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Engaged Learning


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A Message From the President

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Engaged Learning Initiative

AN INCREASING COMMITMENT TO RECYCLED PAPER A commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability resonates deeply at the College, a legacy begun by the native people who first cared for this very special 55-acre campus on the shore of Lake Wingra. The College is honored to be part of the legacy of sustainability that we inherit. With the publication of this edition, we’re taking additional steps to try to be good stewards of the environment. The symbol above corresponds to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an international, nonprofit, membership-based organization that brings people together to find solutions to the problems created by poor forestry practices and to reward good forest management.


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the Inauguration of

Dr. Scot t Fl anagan

Seventh President of Edgewood College

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1 Five Presidents at Inauguration Liturgy (l. to r.) Dr. Jim Ebben, Dr. Dan Carey, Sr. Cecilia Carey, O.P., Sr. Mary Ewens, O.P., Dr. Scott Flanagan. 2 Erin and Sean Flanagan present the gifts at Inauguration Liturgy, Fr. Pat Norris, O.P. presiding. 3 Dr. Dean Pribbenow, V.P. for Academic Affairs/Academic Dean. 4 (l. to r.) President Flanagan, Erin, Sean, Krista Flanagan.


Con n ec t ions. This simple concept is a central one to the educational experience at Edgewood College. Our promise is to help students connect learning, beliefs, and action. Scholar Bill Cronon has noted that the primary purpose of a liberal education (an education that has at its center human growth and development, not one that encourages any certain political orientation) can be summed up in the defining phrase from Howard’s End, “Only connect.” And our emphasis on the Dominican values of partnership and community calls us to learn through engagement with others—to connect interpersonally as well as intellectually. In these pages, you’ll see how connections are becoming an even deeper part of the learning experience at Edgewood College. In particular: • Th  e Carnegie Foundation has named Edgewood College as one of only four independent colleges in the state with the Community Engagement classification. Fewer than 10% of colleges and universities nationwide are recognized by the Foundation, demonstrating in a tangible way how the learning environment at Edgewood College cultivates in our students the skills and habits of effective participation in our civic community. • O  ur Board of Trustees authorized the College to move forward on the renovation and expansion of Regina Hall. This project will expand residence capacity by more than 100 students and will update the heating and cooling system in the current Regina rooms. As a result, more students will be able to live in community on campus, increasing the likelihood they will have the opportunity to make the deep interpersonal connections that are so often the hallmark of the undergraduate learning experience. • O  ur students and alumni utilize the connections they make—interpersonal, social, and intellectual—both while they are at Edgewood College and after. You’ll see stories here of how those connections of every sort have been put to use to advance their careers, build community, and improve the quality of life for themselves and others. Edgewood College is stronger than it has ever been, and that is because of the support of people like you who recognize the difference we make in the lives of our students and alumni—and their families and communities—every day. As I noted in my inaugural address, the work we do at Edgewood College is more important than ever: We believe our students should be prepared for their first job after graduation…But our world and our community need more than that. Our world needs engaged, informed citizens. It needs scholars determined to ask and explore answers to the complex questions we face. It needs servant leaders who are willing to contribute to their communities in a variety of different ways. It needs creative thinkers, artists, and entrepreneurs who inspire us to look at the world differently. With your continued support, we will continue to meet the needs of the world around us by educating students prepared to make a difference in their careers and communities. Thank you for your commitment to Edgewood College! Sincerely,

P.S. Feel free to visit campus and stop by the President’s Office. I’d love to connect!


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PRE-COLLEGE Two college access programs, LEAP 2 College and Committed 2 College, provide tutoring, mentoring and academic enrichment services to under-served K-12 students in Madison. Shani Toor ‘14 helps a young student.

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Edgewood College was selected to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Edgewood College is one of only 361 colleges and universities across the country that hold this classification, which will remain in effect for ten years. “Building a just and compassionate world is a key part of our educational mission at Edgewood College,” President Scott Flanagan said. “One of the ways we do that is through providing opportunities for students to meaningfully engage in improving the quality of our local community. I am thrilled that our distinctive work in this area, carried out with so many community partners, has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation.” As defined by the Carnegie Foundation,

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Community engagement describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good. The classification is based on evidence of a college or university’s significant commitment to engagement with community partners both within the academic curriculum and more broadly, throughout all levels and areas of the institution. In their award letter, the Foundation noted Edgewood College’s “excellent alignment among campus mission, culture, leadership, resources, and practices that support dynamic and noteworthy community engagement” and “descriptions and examples of exemplary institutionalized practices of community engagement.” Examples of partnerships that were highlighted and contributed to the award include… • Institutional outreach programs (e.g., pre-college and college access programs for K-12 students, K-12 Science outreach, ELL and Bilingual licensing and degree programs for K-12 teachers)

