MU CONNECTIONS - The Official Marquette University Alumni e-Newsletter
 March 2007 



in the post season!

The Marquette men's basketball team will appear in the NCAA Tournament Thursday, March 15, as the No. 8 seed in the East Region, against No. 9 seeded Michigan State in Winston-Salem, N.C. Tip-off is 6:20 p.m. CT.

The Marquette women earned a No. 6 Seed in the NCAA Tournament, and
will play No. 11 seed Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, March 17, in Austin, TX. Game time is approximately 1:30 p.m. CT.

Watch your e-mail for information on women's events in Austin!


BusinessWeek ranks Marquette’s business school in top 50

For the second time in as many years, Marquette University's
College of Business Administration placed among the top 50 in
BusinessWeek’s "Best Undergrad B-Schools." The March 9th edition
of the magazine cites Marquette's "focus on ethical and moral
reasoning," as well as its widely popular alumni mentoring program.

Read more

R E M E M B E R I N G   A L   M C G U I R E

McGuire makes Final Four appearance

McGuire, Dick Enberg’s one-man play about legendary Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire, will be presented in Atlanta at the Alliance Theatre during the Final Four weekend for three shows only.

Event and registration information

Read "Al McGuire Quotes from A to Z"

Post to the McGuire Memories Message Board

Read an interview with actor Cotter Smith

  • Terri Mitchell named Big East Coach of the Year
    Head coach Terri Mitchell and two Marquette women's basketball players recently were
    honored by the Big East Conference. Mitchell was named Big East Coach of the Year,
    while senior Christina Quaye and sophomore Krystal Ellis were named to the
    All-Big East First Team. Read more
  • Marquette employees, alumni honored by The Business Journal
    Eleven of the 40 individuals honored by The Business Journal of Milwaukee’s 2007
    Forty under 40 have Marquette connections. Read more
  • Marquette honored with TEMPO mentorship award
    Marquette was recently recognized as “Mentor of the Year” by TEMPO-Milwaukee, an
    organization of professional women.
  • Wisconsin’s “Top Cops” visit Law School on March 29
    U.S Attorney Steve Biskupic, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Milwaukee
    County District Attorney John Chisolm will discuss how to keep our streets safe with
    Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy. The event is the latest in a
    series of high-profile speakers who have visited the Law School this semester.
    Read more
  • Student wins prestigious New York Times internship
    Menomonee Falls resident and Marquette University senior Jacqueline Palank is the first
    recipient of the New York Times David E. Rosenbaum Internship Award, named after the
    late reporter and editor in the newspaper’s Washington Bureau. Read more
  • Marquette community saddened by death of Dr. Esther Hudgins

    Dr. Esther Hudgins, Associate Professor of German (emerita) died on January 9, 2007. A
    member of the faculty in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, 1969-1996,
    Dr. Hudgins was also Director of the Marquette Language Center in Germany,
    1972-1995, and was awarded the Marquette University Faculty Award for Teaching
    Excellence, 1982. In her honor, nearly two hundred alumni of the Language Center in
    Germany gathered at Marquette in 1996 to celebrate her career, and established the Dr.
    Esther L. Hudgins Scholarship Fund for Marquette students of German, which is awarded
    annually. Dr. Hudgins is survived by her daughter, Ingrid Angrick, and son-in-law, George

Dr. Esther Hudgins

A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of the
Holy Family in the Alumni Memorial Union at
6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2007
. A reception
will follow.

Friends of Dr. Hudgins may share their memories
of her at

Read the obituary in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 3, 2007


What are your classmates up to?

Shayden Patrick

Shayden Patrick Lentini

Kelly (Dockry) Lentini, Arts '91, and Steve Lentini welcomed their son, Shayden Patrick. Full Note

William Coleman, Arts '65, has formed The Coleman Group, a marketing communications firm. Full Note

Frank Nicotera, Arts '77, was named general counsel and chief administrative officer for Milwaukee World Festival. Full Note

Parr Bickett wedding

Parr Bickett Wedding

Paul Slomski, Arts ’89, secured a grant from the NFL and the Chicago Bears to refurbish Lane Stadium. Full Note

Michele Palermo, Sp '82, is creating a one-hour dramatic comedy pilot about life in a governor's mansion. Full Note

Elizabeth Parr, Arts '05, married Illinois State alumnus Brian Bickett. Full Note


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For the third year, Marquette alumni will celebrate
National Service Day on the same day as
students participate in Hunger Clean-up day on
campus. Join us in Milwaukee and around the
country to make a difference in our communities.

Watch your e-mail for more information about the service project in your area.



Happy St. Patrick's Day from Marquette!

Join us at one or both of the following holiday events

17th Annual Milwaukee Club Fish Fry

Date: Friday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Alumni Memorial Union, Milwaukee, WI

College of Engineering Green Mass & Brunch

Date: Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m.

Location: The Chapel of the Holy Family, Milwaukee, WI

More Featured Events

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


A Night of Wine Tasting in Chicago

Dates: Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m.

Location: Webster's Wine Bar, Chicago, IL

Presentation and Networking Event in Minnesota

Date: Tuesday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Location: The Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, MN

Student Alumni Network Etiquette Dinner
Date: Thursday, April 19 at 6 p.m.

Location: Wisconsin Club, Milwaukee WI

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