In order to help students lower their stress during mid-semester assessments, therapy dogs from Health Heelers came to campus. Studies have proven that simply petting a dog lowers your blood pressure, decreases anxiety, and creates an automatic relaxation response – all great benefits for our students during stressful times. In case you missed the dogs, you can see the story that aired on TMJ4. Stories also ran on Fox 6 and CBS 58.
Nat Godley, assistant professor of History, spent part of his summer in Paris working with asylum-seeking refugees from Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan and Iraq. He shared his first-hand accounts of police raids breaking up makeshift camps with both Milwaukee Magazine and WUWM’s Lake Effect.
Once again, students, faculty and staff donated money to help purchase turkeys that were donated to Hunger Task Force. This year enough money was collected to purchase 140 turkeys. That donation was generously matched by Food Services Inc., bringing the total number of turkeys donated to 280. It’s part of the annual “Cans Across the Conference” food drive, a competition between all the schools in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference. For the past six years Alverno has won the competition, despite the fact that there are much larger schools in the conference. Both Fox 6 and CBS 58 came out to cover our donation.
A few months into her tenure as Alverno’s eighth president, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featured Sister Andrea in this front page profile.
In order to give students, faculty and staff a chance to practice their effective citizenship, Alverno College will close for the presidential election on November 8. CBS 58 ran the story on their website.