MU CONNECTIONS - The Official Marquette University Alumni e-Newsletter
 August 2006  
125th Anniversary


125th Anniversary

Mark your calendar!

Alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to participate

in a celebration of the university's 125th anniversary at
12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, Central Mall on the Marquette University campus

Archbishop Timothy Dolan and Marquette President Robert
A. Wild, S.J., will lead the celebration. A dessert reception
will follow.

The event launches the university's yearlong
commemoration of 125 years of faith and learning in action.


Hilltop Yearbooks


Hilltop yearbooks are online

Visit the Hilltop Yearbooks site to view
Marquette's history.
You may search by year
or browse all yearbooks.

What do you think?

The Hilltop yearbooks ceased publication in 1999.
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Take our online poll on MU Connect!



Mission, benefits at heart of Marquette being a "Great Place to Work"
The Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee has named Marquette a "Great
Place to Work" for 2006. Marquette was one of five businesses and
institutions honored in the large employer category (more than 1,001

Marquette was nominated by Helen Boomsma, director of workforce training
and development in the College of Professional Studies, and was selected for
the honor based on the results of the faculty and staff survey conducted in
June. In her nomination letter, Boomsma wrote: "It is a privilege to nominate
Marquette University as a 'Great Place to Work' in southeastern Wisconsin.
The primary pillars of Marquette's mission - values of excellence, faith,
leadership and service - permeate the campus and are practiced in word and in

Washington Monthly ranks Marquette in top 50
Washington Monthly, a magazine focused on American politics and popular
culture, has come out with its second annual college rankings. Marquette
was listed at 49 among the 245 national universities surveyed. Touted as
an alternative to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, the magazine ranks
colleges and universities on their contributions to society as engines of social
mobility, fostering of scientific and humanistic research and promoting among
students an ethic of service to country. Other Jesuit universities included in
Washington Monthly’s rankings are Georgetown University (31), Fordham
University (41), Loyola University Chicago (91), University of San Francisco
(95) and Boston College (104).

College of Engineering students to help Habitat for Humanity

Students will learn some valuable skills as they spend part of a semester
helping to build a house at the Habitat for Humanity work site in Milwaukee
for a new core course offered through the College of Engineering. During
the classroom portion of the course, titled “Decent and Affordable Housing:
How We Get There from Here,” students will also build a full-size wall with
a window and sheathing.

What are your classmates up to?
Sadie and Isabella Gernetzke

James Gernetzke, Bus Ad '98, and wife Julie announce the birth of their children; Sadie Kristin and Isabella Jean. They were born on
July 15, 2006, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE.

Full Note

Yurko Hubik wedding

Mary Beth Yurko, Comm '99, and Michael Hubik were married on
May 6, 2006, at St. Michael's Catholic Academy Christ Chapel in
Austin, TX.

Full Note

Dillon Joseph Buckley

Kevin Buckley, Bus Ad '91, and his wife of seven years, Colleen
(Wright), Arts '93, welcomed their first child, Dillon Joseph, into the
world on July 3, 2006.

Full Note

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Restorative Justice on "Dateline"

The Law School’s Restorative Justice Initiative, led by
Distinguished Professor of Law Janine Geske, was featured on
“Dateline NBC” during an episode on August 4. The “Dateline”
story profiles a woman whose brother was murdered by his
stepson and a friend of the stepson. Professor Geske has spent
much of the last year meeting with the victim and offenders to
prepare both sides for a meeting.

Restorative Justice is a victim-centered response to crime that
focuses on the harm caused by offenders, as well as the need
for healing of victims and community, while requiring the
offenders to take responsibility for their actions.

Janine Geske

Marquette's Restorative Justice Initiative is committed to supporting victims and communities
in the healing process by providing information and training resources, and by facilitating


Featured Alumni Events


New Britain Rock Cats Baseball in Connecticut
Date: Sunday, August 27 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: New Britain Stadium, New Britain, CT

Colorado Mass & Brunch

Date: Sunday, September 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Location: St. John Francis Regis Chapel, Denver, CO

Giants vs. Padres in San Francisco

Date: Sunday, September 10 at 1:05 p.m.

Location: AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA

13th Annual Minnesota Club Golf Challenge

Date: Monday, September 11 at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mississippi Dunes Golf Course, Cottage Grove, MN

AMUW Vegas Night Dinner & Auction

Date: Saturday, September 23 at 4:30 p.m.

Location: Marquette Campus, Milwaukee, WI

Want to see what events are happening in your area?
Check out the online Event Calendar!



Aug 25-26

Duke Invitational in Chapel Hill, NC

Friday, Sep 22

MU vs. Cincinnati, 7 p.m. at "The Al"

Sunday, Sep 24

MU vs. Louisville, 2 p.m. at "The Al"


Friday, Sep 8

MU vs. De Paul, 7 p.m. at Valley Fields

Wednesday, Sep 13

MU vs. UW-M, TBA at Engelmann Fields

Tuesday, Sep 12

MU vs. UW-M, 7 Valley Fields

Friday, Sep 22

MU vs. Connecticut, 7 p.m. at Valley Fields



Spirit Shop


Get ready for the games with
MU gear from the
Spirit Shop online!



For full schedule information, head to

Marquette University Alumni Association Web Site

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