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Alumni Newsletter | April 2015

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Alumni National Awards Weekend

Marquette to recognize outstanding alumni at national awards weekend

The Marquette University Alumni Association will honor 57 individuals who live the Marquette mission at this year's Alumni National Awards weekend, April 23-25.

Visit the Alumni National Awards website to see all of this year's award recipients, send a congratulatory message, give a gift in honor of a recipient or find out how to attend a celebration.

Learning from Philadelphia to transform Milwaukee's near west side

In February, members of the Near West Side Partners, including Marquette President Michael R. Lovell, toured the University of Pennsylvania and West Philadelphia to learn how the city improved its neighborhoods.

Near West Side Partners video

Kimberley Motley
Trying times

Her tires have been slashed and her car pierced with bullets. For Kimberley Motley, Law '03, one of the few Western lawyers trying cases in Afghanistan, all of that is just the price of doing business. Read more.




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Gallatin BabyKevin Gallatin, Arts '00, and Lisa (Treiber) Gallatin, Eng '00, welcomed son Desmond Thomas on January 29. He was 7 pounds, 15 ounces and 21.5 inches long. He joins brothers Frederick, 7 and Otto, 4. The family lives in St. Paul, Minn.

Danny PudiDanny Pudi, Comm '01, will star in the new
horror-comedy pilot "Strange Calls" on NBC. Pudi resides in Pasadena, Calif.

Mack Wedding

Raymond Mack, PT '77, and Jane (Heun) Mack, PT '77, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in Maui, Hawaii, on Sept. 8, 2014. The couple lives in Manitowoc, Wis.

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Why data won't save your talent acquisition efforts

It has become clear that recruitment at the leadership level is about relationships and is not about sourcing. Data is a commodity available to everyone and is not a competitive differentiator when it comes to securing talent. Read more.

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Forgoing the pews to minister to the Big East’s benches
Most of the Big East Conference colleges are Catholic, and at the conference tournament at Madison Square Garden, half of the conference's 10 members — Creighton, Marquette, Seton Hall, St. John’s and Villanova — had members of the clergy on the bench. They are there not just for moments of prayer and reflection, but sometimes just because a team member needs someone to listen.

"I’m simply a presence for whenever they need me," said Marquette’s longtime chaplain, Rev. William Kelly, S.J. Read the full story from The New York Times.

Lacrosse match: New wheelchair team helps Golden Eagles stay grounded

Wheelchair lacrosse team Taking time away from what has been a busy – and successful – season of their own, Marquette men's lacrosse head coach Joe Amplo and several of his players are serving as volunteer coaches for a new wheelchair lacrosse team in Milwaukee, a mix of wounded veterans, accident victims and a few able-bodied friends who wanted to play, too. Students from the College of Health Sciences have come out to help during the team’s practices, which are held at the old Marquette Gym. Read more from Marquette Today.

Marquette AIM students spend day with Warren Buffett
Twenty Marquette Applied Investment Management program students traveled to Omaha, Neb., to tour local companies and have lunch with legendary investor Warren Buffett followed by a two-hour question-and-answer session.

"I was pleased to hear [Buffett] speak positively about the future," said AIM student Jack Sullivan. "His views about economics, business and society were insightful and offered an encouraging vision of the future. It was a notable day and one I’ll long remember." Read more.

Marquette physical therapy students help local toddler
Physical Therapy students create special toddler mobileTwo-year-old Sam, a Milwaukee toddler who cannot walk on his own, has a team of superheroes on his side, including two Marquette University students, Katie Hoffmeister and Becky Voss, who customized his special ride. Watch the video from WISN 12 Milwaukee.


Marquette Discover Magazine
: "Pacemakers"

Two Marquette researchers in distinct biological and biomedical fields converge in their goal to define the principles behind rhythmic behaviors.
The next time your flight lands and you pick up your phone to find that its clock has automatically synced to the local time zone, you probably won't think of Dr. Jennifer Evans and her research on the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the brain. But maybe you should. Read more.

Guess the Year
Guess the Year
Members of the Residence Hall Association executive board hold a meeting.

a. 1989
b. 1990
c. 1993
d. 1995

Get the answer.

See which Marquette events are happening in your area. Check out the full calendar for more events!

