's Colleges and Universities (Small Programs) classification." Read the release.
Marian Gallery Photography Exhibit
February 28, 2012 -- "Mindscape – The True, The Good, The Beautiful," an exhibit featuring photography by Yong-ran Zhu, was on display Sunday, March 4, 2012 through Saturday, March 24, 2012 in the Marian Art Gallery. Approximately 35 still life and nature photographs by Yong-ran Zhu were on display. The exhibit's theme – "The True, The Good, The Beautiful" – refers to a Chinese art guideline that Yong-ran Zhu closely follows in his practice. Yong-ran Zhu trained under Ansel Adams' assistant John Sexton and incorporates both classic and digital tools into his work. Read the release.
College Presents Free Diversity Lecture
February 23, 2012 -- Mount Mary College offered a free lecture on diversity issues exploring the history and role of Islam in America and in the African American community on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at 7 p.m. The lecture, "Being Muslim in America: An African American Perspective" was presented by Ronald B. Shaheed, Director of Education, Clara Mohammed School, Milwaukee, and Basimah R. Abdullah, Principal, Clara Mohammed School, Inc., Milwaukee. The presentation provided a brief history of Islam including the development of Islam in America and among African Americans, women in Islam in American and perspectives on Islam in America's future. Read the release.
Professor's Work Rises to the Top
February 2012 -- Two paintings from Jordan Acker Anderson, assistant professor of fine arts at Mount Mary College, have been included in the recently published Studio Visit, volume 15. More than 1,000 artists submitted work for review and just 309 were selected for inclusion. Juror Ian Berry, curator at The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, spent a week reviewing the submissions. Studio Visit is distributed to 2,000 of the nation's top galleries and curators. Previously featured artists say the publication has generated more interest in their art, as well as inclusion in shows. See the work and learn more about this honor.
Brad Bernard to Receive 2012 Black Excellence Award
February 24, 2012 -- Mount Mary College Art Professor Brad Bernard received the 2012 Milwaukee Times Black Excellence Award for his contributions in the field of art. Presented in conjunction with Black History Month, the awards are given to individuals who have made a positive impact in people's lives and in the community. The awards ceremony was held on February 24 at the Italian Conference Center, with a keynote speech by Dr. Mary Frances Berry, former chairman of the US Civil Rights Commission. A longtime advocate for civil rights, education and social justice, Berry is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought at the University of Pennsylvania.
Drs. Laurel End and Karen Friedlen discuss their recent research
February 15, 2012 --
Drs. Laurel End and Karen Friedlen discuss their recent research in math anxiety and gender stereotyping. Wisconsin Public Radio
Student Newspaper Receives Associated Collegiate Press and Wisconsin Newspaper Association Awards
February 10, 2012 -- The Mount Mary College student news publication, Arches, has been designated a First Class Newspaper with three marks of distinction in "Coverage and Content," "Layout and Design" and "Leadership" from the Associated Collegiate Press. The ACP granted the awards after a review of Arches newspapers published in the 2010-11 academic year.
Arches also received several awards from the Collegiate Better Newspaper Contest, sponsored by Wisconsin Newspaper Association. The annual WNA contest recognizes student achievements in college newspapering for pieces published in the previous academic year. The judge's panel was comprised of publishers, general managers, editors, reporters, photographers, copy editors and other staffers from Wisconsin newspapers.
The following awards were given:
- Second Award for General Web Excellence – Arches newspaper staff
- Second Award for Sports Reporting – "Jordan Osley leads on and off the court" by Rodolfo Piana
- Third Award for Graphics – "Spring Scopes" by Nastassia Putz
- Third Award for General Reporting – "Professionals debate benefits of wearing rocker-bottom shoes" by Danielle Goetz
"Best in Show" for Arches
February 10, 2012 -- Arches was named "Best in Show" by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) for four-year, non-weekly newspapers at the ACP Midwest Convention which recognizes outstanding work in collegiate journalism. The award recognizes overall newspaper excellence. See the list of winners.
Arches focuses on news and events of interest to the College community and includes national, metropolitan, local and college news and features. It is a member of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and a First Class status member of the Associated Collegiate Press. To learn more, contact Arches at 414-258-4810 ext. 327 or e-mail email@example.com. Print the release. Read the article in the Wauwatosa Patch (February 10, 2012).
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Ann Angel in the news
January 19, 2012 -- Author and faculty member, Ann Angel, was interviewed on her recently published book, Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing. WUWM's Lake Effect
Lynn Sprangers, Stephanie Lecci
January 19, 2012 -- Lynn Sprangers, Mount Mary College's Executive in Residence for Women's Leadership spoke with host Stephanie Lecci about the results of 2011 research regarding the advancement of women. WUWM's Lake Effect
Mary Staudenmaier, a member of the Board of Trustees, received mention
January 12, 2012 -- Mary Staudenmaier, a member of the Board of Trustees, received mention of her Partner in Philanthropy Award from the College. Catholic Herald (January 12, print version, "Have You Heard" column)
Dr. Deb Dosemagen, Director of the Graduate Program in Education, is quoted
January 10, 2012 -- Dr. Deb Dosemagen, Director of the Graduate Program in Education, is quoted in this article about the growing trend of K3 programs. BrookfieldNOW.com
President Schwalbach is quoted in ""The Hot Seat"
January 4, 2012 -- President Schwalbach is quoted in ""The Hot Seat," a special report on Milwaukee's leadership issues. (The article appears in the magazine's January edition on pages 35-42. The article is also referenced by Milwaukee Magazine senior editor, Kurt Chandler, in an interview on WUWM's Lake Effect with Mitch Teich. Milwaukee Magazine
President Schwalbach appears in the January edition of M Magazine.
January 2012 -- "Live, Learn and Pass It On -- The Area's Top Educators Share From-the-Heart Insight For Making the Most of Your Family's Educational Experience" features advice from Eileen Schwalbach on how to make the most of college. M Magazine
Don Rappé, Professor in Theology at Mount Mary, is quoted
January 2012 -- Don Rappé, Professor in Theology at Mount Mary, is quoted while in Rome to participate in a peace march and to hear the pope's annual peace address to the world.CBS News (January 2012)
Counseling Program Expands to include Clinical Mental Health
January 30, 2012 -- Mount Mary College expanded its Master in Science in Counseling program this academic year to include a clinical mental health counseling concentration approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, formerly known as the Department of Regulation and Licensing (DRL), in addition to being an approved licensed counselor pre-certification program. This 60-credit program is designed to meet the growing need for mental health counselors specializing in trauma and substance abuse issues. It provides students with increased professional training and competency as well as portability and employability. Download the release.
Marian Gallery to Open Exhibit Featuring Art by Alumnae
January 17, 2012 -- A new exhibit featuring juried work by Mount Mary College Alumnae was on display January 29 - February 24 in the College's Marian Art Gallery. Read the release.
Faculty Member on CBS News
January 1, 2012 -- Theology Professor Don Rappé was interviewed by CBS while in Rome to hear the pope's annual peace address to the world after participating in a peace march into St. Peter's Square sponsored by the Catholic lay movement in Italy, the Community of Sant' Egidio. He spoke to the reporter about the importance Catholic leadership plays in striving for world peace. The segment ran on several local CBS affiliates including Fort Meyers, FL, Spokane,WA, Greenville, NC, and Bakersfield and Palm Springs, CA. View the segment here.
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