• Student engagement efforts (e.g., service scholarship programs such as Community Scholars and Bonner Leaders, community engagement by our student athletes and student organizations) • Institutional training and resource centers (e.g., The Family Center, The Center for Health Education and Simulation) • C  ommunity-centered academic and curricular programs (e.g., the COR general education program, the Sustainability Leadership Program, The Painted Forest, numerous academic internships and service practicums) These partnerships have a significant impact for the College and the community. “When I think of college students helping out at our Service Center, I think of Edgewood College,” said Josie MontañezTyler, Associate Service Center Director for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. “Through our partnership, Edgewood College has provided support to all of the programs that we offer at our Service Center. We have been better able to serve our clients with care and compassion thanks to the students. It is nice to see young people making a positive difference in the lives of our clients as well as the lives of our staff. I look forward to what we will do together in the future.” The impact of such engagement is equally significant for our students and allows them to extend their educational experience far beyond the classroom and the campus. Bri Ferguson ’13 says her participation in the Bonner Leader Program brought new learning opportunities not only for her but for others as well. “Being a part of this program has allowed me to connect in areas of the community that I otherwise would not have been able to, or known about,” she said. “I’ve created connections with other volunteers at numerous sites. This has allowed me to keep in touch with them and spread the word about their mission and where they need help when necessary. It has helped me to recruit volunteers for certain programs and to encourage other students to get involved and plugged in within different areas of the community. Besides giving my time to the community, I’ve been able to network and get others involved as well, which has been a great experience.”


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R O S E P R O G R A M (left) Through the ROSE program, parents and children of communities who are under-represented in the sciences engage directly in science activities and learn about science-related opportunities and resources.

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D O M I N I C A N L I F E (above) The Office of Dominican Life provides students with opportunities for on-going service with community agencies that promote the dignity of the person. Louise Phelps ‘12 spends time with young people on an alternative spring break trip to Guatemala.


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Col l e g e L aunc h e s Engag e d L e ar ni ng In it i at iv e In December 2014, the College approved an initial commitment on a proposed 3-year initiative to support “engaged learning� practices within the undergraduate curriculum. Engaged learning practices represent high-impact educational experiences that have been shown to enhance the learning and personal development of students, including civic engagement and communitybased learning opportunities, global learning experiences, internships, multicultural learning experiences, and undergraduate student research opportunities.

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Over the next year, the College will develop specific immediate and long-term plans to enhance each of these educational opportunities for students. The goal of this initiative is to make it possible for every undergraduate student to have multiple engaged learning experiences throughout their time at Edgewood College. The engaged learning initiative exemplifies the College’s promise to connect learning, beliefs, and actions, and underscores the commitment to the search for truth through vigorous study, contemplation, and the sharing of the fruits of our contemplation in partnership with others. It incorporates, and will build upon, many of the on-going community-college partnerships highlighted through the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification.


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S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y L E A D E R S H I P P R O G R A M (left) The Sustainability Leadership Graduate Program prepares students to work with diverse professionals and community members to be effective change agents for community resilience and sustainability.

P U B L I C H E A LT H N U R S I N G (bottom left) Through Public Health Nursing clinical experiences in collaboration with nonprofit organizations and public and tribal public health programs, Nursing students learn about community health, diversity, and health needs of vulnerable populations. Here, Loriell Johnson checks on a young person on a recent trip to Cambodia.

SERVICE S C H O L A R S H I P S (bottom right) The College sponsors several undergraduate service scholarships, including the Community Scholars Program and the Bonner Leader Program (shown here), that promote student engagement in the community as part of their mission.

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C O R 2 (above) As part of general education requirements, all undergraduates participate in COR2 courses, which offer civic engagement opportunities that align with course themes. Associate Professor of Sociology Julie Whitaker (l.) and her Bridging Borders COR 2 class, Chiapas, Mexico.

A T H L E T I C S (left) Community engagement is a significant part of the mission of the College’s athletic programs. Our studentathletes provide over 3,000 hours of service to the community annually. Here Tiffani Pierce (l.) and Alexis Unser (r.) assist young athletes in downtown Madison.


