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Faculty weigh in on elections and the electorate


President’s Society Honor Roll of Donors






Father Marquette resurfaces, and now he’s a runner in the Briggs & Al’s 8K Run? Quelle bonne idee! (What a good idea!) The university’s namesake shares what he likes to do on campus and around Milwaukee: @ FatherMarquette.





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Alumnus Ralph Chmurski (standing, fourth from left) flew 30 bombing runs in three months in 1944 before returning to Marquette to heal.

“We can be a beacon for what’s good in college athletics.”


24 Countdown With just days to go before the 2012 presidential election, faculty tackle some of the interesting issues spicing up campaigning. F E AT U R ES

16 Playing old school Why Athletics Director Larry Williams believes in an ages-old theory for student-athletes.

20 We were young

24 Faculty break down some issues influencing voters.

Ralph Chmurski jolts awake, momentarily blinded by the flashlight shining in his eyes. It’s May 24, 1944. SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT

33 Honoring Generosity The 2012 President’s Society Honor Roll of Donors

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Have a secret Hobbit habit? Test your Bilbo Baggins IQ with our trivia quiz, then read about the residence hall summer overhaul and secret sombrero society, and see how a story inspired a Catholic parish to raise funds for an orphanage in Tanzania.


we are marquette 6 on campus

> Giving back > Plenty of Fulbrights > Strong brew


8 being the difference

> Breast cancer put them at this starting line > Center director’s focus is justice

10 academic matters

Celebrating the life of our funny, fabulous Jesuit, Father John Naus.

> Math + mosquitoes > Father Naus retires

Plus, you can comment on stories, sign up for RSS feeds and search for old friends. It’s part of our effort to keep you up on everything Marquette.

12 cutting edge

> Virtual hospital for nursing

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Editor: Joni Moths Mueller Copy Editing Assistance: Becky Dubin Jenkins Contributing Writers: Magazine intern Jessie Bazan, April L. Beane, Andrew Brodzeller, Nicole Sweeney Etter, Dr. Charles Franklin, Herbert Lowe, Dan McGrath, Christopher Murray, Lynn C. Sheka, Dr. Amber Wichowsky and Jennifer Szink Design: Winge Design Studio Photography: Kat Berger, Dan Johnson, Sooz Main, John Nienhuis, Jim Prisching, Ben Smidt and Jason Smith Illustrations © Miguel Davilla, cover, p. 24, 26–30; Bjorn Rune Lie/Getty, p. 5


in every issue

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


> Tom Classick, Arts ’77 PAGE 45 > Bishop David Malloy, Arts ’79 PAGE 47 > Marcus Lemonis, Arts ’95 PAGE 53 > Weddings PAGE 56 > Births PAGE 57 > In Memoriam PAGE 54

Class Notes

59 Letters to the Editor Readers weigh in with their views 60 Tilling the soil Exploring faith together

a spirited family gathering during this campaign season, you don’t need me to tell you about the spread of political rancor.



If you’ve read newspapers, watched television or even attended

But there are a couple more encouraging observations I can

offer: that universities have a valuable role to play in guiding us through this disputed terrain and that Marquette University is


promoting constructive public dialogue in thoughtful and refreshing ways.

With their traditions of welcoming a wide-ranging exchange

of ideas, Marquette and other leading universities are certainly

With their traditions of

places where you would expect to find stimulating discussions on

welcoming a wide-ranging

politics and public policy. And members of our faculty certainly have considerable knowledge and expertise to share on the

exchange of ideas, Marquette

conduct of our democracy.

and other leading universities

In fact, with its four election-related essays by members of

our academic community, this issue of Marquette Magazine is

are certainly places where

itself a great example of how the brainpower at this university

you would expect to find

can help deepen our understanding of political issues at a time when it can be hard to see past the daily coverage of gaffes and

stimulating discussions on

gotchas. If you have wondered how the explosion of social

politics and public policy.

media and shadowy soft-money advertising influences voters and campaigns, these essays are a good place to start reading.

One of the essays — the contribution of Christopher Murray

of Marquette’s Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, D.C. — also raises a provocative question that resonates at Marquette. “Because we now have more choices available to us, and instantaneous means for connecting with each other, we are able to self-select into our own communities of like-minded thinkers,” writes Murray. “Rather than conversing or debating honestly, more often than not, we simply reinforce our own beliefs and filter out information that challenges our thinking.”

In this kind of climate, is it still possible for people from

diverse points on the political spectrum to come together for serious and civil sharing of views? A few years ago, Joseph Kearney, dean of Marquette Law School, thought the answer to this question was yes. He put in place a “public policy initiative” that took a key step forward with the hiring of Mike Gousha,

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whose experience as an interviewer, moderator and broadcast anchor in Wisconsin was unparalleled. The addition of policy-minded journalist Alan Borsuk as a senior fellow and the participation of faculty members in an influential blog and a growing set of conferences helped round out the effort.

The work of this team has revealed a considerable appetite for fair-

minded engagement on the part of policymakers and the public. In hosting debates featuring major candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and the Wisconsin Supreme Court, to name just a few, Eckstein Hall has been established as a regular stop for statewide races. An interview series has probed the thoughts of people ranging from Congressman  — and now vice presidential candidate — Paul Ryan to Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach For America. As someone whose interest in politics dates back to the college job I had in the office of the congressman from my home district, I recently jumped at the chance to join faculty members for a post-interview lunch with David Maraniss, biographer of Presidents Obama and Clinton.

Early this year, these efforts reached a new level of visibility and

impact with the creation of the Marquette Law School Poll, made possible by the hiring of polling expert and University of Wisconsin – Madison faculty member Dr. Charles Franklin as a visiting professor. The results of the poll, the largest public opinion polling effort in

As students channel their passions and exercise their new roles as citizens, election seasons can be heady times on campus.

Wisconsin history, have tracked closely with election outcomes and have helped explain what is motivating Wisconsin voters. They have also been front-page news across Wisconsin and featured by the Washington Post, New York Times and other major news operations. Look for Franklin’s insider’s view of the poll in this issue.

Summing up the dialogue that occurs there, The Milwaukee Journal-

Sentinel has called the Law School’s Eckstein Hall “Milwaukee’s public square.”

All of this political activity wouldn’t mean as much, however, if

it somehow left students out of the picture. As students channel their passions and exercise their new roles as citizens, election seasons can be heady times on campus. So I was glad to see that a single recent week at Marquette included students analyzing fresh polling results, College Republicans hosting an appearance by Ann Romney and College Democrats reporting on Twitter that they had signed up hundreds from their ranks to attend a lakefront rally featuring President Barack Obama. At the end of the day, what pleased me most was the thought of these students coming of age in a university community that sends such a strong message about the promise of constructive political engagement.

Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. PRESIDENT


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on campus : 6 being the difference : 8 academic matters : 10 cutting edge : 12 snapshot : 14

we are marquette P E D A L T O G E T H E R . We see faculty, students and alumni teaming up on big ideas

all around campus, including a free-trade coffee venture, a fitness regime for breast cancer survivors and an expansion of the School of Dentistry. Turn the pages to read these stories and much more in this issue.

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Plenty of Fulbrights Four faculty members, one graduate student

and one undergraduate received Fulbright awards for the 2012–13 academic year.

Giving back After attending their class reunion and seeing campus for the first time in “decades,” it was decided. “If we’re able to help, we ought to

give something back.” The anonymous alumnus and his wife, who already support one to two Marquette undergraduate scholarships per year, made a $7.5 million planned gift to provide scholarships for future students studying science, engineering or technology. Their gift will help support students with financial need, a soft spot for the alumnus who benefited from scholarship aid years ago. Inspired by recent renovations to the Todd Wehr Chemistry labs and the $50 million first phase of the planned 250,000square-foot, $100 million Engineering Hall, the couple expressed support for the university’s commitment to educate students for leadership in technology and innovation on the global stage.

Good news comes in threes. Dr. Jeff Moos, Arts ’79, Dent ’83, and his wife, Beth, PT ’79, feel the same way about the School of Dentistry. They pledged $1 million toward the Building for the Future campaign to build a 40,000-square-foot expansion to the School of Dentistry. The faculty practice inside will be named in their honor. “Our gift shows how important my Marquette education was in giving me an opportunity and how I was able to put it to work,” Jeff says. Dr. Rick Kushner, Dent ’77, his wife, Cindy, and their company, Comfort Dental, gave $1 million to the Building for the Future campaign to provide aspiring dentists the same opportunities he had and support the community care efforts. Their gift will help support a fifth patient-care clinic in the facility, which will be called the Comfort Dental Clinic. m ALB


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Dr. Claire Badaracco, professor emerita of communication, will research peace and policy studies at the Center for International Conflict Resolution at the University of Ulster in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Dr. Joseph Daniels, professor of economics, is in Canada this fall for his second Fulbright, which he is spending at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Daniels is studying how patriotic and nationalistic attitudes after 9/11 have shaped U.S. and Canadian residents’ views of trade, immigration and foreign direct investment policies. Dr. Jodi Melamed, associate professor of English and Africana studies, is teaching two graduate-level courses at Humboldt University in Berlin this fall. It’s familiar territory; she was one of the first American undergraduates to conduct research at the Bertolt Brecht Archive in the old East section of the city after the Berlin Wall came down.

Dr. Steven Long, associate professor of speech pathology and audiology, took Spanish classes for the past four years to achieve fluency. His hard work will pay off in spring 2013, when he teaches an advanced course in evaluation and treatment of patients with unintelligible speech at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, a 400-year-old Jesuit university in Argentina. Kellen Plaxio, a theology graduate student, is spending the year at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium studying the texts of Didymus the Blind — a Coptic Church theologian and head of the Catechetical School of Alexandria. Aaron Owen, H Sci ’12, is spending the year at Universidad de El Salvador studying the dietary choices of Salvadorans who have been exposed to modernization. He hopes to quantify the impact of globalization on the traditional food culture of the region and on overall public health. m LCS

The Fulbright Scholar Program, founded in 1945 by J. William Fulbright, left, is a widely recognized and prestigious inter- national educational exchange program.

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Kate Novotny in the coffee fields of Hoya Grande with Honduran coffee farmer Fausto Padilla and his son, Ramon.

Strong brew Kate Novotny, Arts ’10, believes in caffeinating

for a cause. It began when she came across

a coffee-growing community during a service

trip to Honduras her sophomore year.

Novotny started thinking: What if she could help export organic, fair-trade coffee to support Honduran farmers and raise funds for Sociedad Amigos de los Niños, an orphanage run by Sister Maria Rosa Leggol, OSF, Hon Deg ’09, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. “That was the initial spark that fueled what is now Buena Vida Coffee,” says Novotny, who earned an entrepreneurship certificate from the Graduate School of Management. “I really liked the idea of uniting business with social economic justice.” The nonprofit coffee company is housed in the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship’s new incubator space. Milwaukee brew house Stone Creek Coffee roasts, packages and ships the Honduran coffee, while Marquette students handle sales and marketing. “It is a wonderful example of how business can serve society and how students acquire entrepreneurial skills to serve a greater cause,” says Dr. Linda Salchenberger, former James H. Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration. After a slow start, the company is taking off. In 2011, it sold nearly 4,000 pounds of coffee, up from 480 pounds the previous year, and donated $2,000 to the orphanage. This year, Novotny expects to donate $10,000. It hasn’t been easy. “There was a point when we didn’t even know if we were going to make it,” says Novotny, the company’s president. “That struggle for survival pushes you and challenges you to think more about your model, more about your customer base, and really focus on your niche.”

As the company began working to bring Buena Vida Coffee to Milwaukee grocery stores, students turned to alumni, including Jim Sartori, Bus Ad ’77, CEO of Sartori Foods, for funding support and mentorship. “It immediately caught my attention because it is truly authentic and at the same time very entrepreneurial — authentic because of Sister Maria Rosa, who has helped thousands of orphans in Honduras, and entrepreneurial because Marquette students are provided an opportunity to experience real-world business situations,” Sartori says of the project. “It has been gratifying to see young Marquette students step up and diligently work to make this a success.” The Kohler Center invites alumni to help support Marquette’s fledgling entrepreneurs. Learn how at m NSE

Interns (left to right) Hanna Price, arts and sciences senior; Marian Pintar, communication junior; and Timmy Kusnierek, business administration junior, worked with Kate Novotny last spring term to build Buena Vida Coffee sales.

“I really liked the idea of uniting business with social economic justice.”— KATE


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Breast cancer put them at this starting line Exercise science associate professor Dr. Alex Ng joins with an enthusiastic group of cancer survivors to study the impact of exercise on cancer outcomes. Not even 100-degree heat could keep these women from pedaling through the sticky air enveloping Marquette’s Valley Fields.

They put months of training on the line at the Danskin

Triathlon. Throughout it all, Dr. Alex Ng, associate professor in the College of Health Sciences, monitored their conditioning in a pilot research study.

The women are Team Phoenix, a group of 25 breast

cancer survivors who already endured what Aurora Health Care physical therapist and Cancer Rehabilitation Coordinator Leslie J. Waltke calls the “cancer triathlon”: surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

Team Phoenix trained at Valley Fields and in the Helfaer Recreation Center pool.

“If you can do that, you can swim, bike and run,” she told them.

Diane Squires of Union Grove, Wis., was up for the challenge. “I’m 48,

and I’ve never done anything like this before,” says Squires, who wore a shirt that read, “Yeah, they’re fake. My real ones tried to kill me.”

“I feel very weak after breast cancer, so I’m hoping this will help me

get my strength and stamina back,” she says.

But how does training affect cancer survivors physiologically? And

what happens after they cross the finish line? That’s what Ng is trying to figure out.

“After treatment, many cancer survivors are told to start exercising,

but they may have no idea how to start or maintain a program,” says Ng, who is a cancer survivor and triathlete himself.


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Breast cancer surgeon Dr. Judy Tjoe started the donor-funded

fitness project, a partnership between Aurora Health Care and Marquette. Tjoe realized a triathlon could get her patients moving again, and the idea was such a hit she soon had a waiting list for Team Phoenix.

Team Phoenix trained at Valley Fields and in the Helfaer

Recreation Center pool.

Research shows regular exercise is especially beneficial for

cancer survivors, Ng says. It can improve inflammation, immune function and cancer-related fatigue and lead to longer life expectancy. Ng’s study will assess the physical and psychological impact of triathlon training and look at whether it motivates participants to stick with an exercise routine after the event.

Ng’s lab tested participants’ oxygen uptake, strength, bone density

and other physiological factors, as well as psychological measures related to quality of life and exercise self-efficacy. In addition to testing before and after the August triathlon, Ng and the research team will follow the participants six months and one year after the event. The women will continue wearing accelerometers to track their physical activity. m NSE

“After treatment, many cancer survivors are told to start exercising, but they may have no idea how to start or maintain a program.” — DR.


