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Alumni Newsletter | July 2014

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Alumni Reunion Weekend

Alumni Reunion Weekend - Find your way back home

All alumni are invited back to campus this summer for Marquette Fest on Saturday, July 26, held in conjunction with Alumni Reunion Weekend. Also on Saturday, celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Educational Opportunity Program at Marquette with a documentary screening premiere.

On Sunday, July 27, bring your family to the Milwaukee County Zoo and enjoy a special Marquette ice cream social.

Get more info and make your reservations today!

Warmly welcoming
Dr. Michael R. Lovell

The Inauguration of Marquette’s 24th president on Sept. 19 will celebrate the university’s Catholic, Jesuit faith tradition and 133-year history of academic excellence with the theme "Ignited in faith. Alive in inquiry. Forward in service."

Dr. Lovell

Timing is Everyone
Timing is everyone

Dr. Jennifer Evans, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Marquette University, has dedicated her life’s work to understanding daily cycles and rhythms in the human body. Read the full story.




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Shamoon WeddingFreddy Shamoon, Bus Ad '09, and Whitney (Taylor) Shamoon, Comm '09, married on Feb. 22 at the Westin Los Angeles. Many alumni were in attendance. The couple lives in Culver City, Calif.

Sam IrwinJennifer (Minogue) Irwin, Bus Ad '99, and Andy Irwin welcomed their second child Samuel (Sam) Robert Irwin on Nov. 14, 2013. He joins older brother Josh, age 2. The family lives in Milwaukee.

Jayne GrebinskiJayne Grebinski, Bus Ad '10, of New York, won the women’s Queens 10K run for the second year in a row, finishing in 37:57. Last year she set the course record for the same race at 37:20. Grebinski holds Marquette's 5,000 meter women's record of 16:45.96, which she set in April 2008.

Publication of the achievements of our alumni does not constitute endorsement by Marquette University.


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Longtime Milwaukee Public Schools teacher leaves $2 million estate gift for Marquette University
Marquette University alumna Bernadette Steep, Arts '44, Grad '67, who died May 4, left an estate gift of $2 million to be divided between Marquette's College of Education and Law School, recognizing both Bernadette's teaching career and the law career of her younger sister, fellow alumna Mary Ann Steep, Arts '53, Law '90. The gift is the largest ever to the College of Education. Read the full story.

Marquette researcher receives $2.6 million grant to fund brain studies
MantschThe grant awarded from the National Institutes of Health to Dr. John Mantsch, professor and chair of biomedical sciences in Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences, will fund research on the effects of stress in drug addiction relapse.

"Despite decades of research, there is still no FDA-approved medication for the treatment of cocaine addiction," Mantsch said. "This is due in part to fundamental gaps in understanding neurobiological processes that promote drug relapse, which we aim to address." Read the full story.

College of Communication students contribute to series focusing on health care for the poor
Marquette University students from the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication teamed with journalists from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to produce national and local reporting with a two-part series focusing on how poverty and health intersect. Both news outlets published the work in their print and online editions. Read the full story.

See the world with fellow Marquette alumni travelers
Love to travel? Then join Marquette alumni and friends on one of our fascinating international excursions scheduled with AHI Travel. Enjoy a special discount on some of the upcoming trips. Find an upcoming Marquette alumni trip to satisfy your wanderlust.

Guess the Year!

Guess the YearA Marquette tradition: pie eating contest at the annual block party.

a. 1982
b. 1985
c. 1987
d. 1990

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
Thursday, July 24 - Sunday, July 27
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 alumni of the Educational Opportunity Program back home to campus. The weekend will include class parties, the Block Party and Marquette Fest, and many more activities. Visit the Alumni Reunion Weekend website.

45th Anniversary Celebration of Educational Opportunity Program
with Documentary Film Screening - Open to the Public

Friday, July 25 - Sunday, July 27
Marquette University campus
Whether or not you are celebrating your reunion, join us as we welcome all EOP alumni back home to Marquette University. Enjoy a dinner dance with old and new friends. Plus join the community for a screening of a documentary demonstrating the impact of EOP and similar programs at Marquette on graduates and the community. Register now.

St. Louis: Bowling 'N' BBQ
Friday, July 18, from 6 p.m. to close
Saratoga Lanes
2725 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood
Celebrate Wisconsin-style bowling and BBQ with Marquette alumni and friends. Special guests include Jim McIlvaine, Comm '94, retired NBA player and former Marquette basketball player; and Mark Brady, Arts '84, who will be serving his American Royal Barbecue Contest award-winning barbecue. Register now.

Colorado: Jazz in the Park
Sunday, July 20, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
City Park - Bandstand Pavilion on Ferril Lake
Colorado Blvd. and 17th Ave., Denver
Enjoy music by The Dexter Payne Quintet and fare from Denver’s food trucks. Bring blankets or folding chairs; then relax for the evening. Register now.

New York: Minor League Baseball

Friday, Aug. 1, 7:00 p.m. First Pitch
Richmond County Bank Ball Park
75 Richmond Terr., Staten Island
Join Marquette alumni, parents and friends for a Star Wars-themed family night at the ballpark when the Staten Island Yankees take on the Lowell Spinners. Register now.

July reflection for Alumni Reunion Weekend
Alumni Reunion Weekend Reflection HugWe’ll see a few more wrinkles than we had 20 years ago; a little less hair than 30 years ago; a few more pounds than 40 years ago.

We’ll hear stories of success and failures; laughter and maybe a few tears. We overhear someone shout, "Is it really you?"

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 remember our classmates who are no longer with us.

We ask God to bless Marquette University so that future generations will have the opportunities we had; the education we 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

MU Nursing Students Team Up With Milwaukee VA

Meet a new Marquette international student and help them get to know the greater Milwaukee community
Marquette's International Friendship Program is looking for individuals and families interested in spending time with a new international student over the course of the academic year. This is a great opportunity to learn about a new culture while participating in your usual social or family activities. Get more information and submit your application by Sept. 15.

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.