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

Alumni Reunion Weekend 2008


Look at how much FUN we had!

We laughed, we hugged, we danced and we certainly celebrated at the 2008 Alumni Reunion Weekend on Marquette's campus, July 25-27, 2008.

* Check out the Reunion Weekend photo albums on MU Connect

* Watch the amazing photo slideshow

* Post your own reunion memories online


It's never too early to start planning for your reunion weekend. Next year's celebration is July 24-26, 2009. Does your class year end in a "4" or a "9"? You won't want to miss the party!


 Nuts, bolts, screws, gears—Rah, Rah Engineers!

 This year's Reunion Weekend marked the kick-off for the College of Engineering’s centennial  celebration and included reunions for Alpha Omega Epsilon, Sigma Phi Delta and Triangle  Fraternity.

 Take a look at some of the fun and Reunion Weekend festivities.

  • Back-to-school fever
    On August 25, Marquette’s 11,000-plus students will return to campus for another school
    year. This year’s freshman class exceeds 1,900, making it the largest in at least five
    years. Also new this fall: a major in corporate communication, a minor in music, a
    master’s in biomedical engineering, a doctorate in nursing practice, several graduate
    certificates and classes in Mandarin Chinese. Some of the new faces among the faculty
    ranks include Dr. Bonnie S. Brennen, the new Nieman Chair in the J. William and Mary
    Diederich College of Communication; Douglas A. Fisher, D.B.A., director of the Center for
    Supply Chain Management in the College of Business Administration; and Dr. Alberta M.
    , who is the Association of Marquette University Women’s Chair in Humanistic
    Studies in the College of Education.
  • Princeton Review recognizes Marquette as one of the best
    Marquette University is recognized in the 2009 edition of The 368 Best Colleges
    published by the Princeton Review. Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year
    colleges and two Canadian colleges are recognized in the book, which is based on a
    120,000-student survey. Students praised Marquette for being "a small campus in a big
    city with a big heart" and having a "comfortable atmosphere."
  • Get your tickets for Marquette’s theatre productions
    Marquette’s Department of Performing Arts presents a five-play line-up for the 2008-09
    theatre season. Shows include the comedy Moon Over Buffalo, Anton Chekov’s poignant
    tale The Cherry Orchard, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG, Wendy Wasserstein’s
    The Heidi Chronicles and Wisconsin’s homegrown musical The Spitfire Grill. Alumni get
    a reduced rate. Subscribe now
  • Looking for a good read?
    Check out the summer edition of Ex Libris to read the latest fiction and nonfiction reviews
    from the staff of Raynor Memorial Libraries.
  • Soccer teams kick off 2008 season with Fan Fest
    The Marquette soccer teams will host their second annual Fan Fest to kick off the 2008
    season Saturday, August 16, at 4:30 p.m. at Valley Fields. Admission is free and includes
    free food from Qdoba, interactive skills stations and opportunities to receive player
    autographs. Fan Fest will also feature two exhibition games, with the women taking on
    Wisconsin at 5 p.m. and the men taking part in a Blue vs. Gold exhibition game at 7:05
    p.m. Learn more

  • Marquette in video
    This spring, Marquette put out a casting call for students to share their stories on the
    Admissions Web site. Meet some of the students who responded and hear them talk
    about their college experiences and what it means to "Be The Difference."
    Learn more

  • Marquette in the news
    School of Dentistry professor Dr. L. Thomas Johnson and collaborators are working on a
    database of bite marks that could have a big impact on the field of forensic dentistry. The
    research has also garnered widespread media attention, including from the Chicago
    , the Associated Press, Discovery Channel Canada and the national broadcast
    syndicate ScienCentral. Read more


What are your classmates up to?

Frederick Gallatin

Frederick Joseph Gallatin

Lisa (Treiber) Gallatin, Eng '00, and Kevin Gallatin, Arts '00, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Frederick Joseph, on January 29, 2008. Full Note

Allison Schwab, Arts '04, married Jared Verdoorn, Eng '05, on July 5, 2008, in their home town of Rochester, Minn. Full Note

Trochelman-Soiney engagement

Trochelman-Soiney engagement

Shann Trochelman, Grad '02, got engaged to Andrew Soiney in New Orleans on May 5, 2008. The couple was on vacation for Jazzfest when Andy surprised Shann with the proposal. Full Note

D. Michael Ballard, Jour '68, has been elected chair of the Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPAN USA) board of directors. Full Note

John Michael Hubik

John Michael Hubik

Mary Beth (Yurko) Hubik, Comm '99, and husband Michael of Austin, Texas, welcomed son John Michael on May 18, 2008. Full Note

Robert Byrne, Grad '71, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association. Full Note

What Are YOU Up To? Submit a Class Note TODAY!

make a Difference

Alumni Admissions Volunteer ProgramBe the difference to future Marquette students

By joining the Alumni Admissions Volunteer Program, Marquette alumni can be valuable resources for prospective students. There are many ways to get involved, through college fairs, phone calls to admitted students and more.

For additional information, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions online, or contact Jill Ott in Marquette University’s office of Alumni Relations at (800) 344-7544 or


Current students need you too!

As an MU student you may have asked yourself, what can I do with my major? How can I find an internship in my hometown? What is it really like to work in my chosen profession?

Share your career story with current students by answering eight simple questions. You may be featured in an "Alumni Highlight" in an upcoming Career Services Center newsletter that will be
e-mailed to all Marquette University students.



Family Weekend 2008


Mark your calendars

Family Weekend is October 3-5, 2008

Share in the Marquette experience together! For those alumni who are parents of current Marquette students, you and your families are invited to a very special weekend on Marquette's campus.

More information to come! Visit the Marquette Parents Web site for updates, and watch your mailbox for an invitation.


Featured Events

Want to see what events are happening in your area? AMUW Vegas Night
Check out the Event Calendar and register online.

McGuire play in San Diego

Date: Monday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: North Coast Repertory Theatre, Sonlana Beach, Calif.

Happy hour on the waterfront in D.C.

Date: Thursday, August 21 at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Cantina Marina, Washington, D.C.

Royals vs. Indians in Kansas City

Date: Saturday, September 6 at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.

Chicago Club Mass & Brunch

Date: Sunday, September 7 at 9:15 a.m.

Location: Saint Viator High School, Arlington Heights, Ill.

15th Annual Golf Outing in Minnesota
Date: Monday, September 8 at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Mississippi Dunes Golf Course, Cottage Grove, Minn.


Brigg's & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital

Date: Saturday, September 20 at 8:30 a.m.

Location: Alumni memorial Union, Milwaukee, Wis.


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