New mural on campus to celebrate diversity and racial equity

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Jim Voiss at Mass

WATCH: Forgiveness and respect

At the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit in September, Rev. Jim Voiss, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry at Marquette, spoke about the importance of forgiveness and respect.

Watch Fr. Voiss's entire oration and visit for more reflections and information about future online Mass celebrations.

votive candlesPLUS: Provide your All Souls' prayer requests for November
If you have a loved one whom you would like remembered throughout the month of November, send in your prayer request and it will be shared with the Marquette community. Prayer requests will be placed before the altars in multiple chapels on the Marquette campus. Submit your prayer request online now.

The gift of memory: A tool for living from St. Ignatius

A reflection by Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, Arts '85, Grad '88, '98, Senior Mission and Ignatian Leadership Specialist, Marquette University

October is the time of year when we are invited to remember the seasons of our lives. As the leaves turn colors and prepare to fall, they show off their beautiful reds, oranges and purples. As they float their way to the ground, they provide a nice soft coat of protection for the flowers and animals below and allow more sunlight to penetrate through empty branches, warming us on our cool morning walks to campus.

While the empty branches may seem stark as their beautiful coats are removed, we trust - from our memories and experiences - that they will bud again with healthy green leaves in a few short months, beginning the cycle of new life to death to new life once again. Read the full reflection.

Beyond MUPLUS: Join Kathy Coffey-Guenther for 'Faith-sharing Friday' on Nov. 6 with special guest Dr. Heidi Bostic, dean, Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. REGISTER NOW.



Ramirez mural depiction
Votes are in; new mural on campus to celebrate diversity and racial equity to be installed by artist Mauricio Ramirez

The Marquette community was invited to vote on a new mural that will be installed on the north-facing façade of the Varsity Theatre/Holthusen Hall building; 1,396 students, faculty and staff members voted online for one of three proposals submitted by local artists.

The proposal from the winning artist, Mauricio Ramirez, “Our Roots Say That We’re Sisters,” received 63 percent of the votes; the mural will be installed during the month of October. Read more about the mural.

Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette hosts Suffrage and Innovation 2020 virtual conference

Marquette’s Institute for Women’s leadership, funded by the Thomas J. Rolfs Family Foundation, is hosting a virtual conference to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. The conference features eight pre-recorded sessions available in advance, culminating with two live discussions on Oct. 16, “How to Change the Narrative of the Women’s Suffrage Movement: And Why It Matters,” and “Innovoting: How Democracy is Being Reshaped by Women’s Innovative Voting Activism and Candidacy.” Learn more and access conference materials online now.

Marquette College of Nursing receives nearly $1 million grant to boost eldercare workforce

The Health Resources and Services Administration grant, totaling just over $975,000 over the course of two years, will support the formation of a Nursing Workforce Diversity-Eldercare Enhancement — or “NWD-E2” — program and provide scholarships to nursing students from underrepresented backgrounds seeking careers in eldercare. The NWD-E2 program, which will operate in partnership with the Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center, the Milwaukee VA Clinic Network and the VA Home Base Primary Care program, aims to diversify and boost the eldercare workforce in underserved rural and urban communities. Read more about NWD-E2 program goals.


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Marquette announces expansion of Urban Scholars program with scholarships for 40 students from Milwaukee

Marquette announced the expansion of its Urban Scholars Program to offer 40 full tuition, four-year scholarships annually to high achieving, low income scholars from high schools in the Milwaukee area. Rooted in the university’s tradition of increasing access to higher education, Urban Scholars was founded in 2006 to offer scholarships to graduating seniors with a history of leadership and service. The scholarship program renews the emphasis on being inclusive and modeling a more diverse community.

“The expansion of our Urban Scholars Program reaffirms Marquette’s commitment to serving low-income scholars from our city," President Michael R. Lovell said. "Students will be provided support and resources within a program that has demonstrated a record of student success, as well as institutional knowledge often missing for first-generation students.” Read the full story.

