Linda Lewicki, RN, SJC ’74 has had a diverse nursing career. Lewicki, currently senior nurse researcher at the Cleveland Clinic, previously worked as clinician, educator, administrator and researcher. Because of her outstanding professional experience, she was recently awarded a 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cleveland Clinic Ziolony Nursing Institute. As Lewicki celebrates her 40th anniversary of graduation from St. John College this year, we asked her to reflect on her inspiring career.
Comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, died while hospitalized at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital on Thursday. She was a savvy business woman, mother, over-the-top funny and women’s college graduate (Barnard College, Class of 1954). Here’s Joan talking about her own funeral in her 2012 book, I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me:
When I die (and, yes, Melissa, that day will come; and, yes, Melissa, everything’s in your name), I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action….I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don’t want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing “Mr. Lonely.” I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce’s.
Kerianne Senderak ’10 uses her marketing and communication skills in the community. After graduating from Ursuline with her English degree, Senderak went on to pursue her Master’s in Communications Management at John Carroll University. She started her career at the new Greater Cleveland Aquarium and most recently took a position as director of sales and marketing at Chagrin Falls’ Save Local Now.
Now in its second year, the Ursuline Studies Program common book for the 2014-15 academic year is a memoir titled Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi, charting her struggles with self- doubt, body image and acceptance – struggles that manifest themselves in a severe eating disorder that nearly costs de Rossi her life.
As with last year’s offering, all incoming students received a complimentary copy of the book, stamped with her or his name, as a gift of welcome to the college. The book also serves to provide a truly common experience to all new students in 2014, and is a symbol of their purpose at Ursuline: to earn a college education. Faculty and staff likewise had the opportunity to pick up a copy, and will again participate in Chew & Chat events to foster connections across the campus. This year, alumnae will also be invited to participate, whether by attending Chew & Chat events, or by posting comments on VOICES online.
Fall Orientation, August 23 & 24, 2014, photos by alumna Maggie Stark ’14.
Art Therapy and Counseling Associate Professor Dr. Kim-Appel presents at Addiction Studies Institute
Dr. DoHee Kim-Appel, associate professor in the department of Art Therapy and Counseling, co-presented two intensive workshops at The Addiction Studies Institute’s Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio on August 8th 2014. The Addiction Studies Institute is sponsored by Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, and is the largest Midwest conference of its kind providing an array of dynamic educational choices for the chemical dependency counselor, social worker, prevention specialist, criminal justice professional, clergy, physician, marriage and family therapist, nurse, and other healthcare specialists.
Stacy Marcus Carino ’98 is one extreme alumna. Carino, a teacher turned stuntwoman, has appeared in blockbusters like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Transformers (2007) and has served as a stunt double for actresses like Megan Fox and Keira Knightly.
We don’t need a special occasion of month to celebrate women. Let’s celebrate amazing women #justbecause. Find advancing, dignifying and liberating quotes from various inspirational women from around the globe below. We know we’ve missed many, many amazing women, as this is just a short list. So, tell us int he comments section about a woman who inspires you below, along with a quote by her.