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Alumni Newsletter | May 2013

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If you knew then what you do now; offer advice for the
Class of 2013

It's a rite of spring. For several years, Marquette alumni have offered their words of wisdom to graduating seniors. The challenge: do it in 13 words or less for the Class of 2013.

Share your advice here or post it on Marquette’s Facebook page by May 13. Select responses will be highlighted in June’s newsletter to welcome new grads as the most recent members of the 110,000 Marquette alumni worldwide. Ring Out Ahoya!

Board of Trustees endorses strategic plan

The Board of Trustees endorsed the Marquette University strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries: Setting the Course for Marquette’s Future, on May 1, following a campus-wide, 18-month planning effort. University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., thanked "everyone who contributed their time, talents, energy and input to ensure the plan reflects our collective hopes and dreams for Marquette." Read more about the strategic plan as reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The beauty of presence: my M.A.P. experience

McKenna CenterDuring spring break, junior Jessie Bazan spent the week at the Father McKenna Center in Washington D.C., a daytime drop-in center serving some of the city's homeless men. She shares how the undying spirit of 62-year-old " Mr. Q" made a lasting impact on her life.


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BaldwinShauna Singh Baldwin, Grad '83, of Milwaukee, was awarded the 2012 Anne Powers Fiction Prize from the Council for Wisconsin Writers for her sixth book, The Selector of Souls: A Novel.

MinerMarcus R. Miner, DDS, MS, Dent '06, achieved Diplomate status with the American Board of Endodontics at the AAE Annual Session. Miner is an endodontist in private practice in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Kyle WillkomKyle Willkom, Bus Ad '12, published Wake Up Call-Five Essential Lessons They Won't Teach You in School. Willkom is a brand manager, keynote speaker and leadership trainer for FOCUS Training. He works with students across the country to build the character of young leaders.

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A closing salute to this year's alumni national award recipients
Alumni National Awards 2013 VideoMore than 2,500 Marquette alumni and guests attended Alumni National Awards weekend, April 25-27, to honor 53 extraordinary leaders. Recipients included 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; make a gift to Marquette in their honor; or send them a congratulatory note.

Alumni Reunion Weekend is July 25 - 28
Reconnect, reminisce and celebrate. Join us as we welcome the five- to 45-year reunion classes, our 50-year Golden Jubilee class and several affinity groups back to campus. Alumni Reunion Weekend will include class parties, a Saturday Block Party, city and campus tours and more.

All alumni, regardless of reunion year, are invited back to campus for the inaugural "Marquette Fest" on Saturday night, featuring live music, food and fun in Westowne Square.

Guess the Year

Guess the YearStudents enjoy the freshman picnic at Maryhill during Welcome Week.

a. 1959
b. 1962
c. 1966
d. 1970

See the correct answer


Scholarship Celebration unites students and benefactors
Scholarship Celebration Luncheon
For many Marquette students, scholarships can be imperative to receiving a college education. The April 11 Scholarship Celebration Luncheon, led by Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., set the stage for 150 students to meet, reminisce and offer sincere thanks to benefactors who help to make their Marquette experience possible.

Marquette student receives national award

EvansMarissa Evans, Comm '13, will serve as an intern metro reporter at The Seattle Times. In April, she was named 2013 Student Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. Evans will be recognized this summer at NABJ's 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Orlando. Her many internships included serving as a metro reporting intern for The Washington Post.

College of Nursing dean named a Woman of Influence
Margaret Callahan, dean of nursing, was named a 2013 Business Journal Woman of Influence, honored in the "Mentor" category. She and other awardees will be honored at an awards event at the Delta Center and in The Business Journal feature, both on June 7.

Marquette in the News
Marquette students discussed their volunteer experiences and giving back to the community through various volunteer efforts such as Hunger Clean-up and Milwaukee women's shelters. Story appeared in USA Today.

See which Marquette events are happening in your area. Check out the full Alumni Event Calendar and register online.

Philadelphia: MU Crew Dad Vail Regatta
Friday, May 10, 7 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 7 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Located on Kelly Drive, north of Boathouse Row

Visit the Dad Vail Regatta website for details about parking and shuttles. Please contact CJ Bown, Arts '06, at or (414) 213-4500 for more information.

Appleton: Northeast Wisconsin CIRCLES
Thursday, May 16, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Riverview Gardens Community Center
Register now

Carolinas: Service Project
Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., or 2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
North Carolina Fairgrounds
Register now

Minnesota: Mass and Brunch
Sunday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. Mass; brunch to follow
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
2924 4th Ave. S
Register now

Milwaukee: Piano Sale
Marquette community members pre-sale:
Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, May 27, by appointment.
Call 414.288.4884
General public sale:
Monday, May 28
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Varsity Theatre, 1342 W. Wisconsin Ave.

A large selection of used grand, baby grand and other pianos used on campus by Marquette students, as well as other keyboards, orchestral string insturments and guitars will be on sale as part of a partnership between Marquette and the Rockley Family Foundation.

Southeast Wisconsin: Milwaukee Golf Club Invitational
Friday, June 7
11:00 a.m. - registration and lunch
Noon - shotgun start
The Bog, Saukville, Wis.
Register now

Marquette Campus: First-ever Marquette Fest
Saturday, July 27; 7:30 - 12:30 p.m.
West Town Square

All Marquette alumni who love a good street festival are invited to relive their days on campus, at the all-new Marquette Fest!
Find out more and register now.

Marquette students clean up, raise $20,000

On April 20 more that 1,400 students participated in Marquette's Hunger Clean-Up on April 20. The initiative is the university's largest single day of service for the year. Read more about the event that's considered "one of the most successful events of its kind in the nation."

Contemplative Leaders in Action

Learn more about Jesuit leadership through Contemplative Leaders in Action, a program for young professionals in a variety of East Coast cities. Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., Arts '93 and Marquette University associate vice president in the office of the executive vice president, served as the program's New York City co-director for several years. Application deadline is May 15.