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Alumni Newsletter | June 2013

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Reunion Weekend Events

Check out who's going to Alumni Reunion Weekend - July 25 - 28

More than 60 events will pack your Reunion Weekend full of fun. Check out which of your classmates will attend and add your name to the list by registering today!

Don't-miss highlights include your class Friday night kickoff party; Saturday's Block Party and Marquette Fest; and Sunday's Mass followed by a Milwaukee County Zoo outing. Visit the Alumni Reunion Weekend website for a complete event list.

Don't miss Marquette Fest!

5 Card Studs at Marquette Fest!Everybody loves a good street festival. Reserve the evening of Saturday, July 27, during Alumni Reunion Weekend for the all-new Marquette Fest. Catch up with old friends at decade-themed cash bars while grooving to The 5 Card Studs, a Milwaukee festival mainstay. Dance, enjoy complimentary snacks and add another celebration to your many Marquette memories. Register now.

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.


Class Notes

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Bill SturmBill Sturm, Bus Ad '63, Law '66, retired as managing partner of Rausch, Sturm, Israel, Enerson & Hornik, LLC, headquartered in Brookfield, Wis. He and his wife, Kay (Rutten) Sturm, Nurs '66, Grad '84, '92, live in Lauderdale By The Sea, Fla., where he continues his business involvement as a member of Currahee Financial LLC and Rsidue LLC.

antikainenLindsay, Arts '03, and Michael, Law '05, Antikainen welcomed son Carter Thomas on March 28, 2013. Carter joins big brother Ian and and big sister Harper, both age 4.

mardakNicole 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.

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Join your classmates on Alumni Reunion Weekend Facebook pages

FacebookGear up for the big weekend and reach out to classmates or post pictures from the past. Connect with classmates on Facebook: Class of 1973, Class of 1978, Class of 1983, Class of 1988, Class of 1993, Class of 1998, Class of 2003 and Class of 2008.

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.

Leave a lasting impact - contribute to your Reunion class gift
All gifts made to Give Marquette count toward your class gift goal. Give Marquette is the university's family of current use funds that immediately support students at Marquette. See your class Reunion gift total to date and lend your support to Give Marquette.

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.

Visit the Alumni Reunion Weekend website for a complete schedule of events.

Special celebrations join Reunion Weekend
Marquette is proud to celebrate the following groups with events held during Alumni Reunion Weekend:


President's Reception and Dinner - 5:00 p.m.
Join Rev. Scott R. Pilarz S.J., for a special Class of 1963 dinner followed by dancing to a live band. Register now.


Class Kickoff Parties
Each reunion class will celebrate together at a Friday night event held at various campus venues and Milwaukee hotspots. Find your party.


Run or walk the Marquette Mile - 9:00 a.m.
Start the day off with a healthy glow from an outdoor run/walk. Register now.

Block Party - Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Central Mall, Marquette campus (south of Raynor Memorial Libraries)
Bring your family for some fun in the sun! Enjoy food, beverages and music at this pay-as-you-go event. Kids activities are included. Register now.

Marquette Fest - 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Westowne Square, Marquette campus (west of the AMU)
Featuring the music of The 5 Card Studs. Register now.


All-reunion Mass - 9:00 a.m.
Church of the Gesu
Enjoy the gospel sounds of Milwaukee's famous All Saints Choir. Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Arts '93, associate vice president in the Office of the Executive Vice President at Marquette, will celebrate Mass. Register now.

Marquette Outing at the Milwaukee County Zoo
Ice Cream Social from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Milwaukee County Zoo (10001 W. Bluemound Rd.) 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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