MU CONNECTIONS - The Official Marquette University Alumni e-Newsletter
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Admissions Deadline is Dec. 1st

Help recruit students!

Is there a high school senior in your family? Encourage him or her to apply to
Marquette before the December 1 undergraduate admissions deadline. We're
proud that 22 percent of MU freshmen are legacy students, and our Admissions
office is always eager to talk to sons and daughters of alumni. For more information,
go to

  • For questions, please contact Roby Blust, dean of Undergraduate
  • Click here for more great information for prospective students.


  • Engineering receives $15 million gift
    Robert and Patricia Kern are giving $15 million toward the construction of a new
    engineering building called the Discovery Learning Complex. Read more
  • School of Dentistry opens southside clinic
    A new state-of-the-art clinic will serve low-income patients and expand clinical
    opportunities for dental students. Read more
  • Dublin Project on stage
    Poor Tom, the product of a unique partnership between Marquette’s Department of
    Performing Arts and Ireland’s Gaiety School, debuted in Dublin this summer. The
    play has now made its U.S. premiere at Marquette. Read more
  • Get a peek at Marquette’s new commercial
    If you haven’t seen Marquette’s new television commercial yet, check it out online.
    The commercial is airing on CBS, public television and at the Bradley Center during
  • Marquette in the news
    "Decoding calls of the wild: Marquette's 'Dr. Dolittle' uses computers to unlock the
    meaning behind snorts, rumbles and cheeps.” Read more


News from fellow alumni

Vida Langenkamp

Vida Langenkamp and friends

Vida Langenkamp, Arts '69, and friends celebrated their 60th birthdays and 42 years of friendship, beginning at Marquette University, in New York recently. Full Note

Melissa (Schafernak) Laurenson, Nurs '90, and Dave Laurenson, Eng '90, welcomed son Charles Edward on September 20, 2007. He joins siblings Jack, Allison and Hailey.

Katharine and Brett Lopez

Brett & Katharine Lopez

Todd Lopez, Eng '98, wife Jennifer and son Brett welcomed Katharine Renee on July 15, 2007, at 1:20 p.m. in Raleigh, N.C. She weighed in at 7 lbs 10 oz and was 19-3/4 inches long. Full Note

Peggy (Blank) Stelpflug, Arts '53, wrote Home of the Infantry: The History of Fort Benning with fellow author Richard Hyatt. Full Note

Morris-Maita wedding

Morris-Maita wedding

Catherine Morris, Comm '03, married Geoff Maita on July 21, 2007, during a Catholic ceremony at St. John Neumann Church in Irvine, Calif. Full Note

Kevin Lawrence, PT '76, received a doctor of health science degree from the University of Indianapolis. He is an assistant professor of physical therapy at the College of Mount St. Joseph. Full Note


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

make a Difference

Alumni Awards 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 2009 Alumni National Award.

 View the Awards criteria

 Read about past recipients

 Visit the online nomination form

 Next year's Alumni Awards Weekend is April 24-26, 2008

 Passionate about the environment?
 Marquette Magazine is looking for alumni who have started green-friendly businesses or who  advocate for environmental causes. Send your ideas to




Holiday EventsCELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS with Marquette

Friday November 30 at 6 p.m.
College of Health Sciences Holiday Toy Drive

Thursday December 6 at 6 p.m.
Milwaukee Young Alumni Association Holiday Happy Hour

Thursday December 6 at 7 p.m.
Chicago Club Christmas Party

Sunday December 9 at 9:15 a.m.
Milwaukee Club Christmas Mass and Brunch

Sunday December 9 at 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Club Christmas Party

Thursday December 13 at 11:30 a.m.
AMUW Advent Luncheon Reflection


Featured Events

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

Mass & Brunch in Phoenix

Date: Sunday, November 18 at 9 a.m.

Location: Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Packers vs. Cowboys in Dallas

Date: Thursday November 29 at 7:15 p.m.

Location: Humperdink's, Dallas, Texas

Marquette vs. UW-Green Bay Women's Game

Date: Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.

Location: Kress Events Center, Green Bay, Wis.

Atlanta CIRCLES Leadership Forum

Date: Thursday, December 6 at 6 p.m.

Location: Marriott Perimeter Center, Atlanta, Ga







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