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Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:41 pm

Community Memorial Hospital

The Cardiac Strength and Rehabilitation Program at Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls was recognized in the 2006 Program of Merit by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Chicago. Community Memorial Hospital is a member of Froedtert & Community Health, Wauwatosa. The Cardiac Strength and Rehabilitation Program at Community Memorial Hospital was one of four programs in the U.S. and the only one in Wisconsin to receive the merit award. The program was launched in 2005 to help cardiac patients learn strength and conditioning exercises after completing cardiac rehabilitation.

Medical College of Wisconsin

Garrett Gross, professor and vice chairman of pharmacology and toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, received the Distinguished Scientist designation from the American Heart Association (AHA), Dallas. The AHA created the Distinguished Scientist designation in 2003 to honor American Heart Association/American Stroke Association members who have made extraordinary contributions to cardiovascular and stroke research. Gross has been with the Medical College for 33 years. His research has led to new heart disease treatments and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Md., has continually funded his cardiovascular research since 1978. He was one of six scientists in the U.S. and the only scientist in Wisconsin to receive the designation this year.

Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals

The Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP), Milwaukee, partnered with Marian College to ensure continued diversity among Marian’s student body and faculty while providing them with access to an organization that develops young emerging leaders. The collaboration will provide mentors and networks for Marian students as they enter the job market and will assist Marian College with its recruitment efforts in Milwaukee County.

Integrity Retirement Plan Services LLC

Cool Inc., Butler, selected Integrity Retirement Plan Services LLC, Waukesha, as the third party administrator for its retirement plan.

Marquette University

Marquette University will offer a new undergraduate degree program in construction engineering management starting in the 2008 to 2009 school year. The program will be offered through the department of civil and environmental engineering and will compliment Marquette’s master’s degree and doctoral degree programs in construction management. The College of Engineering also developed nine new graduate certificate programs. The programs are designed for practicing engineers and other qualified individuals with bachelor’s degrees who wish to update and/or expand their knowledge in a specific technical area. New certificates introduced in the department of civil and environmental engineering include: construction engineering management; structural design; transportation; water and wastewater treatment processes and water resources engineering. Certificates introduced in the department of electrical and computer engineering include: electric machine, drives and controls; digital signal processing; microwaves and antennas and sensors and smart sensor systems.

High Velocity Communications

Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions, Garland, Texas, selected High Velocity Communications, Waukesha, to implement a marketing communications program that will help the company capitalize on opportunities in the global oil and gas market. Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions manufacturers and markets drilling equipment used in exploration, oil and gas applications, surface mining, construction, aggregate and water well applications. The program will include a market-focused publication, trade press public relations, collateral development and direct marketing. Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions is a part of the Atlas Copco Group and operates within the construction and mining business unit. 

Tag and Label Products Inc.

Tag and Label Products Inc. (TLP), Menomonee Falls, received a first place and second place award in the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute Label Competition. Both awards were in the plateless printing, household goods category. The first place honors were for a packaging label for Cambria, a natural quartz surface manufacturing company based in Eden Prairie, Minn. Second place honors were for TLP’s work on a label for Crossville Inc., Crossville, Tenn., a porcelain stone manufacturer. Another Wisconsin-based company that placed in the annual label competition was Banta Specialty Converting, a division of Banta Corp., Menasha. Banta received first place in the Line and Screen Tone-Non Prime category and second place in the Line and Screen Tone-Prime category, both for work done for Briggs & Stratton Corp., Wauwatosa.

Whitewater professor writes book on public relations

Peter Smudde, assistant professor of public relations at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is the co-author of a new book, “Power and Public Relations.”
The thesis of the book is that public relations’ power is both understood and misunderstood, and that the misunderstandings must be changed.
“Our hope is to whet your appetite to explore and apply ideas on your own after reading ‘Power and Public Relations,’” Smudde said. “It goes beyond common stereotypes and assumptions about power. I believe that this book stands to be a significant contribution, as it addresses a subject that is taken for granted. Power can be problematic, but it’s also opportunistic. You can do more things for the social good if you understand it well enough and can apply the principles.”
Smudde co-wrote the new with Jeff Courtright, an associate professor of public relations at Illinois State University.
The book is available at Barnes & Noble and at and

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