MU CONNECTIONS - The Official Marquette University Alumni e-Newsletter
 December 2006 
Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas

 from Marquette

Warmest wishes to our alumni and everyone in the Marquette family for a blessed and happy Christmas season. Thank you for BEING THE DIFFERENCE for one another in this time of giving and throughout the new year.


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Reunion Weekend 2007

S A V E   T H E   D A T E

Head to campus next summer for the 2007 Alumni Reunion Weekend!

Enjoy a weekend filled with old friends, family fun, reminiscing, entertainment and more.

Visit the Reunion Weekend Web site for updates!

July 27-29, 2007  |  MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY

  • Dwyane Wade named SI’s Sportsman of the Year
    Sports Illustrated recently tapped the Miami Heat MVP as its 2006 Sportsman of the
    Year. The former Golden Eagles star is an alumnus of the Diederich College of
    Communication. Read more.
  • A new Wisconsin Professor of the Year
    Physical therapy professor Dr. Don Neumann was named the 2006 Carnegie
    Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Wisconsin Professor of the Year. He’s
    the first from Marquette to win the award and the only physical therapy professor in
    the nation to be honored by the Professor of the Year program. Read more.
  • Another option for aspiring teachers
    Marquette recently announced a new major in Catholic theology aimed at better
    preparing future Catholic school teachers. The major will start next fall and replace
    an existing teaching major in religious studies. Read more.

  • Basketball fans can order DVDs of games from 1935 to 1990
    More than 200 men’s basketball games, spanning 1935 to 1990, are now available
    on DVD. Raynor Memorial Libraries' Department of Special Collections converted the
    game footage from 16 millimeter film. Archivists used a variety of sources to
    enhance the description for each game.
    A complete inventory/index is online and
    DVD copies may be ordered at $10 per DVD.
  • Philosophy and James Bond?
    As fans of James Bond rush to theaters to see the film version of Ian Fleming’s first
    James Bond adventure, Casino Royale, Dr. James South, Marquette University
    associate professor of philosophy, offers 007 fans a fresh take on this pop culture
    icon. South is the co-editor of James Bond and Philosophy: Questions are Forever,
    now available in book stores. Read more.

What are your classmates up to?
Rabideaux Thompson

Jay P. Rabideaux, Comm '00, and Maura K. Thompson, Comm '02, were married on October 14, 2006, at Gesu Church in Milwaukee.

Full Note

DeSimone Marquette

Deanna DeSimone, Nurs '05, married Matthew Marquette, Eng '06, on August 26, 2006, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Schaumburg, IL.

Full Note

What Are YOU Up To? Submit a Class Note TODAY!
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Motivational CD honors McGuire, supports youth

As a stand-out high school senior from Chicago’s south side, the All-American player Robert Byrd had his choice of playing the hardwood for universities across the country. But it was Al McGuire who convinced Byrd that his dream to play college basketball could happen as a member of Marquette’s team.

McGuire’s final recruit in 13 seasons at Marquette, Byrd now shares the insights of the legendary coach as told directly from McGuire himself in The Winning Edge Presents Coach Al McGuire. This one-of-a-kind CD provides an insider’s look into the winning philosophies of one of the greatest coaches in college basketball history. Personal reflections by McGuire and narration by Byrd recall that McGuire not only put his heart into developing an NCAA Championship team, but his soul as well.

Proceeds from sales of The Winning Edge Presents Coach Al McGuire will benefit Bridging the Gap, a nonprofit educational program for Milwaukee inner city youth founded by Byrd in 1990.

“The day I met Al McGuire, my life changed forever.”

                                                            - Robert Byrd, Arts ’80


Seeing THE DIFFERENCE in others

Do you know a fellow alum who truly embodies the mission of Marquette University? Please nominate him or her for a 2008 Alumni National Award

View the Awards criteria

Read about past recipients

Visit the online nomination form


2007 Alumni Awards


Featured Events

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


Chicago Club Christmas Party

Date: Thursday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Schoolyard Tavern & Grill, Chicago, IL

San Diego Milwaukee-Style Holiday Party

Date: Sunday, December 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Guzzo/Napolitano Residence, Kensington, CA

"Radio Golf" with the Ethnic Alumni Association

Date: Saturday, January 20 at 8:00 p.m.

Location: Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL

MU vs. Louisville with Business Administration Alumni
Date: Saturday, February 17 at TBD

Location: Bradley Center, Milwaukee WI

MU vs. Notre Dame with Health Sciences Alumni

Date: Saturday, February 24 at 1:30 p.m.

Location: McGillycuddy's, Milwaukee, WI

Save the date for alumni events in D.C., Feb. 9-10

Les Aspin Center Open House

MU vs. Georgetown pre-game event

MU Connect Message Boards & Chats

Marquette University Alumni Association Web Site

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