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Alumni Newsletter | October 2016

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Stang - Bee the Difference

Bee the Difference

On a church rooftop on the fringes of the Marquette campus, the marriage of meal program participants, students, urban beekeeping and pro-bee advocacy seems like a match made in heaven.

Ken Jones found a consuming passion when he said "yes" to Marquette student Maggie Stang in her role as recruiter for the Bee the Change program at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Read the full story.

Provost Myers launches podcast showcasing faculty expertise

Marquette Provost Daniel J. Myers hosts the new "Illuminating Intellect" podcast series highlighting unique personalities and pursuits of faculty. From research and scholarly work to hobbies and pop culture, listen to be inspired and entertained.
James South podcast

All Souls' Remembrance at Marquette
November: All Souls' remembrance

If you have a deceased loved one whom you would like remembered throughout the month of November, submit your prayer request online and it will be shared with the Marquette community.




Submit a Class Note

Jahnke WeddingJulie Jahnke, Comm '07, and Brian Gingrass, Bus Ad '06, were married Aug. 27 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Brookfield, Wis., with the Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J., officiating. A reception was held at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. The couple lives in Wauwatosa, Wis.

Erika Brown

Erika Brown, Arts '97, was hired as the statewide recruiting specialist for Milwaukee Center for Independence Home Care in Milwaukee. She has been in the position since June. She lives in Milwaukee.

Maureen Hoyler

Maureen Hoyler, Arts '70, Law '79, received the Hal D. Payne Educational Opportunity Lifetime Service Award from the State University of New York Buffalo State Upward Bound program. She is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Council for Opportunity in Education. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Publication of the achievements of our alumni does not constitute endorsement by Marquette University.

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Step back and be quiet!
Your ability to do that may be critical to your success as a leader. Recognize the importance of having some quiet time to reflect. Read more.

By Mary Alice Tierney, Sp '72

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Homecoming 2016 reignites Marquette passion in alumni, students and Milwaukee community
Color 5K at Miller Park
Pictured above: Alumni members of the Ethnic Alumni Association are joined by Marquette students at the Blue and Gold Color 5K at Miller Park on Saturday, Oct. 8.
By popular demand, Marquette resurrected Homecoming from Oct. 2-9. Celebrations included hot cookie night; food drive; alumni and student networking event; block party; Marquette Madness; a concert by American Authors and Rachel Platten; and more.

Save the date for Homecoming 2017: Oct. 1-8, which will coincide with Alumni Reunion Weekend, and don't miss the Homecoming photos in the upcoming fall issue of Marquette Magazine.

Marquette alumni couple give $3.5 million gift for scholarship aid

The Donald J. and Frances I. Herdrich Endowed Scholarship for Engineering will fund full scholarships for first-generation students in the Opus College of Engineering.

"Fran and I believe strongly in providing scholarship opportunities for worthy students, particularly those students who are the first in their family to attend college," said Don Herdrich, Eng '66. "Marquette, in particular, does an outstanding job of nurturing first-generation college students to ensure their success, which is why we are so excited to fund this scholarship at our alma mater." Read the full story.

Save the date: National Marquette Day is Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017
National Marquette Day is Feb. 18
For more than 20 years, National Marquette Day has stood as a global celebration that gathers the Marquette nation united together in pride, spirit and sport to honor the values we cherish. This year, the Marquette men's basketball team will take on Xavier at 7 p.m. CT. If you're interested in organizing a game-watching party in your area, please contact Terrie Bruckbauer at or (414) 288-3353.

Guess the Year
Guess the Year The MU Pep Band is invited to invigorate the crowd at the opening of Valley Fields.

a. 1989
b. 1992
c. 1995
d. 1997

Get the answer.











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

St. Louis: Blue and Gold Barbeque Scholarship Bash
Saturday, Oct. 15; Noon to 4 p.m.
Saratoga Lanes, 2725 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood
Gather with Marquette alumni and friends for award-winning barbeque from Roadkill BBQ. Play bowling and billiards at Saratoga Lanes until 6 p.m. Sign up today.

Green Bay: Packers Tailgate Party
Sunday, Oct. 16; 1:25 p.m.
The Fun Doctors Home, 884 Stadium Dr., Green Bay
Join Marquette alumni and friends in Green Bay for a tailgate party before the Packers take on the Dallas Cowboys at 3:25 p.m. If you don't have game tickets, stay at the party to watch the game on TV. Sign up for the tailgate party.

Minnesota: Marquette Men's Lacrosse Scrimmage
Sunday, Oct. 23; Noon Scrimmage; 2:30 p.m. Tailgate party
National Sports Center; 1700 105th Ave. NE, Blaine
Watch one of the fastest growing sports in the Midwest: lacrosse. Wear your MU gear, see a reigning Big East championship team and meet the team after the scrimmage for a tailgate and social hour. Sign up today.

