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Do this in memory of me A look at how Vatican II reforms changed worship on campus






Graduating seniors find a special way to document memories and friendship. Photo by Rebecca Rebholz, business administration junior



Miss Katie’s Diner is a historic stop for hungry students and alumni.




Pardeep Kaleka, Arts ’95, left, and Arno Michaelis bring the lessons of Serve 2 Unite to the community to stop hatred and violence.


16 Do this in memory of me Change inspired by Vatican II found its way into the very thing that made us, us. Marquette would never be the same. F E AT U R ES

22 Summer research Not everyone spends the lazy, crazy days at the beach. What do fruit flies, worms and fluid mechanics have in common? They’re keeping students and faculty busy this summer.


26 Turning tragedy into hope After the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, grief led alumnus Pardeep Kaleka, Arts ’95, to reach out and form an unexpected alliance.

30 Marquette hunger games The Food Channel has diners, drive-ins and dives. We have loaded, layered and local delights that generations of alumni remember and relish.

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on the Web Men’s basketball player Chris Otule’s got game in our video accompaniment to “Marquette hunger games” on page 30.

Online extra this issue Craving more Marquette news? The Marquette Magazine website is updated with fresh content every week. Snag some summer barbecue tips from one campus grill guru, and find out what it feels like to bike 800 miles to attend Alumni Reunion Weekend — you’ll get to experience it minus the sore calves.


we are marquette 6 being the difference

> Working for peace in Afghanistan

> NABJ summit opens

> Campus Q&A


8 on campus

> The next evolution for Marquette

> Campus replay

> All in the family

> Baptized

> New March madness

“I’m still stunned by the bravery I witnessed in Boston...”

11 academic matters

> Strike! Knuckleball research shows

why batters crumble

12 mu spirit

> Solidarity with Boston

in every issue

14 snap:shot

> Come as you are. Depart as the Class of 2013

Editor: Joni Moths Mueller Copy Editing Assistance: Becky Dubin Jenkins Contributing Writers: magazine intern Jessie Bazan, Lauren Burke, Tim Cigelske, Nicole Sweeney Etter, Marissa Evans, Comm ’13, Chris Jenkins and Lynn C. Sheka Design: Winge Design Studio Photography: Peter Coombs, Ron Espina, Matthew Guillory, John Nienhuis, Rebecca Rebholz, Kat Schleicher, John Sibilski and Ben Smidt Illustrations: Copyrighted © Getty, cover; Carl Wiens, pgs. 1, 22, 24, 25; James Yang, pgs. 34, 37, 45 Stock photography: Copyrighted © Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe/Getty, p. 13


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Greetings From President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.


> Mary Schwager, Comm ’93 PAGE 32 > Chris Owen, Arts ’10 PAGE 35 > Jason Schoen, Eng ’05 PAGE 39 > In Memoriam PAGE 40 > Weddings PAGE 42 > Births PAGE 44

Class Notes

47 Letters to the Editor Readers weigh in with their views 48 Tilling the soil Exploring faith together

season,” think again.

Marquette is offering 340 for-credit summer courses. We



If you are inclined to think of summer as Marquette’s “off-

expect to enroll about 3,600 students in them, nearly a third of our spring or fall enrollment. Independent study and thesis and dissertation courses drive Marquette’s summer population even higher.


Across campus, many research labs continue working at full

tilt, reflecting a commonly held view among faculty members that this is a time to bear down on research and scholarship. The research activity keeps many additional students engaged, including those participating in the highly competitive summer

Marquette’s tradition of

research programs offered in biological sciences and mathe-

productive, intellectually

matics, computer science and statistics with support from the

stimulating summers is

National Science Foundation. Turn to page 22 to learn about the

a valuable one, a resource

scientific problems that students are working to address before fall classes resume.

this university community

is drawing on in new

Summer is also a time to branch out, both geographically

and demographically. There are faculty-led study trips to locales such as China, Estonia and Peru. And each year at this time,

ways this year.

we welcome hundreds of pre-college students for experiences that challenge their minds and enlarge their imaginations —  everything from the Engineering Academies to Upward Bound and the Summer Debate Institute.

Marquette’s tradition of productive, intellectually stimulat-

ing summers is a valuable one, a resource this university community is drawing on in new ways this year. That’s because, in May, the Board of Trustees voted to endorse Marquette’s new strategic plan, the creation of which has been tracked in previous issues of this magazine. In Beyond Boundaries: Setting the Course for Marquette’s Future, Marquette has a map to guide us through today’s challenges to the valuable opportunities within our grasp in the next five to seven years. See the plan at, and read what some members of the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee would like to highlight in the plan on page 8.

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Beyond Boundaries sets very high aspirations for this univer-

sity. To realize them, we need a sense of urgency. We can’t afford to take the summer off. If any of us has dreams of hanging a “gone fishing” sign on our office doors for the rest of the summer — or using one of those automatic-reply messages that says we are “away indefinitely and inaccessible by phone or Internet” — we should realize we’d miss a lot.

At the same time, every summer should have its share of

quiet evenings on a screened porch or long weekends near a favorite body of water — in other words, prime opportunities to catch up on some reading. In that spirit, I will share a couple summer reading recommendations for you, as I’ve been known to do since I started my academic career teaching English.

...  every summer should have its share of quiet evenings on a screened porch or long weekends near a favorite body of water — in other words, prime opportunities to catch up on some reading.

If you appreciate riveting nonfiction, I highly recommend

The Hare with Amber Eyes by noted British ceramic artist Edmund de Waal. Decades after his wealthy, art-collecting Jewish family had nearly all of their possessions stripped from them by Nazi occupiers, he goes in search of their truths and traditions and finds them passed down through the tiniest of art objects.

My other recommendation is A Thousand Mornings, the

new collection by Mary Oliver. The renowned poet treated a Marquette audience to a preview of the book in November during the reading she gave while here to receive an honorary degree. With their rare gift for capturing the rhythms and wonders of the natural world, the poems of this friend of Marquette are exceptional summer companions.

Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. PRESIDENT


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being the difference : 6 on campus : 8 academic matters : 11 mu spirit : 12 snapshot : 14

we are marquette R O B O T S , P E A C E M A K E R S A N D K N U C K L E B A L L S prove research and scholar-

ship aren’t dry and esoteric, and they offer new and often challenging perspectives. In this issue, read about robots to fight childhood obesity, a new partnership in Afghanistan and studies designed to solve the mystery of baseball’s trickiest pitch. Batter up!

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Working for peace When members of a nonviolent social movement in Afghanistan reached out for advice, what else could Marquette do? A small delegation from the Center for Peacemaking booked flights. Center director Patrick Kennelly, Arts ’07, alumni Chris Jeske, Bus Ad ’07, Ellen Kennelly, Arts ’05, and Emmey Malloy, Arts ’06, joined Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Maguire, Rev. John Dear, S.J., and others on a trip to Kabul. They met the Afghan Peace Volunteers, a small group of men and boys who’ve joined together to try to improve life for everyone in Afghanistan. They also met Marquette alumnus Bill Schmitt, Arts ’01, who is the top official for Catholic Relief Services in Afghanistan. Kennelly and his colleagues at the Center for Peacemaking research nonviolence movements to understand what methods work and why. “One of the neat things about nonviolence is it’s constantly adapted based on context,” says Kennelly. “Here, in one of the main theatres of conflict, is a group that in under seven years is gaining a lot of attention for a commitment to nonviolence, coupled with action to transform the situation in their country.” APV is small. The core group is 20 – 40 multiethnic Afghans, according to Kennelly. When their supporters come together at public events, there are between 60 and 300 men and boys, depending on the gathering. In Afghanistan, the Marquette group visited a women’s collective started by APV and met with members of the Afghanistan Parliament, the United Nations and the U.S. State Department. But, mostly, Kennelly says, they learned how APV works for peace. A huge symbolic and practical action, Kennelly says, is the members live harmoniously in an “ashram” community to demonstrate that Afghans can get along. But they also draw attention to the nonviolence movement. For example, APV organized marches calling for an end to war, put a statue in a park with the message “Our love is stronger than all the wars in the world” and hung a sign that said “Peace” in the cove that once held the famous Buddhas of Bamiyan carvings. “When we came, they said over and over how grateful they were that we’d come to ‘this trashy war-torn place,’” says Malloy, who visited Kabul for the first time as a member of the Marquette delegation. “There was a sense of gratitude and awe that we came and that we will write about them.” All of the interviews were recorded for further study by peacemaking and nonviolence researchers. m JMM


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NABJ summit opens Only three years after its founding, the Marquette student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists — in collaboration with the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication — hosted the 2013 Midwest Journalism Summit. More than 40 students from Bowling Green State University, Northern Illinois University, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Michigan State University, Northwestern University and Marquette participated in two days of workshops covering topics ranging from digital journalism to data reporting to broadcast journalism to writing for print. NABJ–Marquette is the organization’s only student chapter in Wisconsin. Mira Lowe, senior features editor for CNN Digital and former editor-in-chief of JET magazine, kicked off the summit with her keynote address about how to be a fearless journalist. James Causey, Comm ’94, editorial writer for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, discussed using his column to initiate community conversations about social justice issues. m ME


Amy Bailey, Comm ’98 Community news editor, The Green Bay Press-Gazette Chuck O’Neil, Sp ’74 Director, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Kevin Crowe, Arts ’04 Reporter, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Andrew Williams offers more insights in his book, Out of the Box: Building Robots, Transforming Lives, and the blog on his website,


Dr. Andrew Williams discusses how the power of robotics and artificial intelligence can improve the world. Williams, Grad ’95, is John P. Raynor, S.J., Distinguished Chair and director of the Humanoid Engineering and Intelligent Robotics Lab in the College of Engineering. His current research focus is on using those technologies to address childhood obesity. MM: You began using robots as a teaching tool early on. Why robots? AW: Before I became a professor, I wanted

to learn more about software but also artificial intelligence, which is getting a computer to think, reason, act and learn like a human being. When I became a faculty member, I became fascinated with using robotics as a teaching tool. Robotics is hands-on, and it provides a way to keep students who have different learning styles engaged. MM: Aren’t robots just toys? AW: In 2007, Bill Gates wrote an article

in Scientific American titled “A Robot in Every Home.” I believe we’re not far from the day when there will be a robot in every home and every person will have a personal robot.

MM: Why focus on childhood obesity? AW: Marquette students always want to

focus on doing something to make the world a better place. I was thinking about how robots could be used to solve a social or health problem. A recent study from the University of Washington says, globally, obesity is a bigger health crisis than hunger and is the leading cause of disabilities. MM: How can a robot fight childhood obesity? AW: Kids think of robots as

toys. We can leverage that idea of having fun. We have a prototype robot that can teach a student how to do pushups and leg stretches and sit-ups and other physical activity. Then we’ve taken the NIKE+ Fuel Band — which is an accelerometer that measures physical activity, calories, number of steps — and we’re using it to gauge the effectiveness of the human-to-robot interaction. We look named Williams one of its 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology.

forward to seeing the results and then improving the robot algorithms and trying this technology out in the community. There isn’t anyone else doing what we are with robots and wearable technology. MM: What research is next for you? AW: I’m interested in robot ethics and

how to help our society develop policies to ensure robots will be used ethically to benefit people. This issue has been highlighted with the use of drones, which are human-controlled robots that are being used for national security. There are philosophical, technical and moral issues that need to be addressed as these robots become more sophisticated and intelligent. I also want to make sure there is an ethical voice for minorities and under-resourced communities related to robotics. I want Marquette students to be part of the next generation of technical leaders who are thinking about ethical concerns related to new technology to promote policies that are beneficial to everyone. m JMM

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From left: Dr. Mary DiStanislao, Dr. Sandra Hunter and Tim Rippinger ‘guideposts’ for Marquette to evolve in bold and innovative ways that are both relevant to the world and consistent with our mission. For instance, many of the objectives mention crossdisciplinary actions. The ‘guidepost’ there is for us to apply our individual and institutional talents to improve the world around us.” Dr. Sandra Hunter Associate professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences



We begin The next evolution for Marquette The Board of Trustees officially endorsed Marquette University’s strategic plan in May. That means the hard work of implementing the plan is now under way.

Hunter points to the expressed commitment to move into the top quarter of national universities ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the investment in collaborative, focused areas of basic and applied research. She believes both will have long-term benefits. “Marquette graduates will have an edge in the employment market, and Marquette University will be able to attract high-caliber graduate students who are drawn to the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research. All of the consequences of achieving those objectives will help Marquette become a destination university for the best students and faculty members.” m LCS

Marquette Magazine asked three members of the Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee what they see in the strategic plan that will help Marquette face critical challenges during the next decade. Dr. Mary DiStanislao Executive vice president The plan will help Marquette take on the challenge of creating new knowledge to stay relevant in a crowded higher education landscape, says DiStanislao. “The strategic planning process got us on our way because it crossed traditional boundaries between faculty and administrators. Working across silos will be important as we develop curricula and programs that will be relevant to students of the future.” Tim Rippinger Senior associate vice president in University Advancement Evolving as an institution with relevance in the world is one of the top outcomes of the strategic plan identified by Rippinger. “At a time when higher education is under increasing pressure to change from its traditional model, the strategic plan provides important


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The strategic planning process seeks to address challenges and opportunities the university and higher education will face during the next five to seven years. Read the strategic plan online at strategicplan.

on campus

Campus replay Admission 25 cents. What a bargain when the first Campus Carnival “midway” opened Saturday, April 21, 1956. The Marquette Tribune described a gymnasium “filled with all the features of a regular traveling carnival like side shows, games of skill and concessions, all sponsored and operated by various Marquette organizations in competition with each other.”

Fast forward to 1966, when the Board of Governors

of Schroeder Hall felt the Carnival Committee ignored the hall’s entry for a Carnival activity. In a spirit of minor rebellion, the hall’s leadership decided to host a rogue celebration.

The hall hired Tom and Jerry to perform a concert

on campus for $2,000, then-students Bob Sullivan, Arts ’68, and David Jorling, Law ’71, remember. The bargain was possible because the singing duo was not quite famous until their song Sound of Silence hit the airwaves and became a No. 1 hit single. Of course, by then, Tom and Jerry were better known as Simon

All in the family Early this year, the university released the video Find your way home. News about the 90-second film moved like lightning through social media and quickly garnered more than 12,000 views on YouTube.

and Garfunkel.

