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Alumni Newsletter | June 2012

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Class of 2012

Welcome, new alumni!

Your Class of 2012 officially joined the ranks of the Marquette Alumni Association on graduation day. As a new MUAA member, take pride in the work you've accomplished and your new MU degree. You join the 110,000 alumni worldwide who proudly call Marquette their "Alma Mater." Wherever your travels take you, wherever you call home, MUAA resources are here for you to network with fellow alumni and stay in touch with your university. We're so glad to have you with us. We are (clap-clap) Marquette!

Tim Simmons, Sp '82
Executive Director, Marquette University Alumni Association

Alumni share words of wisdom for you

12 words of adviceMarquette alumni shared advice in 12 words or less with the class of 2012. Watch a video of their advice along with images from the graduation ceremony, which featured baseball great Hank Aaron giving the Commencement address.

Jesus, art and pop culture

How would St. Ignatius of Loyola relieve midday boredom? Would he approve of Facebook?

Three Marquette alumni are among a group of Jesuits using social media to relate modern issues to the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

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Class Notes

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johnsonAlexander D. Johnson, Comm '12, has been hired as a dancer by Tulum Resort in Yucatan, Mexico. He will perform choreographed routines for tourists, participate in outdoor activities and serve as the face of the resort by promoting customer service and a friendly environment.

milliganCeara Milligan, Bus Ad '12, has been hired as a client services associate by BrightTag, an interactive marketing technology company in Chicago. As a student at Marquette, she also served as a member of Senior Challenge and Phonathon supervisor.

osborneColleen Osborne, Bus Ad '12, has been hired by the Corporate and Institutional Banking division of BNP Paribas, New York, which provides financing, advisory and capital markets services to companies, financial institutions, investment funds and hedge funds worldwide.


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Marquette's nationwide clubs offer networking, socializing
Whether you're looking to get connected with alumni for social or professional purposes, there are more than 40 Marquette clubs across the globe that offer programs ranging from game-watching and professional networking events for alumni and friends like you. In addition, there are volunteer leadership opportunities to stay even more connected. Find a club or chapter near you.

Complimentary CIRCLES webinar to draw upon inspiration
Build your leadership IQ! This engaging and interactive webinar on Wednesday, June 20, is for all Marquette alumni. University Advancement Executive Coach Colleen Fitzgerald will help demystify inspiration and give you practical strategies to help you understand how to inspire yourself and others. Register now for this complimentary session.

Connect with 13,000 Marquette alumni worldwide with one click through the MUAA LinkedIn group
Did you know that nearly 13,000 alumni connect through the Marquette University Alumni Association? This network is a great opportunity to find Marquette alumni in your profession, industry or community. Join the MUAA LinkedIn group.

Join the CIRCLES eMentor Network to build career network, find a mentor
Seeking to build your network? Not sure of a career path or looking for professional advice? Get professional advice from Marquette alumni with a wealth of professional experience through the CIRCLES eMentor Network. A mentor can help guide by sharing their expertise, personal experiences, career options and more. Register today.

2012 grads meet commencement speaker Hank Aaron
wooters(From left) Dan Wooters, Arts '12, and John Kinney, Arts '12, joined baseball legend Hank Aaron and Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig following Commencement on May 20.


MU Engineering students collaborate to invent device to help girl feed herself

Four Marquette Engineering students and two Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design students worked together to design a device to aid 11-year-old Kailyn Pieper to feed herself without the use of her arms. "Thanks from the bottom of my heart for helping improve the quality of my life one spoonful at a time," Pieper said. Read the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel story and see a video of the project.

Director named for Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
The Office of the Provost has selected Dr. Susannah Bartlow to serve as director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. She previously led the Women's Center at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Penn., and was a contributing faculty member in the Women's and Gender Studies department. The center will open in fall 2012 under the direction of the Office of the Provost.

Taking Marquette on the road
Marquette on the roadAre you traveling this summer to celebrate your graduation, visit friends and family or to take the ultimate road trip? We'd love to see your Blue and Gold spirit around the world for our Global Marquette gallery on Pinterest. You also may share your favorite images with us on our Facebook page or our Twitter account.

Marquette alumnus to give $1 million for dental school expansion
School of Dentistry alumnus Dr. Rick Kushner will donate $1 million to the Building for the Future campaign, which will support the school’s 40,000 square foot expansion. The gift will help create a fifth clinic within the school, to be named the Comfort Dental clinic, which will allow the patient care practice at the school to increase by an additional 24 stations. Dr. Kushner, who graduated from the School of Dentistry in 1977, founded Comfort Dental.

Marquette In the News:
Real estate chair speaks on development

New apartment construction remains the strongest product segment within the commercial development industry, said Mark Eppli, Bell chair of real estate at Marquette. The number of new apartments being built nationwide is approximately 200,000 annually, Eppli said during a panel discussion. Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

See which Marquette events are happening in your area. Visit the full Alumni Event Calendar and register online.

Chicago: White Sox Outing with Steve Novak
Saturday, June 23; 6:15 p.m. CT
U.S. Cellular Field; Chicago
Join Steve Novak, Comm '06, former Marquette basketball star and current member of the New York Knicks, and enjoy an evening at the ballpark as the Chicago White Sox take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Novak is also scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Register now.

Young Alumni Happy Hour
Monday, June 18; 5:30 p.m. ET
James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant and Bar; Washington, D.C.
Join the Marquette Club of Washington, D.C., and the Les Aspin Center for a young alumni happy hour.
Register now.

Club of St. Louis Regional Golf Tournament
Monday, June 25; Noon CT start, 5 p.m. CT program
Persimmon Woods; Weldon Spring
Noon - shotgun start; 5:30 p.m. - program
Join fellow alumni, parents and friends in St. Louis for the first annual golf tournament. Marquette University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Larry Williams, St. Louis Cardinals Director of Player Personnel Matt Slater, Bus Ad '93; St. Louis University Head Basketball Coach Rick Majerus, Arts '70, and former Marquette basketball standout Travis Diener, Comm '05, are scheduled to appear.
Register now.

Buzz Williams’ Texas Style BBQ
Wednesday, June 27; 5 p.m. CT
Central Mall; Marquette campus
Join Marquette alumni and friends for the fifth Buzz's BBQ on Marquette's campus. This family favorite features men's basketball Head Coach Buzz Williams and other Marquette Athletics staff, Bubb's BBQ, games for the kids and more!
Register now.

Submit a prayer to the Marquette Community
Prayer RequestsAre you or a loved one in need of strength or support? Submit your prayer to be shared with the Marquette community.