New York: Ignatian Reflection and Dinner
Tuesday, Oct. 25; 6 to 6:45 p.m. Ignatian Reflection
America House Jesuit Community; 106 W. 56 St., New York
Dinner to Follow
Pazza Notte; 1375 Avenue of the Americas, New York
Join us for an evening of faith and fellowship. Brother Joseph Hoover, Comm ’94, will host the group for an Ignatian reflection "Finding God in All Things: Jesuit spirituality in the workplace." Afterward, guests will gather for pay-as-you-go dinner at Pazza Notte. Sign up today.

Boston: An Insider’s Look: The Evolving World of Business in Professional and Collegiate Sports
Thursday, Nov. 3; 5:30 p.m. Registration and Pre-reception;
6 p.m. Program; Networking to follow
District Hall; 75 Northern Ave., Boston
From the press box to sports marketing and technology to Marquette Athletics and the Patriots, get a behind-the-scenes look at the professional and collegiate sports industry. Sign up today.

Milwaukee: College of Nursing Inaugural Nightingala
Friday, Nov. 4; 6 p.m. Cocktails and silent auction; 7 p.m. Dinner Wisconsin Club; 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
Join us for a special evening to benefit Milwaukee's most vulnerable through Marquette University College of Nursing Community Care Programs: The Marquette Clinic for Women and Children and Sojourner Family Peace Center. Sign up today.

Milwaukee: Second Annual Marquette University Business Administration Alumni Association Sip & Savor Gala
Friday, Nov. 11; 5:30 p.m.
The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
Enjoy food, beverages and great company while bidding on live and silent auction items. Proceeds from the event support the MUBAAA scholarship fund and other College of Business Administration initiatives. Sign up today.

New York: Marquette Men’s Basketball 2016 2K Classic
Thursday, Nov. 17
; 7:30 p.m. Pregame Celebration
Mustang Harry's; 352 7th Ave., New York
9:30 p.m. Marquette vs. Michigan tipoff
Madison Square Garden; 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York
Friday Nov. 18; 4:30 p.m. Consolation game tipoff; 7:30 p.m. Championship game tipoff
Madison Square Garden; 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York
Watch the Marquette men’s basketball team in New York. Other Classic participants include the universities of Michigan and Pittsburgh and Southern Methodist University. Sign up for the pregame reception and and find out how to purchase tickets.

Phoenix: Mass, Brunch and Golf Outing
Sunday, Nov. 20
9:30 a.m. Mass; 10:15 a.m. Brunch; Noon Golf outing
Orange Tree Golf Resort - Mariposa Ballroom
10601 N. 56th St., Scottsdale
Celebrate Mass and enjoy good food with Marquette alumni and friends at Mass and brunch. Rev. Frederick Zagone, S.J., chaplain, Marquette University Alumni Association, will celebrate Mass and share the latest Marquette news. Afterward, join us for our fifth annual golf outing. Golfers of all skill levels are welcome. Sign up today.

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

October reflection: Autumn is a time of change
Homecoming We just celebrated Homecoming on campus. While we often associate homecoming with football, for some this has meant celebrating soccer and volleyball teams or getting geared up for the basketball season. For others it has meant hot cookies, BINGO, bed races, or a terrific concert on the Central Mall. At the concert I kept asking myself, "Am I really at Marquette?" as thousands around me enjoyed the beautiful moonlit night and danced or sang along to the music.

Autumn on the Marquette campus is often perceived as the time of the most dramatic change. True to their names, the flaming red maple trees along Wisconsin Avenue are just beginning to turn. Cool temperatures and dreary days may soon be upon us, but nothing seems to dampen the spirits on campus.

As another academic year moves ahead, true to our tradition we move forward ready for change knowing that God has great plans for us. We have high expectations for our students, faculty, staff and alumni to be successful. To be the difference. We recently celebrated the faculty and staff who have earned patents through their research and creativity. Many incorporated students into their work. Soon we will kick off the third year of the strategic innovation fund.

We pray God continues to bless Marquette. Our learning. Our teaching. Our research. Our living. May God bless you, too. And don’t forget to check out the All Souls' Day Remembrance detailed at the top of this newsletter.

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

#WeAreMarquette: Friends from the First Act
alumni-bond Before passion, drive and artistry helped them become Oscar and Emmy winners, the same shared qualities led Adam Stockhausen, Comm '95, and Erin Slattery Black, Comm '95, to forge a bond backstage at Marquette that has lasted more than a quarter century.

The two were both on a mission—or really, twin missions. As they grew close over more classes, dress and tech rehearsals and dinners together at Miss Katie’s Diner and Water Street Brewery, there was never “any competition” between them, recalls Stockhausen.

The friendship formed on shared passions and similar work ethics was part of a larger Marquette theatre culture that affirmed those qualities. Read the full story.

#MUThanksYou: Alumni Association Mentor Program
MUAA Mentor Program Kickoff Event

Nearly 120 alumni, students, faculty and staff celebrated the kickoff of the 2016-17 Marquette University Alumni Association Mentor Program on Oct. 8. The nationally recognized initiative matches students and alumni in approximately 20 states with similar majors and career interests. Learn more about the MUAA Mentor Program.