Center director’s focus is justice Susannah Bartlow learned about social justice through her mother, a Methodist pastor. She lived her faith by learning about civil rights in the church and volunteering in soup kitchens. She arrived at Marquette this summer to begin a new assignment, one that is wholly connected to justice, she says, as the first director of Marquette’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. “My role is to help people find their voice and to help the center be what the campus community needs it to be,” Bartlow says. Establishing the GSRC was a recommendation of the Gender Resource Task Force. The center has a twofold mission — to enhance programming, education and scholarship related to gender and sexuality; and to foster a diverse, inclusive and safe environment for students, faculty and staff interested in and affected by gender and sexuality issues.

Bartlow came to Marquette from Dickinson College, where she established the Dickinson College Women’s Center in 2008. She will use her previous experience to assess how the GSRC can support existing programs and identify necessary new initiatives. “This is an important step forward as we continue to embrace diversity and enhance inclusivity within our campus community,” says Dr. William Welburn, associate provost for diversity and inclusion, of bringing Bartlow to Marquette. “The GSRC will encourage dialogue and growth around issues of gender and sexuality — both as a university and as individuals.” m AB

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academic matters

Samson Kiware splits his time between Milwaukee and Tanzania researching a model to eradicate malaria.

“Malaria is treatable, but a lot of people die

because they don’t have access to treatment,” he says.

One of Kiware’s research projects is

to develop models for a system in which mosquitoes kill their offspring by transferring insecticides to their breeding sites.

For environmental and cost reasons, it’s

not feasible to spray insecticide everywhere, and “who knows their homes better than mosquitoes?” Kiware asks. His models will help guide field trials for the technique and eventually predict its impact on malaria elimination. If it works well, the approach could be applied to other malaria-prone parts of

Math + mosquitoes

the world.

Kiware is working with the Ifakara

Health Institute in Tanzania, and his research is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates

Growing up in Tanzania, Samson Kiware suffered through the pain and fever of malaria more times than he can count. Now the doctoral student is taking his revenge on the disease with two unlikely weapons: math and mosquitoes.

Foundation; Marquette’s Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science; and the GasDay Lab. He is splitting his time between Milwaukee and Tanzania while finishing his doctorate.

work in the field,” Kiware says.

Kiware was studying computer science and

mathematics at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., when he met Dr. George Corliss, a Marquette professor

After he finishes his degree, Kiware will

continue his research in Tanzania. At some point, he hopes the threat of malaria will subside so he can move on to research other

of electrical and computer engineering. Their chance meeting at

health issues.

church led to Kiware’s internship with the College of Engineering’s

GasDay Lab, which helps predict natural gas demand for utilities

work myself out of this job as soon as

across the country.

possible.” m NSE

Corliss encouraged Kiware to pursue graduate studies at Marquette.

That’s when Kiware realized he could put his passion for mathematical modeling to work in the health field and “do something that can benefit my country,” Kiware says.

According to the World Malaria Report 2011, most deaths occur among children living in Africa, where a child dies every minute from malaria.


“If you’re trying to come up with the

models, you have to make sure they will

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“The goal,” he says with a smile, “is to

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Father Naus celebrates his 88th birthday with the Evans Scholars. BELOW

Father Naus as Tumbleweed the Clown entertains at an open house in 1975. Entertaining students during Senior Week 1995. Welcoming a full house of students at the 10 p.m. Mass in St. Joan of Arc Chapel.

Father Naus retires Rev. John Naus, S.J., 88-year-old esteemed friend, wondrous raconteur, teacher, singer of ditties, champion of Christmas card mailings, patient resident of Schroeder Hall for 28 years, beloved icon who clowned around, bended balloons into animals, and served Marquette’s mission and students for 49 years. There is no adequate thank you. Enjoy retirement, and visit us often.

Enjoy a YouTube video created to celebrate this funny, fabulous Jesuit at

Father Naus, circus ringleader

To contribute to a named scholarship, visit http://

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Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students practice clinical reasoning skills by practicing during simulated scenarios.

Reality and high risk The new $4 million state-of-the-art simulation center provides a virtual hospital setting for nursing students. “Beep.” The sound of a monitor recording a patient’s heartbeat breaks the quiet. “Swoosh.” Sliding doors admit nursing staff to the intensive care unit. Only the patients in the new Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation at Marquette are different from those treated in a hospital. Marquette’s patients are high-tech, high-fidelity simulators that cost between $50,000 and $100,000 each. They breathe, talk, perspire, bleed, go into cardiac arrest and can be programmed to simulate giving birth. The 10,000-square-foot simulation center that opened in September allows nursing students to practice clinical skills in a realistic hospital setting. Located in Emory Clark Hall, the center includes two intensive care rooms, two medical/ surgical rooms, one pediatric room and one labor and delivery suite, a home health apartment and more.

Clinical simulation is particularly valuable in preparing students for infrequent, high-risk situations, says College of Nursing Dean Margaret Faut Callahan. “We could have our students in a clinical environment 24 hours a day, seven days a week for their entire undergraduate career, and they still may not see some of these high-risk scenarios that they need to be educated for,” she says. Updating the college’s outdated simulation center was an essential step in realizing the reimagined prelicensure curriculum, with its focus on improving students’ clinical reasoning skills in situations involving patients of various ages in a range of health care settings. Simulated clinical scenarios are embedded into courses at all levels. With the new curriculum and simulation center, the college increased the size of its freshman class to 120 students. m LCS

A $400,000 educational grant from GE Healthcare allows students to practice on equipment that’s identical to what is used in hospitals.


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cutting edge The new facility was funded by Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and other College of Nursing benefactors. WFHC will use the facility for interdisciplinary team training with a goal of reducing clinical errors and increasing patient safety.

The simulation exercises are monitored and recorded in the adjoining control room.

The 10,000-squarefoot simulation center was critical to realizing the College of Nursing’s reimagined prelicensure curriculum.

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“I have played soccer in Italy.”

“I cannot use the tip of my thumb, but I can bend it over 90 degrees backwards.”

“I own a donkey named Alfred.” “My comfort food is green olives! I always have “I have performed in a jar in my fridge!” Carnegie Hall.”

“I’ve broken both of my pinkies in the same year but at different times.”

“I build robots and medieval suits of armor in my spare time!”

“In high school, I was a Freeport Pretzel. You can eat us, but you can’t beat us!”

Who knew? The Marquette Pep Band

was such a quirky group. See more photos online at



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“I’m ambidextrous!”

“I used to be a semi-professional clown.”

“I once performed a biopsy on a patient while working at a hospital.”

“I could probably recite all of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie — if the challenge ever arose!”

“I can ride a unicycle.”

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Athletics Director Larry Williams believes Marquette can be

a beacon for what’s right

in college athletics.



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M C G R A T H ,

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Williams was a two-time All-American football player at Notre Dame and logged eight seasons in the NFL as an offensive lineman with four teams — while also attending law school.

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Larry Williams left his office at the University of Portland hoping to hustle home in time for the tipoff of the 2010 NCAA Tournament title game. The Butler Bulldogs were not only the Cinderella story of the Final Four. They were playing for the national championship in Indianapolis, their hometown. Much was made of the fact that they had been able (and willing) to attend classes the day of the game. The analyst for the radio broadcast was incredulous. In his pregame rundown, he suggested the Butler players should not have been concerned with going to class on “the biggest day of their lives.” Williams, listening on his drive home, was stunned and angered. It espoused one of the attitudes he finds most problematic in intercollegiate athletics. “We’re not a minor league for pro sports franchises,” Williams says. “It’s big business, obviously, but we’re also in the business of using sports to help young men and young women with their development as people. “That ‘biggest day of their lives’ is


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just wrong. What if they get married, have kids, graduate from college. Wouldn’t that be bigger?” Williams, Marquette’s 49-year-old, firstyear athletics director and vice president for intercollegiate athletics, is not some nerdy egghead acting out an anti-sports bias born of some long-suppressed frustration at having been the last guy picked in playground games. Quite the contrary: The middle child of nine in a rambunctious, sports-minded family, he was a two-time All-American football player at Notre Dame and logged eight seasons in the NFL as an offensive lineman with four teams. At Marquette, he oversees the 16-sport intercollegiate program involving approximately 300 student-athletes. “One of my early impressions is how passionate people are about the school,” he says. “I understand that. I’m proud of the fact that I went to Notre Dame, but I’m a Marquette person now and proud to be affiliated with such a great institution.” Williams’ wife, Laura Lee, was a standout tennis player at Notre Dame and a national singles champion. They passed those athletic genes to their five kids. Daughter Kristin was a varsity rower at the University of Santa Clara. She just graduated from law school at Cleveland Marshall and is following her father into athletics administration, having taken a position at Tulane University. Eldest son Sean was an All-Ivy League football player at Yale University who is enrolled in Marquette’s Graduate School, studying international relations. Sons Scott, a senior linebacker, and Eric, a freshman quarterback, play football for Yale. Son Louis is a freshman at Marquette University High School and an avid golfer. Having five kids involved in high-level sports meant an endless succession of games, practices and travel, and made for a rather hectic lifestyle in the eight cities the family has called home since Larry and Laura were married in 1986. “It was difficult at times, but I think living in so many parts of the country and meeting so many different people turned out to be a great experience,” Laura says. “We always encouraged the kids to play

sports or get involved in any extracurricular activity that appealed to them, but they understood that being a student came first. They were disciplined and accountable when it came to schoolwork. We were fortunate.” Raising a sports-minded family against a backdrop of his own career experiences reaffirmed Williams’ old-school belief that athletics should be part of the education process, not the extent of it. “I went to Notre Dame because we were Catholic and because the blend of academics and athletics appealed to me,” he says. “I’d gone to a very good high school, Mater Dei in Southern California, and I thought I was ready for Notre Dame. But I wasn’t. I fell behind, and then I kind of fought the system. Eventually the light came on and I started to appreciate the academic opportunity I had there.” Williams missed that intellectual stimulation when he moved on to the all-football world of the NFL. As a remedy, he enrolled in law school, taking night classes during his second year with the Cleveland Browns. He quickly came to realize his campus days were far behind him. “We were on a trip, and while most of the guys on the plane were playing cards or just relaxing, I was studying,” he says. “A coach walked down the aisle and stopped to look at what I was reading. We won the game, and I thought I played pretty well, but on Monday there was a note in my locker to see the coach. He asked me what I’d been doing on the plane. ‘Studying,’ I told him. He said, ‘You’re here to play football. If I ever see you doing that again, I’m going to cut you on the spot.’” Once he got over his initial shock, Williams got the point. “He was right,” he says. “In the NFL, they’re paying you to play football, and that should be your total focus. But in college, we can use athletics to instill some wonderful learning experiences in our kids.” That objective is among his top priorities at Marquette. “If we’re just using players for our own enjoyment, using them up and spitting them out when their eligibility is done, we’re exploiting them,” Williams says. “We have an obligation to help them grow and

We’re not a minor league for pro sports franchises. It’s big business, obviously, but we’re also in the business of using sports to help young men and young women with their development as people.” prepare them for the lives they’ll be leading after they’re through playing.” Williams gained that perspective from seeing some teammates lose their way after their playing careers ended. “Larry cares a lot,” Laura says. “The kids he works with are like his own children to him, and he wants them to develop their full potential. He has always believed that sports was just part of the overall educational experience. “We talked a lot about what we would do after football. He went to school almost every year he was in the pros. He’d tell me that some guys weren’t ready to do anything else when they stopped playing, and it bothered him.”

It still does. “A lot of my friends haven’t been doing so well since the lights went out,” Williams says quietly. With a growing family to raise, a second career was an imperative for Williams. He completed law school at the University of San Diego while playing for the Chargers and spent six years with an Indianapolis law firm before returning to Notre Dame to oversee marketing and licensing deals in the university business office. Most of the work was sports-related. The experience drew him toward athletics administration and a job as athletics director at the University of Portland in 2004. The field “suits my personality,” he says. “I like the games, the competition and the opportunity for engagement at so many levels. I guess I’m wired that way.” His Marquette engagement extends beyond athletics. Williams likes the short walk from his office to the Law School cafeteria for lunch, and he’s on a firstname basis with many professors. He enjoys interacting with students who aren’t athletes and wants them to feel as if they’re part of things. He says he’s ready to handle the boatload of challenges he faces at Marquette, beginning with the circumstances of his arrival: a shakeup in the athletics department resulting from complaints over the handling of sexual-misconduct allegations against some Marquette basketball players. “I’m probably not here if that doesn’t happen,” he acknowledges. The case is in no way similar, but if the sainted Joe Paterno can be pulled down from his lofty pedestal as men’s football coach at Penn State, perhaps no campus is immune to the win-at-all-costs mentality permeating big-time college sports. “What happened at Penn State shook the foundation of college athletics, and rightfully so,” Williams says. “I can’t imagine that there is anyone in the country who isn’t deeply saddened by the Penn State situation, first and foremost for the victims of this terrible crime, and secondly for everyone

associated with the program, PSU, and in fact, all of college athletics. This is the clearest and most cautionary tale of why it is so important to maintain integrity above all else.” At Marquette, men’s basketball is the engine that drives the athletics train. Coming off back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances, Coach Buzz Williams is channeling Al McGuire as a campus hero: a colorfully down-home, slightly off-kilter philosopher who can coach the bejeebers out of a basketball team. Williams believes an emphasis on each student-athlete’s academic and social development will only make each program stronger. “We are NOT de-emphasizing basketball,” he declares. “I expect us to compete for national championships, and I believe we’ll have the means to do it at Marquette, but there’s more to it than that. We’re going to do it the right way. We can be a beacon for what’s good in college athletics.” Meanwhile, Williams must navigate Marquette’s future in a turbulent world of nonstop conference reshuffling driven by the ever-increasing power of football while trying to grow his own athletics program with the addition of Division I men’s and women’s lacrosse. Deputy Athletics Director Mike Broeker, who has served with two basketball coaches and under three athletics directors, believes Williams is the right man for a challenging job. “With his energy, his vision and his commitment, Larry is exactly the type of leader we need,” Broeker says. “He’s a man you’d want to help raise your kids.” ❍ Dan McGrath, Jour ’72, formerly a sports columnist for The Chicago Tribune, is now president of Leo Catholic High School in Chicago.

In fall 2011, Marquette announced an overhaul of procedures to address sexual violence on campus. Read a letter from President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., to students at

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Ralph Chmurski and his crew met at Peterson Field, Colorado Springs, Colo. They scored high in combat crew training and were awarded a new B24 Liberator. Student Ralph Chmurski (below) in the 1942 issue of the Hilltop yearbook.


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Ralph Chmurski jolts awake, momentarily blinded by the flashlight shining in his eyes. IT’S MAY 24, 1944.

