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April 2011

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Marquette hosts some of the nation's top newsmakers, professionals

In the last two weeks alone, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista; Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Chris Broussard, senior writer for ESPN were on campus to speak to students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Watch video of Admiral Mullen as he discusses cyber warfare, nuclear war, the U.S. military's presence in Afghanistan, the future of the military and the military's green initiatives.

Sweet season

The men's basketball season came to an end in the NCAA Sweet 16 against UNC after exciting wins against Xavier and Syracuse. Alumni and fans gathered across the globe to cheer for the team. View photos and videos from NCAA Tournament events.

The women's team made it to the second round of their NCAA tournament with a win over Texas. In related news, senior point guard Angel Robinson was recently selected 22nd in the WNBA Draft.

Congratulations to both teams and best wishes to our graduating seniors!

The First-year Photo Project 2010

First-year Photo ProjectWhat does it mean to be a Marquette freshman? A photo documentary of new sights, friends, classes and a new life, the First-year Photo Project is a story told through the eyes of eight freshmen. Watch the slideshow.

AnnMarie Kraszewski, Arts '01

AnnMarie (LeBlanc) Kraszewski, Arts ’01, joined Wixon as a food technologist. Her responsibilities include developing new product formulations and supporting customers. She resides in Minnesota with her husband and their two children.

Rhaoul Guillaume, Eng '71Rhaoul Guillaume, Eng ’71, received the 2011 Andrew M. Lockett Award for Civic Activities by the Louisiana Engineering Society. The award recognizes voluntary civic service by an engineer. He is currently the president of GOTECH, an engineering and consulting firm.

"PJ" Van De Walle

Patrick Van De Walle, Comm ’96, and Coleen Van De Walle welcomed a son, Patrick Joseph, on Nov. 10, 2010. “PJ” joins his older sister Annie and brother Liam.

Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 28-30, 2011

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Restorative Justice Conference examines a key issue

Marquette Law School’s Restorative Justice Initiative convened an international conference on the clergy sex abuse scandal that has shaken the Catholic Church. “Harm, Hope and Healing” brought together victims, church leaders, academics and others to explore the path to healing. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin from Dublin, Ireland, discussed his own journey on the issue. Watch video from this moving and important event.

Get social

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Marquette student employee wins national honor

For the second time in six years, a Marquette student has been named the top student employee in the country. Engineering senior Travis Huhn was recognized with the 2011 National Student Employee of the Year Award by the National Student Employment Association for showing four years of leadership and initiative with Marquette’s Student Safety Program. Learn more.

MU alumnus captured while reporting in Libya

Marquette University alumnus and freelance journalist, James Foley, Arts ’96, is being held by the Libyan government along with three other journalists, according to JS Online and other news reports. The thoughts and prayers of the Marquette community are with James and his family. To submit your own prayers, please visit

Marquette in the News

Marquette’s Behavior Clinic, led by Dr. Bob Fox, professor in the College of Education, was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for its work teaching parents how to deal with children who have severe behavior issues.

See what Marquette events are happening in your area. Check out the Event Calendar and register online.

Service Day in Raleigh

Saturday, April 16, at 8 a.m. ET

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Raleigh

Brewers vs. Nationals: Tailgate and Game in D.C.

Saturday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. ET
Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Forum

Wednesday, April 20, at 7:15 a.m. CT
Alumni Memorial Union, Marquette Campus


Alumni National Awards Weekend

April 28-30, Marquette Campus
View information for College and All-University Awards ceremonies

Save the date: Marquette CIRCLES in Seattle

Monday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m. PT
The Westin Seattle


HondurasA different kind of spring break

A group of Marquette seniors took their spring break south of the border, but had a very meaningful mission at hand. They traveled to Honduras as part of the Public Health Brigade, a new component of the student organization Global Brigades. Read more about the students’ journey for the world's largest student-run organization targeted at improving global health and sustainable development, founded at Marquette.


Video: Paul FarmerThe Difference Network: Paul Farmer of Partners in Health
Feed the hungry. Visit the sick. Give shelter to the homeless. Dr. Paul Farmer, founding director of Partners in Health, spoke on his mission to counter the failures of imagination and instill hope in poverty-stricken countries around the globe as keynote speaker for this year’s Mission Week. Watch the video only on Marquette’s The Difference Network.