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

Discover new lands - 2008 Marquette Alumni Travel Programs
See the world through the Marquette Alumni Association Travel Program, offering group excursions each year to alumni, families and friends. Whether you’re looking for leisure and luxury, education and discovery, or simply a window into a new culture, you’ll find it easy to embrace the Jesuit spirit of exploration on these exciting and enlightening programs.

Alumni Travel

Australia Discovery, Feb. 20 – March 2, 2008

Ukraine on the Dnieper River, April 21- May 4, 2008

Waterways of Holland & Belgium, May 4 - 12, 2008

Chianti in a Tuscan Villa, July 20 - 28, 2008

Ireland ~ Ennis, Aug. 14 - 22, 2008

Paris Escapade, Nov. 10 - 17, 2008

Want to stay a little closer to home? This fall, join the Friends of the Haggerty Museum of Art on an artistic adventure in Chicago, Nov. 1 - 4, 2007.  E-mail for more information.

  • Marquette play premieres in Ireland
    The Department of Performing Arts’ theatre season doesn’t officially open until October,
    but the troupe premiered its recent collaboration with the world-renowned Gaiety School
    of Acting in Dublin, Ireland, last month. The play will make its stateside debut Nov. 8 at
    Marquette’s Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre. Read more
  • Law professor appointed to World’s Sports Court
    Matt Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports Law Institute, was recently
    appointed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Mitten will be the only U.S. law professor
    serving on the court. Read more
  • Marquette’s "Women of Influence"
    Head women's basketball coach Terri Mitchell was one of 23 women named by the
    Milwaukee Business Journal as "Women of Influence." Five Marquette alumnae also
    received the honor. Read more
  • Crean family pledges $100,000 for soccer stadium
    The university's plan to build a new soccer stadium received a significant boost from
    head men’s basketball coach Tom Crean and his wife, Joani. It is the second major gift
    for the project. Read more
  • Friends of the Haggerty Museum honor Sandy Pavlic
    Sandy Pavlic, Arts ’51, a leading figure in the fund-raising campaign to build the Haggerty
    Museum of Art and a strong supporter of its programs, recently received the Patricia B.
    Apple Service Recognition Award. Read more
  • Marquette in the news
    "Girls bridge gender gap: MU program gives teens a look at engineering careers."
    Read more
  • Nick D'AgostoMU alumnus becomes a Hero
    Nick D’Agosto, Comm '02, will be joining the cast of NBC’s
    Heroes next season, playing the role of Claire’s (Hayden
    Panettiere) new boyfriend, West. Since moving to Hollywood in
    2002, the Nebraska native has done numerous bit parts in
    television and movies, but his stint on Heroes will be his most
    high-profile role to date.


News from your fellow alumni

Jackson Leo Harrild

Jackson Leo Harrild

Kim Sprunck, Arts '94, and David Harrild are happy to announce the birth of their son, Jackson Leo (October 9, 2006). His big sister, Reghan Hannah (age 3 1/2) is his biggest fan. Full Note


Mike Kupper, Jour '58, senior assistant sports editor of the Los Angeles Times, retired June 1 after 51 years as a sportswriter. Full Note

Klingman Remmel Wedding

Klingman-Remmel wedding

Sara Rae Klingman, Arts '97, Grad '06, and Josh Remmel were married on April 21, 2007, at the Roman Catholic Church of the Gesu on Marquette's campus. They selected the Caribbean islands of Curacao and Bonaire for their honeymoon. Full Note

Peg Olson, H Sci '75, has just received a 10-year re-certification as a Neurological Clinical Specialist in Physical Therapy Full Note

Edison Costa

Edison Costa

Paul Costa, Eng '99, and his wife Pam, Eng '98, welcomed their new son Edison into the world on May 26. Full Note


Andrea (Harchut) Hanson, Nurs '04, was married to Jim Hanson on May 26, 2007 in Rochester, MN.

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MU Volleyball teams up with Brookfield Academy

Marquette Volleyball Teams Up with Brookfield Academy

Marquette University volleyball players Terri Angst, Jenn Brown, Jessica Kieser and Katie Wiedner along with head coach Pati Rolf teamed up with Brookfield Academy on Tuesday to send support to Iraqi school children in the Harwan Village.

The Harwan School consists of 150 students who are in need of school supplies. The Marquette players provided backpacks and worked with Brookfield Academy students to fill them.

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Alumni Reunions

JULY 26 - 29, 2007

Alumni Reunion Weekend & Ethnic Alumni Association Reunion events

Enjoy class parties, family-friendly activities, music, entertainment and more. Catch up on what has been happening on campus, reconnect with old friends and make new ones at this year's Reunion celebrations at Marquette.

Learn more about Alumni Reunion Weekend

Learn more about Ethnic Alumni Association Reunion

Attend class parties and special events

Contribute to your class gift


Featured Events

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

San Diego Summer Picnic & Freshmen Send-Off

Date: Saturday, July 21 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Presidio Park, San Diego, CA

MU Soccer

Caddyshack Classic Golf Outing for Marquette Soccer
Date: Monday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Westmoor Country Club, Brookfield, WI


Mass & Picnic in Seattle

Date: Sunday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Home of Jim and Jama Rand, Mukilteo, WA

Reception in Minocqua with Fr. Wild

Date: Wednesday, August 8 at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Minocqua Country Club, Minocqua, WI

"Waterfront Wednesday" in Pewaukee

Date: Wednesday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Pewaukee's Lakefront, Pewaukee, WI


AMUW Vegas Night

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