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Mount Mary College Hosts Gospel Choir Jamboree
April 24, 2013 – Mount Mary College hosted “The Reason Why We Sing,” its' Centennial gospel music concert on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The concert included performances by Gospel Choirs from Mount Mary College, Marquette University, Carthage College, and Messmer High School. Each choir performed individually and joined together for a finale presentation. This concert is the fifth annual joint performance of Milwaukee area choirs and is back by popular demand. Print the release.
Nationally-renowned Poet Visits Mount Mary and Capitol West Academy
April 9, 2013 – Lenard D. Moore, a nationally known poet, essayist, fiction writer, playwright, and book reviewer, visited with students at Capitol West Academy, a Milwaukee Charter School, on April 9th. He read his poetry to the accompaniment of local jazz musician James Dallas. Students read a Haiku poem they created for Moore and learned about sources of inspiration for writing poetry. Read the release
In the news:
- MPTV's Channel 10: Mount Mary's "Sisters of Freedom" exhibit was featured on Milwaukee Public Television's "Black Nouveau" program. (March 20)
- CBS 58: VP for Mission and Identity, Sister Joan Penzenstadler, SSND, shares her thoughts on our new Pope. (March 13)
Mount Mary College Presents Art Therapy Show
March 26, 2013 – Mount Mary College will present “Kaleidoscope,” a new exhibit featuring work by the college’s Art Therapy graduate students, in the Marian Gallery on Wednesday, April 10 through Sunday, April 21. A reception for the artists will take place on Saturday, April 20 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The show and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibit will showcase works in a variety of media by graduate students. Print this release.
Mount Mary Hosts Third Session on Sexual Violence:
Anne Ream from The Voices and Faces Project Featured Speaker
March 14, 2013 --On Thursday, March 21 at 11:30 a.m., Mount Mary College will host a special luncheon with Anne Ream, a nationally recognized Chicago-based writer who founded The Voices and Faces Project™, a digital documentary initiative that brings attention to the stories of survivors of sexual violence and trafficking.
The two-hour luncheon also includes a panel discussion with representatives from the Greater Milwaukee Human Trafficking Task Force and the FBI’s Federal Human Trafficking Task Force.
The luncheon is the final event of “Untold Stories,” a three-part series organized by Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, chair of Mount Mary’s Justice Department. The series focuses on how creativity can fuel social change for survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking. Last fall, the college hosted a two-day writing workshop for survivors. Read the release
Women’s Leadership Institute Event Encourages Women to Think Innovatively and Lead with Lasting Impact
March 15, 2013 -- Mount Mary College’s Women’s Leadership Institute is hosting a signature event to inspire women to create opportunity around the world through personal leadership and collaboration. Jessica Jackley, Co-founder of KIVA.org, will be the featured speaker at this year’s first “Voices of Leadership” speaker series on Wednesday, March 20th. The sold-out breakfast event takes place from 7:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at Discovery World’s Innovation Theater.
Jackley co-founded KIVA.org to link individual-backed financial services with entrepreneurs in impoverished areas around the world. Since its founding in 2004, 1.4 million online users have provided $400 million in loans to individuals in 216 countries. Nearly 100% of all loans provided have been paid in full and individuals, families, and communities have been transformed. Read the release.
Mount Mary Rings Out Welcome to New Pope
March 13, 2013 -- The bell in Mount Mary College’s Notre Dame Hall tower rang out today to mark the announcement that the Roman Catholic Church had named a new Pope. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires will succeed Pope Benedict XVI. He has chosen the name Francis I. Print the release.
Mount Mary Art Professors Guide Students to Create Multimedia Look at Bronzeville
March 12, 2013 --Two Mount Mary art professors worked with more than a dozen Milwaukee High School of the Arts students for five months to create “Standing on Their Shoulders: Memories of Bronzeville,” a multi-media exhibit on the African American neighborhood. Through oral histories, photo collages and painted murals, the teenagers captured key elements of the historic area. Read the release
Mount Mary College Opens Faculty Art Exhibit
February 20, 2013 -- Mount Mary College will present “Faculty Art and Design Show 2013,” a show featuring work by art and design faculty, March 3 – 24, 2013 in the Marian Art Gallery.
