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President Lovell delivers third annual address to campus community

Marquette University alumni couple issue $10 million challenge to honor longtime past president

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.

Speaking to a capacity crowd in the Alumni Memorial Union ballroom on Wednesday, Jan. 18, President Lovell announced that Marquette’s new residence hall will be named for his predecessor, Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J. The honor is made possible by a new $10 million challenge issued by alumni Ray and Kay Eckstein.

“Before he walked in today, Father Wild had no idea this was going to happen,” President Lovell said. The audience of Marquette students, faculty, staff and community members went, well, wild — a sign of the love and respect that Father Wild has engendered since he came to campus as the university’s 22nd president in 1996. “Well, I am speechless,” Father Wild said. “That caught me completely by surprise!”

Read more about President Lovell’s address online.

Mission Week 2017 is Feb. 5‒10

The Marquette community is invited to Mission Week 2017, which will run Sunday, Feb. 5, through Friday, Feb. 10. The theme is “Racial Justice: Black, White and Call of the Church.” Mission Week is sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, and CM Cares, the Church Mutual Insurance Company foundation.

The Value of a Marquette Education

The university recognizes that a Marquette education is a significant investment for students and their families, and knowing where money goes and how the university operates is paramount to understanding the value of the education provided. To that end, we have provided for you this accessible, transparent and easy-to-read guide that outlines key data to help demonstrate the value and outcomes of a Marquette University education..

Senior toast and dinner part of Commencement weekend

All parents, family and friends are invited to attend Commencement weekend, May 19‒21. The all-university Baccalaureate Mass will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

Following Baccalaureate Mass, graduating seniors and their families are invited to join President Michael R. Lovell and university leadership for a toast, dinner and entertainment on Saturday, May 20, at 6 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union Monaghan Ballrooms.

Tickets are required and can be purchased online. The cost is $40 for adults and Marquette students and $25 for children. It is recommended that families purchase tickets early, as there is limited capacity. Contact Kelly Neumann, assistant dean for new student and family programs in the Office of Student Development, with questions about the toast and dinner or to request accommodations.

The all-university Commencement ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 21, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. More information regarding individual college Commencement ceremonies, including ticket guidelines, dates and times, is available online. Tickets are not required for the Baccalaureate Mass or all-university Commencement ceremony.

Next parent chat is March 1

Hosted by the Marquette Parent Program, parent chats offer an opportunity to ask questions of Marquette staff and leaders. The next parent chat will take place Wednesday, March 1, at 11 a.m. CT. Panelists will be available to answer questions about topics such as campus safety, health, campus involvement, study abroad, housing and career services.

Registration is not required for the chat, which is accessible online. For questions about Marquette Parent Chats, contact Kelly Neumann, assistant dean for new student and family programs in the Office of Student Development.

Spring 2017 WorkForce Career and Internship Fair

Students and alumni in all years and majors are encouraged to attend the WorkForce Career and Internship Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Expo Center.  Students will have the opportunity to visit with 180 different employers from a wide variety of industries offering full-time and internship positions for summer and fall 2017.

The Marquette Career Services Center will provide shuttle transportation to and from Wisconsin State Fair Park. For information about employers and shuttle service details, visit the Career Services website. Questions? Contact Career Services at or call (414) 288-7423.


Lil' Sibs Weekend will be April 7‒8

The Residence Hall Association is beginning to prepare for Lil' Siblings Weekend 2017, April 7‒8. Registration will be available in the spring.

Save the date for Family Weekend 2017

Mark your calendars for Friday, Sept. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 1, the annual weekend each fall for parents and families to connect with their students, Marquette, and the city of Milwaukee. Events are open to all family members of Marquette students.


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