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Alumni Newsletter | June 2013

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Class of 2013

Welcome, new alumni!

Your Class of 2013 officially joined the ranks of the Marquette Alumni Association on graduation day. As a new MUAA member, take pride in the work you've accomplished. You join the 110,000 alumni worldwide who proudly call Marquette their Alma Mater. Wherever you travel or live, our resources allow you to network with fellow alumni and stay in touch with your university. We are (clap-clap) Marquette!

Tim Simmons, Sp '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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Fleming WashburnDavid Fleming, Arts '13, and Jacqueline Washburn, Arts '13, will teach English as a second language in Taiwan for one year. They will live in a community that speaks primarily Mandarin and teach students the basics of the English language.

TaylorCurtis Taylor, Bus Ad '13, will continue his education post-Marquette in a student affairs program at the University of South Florida in Tampa where he will supervise the university’s Greek village while earning his Masters in Education.

VanBoxtelArica VanBoxtel, Comm '13, will work in Washington, D.C., as a digital campaign coordinator for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. She will design digital creative pieces, coordinate online advertising campaigns and write copy for email and social media outlets.

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13 Words of Advice for the Class of 201313 words of advice from alumni 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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Young Alumni Association on Facebook and Twitter

Share ideas, connect with other Marquette young alumni and learn about upcoming young alumni events on Facebook and Twitter.

MU Travel PhotosAlumni summer travel photos
Traveling this summer? Take your Blue and Gold gear on the road and send us your photos for us to share in social media. Need inspiration? See examples on the Marquette Explores Pinterest board.


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. Visit 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 Night at NEWaukee's Lunar Music Series
Presented by the Marquette Young Alumni Association

Friday, June 28; 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Athletic Club
Join your fellow Marquette young alumni and other Milwaukee young professionals watch the sunset over the Milwaukee skyline on the highest outdoor patio in the city and enjoy music from the Alex Wilson Band. No RSVP required. More information.

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 now.

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 now.

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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