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Alumni Newsletter | January 2013

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Commencement 2012

Welcome, new alumni!

Your Class of 2012 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 and your new MU degree. You join the 110,000 alumni worldwide who proudly call Marquette their Alma Mater. Wherever travel or you call home, 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
Executive Director
Marquette University
Alumni Association

Mission Week celebrates “The World is Our Home”

For approximately 10 years, Marquette has celebrated the exploration of its Catholic, Jesuit mission through Mission Week. This year’s celebration, Feb. 3-9, will honor the 10 winners of the annual, $1 million Opus Prize in faith-based social entrepreneurship. Mission Week initiatives will include the undergraduate colleges hosting one or more Opus Prize winners as "visiting chairs," giving students, faculty, staff and alumni an opportunity to engage with these extraordinary leaders.


Being part of "The 12" at The Washington Post

TessaJournalism student Tessa Fox found herself tumbling through the 2012 election as one of 12 college students selected by The Washington Post to provide a young voice to their campaign coverage.


Class Notes

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Peter LefaivrePeter Lefaivre, Bus Ad '12, has been hired as a financial analyst in the commercial real estate division of Wells Fargo & Company, a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance. He works in Milwaukee.

C Terrence AndersonC. Terrence Anderson, Arts '12, will be working at Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission as a charity planner in the transportation and land use planning areas for the metro Milwaukee area. He will also continue build the After School Arts and Tutoring program he started at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Milwaukee.

Sean O'RileySean O'Reilly, Bus Ad '12, will join the Peace Corps in April and move to Kyrgyzstan as a business adviser in a community economic development program.

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Marquette's nationwide clubs offer networking and socializing
Whether you're looking to get connected with alumni for social or professional purposes, there are more than 40 Marquette clubs across the globe that offer programs ranging from game-watching to professional networking events for alumni and friends like you. In addition, there are volunteer leadership opportunities to stay even more connected. Find a club or chapter near you.

Connect with more than 14,000 alumni worldwide with one click
Did you know that more than 14,000 alumni worldwide connect through the Marquette University Alumni Association LinkedIn group? This network is a great opportunity to find Marquette alumni in your profession, industry or community. Join the MUAA LinkedIn and the CIRCLES eMentor networks.

A Prayer for the New Year
Marquette University offers best wishes for a blessed, healthy and prosperous 2013. Read A Prayer for the New Year from Frederick Zagone, S.J., chaplain of the Marquette University Alumni Association.

Connect with the Young Alumni Association on Facebook and Twitter
Engage with Marquette’s Young Alumni Association while you’re on the go through Facebook and Twitter. Share ideas, connect with other Marquette young alumni and stay in the loop for events and exciting news. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

National Marquette Day is March 2
Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 2, as Marquette alumni and friends gather worldwide for National Marquette Day vs. Notre Dame. Game-watching parties are again scheduled across the globe and this year’s event takes on special meaning with the last time Marquette will host Notre Dame in BIG EAST conference play. Learn more about game-watching locations, including organizing an event in your area in the February alumni enewsletter..

Stay connected with your alma mater by updating your information
Your Marquette e-mail address will expire six months from your graduation. Ensure that you'll get the latest news, upcoming programs and more from Marquette by registering for MU Connect and updating your information. Let us know what your post-graduation plans are by submitting a Class Note.

2012 at Marquette: The year in pictures
Marquette year in reviewIt's been another exciting year at Marquette. From Hank Aaron's Commencement speech in May to the Marquette Law School poll, view the year in pictures that celebrates We Are Marquette 24/7.

Marquette alumnus, journalist captured in Syria

Journalist James Foley, Arts '96, was captured by unidentified gunmen in Syria on Thanksgiving day, according to his family through As shared in the Fall 2011 issue of Marquette Magazine, Foley was captured in Libya in April 2011 and released 45 days later. The thoughts and prayers of the Marquette community are with him and his family for a safe return. Submit a prayer to be shared on Marquette's campus.

Marquette In the News: Big Ideas 2012
The Marquette University Law School Poll, College of Nursing's Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation and School of Dentistry's expansion project were recognized among "Big Ideas 2012" in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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

Minnesota: Winter Pub Crawl
Saturday, Feb. 2; 6:00 p.m.
Meet at the VFW, Lyndale Ave.

Gather with fellow alumni for an evening of fun in Uptown as the Marquette Club of Minnesota hosts its 6th annual Winter Pub Crawl.
Register now.

Milwaukee: Young Alumni Game-watching Parties
Saturday, Jan. 12: MU vs. Pittsburgh
Saturday, Jan. 19: MU vs. Cincinnati
Saturday, Feb. 23: MU vs. Villanova
Saturday, Mar. 9: MU vs. St. John’s

Join fellow alumni at Catch 22 to help cheer on the men’s basketball team.

San Diego: Event Planning and Open Forum
Tuesday, Jan. 29; 6:00 p.m.
NuVasive Inc.
The Marquette Club of San Diego 2013 Event Planning and Open Forum

Join Marquette alumni, parents and friends to learn about the Marquette Club of San Diego and share ideas for future events at this open forum.
Register now.

Washington, D.C.: Mass and Brunch
Sunday, Jan. 13; Mass - 10:00 a.m., Brunch - 11:15 a.m.
St. Patrick's Church, The Hotel Monaco
John Carroll Society Annual Mass and Brunch

Join Marquette alumni, parents and friends for the annual John Carroll Society Mass and brunch.

Joan of Arc ChapelMarquette Prayer Community
Are you or a loved one in need of strength or support? Submit your prayer request to be shared with the Marquette community.