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

Under Construction We're building a new MU Connect

Some of the features you have come to enjoy on MU Connect, Marquette's online alumni community, are going behind the scenes for a little while. They're being revamped, redesigned, polished, buffed and shined into an all-new MU Connect site we think you're really going to love! Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.

Questions? Contact the Alumni Association
via e-mail. Watch for updates coming soon.



Give MarquetteFather Wild on scholarship aid

Since its inception in 1881, Marquette has embraced the Jesuit mission of men and women for others by providing access to education. That mission has never been more important. Hear what Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., has to say on Give Marquette.


Dead Man Walking author on
The Difference NetworkThe Difference Network

Innocent or guilty. Friend or foe. Rich or poor. No matter the circumstances all life deserves respect, and providing basic rights and necessities to all can help curb the violence in this country. That’s the message Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, wanted everyone to hear during her speech at the Center for Peacemaking’s national conference on Marquette’s campus, where she was also awarded an honorary degree in religious studies.

Watch, discuss and share this and videos of other great speakers, like award-winning USA Today columnist Christine Brennan, on The Difference Network.

  • Marquette celebrates Centennial Week
    Campus activities commemorated the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette with a weeklong series of special speakers and other programs Oct. 5-9. Events included the dedication of a new bronze statue of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the conferral of an honorary degree upon Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ. The celebration continues throughout the year. Read more
  • Darren Jackson to lead Marquette board
    Jackson, Bus Ad ’86 and president and chief executive officer of Advance Auto Parts, was recently elected chair of Marquette’s Board of Trustees. He succeeds Mary Ellen Stanek, Arts ’78. Read more
  • Social Entrepreneur in Residence comes to campus
    Jane Leu, an internationally recognized social entrepreneur and expert on global immigration and workforce issues, will serve as Marquette’s first Social Entrepreneur in Residence. Leu, who founded Upwardly Global, will be on campus from Oct. 26 to Nov. 7. Read more
  • Business Plan Competition accepting submissions
    Alumni are encouraged to participate in the 2010 Business Plan Competition sponsored by the Marquette University Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship. Apply by Dec. 7.
  • Marquette Madness seizes fans
    Excited Golden Eagles fans packed the stands of the Al McGuire Center on Oct. 16 to help celebrate the start of basketball fans. Check out this Marquette Madness video.
  • Marquette in the News
    Marquette University's Board of Trustees recently approved moving ahead on the first phase of a $100 million College of Engineering facility. The story was covered by the Associated Press, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Business Journal of Milwaukee and other media outlets.

    Dr. Linda Salchenberger, James H. Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration, was featured prominently in a recent Business Week story about the surge of interest in business programs.


What are your classmates up to?

Carson Jayne Waldhart
Carson Jayne Waldhart

Brian Waldhart, Bus Ad '99, MBA '08, Julie (Miller) Waldhart, Nurs '98, and big sisters, Chloe and Reese, welcomed Carson Jayne on July 31, 2009.


Valentin J. Blatz, V, Arts '86, was invested into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem on September 29, 2009, in Detroit.

Chmielewski-Milewski wedding

Chmielewski-Milewski wedding

Kelly Chmielewski, Eng '04, Grad '06, married Christopher Milewski on August 1, 2009, in Milwaukee.


Several alumni are helping to raise funds to renovate the historic pipe organ at Gesu Church. The Organ Renovation Project team includes George, Bus Ad '58, and Anna Clair Gaspar; Brian and Ellen (Keyser), Nurs '73, Buggy; Daniel Domrois, Arts '91, MBA '94, and Bob and Margaret (McCormick), CJPA '91, Goetten.

Braxton Robert Boyd

Braxton Robert Boyd


Braxton Robert Boyd was welcomed July 7, 2009, by proud parents Kristi (Wetzel) Boyd, Bus Ad '03, and Michael Boyd. He joins big sister, Aubryn, age 4, and big brother, Kade, age 2.


Brian Suerth, Bus Ad '93, was selected by the San Diego Metropolitan Magazine as one of their 2009 "Forty Under 40" in September.

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

make a Difference

StudentsHelp current students find the right path
As a Marquette student you may have asked yourself, what can I do with my major? How can I find an internship in my hometown? What is it really like to work in my chosen profession?

Share your career story with current students by answering eight simple questions. You may be featured in an "Alumni Highlight" in an upcoming Career Services Center newsletter that will be e-mailed to all Marquette University students. Visit us online for more information


Build a legacy
Are you a Marquette graduate who has a high-school-aged child or a Marquette student who has a sibling in high school? If so, he or she could be a part of Marquette’s future as a legacy student. Add your high schooler to the Marquette legacy student mailing list.




Men's Basketball Fish Fry

Friday, Oct. 30, 2009

5 p.m.

Marquette Place, Alumni Memorial Union

Marquette Campus

Learn more

Upcoming Marquette CIRCLES eventsFeatured Events

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

Wine Tasting in Temecula

Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m.

Wiens Cellars, Temecula, Calif.

All Saints Mass and Brunch in Kansas City

Sunday, Nov. 1, at 9 a.m.

Cristo Rey Kansas City High School

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



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