Ryan Ellerbusch, College of Communication ‘14, Neenah, WI

Faith At Marquette: St. Joan of Arc Chapel - My Faith

Marquette is one of the largest Jesuit universities in the United States, the largest private university in Wisconsin, and in my opinion, they make the largest effort to encourage students to express their faith and spirituality. The flowers and scenery surrounding The St. Joan of Arc Chapel is beautiful as well as the history of the chapel itself. The St. Joan of Arc Chapel is located in Central Mall and is passed by many students every day on their way to class.

“Where the Streets Have No Name” - My Future

The title of U2’s song, “Where The Streets Have No Name” is the tune that is played over The Bradley Center loudspeakers as the Marquette Golden Eagles five starters are introduced and take the floor with the spotlight on the team. Nothing can match the excitement of hearing your favorite player’s name take the floor wearing the university’s name that you attend on his jersey.

Valley Fields and My Marquette Home - My Home

Valley Fields is an outdoor athletic facility home to numerous intramural sports that I stay active in playing. Slow Pitch Softball is my favorite intramural sport that Marquette has to offer. In the background lies McCormick Residence Hall where I live. McCormick Hall has been a blast to live in and is the largest dorm on campus where everyone is friendly and very sociable.

Marquette Fanatics Raise Their Spirit Fingers - My Future

Looking straight ahead, I see a group of 14 hard-working Marquette Golden Eagles men’s basketball players inside The Bradley Center. When I look to my right, I see a group of Marquette alumni anxiously cheering on their alma mater to victory. When I look behind me, I see the Marquette Pep Band, a talented group of individuals who do a fabulous job getting the home crowd pumped up on game day. And lastly, when I look to my left, I see the best student section in the nation, hundreds of yellow t-shirts whom call themselves the Marquette Fanatics.

Downtown: “This is Why I Come to Milwaukee” - My Community

The city of Milwaukee’s tourist slogan, “This is Why I Come to Milwaukee,” has exceeded my expectations thus far with infinite fun and excitement to experience downtown. A few highlights throughout my two semesters at Marquette were seeing performances at The Riverside Theater, The Pabst Theater, and The Rave. Also, I have been lucky enough to attend The Bradley Center on numerous occasions this year to see Marquette and Bucks basketball games, Admirals hockey games, and even a pair of WWE shows. Milwaukee is definitely my type of city and I hope to move here permanently one day and work for a local newspaper/radio/TV organization downtown.

“Work Hard. Play Hard.” Milwaukee Bucks Squad 6 - My Community

This winter, I have been involved in Squad 6, which is the loudest cheering section in the NBA and is similar to a typical high school or college student section at a sporting event. Milwaukee Bucks’ center Andrew Bogut donated 100 lower level tickets to the loudest, wildest, and most energetic fans. I was lucky enough to audition and be selected into the group this season by Bogut himself and a panel of Bucks organizational members including most notably Jim Paschke, the TV play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports Wisconsin. I actually haven’t missed a home game thus far and enjoy going to all of the games to get autographs and to cheer the Bucks onto victory all season long. I feel that I am apart of the Milwaukee Bucks’ fan community as a member of Squad 6 and the experience has been awesome getting on TV nearly every game and being a free season ticket holder for a highly coveted lower bowl seat in The Bradley Center.

Experience Miller Park the way Astronauts Discovered the Moon - Eye of the Beholder

Miller Park is home to the Milwaukee Brewers and the new stadium debuted on Opening Day 2001 and features North America's only fan-shaped convertible roof, which can open and close in less than ten minutes. This photo was taken with my friend Adam who drove down to the game with me before I said goodbye to my family and friends and moved in at the Marquette University dorms the following morning. I have already gone to an abundant of Brewers games as Miller Park is just a short two mile bus ride away from campus and the Uecker seats for just $1 are a bargain and a must buy for any avid baseball fan like myself. Out of all the MLB ballparks that I have visited, Miller Park definitely ranks very high on my list and this photo of the stadium at night was a special moment to capture.




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