Get up — you’re filling in for a sick

navigator on a bombing run targeting Melun, France. It is the 23-year-old’s first mission with the 8th Air Force. Orders for his second mission come just one night later in the same disturbing way: awakening to the disorienting flashlight, another crew in need of a navigator. On his third mission, Chmurski finally flies with his own crew, and they stick together fighting fear and engine failure, dodging flak and German fighters on 29 bombing missions in three months.

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Ralph Chmurski’s visit to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., this year coincided with the 60th anniversary of his first flight. He celebrated with family members (left to right) granddaughters Carolyn Cento, Arts ’08, and Natalie Cento; daughter Mary (Chmurski) Cento, Nurs ’78; grandson Paul Cento, Bus Ad ’05; and son Donald Cento, Grad ’91.


After his discharge, Chmurski, Arts ’42, Law ’46, returns to Marquette, seeking nothing more than quiet and time to heal. But law professor Willis Lang and Jesuit Wilfred Mallon have different plans for mending Chmurski’s slightly broken spirit. Chmurski recalls his introduction to World War II service with a chuckle about what he calls “first-mission illness” striking two young navigators. Sometimes a sudden baptism is best. At least it was for Chmurski, who jumped up from his bunk, grabbed his gear and went. But he has had plenty of time since 1944 to relive and retell his tales of luck  — some good luck, some bad luck — and feeling of awe at what he and the men and women in service accomplished. We were young, he says, but we knew what was at risk.


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“I had a habit of writing a letter to my father, mother, sister and brother every day,” he says. “I told them to look at the postmark and they’d know as of that (date) I was OK.” Chmurski was one of a near legion of Marquette men and women who responded to the nation’s call to service. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps after earning an undergraduate degree and was called up in 1943. Leadership abilities that were exercised liberally at Marquette, where Chmurski was grand master of Alpha Gamma Phi, president

of the interfraternity council, sideline announcer for Marquette football and state champion on the Marquette fencing team, again shined. He was sent to the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center in Texas, where he tested and qualified quickly as a triple threat. He could serve as a pilot, navigator or bombardier. But the 8th Air Force was heavy on pilots at that moment and in desperate need of navigators, so Chmurski was “washed out,” in the parlance of servicemen and women, as a pilot and sent to Navigation School in San Marcos, Texas. Walking beneath the portal that read “Home of the World’s Greatest Navigators” was more encouraging than what cadets running through drills on the quad had to contribute. “We were greeted by a loud round of ‘You’ll be sorry’” from a large cadre of cadets who were on detail,” he recalls. Chmurski graduated on Christmas Eve 1943 and, after a short furlough, met his crew at Peterson Field in Colorado Springs, Colo. “Our crew scored high in our combat crew training ... and was awarded a brand-new airplane to fly to England,” he says. Chmurski loves sharing tales of flying the heavy bomber called the B24

Liberator, of his pilot — “He was the best pilot in the 8th Air Force”— and of hearing his pilot’s order on more than one occasion to “bail” and then realizing he was connected to the plane by a heated flying suit and oxygen line, and bailing wasn’t an option. Luck reigned for the entire crew because the “best pilot” brought them safely home. “Thank God,” Chmurski says. “I’m not that brave.” Today, a regal 91 years old, Chmurski still has the bearing of young Lt. Chmurski. Age has played a bit with his ability to get around and his hearing isn’t what it could be, but the details of service are cherished, remarkable memories. They include conversations between crewmen during those missions to take out oil refineries, factories, tankers, bridges and marshaling yards in France, Germany and Belgium between May and August 1944. “I’m still on that plane today,” Chmurski admits. “It was a cramped thing.” On the dining room table at daughter Mary Cento’s home, Chmurski points to maps showing the route his crew flew to reach Land’s End, England, site of the 8th Air Force base. His finger hovers over Marrakesh, Morocco, and another memory surfaces. “This is a good one,” Chmurski says, and his eyes and thoughts drift back 60-some years. “Coming back from officers’ mess after supper, I had to pass an Italian prisoner of war camp. From behind the barbed wire, I heard the prisoners singing Lily Marlene,” he remembers, referring to the song that became a sort of anthem to men serving overseas and far from loved ones. “I could feel the yearning in their voices without understanding a word of Italian. For the next two or three nights while we were there, I threw a pack of cigarettes over the fence to them.” Chmurski talks of waiting while his flight group moved into combat position for “our penetration of Fortress Europe.” “It was an awe-inspiring sight to see,” he says, “this long parade of

between 1,000 and 2,000 bombers stretching for miles.” He flew D-Day support on June 6, 1944. “Two of the biggest moments until I met and married my wife were the fact that I participated in D Day, which was the greatest show on earth, and that I led the entire 8th Air Force. That’s a tremendous honor. It’s sort of like winning the lottery because you have to be in the right place at the right time. ... I don’t know how in the world to really explain it. “I whipped off my short letter home, and then I wrote a letter to Ted Carpenter, who was the public information director at Marquette.” In his letter to Carpenter, Chmurski wrote of “having a hunch” something big was about to happen. “ ... at last the pent-up wrath and fury of free men were to be unleashed with a vengeance in a death blow to oppression.” His letter was printed in the July 13, 1944 issue of The Marquette Tribune. Chmurski flew his final mission, a bombing run over Strasbourg, Germany, on Aug. 11, 1944. Coincidentally, it was his 24th birthday.


We salute all Marquette alumni who are veterans of the U.S. armed forces and thank them for their service and sacrifice.

Today, when looking at snapshots, Chmurski points out it’s easy to tell which were taken after he’d seen combat. “Even my son used to call me ‘teeth,’” he says. “You’re smiling because you’re alive. “We lost as many as 60 bombers on one mission, which was the equivalent of 600 combat crewmen,” he says of the 8th Air Force. “When I flew my first mission, a combat crewman’s life expectancy was six weeks. While completing the required 30 missions, your chance of being killed was 71 percent.”

After his discharge from combat duty, Chmurski was assigned to manage the President Madison Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla., where staff, tech, and master sergeants and their families went for rest and respite. “About 100 Cabanatuan Death March prisoners were there,” he remembers. “They were just skin and bones, and I wondered at man’s inhumanity to man.” Chmurski opted for an early out and returned to Marquette, planning to do nothing but rest. His hope of maintaining a low profile ended when he ran into Professor Lang and Father Mallon. Both wanted to recruit Chmurski. “I told them I had just finished a horrible period, and I wanted some time to heal,” he says. But Lang and Father Mallon had different ideas about what would speed healing. Lang convinced Chmurski to sit in on law classes, and Father Mallon enlisted him as executive secretary of the Marquette Alumni Association. Both opportunities, Chmurski admits, paid off. He helped build the Alumni Association into a formal campus organization and increased its membership, and he served as president of his freshman law class and then graduated from Law School and was offered a position as Milwaukee’s assistant city attorney. He appeared as an appellant and a respondent before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and boasts of his perfect record: “I was undefeated before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.” Chmurski took an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., last spring, joining rows of proud soldiers, air and seamen and women visiting the memorial built to honor their sacrifice and service to country. The experience was remarkable, Chmurski says, but it was the return to Milwaukee’s Mitchell Field that stunned him. Thousands of people welcomed the old vets home and let them know their service hasn’t been forgotten. “I never saw such an outpouring of true Americanism, and it gave me such hope for our country,” he says. m

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Campaigning in 140 characters By Herbert Lowe Journalism professional in residence

What’s the fuss about “dark money”? By Dr. Amber Wichowsky Assistant professor of political science

What the Law School Poll foretold By Dr. Charles Franklin Director of the Law School Poll and visiting professor of law and public policy

Longing for common ground By Christopher Murray Visiting instructor at the Les Aspin Center for Government

count down Marquette faculty probe key issues they’re watching in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election.

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in 140 characters BY HERBERT LOWE


idway through the venerable Sunday talk show Meet the Press the morning after Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate in August, host David Gregory called it “the first VP pick in the age of Twitter.” Gregory also said “the social platform really lit up” because of the choice and presented viewers with tweets from both sides of the political spectrum. Throughout the same month, The Washington Post urged visitors to its website to suggest ways the presidential candidates should be using Facebook, Twitter, etc. “Which candidates or campaigns are using social media most effectively, and how are they using it?” the Post asked. “As a voter, what kind of social media campaign would make you want to interact with a campaign? Is there anything politicians could learn from the business world about how to use social media? Who could be using it better — and how?” The Pew Research Center seemed to wonder the same things. It released a study, also in August, concluding that President Barack Obama’s campaign held a distinct advantage over Romney’s in its use of digital technology to communicate directly with voters. The study found, however, that neither campaign used social media, well, socially. That is, they almost never commented on or retweeted something from mere citizens. Times sure have changed. Most


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of us are too young to remember watching John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon spar in their televised debates — the biggest events of the 1960 presidential campaign. Then, television was the new frontier. These days, citizen journalists, nonprofit advocacy groups, political action committees and others use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Storify, LinkedIn, etc., to engage with a multitude of “friends,” “followers” and “connections” about whatever is the biggest event of the past five minutes. So much has happened since the Obama campaign seized upon social media and email en route to winning the White House in 2008. Who can argue that the 24-hour news cycle is not now the 24-second news cycle? Or that the new news cycle affects any notable election?

Technology of the times What hasn’t changed is that political candidates strive to use the technology of the time to push out their messages as unfiltered as possible. Campaign organizers are happiest when their standard-bearers engage voters during choreographed events. It doesn’t have to be this way. I favor the article, “Ten Ways Social Media Can Improve Campaign Engagement and Reinvigorate American Democracy,” written by Darrell M. West, vice president and director of governance studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. West’s first observation: Given that politicians often disagree not just on interpretations, but also on the facts,

people are using their social networks as “trust filters.” West also wrote that grassroots networks generate ideas and force candidates to answer questions they would rather not, and that social media connects the public with its leaders in ways that create greater responsiveness and accountability. He called for embedding social media commentary in news coverage —  a la Gregory’s approach on Meet the Press — to add more diversity of voices in the political dialogue. “There is no reason why 2012 should not be an engaging election,” West wrote. “With the issues we face in the areas of budget deficits, health care, education, energy and foreign policy, we should use digital technology to involve people in the campaign.” So what if all West suggested happened? Would it make a difference? We would hope so. But does a candidate’s social media activity during an election influence voters? And does online buzz generated — via blog posts, news sites, video and image sites, message boards/groups and tweets — necessarily translate into more votes? In April, the social media research organization NM Incite of New York reported that it reviewed four significant races in the 2010 midterm elections — for U.S. senate in California and Florida and governor in Maryland and Ohio. In three of the races, NM Incite found the candidates most frequently mentioned on social media won. Which party generated the most buzz? NM Incite found equal social media conversation about Democrats and Republicans when it measured 50 days’ worth of data from all four races. The company also pointed

out that each party won two of the races examined. All of this is well and good. But my journalism DNA leads me to believe that traditional media — and its mandate to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comforted — remains the surest and best avenue for voters to make the best choices on Election Day. There’s no doubt, though, that traditional media cannot simply rely on old ways to do its job. The Poynter Institute in Florida is just one organization teaching journalists how to use social media for political reporting. Mallary Tenore wrote last year on that social media gives “journalists a way to see how politicians and campaign staffers are interacting with voters and sharing news. And it has helped them find local voters and get a better sense of what their audience wants in election coverage.” Voters most want — indeed, deserve  — genuine interaction with those who seek elected office. Considering the Pew Research Center’s finding that the presidential candidates don’t retweet or post comments, I offer the following: If Obama could hold the first-ever Twitter Town Hall from the White House in July 2011, he should spend an hour answering voters’ questions via tweets from wherever he wants while seeking re-election in 2012. Romney should do likewise. It’s risky, yes, but the rewards could be huge.  HERBERT LOWE , Jour ’84, the

journalism professional in residence in the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, is a former newspaper reporter who teaches students how to tell stories across multiple platforms: text, images, audio, video and social media. He is a past president of the National Association of Black Journalists.

what’s the fuss about “dark money”? BY DR. AMBER WICHOWSKY


n January 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a controversial decision that overturned longstanding campaign finance restrictions on corporations and unions. While critics focused on the 5– 4 decision in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission, news outlets paid less attention to the court’s separate 8 –1 ruling to uphold disclaimer and disclosure laws that require political committees to identify who paid for their ads and file public expenditure disclosure statements with the FEC. Attention quickly turned to the issue of campaign finance transparency, however, as outside groups took to the airwaves in the 2010 national midterm elections. Examining campaign finance filings with the FEC, the nonprofit consumer advocacy

organization Public Citizen reported that although nearly 100 percent of outside groups revealed their donors in the 2006 election cycle, fewer than one-third did so in 2010. Similar statistics have been reported in this year’s elections. How — despite rules mandating transparency — have the identities of some donors remained secret? In brief, groups have been able to take advantage of loopholes in the rules. For example, nonprofit groups are not required to register with the FEC as Political Action Committees as long as their “primary purpose” is not political. Some Super PACs have also constructed clever funding structures that allow them to attribute a portion of their contributions to nonprofit organizations rather than to the individuals, corporations or unions who gave to the nonprofit in the first place. And it should be noted that groups were already taking advantage of these loopholes in 2008, long before the heavily criticized Citizens United decision.

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continue to debate whether negative ads depress voter turnout or do more to inform voters about the issues.

Disclosure in advertising Given this context it is worth examining the Supreme Court’s logic in upholding disclaimer and disclosure requirements. Since the late 1970s the court has provided several rationales for these requirements, specifically citing the government’s compelling interests in deterring corruption, enforcing campaign finance limits and informing voters. But in recent cases, the court has relied almost exclusively on the “informing voters” argument. Writing for the majority in the separate 8 –1 ruling in Citizens United, Justice Anthony Kennedy argued: “The First Amendment protects political speech and disclosure permits citizens and shareholders to react to the speech of corporate entities in a proper way. This transparency enables the electorate to make informed decisions and give proper weight to different speakers and messages.” When asked in a recent interview with National Public Radio why he supports disclosure laws, Justice Antonin Scalia responded: “To evaluate speech intelligently … it’s good to know where the speech is coming from. Or, put another way, it’s impor-


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tant to know ‘who’s telling me this.’” I am not a constitutional law scholar; my areas of expertise include campaigns, elections and voter behavior. But I was drawn to the Supreme Court’s assumption that knowing who stands behind the message puts voters in a better place to weigh the merits of claims made in a 30-second commercial. Political scientists have shown that voters use shortcuts, such as group cues, party labels and endorsements, to make informed political judgments in the absence of detailed information. Yet even though groups are required to attach disclaimer statements and contact information to their ads, the innocuous names of Super PACs, 527s and 501(c) groups provide voters with little information about the interests behind the message.

