Archive for November, 2010

Rexford Sheild

The 2010 women’s volleyball team has created quite a buzz around campus with it’s first winning season in 12 years.

The Eagles finished with a 19-1 record overall and a record of 10-2 in the Norther Athletics Conference.  The 19-14 record was the first winning record in the volleyball program since 1998.

Jessica Martin goes in for a spike

After battling a tough non-conference schedule loaded with nationally ranked teams, the Eagles dominated conference play finishing third behind Concordia-Wisconsin and Dominican University.  To cap off the season, the team hosted their first post-season match since 1995, which resulted in a thrilling five-set victory against Marian University (19-25, 18-25, 25-14, 26-24, and 15-9). (more…)

Moms Try to Make it Work at Edgewood

Posted: November 17, 2010 in Students

Chava Cohen

Sarah Strahler, a Wisconsin native, is an Edgewood transfer student, a hoops aerobics instructor, and an English Teaching major.

She also has a four year old daughter.

“She was born when I wasn’t in school.  I started back wen [Cloe Alyse] was two,” Strahler said.  “Balancing a child with class is nearly impossible.  I have two jobs, and I was taking 17 credits.  I dropped one class and am now taking 14 credits.  I definitely turn in things late consistently and skip class to do work for another class.  So far everyone has been pretty understanding about it.  I feel that my teachers have been very responsive to my needs.”

Strahler started attending Cardinal Stritch in Milwaukee but transferred to Edgewood this semester.  “My parents live in Dane County.  I moved back because it is easier living with my parents,” she said.  Her daughter’s father lives in Columbus, Wisconsin and watches her two days a week because Edgewood does not currently offer daycare.

“If Edgewood had a daycare that cost money, I wold not be able to use it.  I don’t even have books this semester.” -Hope Edgren

“It would be amazing if there was free childcare,” Strahler said.  “I feel that would be amazing for the early childhood program where students would get experience  with children.  However, Strahler noted that the cost would be a major issue: “If Edgewood had a daycare that cost money, I wold not be able to use it.  I don’t even have books this semester.  If they had a state assistance program fro single mothers, that would be great.” (more…)

Laura Green

Though Phil’s may not be your favorite place to eat, the Phil’s dining experience is becoming better for the environment than the average restaurant.

In October 2008, Phil’s took its first steps in becoming a Certified Green Restaurant.  The Green Restaurant Association issued its certification in June 2009.  Jaime Franke, dining services manager, explained some of the actions  Phil’s took to receive this certification, including eliminating bottled water, installing low-flow faucets, and composting kitchen waste from food preparation, like vegetable peels.

Perhaps the most important green aspect of a restaurant is not how it’s run but where the food comes from.  Wisconsin produces plenty of food, but most of the food served isn’t from the state.  The average food item travels 1,500 miles to get from the farm to the consumer.  Franke is working on changing that.

Student Bud Andrews is pleased with locally grown options

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Lisa Kaminski

More than 10,000 negatives later, Edgewood art professor Alan Luft is showing 25 years worth of photographs during the European Month of Photography in Berlin, Germany.

Luft’s show at the Photoplatz Gallery in the Hotel Bogota opened October 17,and he as among the hundreds of artists showing in cities across Europe, including Paris, Rome, Moscow, and Vienna during the monthlong celebration of the arts.  His exhibition consists of 40 black and white portraits taken in Berlin.

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Receiving positive feedback from the nearly 300 individuals that attended the show’s opening, Luft said, “I was very moved by the interaction with all these individuals.”  He attributes much of this support to the Hotel Bogota’s extensive network of artists, but especially to the Rissmann family, owners of the hotel and generous supporters of the arts. (more…)

Tony Lattis

Edgewood’s Jay Hatheway, chair of the History Department, spoke on campus about the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy concerning gay service members in the military, highlighting an issue that has become more relevant over the past few weeks.

A district court ruling in California late last month, state “don’t ask, don’t tell” is a violation of the constitutional rights of service members and ordered the military to cease enforcing the 17 year-old regulation that goes back to the Clinton administration.  According the Hatheway, this is the first successful ruling against “don’t ask, don’t tell” since the ban on gays in the military was officially enacted in 1943.

This is an issue that hits close to home for Hatheway, who was himself court marshaled and dismissed from the service in 1975.  He fought back along with another serviceman in what was the first constitutional challenge to the long-standing ban on gays in the military. (more…)

Emily Pokorny

Dave Isay had his audience in tears during his presentation October 20.

Isay, the author of this year’s common reading book, Listening is an Act of Love, visited campus to share his experiences with the project he founded, StoryCorps.  Members of the Edgewood College community gathered to listen to Isay and ask him questions, as well as hear real recordings from the StoryCorps project.  One story in particular, the story of Danny and Annie Perasa, which is published in Listening is an Act of Love, touched the audience so much that many were moved to tears.

The StoryCorps project is the gathering of the stories of everyday individuals.  Two people go into a StoryCorps booth and participate in an interview with one another, which is then recorded on two CDs.  One goes home with the speakers, while the other goes to the American Folklore Center at the Library of Congress to become a part of the oral history of America.

On the Edge reporter Emily Pokorny sits down with author David Isay

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