Alumni Events: Spring/Summer 2017-18

Alumni Visits The USM Alumni Association visited with alumni from coast to coast this spring, and they even brought a special guest with them to L.A., Mr. John “J.S.” Stephens, who was thrilled to visit with some of his former students. Recalled John Scheinfeld ’71, “Mr. Stephens believed in me in ways that I did not. Under his positive and caring mentorship, I grew and … Continue reading Alumni Events: Spring/Summer 2017-18

Class Notes: Spring/Summer 2017-18

’50s Robert Burch MUS’52 received the 2018 Alumni Service Award by the USM Alumni Association in May. Burch was recognized for his service to USM and the greater Milwaukee community. Burch re-established and endowed in perpetuity the Frank S. Spigener Service and Leadership Award in 2016, which recognizes a senior who demonstrates a spirit of caring, humanitarianism, and volunteerism. Burch has worked tirelessly to promote … Continue reading Class Notes: Spring/Summer 2017-18

Words to Live By

When he was a senior at Milwaukee University School, Robert Burch MUS’52 made a mistake, as young people often do. He smoked a cigarette on campus. Although many people at that time smoked, it was something his favorite teacher, Frank Spigener, abhorred, and warned students not to do. Spigener was MUS director from 1927 through 1954, and also a U.S. history teacher. As a result … Continue reading Words to Live By

Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2017-18

’50s Bruce S. Foerster MCDS’59 recently caught up with Gil Thelen MCDS’56 in Tampa, Florida and found him to be doing well despite his struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. Foerster shared a piece that Thelen recently wrote for the Tampa Bay community: goo.gl/XE8N7P ’70s Mark Rylance ’78, Academy and Tony Award-winning actor, was appointed a Knight Bachelor at Buckingham Palace on April 19, 2017 for services … Continue reading Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2017-18

In Memoriam: Fall/Winter 2017-18

University School of Milwaukee wishes to acknowledge and celebrate the lives of our dearly departed alumni and friends. We thank them for enriching our lives throughout their friendship. Henry (Chip) Holt Uihlein Jr. MCDS’63 passed away on July 5, 2017, at the age of 72. Beloved older brother of Chris ’65, Phil ’68 and Richard ’72 (Lauralee) and cousin of Sandy (Nancy) Martin. Loving father … Continue reading In Memoriam: Fall/Winter 2017-18

Relics From the Past

University School of Milwaukee may be known for its forward-thinking, progressive curriculum, but that does not come at the expense of the school’s history. One glance at USM’s archive collection, which includes German-English Academy (a pre-predecessor school) board of directors minutes from 1891 to 1908, a ledger book of Milwaukee Country Day School salaries from 1924 to 1952, numerous scrapbooks, photographs, trophies, films, yearbooks, and … Continue reading Relics From the Past