Is going negative a boon or a bomb Consider these two groups that aired controversial ads in Nevada’s 2010 U.S. Senate race. One group, Latinos for Reform, urged Hispanics not to vote in November, saying Democrats had not delivered on immigration reform. Although in the ad it appears as if the group supports reforms that would provide a pathway to citizen-

ship, it was individuals and organizations generally opposed to liberalizing immigration laws who funded the ad. Another group, Patriot Majority, sponsored a radio ad that sounded very much like a Tea Party-backed attack against the Republican candidate but paid for it with labor union money. In response to the increased anonymity in political advertising, congressional Democrats have tried to pass legislation that would require the top five funders of campaignrelated ads and the amounts they contributed to be listed within the ad. Justin Levitt, associate professor of law at Loyola Law School Los Angeles, argues for a “Democracy Facts” label  — similar to the Nutrition Facts and Drug Facts labels on consumer products — that lists the total number of contributors, the top five donors and the proportion of support received from the top five donors. But would any of this really make a difference? That question guided my latest research (co-authored with Dr. Conor Dowling, assistant professor of political science at the University of Mississippi). We prepared to answer this question by conducting an experiment using a political ad that ran in the 2010 national midterm elections. We enlisted 1,213 participants and assigned our participants to one of several treatment groups. Participants

in our control group received neutral information about a U.S. congressional race. Among the other treatment groups, some participants were randomly assigned to watch an attack ad from that race. Others watched the ad and then read a news article discussing the donors who paid for the ad. Another treatment group watched the ad and then read a news article emphasizing that the group that paid for the ad kept the donors’ identities secret. Finally, some watched the ad and then were presented with a “Democracy Facts” label similar to (but not the same as) the one discussed above. We looked at whether participants in the treatment and control groups differed in how they evaluated the candidates in the race. Because our participants were assigned to their groups by the flip of a coin, we were confident that any differences would be attributable to the treatments themselves and not to differences among our participants. We found participants who were shown the “Democracy Facts” label about the donors to the group were more supportive of the attacked candidate than were the individuals who only watched the ad. However, we also found greater support for the attacked candidate among participants who read a news article emphasizing the group’s “dark money,” or funds used without disclosure. Our findings suggest that voters do take note of campaign finance information in one form or another. The trick — and a question that remains for future research — 

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is whether voters connect the dots between campaign finance information and the attack ads they see on television. And, of course, the effects of any change to how campaign finance information is presented in political ads may erode over time as voters tune out that information.

So much is up for debate Although we were initially concerned with examining the Supreme Court’s logic that campaign finance disclosure informs voters, another criticism of anonymity in political advertising is that it gives candidates a free pass to “go negative” in a campaign. Negative ads can be effective, but there is always a risk that the candidate will be punished for being too negative. In another experimental study, we looked to see if candidates escape this backlash effect if a benignly named group sponsors the attack ad. Our results were resoundingly clear: Though the candidate was punished a bit for sponsoring a negative ad, the exact same ad sponsored by a group produced no such effect. We also found that disclosing campaign finance information about the group reduced some (but not all) of this advantage. With the 2012 presidential election in high gear, outside groups continue to play a large role in what voters hear over the airwaves. These groups

doubt the sheer volume of

negative ads in the 2012 election will give us an opportunity to examine these issues in greater detail.

have also taken the lead in sponsoring negative ads. According to the Wesleyan Media Project, there was a 1,600 percent increase in ads sponsored by outside groups in the Republican primaries between 2008 and 2012; more than 80 percent of group ads aired in the presidential race as of late-August were negative. The increase in outside group involvement in campaigns raises a number of questions. Political scientists continue to debate whether negative ads depress voter turnout or do more to inform voters about the issues. But the increase in anonymous spending also raises new questions about accountability in campaigns and the effectiveness of the current campaign finance disclosure regime.

Although many questions remain unresolved, no doubt the sheer volume of negative ads in the 2012 election will give us an opportunity to examine these issues in greater detail.  DR. AMBER WICHOWSKY is an

assistant professor of political science. Her teaching and research specializations include urban politics, public policy, public opinion and electoral behavior.

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but which revealed something fundamental about Wisconsin voters.

Gas prices

what the law school poll foretold BY DR. CHARLES FRANKLIN


he Marquette Law School Poll was created in January 2012 as part of the Law School’s public policy initiative. In its first eight months the poll interviewed more than 8,000 Wisconsin voters on several hundred questions. It predicted the winners and closely matched the vote margins in the Republican presidential primary, the Democratic primary for governor, the recall election and the Republican

Senate primary. If “getting the votes right” is a fundamental goal of polls, then the Law School Poll successfully passed that threshold. But that is not the only or even the most important purpose of the poll. The poll is most importantly a mechanism for bringing the voices of the public into the discussion of politics and policy. Carefully designed polls are the only mechanism for enabling a representative sample of the public to have their say on issues and express their views of candidates before going to the voting booth. The reporting and discussion of the poll in turn is a way for voters to learn what their peers think without the bias inherent in talking only to friends and fellow partisans. The goal of polling is to help the public see itself as well as to express each individual’s views. Here are three ways the Law School Poll demonstrated some important facts about public opinion in Wisconsin that might not have been obvious from casual conversation

The poll is most importantly a mechanism

for bringing the voices of the public into the discussion of politics and policy.


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Gas prices are a fairly “objective” political issue. In March, gas prices rose sharply for several weeks to $4 or more per gallon before falling off, at least for a while. In our March Law School Poll, we asked, “Is the price of gas something a president can do a lot about or is that beyond a president’s control?” In Wisconsin, opinion divided evenly: 46 percent said a president can do a lot, while an equal 46 percent said gas prices are beyond a president’s control. But Republicans and Democrats had sharply differing views: Twothirds of Republicans said a president can do a lot about the price of gas, while two-thirds of Democrats said the opposite, a president can’t control gas prices. Or so it was in 2012. However in May 2006, when the CBS News Poll asked this same question as gas prices spiked during the Bush administration, the partisans had opposite theories of presidential control of the economy. Then, threequarters of Democrats were convinced a president could control gas prices while less than one-half of Republicans thought so. The data illustrate strikingly that our ability to perceive gas prices and interpret presidential responsibility for them is a plaything of partisanship. When it is “our guy,” we absolve him of blame, and when it is the “other guy,” we heap the responsibility upon him. But just a few years later, with a different president, we come to exactly opposite conclusions. Perhaps an awareness of how powerfully partisanship plays with our views might warn us to consider our evaluations a bit more cautiously.

Political conflict The Wisconsin recall process and election brought unprecedented levels of party polarization to the state, along with exceptionally high levels of political involvement and activity by many citizens. Our data showed several important results, but it was the interpersonal consequences of political conflict that produced the most-striking conclusion. In our May Law School Poll, just before the Wisconsin recall, more than one-half of respondents said they had talked to other people and tried to show them why they should vote for or against a candidate. That is a significantly higher rate than is usually found during election campaigns — 30-something percent vs. 54 percent found here — reflecting the intense involvement in the recall. But we also found a side consequence: A full one-third of the public said there was someone they had stopped talking to about politics due to disagreements over the recall. We also found that the percentage that had

stopped talking was virtually identical for Democrats and Republicans. The data illustrate that participation is the foundation of democracy, but it is not without personal cost.

Polarized but not on everything Some issues that have large majority support are associated with Democratic leaders, and other issues with equally large majority support are associated with Republican leaders. For example, substantial majorities oppose cuts to spending on education or health care, while at the same time large majorities support increased contributions to pensions and health benefits by public employees and a requirement of photo identification to vote. If voters were perfectly polarized by party, we would see these and all other issues split about 50–50. Instead, we see that some “Democratic issues” command broad support, while other “Republican issues” are equally popular. Despite the current polarization, there remains a number of issues that appeal across party lines, some to the advantage of Democrats and others to the advantage of Republicans. The Marquette Law School Poll provides an instrument for measuring and understanding how public opinion affects politics. Each party holds some winning cards and some losing cards. The fall campaign and the governing that will come afterward are chances to see how well each party plays those cards.  THE LAW SCHOOL POLL initiative was created by Law School Dean Joseph D. Kearney as a forum for wide-ranging, nonpartisan discussion of issues facing Milwaukee and Wisconsin. In 2012, Dr. Charles Franklin, professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, joined Marquette as director of the Law School Poll.

longing for common ground BY CHRISTOPHER MURRAY


n the morning of Nov. 7, either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama will wake up to the increasingly unenviable task of president of the United States. President Obama has had four years to become accustomed to the grueling nature of the job. If Romney wins, he will no doubt quickly discover that governing the United States — while certainly always a difficult assignment — has become virtually impossible. What seems to be making the presidency such a thankless job is a function, I argue, of two forces. The irony is that both of these forces are, in and of themselves, positive. First, consider the electorate that will go to the polls in November. As reams of demographic data show, the United States is becoming increasingly diverse across a range of variables: race, ethnicity, income, education level, religious affiliation, language, etc. In a course I taught this past summer on presidential campaigns at the Les Aspin Center in Washington, D.C., I recommended that my students familiarize themselves with the 2010 census. The picture the census provides is a fascinating mosaic and a testament to the notion that our country is indeed a melting pot. The difficulty with this image, however, is that as the diversity of the country increases, so do the range of issues, beliefs and policy preferences being brought to bear on our political system. To navigate this landscape and

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As our country gets larger,

grows more diverse, mobilized and interconnected, each of us has a responsibility to look at the world through as many lenses as possible. create a coalition of voters that will

Republican parties, people now have

propel them to the White House,

multiple ways to express themselves

Romney and Obama have taken posi-

politically. Our political identities are

tions on difficult issues. No doubt,

shaped by who we socialize with,

some of these positions will prove

where we live and work, what media

challenging to implement after the

we consume, and numerous other


factors. Because we now have more

choices available to us, and instanta-

A second force complicating modern

politics is the rapidly advancing tech-

neous means for connecting with each

nology that allows this increasingly

other, we are able to self-select into

diverse electorate to mobilize and

our own communities of like-minded

petition the government. Individuals

thinkers. Rather than conversing or

and groups now have the ability to

debating honestly, more often than

instantaneously organize and com-

not we simply re-enforce our own

municate their feelings to elected

beliefs and filter out information that

officials. Like the growing diversity

challenges our thinking. As a result,

of the country, this is in many ways

it is becoming increasingly difficult to

a good thing. The functioning of a

find areas of common ground — not

healthy democracy requires that its

because common ground doesn’t exist

politicians be accessible, responsive

but because we’ve walled ourselves

and accountable to the people who

off from those who might lead us to

elect them. The question I ask, though,

it. To make the compromises that are

is whether this access comes at the

necessary to produce policy for the

expense of deliberation and sound

whole country, people first must be

judgment. As many people who have

able to recognize how other people

worked in the office of an elected

view the world. Increasingly it seems

official can attest, it often seems

as if this empathy is elusive.

impossible to make a decision on an

issue without being bombarded from

mistic view of the American political

all directions by emails, phone calls,

process, but I believe there is a path

blog posts and twitter messages in

forward. One of the things I most cher-

support or opposition to the elected

ish about my Marquette education,

official’s latest move.

and which has driven my work at the

Les Aspin Center, is that it forced me

As a result of these factors, I fear

This might seem an overly pessi-

the United States is becoming increas-

to rigorously question the world

ingly fragmented and divided. Beyond

around me, constantly reflect on my

being divided into the two main par-

observations, and proceed with a real-

tisan camps of the Democratic and

ization that there is much out there


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that still needs to be understood. After nearly 20 years spent living and working in our nation’s capital, I’ve come to conclude that the three most rarely heard words in Washington are “I don’t know.” It is only when we pursue knowledge with an intellectual humility that we allow ourselves to consider perspectives, beliefs and ideas that challenge our preconceived notions and assumptions. When we realize that we might be wrong, we make it easier to find what’s right. As our country gets larger, grows more diverse, becomes increasingly mobilized and more highly interconnected, each of us has a responsibility to look at the world through as many lenses as possible. If we do so, it will be much easier to find the common ground that has recently eluded us on so many issues and problems. It will also make the job much easier for the next U.S. president.  CHRISTOPHER MURRAY, Grad ’95,

is coordinator of student affairs and visiting instructor at the Marquette University Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, D.C.

The 2012 President’s Society Honor Roll

Honoring Generosity


The university extends its heartfelt gratitude for the generosity of the members of the 2012 President’s Society of Marquette University.


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Each gift to Marquette University is deeply appreciated. Through the support of nearly 27,000 benefactors during the past year, Marquette is able to pursue its mission as a Catholic and Jesuit university committed to excellence in educating and preparing students for a life of leadership and service to others. In 2011, to honor the strong annual support provided by our benefactors, the university introduced the President’s Society of Marquette University.

GIVING LEVELS The President’s Society recognizes four giving levels for gifts that total $2,500 to more than $25,000 in one fiscal year.

generous contributions during the past fiscal year.

Every gift becomes a part of the university’s heritage, and the giving levels of the President’s Society are named after four early esteemed presidents of Marquette:

Membership in the 2012 President’s Society reflects gifts received from


July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. These gifts include payments on pledges,

Rev. Stanislaus P. Lalumiere, S.J., Level

matching gifts, new cash gifts, gifts of stock and gifts in kind. Members

President, 1887– 89

Named for the university’s leader — currently our 23rd president, Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.— the Society was created to encourage annual giving and to recognize those individuals and organizations who have made especially

receive special benefits from the university, including preferred access to Marquette information, leadership and programming, and public recognition through an annual published Honor Roll that lists members by their level of giving. Members of the inaugural 2012 President’s Society are listed on the following pages and at This Honor Roll provides an opportunity to publicly say thank you to our 2012 members who truly


Rev. Alexander J. Burrowes, S.J., Level President, 1900 – 08 $5,000–$9,999

Rev. James McCabe, S.J., Level President, 1908 – 11

believe in what happens at Marquette and have unselfishly provided


their support during the past year.

Rev. Peter A. Brooks, S.J., Level President, 1944 – 48




Rev. Stanislaus P. Lalumiere, S.J. P R E S I D E N T,

1 8 8 7– 8 9

Father Lalumiere secured Marquette’s college charter in 1864 and is considered by many as the forefather of Marquette. He was close friends with President Abraham Lincoln, sharing a career path that began with law and peaked with a presidency. Marquette’s language arts building, Lalumiere Hall, is named in his honor.

