MU CONNECTIONS - The Official Marquette University Alumni e-Newsletter
 June 2008 

Alumni Reunion Weekend 2008

Join us for three days of fun and celebration!

Alumni Reunion Weekend

JULY 25-27, 2008

Don't miss the party of the summer on Marquette's campus. Visit the Reunion Weekend homepage at to learn all about the many events and activities happening throughout the weekend, including class parties, a special 100th anniversary celebration and much more!

Marquette Today Donor View the schedule of events and register

Marquette Today Donor Learn about class kickoffs, the MU Bands reunion      and parties for Alpha Omega Epsilon, Sigma Phi      Delta and Triangle Fraternity.

Marquette Today Donor Contribute to your class gift

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  • Nursing, Business, Student Affairs leaders named
    Dr. Linda M. Salchenberger, associate dean of academics in Northwestern University’s
    School of Continuing Studies, has been named the Keyes Dean of Marquette’s College of
    Business Administration and the Graduate School of Management. She is the first female
    dean of the college and the inaugural Keyes dean. Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, a
    long-time leader in Rush University’s College of Nursing, has been named dean of
    Marquette’s College of Nursing. College administrator and lawyer Dr. L. Christopher
    is the new vice president for student affairs. He previously served as vice chancellor
    for student affairs and administrative services at the University of Illinois at Springfield.
  • College of Engineering will offer two new graduate certificates
    Marquette’s College of Engineering will offer certificates in engineering innovation and
    new product and process development beginning this fall. The graduate certificates are
    for practicing engineers or other qualified individuals with bachelor’s degrees who wish
    to expand their knowledge in these fields without pursing a full master’s degree.
    Read more
  • NBA Finals have big Marquette connection
    Boston Celtics Coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers, Arts ‘85, and his team are battling the Los
    Angeles Lakers for the NBA championship. Rivers is a member of the Marquette Board of
    Trustees. It was at Marquette that Rivers learned the term "Ubuntu," which has become
    the Celtics’ mantra. "Ubuntu" is a South African term that means working together for the
    common good.
  • Law School groundbreaking photos
    More than 800 people joined Marquette President Robert Wild, S.J., and Law School
    Dean Joseph Kearney to break ground simultaneously for Eckstein Hall, the future home
    of Marquette University Law School. View the slide show
  • Marquette in the news
    Marquette engineering students were featured in a five-part, front-page Milwaukee Journal
    series titled "Green Machine: The making of biodiesel and engineers." The
    series also included interactive graphics and video online.
  • Calling all entrepreneurs!
    Marquette Magazine wants to hear from enterprising alums who make fun, commercially
    available products. We’re thinking gadgets and gizmos, clothes, sweets, home
    accessories, books and CDs, etc. Send your ideas to

What are your classmates up to?

Tyler Roche

Tyler Belvedere Roche

Christopher M. Roche, Comm '99, and wife Adrienne welcomed their first son, Tyler Belvedere Roche, to the world on February 16, 2008. Full Note

James Strasen, Eng ’04, and Emily Butikofer were united in marriage March 29, 2008, in Marion, Iowa.

Beaver-Gantz wedding

Beaver-Gantz wedding

Nicole Beaver, Bus Ad '97, married Eric Gantz on January 19, 2008, at Holy Ghost Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Full Note

Janet Conner, Sp Path '70, has a new book, Writing Down Your Soul: How to Activate and Listen to the Extraordinary Voice Within, coming out in December from Conari Press. Full Note

Gabriella Hinsdale

Gabriella Rose Hinsdale

Richard Soseman, Arts '85, Grad '87, was named an Official of the Congregation for the Clergy at the Vatican. Full Note

Kathryn (Vitek) Hinsdale, Comm '01, and Philip Hinsdale, Comm '00, welcomed their first child, Gabriella Rose, on August 4, 2007. The family lives in Chicago. Full Note

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

make a Difference
Advice for the class of 2008From Marquette alumni to the class of 2008

In last month's MU Connections, we asked alumni for eight words of advice to the graduating class of 2008.

Click here
to see a sampling of responses.




Texas-Style Barbeque

  Wednesday, June 25, 2008
  Marquette's Central Mall (behind Raynor Library)
  5 - 9 p.m.

  $10 per person (children 2 and younger are FREE).

  Food served by Famous Dave's.

  Reply by June 18. Register online or call University Special Events at (414) 288-7431 



Featured Events

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

Night at the Boston Pops

Date: Saturday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Symphony Hall, Boston, Mass.

Rock Cats vs. Mets Baseball in Connecticut

Date: Sunday, June 15 at 12:30 p.m.

Location: New Britain Stadium, New Britain, Conn.

Chicago Club Golf Challenge

Date: Monday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: River Forest Country Club, Elmhurst, Ill.


Seattle-area Mass, Brunch & Summer Send-off
Date: Sunday, August 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Home of Jim Rand, Mukilteo, Wash.


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