Scott Myren

May 17, 1980 – September 16, 2017

Passed away unexpectedly while on a canoeing trip on September 16, 2017 at the age of 37. Beloved husband and best friend of Jeanette (nee Radmer). Best daddy ever of Trevor and Zachary. Loving son of Kathy and Allen. Dearest brother of Trista (Brent) Roemer and Laura. Fun uncle of Raedine and Everly. Great son-in-law of Lloyd and Susan Radmer. Scott will be greatly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, God children and many friends.

Scott graduated from Warren Township High School in Gurnee, IL. He then went on to attend Carroll College where he was a member of Delta Rho Upsilon. Scott loved music, including singing in the choir and playing in the band. He was an avid soccer player throughout his high school and college years. He was a devoted member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where he served as an Elder. Scott was a diehard Packer fan, a Star Wars buff and loved to play Legos with Trevor and Zachary.

A Visitation will be held on Saturday September 23, 2017 at ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 145 6th St. Waterford, from 11 AM until the time of Funeral Service at 3 PM. Private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for Trevor and Zachary’s educations would be greatly appreciated.

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President’s Message

Gentlemen:

Homecoming will be in October this year. Although I agreed to serve on the committee for my 40th class reunion, I did so with the caveat that I wouldn’t actually be able to attend any of the reunion events. The Alumni Association in coordination with the Active Body will hold several days of events as follows:

Friday October 6, 2017
Smoker: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight at Clubhouse

Saturday October 7, 2017
Clubhouse tours: 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
DRU Alumni Association meeting: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Clubhouse
Tailgate Party: 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Kilgour-Trailblazer Tennis Center parking lot.

Please plan on joining us. Since our last SCOOP much has happened:

  • The actives and alumni attending a Brewers game on Friday, April 21, 2017 again sponsored by Wayne Grunewald. Thanks, Wayne. If you live in the area you should plan on attending next year.
  • The actives hosted the 9th Annual Delta Rho Upsilon Toga 5K Walk/Run on April 23rd, 2017 with wide support from the campus as well as alumni.
  • The alumni welcomed a new group of actives at the Annual senior picnic on May 12 where we honor the new members of the alumni association and their families.

On the upcoming events schedule is not only Homecoming but also a Active Dinner and Fundraiser in November. Details to follow on the website. Also, a DRU Alumni Association Meeting is scheduled for January 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the DRU Clubhouse, 427 E. Broadway Waukesha followed by the annual Alumni-Active History Event.

The alumni association actives dues reimbursement program has been much appreciated by the actives receiving the same. Much work has been done on the Pledge Class project but much more needs to be done. A subcommittee has been formed and the members plan on meeting monthly to work on the same. More to follow.

If any time you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Yours in Brotherhood,

John P. Macy

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Active – Alumni Pizza Parties

The DRU Alumni organization will again be hosting Pizza Parties at the Clubhouse and inviting all Active members and DRU alums to a monthly eat & greet (2-3X/semester on dates and times to be announced) to share memories and lively conversation. For alums that have attended recently, (to name a few) Norm Goeshko, Ron Engel, Dave Rosenwald, Gary Marquardt, and Jim Toth (Hey that’s almost like a Peace with Grease reunion!), along with “regulars” like John Macy, Scott Mohr, Mike Tanner, and of course everybody’s Housefather, Jeff Stark, its a great time to share memories, meet our very engaging active members and talk about the fun and challenges of being a DRU brother in 2017.

Hope to see you there!

Bob Taylor Pledge Class Fall 1973

P.S. For those of you reading this and are graduates of the 40’s, 50’sor 60’s, and have in your possession a 10 x 12 copy of one or more of the following year’s DRU composites, please let us know so we might be able to get a copy, as these are missing: 1967, 1961, 1957 and earlier. We’d love to have a complete set on hand for our website, Homecoming, and our History event. Thanks Bob

 

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Wright House

Wright House Upgrades Help Wright House be a True Home for our Fraternity and Sorority Members

The Greek community at Carroll University has a rich history of fostering growth for its members, the university and surrounding community. For more than 100 years, the fraternities and sororities at Carroll University have continued to uphold the the ideals of scholarship, leadership, community service and friendship.

Wright House is designated as the fraternity and sorority office, programming, and meeting space on campus since none of the sororities or fraternities are currently allowed to have houses and the Greek Suites in the dorms were turned into classrooms. The historic house provides an office suite on the second floor for each chapter to decorate and use as a hang out area, for small meetings, and for recruitment. The first floor consists of a computer work area, conference room, kitchen/dining area, and a lounge. Wright House is used by our chapters, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, Greek Activities Panel, and Greek student staff members on a daily basis and is the hub of community-wide events.

But Wright House needed help. The kitchen appliances were old and not energy efficient. The lounge felt cold and not homey. When asked the fraternity and sorority members what could be improved about Greek Life, time after time members say they would like to increase the casual use of Wright House by making it feel more comfortable and welcoming.