The exhibit will showcase pieces featuring drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, enamel, photography, graphics and fiber created by faculty members who are also active, professional artists.
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- Biz Times:Philosophy faculty member Shannon Duval was featured in Biz Times' February 18th edition.(February 18)
- The Business Journal:Justice Department Chair and Professor Rachel Moncao-Wilcox named to The Business Journal's 40 under 40! (February 6)
- Fox6-WakeUp: Reporter Laura Langemo gets a lesson in fashion from Mount Mary College students and representatives from Fashion Angels. (February 4)
Centennial Mass of the Holy Spirit
January 31, 2013 -- The Mount Mary College community marked its Centennial on January 31, 2013 with a Mass of the Holy Spirit in the Alumnae Dining Hall. Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki presided and spoke of parallels in his own religious calling and the path of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the College’s sponsors. He thanked the Mount Mary community for “expending the generosity of God – taking what you learn here and expending it with others.”
More than 300 guests attended the mass which included a special fire bowl procession by three Mount Mary students, symbolizing a presence of the Holy Spirit. After the mass, Archbishop Listecki greeted guests, including over 70 School Sisters of Notre Dame. Sr. Mary Anne Owens, Provincial Leader of the Central Pacific Province, was also a special guest at the Centennial mass celebration.
Julie Tolan to Bring Fundraising Expertise to Mount Mary College
January 29, 2013 – Julie Tolan, a fundraising powerhouse in Milwaukee’s non-profit community, will bring her development expertise to Mount Mary College as the institution celebrates its Centennial in 2013. Tolan, a prominent and highly-respected business executive with nearly 25 years of fundraising leadership and success, will provide consulting assistance to the college in the area of advancement, specifically in development, alumnae and donor relations. She will begin work on January 30 and report to Mount Mary College President Dr. Eileen Schwalbach. Read the release.
Mount Mary Welcomes New Board of Trustees Member
January 11, 2013 – Mount Mary College has elected Judie D. Taylor to its Board of Trustees. Taylor is President of Utility Equipment and Leasing Corporation, and DUECO, Inc. which was recognized as the Top Business of the Year in 2012 for Waukesha County.
Ms. Taylor serves on the Advisory Board for Odyne Corporation and the Manufacturing Alliance Steering Committee for the Waukesha Business Alliance. Taylor also serves an Advisory Board Member for the Waukesha County Community Foundation and La Casa de Esperanza, as well as Treasurer for St. Camillus Foundation. Taylor will serve a three-year term.
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Mount Mary Math Professor Needs 50,000 Business Cards
January 8, 2013 – If anyone has old or unused business cards, Roxanne Back, Ph.D., a math professor at Mount Mary College, will gladly take them off your hands. Dr. Back is spearheading a Wisconsin Menger Sponge Project with several middle and high schools that requires more than 60,000 business cards. A Menger sponge is a geometric object first created in 1926 by mathematician Karl Menger.
“Always Lost: A Meditation on War” Gallery Exhibit Open to the Public
January 3, 2013 – From January 13 to February 16, Mount Mary College is presenting “Always Lost: A Meditation on War,” a powerful exhibit that remembers the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and honors those who served. The exhibit includes a Wall of the Dead that features the names and photographs of more than 6,500 American service members who died in the Middle East since Sept. 11, 2001. The exhibit will be on display at Mount Mary College’s Marian Gallery in Caroline Hall, 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway. The Marian Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. There is no charge for admission. For more information on the exhibit, visit www.wnc.edu/always_lost.
- JSOnline: Interior Design faculty member, Leona Knobloch-Nelson, speaks about how her background in architecture and design helped her to think positively about a recent personal disaster. (January 25)
- JSOnline: Features "Always Lost: A Meditation on War," the exhibit that remembers the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and honors those who served. See the gallery of photos. The exhibit is on display in the Mount Mary College Marian Art Gallery through February 16. (January 14)
- Fox6 News: Quotes Dr. Bruce Moon as he reacts to the powerful Marian Gallery exhibit, "Always Lost: A Meditation on War." Also see the video. (January 14)
- Business Journal: President Eileen Schwalbach shares her hopes for the new year with Publisher Mark Sabljak in the Business Journal's January, 11, 2013 edition.(January 11)
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