Alumni National Awards Weekend: April 23-25
Each spring, Marquette University sets aside one special weekend to honor distinguished alumni from every college and school who represent the heart, soul and spirit of Marquette. Visit the Alumni National Awards website to see this year's recipients or to register to attend an awards ceremony.

Reunion Weekend: July 23-26
Did you graduate in a year ending in 0 or 5? It's your reunion year! Marquette will welcome five- to 45-year reunion classes and the 50-year Golden Jubilee class back home to campus. The weekend will include class parties, a Saturday Block Party, Marquette Fest and many more activities. Visit the Alumni Reunion Weekend website.

Chicago: Service Day
Saturday, April 18; 9 a.m. to noon
St. Michael School
8231 S. South Shore Dr., Chicago
Join Marquette alumni and friends for a day of service in partnership with the Big Shoulders Fund to support Chicago-area schools. Service work will include painting, cleaning and organizing. Register now.

Colorado: Service Day
Saturday, April 18; 10 a.m. to noon
The Action Center
8755 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood
Pitch in with Marquette alumni and friends for a day of service at the Action Center. Volunteers will unload, stock and prepare the food pantry for the week ahead, as well as sort clothes and assist with other tasks as needed. Teens and kids are welcome. Register now.

Washington, D.C.: Service Day
Saturday, April 25; 9 a.m. to noon
Kenilworth Park & Bandalong Litter Trap
4050 Deane Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C.
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, the Marquette Club of Washington D.C., and six other Jesuit alumni associations will participate in the Anacostia Watershed Society’s annual Earth Day clean-up. Register now.

Milwaukee: Diversity Reception
Monday, April 27; 4 to 6 p.m.
Alumni Memorial Union, Lunda Room
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Marquette University campus
Hear a short program discussing diversity on the Marquette University campus and enjoy networking and complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Dr. L. Christopher Miller, vice president for student affairs; Dr. William Welburn, vice president for diversity and inclusion; and Marquette student Estefania Elizondo, Comm '16, will deliver remarks. Register now.

April reflection: A new springtime
April reflectionWe call this week after Easter the "octave," and the celebration continues. The Resurrection story reminds us that no matter what we face, no matter what our fears, we can look forward with hope. Some use the phrase "looking beyond the empty tomb."

When the women arrive at Jesus' tomb on Easter morning, they see what isn’t there. The story is a metaphor for personal, spiritual and community renewal. We are called to witness the resurrection through the potential that we renew our hearts, our homes and our communities.

With this in mind, our students look to the final weeks of the semester. Graduating students look forward to becoming Marquette alumni as they move on to new jobs, maybe graduate or professional school, new lives of experience and adventure.

Later this month we will celebrate Alumni National Awards Weekend when we will celebrate some often ordinary Marquette alumni who have done some very extraordinary things. It is appropriate that we recognize these fine individuals as we celebrate the new life and breath of spring and this beautiful Easter season.

It is a new beginning. It is a new life. Happy Easter.

Frederick Zagone, S.J.
Chaplain, Marquette University Alumni Association

Phoenix alumni club leaders welcome Dr. Lovell to annual Spring Training Tailgate and Game event
Phil and April Ariola
Thank you to club presidents April, Comm '92, Grad '93, and Phil, Bus Ad '92, (above right) Ariola, who worked to welcome hundreds of alumni and friends to the Marquette Club of Phoenix 26th annual Spring Training Tailgate and game on March 15. Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell (above left) attended the event and gave brief remarks to the crowd. The group enjoyed a traditional tailgate in the parking lot of Maryvale Baseball Park before watching the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Oakland Athletics. Follow the MU Club of Phoenix on Facebook.

Renew and strengthen Marquette friendships at Alumni Reunion Weekend, July 23-26
FerrarosIt's always a good time when Marquette friends and family get together - for instance, to celebrate a birthday! In honor of her 60th birthday, (from left) Barbara Schade Ferraro, Sp '77, and her husband, Marquette trustee John, Bus Ad '77, reunited in Florida with Martin Schade, Arts '75; Dr. Ronald Van Swol, Dent '58; Nancy Van Swol Schade, Jour '79, Law '84; and Jim Schade, Jour '80.

Both Martin and Jim are in their reunion year. Marquette welcomes graduates of class years ending in "0" and "5" for Alumni Reunion Weekend, July 23-26. Learn more about Alumni Reunion Weekend.