“They tried to renegotiate the contract for $20,000,”

Broad collaboration produced this home movie.

Jorling says, after the song took off. “But with the

Marquette’s Office of Marketing and Communication

help of the university’s legal staff, we held them to

concepted and produced it. A request relayed on Facebook

the contract. We expected their concert would be

to use real names and profile pictures in the film resulted in

disappointing since they would not want to be there,

hundreds of responses from students and alumni eager to

but they gave an excellent performance. ... The Old

participate. Cinematographer Robb Fischer, Sp ’84, filmed

Gym was jammed. ... It still remains one of the best

the opening and ending scenes in front of Marquette Hall

concerts I have seen over the years.” m JMM

with then-student Alexis Lozinak, Comm ’13, in the lead role. From there, editor Kevin Klimek, Comm ’92, of Milwaukee-based post-production facility Independent Edit finessed the raw footage.

A music track by Jones Street Station with band member

Danny Erker, Arts ’01, tied it all together. The track, The Understanding, was pulled from a music video featuring Danny Pudi, Comm ’98, and Monica West, Comm ’01.

“Around the same time (Pudi) started working on

Community, my band happened to be in LA for a gig,” Erker says. “He gave us a tour of his set and introduced us to the rest of the cast, including Alison Brie, who now regularly performs with Jones Street Station. When it came time to do a video for The Understanding, it just made sense to include Danny and Monica. They’re two of my best pals who happen to also be terrific actors.” m LB

The Jones Street Station’s lyrics in Find your way home speak to alumni and students, particularly the refrain: “Turn to a stranger, take his hand, then you’ll understand.” See the video at

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New March madness  Social media was in its infancy a decade ago when Marquette made a deep run in the NCAA tournament. During this year’s Elite Eight appearance in March, fandom unleashed mature social media madness —  enthusiastically posting, tweeting and pinning away. THE





5,900+ new facebook fans

10,000+ retweets



clicks on Chrissy Taylor thought, “Whoa!” when rising from the baptismal font.

24 million

The sopping-wet junior in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences stood tall in front of the Sunday


congregation at the Church of the Gesu while parishioners


chanted “Alleluia.”

Graduate student Flavio Rovertoni; Victoria Truex, Ed

’13; and Annie Shuey, a junior in the Diederich College of Communication, joined Taylor at the baptism, all four becoming fully initiated into the Catholic Church.

Baptism is the culmination of the Rite of Christian

Initiation of Adults. They were named members of the “elect” on the first Sunday of Lent. They were baptized, confirmed and received Holy Communion for the first time on the second Sunday of Easter.

Steve Blaha, Arts ’96, assistant director of campus

ministry, says baptisms have always been a “significant soaking,” but this is the first year students were fully immersed.

“Theologically, it’s all about being

immersed into the paschal mystery,” Blaha says. “The person becomes one with Christ in that water.” m JB


Fan posts ranged from photos of schoolchildren

wearing blue and gold in Andahuaylillas, Peru, to video of a class on campus reacting to the last-second win over Davidson. Dan Voors, Bus Ad ’07, is one of the growing group of supporters who talk about Marquette basketball on Twitter using the hashtag #mubb. This year, Voors created a “Keep Calm and Ahoya On” graphic to tamp down panic during Marquette’s frequent nail-biters. His creation went viral with more than 750 shares on Facebook, as well as several retweets, reblogs, and repins on Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest.

“I love being able to connect and converse with so

many other fans on Twitter during games,” Voors says. “To see the passion that so many others have for our school and our team makes me even more proud to be a supporter.” m TC Keep up at


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Knuckleball research shows why batters crumble.

Why does the knuckleball move so erratically? Mike Morrissey, Grad ’09, used his engineering prowess to find out. Guided by Dr. John Borg, associate professor of mechanical engineering, Morrissey studied the aerodynamics of baseball’s most-puzzling pitch for his master’s thesis. To throw a knuckleball, pitchers dig in their fingernails behind the seam and throw. The knuckleball travels 20 – 30 mph slower than the average fastball, which clocks in at 90 – 100 mph. The reduced speed makes the knuckleball harder to hit. Zigging and zagging, its unpredictable movement leaves even the best hitters and catchers perplexed. Milwaukee Brewers funnyman announcer and former catcher Bob Uecker once joked, “The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until the ball stops rolling and then pick it up.” For catchers who want better odds, Morrissey went on the hunt for a scientific explanation. “When I got to Marquette, Dr. Borg was talking baseball and he asked me if I would be interested in researching the knuckleball,” says Morrissey. “I was like: ‘Are you kidding me? That would be great!’” Morrissey and Borg experimented with Rawlings baseballs, helium bubbles and a state-of-the-art wind tunnel.

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“Using the conditions of 70 mph wind velocity, 50 rotations per minute and a two-seam orientation, we were able to measure the forces acting on the ball,” explains Morrissey. With assistance from a high-speed camera, they could see the ball rotate in slower revolutions. These advanced resources made all the difference. “This is where you see what actually happens to the baseball as it’s traveling through wind,” Morrissey says. As part of his research, Morrissey snagged an interview with knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who was pitching in the Milwaukee Brewers farm system at the time. In 2012, Dickey won the National League Cy Young Award as a member of the New York Mets. Curiosity about Dickey’s pitching mechanics propelled Morrissey’s groundbreaking knuckleball research into the national spotlight. 60 Minutes Sports, the Discovery Channel and Popular Mechanics magazine traveled to Marquette to see firsthand what Morrissey and Borg learned. “The knuckleball was a dead art, but when Dickey won the Cy Young, it got the ball rolling and people were interested again,” says Morrissey. Is the mystery of the knuckleball solved? Not completely. Next up is testing a faster pitch in a more humid climate with different orientations and rotation rates. Morrissey leaves that for another adventurous researcher to study. m JB Below: Fox’s Milwaukee affiliate, WITI-TV, filmed Dr. John Borg and his summer research students using the wind tunnel to track a pitch spinning at knuckleball speed.

See the 60 Minutes segment with Leslie Stahl at edu/knuckleball-60minutes and watch the Discovery Channel piece at

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Solidarity with Boston

Members of the Marquette community reflect on the tragedy and vow to return to Boston to run again. “ S T U N N E D B Y T H E B R AV E R Y ”

off. All I could think was, “Oh, no, not here.”

Dr. Gary Krenz, professor of mathematics,

It was amazing witnessing the reaction of

statistics and computer science


efore the race, I was chatting with fellow runners under a tent on the

Hopkinton High School baseball field when a woman asked if she could pray for our safety. We bowed our heads. Later in the run, I had another experience that will stay

the police officers and EMTs who’d been standing at the back of the runners’ area; they grabbed their med kits and took off, flat-out running toward the smoke. I’m still stunned by the bravery I witnessed in Boston and, later, by the compassion of Bostonians who cared for the stranded runners. m

with me forever and that probably helped me get past the finish line before the explosion. I wasn’t running well. I’d had trouble in my training and, sure enough, when I got to about mile eight, I started cramping up. I was walking by mile 22. When I made the final turn, where you can see the finish line blocks ahead, I was dragging. A fellow runner tapped me on the shoulder and encouraged me to run those final blocks. He got me going, and I crossed the finish line with



Sarah Parks, Nurs ’13


was able to fulfill one of my lifelong dreams by running in the Boston Marathon. ... When the blast occurred, all I could think about were the

cheering spectators I saw on the course and the volunteers who ran right up to check on me when I crossed the finish line. The bombers targeted innocent people at a joyous event. I will never be able to understand that. The impact has brought a new value to running in the Boston Marathon to me, and I plan

4:07:56 showing on the race clock. About a

to return again next year to show the strength of the

minute and half later, the first bomb went

running community and for the people of Boston. m

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Kathy McGurk, senior in the College of Health Sciences


he moment I had been imagining for so long — finishing the Boston Marathon — was

everything I had dreamed of. But within 40 minutes, my emotions took a drastic turn as the horrific events unfolded. Now a cloud of sadness envelops many of the good memories from that day. Normally,

The Boston Strong One Run on May 25, 2013 was organized to allow runners who were stopped mid-race after the bombings to complete the final mile of the route.


Dr. Brant L. McCartan, H Sci ’06


ran to raise money for Special Olympics, and I raised nearly

$6,000. It was through the help of

the post-race pain carries a wonderful excitement

friends and family, countless social

and pride for having finished. This time, every step

networking posts, and reminders

reminded me of the people who were not able to

and spam-like emails over four

finish the race, the people who may never walk

months that I was able to achieve

again and the three victims who will never return

this. This amount of money funds

home. I feel a profound sense of sadness for the

16 Special Olympic athletes for an

victims and their families, and I will forever keep

entire year. I ran it for them, but I

them in my mind as I continue to run and live my

also ran it for myself. There were

life. I feel a tremendous need to go back and run

thousands of us running for chari-

again in support of the victims, fellow runners,

ties that did not get an official time,

spectators and the city of Boston. m

but it’s about more than finishing for us. I exceeded my goals and raised a lot of money for an amazing organization, and that’s enough for me. I’m proud of that. m


Patrick Manner, sophomore


in the College of Health Sciences

John Pinkham, Comm ’11



s I read the headlines, watched a few news crawlers and started

could not be more proud of my city. What I saw that day of the

marathon was horrible, but it was

to text my wife at work, my thoughts turned quickly to our brother and

not all bad. I saw the amazing peo-

sister-in-law who live in South Boston.

ple of this city rise to the occasion and rush into action, no questions

He’s an EMT, and she’s a cardiac nurse at Mass General. They were safe. During

my friends who could not finish the

asked. The Boston Marathon is one

the next few days, I read stories about

race and make a personal statement

of the happiest days in the city, and

potential Al Qaeda connections and

that there are other responses to

we showed that even the most evil

American retribution by opinionated

violence than more violence. I reached

of actions couldn’t shake us. I am

bloggers and posters. I decided to pause

out to Patrick Kennelly at the Mar-

proud of everyone who helped out

and, in the Jesuit tradition, ask myself

quette Center for Peacemaking with

in the moment, everyone who

what this situation could teach us. In

my idea to run as a way to raise

helped find the bombers, and every-

that time of reflection, my choice be-

awareness for the center. I will run

one who ran in the race and who

came clear. I will run in the upcoming

for peace, an active and even asser-

will run next year. I am very proud

half-marathon in Milwaukee to honor

tive peace, but peace nonetheless. m

to call Boston my home. m

“I could not be more proud of my city.” — John Pinkham, Comm ’11

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you, eliciting unique dreams and great desires that will always and forever direct your efforts to the greater glory of God and the well-being of the world.” — President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., to the Class of 2013

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A look at how Vatican II reforms changed worship on campus

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME I T J UST KEPT COMING. Like a cool midsummer rain, change

descended upon campus. It seeped into the crevices of Gesu, trickled down the vines of Marquette Hall, rippled across Wisconsin Avenue. The change inspired by the Second Vatican Council found its way into the very thing that made us, us — our university identity. MARQUETTE WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME .

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he reforms began taking shape on Oct. 11, 1962 with the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Nearly

And, so, Marquette also undertook this

mission 50 years ago. There are enough

5,000 miles from Milwaukee, cardinals,

stories of the impact of Vatican II on

bishops and other faith leaders

campus worship, academics and Campus

started discussing and debating

Ministry to fill library shelves. Students grabbed onto opportunities to engage with

matters of the Catholic Church — topics such as liturgy,

their church in new ways.

revelation and the role of the church in the world.

Some of their excitement was

For four years, religious leaders listened and wrote,

Sancrosanctum Concilium.

argued and rewrote, prayed and kept writing. The resulting constitutions, documents and decrees were momentous. Many of the most shocking reforms came from the Sancrosanctum Concilium, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy. Mass … not in Latin? Eucharist … 

inspired by three passages from the


ut since the use of the mother tongue, whether in the Mass, the administration of the sacraments,

or other parts of the liturgy, frequently may be of great advantage to the people, the limits of its employment may be

ministered by laypeople? Great-grandma would never


believe it. But the council sought to engage the faithful

— Sancrosanctum Concilium 36.2

on a deeper level. These reforms invited Catholics

to take new ownership of their faith’s most sacred celebration — the liturgy.

Liturgies around the world took on

new life by the late 1960s. On campus, students and parishioners at the Church of the Gesu experienced these reforms firsthand. One of the most notable reforms was the change from celebrating Mass in Latin to celebrating it in English.


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Campus Ministry was originally located in Merritty Hall. Staff included (left to right) Jim Ewens, S.J.; Vern Gregson; Maureen (Lynch) Fuechtmann; Jean (Cowles) Jaeck; Alan Davis; and the Rev. Bob Doran, S.J., then director of the department.

and eternal covenant. …” The familiar


providential dispositions of God in our

Mass with Rev. John Naus, S.J., began in

English words flowed from his lips.

time, as a movement of the Holy

the 1980s and became a campus staple.

“... it will be shed for you and for all

Spirit in His Church.”

— Sancrosanctum Concilium 43

Grad ’88, ’98, remembers arranging a

dining room for Mass in the early 1980s.

“This is the cup of my blood …”

proclaimed the presider during the revised Eucharistic Prayer, “of the new

men so that sins may be forgiven,” he prayed. “Do this in memory of me.”

As he grasped the chalice, the pre-

sider gazed upon the congregation of students and community members ready to be nourished at the Eucharistic table.

At the moment of consecration, the

presider lifted the chalice high for all to see. The scene was familiar, but the feeling was different for many who had spent their lives hearing “hic est enim calix sanguinis mei.”

Here was the liturgy, ritualized

worship, now celebrated in English. It was jarring, yet unifying. The presider and congregation shared a newfound intimacy.

“There was a mystical, sacramental

eal for the promotion and

restoration of the liturgy is

continued to burn. Chapels sprouted up

rightly held to be a sign of the

in the residence halls. Tuesday night

1960s Marquette was grooving

with political protests, shaggy haircuts and excitement about Vatican II. Bits and pieces of information from the council were dispersed via the technologies of the time — but on campus, the most exciting was human voices.

Years later, the flame of excitement

Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, Arts ’85,

makeshift altar in the McCormick Hall

“It would be loaded with people,”

she says of the dining room. “The 10 p.m. Masses were just part of life.”

Students were excited about the “new”

liturgy, and Mass attendance showed it.

for spiritual conversations and, most


important, for communal prayer.

tions, which is demanded by the very

nature of the liturgy.”