Donations were made. The Delta Rho Upsilon alumni association as well as numerous individual DRU actives and alumni donated money even though the Active Body does not make use of the facility as much as the other groups since they have the Clubhouse. The money raised from this project was used to invest in new appliances for the kitchen and new furniture and accessories for the lounge.

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Alumnus Opens Milwaukee Art Gallery

Q & A with Alumnus Frank Juarez ’97 by Ethan Marse ’17

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What inspired you to open a gallery in Milwaukee?

I have been in the gallery business for about a decade both in Milwaukee and in Sheboygan. I wouldn’t say that I was inspired to re-open a gallery in Milwaukee, but rather motivated to re-establish the gallery back in the city that I grew up in.

What type of artists will you be showing?

The Frank Juarez Gallery is primarily focused on working with Wisconsin artists. Exhibited works range from paintings to collage, sculpture to drawings, and installation to mixed media.

What can people expect from your gallery opening?

What I am hoping to see are people leaving with a positive gallery experience, being exposed to meaningful and significant works created in Wisconsin, and to provide a platform for the community to develop connections with our artists.

Is the Carroll community invited to the opening?

I would love to see people from the Carroll community visit the Frank Juarez Gallery. After all, I am a product of the Carroll educational experience.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The Frank Juarez Gallery is committed to supporting artists working in painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation, and mixed media works. We aim to create an accessible, educational, and engaging exhibition space for our artists, audience, and community. FJG exhibits and promotes the works of artists who value innovation, technical discipline and artistic excellence in their chosen medium. The gallery is open on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment.

To stay up to date with the Frank Juarez Gallery, visit the gallery web site and follow on Instagram and Facebook.

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Homecoming 2017

The Alumni Association will be hosting various events during Homecoming this year.  Please RSVP (click RSVP Link to complete a Google Form) if you plan on joining us.

Friday, October 6th
Smoker 8:00 PM – Midnight (Clubhouse)

Saturday, October 7th
Open House 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Clubhouse)
Alumni Board Meeting 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Clubhouse)
Homecoming Tailgate Party 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM  (Kilgour-Trailblazer Tennis Center parking lot)

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Ken Blue

January 27, 1961 — August 3, 2017

Kenneth “Ken” Blue passed away August 3, 2017 in Richmond, California of natural
causes. He was 56 years old.

Ken was born in Greeley, Colorado to Keith and Mary (Ball) Blue on January 27,
1961. He graduated from Arvada West High School in 1979 and from Carroll College
in Wisconsin in 1983 with a degree in Liberal Arts.

Ken was a programmer working for EDS, Accumen, and EW Blanche before joining the Contra Costa Library
system where he worked with children and seniors.

He was active with the Human Rights Coalition and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Ken enjoyed hiking
and climbing 14ers, he loved Colorado especially the Rocky Mountains. He enjoyed researching his
family’s genealogy and collecting photos and stories of family history. He was environmentally conscious
and very well informed.

Ken is survived by his mother Mary Blue of Longmont; his father Keith Blue of Denver; his sister Allison
Blue of Longmont; his aunts and uncles Kay (Frank) Backstrum of Ault, CO, Robert (Jan) Ball of Seaside,
OR, and Richard Ball of Loveland; and his cousins Sherri Jones of Salt Lake City, UT, Nicole Ball of Elk
Grove, CA, Lindsay Coulter and Laura Lee both of Portland, OR, Tiffany Zerges of New York City, NY,
Chris Ball of California and Erika Ball of Loveland.

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Donald Liebmann

March 4, 1952 — May 10, 2017

Donald Edward Liebmann found eternal peace and healing on May 10, 2017. Heaven
gained the most amazing husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, friend, teacher,
coach, hunter and fisherman.

Born in Milwaukee on March 4, 1952, to Walter and Arline Liebmann, Don enjoyed
sports, hunting and fishing.

He met his wife Margaret “Peg” Liebmann at Carroll College. In their 40 years of marriage they raised
two daughters, Megan (Nick) McCoy and Melissa (Eric) Woolridge, and welcomed five grandchildren:
Cole, Anna, Emma, Brielle and Gavin.

Together, Don and Peg embarked on many family vacations, and cheered on countless baseball, basketball
and volleyball games. There are so many wonderful memories his girls will forever cherish, including
those still to be made at Don and Peg’s cabin on Archibald Lake.

He also shared his life with his loving siblings, Sue (Bill) Lazarski, Al (Linda) Liebmann and Judy (Ed) Peters;
brother-in-law, Russ Pitzner; many nephews and nieces, and great friends.
Don spent much of his life outdoors and was surrounded by others that enjoyed it just as much. He was
involved with the Oakland Conservation Club, Wisconsin Conservation Congress, WI Football Coaches
Association and the Cooksville Lutheran Dartball Team. He was a certified Wisconsin Hunter Safety Instructor
and Bow Hunter Safety Instructor.

As a well-respected teacher in the Johnson Creek School District for over 30 years, he earned one of the
first Teacher of the Year awards.

