Kendall Lecture Series

The Kendall Lecture Series was established to honor the liberal arts tradition of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi.


The series was established through the philanthropy of Nancy, ’87, and Lee, ’88, Kendall. Its purpose is to underwrite speakers of national prominence to Cardinal Stritch University. The speakers are chosen based on their ability to encourage meaningful intellectual discussion among students and the broader Milwaukee community.

“This Star Won't Go Out"

Parents of the late Esther Earl, authors of This Star Won't Go Out, delivered their keynote presentation in October 2014. They shared stories of their daughter Esther’s life and legacy of empathy, joy and compassion. In her remaining years, Esther taught us that life isn’t measured by days, but by love, which is stronger than even death.




A Connection to Our Common Read

Common ReadCardinal Stritch University is thrilled to introduce our 2014 Common Read, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. As Green says, “When I read literature, I manage to grasp that my world   is not the only world, and that my life is not the only life that   exists.”  We invite you to join us in a season of University and community activities celebrating The Fault in Our Stars and its themes of love, loss, and understanding our place in the Universe. Find out more about the 2014 Common Read.