Students gathered for lectures by theologians, such as Catholic biblical scholar David Stanley. They gathered

Retired philosophy professor

Dr. Thomas Anderson, Grad ’61, ’67, remembers lower Gesu Church rang

other Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious and

active participation in liturgical celebra-

— Sancrosanctum Concilium 14

out daily in spirited song as students

They spoke. They sang. They prayed.

flocked to Mass.

Soon, they could minister, too. Vatican II

overflow that the Latin had,” remembers

redefined the role of the laity in church

Rev. William Kelly, S.J., of post-Vatican II

time,” he recalls.

ministry. Lay people could now serve as

campus Masses. “But the liturgy wasn’t

lectors and Eucharistic ministers. Lay

as gripping as when it was in your

for Mass of the Holy Spirit in October

people could now proclaim the Word of

own language.”

1962 to pray for the success of the

God and touch the body of Christ

council. The community marked the

council’s close with a liturgy in 1965.

embrace the council’s reforms, Marquette

The familiar words had a way of

touching the soul.

“It was a heady time, an exciting The campus community gathered

At a time when many were hesitant to

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DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME was on the cutting edge of lay involvement and student leadership.

“Marquette, through Campus Ministry, became

like the laboratory for students to exercise leadership in faith responsibilities,” says Rev. Bryan Massingale, Arts ’79, who was one of those young faith leaders.

Students began breaking open the week’s Gospel

readings and planning campus Masses. Father Massingale, now the associate director of undergraduate studies and professor in the Department of Theology, remembers the profundity of these new liturgical ministry opportunities. “We look at it now and say, ‘Doesn’t that always happen?’ Well, it didn’t always happen,” he says. “At that time, there were students who came to Marquette and began exercising liturgical ministries and leadership that they couldn’t exercise in their own parishes.”

For current students, 50 years can seem like

eons ago. Graduates born after the Green Bay

WITNESS TO HISTORY There have been six popes since Vatican II. The world is still getting acquainted with the newest leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis. Some study abroad students witnessed the church’s historic moment. Seamus Doyle, sophomore in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, witnessed the final Angelus by Pope Benedict and the first audience with Pope Francis. “I was able to go to Pope Benedict’s final Angelus, which took place the Sunday before he resigned. It was a deeply moving experience with tens of thousands of other Catholics. We didn’t speak the same

language or come from the same country, but we held a deeper truth that bonded us together. The square, which holds 60,000 people at its fullest, was nearly full. People were holding signs thanking Benedict for his service to the church and, as I stood there looking at all the people around me, it struck me that I was standing in the midst of history.”

Packers won the first Super Bowl have no living memory of Vatican II.

That’s what makes an anniversary celebration

so valuable. There is no better excuse than a golden jubilee to crack open old yearbooks and trade stories with alumni of different eras. We have much to share with one another. Our present-day community may draw inspiration from remembering past campus liturgies that packed chapels and congregations. Our alumni may find solace in knowing the spirit of Vatican II is still alive on campus today, seen at the popular Thursday night student Mass in St. Joan of Arc Chapel, witnessed when young religious begin the journey to full initiation into church life, and demonstrated by students exploring how to minister to classmates.

Whether through a theology class,

service opportunity, Sunday Mass or simply by being a student at a Catholic university, the reforms of Vatican II shape each of our Marquette experiences. For that, we will never be the same. m


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Kelly Taylor, sophomore in the College of Business Administration, stood within feet of Pope Benedict during his final tour. “I actually had the most awesome opportunity to be able to attend Pope Benedict’s last public audience in St. Peter’s Square. The audience starts with a procession of the pope being driven in his ‘Pope mobile’ around the square.

In addition to Benedict’s last audience, I was present in St. Peter’s Square when the white smoke billowed out of the Sistine Chapel chimney. I can remember standing in the square, looking behind me and not being able to see the end of the crowd. It was simply amazing and breathtaking to be in that place at that moment in history. I love my faith, and being able to witness the election of Pope Francis is something that I will cherish forever.” From left: Meghan Hickey, communication junior; Mary McNellis, business administration sophomore; Kelly Taylor; Andrew Miller, business administration junior; and Hunter Bedford, arts and sciences junior.

Marquette Magazine asked Rev. Thomas Anderson, S.J., who serves as assistant


director of Campus Ministry, to reflect

AN ACT OF INTIMACY on a moment that

acquainted the world with the new Pontiff.

A gesture. How much can a gesture say? “Then Jesus poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet.” The foot-washing is rather peculiar and so singular an event that only one evangelist had the courage to record it. Yet the foot-washing is so central an event that we proclaim it each year as we embark on our celebration of Triduum. The foot-washing teaches us who our God is and who we are to be —  and it’s all about feet. I must admit a little reluctance when it comes to feet. Wouldn’t you rather hide your feet? They are comfortably resting in their shoes, snuggled in their socks. They weren’t meant to see the light of day, but rather to carry us where we need to go — and the callouses, bunions and corns attest to all they’ve borne. Let’s keep them out of sight. But our reluctance collides with God’s desire, for Jesus reaches out to grab our feet. It’s an act of startling intimacy by a God who wants to get close, who wants to feed us with his very self and caress our cares in his hands. Still, they’re feet. If ever after a long day you’ve taken off your shoes … it’s dirty, smelly work to deal with feet. Peter protests because people like Jesus shouldn’t be exposed to that. In Hebrew society, the lowest class of slave was set aside for foot-washing. Yet, that’s who Jesus, who our God chooses to be: a slave for love of us. Can you hear the silence that fell on that memorial meal, the pause when Jesus began to wash and caress each individual’s feet? Silence must still have reigned when Jesus sat back down and said, “As I have done for you, you should also do.”

We who follow Jesus are to be servants of each other. We who follow Jesus must surrender our positions at the table and get over our reluctance for the griminess of the world. We must bow down and approach each other’s feet with the compassion of Christ. This year, Pope Francis chose to celebrate Holy Thursday at Rome’s Casal del Marmo Detention Centre. When it came time for the foot-washing, the pope bowed down and washed and then kissed the feet of 12 juvenile inmates. The 12 included two girls, one of whom was Muslim. This was not the traditional lineup of 12 chosen clerics at St. Peter’s Basilica or St. John Lateran. This was a pope in prison with criminals. In his homily, Pope Francis underscored the significance of this gesture: “Washing feet means: ‘I am at your service.’ … As a priest and a bishop, I must be at your service.” I am at your service, like Jesus, a slave for love. This love is for all, even for those most forgotten by society, even for feet. Earlier in the day at the Chrism Mass, Pope Francis called on the assembled priests to be those who “go out” to “where there is suffering, bloodshed, blindness that longs for sight and prisoners in thrall to many evil masters.” This fits with his March 9 preconclave speech that so resounded with the cardinal electors declaring that the Catholic Church must come out of herself and go to the peripheries. We who follow Jesus are called to get over our reluctance for the griminess of this world. We must bow down and approach each other’s feet and become servants of each other. True, it was only a gesture that the leader of the world’s Catholics gave on Holy Thursday, following the lead of Jesus long ago — but it was a gesture that resonated across the globe. When a youth imprisoned in Sylmar Juvenile Hall in the San Fernando Valley of California heard of it, he wrote: “Dear Pope Francis, thank you for washing the feet of youth like us in Italy. We also are young and made mistakes. Society has given up on us. Thank you that you have not given up on us.” The Easter message is that God does not give up on us, not ever. A foot’s caress is but a gesture of how close God longs to be. Our God is the one who doesn’t back away, who doesn’t shy away no matter what shame we feel. Pope Francis’ gesture reminds us of that: We must be servants of each other. “I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”

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in fruit flies that, when absent, causes

the fruit fly to have a fatal deficiency in developing certain body tissues and structures. It’s called the “drop dead” gene. His summer research student is examining results of experiments the associate professor of biological sciences conducted to figure out how the mutation affects other genes. Across campus, in the College of Nursing, Dr. Ruth Ann Belknap is researching a human toll on immigrants who cross the border without permission, while another summer research project, this one undertaken by Dr. John Borg in the College of Engineering, is revisiting some original experiments in fluid dynamics.

Sure, school is out and the weather may be more conducive to lying on a beach or

attending a festival than sitting at a lab bench, but for many students and faculty the work continues. BY


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Fruit flies, worms and bacteria Blumenthal directs the summer research program for the Department of Biological Sciences in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. Fourteen students, including six from Marquette and eight from other institutions, are on campus working with biological sciences faculty on research, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation. Each student is assigned to a different faculty lab where they will spend weeks gaining firsthand experience with research. For students who came to Marquette from other institutions as part of the federal grant, the summer program may encourage them to pursue graduate studies here.


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Blumenthal welcomed a student from the Milwaukee School of Engineering to assist in his research of the drop dead gene in fruit flies. Another MSOE student is working with assistant professor Dr. Lisa Petrella to study how microscopic worms respond to temperature changes. The species studied becomes sterile at higher temperatures. A “forced evolution” experiment raises the temperature just short of sterility to see how the worms evolve over several generations to compensate and become more fertile. “So, when you’re looking at things like climate change — how animals are going to respond to changing temperatures — this is really important,” Blumenthal says. Another student joined assistant professor Dr. Martin St. Maurice on a study designed to determine whether proteins in a particular type of bacteria combine to make it more infectious and harmful.

Bringing classic experiments to life Dr. John Borg wants to show students that you don’t always need high-tech gadgets to demonstrate the fundamentals of engineering. The associate professor of mechanical engineering designed a project for a group of students to revisit classic engineering experiments using

original documents as a guide to recreate them. This summer’s projects center around the study of fluid dynamics and recreating five classic experiments  — some of them as simple as injecting ink and water into a pipe to detect patterns of turbulence. “The original experiments that were done in the 1800s are kind of lost in the sense that people don’t do those experiments any more,” explains Borg. He sees the projects as part of a “first source” movement in education in which students draw knowledge from an original manuscript rather than a contemporary textbook. “In some ways, they’re easier to read than current textbooks because they didn’t understand these concepts, so they talked through it at great length,” Borg says. “I think it’s pretty accessible for students to read these things.”

But not everything in the summer research program is old school. Students also are learning how to use the College of Engineering’s high-speed camera and wind tunnel. The college is funding the summer program but plans to apply for NSF funding and draw students from other institutions. “I want to create a culture of research within the college among students,” Borg says.

Immigration stories As the U.S. government and the American people wrestle with immigration law, Belknap, an associate professor of nursing, and nursing junior Christian Villanueva teamed up to study the trauma suffered by women who are apprehended in the Arizona desert while attempting to cross the U.S. – Mexico border without proper documents. Villanueva experienced the difficulties of cultural assimilation when his family moved from a predominantly Mexican neighborhood in Chicago to the suburbs. “I find a passion in social justice, and it’s a very important topic,” he says. During the past year, Belknap took four trips to Nogales, Mexico, to visit Nazareth House — a shelter for deported women operating in conjunction with the Jesuit Refugee Service’s Kino Border Initiative. She interviewed women who were caught crossing the border, hoping to discover and document their experiences. “Many of these women have had some other pretty serious traumas in their lives, physical and sexual trauma,” Belknap says. “And, yet, the thing they consistently say is most traumatic is separation from their families.” The summer research is a continuation of a successful academic year for Villanueva, a McNair Scholar who was named Marquette’s Outstanding Sophomore of the Year. He helps Belknap by recording and assisting with analyzing

data collected with the Life Stressor Inventory Revised screen. The LSCR captures each woman’s life history of trauma. Dr. Robert Topp, associate dean for research in the College of Nursing, is collaborating on the project. They will produce a paper and present their findings at an upcoming conference. Villenueva hopes the research will relate the human side of a contentious political issue. “The difficulties that these people actually endure — not many people know or see or put a face to them,” he says. Belknap says understanding such issues is important for people working in health care. “I want to help people to understand the person sitting in front of them, to describe the life trauma that women in migration often experience,” she says.

be used as part of classroom instruction (a fun, quiz-based challenge), outside the lecture in a tutorial or lab session (either individually or in study groups), or as part of an e-learning course. Game on: hitting “This is gamer nation,” he says. the reset button While serious educational games are immersive, requiring deep thinking and Dr. Shaun Longstreet believes specially complex problem solving, game developdesigned video games can help teach ment is a lengthy, expensive endeavor just about anything, from basic math and SimSYS is designed to solve that. and reading to the nuances of life as a SimSYS is a game that semisoftware engineer. This summer, automatically creates edua Marquette-based team is cational simulations for helping to bring one such just about any topic. Dr. Shaun game, SimSYS, closer to By bringing the Longstreet the classroom. SimSYS project to believes educational Longstreet, director Marquette, Longgames are essential of the Center for Teachstreet is able to work to the next ing and Learning, startwith Dr. Dennis ed on SimSYS when he generation of Brylow, an associate was at the University of professor in the e-learning Texas at Dallas. There, he Klingler College tools. met Dr. Kendra Cooper, who Department of Mathetoday leads development of the matics, Statistics and game with funding from Microsoft Computer Science. With funding from an NSF grant secured by Brylow, and collaborative work with teams of stuMarquette computer science major dents in Texas, Pennsylvania and now Kaleb Breault is leading one of the SimMarquette. SYS student research teams to develop Longstreet believes educational games a fuzzy logic algorithm for the game. are essential to the next generation of This will allow the SimSYS game engine e-learning tools; they can be integrated to create adaptable learning scenarios into classrooms or training in a wide for instructors and their students. m variety of ways. For example, games can

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Pardeep Kaleka, Arts ’95, was driving to the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin that beautiful, sunny morning one year ago when four police squad cars sped past. As a former police officer himself, Pardeep remembers thinking their speed could endanger public safety. Then the Oak Creek, Wis., police stopped his car at a roadblock.

“They told me there was a shooting at the temple,” Pardeep says. “My heart just sank.”


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This summer, Pardeep Kaleka, Arts ’95, and Arno Michaelis led rock-climbing classes for the Serve 2 Unite school chapter at Westside Academy II.