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Pr of e s s or Janic e H av l en a R ec eiv e s Communi t y Part n er of t h e Year Awar d Janice Havlena, Professor of Art Therapy, received the Community Partner of the Year Award from the Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin at the Epilepsy Foundation 34th Annual Dinner in November. Professor Havlena was recognized for her continued leadership of the Studio-E Art Therapy and Epilepsy Program for adults. She was also lauded for her work with the child and adolescent art therapy program at the Studio–E summer camp, her art therapy program contributions to the annual Siblings Day, and for her ongoing research activity with children and adolescents with epilepsy. Edgewood College art therapy students have been involved in each of her projects with the Epilepsy Foundation. Art Taggart, Executive Director Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin; Janice Havlena, Edgewood College; Jane L Meyer, Program Director Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin. (Photo by John Mirasola)

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ART THERAPY ENDOWMENT ESTABLISHED IN MEMORY OF ALUMNA The life and influence of Rose Marie Conway, O.P., ’63 is being celebrated by a newly created endowment that will support the Art Therapy Program at Edgewood College. An elementary education major and artist with a passion for creativity, Sr. Rose Marie completed student teaching at the Edgewood Campus School before earning advanced degrees in printmaking and art therapy. She combined art and the therapeutic process long before it was formally defined, and went on to practice art therapy for more than 25 years. The Sr. Rose Marie Conway Memorial Art Therapy Endowment was established with a $50,000 gift by longtime friend, Keeley Hutchinson. To date, an additional $5,000 has been raised by family and friends to recognize Sr. Rose Marie’s love for Edgewood College and the field of art therapy.

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GREAT LAKES GIFT CREATES THE DANIEL CAREY COMMUNITY SCHOLARS FUND At the annual Heritage Celebration on campus in the fall, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation announced the creation of the Daniel Carey Community Scholars Fund with a gift to the College of $500,000. This new endowed fund named in honor of President Emeritus Dan Carey will support the full tuition of one additional Community Scholar every four years. Edgewood College created the Community Scholars Program in 2007, which supports three students each year with full tuition while they earn their undergraduate degrees. “We like to invest in programs that make measurable differences, and that’s why we like the Edgewood College Community Scholars Program, created under Dan Carey’s leadership,” Great Lakes Board Member Dave Hanson said. “Great

Lakes believes in access, persistence, and post-graduate success. We are pleased to continue our support of students at Edgewood College through this partnership.” Great Lakes was one of the original funders of the Community Scholars Program,

supporting a cohort of three students beginning in 2009. (l. to r.) Amy Kerwin, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation; Richard George, Board Chair, Great Lakes; President Emeritus Dan Carey; Dave Hanson, Great Lakes.


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GIFT RESULTS IN $1 MILLION TOWARD NEW RESIDENCE HALL A gift of $500,000 to honor a student from the Cutting Edge program at Edgewood College, eligible for a dollar-for-dollar match from a second, anonymous donor, results in a $1 million gift for a new residence hall on campus. The gift honors AJ Zdeblick (“zuhDEB-lick”), a student in the first cohort of the unique college access program. His sudden passing more than five years ago was a blow to many at the College. His mother, Catherine Zdeblick made the gift to ensure that at least three Cutting Edge students will have the opportunity to live in the new residence hall, each year, in perpetuity. “This feels right. It’s a way for us to recognize the important work being done at Edgewood College,” Zdeblick said. “This gift will support not only the Cutting Edge program, but all students who will benefit from the increased opportunity to live on campus in a beautiful new residence hall.” The College launched a $3.4 million capital campaign in support of the new residence hall project in 2014.

The new hall, a $13 million project, will provide on-campus housing for more than 100 additional students. Groundbreaking for the new building is scheduled for May 2015. It’s expected that the new building will be ready for students for the Fall 2016 semester.

Catherine Zdeblick (r.) and Trustee Diane Ballweg ‘75, MA ‘07 at a reception in the Nona McGreal Room.

An anonymous donor generously agreed to provide a dollar-fordollar match for gifts to the capital campaign, up to a total of $1 million.

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WELCOME TO THE BOARD! Three accomplished individuals have joined the Board of Trustees in the 2014-15 academic year: Ian Davies, Professor of Spanish at Edgewood College, Lauri Droster ‘92, Senior Vice President, RBC Wealth Management, and Kevin Hayden, President and CEO of Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin.

That matching gift program was successfully completed on December 31, 2014.


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NEW BOOK FOR MORGAN, O.P.

Retired Professor of English Win Morgan, O.P. recently published her latest book, The Trickster Figure in American Literature (Palgrave Macmillan). In his review, Edward J. Piacentino, Emeritus Professor of English at High Point University says, “Winifred Morgan’s treatment of America’s ethnic trickster traditions is insightful, engaging, and unique in its comprehensiveness, covering as she does five ethnicities - African American, Native American, Euro American, Asian American, and Latino/a American. No previous scholar has attempted such a mammoth undertaking.” Morgan retired from teaching in 2011, in part to work more on her writing.

