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

Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J.
State of the University

President Robert A. Wild, S.J., reflected on Marquette’s recent accomplishments and upcoming challenges in his annual State of the University address.

Read the transcript


  New $25 million gift to College of Engineering
  The family of a Marquette engineering alumnus will donate an additional $25 million to the   College of Engineering, doubling a previous donation. The donors, who wish to remain   anonymous, challenge other benefactors to assist in the transformation of engineering   education underway at Marquette. Read more

  • Leaping the Gaps
    On Leap Day, Friday, February 29, the Marquette Law School will host a public service
    conference titled "Leaping the Gaps for Children with Special Needs.” Admission is
    free for families of children with special needs. Read more
  • Roundtable on health care reform
    Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will moderate "Health Care in
    Wisconsin: Where Do We Go from Here?" on Thursday, February 14. The free public
    roundtable on health care will feature eight state leaders in Wisconsin health care.
    Read more
  • Marquette’s young leaders
    Once again, Marquette is well represented in the Business Journal of Milwaukee’s list of
    “Forty Under 40.” The annual list, which highlights those under the age of 40 who are
    making a real difference in the community, includes 12 people with Marquette ties.
    See the full list
  • Mission Week’s "Project 288-"
    Even if you couldn’t get to campus for Mission Week, you can still tune into "Project 288-"
    on the Web. The project celebrates the inspiring words of some of Marquette’s most
    famous speakers, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mother Theresa and Mr. Rogers.
    Read more
  • Weekend activities at the College of Engineering
    Children as young as six years old, families and teachers are invited to get a taste of
    college life this winter and spring as Marquette University’s College of Engineering is
    introducing weekend activities. Read more
  • Marquette in photos
    Remember the beauty of campus under a freshly fallen snow? Refresh your memory and
    spirit with this slide show.
  • Marquette in the News
    Dr. Robert Fox, professor of education, was featured as an expert in the New York Times
    story "Coping with the caveman in the crib." Read more


News from your fellow alumni

Russell Bucheger wedding

Russell-Bucheger wedding

Ray Bucheger, Arts ’01, Grad ’02, and Julia Russell, Eng ’99, were married on October 13, 2007, at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Naperville, Ill. Ray and Julia live in Washington, D.C. Full Note

William L. Weber, Jr., Arts '56, was appointed executive director of Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan (PREMi), a group of 18 lawyers who specialize in using mediation and arbitration to resolve complex litigation matters. Full Note

Mehandis Awano

Mehandis Awano Wolaver

Michael Wolaver, Arts '97, and Michele (Kremkow) Wolaver, Arts '96, were thrilled to welcome Mehandis Awano into their family in September 2007. Mehandis was born in Ethiopia on December 4, 2006. Full Note

Mike Carr, Eng '89, was promoted to director of Identity Services at, in charge of the personal data for our tens of millions of active customers worldwide.

Erin Grace

Erin Grace Davison

Christy (Lange) Davison, Sp '95, and husband Zane welcomed their first child Erin Grace on June 7, 2007, in Charlotte, N.C. Full Note

Gina Gutierrez, H Sci '03, married Chad Paul, Bus Ad '03, Grad '04, on October 6, 2007, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Milwaukee, Wis. Full note

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The Scholars Fund

Gifts to the Scholars Fund are put to use right away to provide current-use scholarships that help Marquette attract students of high academic standing. These scholarships can be designated toward students in any of Marquette's undergraduate colleges. Learn more



 Featured Events

 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.

Men's Basketball Game-Watching Parties
February 12 - MU vs. Seton Hall

February 15 - MU vs. Pittsburgh

February 20 - MU vs. St. John's

February 23 - MU vs. Rutgers

February 25 - MU vs. Villanova

March 1 - NATIONAL MARQUETTE DAY - MU vs. Georgetown

March 8 - MU vs. Syracuse

Symphonic Band Winter Concert

Date: Sunday, February 24 at 2 p.m.

Location: Marquette Campus, Milwaukee, Wis.

St. Patrick's Day Fish Fry

Date: Friday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Marquette Campus, Milwaukee, Wis.

Wifredo Lam in North America

Date: Monday, March 10 at 6 p.m.

Location: Miami Art Museum, Miami, Fla.



Golden Jubilee Reunion  -  May 17-18, 2008

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