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Six members of the Sikh community preparing the temple for Sunday services were killed by Wade Michael Page, a man whose motivation was later tied to white supremacy. Pardeep’s father, Satwant Singh Kaleka, founder and president of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, died. Also killed that day were Paramjit Kaur, Sita Singh, Ranjit Singh, Suveg Singh Khattra and Priest Prakash Singh. The first responding police officer, Lt. Brian Murphy, was shot 15 times by Page but survived. Six months after the mass shooting, during a student assembly at Milwaukee’s Cudahy High School, Pardeep stood beside former white supremacist Arno Michaelis. Their appearance together was meant to shock the students. Their conversation quickly hushed the chatter echoing through the auditorium. “Before I became a skinhead, I had convinced myself that violence was what I should be about,” Michaelis said. “Why did you get in to it?” Pardeep asked. “Honestly,” Michaelis said, “it was something I was good at, and I hadn’t been good at anything before.” Turning to the students, Pardeep admitted: “I was nervous to meet Arno the first time. You’re going to be nervous sometimes. You have to fight that nervousness.”


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atwant and Satpal Kaleka emigrated to the United States in 1981 with their two young sons, Pardeep and Amardeep. Their sons straddled the two cultures easily. Pardeep studied criminal justice and focused on a lifelong goal of being a police officer and detective. After a few years on the force, he felt a new calling and now teaches broad field science at Milwaukee’s NOVA High School for at-risk students. It’s hard to find a photograph of the temple construction site that doesn’t include Satwant’s beat-up pickup truck parked in the foreground. He was always there watching the progress, Pardeep says of his father, and when the temple opened, he was always visible making sure things ran properly. The Sunday morning of the attack, Satwant was in the temple’s kitchen directing people.

“Eventually he made his way into one of the other rooms. He could’ve exited easily,” Pardeep says and demonstrates that an exit was literally 3 to 4 feet from where his father stood and died, “but he stayed on the phone calling 911. “When I saw the body, the first thing I did was look at his hands and that’s when I started to break down and cry. I think the soul of a man is told through his hands. And with him, you could see the grease stains, you could see the cuts, you could see the calluses.” Pardeep and Amardeep decided to turn their grief into something more powerful. “We realized this was probably one of the worst race-based crimes in the last 40 years,” Pardeep says. “But, at the same time, we realized we could either use this for inspiration or, as Wade Page wanted, we could suffer. I remember having a conversation with my brother the night after. We said that whatever we do, whoever we talk to, we have to turn this tragedy into triumph and use the people that we lost as inspiration for a better world.”



rief led Pardeep to reach out to a global agency that connects victims with people called “formers” who once perpetrated hate crimes. Pardeep hoped someone could help him understand why the shooting happened. “I was having trouble finding out why things like this happen,” Pardeep remembers. “I reached out to Arno, and we sat down.” The conversation, Pardeep remembers, started slowly. Both men were nervous at first, but what brought them to that moment was important. “I was so affected by the shooting,” Michaelis says. “Wade was the man I used to be, a white-power skinhead. In many ways, I felt I had set the stage for him, created the environment he came from.” Michaelis began explaining to Pardeep why people belong to hate groups and why he was a member of hate groups for seven years. “He told me they can’t contain their suffering and have to take it out on the world,” Pardeep says. “That night, he told

me a lot about his history, why he got in to and out of white supremacy. Now, I don’t concentrate as much on why. I focus on let’s do something about it.”



ardeep, Amardeep and Michaelis want to build a better world. They founded Serve 2 Unite, an interfaith nonprofit organization committed to changing the narrative of violence perpetuated by hate groups. Serve 2 Unite sponsors events and opportunities for non-Sikhs to learn about Sikhism. It also sponsors a speaking tour, which is what brought Pardeep and Michaelis to the Cudahy High School auditorium to talk with students about the destructive force of hatred. “Arno is a very compassionate person,” Pardeep says. “All the damage that he’s done, he wants to erase through good deeds. We go out to schools to tell our stories.” Through a collaboration with Arts @ Large, a Milwaukee organization that works with public school administrators to blend art with academics, they are establishing Serve 2 Unite chapters at local schools. They hope that through the chapters, school communities of administrators and students can respond to topics that excite or disturb them, ranging from racism to bullying to care

team-building experience taught by Michaelis and Pardeep. The class, Pardeep explains, helps students learn to work together to reach a common goal. The lesson struck home. Student Akyia, age 14, says she got over her fear of rapelling with help from classmates. “I had to take a leap of faith,” she says. Classmate Desmond, age 14, nods in agreement. Serve 2 Unite also launched an online magazine to provide a forum where students publish original poems, narratives, music and artistic commentary alongside commentary from local and global activists. Providing a forum for publication resonates with Michaelis, who says the act of writing his book, Life After Hate, helped him find inner peace. “Writing my book was an act of self-preservation,” Michaelis says. “It helped me get to the place to feel and transform the hurt I caused into something that could help people. The transforming power of writing will help students work through their own struggles, which will help others.” Although initially planned to be a quarterly publication, Pardeep says early activity convinces him Serve 2 Unite the Magazine will become a monthly publication. Currently, according to Pardeep, seven Milwaukee schools are connected to the magazine with students posting

work in each online issue. Stories and interviews written by several Westside Academy students are posted in the mix. Today, as the Sikh community approaches the first anniversary of Aug. 5, 2012, Pardeep says, the work of Serve 2 Unite helps ease the pain. He wants people to also remember the good brought about through the tragedy. “Moms and dads, sons and daughters miss their loved ones, so we’ll mark the one-year anniversary with the respect due to the sobriety of the situation,” he says. “But we’ll also celebrate what we’re doing with it today.” m


for the environment through writing or music or art or any creative activity. Pardeep and Michaelis are convinced it will be young people who turn this tide. The Serve 2 Unite chapter at Westside Academy II recently participated in a rockclimbing class funded with a grant from Arts @ Large at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall. Teacher Jennifer Koss brought her 7th- and 8th-graders to participate in a fun — and, maybe — scary

Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis say a rock-climbing class offers a perfect metaphor for teaching young people that they have to work hard to reach worthwhile goals.

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PITA BROTHERS HISTORY Brothers Vijay and Manoj

Swearingen began selling mouthwatering pita sandwiches out of their food truck in 2009. Today, it isn’t uncommon to see them frantically serving lunch to customers standing 20-deep. SIGNATURE DISH Any grilled pita


with their homemade hummus.


FUN FACT Vijay and Manoj admit

the cramped quarters of a food truck can put brotherly love to the test. Luckily, arguments are short and the pitas unaffected.

FANCY? Maybe not.


These campus eateries are an integral part of the Marquette experience. SIGNATURE DISH “Marquette Special,”

chili served over spaghetti and beans, topped with cheddar cheese, sour cream and oyster crackers. (And, perhaps, consumed late at night.) FUN FACT Real Chili finished a close

second in online voting for the Cooking Channel’s nationwide “best college eats” tournament this year.

WHO’S BEST? “I’m going to go with Sobelman’s. Love, love, love their arrival on campus.” “Even 20 years later when I come to town and walk in Real Chili and the smell of spices hits me, I’m transported back and am instantly 20 years younger.”

REAL CHILI HISTORY This Marquette anchor opened in

1931 as a nine-stool counter in the basement of the Jesuit Residence. It settled on Wells Street in 1976. There’s a second Real Chili downtown.


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“Miss Katie’s was a tradition for my dad and me. When he would drop me off after a break, we would always end the weekend with a trip to Miss Katie’s. It’s probably time for a visit soon.”

MISS KATIE’S DINER HISTORY The ’50s-style diner on the

western edge of campus is named for family matriarch Katherine Picciurro, “Miss Katie,” who founded Pitch’s Restaurant on Milwaukee’s East Side in 1942. FUN FACT Miss Katie’s has served

big names such as former President Bill Clinton and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, former First Lady Hillary Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, and the cast of Happy Days.

SIGNATURE DISH Breakfast all day or

fan favorites of meatloaf, the rib sandwich and corned beef hash.

BROKEN YOLK HISTORY Jim Gatto opened the Broken Yolk

in 2007 on Wisconsin Avenue — known as the “BroYo” by students — and added a second location on Wells Street last year. SIGNATURE DISH Unparalleled French toast. FUN FACT On a typical weekend, the two loca-

tions combined serve 500 orders of French toast topped with everything from hot apples to peanut butter, chocolate chips and bananas.


Sobelman bought a “raunchy” bar that catered to factory workers in the valley south of campus. It became so popular that sometimes there wasn’t enough room for all of the customers. They solved that problem with a second location on Wells Street. SIGNATURE DISH The Sobelman

burger, featuring cheddar, Swiss and American cheeses with bacon, fried onions and diced jalapeño peppers. FUN FACT Parents living all

over the country call to buy gift certificates so their students can eat, they say, “at the cool place on campus — Sobleman’s.” Marquette Magazine


Schwager also writes columns for

The Examiner and Gal Time, which are picked up by The Huffington Post, Fox Business News and Yahoo! Shine.

“I feel like I can really make a differ-

ence in this world when I’m uncovering things in stories that people don’t want you to find out,” says Schwager, winner of 12 Emmys.

A favorite story revealed flaws in

Massachusetts’ 911 system, which was supposed to automatically identify callers’ locations. But the phone companies responsible for updating customer addresses in the emergency database didn’t always do it correctly.

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“It turned out there were thousands

of mistakes,” she says. “One person’s business burned to the ground because fire trucks went to the wrong place.”

Another story on a fire department’s

antiquated equipment and lack of resources was played before Congress.

Then there are the smaller, yet still

rewarding moments. Recently, she called a Boston government agency on a story and the employee told his boss,

Watchdog Mary

“Mary Schwager is on the phone.” The boss replied, “Then you better take it seriously because we’re in trouble.”

And Mary Schwager smiled. — Nicole Sweeney Etter

If Mary Schwager, Comm ’93, calls, you might be in trouble. Schwager strolled into some of the Boston-area medical marijuana clinics that popped up in the wake of Massachusetts legalizing the drug for people with debilitating illnesses. Armed with X-rays of her dog’s arthritic elbows that she pretended were hers, she walked out, unexamined, with a doctor’s certification for marijuana.

The doctors didn’t know their patient was “Consumer Watchdog

Mary,” an investigative producer at WHDH-TV in Boston. After Schwager’s undercover work aired, state officials promised tougher regulations on medical marijuana. 32

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purchased online. Performing music helped her pay for her Marquette education years ago. Joseph L. Heil, Eng ’62, published his novel, The War Less Civil, as an e-book for the Kindle. It was a 2011 finalist in the prestigious Faulkner-Wisdom Novel Competition.

1963 Marquette Magazine and the Alumni Association accept submissions of news of personal and professional achievements and celebrations for inclusion in Class Notes. Alumni news may be submitted electronically or by mail. The editorial staff reserves the right to edit for content, accuracy and length. Publication of the achievements of our alumni does not constitute endorsement by Marquette University.

1945 Dr. Herbert Cone, Dent ’45, a founding member of the Auxiliary Flotilla with the U.S. Coast Guard, celebrated the auxiliary’s 50th anniversary by speaking at the celebration.

1951 Dan Merkel, Bus Ad ’51, was named the 2012 Economic Driver of the Year by the Sheboygan (Wis.) County Economic Development Corp. He is founder and CEO of American Orthodontics. Robert E. Novick, Eng ’51, celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary with wife Rita. The couple has five children, 20 grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. At Marquette, he played left guard on the football team and was the only non-Big Ten or Notre Dame player selected to the All-Mid-

west Team his senior year. The couple lives in Cheyenne, Wyo. Dick O’Connell, Eng ’51, received a graduate engineering degree from MIT, retired from the federal government and enjoyed a second career at the Hawaiian Electric Co., where he was vice president for engineering. He lives in Houston with Laura, his wife of 61 years. They have five children, 12 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

1959 Jim Brown, Eng ’59, won for best non-fiction in 2012 at the Woollahra Local Writers Festival in Sydney, Australia, for Imagining Rama, a brief guide to exploring the universe, mystery and meaning.

1961 Paul Hettich, Arts ’61, is the lead co-author of Your Undergraduate Degree in Psychology: From College to Career, a textbook that addresses workplace readiness issues in most academic majors, including the pervasive disconnect between university and corporate cultures, expectations, and practices.

1962 Mary Fran Cahill, Arts ’62, Grad ’63, released Over Easy, a jazz album recorded with the Dan Dance Trio +1, which can be


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1966 Collins Fitzpatrick, Arts ’66, completed a four-year consulting project with the Russian Federation and Deputy Chief Justice Tatiana Andreeva to develop a code of judicial conduct for the country’s judges. He has also done similar work with judicial administrators in Laos, Australia, China and Turkey. He works as an administrator in the federal court system for Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.


Michael F. Hupy, Arts ’68, Law ’72, was named a 2013 Leader in the Law for his outstanding leadership, vision and legal expertise. He practices personal injury law and is a certified civil trial specialist at Hupy and Abraham, S.C., in Milwaukee.

1969 Pat Boutier, Eng ’69, received the Shingo Award for Research and Professional Publications from the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence for The Seven Kata: Toyota Kata, TWI & Lean Thinking, which he co-authored.

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Michael Brady, Arts ’69, celebrated his 40th anniversary with wife, Donna, at St. Rose of Lima in Milwaukee, where they were married in 1972. Many family and friends joined the couple at the celebration, including several alumni. Betty Ryberg, Arts ’69, was named Woman of the Year by the Greater Aiken (S.C.) Chamber of Commerce for organizing Dancing with the Aiken Stars, an event that raised $120,000 for the Child Advocacy Center and Community Medical Clinic of Aiken County.

1971 Rhaoul Guillaume, Eng ’71, had the company he founded, GOTECH Inc., named company of the year by the Baton Rouge (La.) Business Report. The civil engineering and consulting firm has offices in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Shreveport.

1972 Kathleen (Paulik) Ponce, PT ’72, received the Salesianum Alumni Association Annecy Award, presented to a St. Francis de Sales Seminary graduate who has engaged in pastoral work in an exemplary way. She is a chaplain at Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago and is active in the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. Gail (Grenier) Sweet, Arts ’72, wrote Don’t Worry Baby, a lighthearted and barely fictionalized story built around a Milwaukee-to-Virginia road trip she and her husband took together that includes many references to Marquette. She is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the HOPE Network, a grassroots outreach she founded.

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Marlis Korber, Comm ’76, is president of SBI Management Services Seattle and was featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Growing Your Business” column for the innovations she has implemented in association management services.

