January 2018





National Marquette Day is Saturday, Feb. 3!

Ring out ahoya with Marquette alumni, parents and fans on Saturday, Feb. 3 - National Marquette Day! Now's the time to find a local game-watching party (or start one of your own) and cheer on Marquette men's basketball as they take on Providence at home in the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Suit up in your blue and gold and celebrate Marquette with your fellow alumni, families and friends.

Visit nationalmarquetteday.com to find your local game-watching party or pregame reception and to learn about the campus Pep Rally on Feb. 2.

Marquette’s Dwyane Wade “Live to Dream” Summer Reading Program curbs summer literacy slide

Marquette University’s College of Education released results of its Dwyane Wade “Live to Dream” Summer Reading Program, showing significant progress in curbing the "summer slide" in reading achievement among inner-city Milwaukee school children.

Marquette alumnus and Cleveland Cavaliers star Dwyane Wade gave $195,000 to the university’s Ralph C. Hartman Literacy and Learning Center in December 2014 to help improve the region’s literacy gap among inner-city children. The "Live to Dream" Summer Reading Program, which will be held in Marquette’s College of Education through at least 2020, provides free transportation for children to and from the Hartman Center on campus. Read the full story.

Behind the boom: Milwaukee is experiencing a development explosion with Marquette engineering alumni leading the way

Milwaukee’s metamorphosis is undeniable. So is the excitement and sense of pride these projects are bringing. With billions of dollars being invested, Milwaukeeans are being put to work, and the groundwork for the city’s evolution and growth is being laid before our eyes.

Leading this unprecedented wave of construction are six young, highly talented Marquette University Opus College of Engineering graduates. These engineers are managing many of Milwaukee’s latest signature projects worth more than $1 billion combined. And they’re thrilled to be literally building Milwaukee’s future. Read the full story.



Mission Week 2018: Truth to reconciliation

The Marquette and Milwaukee communities are invited to come together for Mission Week 2018 with open hearts, minds and spirits as we search for truth, as we listen to the stories and experiences of the “other,” and as we reflect and pray for God’s call to us to join in the redemption of the world. The work of redemption -- the act of saving from sin, error or evil -- is a work that requires each one of us to contribute to the common good of all living beings.

See the full schedule of events on campus for Mission Week, Feb. 5 - 13 and sign up today to attend.

January reflection: May the love of Jesus warm your heart in the new year

By Rev. Frederick Zagone, chaplain, Marquette University Alumni Association

The beginning of a New Year gives us the opportunity to look ahead to what lies before us in 2018. Soon, we will observe the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The students will begin the spring semester. For graduating seniors, their last semester of college begins! May we search our hearts to show mercy to one another. May this be the beginning of a very good year for each and every one of us.

This new year has started out very cold, not only in Milwaukee but throughout the country. Blizzards, floods and other inclement weather has stretched across the land. On these cold winter mornings, we look to God and ask Him to look favorably on those who are less fortunate than ourselves -- the homeless, the hungry, the lonely, the cold.

We just celebrated the feast of the Epiphany. We hear the story of the wise ones who sought the child Jesus. God incarnate was now among us. As we seek God in our lives, what gifts do we bring before God in this new year? What talents, treasures, desires and challenges do you bring to God? Each is a special gift in our relationship with God and one another.

As always, we remember the many people who have asked for our prayers. We especially remember those intentions brought to us by fellow alumni and benefactors -- those who are sick, those who have died, and those who mourn the dead.

May the love for the Child Jesus born on Christmas continue to light your way and warm your heart in the New Year.

X factor: A small Marquette group translates a letter written to Pope Leo X in 1513 into English

Libellus (“little book”) is a letter to Pope Leo X written by Camaldolese hermits Paolo Giustiniani and Pietro Querini. For centuries, its audience was limited to those who could read Latin. Italian translations appeared in 1995 and 2014. But Libellus is available in English now, in the new book, Libellus Addressed to Leo X, published by Marquette University Press.

The letter has historical significance because it called for church reform and demanded holiness in all church members and education for the clergy, according to Dr. John J. Schmitt, Arts ’66, associate professor emeritus of theology. Read the full story from Marquette Magazine.



Marquette powerlifters helping empower women in El Salvador

If your New Year's resolution is to work out more, the Marquette powerlifting team may give you inspiration. They want women in El Salvador to learn it is not just a male-driven sport.

Coach Noelle Brigden showed the team a photo of the equipment that women in El Salvador use to work out, which is unsafe. That is when the students realized not all women have the same opportunities as the Marquette team, and they decided to take action to help.

Learn more about the Marquette powerlifting team's efforts to send safe gym equipment to women in El Salvador in this story and video from Today's TMJ4 Milwaukee.

Marquette to launch fully online MBA

The Marquette University Graduate School of Management will now offer a fully online MBA program. The school will begin enrolling students in the first cohort for the 28-month program in January 2018, with coursework set to begin in the fall semester.

"Increasingly, prospective students have asked for more flexible delivery options in graduate education, including MBA programs, and this fully online program will meet those market demands," said Dr. Jeanne Simmons, associate dean of the Graduate School of Management.

