MU CONNECTIONS - The Official Marquette University Alumni e-Newsletter
 April 2008  

Alumni National Awards Weekend 2008


M A R Q U E T T E    U N I V E R S I T Y    A T H L E T I C S    U P D A T E

Golden Eagles are WNIT champs

The Marquette women's basketball team won the championship of the Women's National Invitation Tournament, 81-66, vs. Michigan State. It was their second trip to the WNIT finals in three years. Read more

Brent "Buzz" Williams named 16th head coach at Marquette

Brent "Buzz" Williams, a highly respected recruiter and veteran of the collegiate coaching ranks, has been named the 16th head coach of the Marquette University men's basketball program, MU President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Director of Athletics Steve Cottingham confirmed Monday night. Learn more

  • Marquette attracts foreign world leader
    Mary Robinson, the first female president of Ireland and former United Nations high
    commissioner for human rights, recently came to campus to speak on "Responding to
    Human Rights Challenges.” A leading expert in human trafficking, a poverty researcher
    and two federal judges are some of the other speakers slated to come to campus this
    month. Learn more about these and other events through the University News Center.
  • And the survey says…
    Marquette is one of the best workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin. The university was
    one of nine large companies and the only educational institution to receive this year’s
    "Best Places to Work" honor awarded by Milwaukee Magazine and MRA — The
    Management Association. Companies were evaluated on nine measures and the results
    of anonymous employee surveys.
  • Marquette in photos
    What does faith at Marquette look like today? Find out through this slideshow.
  • Marquette in the News
    The College of Engineering named Mark Federle, Ph.D., the McShane Chair in
    Construction Engineering and Management. The story drew coverage in the Milwaukee
    Journal Sentinel
    , Milwaukee Business Journal and Milwaukee Small Business Times.
    Read more

News from your fellow alumni

Declan Boyd Murphy

Declan Boyd Murphy

Sean Patrick Murphy, CJPA '94, and wife Jennifer welcomed their first son, Declan Boyd Murphy, on September 4, 2007. Full Note

Jeffry J. Cypher, Arts '78, Grad '82, recently accepted a position as Discovery Manager with Covance Research Products Inc., in Kalamazoo, Mich. Full Note

Perrine-Sorgi Wedding

Perrine-Sorgi Wedding

Jay Sorgi, Bus Ad '98, married Carrie Perrine on September 22, 2007, at Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral in Charleston, W.Va. Many Marquette alumni were in attendance. Andy Thon, S.J., Grad '68, co-presided. Full Note

Jennifer L. Schilling, Grad '03, was honored by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a "Forty Under 40" award winner. Full Note

Julia James Killoran

Julia James Killoran

Heather Susnik, Comm '03, and Timothy Cote, Arts '03, became engaged in November 2007, on a Caribbean cruise. The couple is planning a spring 2009 wedding.

Tracey (Jannenga) Killoran, Bus Ad '96, and Brian Killoran, Arts '96, welcomed Julia James on December 1, 2007. Julia joins big sister Ellen Riley. Full note

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make a Difference

Hunger Clean-Up

Marquette alumni and students will make a difference in Milwaukee

Alumni are invited to join over 1,500 Marquette students who will participate in this one-day service tradition on Saturday, April 19, 2008. Students and alumni may choose from four service opportunities:

Not in the Milwaukee area?

  Learn more about other upcoming service opportunities
  in or near the following cities:

Learn more about Hunger Clean-Up at




"I AM WHO I AM" Theater Event in Chicago

Date: Saturday, April 12 at 6 p.m.

Location: Black Ensemble Theater, Chicago, Ill.

Bakken Museum & Library Tour

Date: Wednesday, April 16 at 6 p.m.

Location: Bakken Museum & Library, Minneapolis, Minn.

AMUW Book Club

Date: Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Location: John P. Raynor, S.J., Library, Milwaukee, Wis.

Golden Jubilee (50-Year) Reunion

Date: May 17-18, 2008

Location: Marquette Campus, Milwaukee, Wis.


Want to see what events are

happening in your area?

Check out the Event Calendar

and register online, or call the

Alumni Relations office at

(800) 344-7544.


Tuscany  New worlds await you

 The Marquette Alumni Association Travel Program offers group  excursions each year to alumni, families and friends. Whether  you’re looking for leisure and luxury, education and discovery, or  simply a window into a new culture, you’ll find it easy to embrace  the Jesuit spirit of exploration on these exciting and enlightening  programs.

 Chianti in a Tuscan Villa, July 20 - 28, 2008

  Ireland ~ Ennis, August 14 - 22, 2008

  Provence Escapade, November 4 - 11, 2008





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