Dr. Clifford Hartmann, Dent ’75, Grad ’77, is a trustee for the Wisconsin Dental Association’s seven-county southeast region. He has a practice in Greenfield, Wis.

Catherine S. Shaker, Comm ’76, Grad ’77, is a pediatric speechlanguage pathologist at Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando. She is a national speaker and published author about feeding and swallowing challenges for preemies in the NICU. She also published a new manuscript in Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews about teaching parents how to safely feed their preterm infants.



Jim P. Ducibella, Jour ’76, wrote King of Clubs: The Great Golf Marathon of 1938, named 2012 Book of the Year by the International Network of Golf.

Margaret Fehrenbach, Dent Hy ’77, received the American Dental Hygienists Association’s A.C. Fones Award for achievement in education and leadership.

John N. Frank, Jour ’75, produced and acted in a one-act play he wrote, New Year’s Eve at Grandma’s House, in April in Evanston, Ill.


She was selected for her work in dental hygiene pain control and association membership. She is the primary author of Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck and Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy and is editor of the second edition of the Dental Anatomy Coloring Book. Susan Jans-Thimas, Arts ’77, Grad ’92, received the 2012–13 Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of West Florida, where she is coordinator for the university’s doctoral program in curriculum and diversity studies.


Anthony V. Crivello, Sp ’78, performed at a benefit for the Jerome Robbins Foundation, honoring musical theatre legends Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince and Chita Rivera. He also starred on Broadway

in Golden Boy, directed by Bartlett Sher, and as the Phantom in Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, an adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera, from 2006–12. Joseph S. Heino, Eng ’78, Law ’82, released Intellectual Property for the Medical Profession, which details his personal experience as a registered U.S. patent attorney. He is an intellectual property attorney and shareholder with Davis & Kuelthau in Milwaukee.

1979 Caroll (Beeman) Christman, Comm ’79, is assistant vice president for development at the University of Colorado Foundation in Boulder.

1980 Scott N. Gongorek, Bus Ad ’80, was named a 2012 Chicago Magazine Five-star Wealth Manager for the third year in a row. He is a managing director


Full-service laundromat What laundromat offers free coffee and donuts or a summer reading program for kids? Raise the bar higher. What laundromat offers classes to help customers — largely immigrants — understand the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program?

“Good business is doing good by your customers,” says Mark Benson, Comm ’00,

manager of the World’s Largest Laundromat in Berwyn, Ill. “We treat them like family, and they love us for it.”

The laundromat hosted sessions with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service

agents answering questions and conducting mock naturalization interviews. More than 100 customers came to learn the standards for deferred action.

“The idea that this deferred action program was real, was going to be a benefit,

carried a lot of excitement. But, as one can imagine, interacting with the federal government, let alone USCIS, stirs fear in a lot of people,” Benson says. “Our customers know us. They trust us. They’ve seen us do lots of good things in the community. When we put our name on something, the fear recedes just enough to get some information through. We will do these events again. Absolutely.” Send us your two-minute story! Email us at


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of investments with Wells Fargo Advisors and has been in the financial industry for 25 years. He and his family live in Naperville, Ill.

1981 William J. Binder, Bus Ad ’81, Grad ’83, was re-elected chairman of Kaleidoscope Inc., a nonprofit, charitable child welfare organization helping Chicagoland children recover from abuse and neglect.

Exercise spirituality


Chris Owen, Arts ’10, considers triathlons a spiritual exercise.

“Really, what you’re left with is the essence of yourself,” he says. “It’s just you and God. For me, sometimes it takes breaking you down physically to open you up spiritually.”

Owen tried his first “tri” as a freshman, mainly to fight the dreaded

“freshman 15”; he went on to found Marquette’s Triathlon Team club. Last October, he finished 20th in the under-24 age group at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.

It wouldn’t have been possible without his family.

Though some might not consider moving home after graduation ideal,

Owen felt it was his calling. It gave him time to train for the Ironman and explore a wide variety of other interests.

He worked with his mom to start a subsidiary of her estate-planning

business and helped a friend found Hosea’s Heart, a charity fighting sex slavery in Swaziland. He also plans to self-publish a business book.

Owen says his diverse interests are tied together by the Jesuit ideal of

Ad majorem Dei gloriam, “for the greater glory of God.” He even made it the title of his blog,

“Before Marquette, I didn’t know what AMDG was. I didn’t know what

cura personalis was,” he says. “In every way, Marquette changed my life. It’s OK to have a portfolio of passions. Those are all gifts. Those are all dreams that have been entrusted to you by God.” — Chris Jenkins

Dorothy A. (Beehner) Kane, Nurs ’81, graduated with honors and received a master of science degree as a nurse educator from Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville. She lives in the Springfield, Ill., area with husband Robert Kane, Arts ’81. Ralph J. Tease, Jr., Law ’81, was named a Leader in the Law for his expertise and demonstrated leadership in the field. He works for Habush Habush & Rottier in Milwaukee, where he has successfully tried and settled many large and complex personal injury cases since joining the firm in 1995. Frances Wood, Arts ’81, is superintendent of the Somerset Hills Regional School District in Benardsville, N.J. Previously, she was superintendent of the Highland Park (N.J.) School District for five years.

1982 ♥ Robert Adams, Arts ’82, and Bonnie (Neely) Adams, Arts ’82, celebrated their 30th anniversary in September 2012. They met at an Evans Scholars event in September 1979 and have four children, one of whom is earning her nurse practitioner certificate at Marquette. He works for the Rauser Agency in Milwaukee, and she is on sabbatical to

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help care for their new grandson, Mason. Dan Meckes, Eng ’82, is chairman, president, and CEO of Crawford, Murphy & Till Inc. in Springfield, Ill., where he also is president.


Richard Kollauf, Bus Ad ’83, Law ’86, is vice president and director of the Chicago office of Harris myCFO LLC. He is responsible for the needs of ultra-highnet-worth families in the Chicago area.

1984 Mike McEachern, Bus Ad ’84, is executive vice president and CFO of Brainshark Inc. He leads the company’s accounting, finance, HR and business operation functions and manages relationships with the company’s investors, outside counsel and financial institutions.

1985 Margaret (Woo) Donnelly, Bus Ad ’85, is chief marketing officer at InstantMobile Solutions Inc., a mobile marketing and engagement firm. Previously, she was vice president of marketing and

business development for JitterJam, a social customer relationship management startup. Eliot Fumagalli, Eng ’85, is founder and consultant at Profit Surge Consulting, a New Yorkbased company that works with companies worldwide to drive cash flow and cost-reduction improvements. Previously, he was corporate director at Emerson Electric. Jeffrey Huron, Arts ’85, was named a Southern California Super Lawyer in business litigation for the fourth consecutive year. He works at the Huron Law Group in Los Angeles.

♥ Christopher A. Ray, Bus Ad ’85, and Becky A. Hurum-Ray, Med Tech ’85, celebrated their

25th wedding anniversary in May 2012.

1986 ♥ Thomas Hall, Eng ’86, and Mary Pat (Braunschweiger) Hall, Nurs ’87, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in September 2012 by traveling to Jamaica with daughters Ashley and Molly. She is a field reviewer in the ambulatory health care program at the Joint Commission in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., traveling nationwide to help

To the girl who just offered me

a free cupcake. Thank you. I said no,

but your offer was greatly appreciated! @MarquetteU has nice people. STUDENT SARAH BEATTIE ON T WITTER

organizations provide safe and high quality health care.

1987 John P. Basil, Arts ’87, Grad ’93, published Let Me Wear Your Coat, a sports- and music-themed novel that hearkens back to high school of 1979 and ’80. It is available in paperback and on the Kindle from Sheila Bloomquist, Arts ’87, filmed and produced a music video for Sammy Jo Geiser’s single Don’t Worry About It, which can be seen on YouTube. The video was filmed at the La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Ariz., and Museum Club in Flagstaff, Ariz. Elizabeth R. Riley, Grad ’87, Nurs ’92, is dean of nursing at the Minnesota School of Business’ baccalaureate nursing program at the Richfield campus. Jack Sichterman, Comm ’87, founded Einstok Brewing Co., a brewery with its own brand of beer in Akureyri, Iceland, that is headquartered in Los Angeles.


David L. Bourne, Law ’88, who works in the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP, was named in the 2013 Best Lawyers in America. Kitty Goyette, Jour ’88, is communications director for the Greendale (Wis.) School District, working with district and school administrators to develop and execute effective communication to meet the information needs of their audiences and stakeholders. Kate (Sankovitz) Jurgens, Nurs ’88, published Mo: A Loeys Dietz Syndrome Memoir, a book chronicling the struggles her


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family encountered after her daughter was diagnosed with Loeys Dietz syndrome. The book is available at amazon. com, Barnes & Noble, and Boswell Books. James P. O’Neil, Law ’88, was appointed a supplemental court commissioner in Green Bay, Wis. His law firm, the O’Neil Law Offices, was recently awarded the Mayor’s Beautification Award for remodeling small buildings. James M. Stollberg, Eng ’88, is senior vice president of global product development at the Dematic Corp. in New Berlin, Wis., where he oversees the company’s strategic R&D investments. Dematic is a global leader of comprehensive, intelligent logistics and material handling solutions.

1989 Michael Baxendale, Comm ’89, is celebrating his 18th year as co-host of The Bax & O’Brien Show on WAQY Rock 102 in Springfield, Mass., one of the longest-running morning shows in western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. In November, during a marathon broadcasting session, the show raised more than $100,000 for the Springfield Open Pantry. Sheila B. Belcher, Dent ’89, was named one of Houston’s top dentists for 2013. She has been in private practice for more than 21 years. Greg Borowski, Comm ’89, is assistant managing editor for projects and investigations at The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He also was a Pulitzer Prize juror for two years.

1990 ♥ Timothy Briscoe, Arts ’90, Grad ’00, and Amy (Schlaefer)

Briscoe, Bus Ad ’90, will celebrate their 20th anniversary on Nov. 6, 2013. They have five children: Martha, 15; Isabel, 13; Leo, 11; George, 7; and Francis, 5, and live in Mequon, Wis.

♥ Mark Kelley, Arts ’90, and Melanie (Reyes) Kelley, Comm ’90, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on Nov. 7, 2012. They have two children, Nina, 15, and Peter, 8. T WO - M I N U T E


Name that tune For the first time in its storied history, Marquette’s carillon marks time by striking an entirely new set of musical notes. Carilloneur Mark Konewko announced the switch from the Westminster, the melody played

Leslie Stella, Comm ’90, authored four books since 2001. Her latest is a young adult novel, Permanent Record, which tells the story of a bullied Iranian-American teenager and the powerful way he retaliates against his tormentors.

since the carillon was installed in the Marquette Hall

belltower in the 1960s, to the St. Michael, named after the melody played in St.

Michael the Archangel Church in the

United Kingdom.

“The time strike, or Voorslag,” Konewko says, “is made up of four

phrases that use four bells: D-C-F-G, F-G-D-C, C-D-G-F and G-F-C-D.”

Who knew only four bells could create such a beau-

tiful sound? Most people on campus just love hearing the carillon music wafting through the air — whatever the melody. Send us your two-minute story! Email us at

John S. Weitzer, Arts ’90, Law ’93, was named one of the country’s top 1,000 financial advisers for 2013 by Barron’s. He works at Wells Fargo in Milwaukee.

1991 Sandra Patyk, Comm ’91, hosts Milwaukee Public Television’s new weekly series The Arts Page under her stage name, Sandy Maxx.

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Curtis Ekmark, Arts ’89, was named the 2013 Arizona Preps Girls Coach of the Year after leading Phoenix’s St. Mary’s High School basketball team to its third straight state championship. He was a member of the Marquette men’s basketball team under late coach Rick Majerus and his daughter, Courtney, will play basketball for the University of Connecticut next year.


Robin McInerney, Bus Ad ’93, is CFO of Spot Trading LLC, a leading Chicago-based proprietary trading firm. Previously, she was the company’s finance director and controller.

♥ Erik G. Schmidt, Comm ’93, and Debbie Schmidt, H Sci ’93, will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary this year. They met their first year at Marquette, were married at Church of the Gesu and have a family of five.

1994 Perry R. Rettig, Grad ’94, is vice president of academic affairs and provost of Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga. Previously, he was a faculty member and associate vice chancellor of the University of Wisconsin– Oshkosh.

1995 Giri Balasubramanian, Grad ’95, started her own firm, Kinship Technologies, in Chennai, India, with 45 employees. She was instrumental in launching EXACT, a pharmaceutical industry product. Megan Kamerick, Grad ’95, gave two TED talks on women and media, one of which can be seen at She also recently completed a two-year term as president of the Journalism & Women Symposium.

1996 Raymond “Ray” Mueller, Jour ’96, is president of the Manitowoc/ Calumet (Wis.) County Library System Board of Trustees. The system is in merger talks with the adjacent Eastern Shores Library System, which would be the first merger of its kind in Wisconsin.

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The professors at @MarquetteU make this entire experience worthwhile. So thankful for them!

Ryan D. McAlvey, Arts ’98, is assistant athletics director for compliance and student services at the University of Portland in Oregon.


Sheryl (Piotrowski) Murphy, Arts ’96, Law ’99, is the Marine Corps’ public private venture program manager at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific, in Honolulu. She provides business agreement management for family homes at Camp Smith and Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe. David Williams, Comm ’96, is a senior major gift officer at the Riley Children’s Foundation in Indianapolis. Previously, he was director of advancement for Purdue University’s College of Engineering. Rich Wood, Arts ’96, is national director of Microsoft SharePoint practices at Perficient, a business technology solutions firm in Chicago.


1997 Julie Rogers, Arts ’97, PT ’99, was elected to the Kalamazoo (Mich.) County Commission in November 2012. Krista Stockman, Jour ’97, was named to the Greater Fort Wayne (Ind.) Business Weekly’s 40 Under 40 list. She is a spokeswoman for Fort Wayne Community Schools, the largest school district in Indiana, and chair of the board of trustees for Northeast Indiana Public Radio.


John Crandall, Bus Ad ’98, is senior vice president and director of default services at Associated Bank in Wausau, Wis. He is responsible for managing the bank’s collections,


foreclosures, bankruptcies and loss mitigation.

CL (Kortendick) Paur, Comm ’98, released Stories, her debut novel about a woman confronted with her past after her death, revealing how profound the effects of fear were in her life. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and four children.

