MU CONNECTIONS - The Official Marquette University Alumni e-Newsletter
 June 2007 
Alumni Reunion Weekend

Join us on campus in July for reunion celebrations!

Mark your calendars and plan to be on campus July 26-29 for Alumni Reunion Weekend and the Ethnic Alumni Association Reunion events. Enjoy class parties, family-friendly activities, music, entertainment and more. Catch up on what has been happening on campus, reconnect with old friends and make new ones at this year's Reunion celebrations at Marquette.

MU Soccer

Marquette receives $1 million gift for soccer stadium

A $1 million lead gift from KBS Construction, Inc., and its chairman, Dennis Klein, will dramatically transform Marquette University’s men’s and women’s soccer programs. The new stadium, to be constructed on the programs’ current home Valley Fields, will feature a top-quality natural-grass pitch, partially covered spectator seating, team locker and meeting rooms, concessions and restrooms. The cost of the new stadium, which will be funded through private gifts, will total approximately $5 million.

  • Marquette celebrates 126th commencement
    More than 1,300 undergraduate students and nearly 600 graduate students received their
    diplomas last month, joining the proud ranks of Marquette alumni. Award-winning sports
    journalist Steve Rushin, Jour ’88, entertained the crowd with his witty commencement
    address. Read the address

  • College of Health Sciences gets a new dean
    Dr. William E. Cullinan will be the next dean of the College of Health Sciences. Cullinan,
    Arts ’81, is the John P. Raynor, S.J., Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences
    and director of the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center. He will succeed Dr. Jack
    Brooks, who was named dean when the college was first established in 1996.
    Read more
  • A new page in Marquette history
    Add this to your summer reading list: Milwaukee’s Jesuit University: Marquette
    . Dr. Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history, wrote this
    fascinating account of Marquette’s first century. Packed with historical photos and colorful
    anecdotes, the book tells the story of Marquette’s changing administration, student
    culture and role in the city and region.
    Read more

  • Marquette awarded $80,000 graduate school grant
    A three-year, $80,000 grant from the Council of Graduate Schools will help Marquette
    increase Ph.D. completion rates in 15 doctoral programs. Read more

  • Awards support faculty research
    Three Marquette professors will advance their research and scholarship with help from
    the Way Klingler Faculty Development Awards. Chemistry Professor Chieu Tran, Ph.D.,
    and Communication Studies Professor Steven Goldzwig, Ph.D., both received three-year
    fellowships, and English Professor Diane Hoeveler, Ph.D., was awarded a sabbatical for
    the 2007-08 academic year. Read more

  • Marquette in the news
    "Robo-quandary: Marquette professor looks at growing debate of using technology to
    enhance humans." Read more


Future Marquette Alumni

Kmiecik twins

Maura & Declan Kmiecik


Mark Kmiecik, Arts '00, and wife Erin welcomed twin babies Maura Kathleen and Declan Murphy on February 19, 2007. Full Note

On May 6, 2007, Dale, Bus Ad '01, and Lanie (Gilman), PT '02, Spoljaric welcomed their first son, Ryder Benjamin, into the world. Full Note

Barbara (Andro) Frisinger, Nurs '86, and her husband David: son, Noah David James, born October 22, 2006. Full Note

Presley Stellflue

Presley Stellflue

Timothy Stellflue, Eng '00, and wife Susan were blessed with a baby girl, Presley Sienna, on September 14, 2006. Full Note

Bridget (Darnieder) Malone, Arts '04, and husband Kevin are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter Grace Charlotte, born on March 20, 2007. Full Note

Fayzaan Ashaz Virk

Fayzaan Virk

Sam Brunk, Arts '91, and Karen (Kelly) Brunk, Bus Ad '93, welcomed Megan Mary on May 22, 2007. Full Note

Fayzaan Ashaz Virk was born on December 6, 2006, in Madisonville, KY, to Effett (Mannan) Virk, H Sci '02, and Zeeshan Virk. Full Note

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Muscle fatigue study

Senior Alumni Wanted!

Participate in a muscle fatigue study
Dr. Sandra Hunter, Ph.D., in the Exercise Science program in the Department of Physical Therapy is studying the influence of aging on muscle fatigue and endurance. Recruitment of healthy volunteers 65 years or over continues. By understanding the cause of muscle fatigue that changes with age we can then adopt strategies that improve age-associated impairments.

To get involved or for further information, please e-mail Volunteers are compensated for their time.


AMUW Vegas Night

Featured Events

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

Minnesota Baseball Game & Tailgate

Date: Saturday, June 23 at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Midway Stadium, St. Paul, MN

17th Annual Milwaukee Club Scholarship Golf Outing

Date: Friday, July 13 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Western Lakes Golf Club, Milwaukee, WI

Steve Miller Band at the Ravinia Pavilion
Date: Saturday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Ravinia Concert Pavilion, Highland Park, IL

San Diego Summer Picnic & Freshmen Send-Off

Date: Saturday, July 21 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Presidio Park, San Diego, CA

Ethnic Alumni Association Reunion Celebration

Date: July 26 - 29, 2007

Location: Marquette University Campus, Milwaukee, WI

2007 Alumni Reunion Weekend

Date: July 27 - 29, 2007

Location: Marquette University Campus, Milwaukee, WI


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