MU CONNECTIONS - The Official Marquette University Alumni e-Newsletter
 January 2007 

Great Place to Work

Marquette University was one of five employers with 1,000 or more employees to be
recognized by The Milwaukee Business Journal with a Great Place to Work award.

Marquette was the only educational institution honored in the annual “Great Places to Work” edition that recognized 21 Milwaukee-area companies. The university was nominated by Helen Boomsma, director of work force training and development in the College of Professional Studies. “Care for the whole person is the mantra of the university. Marquette nourishes the mind by offering abundant educational opportunities,” she wrote in her letter. Final selection was based on employees’ responses to a 39-question survey.

Marquette was singled out for its commitment to mission, tuition remission benefit and generous retirement plan which, the paper said, all contribute to employees’ passion and loyalty.

C E L E B R A T E   L I K E   I T ' S  1 9 7 7 !
National Marquette Day

Save the date

for National Marquette Day!


Marquette vs. Pittsburgh

Pre-game show at 7 p.m. CST

Tip-off at 8 p.m.

Check MU Connect for game-watching sites.

Join alumni and friends around the nation to celebrate a night of Marquette basketball like no other. In the spotlight with special ESPN Gameday coverage, Marquette will honor the 30th anniversary of its 1977 NCAA Championship victory, wrap up the season's celebration of 90 years of men's basketball and cheer on the seniors in their final home game! So let it be heard around the country: We are Marquette!



  • College of Engineering gets $25 million
    An anonymous engineering alumnus and his wife recently committed more than $25
    million as the first part of a legacy grant that could provide the university with an
    additional $1 million a year in perpetuity. With the addition of this latest gift, the
    couple has given nearly $50 million total to Marquette, making them the largest
    single benefactors in the university’s history. Read more
  • Mike Gousha accepts Law School post
    He was a well-known face in Milwaukee television for more than 25 years. Now
    former WTMJ-TV anchor Mike Gousha will be a Distinguished Fellow in Law and
    Public Policy at the Marquette University Law School. The broadcast veteran will
    focus on public policy and public service issues at the local, national and
    international levels, including such topics as crime, poverty, and education.
    Read more
  • Dental School adds two new clinics
    The Marquette University School of Dentistry will receive $1 million from the State of
    Wisconsin for two new clinics that will provide dental care to low-income residents in
    Milwaukee. Read more

  • Celebrate Mission Week Feb. 2-10
    Get the real story behind the Enron scandal during this year’s Mission Week, when
    the Marquette community will reflect on the theme "Challenged to Choose: The
    Courage to Act." Don’t miss keynote speaker Lynn Brewer, the former Enron
    executive who blew the whistle on corporate corruption. Other speakers include
    Bethany McLean, the Fortune magazine writer who broke the Enron story, and Alex
    Gibney, who wrote, directed and produced the documentary Enron: The Smartest
    Guys in the Room
    . Read more
  • Big Moments in Athletics
    - Marquette men's basketball is on a roll, snapping Connecticut's 31 home game
    winning streak 73-69, beating West Virginia 81-63, and beating Louisville 74-65.
    - The Marquette women's basketball team is ranked #19 in the country after
    defeating Villanova 76-70.
    - Sophomore guard Dominic James is named men's basketball Big East Player of
    the Week.
    Tune into CBS this Sunday when the men's basketball team meets #6 ranked
    Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh, 2 p.m. CST.
What are your classmates up to?
Thomas Clement Dougherty

Dr. Michelle (Ruggaber) Dougherty, Grad '00 and '04, and husband Mike welcomed their first child, Thomas Clement, on October 18, 2006.

Full Note

Newcomb Moakley wedding

Kathleen K. Newcomb, CJPA '93, and Robert A. Moakley, Law '99, were married on July 2, 2006, in Milwaukee, WI by the Hon. Jean DiMotto and MU Law professor Fr. Greg O'Meara.

Full Note

What Are YOU Up To? Submit a Class Note TODAY!
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125 Years  Our anniversary gift to you

In the Spring of 2007, alumni and friends who make a new or additional gift of $125 or more to any of the Marquette Today funds (The Marquette Fund, Blue & Gold Athletic Scholarship Fund, or Scholars Fund) will receive the gift of Marquette memories — as presented in a DVD of the Milwaukee Public Television special honoring Marquette University's 125th anniversary, I Remember Special: Marquette University, 125 Years Old and Going Strong.

The special, which aired on MPTV on December 4, 2006, highlights Marquette's rich history and examines its local and national impact. Please visit to learn how your gift to Marquette Today can make an impact in the lives of current and future Marquette students.


Featured Events

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


"Radio Golf" with the Ethnic Alumni Association

Date: Saturday, January 20 at 8 p.m.

Location: Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL

MU Men vs. University of South Florida Game & Reception

Date: Saturday, January 28 at Noon

Location: Gibbons Alumni Center, Tampa, FL

Marquette Events in Washington, D.C.

Dates: Friday, February 9 & Saturday, February 10, 2007

Location: Washington, D.C.

San Diego Club Alumni at the Alley Event

Date: Saturday, February 10 at 6 p.m.

Location: Mira Mesa Bowl, San Diego, CA

MU vs. Louisville with Business Administration Alumni
Date: Saturday, February 17 at 6 p.m.

Location: Bradley Center, Milwaukee WI

MU vs. Notre Dame Game & Reception

Date: Saturday, February 24 at 1 p.m.

Location: The Morris Inn, South Bend, IN

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