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COLLEGE LAUNCHES PUBLIC CAMPAIGN FOR NEW RESIDENCE HALL The College is excited to announce the successful completion of the “quiet phase” of our residence hall capital campaign. With the help of a $1 million match from an anonymous donor and generous gifts from alumni, parents, friends, and community supporters, we are happy to announce that we have raised 80% of our $3.4 million fundraising goal. We are also excited to note that this campaign and the project have received strong support by the College’s Board of Trustees and administrative leadership and among our faculty and staff. Our goal is to raise the remaining $690,000 by the end of this year. Groundbreaking and construction will begin this summer, and we anticipate that the new residence hall will open for students in August 2016, for the start of the 2016-17 academic year. The residence hall will provide more than 100 new residence spaces on campus

and will make it possible for more of our students to live on campus beyond their freshman and even sophomore years. We are excited to invite all of our alumni and friends to participate in this campaign. Please visit give.edgewood.edu to learn more about the project and how you can become involved. In addition, please be on the look-out for information in the mail, in newsletters, and on the College’s website. And as always, please feel welcome to contact the Advancement Office directly for any information about the fundraising campaign and the progress of the project.


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COLLEGE ENJOYS A YEAR WITH THE ST. JOHN’S BIBLE The Saint John’s Bible is a hand-written and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monks of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. A team of scholars at St. John’s University in Minnesota partnered with a team of artists to complete this massive undertaking, which employs techniques and materials used by scribes for centuries prior to the invention of the printing press.

The Heritage Program enables institutions to enjoy a piece of this extraordinary work, through high quality reproductions of those seven books. The Heritage Edition book of Gospels and Acts of the Apostles will be displayed in St. Joseph Chapel and available for campus liturgical celebrations, retreats, lectures, and classroom presentations through the 201415 academic year. We gratefully acknowledge Ken Ballweg whose generosity makes this special opportunity possible.

To learn more about the Saint John’s Bible, visit saintjohnsbible.org/heritage.

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This 21st Century handwritten Bible renders an ancient book with a newer translation – the New Revised Standard Version. The script and illuminations were all done by hand, over the course of eleven years. This Bible project fills more than 1100 pages of calfskin vellum, bound in seven volumes.


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HENRY J. PREDOLIN FOUNDATION RECEIVES OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATION AWARD

In November, the Henry J. Predolin Foundation received the Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation award from the Greater Madison chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals. This annual celebration recognizes the work of major philanthropists and philanthropy professionals in the community. The Predolin Foundation was recognized for their significant support of Edgewood College, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and United Way of Dane County. Since 2008, the College has received more than $5 million in support from the Predolin Foundation, including more than $2 million in direct scholarship support for undergraduate students.

(l. to r.) President Scott Flanagan; Leslie Howard, President and CEO, United Way of Dane County; Bob Chritton, Henry J. Predolin Foundation; Brian MacGregor, Mayo Clinic. Photo courtesy of Greater Madison AFP and Melissa Grace Photography.

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HENRY J. PREDOLIN FOUNDATION GRANT AWARD TO EDGEWOOD COLLEGE In October 2014 the Henry J. Predolin Foundation awarded a grant of $981,300 to Edgewood College. The grant provides more than $365,000 in support of undergraduate scholarships in business, nursing and the sciences. In addition, the grant provides more than $600,000 in support of the School of Business, the Henry Predolin School of Nursing, and the Biological Sciences Department in the School of Arts & Sciences. These resources will support faculty teaching and scholarship and will permit the School of Business and the School of Nursing to make critical investments in technology that will have a direct impact on students’ learning experiences. The recently expanded Henry Predolin School of Nursing opened on the Monroe Street campus in September 2013.

The new facility includes two simulation laboratories where students can learn and practice skills with direct support and supervision from faculty members, by working with high-fidelity mannequins in simulated health care scenarios. These laboratories augment ‘clinical’ simulation experiences students have at the Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation by permitting simulation scenarios to be incorporated within theory courses. The current grant from the Henry J. Predolin Foundation includes funding for acquisition of several new mannequins. The grant will also make it possible for the School of Business to invest in new technology central to the implementation of the newly revised undergraduate core curriculum.


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TO SURVIVE, GROW AND CONTINUE TO FIND JOY EDGEWOOD COLLEGE TODAY

Meaningful personal and professional lives are rarely without challenges, and for some of us, those challenges can seem impossible to face. Maureen Fleming ’74 has faced the unthinkable, and has turned her tragedy into a blessing for others.

“Little did I know in August of 1970, at the age of 18, what an impact the education, values, and friendships I acquired would have on my entire life,” she says. In addition to her own family, Fleming says the friends she made on campus in those years have

stuck together, through all of life’s challenges, becoming “like sisters.” “Due to the compassion, strength, support, empathy, kindness and thoughtfulness shared among us, we have been able to survive, grow, and continue to find joy in our lives. We have cried a billion tears among us, but we still come out laughing and remembering how our story began in 1970 at Edgewood College.”