Rev. Stanislaus P. Lalumiere, S.J., Level $ 2 5 ,0 0 0 – P LU S

3M Company Adreani Family Foundation Wylie* and Elizabeth Aitken American Council of Learned Societies American Heart Association American Hospital Association American Orthodontics Corporation Barbara* and Stanley* Andrie Anonymous Ardmore Associates Arrupe House Jesuit Community Helen Bader Foundation Balyasny Asset Management LP Richard* and Barbara Baumann Ned and Helen Bechthold Deborah Beck* and Frederick Sweet Regina* and Brian* Bergner Charles* and Amy Billerbeck Natalie A. Black* and Herbert V. Kohler, Jr. Bleser Family Foundation Elizabeth Boland Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Brewers Community Foundation Frank G. and Frieda K. Brotz Family Foundation Gerald Buldak* The Burchill Family Burke Foundation, Inc. Thomas Burton* Sarina Muffoletto Butler* California Community Foundation Guy* and Kay Campbell William Cherek* William Cherek Foundation CME Group Constellation Energy Group Foundation Elizabeth* and Jon* Cyganiak 36

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Deloitte Foundation Delta Dental of Wisconsin Mrs. Nancy Del-Zio John (Bill)* and Mary* Diederich Robert A. Dietmeyer* Estate Julianna Ebert* and Frank Daily* Kim* and Bob* Eck Theodore Eckert Theodore Eckert Foundation Ray* and Kay* Eckstein Ray and Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust Miriam Eisenberg Estate Aly El-Ghatit* Ray* and Marlene Esser Ralph Evinrude Foundation Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust Susan Farrell Robert* and Maryellen Fettig Fleck Foundation Julie J. Flessas* Marta Flores-Munoz* Follett Higher Education Group Dick* and Amy* Fotsch Fotsch Foundation Edward Frantel* Kevin* and Sheila Frisinger GE Foundation Albert Gehl* Thomas* and Nancy Geldermann Eugene* and Beverly Gloudeman Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. John* and Maureen Golinvaux Robert* and Toni* Gorske GRAEF Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation Greater Milwaukee Foundation Frank Rogers Bacon Fund Bechthold Family Fund Jeanette Bond Scholarship Fund Ted and Arleen Koenigs Fund 2 Clarence G. Reible Fund Gilda and Robert Wren Scholarship Fund

Robert Greenheck* Daniel P. Haerther Charitable Trust Hanson Dodge, Inc. Janet and James Hartman Gordon Henke Family Foundation Mary E. Henke Donald* and Fran Herdrich Herdrich Charitable Trust Jennifer and Robert Hillis Hill-Rom Company, Inc. Wayne* and Mary Holt Cindy* and Paul* Honkamp John* and Susan Honkamp Michael R. Honkamp* Charles Horngren* In honor of Charles* and Joan Horngren HR Green Suzanne* and Michael* Hupy Hupy and Abraham, S.C. Tad Hutcheson Lauren* and Phillip* Hutchinson Hydrite Chemical Co. Interfacial Solutions, LLC International Breast Cancer Research Foundation Darren* and Terry* Jackson Jim* and Lucy* Jacobson The Jesuit Community at Marquette University Erica P. John Fund C. T. (Tom) Johnson* Johnson Controls Foundation Kalmbach Publishing Co. Craig* and Wendy Kasten KBS Construction Inc. J. J. Keller Foundation John Kemp Robert* and Mary Kemp William A. and Paul A. Ketterer Foundation James* and Bettie Keyes Jeff Kiernan* Scott* and Mary Beth Kilrea Patrick J. Kelly Barbara* and Dennis* Klein William* and Carol Klug

Edward Kohl Kohler Company Kohl’s Corporation KPMG Foundation B. Bruce Krier John* and Marilyn Kucharski Rick* and Cynthia Kushner V. Clayton Lafferty* and Beverly Hokenson Lafferty* Michael Larson Colleen* and Patrick* Lawton Mary Jo* and Donald* Layden, Jr. Mary Jo and Donald Layden, Jr. Family Foundation James Leidgen* Jackie Ennis Lewis* Judy* and John* Lynch John* and Mary Madden George Magovern, Sr.* Robert* and Kathleen* Mahoney Louis Maier, III* and M. Jean Maier James C.* and Dorothy E. Mallien Julia* and William* Malooly Marcus Corporation Foundation Markos Foundation Marquette University Engineering Alumni Association Marquette University Golden Angels Network James J. and Jacqualine A.* McDonough James J. & Jacqualine A. McDonough Foundation James* and Jennifer McDonough Alfred* and Georgia McGuire James Meier* Archie and Viola Meinerz Family Foundation Susan* and Scott* Meinerz Timothy F.* and Susan M. Mentkowski Daniel* and Betty Merkel Grace M. Merten* Steven Michels*

Jim* and Tracy* Ryan Terrence* and Sally Rynne Mary Pat* and Dennis* Sage Barbara* and Paul* Salsini Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation Tom* and Carolyn Schoenauer Joseph Schoendorf, Jr.* and Sally Schoendorf Scott Schroeder* Jay* and Sara Schwister Christina* and Paul* Scoptur Laura and Nicholas Severino Janet and Frank Shibilski Meg* and Dick* Sibbernsen Elizabeth* and Nicholas* Simons John* and Janet Smith Robert Sobczak* Sodexo Campus Services, Inc. Jason* and Kimberly Spacek SPI Lighting, Inc. Square D Foundation ST Paper, LLC Staff Electric Co., Inc. Mary Ellen* and Scott* Stanek Mary Staudenmaier* Frank Steeves* Nancy* and Bill* Stemper Martin Stock JoEllen* and John* Stollenwerk Janet and Frank Storr Chuck* and Karen* Swoboda Teresa and William Szymczak Mary* and Michael J.* Tatalovich Teerlink Family Foundation Cherryl T. Thomas* Peter* and Linda Thompson Roger* and Susan (Sonnentag)* Thrun Philip* and Sandra Tobin In Memory of Lowell Turriff Lowell Turriff Foundation U.S. Bancorp Foundation Uline William* and Annie Vander Perren Rhona E. Vogel* Vogel Consulting

John Wakerly* Wakerly Family Foundation Michael* and Victoria* Wallace Michael and Victoria Wallace Family Foundation Todd Wehr Foundation Thomas* and Suzanne Werner Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare James Wheeler, Jr.* and Virginia Wheeler Lisa* and John* Wilson Winona Community Foundation Wisconsin Energy Foundation Denise* and Sascha Zarins Dr.* and Mrs.* Gerald Ziebert Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation Kathleen and Ronald Zupko

Rev. Alexander J. Burrowes, S.J., Level $10,000–$24,999

Abbott Laboratories Fund AGC Education and Research Foundation American Association of Colleges of Nursing American Cancer Society American Dental Partners Foundation American Family Insurance American Transmission Company Suzanne* and Louis* Andrew, Jr. Nancy* and Joel* Andryc Anthony Angelici Anonymous Michael* and Debra Ansay Ansay & Associates Raymond* and Sandra Antonneau Nicholas* and Brenda Ashooh Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee, Inc.

Aurora Health Care Ayco Charitable Foundation Roland G. Balg Charitable Trust David* and Mary Jo Bangasser Patrick* and LuAnn Bartling Joanna Bauza* and Timothy Mullen* Robert* and Darlene Berdan Richard* and Suzy Berghammer Thomas Berghammer Michael* and Jan Berzowski Gary* and Mary Bettin Win and Don Biernacki BMO Harris Bank Trust Company BMO Harris Bank Wealth Management Catherine* and Robert* Brehm Daniel* and Victoria Brennan Patrice* and Richard* Broeren, Jr. Sara and Benjamin Brown Elaine Burke* Mary Elizabeth Burns* Cynthia* and Gerardo Caballero David* and Carol* Cannon Kathleen* and Jim* Caragher Daniel Casey* and Dolores Connolly Catholic Community Foundation The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay, Inc. Cedar Street Charitable Foundation Cervantes Group Kristine Cleary* and Peter Coffey* Cleary-Kumm Foundation Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region Construction Forms, Inc. Kevin* and Nancy Corry Marion L. Cosgrove Foundation Crivello Carlson, S.C. Judith and Francis Croak Randall* and Kathleen Crocker


Midwest Dental John Mikulsky, Jr.* and Margaret Mikulsky John* and Katherine Miller Miller–St. Nazianz, Inc. Jeff* and Beth* Moos MTS Systems Corporation Mullooly Carey Foundation Ellin and Dennis Murphy National Philanthropic Trust Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Nelligan Sports Marketing New American Policy Institute Dr. Mark and Mary Liz* Norman Northwestern Mutual Foundation Ronald O’Keefe* Dorothy* and Robert Ollmann Robert Olson* Kevin O’Malley* and Marcia Steyaert* Opus Foundation ORMCO Orthodontics Donna O’Rourke James* and Maike O’Rourke Patricia* and Jerry Papenfuss J. Michael Parish John* and Lynn Pfefferle Robert* and Anne Pochowski Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation Joan* and Eugene* Potente, Jr. Melinda* and Richard* Poulton Violet Preston Kathleen Redmond* Redmond Family Robert W. Baird & Company Foundation Elizabeth* and Scott* Roberts Theodore* and Elizabeth Rogers Rojtman Foundation Thomas J. Rolfs Foundation Paul* and Kathleen Roller William and Susan Rose Mary* and Timothy* Rosin Kathleen Ruehlow Juan Ruiseco* and Cecilia de Ruiseco

* denotes alumni status



GIVING LEVEL : $10,000–$24,999

Rev. Alexander J. Burrowes, S.J. P R E S I D E N T,

1 9 0 0–0 8

Father Burrowes served as president at several prominent Jesuit universities and colleges, including St. Xavier College, St. Louis University and St. Ignatius College (now Loyola University Chicago) before coming to Marquette. During his term, Marquette College became Marquette University; the College of Engineering was planned; the Law School was started; affiliations with medical, dental and nursing schools were initiated; varsity letter awards were instituted; and the campus moved to its present-day location.

Mary* and William* Cullinan Veronica and Brian Cummings Dalco Metals, Inc. Steven J. Dapkus, Jr.* Julie* and Mark* Darnieder Jefferson* and Nancy DeAngelis Dental Health Associates, Ltd. Dentistry for Madison LLC Karen and Michael Derdzinski Margaret* and Thomas* Digenan Judith* and Thomas* Dincher Patrick Di Stefano* William K.* and Jean Downey Patricia* and Michael* Dunn Jim* and Cheryl Dupree Thomas* and Carrie Eck Elizabeth* and Theodore Eckert Cynthia* and Jayson* Edwards Emerson Charitable Trust Leon* and Ramona English Ernst & Young Foundation Sharon and Gary Fairchild Karen and Thomas Falk John and Marion Faller Charitable Lead Trust Michael* and Donna* Farrell Ronald* and Mary Fath John Fedders* Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel and the FDCC Foundation Laurence* and Elizabeth Fehring Constance Ferguson* Thomas R. and Constance C. Ferguson Foundation First Choice Dental Group First Choice Ingredients, Inc. John Grant Fitch Scholarship Foundation Michael Floyd, Jr.* and Patricia Floyd Marguerite Gallagher* and Thomas Stilp* Kathleen* and Dean* Garstecki George* and Anna Clair Gaspar Michael* and Lynn Giffhorn John Glowinski* and Stacey Stocker Glowinski* 38

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Amy* and Joseph* Gold William* and Colette Goldammer Goldammer Family Foundation Google Inc. Great Lakes Commercial Sales, Inc. Greater Milwaukee Foundation George and Margaret Barrock Scholarship Fund M. Drake Breskvar Fund Alfred J. Buscheck Memorial Fund Walter J. and Clara Charlotte Damm Fund Caroline Draves Fund Donald J. & Katherine R. Duchow Fund Robert G. and Evarista Hammond Scholarship Fund Ted and Arleen Koenigs Designated Fund Kopmeier Family Fund Mary L. Nohl Fund David C. Scott Foundation Fund Harry and Martha Walsh Fund Greenheck Fan Corporation Gladys Walleman Gruenberg* Anne* and Alex* Guira Gus Anda, Inc. Monica* and Timothy* Hanley The Harley-Davidson Foundation Dr. Jay Hazen* Laurie and Ray Heilgendorf Joan* and Leo* Heiting Pamela* and Kenneth* Heller Wayne* and Doris Hellman Ramona* and Bruno* Henke Katherine* and Robert* Henschel Mitzi* and Bernard* Hlavac Margaret M. and Norman E. Hoffman Mark* and Janet Hogan Mildred Huck

Patricia* and Robert* Huffman, III Hurlbert Family Foundation Michelle and Ken Hush IBM International Foundation Integrated Risk Solutions, Inc. J & L Foundation Karen Jahimiak* Stanley* and Cynthia Jaskolski Betty* and Joseph* Jauquet Jeff* and Sarah* Joerres Joyce Foundation Dolores Kallenberger* Sally* and Alan* Kastelic William Katt, Sr.* and Gloria Katt Deborah* and James* Keppler Francis W. and Frances M. Kerscher Foundation Michael Kinateder* Russell* and Jean Kittleson Tracey* and Richard Klein James* and Diane Klement Roger* and Carla Klement Klement Sausage Company Dennis Klumb, Jr.* and Pamela Klumb Constance Koelsch* Lisa Ann Koenigs* Richard* and Mary Komorowski Roberta* and Claude* Kordus Kovler Fund Jerome and Martha Kozlowski Jacqueline* and Thomas* Kramer Rosemarie* and William* Kraus Joseph Kromholz* and Marjorie Stoneman KS Energy Services, LLC Ladish Company Foundation Leah Lampone* Tia* and Colin* Lancaster Robin* and Joseph* Lasnoski Leib & Katt, S.C. Robert* and Jacqueline Leonard Angela and William Lingle Camille A. Lonstorf Trust David* and Patricia Ludington M&I Foundation

MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings Inc. Steven Madsen* and Rebecca Porter Philip Mann Albert Manna* Dean and Mary Ann Martinelli Ludgardis S. Marxer College Education Trust Fund Wesley Matthews*/Pam Moore John* and Christine McDermott Richard M. McDermott* Jane McDonald Black* and Archie Black, III* Irene* and Don* McGovern Patti and Jack McKeithan James* and Janet* McKenna Kathleen* and Robert* McNamara Kelly* and Jim* McShane McShane Foundation Carolyn and Rhody Megal Megal Development Corporation Katie and John Mehan Timothy Merry* and Paula Loftus-Merry Elizabeth* and James* Mezera Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Ruth Michels Michels Corporation Elizabeth Miller* Nancy* and Henry Mills, II Mills Fleet Farm William Mistele* and Geanna Cheong Bridget Moen Dr. James Morgenroth* Mary Jo and James Mueller MultiCable Corporation Patricia* and Jon Murnik Susan* and Robert* Murray Anne* and Waleed Naqi Eileen and Daniel Naumann Monica* and Gerald Nilles Nancy Noeske* Steven* and Kristin Nooyen Andrew Nunemaker Paul Oberbreckling*

