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Alumni Newsletter | October 2013

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Maegan Kelly

Women's Soccer home streak could lead to BIG EAST advantage

With a 17-game unbeaten streak home, Marquette Women’s Soccer anticipates playing for another conference championship at Valley Fields when Marquette hosts the 2013 BIG EAST Conference Championship, Nov. 8-10.

Plus: Learn how senior soccer standout Maegan Kelly of Kansas City, Mo., made her way to Marquette and why she credits the Blue & Gold Scholarship Fund for making her dreams come true.

Marquette remembers Father Naus

Following the Sept. 22 passing of Rev. John E. Naus, S.J., who served nearly 50 years at the university, the Marquette community shared what #FatherNausTaughtMe.


All Souls' Day
All Souls' Day: We remember

Each year, as November neared, the postcards piled in to Campus Ministry. People remembering, and asking us to remember, their beloved. I didn't understand. Then I recalled Manila. Read the full story.


Submit a class note!


David BergDavid Anthony Berg, Arts '63, of Edgar, Wis., is recording and writing folk/country music during his retirement.

Price anniversaryGalen Price, Bus Ad '62, and Sharon (Huebner) Price, Arts '63, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their five children and 13 grandchildren near their Punta Gorda, Fla., home.


Brooks baby

David Brooks, Arts '00, Grad '04, and wife Trisha (Haubrich) Brooks, Arts '02, welcomed son Sebastian David on May 15 in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Board of Trustees selects presidential search committee
The Board of Trustees has announced the presidential search committee, which is charged with making a recommendation as to whom should succeed Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J., as Marquette's 24th president. Six of the eight members of the search committee are Marquette alumni; this is the first search in Marquette's history to include a dean and a faculty member along with Board of Trustees members. Rev. Robert Wild, S.J., will serve as interim president during the search. Read more about the presidential search committee.

Guess the Year!
Guess the YearStudents take a break and admire the view from a tree.

a. 1974
b. 1976
c. 1977
d. 1979

Get the answer.

College of Nursing and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin partner to open new primary care clinic
Marquette's College of Nursing and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new primary care clinic on Sept. 27 at the COA Goldin Center. The clinic opened Oct. 1 and is staffed by adult and family nurse practitioners from the College of Nursing. It will serve children, adolescents and their adult caregivers. Learn more about the new clinic.

Family Weekend

Looking to change jobs or continue your employment search?

Keep these basic resume tips from the Marquette University Career Services Center in mind.

Higher Learning Commission completes site visit for Marquette's reaffirmation of accreditation
Two years of preparation culminated in a three-day visit to Marquette earlier this month from a Higher Learning Commission team, a group of eight academicians and administrators. The team met with 500 members of the campus community, including three open forums for faculty, staff and students. Based upon its findings, the team will complete a recommendation; the HLC subsequently will render a decision known as the Statement of Affiliation Status, which is anticipated during the spring semester. Learn more at the Marquette Reaffirmation of Accreditation website.

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

Northern California: Solar Installation Project
Saturday, Oct. 12, or Sunday, Oct. 13, at 9:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
San Jose Area
Join the Marquette Club of Northern California for a service project with GRID Alternatives and SunPower Corp. GRID uses a volunteer-based solar installation model that gives community members an opportunity to learn about solar energy while helping a low-income family get crucial energy savings that solar provides. Register now.

Carolinas: Mass and Fellowship

  • Saturday, Oct. 12, at 5:00 p.m.; Dinner to follow
    St. Peter's Catholic Church in Raleigh
  • Sunday, Oct. 13, at 10:30 a.m.; Brunch to follow
    Sacred Heart Cathedral in Charlotte

Join fellow Marquette alumni, parents and friends for Mass and dinner in the Carolinas. Rev. Frederick Zagone, S.J., assistant to the vice president for Marquette University Advancement, will celebrate Mass. Guests pay for their own meals following Mass. Register now.

Milwaukee: Building Bridges Reception
Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Marquette University
Alumni Memorial Union, Lunda Room, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Intercultural Engagement and the Ethnic Alumni Association for a networking reception for alumni, students and faculty members of color at Marquette. Register now.

Chicago: CIRCLES
Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
Join us for the award-winning CIRCLES program. Pre-receptions include a presentation on human resources and a student presentation by Marquette's own Applied Investement Management program. Industry leaders and academic experts will lead the focused panel discussions. Register now.

DC: Navy Tailgate and Game
Saturday, Nov. 9, at 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
550 Taylor Ave., Annapolis
Join Marquette alumni and friends from the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas for a Wisconsin-style tailgate party and Navy football game. Register now.

October Reflection for Alumni
Autumn on the Marquette campus is often perceived as the time of most dramatic change. True to their name, the flaming red maple trees along Wisconsin Avenue indicate a change of season.

Last month Marquette lost Father John Naus, who was a campus fixture for almost 50 years. A friend wrote after his death, "Father Naus lived the vast majority of his life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He spent the past decade in a wheelchair ... but he touched people in such a way that he has been carried all over the world." May he smile down upon us as he rests in peace.

Marquette also had a change of leadership but true to our tradition we move forward knowing that God has great plans for us. We have great expectations for our students, faculty, staff and alumni to be successful. To be the difference.

We pray God continues to bless Marquette. Our learning. Our teaching. Our research. Our living.

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

Atlanta Service Project

Find your volunteer passion

As a Marquette graduate, you know what it means to live life as a person for others. Share the excitement and camaraderie of Marquette with your community! Volunteering can take as little or as much time as you would like, in a group or on an individual basis. Explore your volunteer options and sign up to learn more about volunteering with Marquette.