1999 Clare Fildes-Schwemlein, Comm ’99, is first vice president/wealth management at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, an investment company in Chillicothe, Ohio. Al Stonitsch, Arts ’99, is assistant village manager of Glen Ellyn, Ill. Christina (Kreuz) Zila, Arts ’99, is director of communications at Textbroker, an online content and article service, headquar-


Marquette sweethearts

Glenn Schumacher, Bus Ad ’85, and Marianne (Kwiatkowski) Schumacher, Nurs ’86, celebrated their 25th anniversary in May with their children Jakob, Peter and Lia, and a special blessing at their home church, St. Alphonsus. The family lives in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. Glenn and Marianne spend most of their time with the kids but also run marathons, volunteer endless hours at their parish school and find opportunities to tip a beer with Marquette friends. Are you celebrating a milestone event? Tell us. Send a picture to

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tered in Las Vegas. She was recently selected to speak at several communication conferences, including PubCon Austin, SMX West, the International Search Summit and PubCon New Orleans.

2000 ♥ Peter Slater, Comm ’00, and Erika Slater, H Sci ’00, Grad ’02, celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary last summer. Mark Tipperreiter, Eng ’00, is chief executive officer of Blanketbooster Inc., maker of the world’s first blanket lift, a product designed to create a more comfortable night’s sleep. He designed, built and patented the product, which can be found in stores nationwide and online.

2002 Sarah Platt, Comm ’02, is director of marketing and communications for Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy with Chicago Bridge & Iron N.V. The program works


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with Wisconsin residents and businesses to install costeffective energy efficiency and renewable energy products.


Walking again


Megan M. Kelley, Comm ’03, is a certified meeting professional as designated by the Convention Industry Council, the foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. She works for Executive Director Inc. in Milwaukee. Amy Rajca, Eng ’03, was certified by the American Society of Quality as Six Sigma black belt. She is a senior quality engineer at RTI Biologics in Alachua, Fla.



Jason Schoen, Eng ’05, doesn’t need to read

about business startups. He lived one.

Schoen tinkered for two years, methodically iterating a device to help wheelchair-bound people walk on their own steam. Schoen can’t estimate how many trips he made to the hardware store to piece together a prototype.

“Whatever we could scrap together, we tried,” he says.

That “we” is Schoen and business partner Brian Glaister. Together, they

Matthew Darby, Arts ’04, will begin his role as dean of students at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo., in the fall. Zachary Gernes, Eng ’04, is a tenured foreign service specialist in the U.S. State Department. He and his family moved to Windhoek, Namibia.

launched Cadence Biomedical in 2007 with the goal of building products to improve people’s lives.

In time, and after the normal fits and starts associated with developing

new technologies, their idea for a walking system emerged. After connecting with a researcher at the Cleveland Clinic who provided a mathematical model for a human-powered approach, they designed a device that uses a pulley system to supplement the wearer’s own energy. With grants from the U.S. Army and angel investors, they built a prototype, and a woman who has ALS and hadn’t walked in six years tested it.

“She relied on her husband for stability. We put the prototype on her

and she took steps on her own,” Schoen says. “At that moment, we knew we were on the right track.”

Cadence Biomedical released the Kickstart Walking System on the market

last year. The exoskeletal device is custom-built for users and worn over clothing. Cadence Biomedical has other projects in the pipeline, including a collaboration with Marquette’s Dr. Gerry Harris as a research partner in developing a spinoff for amputees. See the Kickstart Walking System at — Joni Moths Mueller

2005 Michael Madson, Grad ’05, received the 2013 Innovation Award for Applied Research from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is an associate professor of psychology and directs the college alcohol research team, supervising graduate and undergraduate student researchers. Kathleen M. Mahowald, Comm ’05, received her M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in May 2012. She is a program manager at OptumRx in Minneapolis. Christopher Vondra, Arts ’05, is a mortgage consultant at Guar-

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in memoriam

Mary E. Friedl, Grad ’34 Marcella J. Kryzinski

McCarthy, Dent Hy ’34

Karl A. Lang, Eng ’36 John C. Hansen, Jour ’37 Benjamin W. Heath, Eng ’38 Joseph F. Klein, Jour ’38 Betty G. Gehringer

Brophy, Nurs ’40

Ralph J. Dodge, Bus Ad ’40 Glad K. Kelly Kaletta, Jour ’40 Kathryn M. Donovan Kent, Arts ’40 Paul G. LaBissoniere, Arts ’40,

Hon Deg ’79

Jane V. Cook Haas, Arts ’41 Shirley A. Knippel

O’Melia, Bus Ad ’42

Eugene S. Brusky, Arts ’43, Med ’45 John R. Collentine, Arts ’43, Law ’49 Elizabeth R. Reis Kelly, Bus Ad ’43 Rube H. Paler, Dent ’43 Walter P. Quigley, Arts ’43, Med ’46 Theodore B. Fornetti, Dent ’44 Roy M. Genskow, Arts ’44 June L. Christensen

Grinney, Med ’44

Mary Ann Hoerres

Halvorson, Arts ’44, Grad ’51

Earl C. Jaeger, Arts ’44, Grad ’56 Robert F. Dornbach, Eng ’45 Patricia J. Martin, Med Tech ’45 Jean L. Redlich Zanton, Dent Hy ’45 Joseph J. Ziino, Law ’45 John W. Crim, Eng ’46 Kenneth W. Eggert, Arts ’46 Henry T. Geib, Arts ’46


John G. Foley, Bus Ad ’51 Raymond E. Halverson, Dent ’51 Robert E. Horning, Bus Ad ’51 Eugene F. Kobey, Law ’51 Robert E. Koll, Eng ’51 Bernard J. Pleiss, Eng ’51 Patrick E. Walsh, Grad ’51 John E. Castor, Law ’52 John H. Crowley, Jour ’52, Grad ’56 Mary M. Fiedler Dean, Arts ’52 Roland W. Diehl, Arts ’52 Leon P. Geiger, Arts ’52 Richard H. Mabie, Arts ’52, Med ’55 Eugene L. Resnick, Law ’52 Eugenia J. Lasiewicz Sauve, Nurs ’52, Grad ’74 Kenneth C. Shannon, Dent ’52

Patricia A. Brown McCain, Arts ’56 William T. Haig, Bus Ad ’57 Jeanne M. Kaiser Johnson, Arts ’57 Lester G. Neuens, Bus Ad ’57 Alois G. Beck, Arts ’58 Henry M. Goldberg, Arts ’58, Med ’62 Rudolph J. Scrimenti, Med ’58 John E. Carroll, Bus Ad ’59, Grad ’66 JM Doyle, Arts ’59, Dent ’63 Jacqueline M. Leider Frank, Nurs ’59 Gerald F. Kramer, Arts ’59 Elaine M. Penkwitz McCarthy, Nurs ’59 Santo J. Mirasola, Dent ’59 Arthur J. Utnehmer, Arts ’59

The Marquette University community joins in prayerful remembrance of those who have died. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Eternal rest grant unto them, Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

Med ’43

Kathleen M. Straub, Nurs ’40,

George T. Miller, Eng ’46 Elliot Wager, Jour ’46 Patricia A. Ballard Crockett, Arts ’47 Stanley O. Midtbo, Eng ’47 Anthony L. Schlise, Bus Ad ’47 Roland Westphal, Bus Ad ’47 Paula K. Kluge Erich, Grad ’48 Robert J. Flandrena, Bus Ad ’48 Arthur P. Gesch, Bus Ad ’48 Joseph C. Gill, Eng ’48, Arts ’61 William B. Van Vleet, Law ’48 James P. Verhalen, Eng ’48 Virginia T. Melvin Anders, Arts ’49 Jose M. Arsuaga, Arts ’49 Bernadine Benicke, Jour ’49

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Austin P. Hendrickson, Eng ’49 Elizabeth A. Knauf Moncada, Arts ’49 Patricia C. Bredeken Redig, Jour ’49 Richard E. Schneider, Dent ’49 Hildegarde M. Krawczyk Wieckowski, Nurs ’49 Marvin W. Batt, Arts ’50, Grad ’55 Robert J. Buscher, Bus Ad ’50 William L. Colgan, Eng ’50 Eugene R. Diemer, Eng ’50 Walter L. Keating, Law ’50 James E. Kluge, Eng ’50 Albert H. Krueger, Grad ’50 Chester R. McDonald, Eng ’50 James W. McFadden, Bus Ad ’50 Virginia M. Lohberger Raab, Arts ’50 John T. Reilly, Jour ’50, Grad ’52 Ray W. Vyvyan, Eng ’50 Theodore G. Wahler, Bus Ad ’50 Elizabeth M. Ralph Wiskow, Arts ’50 Kathryn F. Kubale Coonen, Nurs ’51

William J. Snyder, Jour ’52 James R. Stabenau, Arts ’52, Med ’55 William H. Tierney, Arts ’52, Dent ’55 John W. Toutant, Dent ’52 James J. Bouressa, Dent ’53 William M. Brand, Bus Ad ’53 Mary D. Kolles, Nurs ’53 Ronald E. Mahn, Dent ’53 Jack G. Rief, Eng ’53 Robert K. Salter, Grad ’53 Richard J. Stoller, Grad ’53 Robert S. Trautman, Eng ’53 John P. Costello, Dent ’54 Timothy A. Heisel, Eng ’54 Thomas R. Milliette, Dent ’54 HJ Steffes, Arts ’54 Thomas A. Gasser, Eng ’55 Alex S. Janikowski, Bus Ad ’55 Louis H. Larson, Arts ’55 Joan C. Terrien Miller, Sp ’55 James W. Nowell, Arts ’55 Vernon A. Schumacher, Grad ’55 Daniel J. Karempelis, Bus Ad ’56,

Law ’69

Jack J. Vaccaro, Bus Ad ’59 James T. Woelfel, Med ’59 Terry P. Alenius, Bus Ad ’60 Glen A. Buchholz, Grad ’60 Lawrence M. Chamberlain, Arts ’60 Lenard R. Feldhann, Eng ’60 Mark A. Gehring, Arts ’60 Arthur C. Jansen, Eng ’60 Edwin R. Rossini, Eng ’60, Law ’64 Thomas N. Tylicki, Arts ’60 Keith R. Williams, Dent ’60 Dennis R. Boyle, Law ’61 Wayne J. Chamberlain, Bus Ad ’61 Nancy K. Majak Corrigan, Jour ’61 Horst J. Hartmann, Eng ’61 Thomas E. Herrmann, Grad ’61 Kenneth R. Peters, Med ’61 Bruce A. Plasket, Bus Ad ’61 Dennis T. Rakowski, Bus Ad ’61 Thomas L. Rickert, Dent ’61 Marlowe L. Sprain, Dent ’61 Charlene A. Holtgreven Vaught, Jour ’61

Grad ’68

Andreas Gommermann, Grad ’67 Deborah E. Gooch Kelly, Jour ’67 Patricia A. Stumpf Kramer, Bus Ad ’67 Patrick R. Robins, Med ’67 John R. Sweetland, Bus Ad ’67 Kevin J. Switala, Arts ’67, Grad ’71 James R. Bernet, Arts ’68 Marguerite E. Seiler Conrad, Grad ’68 Leonard D. Fromm, Grad ’68 Nicole G. Goetz, Grad ’68 Franklin E. Kellogg, Arts ’68 Ann D. Reger, Grad ’68 Leroy J. Salisbury, Grad ’68 Lucille Rekoske Timmers, Grad ’68 Michael D. Hayes, Arts ’69 Marilyn M. Williams Linley, Grad ’69 Patricia A. Borowy, Nurs ’70 Judian Breitenbach, Grad ’70

Robert S. Buettner, Arts ’70 Bernard J. Mullen, Grad ’70 Mary J. Raftery-Turk, Grad ’70 John M. Perkowich, Eng ’71 Lucile M. Kohn Cohn, Grad ’72 Michael J. McInnis, Arts ’72 LeRoy J. Engelking, Arts ’74 Michael D. Orzel, Arts ’74, Law ’77 Jerry R. Lawler, Grad ’76 Patrick R. Griffin, Law ’78 Kevin E. McGrath, Jour ’78 Jean A. Rosequist Roehr, Grad ’78 Elizabeth A. Dornuf Daniels, Grad ’79 Gregory W. Novak, Bus Ad ’79 Sandra L. Schulze, Law ’79 Diane Robinson, Grad ’80 Michael R. Rocque, Grad ’80, Michael J. Stowe, Eng ’81 Heidi-Elisabeth Malmquist, Grad ’82 Jill P. Ponsonby Millett, Jour ’84 Mary H. Gales, PT ’86 Marc R. Mondragon, Dent ’87 Christopher Wessling, Sp ’87 Patricia M. Dunn Merletti, Bus Ad ’89 Jean M. Scheller, Comm ’89 Michelle R. Organ Messenger, Arts ’93 John J. Albinger, Bus Ad ’94 Mary D. Hughes Graves, Comm ’94 David E. Lodes, Grad ’95 Rebecca J. Hand, Arts ’97 Kathleen K. Harrington, Grad ’98 Charles L. Hubbert, Comm ’99 Donna M. Jimenez, Grad ’00 Janet M. Glubka Gottfreid, Prof St ’04 Nathan R. Harris, Arts ’12

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ML Walter, Grad ’61 Julie E. Harshman Bowers, Arts ’62 Dale N. Hoemke, Bus Ad ’62 Arthur L. LaBelle, Dent ’62 Richard J. Yezek, Arts ’62 Bonny J. Anderson Becker, PT ’63 Stella M. Leonard, Grad ’63 Ronald D. Pryor, Eng ’63 Elaine A. Reiner, Arts ’63 Marjorie A. Morgan Thompson, PT ’63 William R. Craig, Grad ’64 Diana J. Welker Pecaro, Dent Hy ’64 Anne M. Convey Hayes, Bus Ad ’65 Russell W. Nies, Eng ’65 Lee J. Radek, Arts ’65 Mary K. Sendik Smith, Grad ’65 Thomas E. Waters, Grad ’65 George E. Bussey, Grad ’66 John C. Flannery, Med ’66 Mary Ann Seelman Mathews, Nurs ’66 King J. Yee, Arts ’66 Edward F. Curry, Arts ’67 Thomas R. Fitzpatrick, Arts ’67,

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The Marquette community will not forget Andrew “Keith” Carr, who died in June. He slipped and fell from a ledge on the banks of the Tiber River in Rome, where he was studying abroad. A junior majoring in operations and supply chain management, Carr was a recipient of the Ignatius and Magis scholarships, and he frequently made the dean’s list. He was a member of Kappa Sigma and a participant on the university’s Quidditch team. As Father Pilarz remarked, “His light only graced this campus for a short time, but his memory will live in his family, his friends and our Marquette community forever.” Memorials in his name may be directed to the Sherrie Holley Library Memorial Fund; c/o Putnam County Community Foundation; 2 S. Jackson St.; Greencastle, Indiana, 46135. The university mourns the loss of John “Jack” H. Crowley, Arts ’52, Grad ’56, longtime faculty member in the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication. Crowley, whose specializations were advertising and ethics in advertising, joined Marquette’s faculty on a part-time basis in 1958, became an assistant professor in 1986 and an associate professor with tenure in 1992. He died in March. He is survived by family and his wife of 60 years, Delores “Dee” Crowley. Professor Emeritus Dr. Ralph E. Brownlee, Bus Ad ’47, former chair of marketing and namesake for

the Ralph Brownlee International Student Atrium in the College of Business Administration, died in April. Brownlee joined Marquette’s faculty in 1949 and spent his entire career on campus teaching and influencing marketing students. After retiring in 1989, he continued teaching on a part-time basis. He is survived by his children, other family and friends. Memorials may be made to the Audrey and Ralph Brownlee Faculty Research Endowment Fund at Marquette University.

