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Alumni Newsletter | December 2013

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The Gift of Joy

Merry Christmas from Marquette

Watch Marquette's Christmas videoThis Christmas season, may we rejoice in these words of Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pontiff, "In calling you, God says to you: 'You are important to me, I love you, I am counting on you.' Jesus says this to each one of us! Joy is born from that!"

Robert A. Wild, S.J.
Interim President
Marquette University

Presidential search update: Board of Trustees approves position description

The Board of Trustees has approved a robust Presidential Position Description – which will be used to recruit the 24th president of Marquette – reflecting the feedback provided in person and online by more than 1,100 members of the Marquette community, including more than 600 alumni. On behalf of the Presidential Search Committee, John F. Ferraro, Bus Ad '77, chair, shares this letter thanking his fellow alumni for feedback.

Books for young readers
Story stocking stuffers

Children and young adult publishing industry expert Molly O'Neill, Arts '00, head of editorial at Storybird, offers 12 titles for young readers to spark your holiday shopping. Read the full story.




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Rothenbach BabySamuel Rothenbach, Eng '08, and Anne (Talafuse) Rothenbach, H Sci '08, PT '10, welcomed son Marko William Rothenbach on July 16 in Stuart, Fla. He was 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 20.5 inches. He joins big brother John.

Gail ZiemanGail Zieman, Grad '05, of Milwaukee, began a career in real estate sales after more than 20 years in higher education. During her first year, she became a member of the Shorewest Realtors Million Dollar Club and was awarded the Rising Star as well as the Office Rookie of the Year Award.

Micki Napp

John Biskaduros, Eng '79, is team lead for the SRA International data links migration team, supporting the chief information office for the Department of Defense. John recently left the Pentagon after serving five years on the Chief of Naval Operations staff. He lives in Fairfax, Va. With his wife Liz (Konrath) Biskaduros, Dent Hy '82, and their five children.

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Welcome, December graduates!
The Marquette University Alumni Association proudly welcomes approximately 500 new alumni who completed their educational requirements this December. Stay in touch - create an MU Connect profile to update your address and contact information on file with the university. Be sure to like MUAA on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and join us on Linkedin.

Win lunch and a game with Father Wild

Lunch and a Game with Father WildYoung alumni who make make a gift of $25 or more in December qualify for a chance to join Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., for lunch and the Marquette vs. Seton Hall game on Saturday, Jan. 11. Four winners will receive round-trip transportation to Milwaukee; a one-night stay at the Ambassador Hotel; lunch with Father Wild; and a ticket to watch the game with Father Wild from his seats. Give today for a chance to win!

National Marquette Day is Feb. 15 - Marquette vs. Xavier
Golden EagleVisit the MUAA Athletics Events website throughout the season to search for a game-watching gathering near you, as well as updates about National Marquette Day activities.

Plus: Order tickets by Friday, Dec. 20, for the 2014 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Championship Tournament in New York, March 12-15.

Complimentary webinar: Leveraging Linkedin for Success in 2014
Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 1:00 p.m. CST
Two people join Linkedin every second. But is it helping them? Sharpen your Linkedin knowledge to help advance your career and more with author Wayne Breitbarth, Grad '86. Breitbarth authored the best-selling Linkedin book of all time and has shared his passion for social media with more than 40,000 business professionals. Secure your spot today.

Marquette College of Health Sciences Magazine
: An Anatomical Gift
Health Sciences MagazineFuture doctors and dentists who enroll in the biomedical sciences major at Marquette have an advantage because the program features one of the few full gross anatomy experiences for undergraduates in the nation.
"I spent countless hours in the gross anatomy lab gaining a comprehensive understanding of the human body," says Dr. Maggie Basche, Health Sci '05. "Without question, my unique experiences at Marquette led me to my current position as a neurological resident." Read the full story.

Guess the Year!
Guess the Year December Friends admire the cookie castle a fellow student made for the Holiday Open House at Tower Hall.

a. 1959
b. 1961
c. 1963
d. 1964

Get the answer.




See which Marquette events are happening in your area. Check out the full calendar for more events!

Alumni Reunion Weekend: Find your way back home
July 24- 27, 2014
Did you graduate in a year ending in 4 or 9? It's your reunion year! Marquette will welcome five- to 45-year reunion classes, the 50-year Golden Jubilee class and several affinity groups back home to campus. The weekend will include class parties, a Saturday Block Party and evening celebration, and many more activities. Visit the Alumni Reunion Weekend website.

New York: Fifth Annual Christmas Lunch
Sunday, Dec. 15, at 1:00 p.m.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
700 W. 125th St., New York City
Join Marquette alumni, parents and friends for a special Christmas lunch. Enjoy a prix fixe menu, including Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s famous chicken wings. Register now.

Las Vegas: Blue and Gold Gathering and Men's Basketball Game
Saturday, Dec. 21 at 4:00 p.m.
Hard Rock Café
3771 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas
Join us for a Blue and Gold Gathering featuring appetizers and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages before the Golden Eagles face the New Mexico Lobos in exciting men’s basketball action. Register now for the reception and get your game tickets.

Indianapolis: Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Butler Pregame Reception
Saturday, Dec. 28
Reception at 5:00 p.m., Tipoff at 6:00 p.m.
Hinkle Fieldhouse
510 W. 49th St., Butler University campus
Join us for pre-game reception and get ready to cheer on the Marquette Women's Basketball team as they take on Butler. Register now.

Find a Marquette basketball game-watching party near you
Come out of the cold this winter and gather with fellow alumni, parents and friends at a men's or women's basketball game-watching party.

Season of hope: Holiday reflection
Holiday Reflection CandleThe opportunities, attractions and distractions of the world today can make it easy to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas. But in fact, this is the season of hope, whether from the lights of the Christmas tree, the glow of the Advent wreath candles, the flame of the Menorah or perhaps simply the sky on a rare day of sunshine in a winter December. All of these can remind us of the presence of God and the promise of hope that is fulfilled in this holy season.

Remember that behind the packages and the lights is the radiance that is our God. See the hope in the faces of the people around you. See it in the faces of your family and friends and coworkers. See it in your own face when you look in the mirror. Doing this will allow each of us to welcome that little baby on Christmas, the way that Mary and Joseph so willingly welcomed him into their lives, and know that God so lovingly welcomes us into His.

May the peace of God rule in your dreams. May your joys be fulfilled and your prayers answered. May you have healing, health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year.

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

Find your volunteer passion

As a Marquette graduate, you know what it means to live life as a person for others. Share the excitement and camaraderie of Marquette with your community! Volunteering can take as little or as much time as you would like, in a group or on an individual basis. Explore your volunteer options and sign up to learn more about volunteering with Marquette.

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