The Magazine of Marquette University | Fall 2006


We Are Marquette | News-Events-People
Professor of the Year

Dr. Don Neumann has always been awed by his students’ limitless capacity to learn. He helps spark that passion, both at home and abroad.

Marquette Today has big debut

A year ago the university introduced Marquette Today to share all of the different ways that donors could support Marquette. It simplified the process for donors to direct their gifts to where they believe they can do the most good — the Scholar’s Fund, the Marquette Fund or the Blue & Gold Fund.

Board elects new chair

In 1909 Marquette became the first Catholic coeducational university in the world. In 2006 the university celebrated the naming of a woman to chair the Board of Trustees.

Shaped by Marquette

When Darren Jackson, Bus Ad ’87, was invited to talk to students about vocation, his first thought was, “I didn’t go into the priesthood; I became a CFO.” Then Jackson magnified his definition of vocation and realized he did have something important to say. He delivered that message as one of the speakers featured at the Manresa Project’s Alumni in Action program, which invited alumni to trace how they were shaped by their Marquette experiences.

Kohler Co. chief talks business

Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., chairman, CEO and president of Kohler Co., discussed the challenges of privately owned and publicly traded companies at the fall Business Leaders Forum.

Dwyane Wade recalls lessons

Former student's love of books takes center court.

Bill Cords retires

While Bill Cords led athletics, the university built Valley Fields, the outdoor athletic complex, and established the Blue & Gold Athletic Scholarship Fund.

Aspin Center honors congressman

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, wins 2006 Democracy Award.

Watch your TV

Father Wild stars in 30-second commercial.

International connection

Delegation from China studies Marquette.

Student wins national award

A Jesuit education teaches service to others — and going wherever the need is greatest to do it. Marquette students adopt that philosophy pretty quickly, and senior Tim Kummer really took it to heart.

His world got bigger

Rolandas Kesminas, fresh out of graduate school, was working as an instructor in Lithuania when Marquette professor Dr. Don Neumann arrived to teach physical therapy. Kesminas didn’t know it at the time, but his world was about to get bigger.

Engage the world

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of the Republic of Liberia, has pledged to bring peace, justice and reform to her people. She accepted an honorary doctor of laws degree in a ceremony at Marquette. “I will remember that warm crowd today,” she said. “I could see people understood. Whether I was sharing agony or joy, I could see the connection, and I will remember it.”

Some Jottings: What Jesus asks

Jesus asks us to do some things that aren’t very realistic — to forgive without limit, love our enemies, hunger and thirst for justice, live as peacemakers, accept the crosses in our lives and become great by serving others.

National Marquette Day

Be a part of Marquette history! Celebrate the 30th anniversary of our 1977 NCAA championship Saturday, March 3, when Marquette meets Pittsburgh in a Big East matchup on ESPN.

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