A 5k Walk/Run to raise support for Serenity Family Outeach, September 21, 2014. Maureen Fleming ’74 (r.) with daughters Cathaleen Novak (l.) and Erin Day (center).

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Along with her two daughters, she’s created Serenity Family Outreach, a not-for-profit organization based in Evergreen Park, Ill. It was formed following the death of her son, Matthew Barham, from a drug overdose in September 2013. Matthew battled an addiction for several years; he continually attempted to gain lasting recovery. Serenity Family Outreach was formed to support other families battling an addiction and to increase community awareness and education of drug abuse.


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GARBARSKI WINS MAJOR AWARD AT AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATRE FESTIVAL Stacey Garbarski, a senior Theatre Arts major, and her scene partner Leigha Sander won the Irene Ryan Dramatist Guild Award for Excellence in a Performance from a New Play or Musical at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 3, held in January in Milwaukee. This marks the first time an Edgewood College student has been so honored. Ms. Garbarski competed with hundreds of other nominated theatre students. She and Ms. Sander advanced from the semi-finals to the finals, with each level of competition requiring a new work. The finals in the competition end with each student delivering a monologue. The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 3 includes universities and colleges in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana, in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition. There are eight regions nationwide. Each year the Theatre Arts department sends students to present at this conference in all areas of theatre, including acting, stage management, sound design, props, and costumes.

Stacey Garbarski as Catherine in the 2014-2015 production of Proof, in the Diane Ballweg Theatre.

Ms. Garbarski was nominated to compete in the Irene Ryan acting competition based on her work in Proof, presented this fall. In all, the College sent nine students to the competition.

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CAREY AND PAYNTER, O.P. HONORED WITH MAZZUCHELLI MEDALLION President Emeritus Dan Carey and Mary Paynter, O.P. each received the 2014 Mazzuchelli Medallion at the Heritage Celebration in November. Paynter, who served the College as both a member of the faculty and staff during her career, is perhaps best known for authoring Phoenix From the Fire, the definitive history of Edgewood College. Dr. Carey led the College with enthusiasm and vision for the last 10 years.


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On October 12, 2014 the College celebrated ten years of stewardship of the Painted Forest in Valton, Wisconsin. Painted Forest is a simple white frame building set on a hillside; its treasure lies inside. The walls and ceiling are covered with intriguing visionary murals painted in the late 1890’s by an itinerant self-taught German painter, Ernst Hüpeden. In 2004, the Kohler Foundation gifted the Painted Forest to Edgewood College to foster its continued use for educational purposes and to preserve the historic hall as an important Wisconsin folk art treasure. The Kohler Foundation supports education of Wisconsin art and culture through scholarships, grants and art conservation.

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As stewards of this important folk art treasure, the College has pledged to maintain the site and foster its role in educating students, artists, researchers and the general public. The Edgewood College Art Studio and Study Center was constructed in Valton by the Kohler Foundation. The Study Center provides space for interdisciplinary workshops, lectures, seminars, retreats, performances and artist residencies.

Students in Renee Gouaux’s Sculpture 1 class working with Madison artist Brenda Baker on her outdoor installation, Valton, Wis. Photo: Renee Gouaux.

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Inside the Painted Forest during the 10th Anniversary Celebration. Note the colorful murals on walls and ceiling.


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SPEER HONORED WITH ATHENA AWARD Lindsey Speer ‘04 was recently honored with the 2014 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award in Muncie, Indiana, where she serves as Ball State University’s Associate Director of Orientation and Admissions. At Ball State, Lindsey introduces thousands of students and their families to the University and surrounding community, helping to ease the transition to college. Lindsey’s contribution to national admissions and orientation conferences, committees, and programs has helped her share her expertise with others, although her main focus remains the success of her own students. “I’m able to provide

students with the skills and resources they need to be successful during their time in college and beyond. I see myself in so many of the students I work with and the things that we are able to accomplish together. The impact we are able to have not only on our campus but on the Muncie community is greater than we will ever realize.” Lindsey attributes her career path and professional motivation to her time at Edgewood College. “I saw what my advisors were doing for students, for the community, and for the campus. They were professionals that I looked up to, still use as resources today, and people whose mission was to better every life that came through

their doors. Finally I had a passion, something I could see myself doing, and perfect role models to guide me along my journey. Now I’m able to do for students what others did for me.”

TAKING SERVICE SERIOUSLY: ALUMNUS ELECTED MAYOR OF STILLWATER, MINNESOTA

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Bachelor of Science in political science and philosophy. “I absolutely loved my time at Edgewood,” Kozlowski says. When asked to describe his time at the College in just three words, he chooses “caring, creative, and ideas.” The care, creativity, and ideas that were the core of Kozlowski’s experience inspire his work as mayor today. “It’s really given me the ability to process and question the information presented to me as mayor [and] that allows for better decision making.”

