MU CONNECTIONS - The Official Marquette University Alumni e-Newsletter
 Happy Halloween!ctober 2008 

International Alumni

Do you live, work or travel internationally?

You may know that Marquette has alumni clubs all across the United States, dedicated to bringing alumni together for fun, educational opportunities, spiritual gatherings, service projects and more. But Marquette alumni - maybe alumni like you - are gathering across the globe as well, finding each other in countries all around the world.

Please take our online survey to help Marquette serve this growing global network.

Learn more about international alumni in the Fall 2008 issue of Marquette Magazine.

Check out our first two international alumni club pages, for the Marquette Club of Indonesia and the Marquette Club of Malaysia. Questions? Contact the Alumni Relations team.


Engineers in action

Alumni who led Marquette Interchange project featured on new Web site

Don ReinboldWhat do you get when you cross 120 freshman engineering majors + eight-year-olds who love engineering + alumni who helped lead Wisconsin’s largest transportation construction project + a dean who envisions a game-changing college?


With a proposed new facility, initiatives to increase the pipeline of future engineers and unprecedented momentum, the College of Engineering is offering a new Web page to feature news, activities, videos and more. See for yourself.

  • Election fever hits campus
    In anticipation of next month’s historic presidential election, Marquette’s campus has
    been buzzing with election-related events and voter registration activities. The city’s
    Election Commission and the Wisconsin Governmental Accountability Board have trained
    a multitude of Marquette undergraduates to register other students, and the university is
    hosting "The Way Forward," a series of non-partisan town hall meetings moderated by
    the Law School’s Mike Gousha. The public is invited to two upcoming events: "Politicking,
    Polls and Public Perception: Behind the Scenes of Campaign Advertising," 5:30 p.m.,
    October 22, and "Conversations with WPR’s Kathleen Dunn," 9 a.m., October 30. For
    more information, contact Marquette’s Office of Public Affairs at (414) 288-7491.
  • Marquette receives record literacy grant
    The College of Health Sciences received a $4 million "Early Reading First" grant from the
    U.S. Department of Education to fund the Wisconsin Reading Acquisition Program, which
    will serve 300 at-risk, low-income preschoolers. It’s the largest research award received
    by the College of Health Sciences and the largest three-year research grant in Marquette
    history. Read more
  • Making peace
    Marquette’s Peacemaker in Residence, Christopher Ahrends, will be on campus later
    this month to address the concept of nonviolent peacemaking. Ahrends is the former
    chaplain to Rev. Desmond Tutu. Read more
  • Business Plan Competition accepting submissions
    Alumni are encouraged to participate in the 2009 Business Plan Competition sponsored
    by the Marquette University Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship. The competition helps
    budding entrepreneurs develop their business ideas and receive feedback from faculty
    and experienced entrepreneurs. The deadline is November 3. Read more

  • Law School launches faculty blog
    The Law School launched a new faculty blog to provide a source of fresh ideas and
    thoughtful commentary on important issues of law and public policy. The blog features a
    diverse group of contributors, providing commentary on a wide range of issues, including
    government, higher education, public policy, economic development, legal culture, legal
    scholarship and other aspects of the law. Check it out

  • Marquette in the news
    Marquette’s economics and finance faculty have recently shared their expertise in
    numerous print and broadcast stories about the economy. Drs. Anthony
    Pennington-Cross, Sarah Peck, David Krause, Abdur Chowdhury and others have
    commented on issues ranging from energy prices to the crises on Wall Street.


What are your classmates up to?

3 History Geeks
3 History Geeks

Laura (Banas) Abing, Grad '88, '97, Kevin Abing, Grad '88, '95, and Steve Daily, Grad '92, have formed 3 History Geeks, LLC. They have developed and published a board game called All About Town: Milwaukee. It includes 1,500 questions that test your knowledge of the history and pop culture of Milwaukee County from its founding to the present. Full Note

Andrew Mack, Arts '95, wife Kirstin and daughters Abigail and Meghan, welcomed another baby girl, Sarah Paige, on September 9, 2008.

Maureen and Bethany Hoffman 1978
Maureen and Bethany Hoffmann, 1978

Maureen (Walsh) Hoffmann, Law '80, would like to update fellow class of '79 and '80 Law School graduates who may remember her daughter Bethany, who attended classes with Maureen during the spring semester of 1978. Full Note

Jennifer (Chisholm) Hughes, Comm '01, was married April 5, 2008, in Houston to Jason Hughes. They now reside in their new home in Pearland, Texas.

McCartan Meier wedding

McCartan-Meier wedding

James T. Mulder, Jour '75, won second place in the 2008 New York State Associated Press Writing Contest for a story about how health insurers balk at paying for women cancer patients' post-mastectomy reconstructive surgery. Full Note

Brant McCartan, H Sci '06, married Marissa Meier on August 16, 2008. The ceremony was held at Gesu by Rev. Frank Majka, S.J. The couple honeymooned in Thailand! Full Note

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

make a Difference

Supper for 12 StrangersSupper for 12 Strangers

The Association of Marquette University Women and the Student Alumni Network proudly sponsor the 38th annual Supper for 12 Strangers on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November  9.

Host 2-12 students in your home for dinner and an evening of casual conversation. You'll feel great about warming the hearts -- and filling the tummies -- of Marquette students. Learn more



Marquette in Chicago

Marquette's NEW Chicago Office Open House
Monday, November 3, 2008

To better serve those working and residing in the Chicagoland region, the university has opened an office in the Chicago Loop, in the aptly named Marquette Building.

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Just before the CIRCLES event

Marquette Building
140 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 320

(Located just blocks from the Union League Club of Chicago)

- To register for the Open House, please click here.

- To preview and learn more about the new space and Chicago staff, please click here.






Thursday, Oct. 16

Chicago Tip-Off Dinner

Learn more


Friday, Oct. 31

Fish Fry

Learn more

View schedules for men's and women's soccer, volleyball, and men's and women's basketball.


Featured Events

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

Indianapolis Club Mass & Tailgate
Date: Sunday, October 19 at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Brebeuf Jesuit High School, Indianapolis, Ind.


Date: Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Harvard Club of New York City, N.Y.

Haunted Bowling at the Annex

Date: Sunday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Union Sports Annex, Milwaukee, Wis.

Diversity Discussion and Dinner

Date: Saturday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Union League Club, Chicago, Ill.


Date: Thursday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Marriott Permiter Center, Atlanta, Ga.

Networking in West Bend

Date: Wednesday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m.

Location: West Bend Country Club, West Bend, Wis.


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