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anteed Rate Inc. in Chicago. The company was ranked the 10th best in the country by Mortgage Executive Magazine, and his immediate team was ranked third nationwide.

2006 Andrew Bussa, Bus Ad ’06, received a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business.

2007 Rob Ebert, Comm ’07, is a senior account executive at BVK, an ad and PR agency in Milwaukee. He works in the social media department with clients like Citgo, Funjet and many others. Joe Fadness, Arts ’07, was named executive director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. W. Alex Smith, Arts ’07, is an assistant public defender in Hancock County, Ohio.


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2009 Jason R. Rae, Arts ’09, is executive director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. He was recently appointed to serve as chair of the Milwaukee County Human Rights Commission by the Milwaukee county executive and Milwaukee County Board.

2012 Nicholas Boerke, Law ’12, is an attorney in the transactional practice group of Michael Best & Friedrich in Milwaukee. Stephanie Evans, Arts ’12, is deputy medical examiner with the Kenosha (Wis.) County Medical Examiner’s Office. Nora K. Ivory, Arts ’12, is a Jesuit volunteer at the Bridge, a transitional housing facility for homeless adults with mental illness in Portland, Maine. She helps provide a safe and supportive environment with comprehensive treatment and connections to community resources. She was also recently nominated to serve in the Peace Corps.

WEDDINGS Mark Merchant, Arts ’91, and Nicole Aden, Sept. 22, 2012 at the Old Stone Church in Cleveland.

Kathleen (Jacoby) Harrigan, Arts ’99, and Daryl Harrigan, May 28, 2011 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee.



Mark Bycraft, Arts ’91; Craig Courtney, Arts ’91; Michael Hagerty, Arts ’91; Michael Zimmerman, Arts ’91; Mark Zydowicz, Arts ’91; Joe Sartori, Bus Ad ’91; Tim Spalding, Bus Ad ’91; Ken Scarince, Bus Ad ’92; Jay McGrath, Comm ’92; and Steve Toepfer, Comm ’92.

Francis Jacoby, Eng ’59; Judy (Kramer) Jacoby, Bus Ad ’59; Dennis McNally, Eng ’65, Law ’71; Kathie McNally, Arts ’65; Marge Heider, Arts ’60; Jim Heider, Eng ’60; Mary Reardon, Med Tech ’67; Tom Schoenauer, Eng ’59; Judy Dincher, Nurs ’59; Tom Dincher, Eng ’59; Leo Scherer, Eng ’59; Judy Scherer, Jour ’59; Bob Hoch, Eng ’59; Dette Hoch, Arts ’60; Nick Simons, Eng ’60; Betsy Simons, Nurs ’59; John Hughes, Eng ’59; Barb Hughes, Nurs ’59; Ted Hodan, Eng ’60 Law ’63; Mary Hodan, Nurs ’61; Scott Ferguson, Eng ’98; Jason Coulthardt, Eng ’00; James Fiandt, Eng ’98; Kevin Carlson, Arts ’99; and Robert Gasis, Eng ’97, Grad ’99.

Carl Hren, Eng ’98, and Angeline Michalik Oct. 20, 2012 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Lincoln Square, Chicago. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Carl Hren, Eng ’63; Gregory Hren, Eng ’65; Marc Tozzi, Arts ’97; Michael Rems, Bus Ad ’04; Michael Cooney, Comm ’97;

Marquette University is seeking comments

The public may submit comments through the

from the public about the university in preparation

commission’s website at or in writing:

for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The university will host a visit Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2013 with a team representing

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Colleen (Conway) Cooney, Comm ’97; Mary Ann (McConville) Diaz, Arts ’97; Tony Diaz, Arts ’97; James McGarrity, Arts ’97; Tom Shipley, Comm ’97; Tim Moles, Arts ’97; Kim (Barrie) Mangarelli, Nurs ’97; Glen Kova, Eng ’98; Dan Carlson, Comm ’97; Bridget (Farrell) Carlson, Arts ’97; Brian Scardina, Arts ’97; and Jeff Carew, Arts ’93.

the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Marquette has been accredited by the commission since 1922. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the commission’s criteria for accreditation.

Third-party Comment on Marquette University The Higher Learning Commission 230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing. All comments must be received by Sept. 1, 2013.

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SHARE THE MOMENT Rachel (Bernstein) Taylor, Law ’13, and Matthew Taylor, May 27, 2012 returned to campus for photos following their ceremony. See a Flickr gallery of newlyweds at marquette. edu/magazine, and consider sharing a wedding moment with Marquette Magazine. Leo and Jenny Photography. Please obtain permission before sending professional photos.

Erin C. McCarthy, Bus Ad ’00, and Matías López Sancho, Oct. 6, 2012 at San Juan de Malta Church in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The couple lives in Brea, Calif., where she is a senior human resources manager and he is a paralegal. They met in 1998 in his native Spain during her study abroad year with the Marquette in Madrid program. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Maid of honor Brooke E. Patchin, Ed ’99. Sarah B. Nettesheim, Arts ’02, and Brody Arendt: May 26, 2012 at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. The couple lives on a cranberry marsh in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., where she is a social worker. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Gregory Nettesheim, Arts ’65, Law ’68; Ann (Nettesheim) Zubella, Arts ’88; Rodney

Zubella, Eng ’89, Grad ’91; Jennifer (Fedel) Janowski, PT ’95; Sarah (Nettesheim) Hall, Grad ’05, ’07; Robin Dove, Comm ’02; Mary Ann (Inboriboon) Hilsen, H Sci ’02, PT ’04; John Hilsen, Eng ’00; and LeKeasha Mallett, Arts ’02. Julie Hageman, Comm ’04, and Brian Wells, Sept. 22, 2012 at the Unitarian Society in Santa Barbara, Calif. The couple lives in Los Angeles. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Janice (Reif) Watkins, Arts ’04; Amy Mishima, Arts ’05; and Lauren Smith, Arts ’04. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Griff Sellnow, Arts ’07.

thew Soper, Bus Ad ’06; Kevin Coughlin, Eng ’07; Kyle Weber, H Sci ’07; and Heather (Goranson) Weber, Bus Ad ’06, Grad ’08. Zachary T. Frank, Eng ’06, and Nina Bliss, July 14, 2012 in St. Augustine, Fla. They live in Jacksonville, Fla., where he is a senior development engineer at Biomet and she is an elementary school teacher. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Mother of the groom Mary (Schmidt) Frank, Nurs ’88; Sean McGovern, Bus Ad ’06, Grad ’07; David Trautschold, Eng ’06; Justin Sawall, H Sci ’06; and student Natalie Frank. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Timothy Bolger, Bus Ad ’06, and Kate Norton, Sept. 22, 2012 at Galleria Marchetti in Chicago, where the couple lives. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Ryan Dubois, Comm ’06; Mat-

Kim (Fowler) Sawall, H Sci ’06, PT ’08.

Timothy P. Maynard, Arts ’06, and Colleen O’Donnell, Comm ’06, Oct. 6, 2012 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee.


Meagan Liska, Comm ’06; Eric Bomkamp, Eng ’06; Terence (Terry) Maiellaro, Eng ’06; and Nicole Tatje, H Sci ’06, PT ’08. Several other alumni attended. Amber Fronczak, Arts ’07, and Jonathan Friday, Aug. 18, 2012 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. The reception was held at the Wisconsin Club, where the wedding party processed in the grand march to Ring Out Ahoya. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Nicole Perow, Nurs ’99; Tamera Hansen, Arts ’05; Violeta Gudino, Arts ’06; Jill (Hollander) Jardeleza, Comm ’06; and Aleia (Ruka) LaBroscian, Comm ’06. Kirsten M. Hasdal, Grad ’07, and Sean Coenen, Dec. 29, 2012 at St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Mequon, Wis. The reception was held at Joey Buona’s in

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Milwaukee. The couple lives in Thiensville, Wis. Amanda Apollo, Comm ’08, and David Sachse, Bus Ad ’08, Aug. 7, 2010 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Milwaukee. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Schmidt, Arts ’79, and Beth (McTigue) Schmidt, Dent Hy ’79, and bridesmaid Meghan VanHoegarden, Arts ’09. Stephanie Rau, Bus Ad ’09, and David Christensen, Ed ’10, Sept. 29, 2012.

Lindsay (Bergren) Francis, Bus Ad ’08; Erin (Stubbendick) Apollo, Arts ’03; Antoni Apollo, Arts ’02, Law ’05; Robert Jackson, Bus Ad ’08; and Dan Guenther,

Matthew D’Amato, Eng ’10, and Deanna Anderson, Eng ’11, June 23, 2012 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, Minn.

Bus Ad ’08.


Many other alumni attended. Jaclyn N. Hampson, Comm ’09, and Steve C. McDonald, Arts ’09, June 30, 2012 at the First Congressional Church in Boulder, Colo. The couple lives in Denver. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Kevin Hampson, Bus Ad ’04; Holly (Cory) Hampson, Arts ’02; Julia (Hampson) Anderson, Arts ’07; and Adrienne Wilson, Arts ’07. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Pat Blume, Arts ’09; Kelly (Hennessy) Blume, Arts ’09; Mary Aye, H Sci ’09; Phil Lenaghan, Arts ’09; Tim Lenaghan, Arts ’09; Charlie Tack, Eng ’10; Jeremy Kintner, Arts ’09; Christine Williamson, Eng ’10, Law ’12; Nirav Pandya, Eng ’09; Tye Winker, Arts ’09; Pat Winters, Arts ’09; Jonathan Ficke, Comm ’09, Law ’12; Mike Gerard, Arts ’06; Jon Conness, Bus Ad ’09; and Ritchie Donnelly, Comm ’09. Colleen (Schmidt) Nowak, H Sci ’09, PT ’11, and Peter Nowak, June 16, 2012 in Green Bay, Wis. More than 30 alumni attended, including the bride’s parents, Frederic

Heidi Anderson, H Sci ’13; Jim Jennings, Eng ’10; Greg Filippo, Eng ’10; Haley Pemrick, Arts ’10; Alex Carlson, Eng ’11; and Amy Wilke, Eng ’10. David Miller, Arts ’10, and Meghan Sara Smith, Arts ’10, Aug. 25, 2012 at Good Shepherd Church in Naperville, Ill. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Matt Lynch, Bus Ad ’10; Jake Schlater, Arts ’10; Steve Yovino, Arts ’10; John Gantus, Comm ’10; Krista Dombeck, H Sci ’10, Grad ’11; Mackenzie Stilp, H Sci ’10, Grad ’12; Maria Mikel, Bus Ad ’10; and Emily McHugh, Arts ’11. Lovette Merchant Topoh, Arts ’11, and Herbert T. Topoh,

June 30, 2012 at the Monrovia Circuit Court in the Republic of Liberia. They met 13 years ago. She is executive assistant in the Executive Office of the President of Liberia. Rachel (Bernstein) Taylor, Law ’12, and Matthew Taylor, May 27, 2012 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. The father of the groom is Joseph Taylor, Arts ’77.

Picked up my Elite 8 shirt finally. Got the last one in the store #mubb @MarquetteU. STUDENT FREDDY TERRAZAS ON T WITTER


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Adam Harrison, Nov. 11, 2012. He joins sisters Lauren, 6, and Paige, 4.


Kirsten (Carlson) Solmos, Nurs ’86, and Gene Solmos: daughter Mary Grace, Sept. 15, 2011. She was 7 pounds, 1 ounce and joined sister Catherine and brothers Brian, 12; Michael, 10; William, 8; John, 5; and Joseph, 3. The family lives in Wilmette, Ill. Larry Sur, Bus Ad ’88, and Saundra Sur: daughter Lauren, Aug. 20, 2012. She joins sister Sarah. The family lives in Albuquerque, N.M.

Jill (Konz) Cooper, Arts ’98, and Ethan Cooper: daughter Gabrielle Rose Sachie Kawehikuokalani, Dec. 20, 2011. She joins brother Sebastian Carlo Katsumi Kaleoikaika. Michelle Engman, Arts ’98, and Adam B. Engman, Arts ’97, Grad ’99: son Adam Michael, May 9, 2012. Greg E. Mitchell, Eng ’98, and Jennifer J. Perdue, Arts ’98, PT ’00: daughter Grace Marie, April 14, 2012. She joins twin sister and brother Emma and Samuel. Michael J. Stelzner, Eng ’98, and Julia Stelzner: son Matthew James, May 30, 2012. He was 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Jenny Walther-Dreyer, Comm ’98, and Carl Dreyer, Arts ’98:

Mike Carr, Eng ’89, and Susan (Tallmadge) Carr, Arts ’88, adopted two boys, Anuka, 7, from Ethiopia and Joshua, 4, from China. They join brother Will, 11. She is a naturopathic physician, and he is vice president of the e-commerce services group at in Seattle.

son Thomas Henry, Dec. 11, 2012. He joins brother Andrew.

