Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:46 am
Mount Mary College to become Mount Mary University
Mount Mary College announced today that its board of trustees has unanimously approved changing the institution’s name to Mount Mary University.
The name change will become effective in the fall of 2013 marking the 100th anniversary of the institution.
“Mount Mary has a century long tradition of excellence in higher education,” said Eileen Schwalbach, president of Mount Mary. “The name change more accurately reflects the breadth of our bachelor, master and doctorate degree programs including their emphasis on pedagogical and applied research. In fact, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has long placed us in the ‘Master’s Colleges and Universities (Small Programs) classification.'”
According to Schwalbach, the name change has been under consideration for more than a year, and was substantiated by the faculty as the college launched its first doctorate — and the first doctorate in the country — for Art Therapy.
In 2011, a 16-member task force was appointed to study the issue and secure feedback from all key internal and external constituencies, including the School Sisters of Notre Dame who sponsor the college, alumnae, students, faculty, employees and friends of the college. In addition, an outside research firm conducted surveys and focus groups. Information gathered from the task force and research firm revealed name change support from all constituencies.
The name change will not impact the school’s commitment to its roots as a four-year Catholic college for women. According to Schwalbach, the undergraduate programs at Mount Mary University will remain women-only with the exception of the co-ed nursing program which is offered jointly with Columbia College of Nursing. The master and doctorate programs will continue to be open to both men and women.
“Changing our name is very exciting,” Schwalbach said. “Our core identity, the experience we provide our students, and our service to the community will continue to be the hallmarks of a Mount Mary education.”
Well City Milwaukee is ‘Going for the Gold’
Well City Milwaukee will officially launch its “Phase Two Going for the Gold” celebration on Thursday, March 15.
The event will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., in downtown Milwaukee.
The event will celebrate Well City Milwaukee and recognize the partners, sponsors and employers who are working to achieve best practice excellence and be a leader in enhancing the health of Milwaukee.
In 2010, Milwaukee became the largest city in the nation to receive a Well City USA–Silver designation for making accredited worksite wellness programs available to 30 percent of its workforce. The organization’s next goal is to reach 50 percent by 2014.
Milwaukee is the only city in the nation to embark on a Well City USA project for a second time with an effort to grow the initiative larger in order to become the healthiest city in the nation through its workforce.
Milwaukee leaders, including Mayor Tom Barrett, Health Commissioner Bevan Baker, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce president Tim Sheehy, Greater Milwaukee Committee president Julia Taylor and more will attend the celebration of the collaboration to make Milwaukee one of the healthiest cities in the nation.
The keynote speaker of the event will be Karen Timberlake, director of the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The institute strives to advance public health and health policy decisions. Timberlake also is the director of the Partnership for Healthcare Payment Reform (PHPR), a project of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization.
Eight Milwaukee employers will be honored for receiving their Well Workplace Accreditation Awards during the past year: ASQ, Aurora Health Care, Children’s Hospital, Educators Credit Union, MMAC, Pyramax Bank, The Starr Group and United Health Care.
To register to attend the event, visit http://bit.ly/zM00Ey.
Milwaukee Wave offers buy one get one offer for playoff game
The Milwaukee Wave will host a home playoff game on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena. The team, along with team owner Jim Lindenberg, is offering a special buy one get one ticket offer to help fans “Experience the Wave”
The promotion is good for premier level tickets, $16. The team hopes to pack as many Wave fans in the stands as possible.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Wave box office at 414-224-9283 or by printing off the B.O.G.O ticket order form from the Milwaukee Wave website.
BizTimes seeks nominations for bold companies and leaders
BizTimes Media is seeking nominations for its 2012 Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards and IQ (Innovation Quotient) Awards.
The Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards salute bold and innovative company leaders. To be considered for the awards, nominees should demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship; include a willingness to take risk, drive, perseverance and innovation.
The IQ Awards salute companies for their innovations in their products or services. Judges will choose the most innovative, clever and unique products, services or processes among the companies nominated.
Self nominations are welcomed. Nominees for the Bravo! Entrepreneur and IQ Awards must be based in Wisconsin and have a physical presence in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Sheboygan, Racine, Walworth or Kenosha County.
Nominations are due by March 23.
Past recipients of the Bravo! Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award have included Fritz and Debra Usinger of the Usinger family, Stephen Marcus of The Marcus Corp., George Dalton of Fiserv Inc., Robert Kern of Generac and Harry Quadracci of Quad/Graphics Inc.
The winners of the 2012 awards will be presented at the Bravo!/IQ Awards Breakfast at BizExpo on May 17.
For more information, visit www.biztimes.com/bravo or contact Mary Ernst at (414) 336-7125.