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Alumni Newsletter | February 2013

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National Marquette Day

National Marquette Day is March 2 vs. Notre Dame

Ring out ahoya for National Marquette Day on March 2 as Marquette Men's Basketball hosts Notre Dame. Fans ranging from Rochester and New York City to Micronesia; Honolulu and Rome to Cromwell, Conn., will unite at 70 game-watching parties to date across the globe. Learn more about game-watching locations and organizing an event in your area.

In 'Save the Date': Read about a free-throw shooting contest created by alumni from the Northeast to be held on campus.

Share goal ideas for Marquette’s strategic plan

Led by university President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., Marquette is moving to the next, critical stage of its strategic planning process – developing ideas for university-wide goals to be considered for inclusion in the final strategic plan. Contribute to the strategic planning process by sharing your ideas for university-wide goals via the online goal suggestions form by Friday, Feb. 22.


Students, alumni getting LinkedIn to CIRCLES eMentor Network

Kathleen and KatieSometimes all a recent grad needs to land a job is an introduction. Just ask Katie Simoncic, Comm '12, who met an alumna who helped her land an event planning job at Northwestern University after she posted on MU's LinkedIn e-Mentor Network.


Class Notes

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Mark BaltimoreMark Baltimore, Arts '89, is head of distribution for global mutual funds with Brookfield Investment Management’s Boston office. Brookfield Investment Management, Inc. is a global alternative asset manager with over $150 billion in assets under management.


Mike O'CarrollMichael O'Carroll, Bus Ad '10, was promoted to Associate at RBC Capital Markets in New York, helping to structure financing solutions linked to hedge fund investments.

Nora IvoryNora Ivory, Arts '12, is serving as a Jesuit volunteer, at The Bridge, a 12-bed transitional housing facility for homeless adults with a major mental illness, located in Portland, Me. The facility provides a safe, supportive environment, comprehensive treatment and connection to community resources. Ivory has also been nominated to the Peace Corps.

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BIG EAST Men's basketball tournament: March 12-16
Get ready for the game with fellow Marquette fans! The official Marquette pre-and post-game location for the Big East tournament is Mustang Harry’s located at 352 7th Ave. For ticket information, call the Marquette Athletics ticket office, (414) 288-GOMU (4668).

Concussion: The Impact of Sports-Related Brain Injury program to feature Super Bowl champion
Join Marquette alumni, parents and friends on March 13 for an in-depth exploration of the issues surrounding sports-related concussions. Expert panelists will include Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XXXI champion George Koonce, Grad '12, and Dr. Bill Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences. Learn about the many concerns from athletes, coaches, parents, the medical community and what is being done. View program television coverage from WITI-TV (FOX) when it took place on the Marquette campus. Register online.

Signed, sealed, delivered: admission decision letters arrive
Search Map Marquette marks another banner year of freshman applications, and admission letters have been received by the Class of 2017. See how many students from your area have been accepted to Marquette. The freshman acceptance deadline is May 1.

Marquette University Diederich College of Communication receives $8.3 million gift to fund fellowship in public service journalism
A Minneapolis couple has donated $8.3 million to the Marquette University J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., announced today. Read the university press release or today's post in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Men's and Women's lacrosse debuts
Lacrosse videoMarquette's inaugural lacrosse season is underway. Check out the men's and women's schedule to see when the teams will be playing in the Northeast.

Observance of Lent begins today, online resources available
May the Lenten season be one of discernment and reflection for you and your loved ones. Other Lenten resources are available through, including a Lenten prayer.

Boylan, member of '77 champion team, named Bucks head coach
Jim Boylan, Arts '79, has been named head coach of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks for the remainder of the season. The New Jersey native was a member of the Marquette 1977 national champion men's basketball team.

Community mourns passing of Walsh, longtime Gesu pastor
Rev. Patrick E. Walsh, S.J., longtime associate pastor at the Church of the Gesu, passed away on Feb. 6, 2013. He served the Gesu community for nearly 40 years and was highly regarded by many, including Marquette students who attended his Sunday 6 p.m. Mass.

Marquette Magazine is online
Marquette Magazine In case you missed it, check out the new issue of Marquette Magazine for a download of alumni stories. If you didn't receive the latest edition, please remember to update your contact information. Let us know if you got married to a Marquette sweetheart and are celebrating a big anniversary; new addition to your family; a new career move or a new position by submitting a Class Note!


Marquette Tribune
offers latest campus news

Get a sense of what's happening on campus and beyond from the student-run Marquette Tribune.

Marquette in the News
Marquette University and the United Community Center have received a $1.5 million federal grant year over the next five years to continue the Youth Empowerment Program designed to assist minority youth with health and wellness. Through the program, Marquette students serve as mentors for students in the Bruce Guadalupe Middle School and work with them on health and wellness issues.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 30, 2013

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

Milwaukee: Nothing But Net Challenge

Traveling to Milwaukee for National Marquette Day?
Join fellow East coast alumni John Salak, Jour '79, and Tom Smith, Comm '93, for a free throw shooting competition at the Old Gym to raise scholarship support for Blue & Gold Fund student athletes.

Register online.

National Marquette Day

Gather with alumni and friends on Saturday, March 2, when Marquette hosts Notre Dame. If you don't see your area listed on our game- watching sites, contact Kim Perez at to plan your own National Marquette Day celebration.

Sites to date in the Northeast:

Cask 'N Flagon
62 Brookline Ave.
Contact Brad Hogan, Arts '99, with any questions at

Chicago Sam's Sport's Bar & Grill
51 Shunpike Rd.
Contact Bob Gagnon, Eng '91, with any questions at

The White's House
306 Wakeman Rd.
Contact Michael White, Jour '84 or Demi White with any questions at

23 West 39th St. (between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
Contact Steve Briggs, Bus Ad '08, with any questions at

The Back Nine Grill
3500 East Ave.
Contact Kevin LoCicero, Bus Ad '90 or Susan Triassi LoCierco, PT '90, with any questions at

Mission Week 2013 reminds us The World is Our Home
Mission WeekEach year, Marquette University devotes a week to the exploration of its Catholic and Jesuit mission. At Mission Week 2013: The World is Our Home, the university honored the 10 recipients of the Opus Prize in faith-based social entrepreneurship. They have saved and inspired millions and their stories, leadership and service captured the hearts of students, faculty and members of the Marquette community who attended the week-long series of programs, some of which are highlighted in this Mission Week video.

Men and Women for Others
Did you know that Marquette's Center for Community Service provides students the opportunity to take action and lead in the community? The center offers assistance in planning events and is a resource for a number of service organizations.