by Paula Wagner Apfelbach '83
(Pascal) De Luca PhD'80 is the new president of
Marycrest International University in Davenport, Iowa.
Since 1987, he has been the superintendent of the North
Scott Community School District in Eldridge, Iowa, and
has also worked in school districts in Madison and Waukesha,
Wisconsin, and Rockford, Illinois.
Luxury of Skepticism: Philosophy and Dialogue in the
English Public Sphere, 1660-1740 (University Press
of Virginia) is a new book by Timothy Dykstal '80,
an associate professor of English at Auburn [Alabama]
House Publishers has produced Gardening Mercies:
Finding God in Your Garden by Laurie Ostby Kehler
'82 of Los Altos, California. Growing up in Madison
as the daughter and granddaughter of award-winning gardening
mavens, Kehler asserts that the "act of gardening
can be a deeply individual experience in personal and
spiritual growth. It's the place where we are up close
to the daily miracles of creation, death, and rebirth
- life itself!"
Vedder MS'82, PhD'89, a director at the Wildlife
Conservation Society in the Bronx, New York, and UW
Assistant Professor of Geography Lisa Naughton-Treves
'85, MS'87 are among the editors of African Rain
Forest Ecology and Conservation: An Interdisciplinary
Perspective (Yale University Press).
recognition of her work as a producer and director of
television commercials, Chicagoan Carey Lundin '84
recently won three national awards. For the Illinois
Organ Donor Program, she earned both a Silver Telly
Award and a Chicago International Film Festival-TV Competition
Award of Merit, and for a spot for a referendum in Ohio,
she won a Bronze Telly.
David Shavzin '84, "After twelve years with
the global pharmaceutical firm Aventis, four of those
living in Paris, I have moved from the large, corporate
world into small business. I have become a partner and
the president of Federated Wholesale in the Atlanta
area. Federated supports the nation's veterans, needy,
homeless, and disaster victims by providing them with
low-cost, customized personal-care packages, as well
as promotional thank-you gifts for dedicated volunteers
who support their efforts."
a short, but sweet update from a Badger mover and shaker:
"Lev Spiro '84 has been directing the award-winning
WB series Gilmore Girls, as well as episodes
of Jack and Jill, Dawson's Creek,
Arli$$, and Popular. He lives in Los Angeles
with his spouse, screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, and
dog, Zuma, who firmly believes that she is queen of
spring, Chesapeake Academy in Irvington, Virginia, announced
the appointment of Seth Ahlborn MS'85 as its
ninth head of school. For the last seven years, he has
held positions at Brewster Academy, an independent boarding
school in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire; his most recent
post was dean of community life.
Dixiecrat Revolt and the End of the Solid South, 1932-1968
(University of North Carolina Press) came out this spring.
The author is Kari Frederickson '86, an assistant
professor of history at the University of Alabama in
an avid reader of Alumni News, I wanted to keep you
apprised of a not-so-famous UW alumnus: me!" writes
Tom Innis '86. "Au contraire," we reply
to Innis, who has recently been promoted to director
of sales for Norstar International, a Cedarburg, Wisconsin-based
manufacturing firm serving the global plastics industry.
"Of p articular note," he adds, "is the
use of my Spanish, which was my college major, in the
recent negotiation of joint venture agreements with
partners in Mexico." Innis lives in Milwaukee with
his spouse, Marcia Hall Innis '86, and their
two-year-old daughter, future UW alumna Katherine.
Michigan University has published and awarded the 2000
New Issues Poetry Prize to Elizabeth Itkin Powell
'87's The Republic of Self, a meditation
on both the public and private American self. The poet
has worked as a journalist, teacher, and congressional
aide and resides in Burlington, Vermont.
Lynn Tuttle Gunney '88 let us know about her new
venture as the principal of Gunney Orchestrated Marketing
Communications, a consulting firm in Livermore, California,
that specializes in strategic programs for the medical
device and pharmaceutical industries.
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