Ryder Charitable Foundation Joseph* and Anita Sabatino Joseph and Anita Sabatino Charitable Fund Jesus (Jay)* and Helena Sanchez John* and Betty Santi Debra* and Paul* Sauvage Ralph Schmit* Deborah and James Schneider Robert* and Mary Schneider Schoenauer Family Foundation Sarah* and Mark* Schoenfelder Robert* and Constance Schwaab Richard* and Dolores Shantz Katharina* and Anees Sheikh Kathlin* and James* Sickel Patrick* and Lindsay Smith Jack Sneesby* Joan and Michael Spector Donald Stanek* Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust Tom* and Nancy* Strassburg Jane* and James* Strenski David Sullivan, III* and Gioia Riccio Kimberly* and Owen* Sullivan Cindy Susienka* Lee Thomas, Jr. Barbara* and Mark Thompson Stephen L. Tierney* Mary Tobin* Carlye and Timothy Tomczyk Daniel Tranchita* Todd* and Eva Treffert Bernice* and F. Edward Treis Tri-Marq Communications, Inc. Gerald R. Turner* David & Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation Robert Vandenberg* Eric* and Wendy Van Vugt Norman* and Alicia Volk Wagner-Essman Care Foundation Marilyn* and Jerry* Walker Jason Weiner*

Patricia Weisberg* James M. Weiss* Robert* and Lee Werner William* and Judith Wesley Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Dannel Wielgus* Mark Wiesman* and Julie Tolan Wisconsin Dental Association, Inc. Wisconsin Dental Foundation Barbara Witkiewicz* Wilfred Wollner, Jr.* Tania Worgull* and John Burke Anne Zizzo* Jay D.* and Diane A. Zollitsch

Rev. James McCabe, S.J., Level $5,000–$9,999

Joan and Richard Abdoo ABOTA of Wisconsin AirTran Airways ALAS Aldi Inc. Linda and Barry Allen Linda and Barry Allen Foundation, Inc. Rana* and Jeffrey* Altenburg Dr. Barry* and Ms. Micky Alter American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation Anonymous Gregory* and Cindy Archambault Associated Bank Association for Iron and Steel Technology Foundation Jeffrey* and Mary Lou Austin Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin M. Bonnie Axthelm Charitable Foundation Nancy Axthelm and David Rosenberg Badger Liquor Co., Inc. JoAnn* and Lon Bahr Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Donald* and Mary Kay Balchunas Kathryn and Robert* Ball, II Alison Barnes James* and Barbara* Barrett Mari-Jo* and Paul* Batchelor Michael* and Paulette Baus James* and Cindy Beck James* and Linda Becker James R.* and Dorothy Beix Joe* and Catherine Bennett Jack* and Carole Berg Anthony Berndt* Paul* and Susan Bernstein Joan and Charles Berry Debra and Clifford Bienert Carla Birk* Anne* and Eugene* Bleck Marilyn* and Bruce Boardman Charles* and Tommie* Bohl William* and Teri Bohn Robert* and Carole* Bonner Cathy* and Robert* Bordeman Mary and Carl Boyer Eda and Dennis Braun Anne* and John* Brennan Briggs and Stratton Corporation Foundation Ellen and John Broadhurst Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Judith Bultman* Timothy* and Ruth* Bultman John Burke, Jr.* and Murph Burke Burlington Lumber Company Robert Burris* James* and Roberta Caraway Joseph Carpenter* Tracy Cashen Caterpillar Foundation Catholic Financial Life Kathleen* and Anthony* Cavalco Barbara* and Michael* Cavataio Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SC Dr. Richard* and Patrice* Chang


Bill and Susan Oberndorf Foundation Judith* and Peter* O’Hagan Jerome* and Susanne Oksiuta O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. Oral Surgery Clinic of La Crosse Marianne* and Christopher* Palen Lindsey and John Pauly Louise and Mitchell Pelsue Van-Anh* and Michael* Peters Beverly* and Neil* Peterson Anne* and Paul* Petitjean Raymond L. Pfarr* William* and Sandra Pickart Daryl Pilgreen* Thomas A. Plein Foundation LTD Ildy and Skip Poliner Paul* and Diane Porretta Susan and Daniel Powers Dawn and Tom Precia Premier Flooring Inc. Albert* and Theresa Provenzano Stephanie* and Kevin* Race John and Mary Raitt John and Mary Raitt Charitable Trust Kristine and James Rappé Joseph* and Loretta Rauenhorst Linda Raymonds* Brian and Sharon Tiedge* Redding Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. Mary Kay Ring William* and Margaret Ring Lee Riordan* Doug and Lynn Roberts Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation Wayne* and Muriel Robins Rockwell Automation Shelagh* and Stephen Roell Eileen and Wayne Ryan Ryan Foundation Ryan, Kromholz & Manion, SC

* denotes alumni status



G I V I N G L E V E L : $ 5 , 0 0 0–$ 9 , 9 9 9

Rev. James McCabe, S.J. P R E S I D E N T,

1 9 0 8–1 1

Father McCabe was ahead of his time. In 1909 — just one year into his presidency — he challenged a long-held tradition of the Catholic church by admitting women undergraduates, making Marquette the first coed Catholic university in the world. During the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, the university renamed a newly remodeled residence hall — McCabe Hall — in his honor.

Benjamin Checota Christine* and Mark* Ciborowski Ann and James Clark Beth and Patrick Clark Community Foundation of New Jersey Suzanne and Donald Condit Michael* and Jane Connor Council for Graduate Education in Nursing Administration Courtier Foundation, Inc. Colleen* and Robert Cowen Rosemary* and Charles Crawford Daniel* and Julia Croal James* and Deborah Cunningham Paul* and Kim Dacier Rebecca and Brad Dallet Jean* and Fred* Darlington, III Cory* and Mary Beth Davis Jacqueline Dee* Daniel* and Sarah DeGroot Mona* and Joseph* De Guzman Stephen Delahunt* Kenneth Dellemann* Catherine McKeever Denten Foundation Camille Devaney* Karen* and James* Devine Lee Ann* and Michael* Dillis Peter* and Mary Diotte Cheryl* and J. Robert* Doherty Eduardo Dolhun* John* and Renee Dovorany Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Inc. Barri and David Drury Dublin Contractors, Inc. Nathaniel Dulde* Margot* and John* Dunn Mary* and Thomas* Durkin Durkin & Villalta Partners Engineering, Inc. Karen Dustrude* and Michael Hanneman* Caryn* and Donald Easterling Albert J. and Flora H. Ellinger Foundation 40

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Enviro-Safe Consulting LLC Equitable Resources John* and Kathy Ernster Steve* and Mary Evans James Fagan, Sr. Rita Fagan* Kristin* and Peter* Ferge John* and Barbara Schade* Ferraro Michael* and Andrea Ferris JoAnn* and John* Fiorenza, Sr. Richard* and Debra Fisher Connie and Thomas Flanagan Philip Flynn Foley & Lardner LLP Alison Fotsch* Thomas* and Dea Fotsch Anita* and Michael* Fountain JoAnn and Dale Frederickson James G. Fritsche* and Collen McAllister Fritsche Jeffrey* and Kathleen Fuller Daniel* and RoseMary Fuss Kelli Gabel and Craig Karmazin Mary Ann* and Michael* Ganzer General Mills Foundation Janine Geske* and Michael Hogan Franklyn* and Anne Gimbel Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP Julia* and Robert* Girsch Colleen* and Matthew* Glisson Melissa* and Terry Goins F. Xavier Gonzalez* David Gould* Grant Thornton, LLP Leo* and Jean Gray Greater Milwaukee Foundation Virginia and Joseph Mallof Family Fund Gertrude and Eric Passmore Fund Schaus Family Fund Strattec Foundation, Inc. TEMPO Scholarship Fund Victor Vega Educational Fund

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek Charitable Fund Clifford J. and Virginia M. Zahn Fund Mary* and Mark* Griffin Joan* and John* Grogan Michelle* and James* Gross James* and Marylou Gutmann Habush Habush & Rottier Tim* and Nancy Haggerty Crescent Porter Hale Foundation Susan* and H. Jeffrey Hamar Doris* and Charles Hand Robert* and Heidi Hanley Robert Hansen* Mary* and Theodore Hanson Maureen and Robert Hart Sharon and Tom Haverstock Mary Pat* and Dan* Hawley Janet* and Michael* Helminski Stacy Hetherington* James Hill, Jr.* and Pamela Hill DeEtte* and Robert* Hoch, Jr. Arthur Hoffman* Holt Family Foundation, Ltd. Laura and James Holtz Dr.* and Mrs. Daniel Holzhauer Gerald* and Ann Hopfensperger Ernest* and Joan Horinek Patrick Horning* Marianne* and George* Huber, Jr. William Hughes, III* and Peggy Hughes Hunger Task Force The Hygenic Corporation James R. Imhoff Jr.* Christopher Impens* J&L Foundation Jackson Lewis LLP Lawrence* and Kathleen Jacques Michael Jassak* Courtney Johnson Pamela Johnson* Johnson Controls, Inc. Justinian Society of Lawyers Wisconsin Chapter

Steve* and Nancy Lee Kailas Lisa* and Paul* Kanning Jay* and Kay Kaun Jane* and Lawrence* Kean Anne and Joseph Kearney Marissa* and Jeffrey* Keesler Keesler Orthodontics SC John Conway Kennedy* Kenosha Community Foundation John Kerscher* and Sandra Bucha John Kerske* Michael* and Cynthia* Ketter Judith Keyes* Karen Kindel* and Robert Hussinger Richard* and Jeanne Kitz Alan* and Sharon Kleinman Thaddeus Knap* David Kolpak* Mrs. Joseph W. Kosewicz Kristie Kosobucki* Arthur* and Meljay Krause Krause Family Foundation, Inc. Eugene* and Catherine Kroeff Richard Kroening* Thomas Kuesel* Ronald* and Sally Kujawa Kujawa Enterprises, Incorporated LaFave Family Fund Dean* and Tamara Laing Marco Lancieri Courtland* and Patricia Larkin Dean Laurance* Matthew Lautz Marcus A. Lemonis* Kathleen Leonard* Donald* and Janet Levy Levy Foundation Kathleen Byrnes Liebhardt* Gordon J. Liebl Vicky Lindstrom and Charles Bohl Dennis* and Patricia Long Margaret* and Kevin* Long Todd* and Jennifer Lopez Michael* and Dianna Lorenz

Mary* and Robert* Nirschl Bob* and Kay Noel Laurie* and James* Odlum Pamela and Randall Oehldrich Julie* and Hugh* O’Halloran Monica* and William Oliver Barbara* and Bruce* Olson John Orlandini* Orthodontic Specialists, S.C. Thomas Osowski* Patricia* and Thomas* Packee Jeffrey Pakula* Ralph Pamenter* Elizabeth* and John* Park Pamela Parker and William Donaldson John Patterson* Joseph Pavletich, Jr.* and Beth Pavletich Pedorthic Foundation Margaret Pfeffer/Misey Trust Ervin “John”* and Barbara Pierucki Piranha Promotions Inc. Francis* and Jean Podvin Dennis* and Kathleen Pollard Carol Porth* Potawatomi Bingo Casino PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP PTK Sales LLC Kalynne* and John* Pudner Michael Quartana* Robert Quinn* Robert* and Amy Quinn Racine County Dental Association Steven* and Stacey Radke Jill Rappis* Raytheon Company Susan* and Daniel* Real Mary* and Patrick* Reardon Wendy and Mark Reinemann Alicia* and Myron Resnick Joan R. Ricci Charitable Lead Trust William Rieger* Carole and Donald Riemer Susan Riordan* and Frank DeGuire*

Rock County Dental Society Sarah* and Joseph* Rock Brendan* and Kathleen Rowen RT London Robert Rudman* and Jennifer Elling Patricia* and Paul* Sackett Amy and Gary Sadoff Sanbo Sakaguchi* Robert Salnick* Ronald* and Patricia Santilli Sargent and Lundy LLC Michael Savitt Cynthia and Roger Schaus Robert* and Darryl Schilli Jodi and Kenneth Schimpf, III Paul* and Nancy Schlagenhauf Thomas* and Judith Schmid Andrew* and Lyssa Schmidt Nickie* and Rick* Schmidt Walter* and Nancy Schmidt Val* and Sheri Schnabl John A.* and Rebekka E. Schneider Edwin* and Carla Schoenenberger Don Schoonenberg Louise and Jeffrey Schrank Jennifer* and Brian* Schreiber James* and Paula Schubilske Dorothy Schwartz* Sentry Insurance Foundation Michael and Angela Severino Meg Shannon-Stone* and John E. Stone Dennis Sheahan* Gordon* and Rosemary Sheahen Charles P. Sheehy* Robert C. Siegel* Sigma Theta Tau James* and Kathleen Simon Patrice* and Jon* Sisulak, Sr. Robert Skemp* Matthew* and Lindsay Slaggie Slaggie Family Foundation Lloyd Smith*

Janell* and Andrew* Soucheray Spancrete Industries, Inc. Bruce A. Spann* Stackner Family Foundation Mary Beth Stanton* State Bar of Wisconsin Louis Staudenmaier, Jr.* Ronald* and Pat Stifter Rhonda and Steven Stratman David A. Straz, Jr.* and Catherine Lowry Straz David A. Straz, Jr. Foundation David* and Laura Streator Timothy C. Sullivan* Christopher* and Ann Swain Texas Instruments Foundation Michael* and Susan Thelen Elizabeth and John Thometz Kay* and Joe* Tierney, III Mary Alice Tierney Dunn* Betty Lou Tikalsky TOTAL Mechanical Peggy* and Ron* Troy David Tulbert* Maria Ule* Michelle* and James* Van Ess Judith* and Michael* Van Handel Corinthia Campbell Van Orsdol* Jon Varner* Verizon Foundation Jeffrey D. Vilione Thomas* and Helen Voell James* and Yong Voigt Thomas Walker, Jr.* and Allison Walker Anne Wall Joseph Wall* James Waltenberger* and Antoinette Hernandez Waukesha County Community Foundation Waukesha County Dental Society Thomas* and Helaine Weil Claudia* and Brent* Welke


Marybeth Mahoney Jane* and Michael* Malone Dawne* and Ray* Manista ManpowerGroup Marcus Theatre Corporation Andrew Martinelli* Peggy and Gary Masse Erin* and Andrew* McArdle Timothy* and Lisa McBride Michael McChrystal* David* and Julie McDermid Mary Pat* and Richard* McDermott William H.* and Lois J.* McEssy William H. & Lois J. McEssy Foundation Celagrace* and Mark McGuire Deborah McKeithan-Gebhardt* and John Gebhardt Jay* and Lisa* McKenna Timothy McReath* Patrick* and Piper Mehigan Donald Mertz* James G. Meyer* Suzanne* and Lyle Meyer Thomas* and Judith Mich Nicole* and Todd Michaels Microsoft Corporation Midwest Stairs & Iron, Inc. Daniel* and Betty Miskulin Rose A. Monaghan Charitable Trust Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Kathleen E. Mulaney* Gene* and Marge Murphy Mariah* and Brian* Murphy Susan Murphy* Mary Ellen* and Frederick* Muth, Jr. Raymond* and Mary Nass National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Mick A. Naulin Foundation NCHM Charities Gale and Donald Nestor Don Neureuther Walter F. Neuschafer Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Hanna and Bob Nevins

* denotes alumni status



G I V I N G L E V E L : $ 2 , 5 0 0–$ 4 , 9 9 9

Rev. Peter A. Brooks, S.J. P R E S I D E N T,

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Father Brooks first made his mark on Marquette as a student and leader. As an undergraduate in 1924, he recognized the need for a central meeting place for Marquette students and helped establish a student union. When this building was replaced with a larger, new facility in 1953, it bore his name — the Brooks Memorial Union. A wise financial steward, Father Brooks settled an outstanding debt of $2 million for the university and established Marquette’s endowment fund.

