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Alumni Newsletter | March 2013

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National Alumni Awards Weekend

Stage set for April 25-27 to honor alumni national award recipients

The Marquette University Alumni Association will honor more than 50 alumni and friends at this year's Alumni National Awards weekend, April 25-27. Recipients include Donald Layden, Jr., Arts '79, Law '82, as this year's All-University Alumnus of the Year. See who you may know and learn about the other All-University Award recipients and all awardees, join the celebrations, make a gift to Marquette in their honor or send them a congratulatory note.

National Marquette Day celebration and Big East title cap exciting March

National Marquette Day SlideshowThousands of alumni at 75 game-watching parties worldwide celebrated a National Marquette Day win on March 2. See the gatherings. In addition, men's basketball team claimed a share of the regular season BIG EAST conference title on March 9. See the Save the Date tab below for post-season game-watching venues.

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Buzz QuizOK, Marquette fans, let’s see what you’ve got. Test your knowledge and warm up for the postseason by taking our basketball quiz.


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Baker BabyToby Baker, Comm '12, and Diamond (Archibald) Baker, Arts '09, welcomed son Toby Jr., on Oct. 26, 2012 - the same day the couple met in 2008 and were engaged in 2010. Little Toby weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces. The family lives in Wauwatosa, Wis.

Margaret DonnellyMargaret (Woo) Donnelly, Bus Ad '85, is chief marketing officer at InstantMobile Solutions, Inc., a mobile marketing and engagement firm. Prior to working at InstantMobile, she worked as vice president of marketing and business development for JitterJam, a social customer relationship management start-up. She resides in
Amhurst, N.H.

Rich WoodsRich Wood, Arts '96, is national director of Microsoft SharePoint practices at Perficient, a business technology solutions firm in Chicago. He resides in Milwaukee.

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New College of Arts and Sciences dean named
Marquette University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., announced that Dr. Richard Holz, associate dean for resources and planning and professor of chemistry at Loyola University Chicago, has been named dean of Marquette University’s Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. Learn about the incoming dean who has served more than 6,000 students, 395 full-time faculty and 50 full-time staff members within Loyola’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Marquette's most-shared Facebook photo yetJoan of Arc Chapel
"St. Joan of Arc Chapel in the Snow" was taken by Marquette student athlete Zach Gaugert,
Bus Ad '16. This photo appeared on the Marquette University Facebook page Feb. 26. Join the more than 300 who have shared or the 2,400 who have "liked" this image.

Marquette University Board of Trustees elects four new members
Patrick S. Lawton, Bus Ad '78, Grad '80, Kelly McShane, Arts '68, Scott H. Schroeder, Bus Ad '92, Grad '96, and Owen J. Sullivan, Arts '79 have been elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees. Learn more about these extraordinary alumni

Guess the Year
Guess the Year

a. 1955
b. 1960
d. 1963
e. 1968

See the correct answer


Engineering professor among top 50 African-Americans in technology
WilliamsAndrew Williams, professor and John P. Raynor Distinguished Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recognized as one of the 50 most Important African-Americans in Technology by

See the world with Marquette alumni
Marquette University offers alumni and friends the opportunity to travel abroad each year. Marquette partners with AHI Travel to offer tours to exciting cities and countries around the world. Travelers not only visit historic landmarks, but also get to experience different cultures first-hand and expand their knowledge about interesting lands. There is always an educational component on each trip. Local guides and experts make the history of the region come alive.

DISCOVER: Marquette University Research and Scholarship 2013
From engineering better devices for children with orthopaedic disabilities to healing the broken spine, these are among dynamic research initiatives faculty are developing on campus. Read about these and more cutting-edge research and scholarship through Discover.

Marquette in the News
William Thorn, associate professor of journalism; Steven Avella, professor of history; and Patrick Carey, professor of theology, commented on Pope Benedict XVI's resignation announcement.

Stories appeared in the Wall Street Journal, WISN-TV, WITI -TV, WDJT-TV, WTMJ-TV, WUWM-FM, Wisconsin Radio Network, WTMJ-AM.
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See which Marquette events are happening in your area. Check out the full Alumni Event Calendar and register online.

Big East Men's Basketball Tournament Events in New York!

Thursday, Mar. 14
Mustang Harry's
352 7th Ave., New York City
Between 29th and 30th Streets
Marquette vs. TBD
Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza

Visit for complete Marquette men's basketball information.

NEW DATE-Thursday, Mar. 14
Concussion: The Societal Impact of Sports-related Traumatic Brain Injury

9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
The Westin New York at Times Square - Pearl Room

Join Marquette faculty, staff, alumni and friends to discuss the growing concerns of athletes, coaches, parents and the medical community regarding the increased regularity of sports-related concussions and what is being done.

Big East Career Fair
Friday, Mar. 15
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Madison Square Garden

Career centers from the Big East Conference schools collaborated to offer this recruiting event, featuring more than 80 organizations from various career fields. Open to students and alumni of Big East Conference schools.

National: Big East Tournament Game-watching sites
Thursday, Mar. 14 - Saturday Mar. 16

Cheer on Marquette's mens basketball Big East champs at one of more than 30 game-watching sites, during post-season tournament play.

Atlanta: Hawks vs. Portland Trailblazers
Friday, Mar. 22
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
Taco Mac CNN Center
Tip-off 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Arena

Join the Marquette Club of Atlanta for an opportunity to see Marquette alum, Wes Matthews and the Portland Trail Blazers take on the Atlanta Hawks!

Please contact Erin Sheehan, Comm ’08 at to reserve your ticket by Monday, March 18.

North Texas: Mass and Brunch
Saturday, Apr. 6
Mass at 5:00 p.m.
Reception to follow
Home of Peter Bergan, Bus Ad '91, and Maureen Bergan, Arts '92
2724 Bay De Vieux Drive
Lewisville, Tex.

Network, reminisce and reconnect! Rev. Frederick Zagone, S.J., assistant to the vice president for University Advancement, will celebrate the Mass and provide a university update.


MAP imageSpringing into Action
During spring break, 182 students will travel to 19 sites nationwide as part of the Marquette Action Program. They will teach, farm, feed and build, further recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and comfort those in need.

MARDI GRAS heads to New York this week
Nearly 100 individuals from the student-run MARDI GRAS (Making A Real Difference in the Gulf Region) organization will support various service agencies in New Orleans this week during spring break, and the nearly 15 others will collaborate with New York Cares for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Marquette makes Education Community Service Honor Roll for seventh year
Marquette University was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth, logging more than 455,000 hours of service to the community each year.

40 days to discover what needs transforming in your life
Lent ImageLearn how college and new friendships challenged the university's director of liturgical programs to find deeper meaning in the seasonal practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.