On January 5, 2015, Ted Kozlowski ’00 was sworn in as the mayor of Stillwater, Minnesota. His two young daughters, Amelia and Evelyn, stood at his sides and his wife Rachael beamed from the front row. It was a proud moment for Kozlowski and his family. For Kozlowski, Stillwater is more than just a town; it’s his hometown. And being mayor of his hometown is more than just a job; it’s a way to give back to his community. Kozlowski’s pathway to civic leadership extends back to his days at Edgewood College, where he earned a

“Critical thinking and reasoning were major themes in virtually every class,” Kozlowski remembers. “I was a political science major and Dr. Steven Davis really challenged us to form well-constructed arguments on our positions and discover the depths of our own ideas.” His advice for others? “Just be involved,” he says. “Volunteer, donate and share your ideas with nonprofits that serve your community. Don’t be afraid to run for office or seek a commission or committee position with local, state or federal office.” “It’s been the most rewarding thing in my life at this point,” he says of his tenure in public service. “I would strongly encourage anyone interested to participate.”


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PAMPUCH TWINS APPEAR IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

The performance of two student-athletes grabbed the attention of a major national publication. The October 7, 2014 edition of Sports Illustrated features Eagle sophomore twin sisters Jessie and Taylor Pampuch in their popular “Faces in the Crowd” section. On September 18 at Warner Park, Jessie and Taylor both scored their first career goals in the same game, a 5-0 shutout of Maranatha Baptist University. Jessie and Taylor are the third and fourth Pampuch siblings to study and play soccer at Edgewood College. Matt Pampuch ’12 played for the Eagle men’s team from 2008-11 and Katie Pampuch ‘14 played for the Eagle women from 2010-13.

At halftime of a recent game the Edgewood College athletics department honored Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Students Maggie Balistreri-Clarke for her years of service and her retirement at the end of the year. With Dean Balistreri-Clarke is her husband Ed (l.) and Director of Athletics Al Brisack.

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Athletic alumni unite for a fall weekend of golf, baseball and

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Another successful Career Week provided alumni the chance to network and share their stories.

Call or write, Kathy (Pandl) O’Connor, Alumni Director, (608) 663-6715, koconnor@edgewood.edu


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Leroy Arnold ’82 celebrated his wedding to Neal

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Demp on the Dutch island of Saba on June 12, 2014. Leroy is the library director of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Neal is a psychiatrist. Leroy earned a BA majoring in American Studies.

Gregory Bergenske ’78 was awarded the St. George Medal from the Diocese of Madison Catholic Committee on Boy & Girl Scouting on November 18th, 2014. Congratulations!

Sr. Vicki Jean Chambers ’79, SSND earned a certificate of advanced study in archives and records management from UW-Milwaukee. Sr. Vicki is Associate Archivist at Notre Dame of Elm Grove, Wis.

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Dan Strizek ’88 authored an article which was recently published in the Journal of Church and State. His article on Ella Elvira Hobart Gibson explores her life as a teacher, author, and America’s first woman military chaplain. Dan holds a BS in Religious Studies. Mary Dunlavy-Tachon ‘89 celebrated her wedding with Dr. Dennis Dwyer on August 30, 2014 in Nice, France. Mary graduated with a BS in Nursing.

Abbey (Selle) Daniels ’04 and her husband, Joseph Daniels, welcomed a baby girl, Penelope Pearl Daniels. Penelope was born on October 23, 2013. The family resides in Fitchburg, Wis. Abby earned her BS with a major in Art.


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Sarah (Kuhn) Hart ’04 and Paul Hart ’04 welcomed

Rachel (Sigwarth) Taylor ‘00 and her husband, Jason Taylor, welcomed a baby boy, Graham George Taylor. Graham was born on September 11, 2013. The family resides in West Des Moines, Iowa with big sister Sadie who is 3 years old. Rachel earned her BA with a major in psychology. µ2

Eva Solcova Smith ’04 launched her new business consulting firm in 2014. EVAlution Management offers training and consulting solutions that include financial skills development and training for owners and managers, profit improvement strategies, and international growth with a focus on Eastern Europe. µ3

Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Denver and is now a Research Associate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colo. He and his wife Megan recently celebrated the birth and baptism of their son Conrad.

Hannah (Diedrich) Farrington ’05 celebrated her wedding to Jason Farrington on September 28, 2014. Hannah recently taught at Edgerton High School until starting her own business, Unlocked Creative Expressions. Jason is Media Director at Global Presence Ministries. µ4 Sara (Esch) Houlihan ’05 graduated with her MBA from Iowa State University. She is a Real Estate Right of Way Agent for MidAmerican Energy in Des Moines, Iowa.