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class notes December. Classick watched for two years as Fisher was treated for cancer and lost his strength but still took the field.

“When someone in their 60s

is suffering from lung cancer, but they still come out and support the team in any way they can, it’s really an inspiration,” Classick says.

Though his friends and

family called Classick crazy, they still helped him raise $1,800, nearly twice the fundraising minimum.

The rappel was a way for

Classick to cross an item off of his bucket list while doing good. He’s looking forward to where he’ll find his next dose of adrenaline. It’s something he seeks, whether it’s through BASE jumping, sky

Adrenaline junkie

diving or other extreme sports.

“I’m 56 now, and I just think

you shouldn’t have to give up a passion for the thrill because you’re getting older,” he says. “So what’s up next? Maybe Bungee

Tom Classick, Arts ’77, loves an adrenaline rush.

jumping out of a helicopter.” — Jennifer Szink

Like the one he got when he stepped off a ledge 27 stories above State Street in downtown Chicago.

Classick participated in Skyline Plunge Chicago, a rappel event

sponsored by the Respiratory Health Association to raise funds for lung disease research and programs. He immediately agreed when Marquette college buddy Jack Skagerberg, Grad ’79, asked him to sign up. Classick rappelled in memory of Ben Fisher, his baseball teammate in a men’s league in Fairfax Station, Va., who passed away from lung cancer in Marquette Magazine


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Elizabeth (Collins) Swenson, Jour ’47, published Stepping Stones: Ordinary Moments Creating a Path to Prayer with Color Press.

Gerald L. Bruns, Arts ’60, Grad ’62, published What Are Poets For? An Anthropology of Contemporary Poetry and Politics with the University of Iowa Press.

1951 Jim Rooney, Bus Ad ’51, was honored by the athletics department of West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids, Mich., for originating, continued support and service to the school’s annual Golf Classic for the past 29 years. He and his wife, Val, were inducted into the Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School Hall of Fame for contributions to their alma mater.

1955 Alan H. Marcuvitz, Bus Ad ’55, Law ’57, was recognized as a leader in the field of real estate law by Chambers and Partners in “Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.” He is a partner in the Milwau-


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Paul Salsini, Jour ’58, Grad ’85, published his fourth book, The Temptation of Father Lorenzo: Ten Stories of 1970s Tuscany. It follows the characters from his previous three novels (A Tuscan Trilogy) and brings them into the next decade.

Gail (Hamilton) Burrill, Arts ’60, received the Mathematics Education Trust Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics Education. It’s given by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and honors those who have contributed significantly to mathematics education with leadership, teaching and service at the national level. She is an academic specialist in mathematics education at Michigan State University.

1961 Richard Fredricks, Arts ’61, Grad ’63, had his first book on American football published, the Pocket Guide to American


Earl L. Finkler, Jour ’63, was a reporter for KBRW public radio in Barrow, Ala., in October 1988 when national news crews covered the attempted rescue of three California gray whales stranded in the offshore ice. Earlier this year, the rescue was featured in a new movie, The Big Miracle, starring Drew Barrymore.

1967 Richard A. Guaccio, Dent ’67, received the Aaron Gershkoff Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the group’s most prestigious annual award. He works at the Northwest Indiana Center for Dental Implants in Schererville.


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1969 Michael J. Gonring, Jour ’69, Law ’82, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Milwaukee Bar Association, given to a member of the bar association whose extraordinary service to the bar has helped support and better the profession. He was selected as a leader and role model and

for his efforts to promote pro bono activities in the profession. He is a member of the product liability, toxic tort and personal injury litigation group at Quarles & Brady LLP.

1970 Timothy P. Crawford, Bus Ad ’70, Law ’72, is a fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys for 2012. It’s the highest honor bestowed by the academy, signifying his peers’ recognition of him as a model for others, an exceptional lawyer and a leader. Margaret R. Hermes, Arts ’70, wrote Relative Strangers, a collection of short stories. Her collection received the Doris Bakwin Award from Carolina Wren Press. For more information, visit

1971 Caroline Lawrence Kinzer, Law ’71, published Men, Music, and Mirth, an amalgamation of several genres: personal memoir, travel adventures, commentary and, above all, an intimate family saga. She lives in Palm City, Fla., with her husband, William Philipbar.


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1974 Kurt D. Annen, Ph.D., Eng ’74, is director of the Aerodyne Research Center for Energy and Propulsion Technology in Billeria, Mass. He has 31 years of experience in combustion research and technology and has been with the company since 1981.


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1975 Charles P. Pierce, Jour ’75, is head writer for’s politics blog and works as a contributing writer to the magazine. He is also a contributor to Additionally, his Boston Globe story, “The Long Twisting Case Of Frances Carriere’s Murder,” won a 2011 Sigma Delta Chi Award.


Biology to bishop

David Malloy, Arts ’79, was all set for


medical school — but God had a different plan.

The biology student traded beakers for a Bible when he entered St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Milwaukee. He earned advanced degrees in theology at Gregorian University. Today, the Most Rev. David Malloy is bishop of the Diocese of Rockford, Ill., one of the state’s largest dioceses.

“The studies are never without their purpose and never lost, even if you

go in a different direction later,” he says.

A Milwaukee native, Bishop Malloy traveled extensively before land-

ing in Rockford. He spent eight years working as a Vatican diplomat in Pakistan, Syria and at the United Nations and another 10 leading the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C. In March 2012, Pope Benedict appointed Bishop Malloy to lead the Rockford Diocese.

“You’re the center of Catholic unity for the diocese,” Bishop Malloy says,

explaining his liturgical role. “Being the successor to the apostle, you’re the connection to the Holy Father and the universal church. I’m effectively the chief teacher of the faith for the diocese, in charge of prayer and the church’s liturgy and unity.”

Keeping the faithful together is a key charge. “Sometimes I have to

make decisions and make sure they’re the right and best decisions for the church, and that’s a lot of responsibility,” Bishop Malloy says. “Even as we have particular characteristics and particular geographies, we truly believe that the church is one, holy and apostolic.” — Jessie Bazan

David B. Kern, Arts ’76; Thomas P. McElligott, Arts ’76, Law ’83; and John A. Rothstein, Arts ’76, Law ’79; are among 44 attorneys from the national law firm Quarles & Brady LLP to be ranked in the 2012 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA directory for distinguished excellence in their practice. Catherine (Shriver) Shaker, Sp ’76, Grad ’77, is a boardrecognized specialist in swallowing disorders. She recently published “Feed Me Only When I’m Cueing: Moving Away From a Volumedriven Culture in the NICU” in Neonatal Intensive Care: The Journal of NeonatologyPerinatology. She is a nationally recognized speaker in the specialty and works at Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando.

1977 Jim Sartori, Bus Ad ’77, is CEO of Sartori Cheese Co., which was named best cheese at the European-hosted 2012 Dairy Innovation Awards in Oslo, Norway. The company is based in Plymouth, Wis. Peter Hosinski, Arts ’77, is a partner at New York law firm Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski.

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Steve J. Aschburner, Jour ’78, wrote Harmon Killebrew: Ultimate Slugger, a biography of the Minnesota Twins’ Hall of Famer. He is also a senior writer for nba. com and contributor to NBA TV.

He also was honored by the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation with the William Hogan Award for outstanding service to the organization. He lives in Chicago.


Super Lawyers list of 100 Super Lawyers and among the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers. She practices appellate law and is chair of the appellate section at Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, P.A. in Minneapolis. James J. McNamara, Bus Ad ’81, retired after five years with the U.S. Marines and more than 25 years with the FBI. He spent the past 18 years as a supervisory special agent in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (criminal profiling) in Quantico, Va. He works in private consulting and is an adjunct faculty member at several universities.

Joseph Heino, Eng ’78, Law ’82, received the legal assistance award at the 27th annual Wisconsin Small Business Awards ceremony. Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes and thanks those critical to the success of small business communities nationwide.

Rev. Timothy P. Andres, O. Carm., Arts ’80, will have a building named in his honor at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, Ill. The Timothy Andres Carmel Information Commons will be completed in June 2013. He was recently appointed pastor of Historic St. Joseph Parish in Joliet, Ill.

Luis R. Visot, Arts ’78, is deputy commanding general for operations for the U.S. Army Reserves. He is assigned to Ft. Bragg, N.C., a top post in Army Reserve leadership.

Ann Comer, Arts ’80, is one of 44 attorneys from the national law firm Quarles & Brady LLP ranked in the 2012 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA directory for distinguished excellence in her practice.

Mark D. Stout, Bus Ad ’81, is general counsel at Weingarten Realty Investors in Houston. He has been with the company for 18 years.


Regina A. Dixon-Reeves, Ph.D., Jour ’82, is a faculty development/diversity specialist for the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division and Pritzker School of Medicine.

1979 Fredrick H. Bates, Bus Ad ’79, was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the Committee on Character and Fitness and as a hearing panel member on the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. He was appointed to the boards of the Swish Dreams Sports and Educational Foundation and Mendel Catholic Prep Alumni Legacy Foundation.

Robert H. Duffy, Arts ’81, Law ’84, is one of 44 attorneys from the national law firm Quarles & Brady LLP ranked in the 2012 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA directory for distinguished excellence in his practice. Kay N. Hunt, Law ’81, was named to the 2012 Minnesota


Cmdr. James R. Sullivan, Bus Ad ’82, retired from military service after 30 years in the U.S. Navy. He is a high school Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor in Weaverville, N.C.

Joseph J. Patchen, Arts ’82, wrote the children’s horror story “Carbon Copy,” which was published in the anthology 21 More Nights of Halloween. He also published an avenging ghost story, “Kill Them Dead,” in an e-zine and writes literary criticism for


Shauna (Pasrich) Baldwin, Grad ’83, sold the rights to her third novel, The Selector of Souls, to Knopf Random House in Canada and Simon and Schuster in the United Kingdom. She also sold the film rights to her second novel, The Tiger Claw. Joseph E. Puchner, Arts ’83, is one of 44 attorneys from the national law firm Quarles & Brady LLP ranked in the 2012 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA directory for distinguished excellence in his practice.

1984 Brian J. Loftus, Sp ’84, received his master of science degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of North Texas and passed the national certification exam to become a certified rehabilitation counselor. He is program director at

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One up on the Irish There was no subterfuge … just silent bidding. Timothy Curran, Arts ’97, went to work when the pastor of his family’s Catholic parish offered the naming rights for the street flanking their church and kids’ school in a fundraising auction. Tim’s stealth won the night and the top prize. A “Marquette Place” street sign now stands less than a mile from the Notre Dame campus — much to the chagrin of many of the school parents and faculty members who are ND grads. “Our choice has not been, shall we say, well-received,” writes Carol Zanoni Curran, Arts ’97.

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Job Fit, a community resource agency at the University of North Texas that provides job placement and supported employment services to people with disabilities. He resides in Colleyville, Texas, with his wife, Donna, and their children, Caitlin and Megan. Ted J. Ruzicka, Sp ’84, received the Unsung Heroes in Business award from St. Louis Small Business Monthly.

1985 Thomas Lenz, Arts ’85, partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo in Cerritos, Calif., received licenses to practice law in all Pacific Coast states, totaling seven jurisdictions. He is on the executive committee of the State Bar of California’s Labor and Employment Law Section and received a Star Award for his 2011 work as president of the Orange County Labor and Employment Relations Association. Katherine (Ciesemier) McKeon, Bus Ad ’85, received her master’s degree in education from Marymount University in Arlington, Va., and won the

Delta Kappa Gamma Outstanding Scholar award for her research in Quito, Ecuador, at the Colegio Menor, an artsbased K-12 school. She was accepted to Harvard University’s symposium on “The Arts and Passion-driven Learning” with Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project.

partnerships at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, managing state government relations, local government and community relations, corporate relations, and visitor and information program functions. He also is managing director of the university’s Office of Corporate Relations.

Lori (Albanese) Syverson, Jour ’88, is president of the Edina (Minn.) Chamber of Commerce. Previously, she was a communications manager at U.S. Bank. She has an extensive business background in marketing, public relations, journalism and governmental affairs.


Julio Rivera, Jour ’86, is provost of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., and was elected president of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Scott D. Verhey, Arts ’88, is president of the board of directors of the Danny Did Foundation ( He is an attorney in Chicago and practices commercial litigation.

Patti A. Baron Schreiber, Bus Ad ’86, is a business strategist and leadership coach at Bold Steps, a business consulting firm in Wheaton, Ill., and was named the primary facilitator of the company’s new leadership program. She is certified by the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence and International Coach Federation. Rev. William V. Blazek, S.J., M.D., F.A.C.P., Arts ’86, a member of the Society of Jesus for 11 years, was ordained a priest in the Chicago-Detroit Province. He offered his first Mass in June at the University of St. Thomas Chapel in St. Paul, Minn. Charles B. Hoslet, Arts ’86, is executive director for strategic

Tracey R. Thomas, Eng ’86, is chief intellectual property strategist and chief executive officer of the Intellectual Property Zone at American Express in New York.


Lisa (Johnson) Dalesandro, Sp ’88, published her first book, Raise A Reader: 25 Effective Ways to Get Kids Reading. She advocates for connecting reading with fun, including movies, comics, magazines, ebooks, audio books and smart phone apps.

1989 James Casey, Grad ’89, was promoted to assistant vice president in the Office of Sponsored Project Administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Michael A. Jaskolski, Eng ’89, is one of 44 attorneys from the national law firm Quarles & Brady LLP ranked in the 2012 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA directory for distinguished excellence in his practice. Alan C. Olson, Law ’89, was named one of Milwaukee’s

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highest-ranked employment law attorneys by M Magazine in its “Leading Lawyers 2012” feature. He practices employment law at his firm, Alan C. Olson & Associates S.C.

