• Education Students Receive Lessons in Mindfulness

    Results from a pilot program in the School of Education indicate mindfulness could be the ticket to calmer classrooms for students and teachers alike.

    As a Teach for America (TFA) alum, Desiree Pointer-Mace is familiar with the unique challenges teachers in this program face. TFA is a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit … Read More »

  • Our man in Vietnam

    Despite having no word for entrepreneurism, government and higher education officials in Vietnam are banking on a surge of new enterprises to help create jobs for their fast-growing population. Colleges there are educating homegrown entrepreneurs and Alverno Business professor Dan Matre, pictured here with a Vietnamese student entrepreneurs club, is a part of it.

    An old Vietnamese folk saying counsels that “fortune favors the brave.” But in a land ripe for entrepreneurism, surprisingly few Vietnamese are braving the challenges of starting a new business. “It’s a … Read More »

  • Inspiring Others to Bridge the Technology Divide Worldwide

    Alverno professors Jill Newton Moore and Tracy Stockwell traveled to Cameroon this past summer to tackle a variety of projects, including an expansion of the computer lab at St. Joseph Comprehensive High School in Mambu, Bafut.

    When Communication & Technology Professor Jill Newton Moore first arrived in Cameroon in 2011 to teach in a small farming village, she discovered her students didn’t have their own laptops, or even … Read More »

  • Talking It Out

    For many years, Associate Dean Patricia Jensen has teamed with researchers at Case Western University to better understand “conversational learning” and its value to students. Here, she explains how this powerful learning concept will get a big boost thanks to the College’s exciting campus improvement project.

    Should your economic views align more with conservative Milton Friedman or liberal John Maynard Keynes? Do you believe humans can simultaneously hold two opposing convictions, as the writings of Dickens, Twain and … Read More »



  • It’s All About Leadership

    William Hughes, assistant professor of Education, discusses Alverno's partnership with Schools That Can Milwaukee, including the launch of a new Leadership Development Program.

    It is well known there is a surplus of certified school leaders. Most open positions attract plenty of applicants from which to choose, however, despite this surplus, there remains a shortage of … Read More »

  • Celebrating 50 Years in Community

    As they celebrate their Golden Jubilee, Sisters Mary Diez & Kathleen O'Brien reflect on 50 years of service.

    Sister Mary Diez ‘67, SSSF and Sister Kathleen O’Brien ’67, SSSF grew up hundreds of miles apart. Diez was raised in Nebraska; O’Brien spent most of her youth in Milwaukee. But their … Read More »

  • This Better Be Good

    After 37 years at Alverno, Tim Riordan, retired professor of Philosophy, reflects on his time at the College and the tough audiences that prompt everyone - faculty, students, staff - to do their very best.

    How do I begin to write about 37 years at Alverno College? As my colleagues and students know, I often use a story to make a point or, more likely, to raise … Read More »

  • Education, the Workforce and the Liberal Arts

    Sister Joel Read reflects on the role of a liberal arts education on today's workforce.

    I’ve been thinking lately about the current political push to better connect the workforce and education. Manufacturing has long been the heartbeat of the Wisconsin economy and it seems employers in this … Read More »