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Alumni Newsletter | February 2017

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Find a game-watching party near you for National Marquette Day, Feb. 18

Ring out ahoya with fellow fans in your area at a local game-watching party when the Marquette men's basketball team takes on Xavier on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. CST.

In Milwaukee, join the Marquette community for the Pep Rally and Fireworks on campus on Feb. 17.

Consider commemorating the 100th anniversary of men's basketball at Marquette with a gift to the Blue & Gold Fund.

President Lovell gives third annual presidential address

After highlighting a year’s worth of progress at Marquette and outlining key university initiatives for 2017 and beyond, Marquette President Michael R. Lovell saved a surprise for the end of this year’s Presidential Address. Read more.

Dr. Lovell gives presidential address

Seeding Discovery - Marquette Magazine
Seeding discovery

Tragedy put Byron Riesch, Bus Ad '01, in the position of lending his name to a foundation to support spinal cord research; it also brought him and Dr. Murray Blackmore together. Read the full story.




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Tim MahoneTim Mahone, Comm ’92, was named president of the UW-Parkside Foundation Board of Directors, on which he has served since 2006. He resides in Kenosha, Wis.

Bridges Wedding

Tyler Bridges, Eng '10, Grad '14, and Emily (Zei) Bridges, Nurs '10, wed in Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colo., on Sept. 16, 2016. The couple lives in Seattle, where Tyler works as a program manager for Amazon and Emily works as an oncology nurse for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Tzanoukakis Baby

Megan (Everson) Tzanoukakis, Bus Ad '09, Grad '10, and Gregory Tzanoukakis, Bus Ad '08, welcomed son Colin Robert on Sept. 6, 2016. The family lives in Sussex, Wis.

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Looking for a complete career change, interested in hiring Marquette talent or you could use some insight regarding your professional development? Marquette’s Career Services Center can help. Learn more.

By Kristin Adler, Assistant Director, Employer and Campus Relations, Marquette University Career Services Center

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Marquette students tutor local schoolchildren at 'Mathnasium'
By Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MathnasiumThe Mathnasium opened in November with the goal of helping students of all ages in the Brookfield, Wis., area to build confidence and fill in learning gaps while getting extra assistance with their math classes and homework. "Our mission is to teach children math in a way that makes sense to them," Mathnasium director Ann Yurkowitz said. Read the full story.

Marquette Global Brigades group visits rural Nicaragua
By Christine Flores, CBS 58 News
Global Brigades students prepare for Nicaragua trip
A total of 86 people from Marquette traveled to rural parts of Nicaragua including Lindsey Wojciechowski, a local nurse practitioner and wife of Marquette men’s basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski, and Amy Lovell, a former pharmacist who is the wife of Marquette President Michael R. Lovell. The group worked on a number of projects from sanitation to health care. Read the full story.

Men's lacrosse grows in leaps and bounds
Lacrosse team video
Marquette University launched a Division I men’s lacrosse program in 2010 with a handful of under-recruited players and rose to national prominence in just five years under the guidance of first-time head coach Joe Amplo, who created a unique culture of love at the upstart program. Watch a student-produced video about the rise of Marquette Lacrosse and read an interview with the producers.

Marquette Engineer magazine: House of Rain
House of RainLike many of her senior engineering classmates last fall, Anne Grzywa, Eng ’16, longed to find a senior-year capstone design project that would bring out her best as a budding engineer and make a difference in the community.

In the BaseTern, she found such a project, and then some.

Grzywa and three other recent graduates spent much of their senior year designing, planning and troubleshooting BaseTern — a stormwater-storage solution employing an abandoned home basement as a cistern. Read the full story.

Let us know if you’ll be at the Boston Marathon on April 17
running shoe

Do you plan to attend or participate in the Boston Marathon this year? Dr. Michael R. Lovell, Marquette University president, will run on April 17. Sign up to learn more about Marquette and the Boston Marathon.

Guess the Year

Guess the Year
Members of the Avalanche Ski Club pose for their annual yearbook photo.

a. 1962
b. 1967
c. 1970
d. 1973

Get the answer.

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

Reunion Save the DateSave the Date for Alumni Reunion Weekend - Oct. 5 to 8, 2017
If your class year ends in "2" or "7" - it's going to be your best year ever! Find your way back home to Marquette University for Alumni Reunion Weekend and Homecoming on campus next fall. Volunteer today!