If you are interested in supporting the Urban Scholars program, please contact Sara Harvey at

LISTEN: President Lovell on NPR’s Things Not Seen podcast discussing recovering from childhood trauma

From NPR: In this honest and visionary conversation, Michael R. Lovell speaks about his work - both to heal his own trauma, as well as learning lessons from that process that can help him affectively address the generational and systemic trauma affecting his students and his city. Throughout our conversation, President Lovell comes back to the central roles played by faith and loving relationships in the journey of recovery. Listen to the podcast. 

Beyond MUPLUS: Don't miss 'Expecting the Unexpected: Resilience Coping Strategies for Today’s Unpredictable Environment'
TUESDAY, OCT. 13, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. CT

Presented by Dr. Emily Mazzulla, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology, Marquette University; and Marquette Director of SWIM (Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee) Collaboration and Innovation. 

Career advice: Five ways to live a more authentic life

By Jim Love, Comm '13

We are all trying to be the best versions of ourselves each day. But let’s be honest; it’s hard. Some days are more difficult than others to show your true colors. Here are five tangible ways for you to live a more authentic life each day. Read the full article.



Marquette alumni being the difference 54 examples of changing and empowering communities
Marquette alumni being the difference:
54 examples of changing and empowering communities

Marquette prepares students to Be the Difference in their lives and careers — and we need that now more than ever. From mental health support to scholarly research to nonprofit work both home and abroad, meet your fellow alumni who make their impact felt across disciplines and around the world. Read the full story.

'Coach Wojo' completes cycling challenge to help raise $50,000 for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Wojo and his bicycleFrom Bicycling: At the beginning of May, [Marquette University Men's Basketball Head Coach Steve] Wojciechowski committed to participate in the Calendar Club Challenge to raise money for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, an organization that serves 400,000 people in 35 counties, including 124,000 children and 41,000 seniors. Each day of the month, he completed either a 31-mile bike ride, a 6.2-mile run, or a combination 15.5-mile ride and 3.1-mile run.

“Feeding America is an organization that my family and I are passionate about, especially given the [COVID-19] circumstances that we’re living in,” Wojciechowski said. “We wanted to do something that would, number one, impact the organization locally, and number two, do something in a way that would feel good—by getting outside and exercising.” Read the full story.

Become an advocate and help high school students discover Marquette through admissions outreach

Marquette Virtual Open House
for alumni, parents and prospective students

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT

Discover what Marquette has to offer - from the comfort of your home. Hear from live student panels as well as sessions about academic programs and the application process. Begin virtually exploring Marquette on Oct. 18 by hearing from the true heart and soul of our campus - our students, faculty and staff. And if you're ready to make an on-campus visit, contact the Marquette Admissions office to arrange a tour (limited spaces available).



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Expand your mind and your heart at an upcoming
Beyond MU: Lifelong Learning virtual program

Visit the Beyond MU website for more information or to register.

More alumni events across the country

MU Club of San Diego Virtual Happy Hour

MU Club of Washington, D.C., and Les Aspin Center for Government Virtual Networking Night

Association of Marquette University Women Book Club: A Conversation with Author Larry Watson

MU Club of St. Louis Socially Distanced Golf Outing

MU Club of Washington, D.C., Virtual Beer Tasting

Young Alumni Association Virtual Trivia Night and Costume Contest

National Real Estate Strategies Virtual Conference

Visit the event calendar for a complete listing of upcoming alumni events.


Alumni Spotlight

trujilloMaximiliano J. Trujillo, Arts ’92, was appointed Rule of Law Officer at the American Bar Association International Law Section and serves as a member of the section’s council for the 2020-2021 term. He lives in Bethesda, Md

wardLisa (Petersen) Ward, Comm '04, and Aaron Ward, Eng '04, Grad '12, welcomed daughter Hannah Therese on July 26, 2020. She joins sisters Sarah and Rose. The family lives in Mooresville, N.C.

holmburg keiperAnn (Holmburg) Keiper, Arts ’92, was elected president of the Friends of the Marquette University Haggerty Museum of Art Board. She is a senior account executive at Center for Diagnostic Imaging and lives in Whitefish Bay, Wis.

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


Students and faculty gather for the dedication of Haggerty Hall.

Students and faculty gather for the dedication of Haggerty Hall.

a. 1988
b. 1989
c. 1993
d. 1995

ANSWER: a. 1988


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