Alumni & Parent Relations Listing of Events

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Education Alumni Network Presents: “Solutions to Family Communication Challenges”

Teacher alumni, do you find yourself wishing you had more strategies/techniques for communicating with your students’ families in particularly challenging situations? Meet with experts in the field who will teach methods on how to deal with “difficult” parents, how to write and speak appropriately in your family communications, how to communicate with parents whose children have special needs, and how to communicate more clearly/effectively with the parents of your English Language Learners. Food will be served.

Thursday, Nov. 6
6 p.m.
San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd floor


Donna & Rocco’s Big Fat Italian Wedding

Sponsored by the Parents’ Network
Alumni and parents, dig out your dress shoes and find your fedora! Grab your gown and strap on your stilettos! After 15 years, Donna Giardino has run out of excuses. She has finally said “Yes” to Rocco Romatelli after 15 years of asking. This interactive comedy will truly be a most entertaining and memorable evening of laughs, food, fun, drinks and dancing. You’re a part of the wedding family from the moment you are greeted at the door.

Friday, Nov. 7
7 p.m.
San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd floor
$25 per person – Space is Limited (includes show & dinner)
Limited Tickets Available


Business Alumni Network (BAN) Meeting

Join fellow business alumni in a group that provides networking, social events and interaction with current USF students. The group assists alumni looking for jobs, changing careers, hiring employees or just looking to reconnect with other grads. All alumni are welcome!

Saturday, Nov. 8
8:30 a.m.
Moes Room, Tower Hall – 9/20
Alumni Gathering Room, Motherhouse – 11/8


Nursing Alumni Network Pizza Party

Join fellow nursing alumni for a “slice” of fun and stay and mingle with friends in your field. Whether you are from St. Joseph School of Nursing or USF, just starting your career, have many years of experience or are retired, we hope you will come out for a fun pizza party at Cemeno’s!

Thursday, Nov. 13
6 p.m.
Cemeno’s Pizza, Joliet


Ladies’ Night Out – Facials After Five

You’re invited for an evening of pampering and shopping! Want to get a mini-facial, manicure/pedicure or a massage while shopping for a new purse, jewelry, personalized bag, kitchen goodies and more?! Join fellow alumnae for a night out with friends. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Thursday, Nov. 20
5 p.m.
Presidents & Moes Room, Tower Hall 1st floor
$5 registration fee or $8 at the door
(This is a tax deductible donation to USF)


Northern Illinois Food Bank – Alumni Service Day

Help us make a difference! During the shift, volunteers assist with evaluating, sorting, labeling and packing items such as frozen meat, toiletries, cereal, produce, etc.

Saturday, Nov. 22
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (optional transportation provided)
Northern Illinois Food Bank, Geneva
Limited Tickets Available


10th Annual Alumni Holiday Celebration “Cheers to Seniors”

Jingle, jingle, jingle, time to mix and mingle! The Alumni Association welcomes our graduating December senior class for networking, food and fun! Prizes for the best alumni and student ugly Christmas sweaters will be given out as well as alumni gifts and cash prizes! Appetizers will be served; cash bar available. Student transportation from USF will be provided.

Thursday, Dec. 4
5:30 p.m.
Features Bar & Grill, Naperville
$10 alumni/$5 students


Breakfast with Santa

Visit and take photos with Santa and listen to him tell the story “The Night Before Christmas.” Santa will give each child a goodie bag. Also, enjoy a scrumptious customized breakfast waffle cone stuffed with all the fixings you could ever want! A la carte items also available. Bring an unwrapped gift for Toys 4 Tots and receive $5 off your next alumni event!

Saturday, Dec. 6
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Pat Sullivan Recreation Center
$10 adult/$8 children (4-18); Kids 3 and under are free
Limited Tickets Available


Christmas Caroling at Sunny Hill Nursing Home

Sponsored by the Business Alumni Network

‘Twas the day at the nursing home and all through the halls, alumni were singing, “Deck the Halls”! Looking to spread some holiday cheer this Christmas? Put on your best Christmas sweater and join us for an afternoon of singing festive songs to the senior citizens at Sunny Hill. Lyrics and Santa hats will be provided. A la carte supper at Merichka’s to follow.

Sunday, Dec. 7
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunny Hill Nursing Home, Joliet


A USF Alumni Christmas – A Christmas Carol

Travel aboard the Saints Holiday Express or meet us there for Charles Dickens’ classic story, A Christmas Carol, which has become a beloved Chicago tradition. Experience the electrifying arrival of the ghosts, the jubilant musical numbers, the “Bah Humbugs,” and Scrooge’s joyful discovery of life and love. This timeless play will put the magic in your holiday season!

Saturday, Dec. 13
2 p.m. Performance/12:30 p.m. Departure from USF
Goodman Theatre, Chicago
$60 per person/$65 with transportation
Limited Tickets Available


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Alumni mothers and daughters, join us for a princess’ day out! Cinderella features all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more. Tiaras will be provided to complete this fairytale experience!

Saturday, Jan. 3
2 p.m. Performance/12:30 p.m. Departure from USF
Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago
$35 per person/$40 with transportation
Limited Tickets Available


3rd Annual Recreation, Sport & Tourism Management Alumni Gathering

Join us for an evening with fellow alumni and friends whether you are attending the IPRA conference or just want to network! Hosted by: Dr. Syd Sklar, USF Department Chair, Chuck Szoke ’78 and Eric Lawhead ’07.

Friday, Jan. 23
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Houlihan’s, Downtown Chicago