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Alumni Newsletter | July 2013

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Alumni Travel Programs

Explore the globe on alumni travel tours

Be an explorer! In the spirit of Father Jacques Marquette, join alumni and friends to travel the globe on a tour with the Alumni Association's travel program.

Trips scheduled for 2013 and 2014 include Paris, Bangkok, Cuba, India and more. View trip itineraries and book your tour today!

At left: Scott Emerson, Eng '10, seminarian at North American College in Rome; Michael Petersen, Bus Ad '04; Belton Flournoy, Bus Ad '03; and Kelly Kliebhan, Arts '99.

Rock out at all-new Marquette Fest

All alumni are invited back to campus this summer for Marquette Fest on Saturday, July 27, held in conjunction with Alumni Reunion Weekend. Groove to Milwaukee festival favorite 5 Card Studs while catching up with old friends under the stars.

On Sunday, July 28, bring your family to the Milwaukee County Zoo and enjoy a special Marquette ice cream social.

Get more info and register online.

Fire up with Marquette's grill master

Dax Phillips, Marquette Law School's director of technology, has more than 800 original recipes on his blog, Simple Comfort Food. Try a few of Phillips' exotic grilling recipes this summer. Read full story.


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smithBridget Smith, Sp '79, was promoted to vice president of marketing and administration with The Bank of Oswego in Portland, Ore. She obtained a masters in speech at Colorado State University, where she was a lecturer and professional development trainer. In addition, she worked in program development with nonprofits in Northern Colorado.

Katherine Rae SchusterKatherine Rae Schuster, H Sci '09, of Wausau, Wis., received a doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee on May 17. She will begin a translational residency at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee followed by a dermatology residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., next year.

The PecksDarrell Peck, Arts '52, Law '54, and Jane (Eberhardt) Peck, Nurs '53, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2013. They met at the fall mixer in Marquette's Old Gym in 1950 and were married three years later. They have four sons and seven grandchildren. Darrell served more than 23 years as a military lawyer and nearly 16 years as deputy army general counsel. Jane raised their four sons in more than 20 homes during Darrell's various military assignments and managed to also serve as a hospital nurse. The couple lives at a mountain resort in Massanutten, Va.

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Read along with Marquette freshmen: One Amazing Thing
This year's First-year Reading Program selection is One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Now in its eleventh year, the First-year Reading Program encourages all incoming students to read a common text and discuss it with a small group of fellow students. Learn more about One Amazing Thing and the First-year Reading Program.

Find a Marquette alumni club near you

With more than 40 alumni clubs in the United States and internationally, it's likely you can find a Marquette event near you. From game-watching gatherings and summer-send offs to networking happy hours and service projects, Marquette alumni keep busy. Find an alumni club near you and join the fun.

Guess the Year

Guess the YearStudents prepare for a round of wheelbarrow races at an outdoor picnic.

a. 1972
b. 1975
c. 1978
d. 1980

Get the answer.

College of Communication names inaugural journalists for O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism
The Diederich College of Communication announced three journalists who will take part in The Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism during the 2013-14 academic year. They are Hal Bernton of The Seattle Times, Dan Egan of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Lillian Thomas of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Each will research and produce an in-depth public service journalism project on campus and work with Marquette students, giving them first-hand journalism experience. Read more about the fellowship.

College of Nursing to partner with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin on two new community clinics
In collaboration with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, two new Marquette College of Nursing-managed and staffed clinics will bring health care options closer to patients in areas of Milwaukee that are most in need of primary health care. These two new clinics are in addition to the College of Nursing’s Marquette Neighborhood Health Center and the Marquette Women and Children's Clinic, which provides free health care to Milwaukee's uninsured population. Read more about the College of Nursing partnership.

College of Communication students played key role in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel series on mental health

Sixteen students from the Diederich College of Communication teamed with reporter Meg Kissinger to produce the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel June series, "Chronic crisis: A system that doesn't heal." Working as reporters and documentary filmmakers, the students helped to examine Milwaukee County's mental health system and related efforts in Belgium. Read the report and see student-produced documentaries.

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

Denver: Whiskey Tour
Saturday, July 20; 5:00 p.m.
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey (200 S. Kalamath St., Denver)
Join Marquette alumni for a VIP Tour of Stranahan's distillery. Must be 21 or older to participate. Register now.

Marquette Campus: Alumni Reunion Weekend
Thursday, July 25 - Sunday, July 28
Marquette Campus
Find your way back home to Marquette as we welcome the five- to 45-year reunion classes, our Golden Jubilee class and several affinity groups to campus. Register now.

Marquette Campus: First-ever Marquette Fest
Saturday, July 27; 7:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Whether you graduated just a few months or several decades ago, you're invited to relive your days on campus at the all-new Marquette Fest! Register now.

Milwaukee: Marquette Outing at the Milwaukee County Zoo
Sunday, July 28; Ice Cream Social: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sport your favorite Marquette gear and bring your family to meet fellow alumni and friends at the Milwaukee County Zoo during Alumni Reunion Weekend. Special pricing available for Marquette alumni and their families includes parking. Register now.

New York: Minor League Baseball Outing
Friday, August 9; 7:00 p.m. First Pitch
Richmond County Bank Ballpark (75 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island)
Join the Marquette Club of New York and other alumni, parents and friends for a family-friendly night at the ballpark.
Register now.

San Diego: Polo Club Match and Dinner
Sunday, August 25; 1:00 p.m. First Match
San Diego Polo Club (14555 El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe)
A lunch voucher is included in your ticket price. Following the polo match, Marquette alumni, parents and friends are invited to join the group for a pay-as-you-go dinner. Garden party attire. Register now.

July prayer for Alumni Reunion Weekend

We’ll see a few more wrinkles than we saw twenty years ago; a little less hair than thirty years ago; a few more pounds than forty years ago.

We’ll see lots of pictures of children and grandchildren, and even a few old photographs of that mustachioed guy in the hideous striped pants!

We’ll hear stories of success and failures; laughter and maybe a few tears. We overhear someone scream and shout, "Is it really you?" And for all these things, we join our voices and say; "Thank God we’re here!"

We thank God for the years we have shared, the good times we’ve had, the challenges presented to us, the blessings we have received.

We thank God for Marquette University, those who taught us and those who influenced us, for having helped to get us to where we are today.

We ask God to continue sending blessings on Marquette that future generations will have the opportunities we have had; the education we’ve received; the recognition of God’s presence that we share.

We ask God to bless us as we remember, We are Marquette!


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

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