Read more about the new online MBA program, get a detailed curriculum and learn how to apply.

Marquette's College of Nursing receives prestigious Future of Nursing scholars grant

Marquette University’s College of Nursing is one of 31 schools selected to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses who hold Ph.D. degrees. The selected schools comprise the fifth cohort of grantees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program, which will provide financial support, mentoring and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their Ph.D. in three years. Marquette will select two nursing students to receive this prestigious scholarship.

Learn more about how the grant will enable nurse scientists to make significant contributions to the field.

Career advice: Tame your inner saboteur so you can live a happy, productive life

By Monica Oliver, Sp '81

That inner critic-- or "saboteur" as this alumna calls it -- is a personal naysayer in all of us. Learn how to overcome the saboteur and lead a results-driven and satisfying life.

Read the full article.


MU Club of Washington, D.C., alums lay holiday wreaths at Arlington Cemetery

The Wreaths Across America project is an annual one for the MU Club of Washington, D.C., which this year partnered with alumni chapters of other Catholic schools including Boston College, Le Moyne College, Holy Cross, Loyola Chicago, Fordham, John Carroll, Xavier and Saint Louis University. Volunteers placed wreaths on graves at Arlington National Cemetery, and made special visits to the graves of Marquette servicemembers interred there.

Learn more about the MU Club of Washington, D.C., or find a local alumni club near you.

Hunger Clean-Up is Saturday, April 21: Join alums in New York for a service project or organize one in your area

Since its inception in 1989, Hunger Clean-Up has grown to be Marquette’s largest day of service, bringing together approximately 1,500 individuals to volunteer with over 50 Milwaukee-area agencies each April. Join the force in the true spirit of St. Ignatius for a service project in your area! Join the MU Club of New York and New Jersey in West Harlem at Community Kitchen and Pantry. Not in New York or Milwaukee? Consider organizing a service project in your area -- get started by contacting Alysia Dvorachek at alysia.dvorachek@marquette.edu.


upcoming events

Thursday, Jan. 18

Chicago: Breakfast Club
Join Marquette alumni, parents and friends for breakfast and networking in downtown Chicago. Hear from Dave Murphy, vice president for the Office of Marketing and Communication, Marquette University.

Friday, Jan. 19

Washington, D.C.: Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Georgetown Reception and Game
Gather with alumni and friends for a pregame reception. Then cheer on Marquette women’s basketball when they take on Georgetown.

Sunday, Jan. 21

Philadelphia: Marquette Women’s Basketball vs. Villanova Pregame Reception and Game
Join alumni and fans at a reception and game when Marquette women’s basketball heads to Villanova.

Thursday, Feb. 1

Washington, D.C.: The Les Aspin Center for Government Dedication of the Renovated O'Brien House Student Residence
Join Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell, alumni and friends for the dedication of the newly renovated O'Brien House Student Residence.

Saturday, Feb. 3: National Marquette Day

Gather with Marquette alumni and friends across the globe for a game-watching party near you when the Marquette men's basketball team takes on Providence at 1:30 p.m. CT.
Visit nationalmarquetteday.com and discover all the fun in the works!

Sunday, Feb. 10

Green Bay/Fox Cities, Wis.: Mass and Dinner
Join Marquette family and friends for a special Mass and dinner in De Pere. Rev. Kent Beausoleil, S.J., adjunct professor in the College of Education, special assistant to the vice provost of faculty affairs and the vice president of student affairs, and chaplain to the Marquette police department, will celebrate Mass.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Milwaukee to Chicago: Marquette Men's Basketball vs. DePaul Bus Trip
The Blue and Gold Fund invites you to join fellow alumni, friends and family for a bus trip from Milwaukee to Chicago. When MU men's basketball takes on DePaul.

Save the date for Reunion + Homecoming: Oct. 1 - 7, 2018CELEBRATING UNDERGRADUATE CLASSES ENDING IN "3" AND "8"


Alumni Spotlight

Cheng babyEvelyn Cheah, Comm '07, and Albert Teng, Eng '08, welcomed son Aiden James on June 12, 2017. He was 6 pounds, 3 ounces and 20 inches long. The family resides in Vancouver, B.C.

canaleTom Canale, FP, CLU, ChFC, ChSCNC, Bus Ad ’95, was honored by Northwestern Mutual in the company’s 2017 Forum Group, which recognizes financial advisors who have eclipsed specific milestones in 2017. Canale is the managing director of Northwestern Mutual Chicago’s Rosemont District Office. This is the sixth time that Tom has received the Forum honor. He resides in Elmhurst, Ill.

gutmanJames Gutman, Arts ’66, Dent ’70, received the 2017 Edgar D. Coolidge Award, which recognizes leadership, commitment and exemplary involvement in dentistry and endodontics. He also received an honorary fellowship in dental surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2017. He resides in Dallas.

Tell the Marquette community what you've been up to lately. Send in a class note today!

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


Guess the year


Guess the Year - January 2018

Engineering students work on a canoe.

a. 1984
b. 1987
c. 1989
d. 1990

Answer: a. 1984


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