Business Notes: March 2

March 2, 2010

Shorewood firm joins Milwaukee NARI chapter

The Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry has accepted MRM, LLC of Shorewood as a member. NARI members are dedicated to improving the quality and value of the homeowner's investment. NARI members are carefully screened and must observe the highest standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility.

Bay resident receives vascular pharmacology award

Whitefish Bay resident William Campbell, professor and chairman of the department of pharmacology and toxicology at The Medical College of Wisconsin is the recipient of the 2010 Paul M. Vanhoutte Award in Vascular Pharmacology. The award was established by the American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics to recognize scientific contributions that help understanding and appreciation of the importance of endothelial cells and vascular smooth muscle function in health and disease. Campbell receives this honor in recognition of his substantial lifelong scientific achievements and commitment to the identification of local hormones that are produced in the wall of blood vessels and cause dilation of arteries, decrease inflammation, maintain blood flow and decrease blood pressure.

For the past 30 years, Campbell has been investigating the contribution of various vasoactive agents that regulate blood pressure. His studies have identified a series of endothelium-derived factors that regulate blood pressure by decreasing vascular tone and stimulating the synthesis of aldosterone, a hormone that regulates salt and water balance. He has consistently made major contributions in research, teaching and service to various institutions and to the scientific community in general.

Stritch announces staff achievements

The faculty and staff at Cardinal Stritch University bring enthusiasm, professionalism and a wealth of knowledge to their work. Stritch faculty and staff have achieved the following:

• Asuncion Miteria Austria, chair and director of clinical training in the department of Clinical Psychology, was approved by The Fellows Committee of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division 2 of the American Psychological Association, for Fellow status in the division, an honor bestowed upon members who have made "unusual and outstanding contributions or performances that have had national or international impact in the field of psychology."

• Paula Friedman, assistant professor of English, Barbara Wuest, adjunct professor of English, and Lance Richey, associate professor of Religious Studies, have published work in the new edition of The Association of Franciscan College and Universities Journal: A Franciscan Perspective on Higher Education, January 2010, Volume 7, Number 1. Friedman's article, "A Core Experiment," describes the infusion of our four Franciscan values into an Introduction to Literature class. Richey wrote "Franciscan Theology of the Environment: A Bibliographic Essay for Teachers," which links Franciscan tradition and the environment. Wuest, a poet, offers a response and an analysis of two collections of Murray Bodo's poems in her article, "Reading Murray Bodo's Wounded Angels and Visions and Revisions."

• Jean Marie Weber, coordinator of pastoral formation in the Saint Clare Center for Ministry Formation, was elected president of the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry on Feb. 13 at the annual membership meeting in Winter Park, Fla. This is a three-year term. Weber was a delegate for the Religious Studies Department and the Saint Clare Center for Ministry Formation at this annual meeting.

• Tim Yearneau, adjunct faculty member in the College of Business and Management, has written a book, "Guide to Intellectual Property," which will be released March 15 and is a fun and simple guide to the concepts of intellectual property. For more information, visit

Shorewood forester earns certification

Shorewood forester and horticulturalist Judy Kaiser received her certification from the International Society of Arboriculture as a Certified Arborist. The designation is valid for three years.

Kaiser is responsible for the design and maintenance of all of the village's streetscape planters and landscape beds and has been integrally involved in the planning for the new Capitol Drive streetscape.

Kaiser has also received training for the Emerald Ash Borer treatment.

On the Move

• Irgens Health Care Facilities Group, Wauwatosa, has hired Shorewood resident Brian Spoerl as vice president. Spoerl has more than 15 years of real estate experience and specializes in medical office leasing, brokerage and healthcare facility development. In his new position, Spoerl is responsible for cultivating new healthcare client relationships with hospitals, health systems and physician practice groups to promote Irgens' core service lines, which include third-party development and ownership, development management/owner representation, advisory services, asset/property management and physician leasing. Spoerl is a licensed real estate broker in Wisconsin and Illinois.

• The School of Human Services at Concordia University Wisconsin welcomes new hire James Duncan as the academic adviser for the Graduate Nursing program. Duncan has more than 30 years of business experience and will eventually advise more than 400 graduate nursing students at the school.

• Tia Bojar, dean of the College of Education and Leadership, will serve as acting Provost at Cardinal Stritch University. Bojar received her Ph.D. in educational administration from Marquette University, her master's degree in curriculum and history from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and her undergraduate degree in education from Cardinal Stritch University. She replaces Daniel Blankenship who resigned effective Feb. 17.

Most Popular


Local Crime Map



Latest Photo Galleries