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have welcomed their second son, Reed Nolan, to their family on July 21st, 2014. Big brother Ryan was thrilled to welcome his new baby brother. µ5

wife Cindyann welcomed a baby boy, Elijah Jeremiah DeGollon, on April 30, 2014. Jeremiah earned his degrees in Business Administration. The DeGollons currently live in Madison where Jeremiah is the Assistant Vice President of Business Development for Summit Credit Union. µ7

Don Settergren BBA ’05, MBA ’08 has a small business, Inside Outside Sales LLC, that was part of NASA’s mission to the International Space Station on September 19, 2014. The company supplied technology used to study bone loss in mice, research which paves the way for manned missions to Mars. Eric Arnold ’06, MA ‘14 and Brianne (Chapman) Arnold ’09 welcomed a baby boy, Milo Logan Arnold, to their family on August 17, 2014. Milo was born 6 lbs, 1 oz., 19 inches long, and joins big sister Parker. Eric is adjunct faculty member at Edgewood College and Brianne is an HR specialist at the Vollrath Company. µ6

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Anthony Dix, MBA ’07 and Amanda Schutte celebrated their wedding on October 19, 2013 at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison. Anthony is a HR Services Manager for UW Health and Amanda is a horticulturalist. They reside in Fitchburg, Wis. Chelsea (Baus) Marenes ‘07 and Cody Marenes ‘07 welcomed Hadley Ryan to their family on November 10, 2014. Hadley joins big sister, Clara, who is five. Chelsea is a first grade teacher in Lancaster, Wis., and Cody is a manufacturing engineer in Dubuque, Iowa. µ8

Nick Wilz ’07 is groundskeeper for the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in the Twin Cities. Nick earned his BS in Business.


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Jeremy McGilligan-Bentin ’07 and Ana (Dvorak) Bentin ’07 welcomed a son to their family, Hudson Richard Bentin. He was born on April 18, 2014, and weighed 5lbs., 13oz. Ann and Jeremy both were education majors and are currently working in the Lake Geneva area as elementary school teachers. µ9

Barbara Mezera, MA ’07 authored a book of poetry, From Despair to Hope and Healing: One Woman’s Journey in Poem, which was published in January 2014. Barbara is currently a Special Education Teacher at Wonewoc-Center High School.

Mike Sergeant ’07 is Credit Analyst for First Business Financial Services, Inc. and has been with First Business since April 2013. Mike, a business major, received his MBA from University of Phoenix in 2009. He lives with his wife and son in Madison. µ10

wedding on October 25, 2014. The wedding party included bridesmaids Kelli Brewster ‘12 and Nina (Brown) DeVault ‘10, groomsmen Erik Massey ‘10, Brad DeVault ‘10 and usher Blake Hunt ‘11. Erin graduated with a BS in Business and is a Materials Manager at Kraft Foods. Alex received his BS in Accounting and is an Inventory Accountant at Bell Laboratories.

Pernille Ripp ’08 authored her first book, Passionate Learners: Giving Our Classrooms Back to our Students, which was published in 2014. Pernille is an elementary teacher in Middleton, Wis. and writes about her experiences in the classroom and her approach to teaching. Tess DeSimone ‘09 and Ian Quinn ’09 celebrated their wedding in October of 2013 and are living in Chicago. Both graduates of the nursing program, Tess is a pediatric nurse and Ian is in hospital administration currently working on obtaining his MS in Nursing. µ11 Adam Driscoll ’09 is Manager of Software Engineering at Dell in Madison. Adam graduated with a BS in Computer Information Systems. µ12

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Ilana Bar-Av ’14 was named to Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison for photographers in 2014. Working professionally as Ilana Natasha Photography for the past several years, Ilana earned Gold in her category.

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Julie Kramer ’09 celebrated her one year anniversary as Interactive Project Manager at Leo Burnett, an advertising agency in Chicago. Julie earned her BS with a major in business. Jenny (Bong) Schwertfeger ’09 and her husband Steven welcomed a daughter, Hailey Marie, to their family on November 11, 2013. Jenny graduated with a BS in Graphic Design and Business. µ13

2010s Fatou Ceesay ’10 is the owner of Cairasu Home Care, an in-home agency that provides short-term, personal and emotional support for clients. Fatou was nominated for the 2014 ATHENA Young Professional Award in Madison for her professional and community accomplishments.

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Mellissa Lemke ’10 and Jayson Benson ’11 celebrated their wedding on September 2, 2012. Mellissa graduated with a BS in Social Studies and Education and Jayson graduated with a BS in History.

Esther Meuer ’10 celebrated her wedding to Ivan Valtchev on August 16, 2014. Esther graduated with a BS in Communications.

