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Alumni Newsletter | January 2014

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Mission Week 2014

Mission Week 2014 to explore the art and practice of forgiveness

From Feb. 2-7, Marquette will reflect on our university's Catholic, Jesuit mission with Mission Week, a time to recall our larger purpose and the Ignatian spirituality that guides us.

What does it mean to be a forgiving person, family, university or nation? A week of compelling speakers will include a keynote by Immaculée Ilibagiza, whose personal story of the Rwandan genocide is recognized as a testament to light amid darkness. Learn more about Mission Week 2014.

National Marquette Day is Saturday, Feb. 15

Ring out ahoya for National Marquette Day on Saturday, Feb. 15, as alumni and friends gather worldwide to cheer on Marquette Men's Basketball vs. Xavier.

Find a game-watching party near you or to learn how to organize a local gathering for Marquette fans.

Game-watching party

Second City's sweetheart

Carisa Barecca, Comm '02, earns lots of laughs as an actor on Chicago's Second City e.t.c. stage. "Do everything and get good at everything because you're going to need all of it," she says. Read the full story.




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TroiaErin Crotty Troia, Comm '98, of Broadlands, Va., is vice president of analytics at Graham-Pelton Consulting, a full-service fundraising consulting firm headquartered in New York.

Barnes WeddingDan Barnes, Bus Ad '05, and Kate (Waers) Barnes, Bus Ad '05, were married May 18, 2013, St. Ann's Church in Prairie Village, Kan., with many Marquette alumni in attendance. The couple resides in Chicago.

Michael Faber

Michael Faber, Grad '89, co-authored the gerontology textbook Introduction to Aging: A Positive Interdisciplinary Approach published by Springer Publishing Company. Faber teaches gerontology and directs the Older Learner Center at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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If not here, where?
By Mary Alice Tierney, Sp ’72

If you are among the many professionals looking to pursue new jobs in 2014, there are some key questions you should consider before you make a change. Read the full article on Marquette's alumni careers site.

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Marquette students honor Martin Luther King, Jr., Day with pledge of service to community
To honor Martin Luther King, Jr., Day on Monday, Jan. 20, Marquette students will participate in a day of service as part of a weeklong series of events to engage in active learning through programs related to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision for peace, unity, justice and civil rights. By painting murals and other beautification projects, students will help create a positive learning environment at Milwaukee's Bayview Middle School and High School and will be invited to sign a Semester of Service pledge to continue their commitment to the community.

Marquette Nurse Magazine
: Creating apps to aid patients
Marquette Nurse MagazineThe easy-to-use touch screens and slick navigation systems that make tablet-style computers such a hit with users also make them a great platform to help solve issues in health care - from easing the anxiety of patients with autism to simplifying the complexities of family planning.

With this trend in mind, several Marquette nursing professors are developing their own apps, often teaming up with faculty and students from Marquette's Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, other colleagues with expertise in technology, and partners at other institutions. Read the full story.

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. Secure your spot today.

BEATLEMANIA! Don't miss the Wednesday, Feb. 19, webinar with Marquette professor Dr. James South as he discusses the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' debut on the 'Ed Sullivan Show.'

Make 2014 your year to travel!
TuscanyAdventures await you with this year's Marquette alumni travel experiences. Explore what Italy; Ireland; India and Nepal; Switzerland and more have to offer.


Guess the Year!

Guess the Year JanuaryStudents participate in the Holly Ball march.

a. 1950
b. 1951
c. 1953
d. 1957

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: Wisconsin Cheese Tasting
Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7:00 p.m.
5oz. Factory
24 W. 8th St., New York
Come together with Marquette and UW alumni to enjoy cheese curds, bratwurst bites and beverages at this private event hosted by Milwaukee native Dan Schuman, owner of 5oz. Factory. Register now.

Milwaukee: Marquette Presents - Excercise, Part 1
Thursday, Jan. 30, from 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Marquette campus, Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
Join fellow Marquette alumni, parents, students and community members for a panel discussion about exercise, health and wellness. Register now.

Colorado: Marquette on the Mountain - Winter Sports and Game-watching
Saturday, Feb. 22, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Keystone Ski Resort
22101 Hwy. 6, Keystone
Join the Marquette Club of Colorado for snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding before taking a break to watch Marquette take on DePaul at noon. Register now.

Omaha: Mass and Brunch
Sunday, Mar. 2; 9:00 a.m. Mass; brunch to follow
Creighton Preparatory School Chapel
7400 Western Ave., Omaha
Gather with fellow alumni and their families for a very special day. with Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J, associate vice provost for Academic Initiatives at Marquette. 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.

January reflection: May your faith light your way
Holiday Reflection CandleAs the grip lightens on the deep freeze of the last few days and weeks on the Marquette campus, I keep singing the holiday song from the 1940s, "Baby it’s Cold Outside." But maybe more appropriate for warming our hearts this time of the year is the image of the prophetess Anna fasting and praying at the presentation of the Lord.

In the Gospel of Luke we read: Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah of the Lord. He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying: "Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and glory for your people Israel."

May the love for the Child Jesus born on Christmas continue to light your way and warm your heart in 2014.

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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