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Alumni Newsletter | January 2013

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Mission Week 2013

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 each of 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.

Marquette to end its association with
BIG EAST Conference

MU AthleticsIn a Dec. 15 email to the Marquette community, university President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., and Vice President and Director of Athletics Larry Williams announced the university is ending its association with the BIG EAST Conference. 

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.



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HernandezJuan Hernandez, Bus Ad '06, is working as a management consultant for Alexander Proudfoot, an international firm based in Atlanta, which specializes in the design and execution of programs to achieve changes in operational and financial performance. Through his work at Alexander Proudfoot, Juan has traveled to Canada, South Africa and Peru.

Christina Roth Christina Roth, Comm '02, is the new strategic seasonal marketing team member for Kohl’s Department Stores headquarters in Menomonee Falls, Wis. Her role includes managing the strategic development and execution for the Holiday and Back to School marketing plans.

Rick BarrettRick Barrett, Bus Ad '95, founder of Barrett Visionary Development in Milwaukee, was recently named 2012 Executive of the Year: Honorable Mention by The Business Journal. His latest development, The Moderne, a $55 million 30-story, high-rise apartment/condominium tower was completed in late 2012. The apartments are now available for rent and the condos listed with Lauren Siegel, First Weber.

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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.

National Marquette Day is March 2
Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 2, as Marquette alumni and friends gather worldwide for National Marquette Day as Marquette 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.

Guess the Year 1965 Guess the Year
a. 1960
b. 1965
c. 1968
d. 1972

See the answer!

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.

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.

University remembers alumnus Jerome Whitehead
Marquette University mourns the loss of Jerome Whitead, Bus Ad '78, who died in December in the San Diego area. He was considered a key member of the 1977 men's basketball NCAA championship squad. A moment of silence was observed at the men's basketball game against the University of Connecticut on Jan. 1.

The Science of Sledding
Science of SleddingFor those living in colder climates, sledding with family and friends can be a fun way to embrace winter. Chris Stockdale, Marquette associate professor of physics, headed for the hills and provides a fun and educational look at the science of sledding.

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 the area. Check out 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.

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.
Register now.

Milwaukee: Retreat and Brunch
Living Ignatian: A Call to Inspiring Leadership
Saturday, Feb. 2; 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Westmoor Country Club

You are invited to a morning of inspiration and reflection as we engage in an Ignatian understanding of the call to leadership in our lives.
Register now.

Southern California: Reception and Ballet
Hamburg Ballet’s The Little Mermaid
Friday, Feb. 8
5:30 p.m.: Reception hosted by Bette and Wylie, Law ’65, Aitken
7:30 p.m.: Ballet
Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Join Marquette alumni, parents and friends at a pre-reception for John Neumeier’s, Arts ’61 ballet adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s
The Little Mermaid.
Register for the reception.

Submit a prayer to the Marquette Community

St. Joan of Arc Chapel

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