Washington, D.C.: 5K Run/Walk, Blue and Gold Reception and Marquette Men's Basketball vs. Georgetown

Saturday, Feb. 11
7:45 a.m. 5K Walk/Run; Les Aspin Center for Government
502 E. Capitol St. NE, Washington, D.C.
10 a.m. Blue and Gold Reception
Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, D.C
Noon Tipoff - Marquette vs. Georgetown
Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Start the day with a 5K run/walk with President Lovell; head to a Blue and Gold pregame reception; then watch MU men's basketball take on Georgetown. Sign up today.

Milwaukee: National Marquette Day Pep Rally and Fireworks
Friday, Feb. 17
6:00 p.m., Lot F (across from the Al McGuire Center)
Marquette University campus
Join students, alumni and Marquette and Athletic leadership to celebrate all things Marquette. This FREE event includes a s'more roast, mac and cheese, hot chocolate and special performances from our pep band, cheerleaders, dance team and the Golden Eagle. Sign up today.

Milwaukee: National Marquette Day Pregame Receptions
Saturday Feb. 18
Join us at one of these National Marquette Day pregame receptions:
Business Administration Alumni Association Reception
College of Engineering Reception
Ethnic Alumni Association Reception
College of Nursing Reception
Young Alumni Association Reception - SOLD OUT

Naples: Ash Wednesday Mass and Reception
Wednesday, March 1
9:30 a.m. Mass with reception to follow
Royal Poinciana, 1600 Solana Rd., Naples
Gather for Mass on Ash Wednesday. Rev. Frederick Zagone, S.J., assistant to the vice president for University Advancement, will celebrate Mass and provide a university update. Sign up today.

New York: Big East Reception and Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 8
5:00 p.m. Reception; 5:30 Panel Discussion
Terminal 23, 145 W. 32nd St., New York
Join Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell to kick off the BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament week in New York at the exclusive Jordan Brand TERMINAL 23, a top-notch basketball facility for youth, high school and collegiate players. Sign up today.

Phoenix: Spring Training Tailgate Party and Game
Saturday, March 18; 11:30 a.m. Tailgate; 1:05 p.m. First pitch
Maryvale Baseball Park, 3600 N. 51st Ave., Maryvale
Head to the ballpark with the Marquette Club of Phoenix for this long-standing spring training tradition. Join us for food, fun and baseball – all are welcome. Sign up today.

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

February reflection: We're all on the same team
UnityNational Marquette Day has become a terrific tradition at Marquette. It dates back to the days when we couldn’t watch a lot of Marquette men’s basketball on television. Things have sure changed with the advent of cable television and internet viewing of sports. Still, there is something special about an occasion when we all set our focus on the same thing.

National Marquette Day allows all of us to cheer for the same team because we are Marquette. We may cheer for a team but what we share is our common experience, our education, our beliefs, our faith. We had a similar celebration last fall with Homecoming. Again, we have an opportunity to celebrate all things Marquette.

More recently Marquette University hosted Mission Week. Our theme, "Racial Justice: Black, White and the Call of the Church," speaks for itself at a time when we are called to come together in our cities, in our country, in our world. The differences in our world are so pronounced. Our Catholic and Jesuit tradition calls us to speak up and work for a better world.

Pope Francis reminds us to focus on building bridges. In our quest for education the whole person. In our service to the community and the world around us. In the leadership provided by Marquette alumni across the land. And yes, even in the excellence on the basketball court. We are called to build bridges between us. We are called to be the difference. We are Marquette!

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

#WeAreMarquette: MU Club of San Diego hosts third annual 'Real Chili' event to kick off new year
MU Club of San Diego Real Chili Party
The MU Club of San Diego kicked off 2017 by bringing together more than 40 Marquette alumni, parents, students and friends on the west coast to enjoy campus delicacy Real Chili (flown in from Milwaukee!). The event was hosted by the club co-president, Emilio Arechaederra, Bus Ad ’85. Follow the MU Club of San Diego on Facebook.

#BeTheDifference: MU Club of Minnesota hosts basketball game-watching party and collects baby items for local charity
MN Game Watching
Marquette alumni and friends in the Twin Cities gathered on Jan. 21 for a casual Marquette men's basketball game-watching party cohosted by the Creighton alumni club of Minnesota. Attendees donated newborn baby items for local charity Second Stork. Upcoming club events include game-watching parties on Feb. 18 and March 3. Follow the MU Club of Minnesota on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.

#WeAreMarquette: Diederich College of Communication Alumni Association hosts annual ice cream social and theatre performance on campus
Ice cream social and play
On Jan. 14, more than 200 Marquette alumni, children, parents and grandparents enjoyed an afternoon performance of "Fancy Nancy, The Musical" at Helfaer Theatre on the Marquette campus followed by an ice cream social. This annual event is hosted by the Diederich College of Communication Alumni Association -- follow the group on Facebook.