Join the Ethnic Alumni Association at Alumni Reunion Weekend, July 25-28
Reconnect with friends and classmates while enjoying a full weekend of activities including Family Bowling Night on Thursday, great food and dancing on Friday night, a family-friendly block party on Saturday and an all-alumni Reunion Mass on Sunday.
"We’re planning for a great time over Reunion Weekend and hope to see a strong turnout of ethnic alumni," said Kevin Ingram, EAA president. "Bring the whole family, reconnect with friends and 'find your way back home' to Marquette." Learn more.
Stage set for April 25-27 to honor alumni national award recipients
The Marquette University Alumni Association will honor more than 50 alumni and friends at Alumni National Awards weekend, April 25-27. See who you may know and learn about the All-University Award recipients and all awardees, join the celebrations, make a gift to Marquette in honor of an awardee or send a congratulatory note.
Marquette graduate programs are ranked among nation's best
Three Marquette graduate programs made considerable gains in this year’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings by U.S. News and World Report. The College of Business Administration’s part-time MBA program moved from 65th to 50th place, the College of Education’s graduate program moved up 14 places to its current rank of 65th, and the Law School’s part-time program is now ranked 18th.
Get to Know: Jerrell Jones, Eng '13
Summer work plans: Electrical engineer at The Boeing Company in Seal Beach, Calif.
Extracurricular activities: president of the National Society of Black Engineers, Repairers of the Breach volunteer, photography, weight lifting
Favorite Marquette moment: NSBE Regional Conference in Indianapolis
Plans following graduation: Graduate school to get a Ph.D.
Favorite campus hangout: Humanoid Engineering and Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, Engineering Hall
Get to Know is a glimpse of Marquette students in and out of class.
Cristo Rey scholarship initiative is team effort for Northeast alumni
The Marquette Club of New York recently generated support
toward its Cristo Rey Network scholarship. It's designed to help deserving
students from the three Cristo Rey high schools in New York and New Jersey to
attend Marquette. “Supporting the Cristo Rey scholarship helps provide the
Marquette experience to outstanding students in the area, many of whom will be
first generation college students,” said Marquette Club of New York President
Steve Briggs, Bus Ad '08.
Former Hartman Literacy and Learning Center student gives back as a Marquette Engineering sophomore
As a third-grade student, Markesha Harris visited Marquette’s Hartman Literacy and Learning Center to improve her reading skills. Fast forward to the present and the center celebrates 20 years of helping students like Markesha, who is flourishing as a Marquette sophomore in the College of Engineering. Read her story.
Dr. Fabien Josse honored with Haggerty research award
Through his work in investigating and developing novel sensors and sensor systems, Dr. Fabien Josse, professor of electrical and computer engineering, uses his skills to help solve water contamination and bioterrorism issues. He is also the 2013 recipient of the Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Research Excellence. Read more about Dr. Josse and other faculty and their research initiatives.
Alumni celebrate Marquette's remarkable run to Elite Eight
Marquette alumni, students and friends rang out ahoya
as the Marquette Men's Basketball team reached the Elite Eight in the
NCAA tournament for the first time since 2003. Alumni around the globe
cheered on the team at 55 official game-watching events, including
Anchorage, Boston and Texas. This March 30 television story highlighted Marquette pride nationwide.
Marquette will compete in the new 10-team BIG EAST Conference, as announced on March 20, beginning in 2013-14.
HIV/AIDS stigma in African-American community leads to research
Discover how Dr. Angelique Harris, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, and a small group of mostly female activists is studying the motivating stigma that still exists in the African-American community surrounding HIV/AIDS. Read more about her work and other research being conducted at Marquette in the Discover magazine.
Marquette recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Marquette is hosting lectures and awareness-building efforts on campus to give voice to this important topic. This video highlights the sexual violence education and awareness initiatives Marquette University has undertaken to ensure the safety and well-being of all students. While Sexual Assault Awareness Month is recognized on campus each April, the university’s important work around sexual violence education continues year-round.
Marquette in the News
Marquette University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., shared insights about
fellow Jesuit and recently elected Pope Francis on the March 14 broadcast of CBS Morning News.
Rev. Steven Avella, professor of history, wrote an opinion piece about Pope Francis' first month in office and what types of traits he has displayed in that timeframe. Opinion piece appeared on CNN.com, March 29, 2013.
See which Marquette events are happening in the area. Check out the full Alumni Event Calendar and register online.
CEO of Mexican hospital to present at College of Nursing
Thursday, April 11
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Clark Hall, 111
Hosted by the College of Nursing, "Healthcare in a High Risk Environment" will be presented by Dr. Edmundo Mesta-Casavantes, CEO of Hospitales Angeles Torreon, located in Torreon, Mexico,
Milwaukee: Dinner and a Show - Urinetown
Friday, April 19
6 p.m. Dinner and chat with Guest Director Tony Clements
Haggerty Museum of Art – 13th and Clybourn streets
7:30 p.m.Performance of Urinetown – The Musical
Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre
"The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks"
Thursday, April 25
Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B/C
Led by Dr. Jeanne Theoharis, Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College of CUNY and Co-founder of Educators for Civil Liberties. The talk is part of Marquette’s year-long Freedom Project
to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Marquette CIRCLES returns this spring
Network with Marquette alumni, parents and friends doing business in or providing services to a variety industries. Coming to these locations this spring: Chicago (April 18, May 7), Northeastern Wisconsin (May 16), Seattle (May 22) and Northern California (June 3).
Vigil held for captured journalist James Foley, Arts '96
A campus vigil for Marquette alumnus and captured journalist James
Foley, Arts '96, was held on April 5 to appeal for his safety and
release. Foley, whose parents attended the vigil, was captured while
working as a freelance journalist in northwest Syria, reporting on the
civil war in the country. His whereabouts are currently unknown.
Foley spoke about his experience as a captive in Libya in a December
2011 visit to Marquette. Portions of his presentation, along with a
letter he wrote to the Marquette community after his release in Libya,
are available online. Community members can show their support by signing an online petition for his release at freejamesfoley.org.