The Marquette University Alumni Association National Board of Directors

We are so grateful! President Greg Curtis, Comm ’92

Ethnic Alumni Association Vanessa Brown, Eng ’81

Southwest Timothy Vetscher, Comm ’98




Vice President/President-elect Mary Kerr O’Toole, Eng ’79

College of Health Sciences Patricia Mathie, Dent Hy ’84

Midwest Michael Grimaldi, Jour ’71




Immediate Past President Justin Kuehl, Arts ’97

Law School Catherine La Fleur, Law ’88

Upper Midwest Emili Ballweg, Eng ’06




Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Mary Kay McMahon, Arts ’74

M Club Diane Munzenmaier, Arts ’84

Southeast Francie Kleiner Reding,


Arts ’92


College of Nursing Gail Zielinski, Nurs ’76

Association of Marquette University Women Jessica Koth, Comm ’99 MILWAUKEE

College of Business Administration Greg Ryan, Bus Ad ’90 FRANKLIN, WIS.

J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication Molly McDonald, Comm ’00 MILWAUKEE

School of Dentistry M. Sandra Casper, Nurs ’71,




West Rondell Sheridan, Sp ’80 LOS ANGELES

Jennifer G. Roethe, Comm ’89, is director of franchise administration for Verlo Mattress Factory. She lives in Milwaukee. Ken Thompson, Bus Ad ’89, opened My Yo My! Frozen Yogurt in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point/ Historic Third Ward neighborhood. He is also managing director of Quinn David & Associates, an IT and business consulting firm.

1990 Joe A. Niemczyk, Arts ’90, is academic dean of students at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wis., and coaches varsity golf. Previously, he was English Department chair for 12 years and a college counselor for six.

College of Professional Studies Ronald Smith, Prof St ’05,

Chicago Brian Healy, Eng ’96


Grad ’09


Ellen Nowak Belk, Comm ’91, started Keep In Mind Inc., a company developing innovative products for the memoryimpaired that support their caregivers through resources and coaching. She lives in Charlotte, N.C.


Student Representative Rebekah Newman, Arts ’13

Milwaukee M. Katharine Dillow, Bus Ad ’00



Young Alumni Andrew Hunn, Bus Ad ’04

At-large Gary Bettin, Bus Ad ’76



Joel Andryc, Sp ’79

Dent ’86

Northeast Paul Porretta, Arts ’81



Richard Goulet, Bus Ad ’74

College of Engineering Robert Boehler, Eng ’78

Mideast Eugene Kroeff, Arts ’74




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Angela M. Rodell, Arts ’89, is deputy commissioner of revenue and state treasurer of Alaska. She manages all cash, debt and pension funds for the state and is an ex officio board member to many of the state’s public corporations.


Kevin Boyd, Comm ’91, is chief information officer for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, responsible for campuses in Chicago, London and Singapore. He manages a staff of 45 in operations, application development, project management and service management.

Julia (Kaszuba) Slocik, PT ’92, is a pediatric physical therapist at Steps For Kids in Yorkville, Ill. Tim Wuebker, Grad ’92, published 2017: Third Term. It is available through, Barnes & Noble, and Apple products.


Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., Arts ’93, returned to his alma mater and serves as associate vice president in Marquette’s Office of the Executive Vice President. He entered the Jesuits in 1994, was ordained in 2006 and earned a doctorate in the philosophy of education from Columbia University in New York City in May 2012. Jeff J. Hielsberg, Comm ’93, is managing director of Epoka North America, an information technology company based in Denmark.

1994 James Dudlicek, Comm ’94, is editor-in-chief of Deerfield, Ill.based Progressive Grocer, the leading retail grocery trade magazine. Previously, he was editor of Dairy Field and Dairy Foods magazines.


Jennifer Lay-Riske, Comm ’94, won regional and national Emmy awards for producing the best spot newscast on the Burr Oak (Ill.) Cemetery scandal. As the 10 p.m. producer at WMAQ-TV in Chicago, she also received an Illinois AP award for Best Spot News and a Lisagor Award for Best Breaking News for coverage of the verdict of then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

1995 Sarah (Wapole) Gray, Comm ’95, received a 2012 Cicero Speechwriting award for Best Written Speech for a Nonprofit Organization. “A Wounded Iraq Veteran’s Journey through Failure and Success,” can be read at Jeff Zalar, Arts ’95, is the Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Endowed Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Cincinnati.

1996 Colleen (Carroll) Campbell, Arts ’96, wrote her second book, My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir. She lives with her husband and three children in St. Louis, where she is a St. Louis Post-Dispatch op-ed columnist, a religion and politics blogger for The New York Times and Washington Post, and a TV and


radio host of Faith and Culture on EWTN, the global Catholic television network. Thomas Durkin, Arts ’96, Grad ’07; Daniel Hanrahan, Eng ’97, Law ’00, Grad ’10; and Peter Pedraza, Arts ’97; received a Silver Anvil Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America. They were honored for their communication campaign that aided in the safe release of journalist James Foley, Arts ’96, from Libyan captivity during the 2011 Arab Spring. Kenneth D. Kortens, Grad ’96, is principal of Park Community Charter School in Kaukauna, Wis. The school was named Wisconsin Primary School of the Year and National Primary Rookie of the Year by the National Energy Education Development Project in Washington, D.C. Chris Scherer, Eng ’96, serves on the board of directors of the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin. He is a partner at Milwaukee intellectual property law firm Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall LLP.

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Ricardo A. Herrera, Grad ’98, received the Distinguished Writing Award from the Army Historical Foundation for his article “Foraging and Combat Operations at Valley Forge, February–March 1778.” Emily A. Litt, D.N.P., Nurs ’98, is vice president of academic affairs and a professor of nursing at Bellin College in Green Bay, Wis. Eugene Thompson, Arts ’98, is the first director of the Alexandria (Va.) Black History Museum. William R. Woodford, Eng ’98, was named an “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Minnesota Lawyer. He works as a principal in the Minneapolis intellectual property litigation group Fish & Richardson.

1999 Erin C. Fox, Comm ’99, Grad ’01, is director of graduate education at the University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee Graduate School.

Did you turn 100? Announce the birth of your 20th grandchild? Celebrate an anniversary with your Marquette sweetheart? Name your milestone, and we’ll celebrate with you!


Marquette sweethearts

Donna (Kulczycki) Mirocha, Arts ’54, and Chet Mirocha, Arts ’56, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 1. The couple married as undergrads in 1952 at the Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee. They live in St. Paul, Minn. Are you celebrating a milestone event? Tell us. Send a picture to

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Need a nurse? God bless these alumnae who’ve reunited  — since 1989 — to lunch, reminisce and talk all things nursing. They range from World War II era to present day and share heaps of nursing education, practice and knowledge. Although one of the founding members, Virginia Duero, Nurs ’54, passed away, the group continues to reconnect without fail each June and December. We virtually toast these nurses who treasure their Marquette connection: Corrine Drexler Ebmeier, Nurs ’60; Donna Lawrence, Nurs ’55; Mary Mayer Tlachac, Nurs ’61; Diana Hankes, Grad ’77: Joan Mulligan, Nurs ’42; Mary Jane Schank Doney, Grad ’80; E. Charlotte Theis, Nurs ’53; Ruth Stollenwerk Ritter, Nurs ’52; Beverly Thomas, Nurs ’64; and Terry Tobin, Nurs ’60, who continues to teach one elective at Marquette. See a photo at

Send us your two-minute story! Email us at mumagazine @

Kelly A. Quigley, Comm ’99, is senior account executive at Chempetitive Group, an international life science marketing and public relations agency in San Diego. Most recently, she was a biotechnology and health care reporter for the San Diego Business Journal. Christian M. Schneider, Grad ’99, is a biweekly political columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sarah Thomas, Grad ’99, received her doctor of education degree from Boston University. She lives in Massachusetts with Nigel Hitchings, Comm ’98, and their son, Cole. Jim M. Ward, Arts ’99, is a Wisconsin State Senate candidate for the 28th District.

2000 Jeremy R. Chapman, Eng ’00, is an assistant professor of civil engineering at the RoseHulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. He teaches construction and transportation engineering.


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Anique Ruiz, Arts ’01, Law ’10, an attorney in the Milwaukee office of Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, was elected to a two-year term on the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors, representing all attorneys in Milwaukee County. She was also elected to a two-year term as treasurer of the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association and honored by CCN Magazine as a “Rising Star.”


Ian Bell, Ph.D., Grad ’05, received the Eileen K. Rice Award for Outstanding Teaching from Siena Heights University in Michigan, where he is an associate professor of religious studies. The award is presented annually to a professor who exemplifies care for his or her students in and out of the classroom. He has taught there since 2007 and is chair of the humanities division.

2002 Kathleen M. Lukaszewicz, Arts ’02, PT ’04, received a doctor of philosophy degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is a clinical assistant professor in Marquette’s Department of Physical Therapy. Stephanie Anne VincentSheldon, Grad ’02, received a doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is a clinical resident at the Mayo Clinic for Diagnostic Radiology in Rochester, Minn. After completing her clinical training, she hopes to return to the Milwaukee area to practice.

Stephanie Martin, Arts ’03, is serving a three-year term on the board of trustees of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Fla. She is active in civic, religious and charitable organizations in the Tampa Bay area, including the Diocese of St. Petersburg and Nativity Catholic Church. She concentrates her legal practice on civil, commercial and real estate litigation in the St. Petersburg and Tampa offices of Adams and Reese LLP.

2004 Alan Bykowski, Comm ’04, is a second-year paramedic firefighter with the Milwaukee Fire Department. Josh M. Zumstein, Ph.D., Comm ’04, wrote Secrets to Preventing Back and Neck Pain: 60 Ways to Protect Your Spine. He founded Back Safety & Wellness Consultants, a company focused on decreasing worker’s compensation claims for back and neck injuries and increasing production and efficiency of tasks. Visit

Elizabeth “Liz” Challice, Comm ’05, is an account manager at DigiLabs in Palo Alto, Calif. She recently moved back to her home state after living in Dublin and Singapore. Suzanne Finn, Comm ’05, received her M.B.A. from Wichita State University. She works in the university’s Office of Cooperative Education and Work-based Learning as a job developer for the College of Engineering. William G. Schug, Comm ’05, won first place for best newscast and best commercial and third place for best promotional announcement in the category of small-market radio station —


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news and talk from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. He is news and program director of WJMT-AM and WMZK-FM in Merrill and lives in Athens with his wife, Jenna, and their 1-year-old son, John.

2006 Abigail L. Ranum, H Sci ’06, received her master of science degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is a research health scientist at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, where she has worked since 2003.


Secret millionaire exposed


The secret is out about Marcus Lemonis, Arts ’95.

Lemonis made his fortune selling the RV lifestyle. But last summer, he spent a week living in a roach-infested, double-wide trailer in Miami when he went undercover as a star of ABC’s Secret Millionaire. His episode aired in August. “I’ve had a very blessed life and to go back to my hometown of Miami was not only humbling but extremely emotional,” says Lemonis, who lives in the Chicago area and is chair and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam. Under the pretense of filming a documentary about nonprofits, Lemonis left his cell phone and credit cards behind and spent a week driving a rustedout van, looking for organizations in need of help. “People kind of scratch their head about reality TV and ask, ‘Is it real or is it staged,’” says Lemonis, who appeared twice on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. “I will tell you, everything is very authentic.” In Miami, he worked at a home for women who have transitioned out of foster care, a nonprofit that provides school clothes for kids and an antibullying organization. The experiences hit home with Lemonis, who has had his share of challenges: He was abandoned as a baby in Beirut before being adopted by an American family and was tormented by bullies and bulimia as an overweight youth. “I ended up breaking down more than I thought I would,” he admits about the show. “You do a lot of thinking and soul searching, and you leave eternally changed.” Once Lemonis’ identity was revealed, he gave the organizations nearly $250,000 and continues to support them financially. Read more at — Nicole Sweeney Etter

Monica M. Kuhnert, H Sci ’07, and her brother, Marcus J. Kuhnert, Eng ’10, started MYdriverMKE, a designated driver business. Learn more at Mei-Lyn Nelson, Grad ’07, received her CPA designation and is a registered principal at the Nelson Financial Group. Katie Shay, Arts ’07, earned her juris doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. She is a legal and policy associate at the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, a nongovernmental organization that promotes laws, policies, and legal precedents to ensure corporate accountability in human rights and environmental law.


Kyle V. Brostowitz, Arts ’08, is coordinator of media relations for MLB’s Washington Nationals.

2009 Tracy Jaeger, Grad ’09, is director of marketing for Kohler Co.’s Kohler brand bathing products division. She joined Kohler in 2001 and has worked in Vikrell

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in memoriam

Kathleen T. Purtell, Arts ’31 Francis E. Zummach, Arts ’33, Law ’35 Harold J. Koehler, Bus Ad ’36 Kathryn L. Pitman Cunningham, Arts ’38 Philip S. Burchill, Arts ’39,

Med ’42

Thelma M. Kaster Differt, Nurs ’39 M.P. Garvey, Grad ’39 John G. Jamieson, Arts ’39 Thana B. Blanc Brand, Nurs ’40 Chester A. Marcyn, Eng ’40 Stephen L. Banaszak, Bus Ad ’41 Philip W. Croen, Arts ’41, Law ’43 Alan M. Gerlach, Jour ’41 Robert E. Hoene, Arts ’41,

Grad ’58

E.F. Sullivan, Arts ’41 Elizabeth L. Lang Ziegler, Arts ’41 Margaret A. McCarty Cheney, Arts ’42 Paul V. Coulson, Arts ’42 Ralph J. Pelegrin, Med ’42 Henry I. Sugiyama, Med ’42 Herbert V. Adams, Med ’43 Ann B. Brandt Druml, Nurs ’43 Marvin E. Engler, Arts ’43 Edna J. Zadravetz Jensen, Grad ’43 Robert J. Krafcheck, Arts ’43 M.D. McDonough, Grad ’43 Thomas C. Meier, Eng ’43 Virginia R. Wleczyk Seidel, Nurs ’43 Lois Adler, Jour ’44 Marvin C. Carmen, Dent ’44 Paul J. Kemp, Eng ’44 Patricia A. Ryan Miller, Sp ’44 Francis T. Pallanch, Eng ’44 Anthony W. Sabatino, Eng ’44 Catherine A. Curran Schwitzer, Jour ’44 John G. Stellpflug, Arts ’44 Robert H. Turk, Eng ’44


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Anne L. Winter, Dent Hy ’44 Robert B. Bridges, Eng ’45 Thomas J. Curran, