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Alumni Newsletter | June 2013

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Alumni are an integral part of the recruitment process at Marquette. You understand what the Marquette experience is all about and you may know a student who would benefit from that same experience.

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13 words of advice from alumni for the Class of 2013

13 Words of Advice for the Class of 2013"Remember your education, remember your faith and share both with everyone you meet."

- Mike Conlon, Arts '80, Grad '82

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Pedal power - Marquette Magazine

Pedal power

At 72, Ken Schaefer, Eng '63, and his wife, Meg, are opting to burn calories - not fuel - by biking to Alumni Reunion Weekend this July.

Impressed? Just wait. The Schaefers live 400 miles from campus. Read full story.


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Manion BabyKate McChrystal, Law '10, and Jake Manian, Law '07, welcomed daughter Finley May Manian on Jan. 4. Finley is welcomed by Marquette Law alums great-grandpa Victor Manian (ret.), Law '60, grandpa Michael McChrystal, Law '75, aunt Erin Manian, Law '07, and uncle Caz McChrystal, Law '07. Everyone hopes Finley May will attend Marquette University School of Dentistry!

MradekNicole Schahczinski Mardak, H Sci '09, earned her doctor of optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. While completing her program, Mardak was awarded membership in Beta Sigma Kappa and Tomb & Key Honorary Societies. Dr. Mardak plans to practice in Atlanta.

John BauerJohn E. Bauer, Ph.D., Grad '87, president and CEO of Bethesda Lutheran Communities in Watertown, Wis., is chairperson of the Lutheran Services in America Board of Directors. The group is an alliance of more than 300 health and human services organizations with Lutheran ties.

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Government scholar, pollster Charles Franklin joins Marquette
Nationally recognized government scholar and pollster Charles Franklin is joining Marquette University Law School on a full-time basis as the school continues its groundbreaking Marquette Law School Poll into the future under his direction.

In addition to his academic work, Franklin co-founded, which became an award-winning site for nonpartisan polling analysis. He has been a member of the ABC News election-night analysis team since 2002. Franklin has been a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1992. Read more.

Own a piece of the Avalanche
Avalanche bricksThe Avalanche - a cherished hangout for generations of Marquette students - stood on Wells Street between 15th and 16th streets and was razed in 1997 as part of Campus Circle, the urban renewal program that shaped today’s campus. The site is now Campus Town East.

Alumni can own a piece of the 'Lanche, with the availability of a small cache of bricks and glass blocks from the actual building. These keepsakes will now be turned into more than $100,000 in support of Bridge to the Future scholarship funds for current Marquette students. Supply is limited - get yours now.

Guess the Year

Guess the YearRunners prepare to take off at the starting line of the annual Al's Run/Walk on the Marquette campus.

a. 1983
b. 1988
c. 1993
d. 1998

See the answer.

Save the date for this year's Briggs & Al's Run & Walk on Sept. 14.

Marquette College of Nursing awarded $5 million for partnership with Veterans Affairs nursing program

Milwaukee VA partnership to fund 10 additional faculty positions, increase Marquette undergraduate nursing class size by 40 students
The Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen Marquette University College of Nursing and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center as one of six sites in the nation to participate in a five-year VA Nursing Academy Nursing Academic Partnership Program. The $5 million partnership will prepare Marquette nursing students to promote health, healing and social justice for veterans and families through culturally based and spiritually reflective clinical practice. Read more.

Dr. John Pauly returns to faculty, steps down as provost;
Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan to serve as interim provost

After five years as provost, Dr. John Pauly will return to the faculty of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication to pursue his passion for teaching. He stepped down as provost at the end of May. Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, dean of the College of Nursing, will serve as interim provost until a nationwide search results in a new permanent provost named by July 1, 2014. Callahan has served as dean and professor in the College of Nursing since 2008. Read more.

See which Marquette events are happening in your area. Check out the full Alumni Event Calendar and register online.

Minneapolis/St. Paul: Service Project at Second Stork
Saturday, June 15; Two shifts - 10:00 a.m. and Noon
Marquette Club of Minnesota volunteers will sort and package critical supplies for distribution to Twin Cities hospitals. All ages are welcome. Register now.

St. Louis: Golf Outing Second Annual Golf Tournament and Reception
Monday, June 24; Noon Shotgun start
Persimmon Woods Golf Club
Join fellow alumni, parents and friends in St. Louis for a scramble-golf tournament and reception; entry fee includes a box lunch and dinner buffet.
Register now.

Marquette Campus: First-ever Marquette Fest
Saturday, July 27; 7:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Whether you graduated just a few months or several decades ago, you're invited to relive your days on campus at the all-new Marquette Fest! Register today.

Milwaukee: Marquette Outing at the Milwaukee County Zoo
Sunday, July 28; Ice Cream Social: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sport your favorite Marquette gear and bring your family to meet fellow alumni and friends at the Milwaukee County Zoo during Alumni Reunion Weekend. Special pricing available for Marquette alumni and their families, includes parking. Pre-registration required. Register today.

June prayer for alumni
While it seems like we have been waiting a long time for spring, summer is upon us.

According to Alfred Lord Tennyson, "In the spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love."

Father Pedro Arrupe, the late former Superior General of the Jesuits wrote: "…what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, whom you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in Love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.”


- Frederick Zagone, S.J., Chaplain, Marquette University Alumni Association

Alumna finds childhood artwork in place of honor
When Jennifer Szatkowski, Health Sci '11, sent patriotic artwork to a soldier for a class project at age 10, she never dreamed she'd find her art on the wall 13 years later at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Szatkowski, an Air Force lieutenant, is currently attending medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and was having her teeth cleaned when she spotted the familiar drawing. Read the entire story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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