MU CONNECTIONS - The Official Marquette University Alumni e-Newsletter
 October 2006 

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberian President to speak, receive honorary degree

Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, will

receive an honorary degree from Marquette in ceremonies at 10 a.m. on
Oct. 23, in the ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W.
Wisconsin Ave.
The event, at which Johnson Sirleaf will speak, is free and
open to the public, but
reservations must be made by calling
(414) 288-7431

This is only the second time in Marquette history that a sitting head of state has

made an official visit to the university. On June 16, 1956, President Edward

O'Donnell, S.J., conferred a Honorary Doctor of Law degree on German

Chancellor Konrad Adenauer.

Southern Africa

Travel to South Africa with fellow alumni

April 2-15, 2007

Ascend flat-topped Table Mountain for breathtaking panoramic views. Visit the
wine country towns of Dutch-colonial Stellenbosch and French-settled
Franschhoek. Enjoy a safari at Kruger National Park, replete with zebras,
giraffes and kudu. Tour cosmopolitan Cape Town where you'll experience
Marquette's Service Learning program. Do all of this and more in the company
of fellow Marquette alumni and friends.

Your hosts in Southern Africa will be university senior vice president
Greg Kliebhan, Arts '73, and his wife, Linda, Arts '74. Click here to
learn more, or call Alumni Holidays at (800) 323-7373.


Marquette Magazine

The beginning

Bishop J. Martin Henni believed Milwaukee needed a Jesuit institution of higher
learning and worked for 30 years to see his vision realized. This year
Marquette celebrates its 125th anniversary and the fall issue of Marquette
offers a preview of a new book that captures the first century. Plus,
learn how the Law School is living its mission, meet three alumni who’ve made
shoeshine boys a part of their extended families, and more.

Watch for the fall issue or visit

What are your classmates up to?
Mills-Ellerman wedding

Rachel Mills, Biomedical Sciences '00, married Eric Ellerman on August 26, 2006 on the shores of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Montana. Their parents, siblings, niece, and a friend joined them for the ceremony.

Full Note

Kendall Rose

Patrick Shuster, Nurs '97, and Marguerite McGuigan-Shuster welcomed their daughter, Kendall Rose on September 17, 2006. She joins her big brother Kai (age 2 1/2).

Full Note

What Are YOU Up To? Submit a Class Note TODAY!

Featured Events

Want to see what events are happening in your area?
Check out the online Event Calendar!

Click on the event titles below for more information and
online registration.


North Carolina Winery Tour & Wine Tasting

Date: Saturday, October 14 at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Horizon Cellars, Siler City, NC

Minnesota Mass & Brunch

Date: Sunday, October 29 at Noon

Location: Saint Paul Seminary, Saint Paul, MN

Salsa Night with the Ethnic Alumni Association

Date: Saturday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Marquette University campus, Milwaukee, WI

Northeast Ohio Club Mass & Brunch

Date: Sunday, November 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Location: John Carroll University, University Heights, OH

James Wake Memorial Lecture

Date: Friday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Marquette University campus, Milwaukee, WI

Save the date for the Beta Alpha Psi Meeting & Auction

Date: Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

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Alumni are needed to help at college fairs, to make calls to admitted students, to host receptions and to help increase Marquette's presence in high schools.

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to make a difference for

future alumni.



Women's Soccer
Sunday, Oct. 15 vs. Louisville
1 p.m., Valley Fields

Tuesday, Oct. 17 vs. UW-Green Bay
7 p.m., Valley Fields

Men's Soccer
Wednesday, Oct. 11 vs. Wisconsin
7 p.m., Valley Fields

Saturday, Oct. 14 vs. Seton Hall
7 p.m., Valley Fields

Wednesday, Oct. 18 vs. Connecticut
7 p.m., Valley Fields


Tuesday, Oct. 10 vs. UW-Milwaukee
7 p.m., Al McGuire Center

Friday, Oct. 20 vs. Pittsburgh
7 p.m., Al McGuire Center

Tuesday, Oct 24 vs. UW-Green Bay
7 p.m., Al McGuire Center


Click on your favorite MU sport to

view full schedule information.

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