Concordia receives donations for pharmacy scholarships
Mequon - The newly formed Galen Society of the Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy to date has raised more than $140,000 to support scholarships for future pharmacists. Two recent $50,000 donations will help the Galen Society Scholarship Fund by providing assistance to pharmacy students interested in a career in independent retail pharmacy.
One of the $50,000 donations was an anonymous gift from a member of CUW's Board of Regents; the other was made by The Northwestern Mutual Foundation based in Milwaukee. Its goal is to secure future generations by making long-term investments in helping students achieve their full potential through programs that promote literacy, wellness and creativity.
A recent economic impact study requested by CUW's School of Pharmacy found that state and local tax revenue generated, both directly and indirectly from the School of Pharmacy, would total $965,000 a year.
Holiday lights will multiply thanks to donors
Shorewood -Capitol Drive will be a little brighter during the holiday season this year. The Village Board will pay up to $2,000 toward the $10,000 cost of additional seasonal lights, the lighted snowflakes seen this past year.
The Shorewood Foundation, Business Improvement District and Community Development Authority will pay the remainder.
Officials consider allowing wine consumption in cafe
Brown Deer -The Village Board tabled a request for a Class C wine and beer license for Sammy's Express, 4102 W. Bradley Road, on April 5. The village would first need to adopt an ordinance for a Class C license, which allows wine to be consumed on the premises.
"We never had anyone ask for it before," said Village Manager Russell VanGompel.
Before the board will consider granting the license, owner Sam Tsiotias must pay his overdue tax bill.
Tsiotias owes $7,812 in unpaid taxes for 2008 and $9,400 for 2009.
Richards School students raise money for Haiti
Whitefish Bay - Fifth-grade students at Richards School raised $1,716 that was donated to the Red Cross to aid earthquake victims in Haiti. The students added donations made in the school office to the proceeds of a bake sale.
Firm to inventory trees to combat emerald ash borer
Whitefish Bay -The Village Board hired Wachtel Tree Service April 5 to do a street tree inventory and develop a plan to manage the emerald ash borer.
Village Manager Jim Grassman said the village received a 2010 Urban Forestry grant of $20,731 that will pay for half of the cost of the study.
Grassman said the study will help the village determine the size, location and health of its ash trees. The invasive species bores under bark on ash trees, disrupting the flow of nutrients in the tree which eventually weakens and dies.
The ash borer has been found both in Ozaukee and Milwaukee counties.
Communities are tackling the ash borer problem in a variety of ways, removing some smaller street trees that are not thriving with other species and inoculating larger trees they hope to save.
Middle school donates to humane society
Bayside - Students from Bayside Middle School stopped by the Wisconsin Humane Society with a check for $165 for the animals.
The students raised the funds for a class hedgehog but instead decided to donate the money. The humane society will spend the money to help homeless and injured animals.
Stormonth named state school of character winners
Fox Point -The Wisconsin Character Education Partnership chose Stormonth Elementary School (Fox Point-Bayside School District) as one of two recipients of the 2010 State Schools of Character Award.
The award is sponsored by the Wisconsin Character Education Partnership in partnership with the Character Education Partnership
CEP seeks to recognize schools or districts for their work in encouraging the ethical, social and academic growth of their students through effective character education. State finalists move on to the National Schools of Character Award program for possible national recognition.
Stormonth met the standards for recognition as a school that has integrated character education throughout their school and school day.
One of the particular strengths of this school is the common training that all staff members have received in the Capturing Kids Hearts Program. Their strong bullying prevention strategies and programs result in positive outcomes. The use of social contracts and class meetings represent a significant amount of student input into expectations and behavior standards. The Stormonth School program is pro-active and uses a variety of programs and strategies to focus on character development and has been sustained over several years.
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