MU CONNECTIONS - The Official Marquette University Alumni e-Newsletter
 December 2009 


Merry Christmas videoMerry Christmas from Marquette

The faculty, staff and students of Marquette wish you and your loved ones a merry Christmas as together we reflect on the values that bind us together as a Marquette community. If you haven’t seen it already, don’t miss this special Christmas video.


Christmas Prayer

"On this Christmas Day, surrounded by lights and signs of celebration, we know that the greatest present we receive isn’t under our tree but is in our hearts.”

Read more from this Christmas prayer that Rev. Frederick Zagone, S.J., has written especially for Marquette alumni — and share it with your own friends and family at your holiday meal.

Alumni celebrate Thanksgiving Marquette-style
It started 13 years ago in a tiny campus apartment. Now “Fake Thanksgiving” is a beloved tradition for this group of Marquette friends who travel from across the country to catch up and eat turkey every November. Read more in this Web-exclusive story.
  • Zilber Hall opens for business
    The new four-story building at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue unites the offices of the Bursar, Registrar, Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Admissions, along with other administrative offices. It is named in honor of Milwaukee real estate developer and philanthropist and double Marquette alumnus Joe Zilber and his wife, Vera.
  • Welcome, December graduates
    Congratulations to the students who will participate in Mid-year Commencement Dec. 19. Marquette graduates are automatically entitled to the many great benefits of the Alumni Association, including discounts both on and off campus and free access to MU Connect, Marquette’s online alumni community. Get involved.
  • New Year’s resolution: Get a new job
    Marquette's Career Services Center can help. The center offers online resources exclusively for Marquette alumni, including a comprehensive job search with more than 5 million national postings and an online career library that makes it easy to research industries, corporations and executives. Learn more
  • Marquette in the news
    Roby Blust, dean of admissions and enrollment planning, appeared last week on a live Webcast co-sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and college search Web site Unigo. “Inside the Admissions Office” featured Marquette along with admission deans from Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Vermont, Wesleyan University, Williams College, Bryn Mawr College and Grinnell College.


What are your classmates up to?

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Joanna de Jesus, Arts '08, and Alex de Leon, Comm '07, were married on Sept. 5, 2009, in Rockford, Ill., at Anderson Japanese Gardens. Full note

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Steve Bergelin, Bus Ad '84, was able to rekindle friendships with fellow Marquette alumni this summer during Alumni Reunion Weekend (which was wonderful, and he highly recommends it to other alumni). But he wonders: who are those old guys? Full note

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

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Thank youStudent thank you

What are you thankful for this holiday season? Our students are thankful for the generous donors to scholarship aid at Marquette.

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See what Marquette events are happening in your area.
Check out the Event Calendar and register online.

Marquette vs. Wisconsin Game-watching events

Saturday, Dec. 12; Tip-off at 4 p.m. CT

Game-watching events in Madison and around the country - visit the MUAA basketball events page for details.

Milwaukee Mass and Christmas Brunch

Sunday, Dec. 13, at 9:30 a.m.

Alumni Memorial Union, Marquette Campus

Women's Basketball: Marquette vs. UW-Green Bay

Saturday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m.

Mary Ann Cofrin Hall and Kress Events Center, Green Bay, Wis.

Game Night at Catholic Eldercare in Minnesota
Sunday, Jan. 24, at 4:30 p.m.

Catholic Eldercare, Northeast Minneapolis


National Marquette Day - Sunday, January 17


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