Paul E. Juras, Eng ’92, and Lara Juras: daughter Kiana Egypt Marie, June 6, 2012. The family lives in Sharpsburg, Ga.

Kathleen (Jacoby) Harrigan, Arts ’99, and Daryl: daughter Baylin Claire Harrigan, Sept. 23, 2012.

Melissa (McKenzie) Wahl, Arts ’94, and John: son Evan Dean, Sept. 19, 2012. He joins brothers Jack, 4, and Ryan, 2. The family lives in Savannah, Ga.

Anne Marie (Hanley) Draganowski, Arts ’99, and Ron Draganowski: son Michael Augustine, Nov. 26, 2012. He joins Joseph, 8; Mary Clare, 6; Thomas, 4; and Peter, 2.

Kevin Zwieschowski, H Sci ’99, and Kelly: daughter Phoebe Elizabeth, Nov. 3, 2012.

Drew Arneth, Bus Ad ’97, and Kat Arneth: son Maximilian Ramirez, Aug. 6, 2012.

Jeff Blahnik, Arts ’00, Law ’03, and Ruth (Rauchenstein) Blahnik, H Sci ’03: son Charles Thomas, March 3, 2013. He was 10 pounds and 21 inches long and joins sister Molly, 2.

Heather (Tomazin) Greisch, Bus Ad ’97, and Dave Greisch: son

Kevin Connor, Eng ’00, Dent ’04, and Kristina (Grabowski)

Rochelle (Clark) Isaacson, Arts ’00, and Tad Isaacson: son Max Franklin, Dec. 1, 2012 in Appleton, Wis. He was 9 pounds, 13 ounces and 22 ¾ inches long.

inches long. He joins sisters Jacqueline, 6, and Elizabeth, 4. The family lives in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. Sylvia (Konopka) Wrobel, Eng ’01, Grad ’03, and Derek Wrobel: son Sebastian John, Oct. 1, 2012 in Mission Viejo, Calif. He was 5 pounds, 15 ounces and 19 inches long.

6 ounces. He joins brothers William and Samuel. Kristin (Hosea) Kenny, H Sci ’03, PT ’05, and Quentin R. Kenny, Arts ’03: triplets Oliver Frank, Simon Quentin and Eileen Patricia, March 8, 2013. Quentin was 2 pounds, 15 ounces and 16 inches long; Simon was 3 pounds and 16 ½ inches long; and Eileen was 2 pounds, 11 ounces and 15 inches long. They join brother Conrad, 2. The family lives in Westmont, Ill.

Joseph Minessale, Eng ’00, Grad ’02, and Jennifer Minessale, Grad ’09: son Michael William, Aug. 29, 2012. He joins sister Mia, 5, and brother Will, 3.

Melissa (Unhock) Cureton, Eng ’03, and Paul Cureton: daughter Alifair JoAnne, Jan. 23, 2013. She was 6 pounds, 6 ounces and 20 ½ inches long. She joins sister Waverly Dawn, 3.

Jennifer (Bowman) Black, Eng ’01, Grad ’03, ’09, and Barry Black, Grad ’04: daughter Elizabeth Ann, Jan. 21, 2013. She joins brother Jonathan Michael, 2.

Claire (Schmidt) Dohmen, Nurs ’03, Grad ’10, and Gregg Dohmen, Bus Ad ’03: son Ian, July 20, 2012. He joins brother Elliot, 2.

Mary (Anderson) Love, H Sci ’03, PT ’05, and Daniel Love, Bus Ad ’05, Grad ’06: daughter Emily Marie, Nov. 28, 2012 in Denver.

Sarah Thomas, Arts ’01, and Randy Thomas: son Jonathan Daniel, Jan. 6, 2013. He was 8 pounds, 3 ounces and 21

Carleen Freesmeier, H Sci ’03, Grad ’05, and Thomas Freesmeier, Arts ’05: son Henry Joseph, Oct. 16, 2012. He was 9 pounds,

James Sadauckas, Eng ’03, and Kelly (Danko) Sadauckas, H Sci ’04, PT ’06: son Casmir, July 24, 2012. He was 7 pounds,

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Kristen Kipping, H Sci ’03, and Adam A. Johnson, Eng ’03: daughter Harper Mae, Sept. 21, 2012.

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Connor, Dent ’03: son Kyle James Connor, Nov. 30, 2012. He was 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 ½ inches long. He joins brothers Christian, 5, and Colin, 3.

13 ounces and 21 inches long. His proud godparents are Michelle (Marx) Ristau, PT ’06, and Matthew Paradise, Eng ’05, Grad ’08.

Nicole (Smith) Bernardo, H Sci ’04, and Daniel Bernardo, Bus Ad ’04: daughter Giuseppina Rose, Nov. 3, 2012. She was 6 pounds, 15 ounces. The family lives in Chicago. Katie (Jordan) Fisher, Comm ’04, and Eric Fisher: son Andrew Frank, Jan. 16, 2013. He was 8 pounds, 12 ounces and 19 ¾ inches long. Katherine (Bradford) Murray, Comm ’04, and Dan G. Murray, Bus Ad ’04: son James Bradford, Jan. 11, 2013. Lisa (Peterson) Ward, Comm ’04, and Aaron Ward, Eng ’04, Grad ’11: daughter Sarah Helen, April 28, 2012. The family lives near Charlotte, N.C.


Here’s how Be The Difference works Buddies Greg St. Arnold, Arts ’07, and Matthew Manning, Arts ’06, founded Arcos Milwaukee to continue being the difference. They had a load of international experience as Marquette students and wanted to share those lessons with Milwaukee high school students who have none. They established Arcos to teach and then travel. Funding comes from community and private donors, including alumni whose lives were changed by studying abroad.

“In 2012, we worked with five students from four different

high schools in Milwaukee,” St. Arnold says of Arcos. “We met about twice a month to study global issues and learn how to be responsible travelers.”

Then the group traveled to Nicaragua to visit a school, explore, climb a mountain and visit a sustainable coffee plantation. Arcos has a second adventure coming up this summer, this time taking high school students to El Salvador. Visit for information. Send us your two-minute story! Email us at

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I spotted this goldfinch and indigo bunting at a feeder. My first thought was: Marquette colors!


Marquette Athletics celebrates Adam McCostlin, Bus Ad ’06, and Elizabeth (Feste) McCostlin, Arts ’06: son William Ignatius, Dec. 28, 2012 in Chicago. He was 7 pounds, 12 ounces and 20 inches long. Charlie Weber, Bus Ad ’06, Grad ’09, and Maggie (Seeler) Weber: daughter Eve Lucille, Aug. 2, 2012. Benjamin D. Beran, Arts ’07, and Shannon Beran: son Micah Benjamin, Jan. 18, 2013.

Ryan Clark, Arts ’05, and Kristin Jo Clark, Arts ’04: daughter Addison Jo, Dec. 20, 2012. Marie (Rossi) Hotchkiss, Bus Ad ’05, and David Hotchkiss: daughter Adriana Denise, May 17, 2012 in Racine, Wis. She was 7 pounds, 13 ounces and 20 ½ inches long. Regina (Provenzale) Vescovi, Arts ’05, and Anthony: son Dominic Frank, Jan. 3, 2013. He was 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 19 inches long. The family lives in Roselle, Ill. Jesus Aquino, Arts ’06, and Jessica Perez, Bus Ad ’07: daughter Abigail Kamila, Feb. 5, 2013. She was 7 pounds, 9 ounces and 19 ¾ inches long. Kristine (Treml) Matysiak, H Sci ’06, Grad ’07, and Dr. Brian Matysiak, Eng ’02: daughter Chloe Marie, Jan 14, 2013. She is the couple’s first child. The family lives in Door County, Wis.


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Sarah (Degan) Steele, Comm ’07, and Matthew Steele, Eng ’07: son Isaac Robert, Dec. 28, 2012. He was 8 pounds, 1 ounce and 20 inches long. The family lives in San Antonio. Shane Connor, Dent ’09, and Kathryn (Coury) Connor, Dent ’09: daughter Payton Hansen Connor, Dec. 27, 2012. She is the couple’s first child and was 7 pounds, 3 ounces and 19 inches long. Toby Baker, Comm ’12, and Diamond (Archibald) Baker, Arts ’09: son Toby, Jr., Oct. 26, 2012. He was 9 pounds, 13 ounces.

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From “what if ” to “let’s go”

tell me what not to do or what to do, I would appreciate it. RICHARD HOLTKAMP, ENG ’60

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Wine fans respond We were featured in summer 2008 issue of Marquette Magazine ... Karma Vista Vineyards. We are in southwest Michigan. About 3,500 cases sold annually. We will have our first vintage of Marquette wine this summer. The label will definitely pay some homage to the old warriors out there. I use the journalism major on our website,, and I use the philosophy minor every day. After two glasses of wine, it seems everyone becomes a philosopher!

Kudos for including a picture of Marquette’s greatest runner, Ralph Metcalfe. In the 1932 and 1936 Olympics Games, Metcalfe earned: one gold, two silvers and one bronze medal. In Berlin, one of those silver medals was for finishing 0.1 second behind Jesse Owens. During his career, he also tied the world record in the 100- and 200-yard events. Metcalfe graduated cum laude in 1936 and went on to lead a distinguished life of service as a veteran, businessman and public servant. KEVIN LEE, ARTS ’95

Since I contribute to the Ralph Metcalfe Fund, I want to thank you for the wonderful photo from the archives of Ralph Metcalfe in the latest issue.



We started out as home winemakers in the early 2000s as we were approaching retirement. We started out small and continue to remain so, adding more grapes to our repertoire of varietals. The name for our vineyard, Quailwatch, expresses our love of and interest in the California quail (the state bird). …our goal is to craft wines that are fruit forward, young yet with character and easy on the palate.

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Enjoyed the wine spectator article. Have started a small pilot vineyard here in Omaha, Ark. Just planted my first 100 plants in April. If anyone can

that FixesU will “fix” the world, and they will do so through partnering with The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The New York Times. Whatever happened to journalistic integrity, reporting minus the axe to grind? I contend that despite the myriad of news sources available today, very few provide unvarnished news. Most everything is predigested for the viewer/reader resulting in a lazy public. Perhaps the students would be better served to think critically rather that come to a story with an agenda. It also says volumes that the school has decided to partner with two liberal sources rather than the likes of The Wall Street Journal. Is there a place for an editorial viewpoint? Absolutely, however, most 20-year-olds don’t have the worldview and background to be able to weigh different points of view, and for a university to attempt to steer them into activist journalism at that age is at best malpractice. DR. PETER MUEHLEIS M.S., DENT ’79

I have enjoyed getting the Marquette magazine for years and I truly look forward to staying in touch through your publication, however, the section on philanthropy and journalism caught my attention more than usual. Not withstanding the generous gift to the school I was troubled by the apparent new focus of the school of journalism. I was not aware that one of the goals of journalism is “social change” or to “solve social problems.” Dr. Bergen goes so far as to say journalism “can save lives” and FixesU is designed to do just that. It appears


Thank you for your letter. It is important to point out that our focus is to work tirelessly with our students to instill the values of accuracy, fairness, completeness and social responsibility to ensure they are prepared to work sideby-side with the nation’s top journalists. We are not interested in advocating any particular solution, but rather exploring how community members are working to provide complex solutions to our community’s most trying problems. A great example is a recent in-depth series in

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in which our students reported on Milwaukee County’s mental health system, emphasizing the need to focus more on continual care. We must move students in the direction of exploring stories that contribute to solving problems of humankind to more completely inform citizens about the world in which they live. DR. KAREN SLATTERY, CHAIR DEPARMENT OF JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES

Where’s basketball? I understand that your mission is to cover all significant campus activities. Then why, in the spring issue, was not a word said about the success of the men’s basketball team? The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will carry five articles on the Wisconsin Badgers to one on MU. M J-S isn’t going to report on MU unless MU media gives them something to report on. The men’s basketball program now operates in the rarified air with the top programs in the country. PATRICK BAINES, ENG ’59

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“He had a discerning heart.”

When I heard these words spoken about a Marquette alumnus who died after

a long and full life of caring for others as a physician, I pondered their meaning. His years of being influenced by Jesuit education and the spirituality of St. Ignatius suggest something rich and important about the way this intelligent, gentle and kind man lived and how he made choices affecting not only himself, but also those with whom he worked and lived. He faced scores of medical ethical decisions in his career and found the strength to make them because he drew from a deep prayer life that was grounded in Ignatian spirituality and supported by regular spiritual direction and annual retreats at the Jesuit Retreat Center in Oshkosh, Wis.

Tilling the soil

What does it mean to have a discerning heart? And how do you get one?

Jesuit Robert Purcell wrote this lovely poem: God, my God, I believe

In the joy of those who delight In Your way.

I want to know this joy, Hold the joy of You

A good decision

is marked by joy, contentment and peace, and it leads us closer to a life connected with

exploring faith together

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In the depth of me.

Plant me in Your strength, Yield fruit from me, Truly prosper me. Oh, dear God, deliver me

From hither-thither chaff-like life All blown in the wind, Unfirm.

The “discerning heart” is one formed and shaped by decision-making in light of

one’s desires to live a life that is in tune with God’s “hope in you,” suggested Rev. Joseph Tetlow, S.J. When we are faced with a choice between something that is good and something that is bad or evil, the choice for the good is easy and obvious. Discernment becomes important when choosing between and among good options for jobs, places to live, relationships, and how to spend one’s time, energy or resources. For Ignatius, discernment was about choosing between and among goods.

Ignatius provides guidance with his “rules for discernment of spirits.” He

taught us that discernment often comes down to this: How do we come to understand the movements of desolation and consolation (feelings and affective emotions) that crop up in our lives? And how do we know whether the “spirits” of those movements are of God or not?

The discerning person seeks good guides, good readings and good advice

and listens to the heart to discern what choice will be for the greater good. Ignatius suggests that feelings of fear, anxiety, disgust, doubt and confusion unsettle us and indicate movement away from God. But the “good spirit” of a good decision is marked by joy, contentment and peace, and it leads us closer to a life connected with God’s life. Dr. Susan Mountin, Jour ’71, Grad ’94, director of Manresa for Faculty, helps us till the soil of faith in a quarterly column on Ignatian values.

from the archives

Marquette students picnic on the Milwaukee lakefront, circa 1967.

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Marquette Magazine Summer 2013  

Marquette Magazine Summer 2013