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

Get ready for another exciting season of Marquette basketball!

Marquette Basketball

The Marquette University Alumni Association is planning game-watching parties, pre- and post-game receptions and plenty of other opportunities to gather with fellow alumni in support of our men's and women's teams. Don't miss these great upcoming men's basketball events:


Old Spice Classic Tournament
Nov. 26-29, 2009
Orlando, Fla.

Travel packages available

Marquette at Wisconsin: Reception and Game
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009

2 p.m. Reception; 4 p.m. Tip-off
Madison, Wis.

For more information, visit the MUAA basketball events page.



Inside the numbers
Inside the numbers

What is the cost of a Marquette education? Dr. Dennis Garrett, associate professor of the College of Business Administration, talks about the numbers associated with funding a Marquette education and the challenges facing students and their families.

Support scholarship aid. Give Marquette.

Watch Marquette’s women’s basketball Coach Terri Mitchell Terri Mitchellnow on The Difference Network

Terri Mitchell shares the life lessons she has learned that have served as her guide in coaching the Marquette women's basketball team for the last 13 years. In an emotional speech entitled, “Living to Win Big — Making a Difference in the World Around You,” Mitchell provides advice on what it takes to succeed.

Watch, discuss and share this and other great videos, like USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan's recent visit to Marquette, only on The Difference Network.

  • Undergraduate admissions deadline is coming up
    Is there a high school senior in your family? Encourage him or her to apply to Marquette before the Dec. 1 undergraduate admissions deadline. We’re proud that one-fifth of Marquette freshmen are legacy students, and our Admissions office is always eager to talk to sons and daughters of alumni. For more information, go to
  • FBI honors Restorative Justice Initiative
    The FBI is presenting the Director’s Community Leadership Award to Distinguished Professor of Law Janine Geske and Marquette Law School’s Restorative Justice Initiative. The FBI will present the award, which honors individuals and organizations for their efforts to combat crime, terrorism, drugs and violence in America, at today’s Restorative Justice Initiative Conference. Learn more
  • Professor wins fourth Fulbright
    Dr. Donald Neumann, professor of physical therapy, recently received his fourth Fulbright award, this time to teach in Japan. He is believed to be the only U.S. physical therapist to have received so many Fulbright awards.
  • Honors for Marquette women's soccer
    Head women's soccer coach Markus Roeders was named the 2009 BIG EAST Coach of the Year and four other Golden Eagles were honored Thursday night by the BIG EAST Conference at its annual awards banquet preceding the semifinal games of the BIG EAST Championship in Hartford, Conn. Read more and watch a video of Markus Roeders
  • No. 10 Golden Eagles fall short of BIG EAST Tournament title
    The No. 10 Marquette women's soccer team fell just short of its first BIG EAST Tournament Championship Sunday with a 2-1 heartbreaking loss to No. 4 Notre Dame at the University of Connecticut. The Golden Eagles stand at 15-5-2 overall. Read more
  • Marquette in the News
    Dr. Erik Ugland, assistant professor of broadcast and electronic communication, was quoted in a Time Magazine Web site story about the rights of student journalists.
    Read more

What are your classmates up to?

Kristen Beat

Kristen Beat, Comm '09, joined the Advancement team at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School (DSHA) in Milwaukee as a communications assistant.

Matthew James Gantz

Nicole (Beaver) Gantz, Bus Ad '97, and husband Eric Gantz welcomed a son, Matthew James, on Aug. 28, 2009.

Storck-Cutler Wedding
Stephanie Storck, Bus Ad '08, and Albert Cutler, Eng '06, wed July 3, 2009, at Trinity Freistadt Lutheran Church in Mequon, Wis. The reception was held at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha. Stephanie works as an IT consultant for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in McLean, Va., and Al works for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria. The couple resides in Chantilly, Va.

Beck-Tincher wedding

Christina Beck, Bus Ad '03, and Jeffrey Tincher, Bus Ad '03, were married on June 13, 2009. Many Marquette University alumni were in attendance, including the large group shown here.

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

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Upcoming CIRCLES eventsSee what events are happening in your area.
Check out the Event Calendar and register online.


Breakfast in Raleigh

Saturday, Nov. 14, at 9 a.m.

Golden Corral, Raleigh, N.C.

Phoenix Mass and Brunch

Sunday, Nov. 22, at 9:30 a.m.

Orange Tree Golf Resort, Scottsdale

Volunteer in Minnesota: Game Night at Catholic Eldercare

Nov. 22, 2009, and Jan. 24, 2010, at 4:30 p.m.

Catholic Eldercare, Northeast Minneapolis

Chicago BIG EAST Holiday Happy Hour
Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 5:30 p.m.

Midtown Kitchen and Grill, Chicago

AMUW Advent Luncheon Reflection

Thursday, Dec. 3, at 11:30 a.m.

John P. Raynor, S.J., Library, Marquette Campus


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