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

Class of 2008Welcome, 2008 Graduates!

Congratulations and welcome to the Marquette University Alumni Association, Please take advantage of the many great alumni benefits, including MU Connect, our online alumni community.

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Eight Words of Advice to the Class of ’08?
You’re older and wiser since you graduated from Marquette, right? Share your advice here to the Class of 2008.
  • Construction to begin on new Law School
    Marquette will break ground for a new Law School on Thursday, May 22. Located on Tory
    Hill, at the southeast corner of the Marquette campus, the 200,000-square-foot building
    will include two courtrooms, classrooms, faculty office suites, library space with a
    two-story reading room, a conference center and a café. Two stories of parking below the
    building will accommodate 170 vehicles. The building will be named Eckstein Hall in
    honor of the $51 million donation in May 2007 from Raymond and Katherine Eckstein, an
    alumni couple from Cassville, Wis. Inside, the four-story structure will feature the Zilber
    Atrium, recognizing the generosity of Milwaukee real estate developer Joseph Zilber, an
    alumnus who last August contributed $30 million.
  • Former USAID head to speak at Commencement
    Andrew Natsios, distinguished professor in the practice of diplomacy at Georgetown
    University and the former administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development,
    will speak at Marquette’s Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 18. More than 1,300
    undergraduate students and nearly 600 graduate students will receive their diplomas.
    Read more
  • John Pauly named provost
    Dr. John Pauly, dean of Marquette’s J. William and Mary Diederich College of
    Communication, will start as Marquette University provost in July. Pauly was appointed
    dean and the William R. Burleigh and E.W. Scripps Professor in the Diederich College of
    Communication in 2006, and he previously taught at St. Louis University, University of
    Tulsa, UW-Milwaukee, Fordham University and East Carolina University. Read more
  • Education pioneer elected to Marquette’s Board of Trustees
    Dr. Arnold Mitchem, an internationally recognized advocate of educational opportunity for
    students who are economically disadvantaged or disabled, is the newest member of the
    Board of Trustees. Mitchem is an alumnus, former faculty member and former
    administrator at Marquette who was the founding director of the Educational Opportunity
    Program from 1969-86. Since 1986, he has served as president of the Council for
    Opportunity in Education, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that works in
    conjunction with colleges, universities and agencies to specifically help low-income
    students enter college and graduate. As a result of his work, the federally funded TRIO
    programs have expanded by 400 percent and now serve nearly 850,000 students at more
    than 1,200 colleges and universities.
  • Sandra Day O’Connor visits Law School
    Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor spoke last week at the Law School
    about judicial independence. She appeared with Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice
    Shirley Abrahamson.
  • MUAA Linkedin group is growing quickly
    There are over 500 members on the Marquette University Alumni Association (MUAA)
    group on, a popular business networking Web site. Marquette alumni
    may join by visiting the site.
  • Marquette in the news
    President Robert Wild, S.J., was quoted in The New York Times about Pope Benedict
    XVI’s recent visit with approximately 400 Catholic educators at the Catholic University of
    America in Washington, D.C. Read more

What are your classmates up to?

Hugh Raymond Campbell

Hugh Raymond Campbell

Kate (McManus) Campbell, Comm '92, husband David and big sister Margaret welcomed Hugh Raymond to the world on March 7, 2008, in Vail, Colo. Full Note

Nancy (Rut) Zyrkowski, Sp '67, just completed her first year as director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash.

Martinez-Garriga and Saxton

Martinez-Garriga and Saxton

Jose F. Martinez-Garriga, Esq., Comm '91, and Nancy Anne Saxton were married on October 20, 2007, at the Catholic Community of St. Paul in Leesburg, Fla. Full Note

Mary Anne Young, Arts '85, joyfully announces the arrival of Degame Louise, born August 15, 2007, in Hadero, Ethiopia and welcomed home February 8, 2008.

David Small

David Small

David R. Small, Arts '73, was recently named chief operating officer for the Cook County (Ill.) Bureau of Health Services. Full Note

George Latus, Eng '96, and Leann Latus welcomed Garrett Matthew on February 9, 2008. Garrett joins big brother Nathan Bennett (age two).

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Sleep Out in Solidarity

"Being homeless is hard. Can you do it for a night?" That was the challenge issued to Marquette students participating in "Sleep Out in Solidarity," an event sponsored by University Ministry’s Midnight Run program.

On a chilly, rainy April night, students gathered in Milwaukee’s Pere Marquette Park to reflect, pray and learn. Students also gathered signatures asking Milwaukee’s mayor and Common Council to commit at least $1 million for the Milwaukee Housing Trust Fund in the 2009 budget.

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Golden Jubilee

Class of 1958, it's time to come "home" for your

Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18, 2008

Marquette University Campus

Celebrate your 50th reunion with campus tours, college receptions and a Mass, along with special recognition at the 2008 Commencement and a dinner with Marquette University President Robert A. Wild, S.J. Learn more


Click here to learn more!Featured Events

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

CIRCLES in Milwaukee with Stephen Marcus

Date: Tuesday, May 27 at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, Wis.

Arlington Park Horse Races

Date: Saturday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Arlington Park, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Minnesota Tailgate Party and Baseball Game
Date: Saturday, June 7 at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Midway Stadium, St. Paul, Minn.

Business Administration Alumni Golf Outing

Date: Monday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Tuckaway Country Club, Franklin, Wis.

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.


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