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

Men's Basketball


Men's basketball announces 2007-08 schedule

A record number of television appearances and the possibility of matchups with 12 postseason participants from last year highlight another exciting schedule for the Marquette University men's basketball team in 2007-08.

The newly signed television contract between the BIG EAST and ESPN, Inc., is the best in college basketball and as a result Marquette will have a record number of its games broadcast on a national level (at least 11 total). Read more

Best Colleges 2008

Making the grade
It’s the season of rankings. Marquette recently ranked 48th in the nation in Washington Monthly’s annual college guide, 82nd in the 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s America's Best Colleges, and was among the 15 percent of four-year schools recognized in The Princeton Review’s 2008 edition of the “Best 366 Colleges.”

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  • Law School receives $30 million
    Milwaukee philanthropist and real estate developer Joseph J. Zilber, Law ’41, recently
    donated $30 million to his alma mater, to be used toward construction of a new law
    building and student scholarships. The gift to Marquette was part of $50 million that Zilber
    pledged toward charities, organizations and institutions in Milwaukee. Read more
  • Class of 2011 arrives on campus
    2,000 Marquette freshmen, with boxes in hand and parents in tow, moved into their new
    homes in the residence halls on Wednesday, August 22. See photos from the day

  • Check out the new
    Alumni can get a sneak peek at the new, which is scheduled to go live later
    this month. Share your feedback of the beta site at
    Look for the MU Connect Web site to get an updated look later this fall.

  • Marquette to honor Obey with Democracy Award
    Marquette’s Les Aspin Center for Government gave this year’s Democracy Award to U.S.
    Rep. David Obey, the longest-serving member of either chamber of Congress in
    Wisconsin’s history. Read more

  • Marquette in the news
    The Christian Science Monitor recently highlighted Marquette in a story headlined "Learn
    a foreign language — over the Web." Read this and other Marquette news stories at the
    University News Center.
  • Did you meet your match at Marquette?
    Marquette Magazine wants to hear from alumni who met and fell in love on campus. Send
    your best Marquette romance story, in 250 words or fewer, to


News from your fellow alumni

Loefer-Munson wedding

Loefer-Munson wedding

Gary Macy, Arts '71, has been appointed John Nobili, S.J., Professor of Theology in the Religious Studies Department of Santa Clara University. Full Note

Christina Loefer, Bus Ad '94, was married to Todd Munson in Schiller Park, Illinois on April 22, 2006. Several Marquette alumni were in attendance. Full Note

Cosentino Hendricks wedding

Cosentino-Hendricks wedding

Kelly Cosentino, Bus Ad '03, and Joe Hendricks, Eng '03, Grad '05, were married on June 2, 2007, at Gesu Church in Milwaukee. Full Note

Patrick Laws, Arts '93, and his wife Heather are proud to announce the birth of their third child, John Patrick Laws, on June 28, 2007.
Full Note

Ostrowski Biwer wedding

Ostrowski-Biwer wedding

Kathryn Ostrowski, Arts '07, and Tyson Biwer were married June 23, 2007. Ceremony and reception were held at The Country Springs Hotel Garden Gazebo. Full Note

Colleen (Rafferty) Ladino, Sp '05, Grad '07, and husband Jeff welcomed Kathleen Marie on February 6, 2007. Kathleen joins big brother Brian Robert who loves giving her kisses and saying, "Baby Kate!"

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  Marquette starts Center for Peacemaking

Marquette establishes Center for Peacemaking Through a $500,000 four-year grant from the Sally and Terry Rynne Foundation, Marquette University has established a Center for Peacemaking. Directed by Rev. G. Simon Harak, S.J., the center will support research on the effectiveness of initiatives to prevent violent conflicts and to reconcile communities in the wake of violence. Initial activities of the center are planned for this fall, including a workshop on nonviolence for Marquette students participating in service learning, a research forum and a spirituality of nonviolence retreat.  Read more



  Marquette CIRCLES hits the Fox Valley and New York


CIRCLES Business Networking ProgramJoin Marquette University this fall for events that will optimize your business networking opportunities with Marquette alumni and friends.

Click the links below for details and registration:

Monday, October 8 in Appleton, Wisconsin

Featuring keynote speaker John F. Bergstrom, Bus Ad '67, chairman and CEO, Bergstrom Corporation

Thursday, October 18 in New York, New York

Featuring leadership insight from Tom Crean, head men's basketball coach

Learn more about CIRCLES, an innovative networking program that connects Marquette alumni and friends doing business in or providing services to similar industries.



Featured Events

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

Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital
Date: Saturday, September 15 at 8:30 a.m.
Location: Marquette Campus, Milwaukee, WI

Mass & Brunch in North Carolina

Date: Sunday, September 16 at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh, NC

AMUW Vegas Night

Date: Saturday, September 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Location: Alumni Memorial Union, Milwaukee, WI

Chicago Coaches Luncheon

Date: Wednesday, September 26 at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Union League Club of Chicago, IL

Family Weekend

Date: October 5 - 7, 2007

Location: Marquette Campus, Milwaukee, WI

Loudon County Wine Tour

Date: Saturday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: West Falls Church metro station, Falls Church, VA

Escape to Wine Country

Date: Saturday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Hall Winery, St. Helena, CA





Saturday, Sept. 15

Pre-game Reception

MU vs. Notre Dame

5:30 p.m. Reception

7:00 p.m. Game Time

Valley Fields


View schedules of upcoming games







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