Sari Shovers ‘10 and Michael Vineburg ‘12 celebrated their wedding on September 14, 2014 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. The wedding party included Brittni Michael ‘10 and Amanda Beal ‘11. Sari holds an MS in School Counseling from UW-Milwaukee and is a preschool teacher. Michael is in Pharmacy School at Concordia University. Christy (Fenley) Skelding ’10 and Justin Skelding celebrated their wedding on October 19, 2013 at


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Nichole Cushley ’11 celebrated her wedding to Michael Lloyd on October 4, 2014 on the Capitol Square in Madison. Nichole earned her BS in Nursing and works at Transformations Surgery Center and Mercy Hospital.

Clarissa (Weltzin) Greguska ‘11 completed her MA in Art Therapy Counseling from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. While there, she received the Outstanding Graduate Student Staff Award. Clarissa graduated with her BS majoring in Art Therapy and Psychology.

Monica Simpson ’11 and her husband Richard

Jackie Erzinger ’13 has been promoted to Program & Corporate Relations Manager for the Colon Cancer Coalition in Minnesota. Jackie graduated with a BS in Sociology.

Sierra Frisch ’12 began a new job as Document Control Specialist at Exact Sciences Laboratories in Madison. Sierra holds a Bachelors of Business Administration.

his first year of medical school at Marian University in Indianapolis, Ind. Shah graduated cum laude with a BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.

Diane Walleser, Ed.D ’14 has been named Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services for Columbus State Community College in Ohio. Diane will oversee programs and services to promote the academic achievement, success and personal development of all students. In 2013 Diane received the Award of Excellence from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for her 10-year career at Madison College (MATC). µ15

We love to hear from you! Please send us your news and photos. Email jpgs (1 MB or higher, please) to alumni@edgewood.edu

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welcomed the newest addition to their family, Isla MaryBeth Simpson, born June 13, 2014. Isla joined her parents and siblings Blake (7), John Paul (5), Francesca (3) and Theo (2). µ16

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IN MEMORIAM Lucille (Diedrich) Gurtz ‘40 on January 25, 2014 Mary Jane (Lavin) Conlin ‘44 on September 13, 2014 Margaret (Wacholtz) McCoy ‘45 on January 5, 2015 Rose (DiCristina) Maglio ‘46 on October 18, 2014 Joan (McCann) Emmerich ‘47 on November 11, 2014 Mary O’Hara O.P. ‘47 on January 26, 2015 Kathryn (Ford) Marchant ‘49 on August 20, 2014 Rosemary Mulrooney ‘50 on January 14, 2015 Eileen McCullough ‘51 on December 26, 2014 Theo (Field) Smyth ‘52 on October 18, 2014 Gloria (Leichtenberg) Baldwin ‘53 on April 11, 2014 Dorothy Doolan O.P. ‘53 on September 4, 2014 Anna Brunner ‘54 on October 8, 2014 Mary Murphy ‘55 on August 24, 2014 Barbara (Bordeleau) Schmidt ‘57 on November 19, 2014 Mariel Bronson O.P. ‘59 on October 24, 2014 Marjorie (Williamson) Austin ‘60 on January 8, 2015 Jeannine Spuehler O.P. ‘60 on April 30, 2014 Marina Crist O.P. ‘62 on September 21, 2014 Helen Dailey O.P. ‘62 on July 4, 2014 Theresia (Goetz) Horrum ‘63 on August 28, 2014 Patricia (Thornton) Chinosole ‘64 on October 4, 2014 Lucille Marie Frost O.P. ‘64 on December 6, 2014 Bernadette (Golla) Marsh ‘65 on November 3, 2014 Alice Kole O.P. ‘66 on October 3, 2014 Lorraine (Schlesser) Clark ‘67 on August 2, 2014 Angela (Mallas) Kaupie ‘69 on November 3, 2014 Thomas Burns ‘73 on July 28, 2014 Mary (Daniels) Badding ‘75 on May 5, 2014 Elizabeth (Coyne) Lovett ‘80 on November 18, 2014 Lisbeth (Fresard) Froumis ‘86 on May 29, 2014 Dennis Reinen ‘91 on August 23, 2014 Lexy Rotzoll ‘93 on August 22, 2014 Roger Christianson ‘96, MBA ‘05 on July 15, 2014 Arlo Hill ‘96 on December 18, 2014 Jennifer (Kochanski) Pang ‘01 on January 11, 2015 Jeb Jensen ‘04 on June 10, 2014 David Flynn ‘08 on July 23, 2014 Titus Greenwood ‘09 on November 6, 2014 Dr. Daniel James Guilfoil on January 8, 2015 Longtime faculty member


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The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Edgewood College with a place on the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for commitment to service, civic engagement and service-learning. The College has received this honor for the past several years. This year’s award specifically recognizes three areas of the life of the College: COR 2, the Office of Science Outreach, and a wide range of student organizations.

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