Don treasured every moment he spent with his grandchildren and whether a baseball game, dance recital
or night out fishing, we know he’ll still be with us. Words cannot express how much he is loved and
will be missed.

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Ryan Ringhand

Ryan R. Ringhand age 41 of Elkhorn, WI died on Friday June 17, 2016.  Ryan was born on April 7, 1975, son of Randall and Gloria (Gerber) Ringhand in Monroe, WI.  Ryan married his wife, Jennifer Kopinski on October 27, 2001 in Waukesha, WI.  In 2003 they moved to the Elkhorn area where they had been raising their two children.  Ryan was a member of the Delavan United Church of Christ; he was a Fraternity Brother of Delta Rho Upsilon, he loved the Green Bay Packers, he enjoyed playing sports with his children, and he very much enjoyed spending time with his kids, wife, and the rest of his family.  Ryan’s family would like to thank Gift of Hope for giving him the opportunity to donate to their cause.   Ryan is preceded in death by his grandparents; Werner Gerber Sr. and Hedwig Gerber.  Ryan is survived by his wife; Jennifer; his parents; Randall and Gloria Ringhand; his grandparents, Walter and Bernadine Ringhand; his children; Jacob Ryan and Brett Andrew Ringhand; brother; Chad (Brenda) Ringhand; and a nephew and niece; Logan and Kailyn Ringhand.

Portions of obituaries obtained from Haase-Lockwood & Associates

Click Here for his Obituary

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The Class of 2016

Congratulations toTaylor Braun, Patrick Goetz, Nikola Lazic, and Vo Anh on their graduation from Carroll University.

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Taylor Braun

Hometown: Janesville, WI

Major: Marketing

Pledged: Fall 2012

2016 - Goetz, Patrick

Patrick Goetz

Hometown: Hartland, WI

Major: Exercise Physiology

Pledged: Spring 2014

2016 - Nikola,  Nikola

Nikola Lazic

Hometown: Muskego, WI

Major: Biology

Pledged: Fall 2012

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Vo Anh

Hometown: Hanoi,Vietnam

Major: Film / Cinematography

Pledged: Fall 2013

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Alumni Honored

13043205_10100108005253984_4463734362508353583_nTwo DRU Alumni were honored this year by Carroll University at this year’s Celebrating Success event.  Congratulations to Dr. Justin Jacobs ’03 (Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Achievement) and John Macy ’77 (Distinguished Alumnus Award for Community Service) on your awards.

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Richard C. “Dick” Mouty

Richard C. “Dick” Mouty, 83, passed away July 7th after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Roberta for 61 years. Loving father of Jackie, Claudia, Kim, Rick and Kris; father-in-law to Ben, Doug, Jenny and Steve. Devoted grandfather of Jake, Beau, Colin, Kelsey, Carly, Connor, Griffin, Kristin, Ben and Maddie. He also leaves behind his brother Larry and sister Judy as well as a large extended family. On Friday, July 10th, at St. Bartholomew Church, 9375 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, visitation will begin at 10:00 am. At 11:00 am, the Mass of Christian Burial will celebrate his life. His burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery immediately after Mass. Memorial donations may be directed to The Poor Clares, 1505 Miles Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231.

Portions of obituaries obtained from www.legacy.com

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A Great Night with the Men of Delta Rho Upslion

 

Last night the Actives held the 5th Annual DRU Women’s Center Fundraiser.  Over 100 people attended the event, this event continues to grow each year.  Funds from the silent auction were donated to the Waukesha Women’s Center.  A big thanks to all the individuals who donated to the silent auction.  Thank you to Alumni Wayne Grunewald for sponsoring all the pledges for this event.

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5th Annual DRU Women’s Center Fundraiser

5th Annual DRU Women’s Center Fundraiser and Silent Auction
November 13, 2015
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Stackner Ballroom Campus Center

Dinner choices:
Steak – $26.00
Chicken – $25.00
Vegetarian – $23.00

To order tickets for the dinner please click on the following link:

 http://carroll.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=679&cid=30

If any alumni would like to donate any items for the silent auction please contact
John Macy jmacy@ammr.net or Justin Jasniewski Jusjasniewski@gmail.com

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Alumni-Active Pizza Party (November)

Approximately 40 actives, pledges and alumni gathered on Tuesday, November
3, 2015 at the Clubhouse for the monthly Alumni-Active pizza party.
It was a great opportunity for everyone to socialize. The pizza parties,
scheduled tentatively on the first Tuesday of the month, are well attended.
Always check to make sure the same is on, since the party needs to be
rescheduled at times because of Active conflicts.

Along with the regular story telling, some watched football, some played
cards and many were gathered around the foosball table.
John Macy was not particularly pleased but took it well when a well
meaning pledge asked John in what era was he young.
A story John will be pleased to detail at the upcoming Alumni-Active
history event scheduled for January 30, 2016 starting at 2 o¹clock at the
Clubhouse.

Special thanks to Bob Taylor Pledge Class Fall 1973 Graduating Class of
1977 for organizing the pizza party.

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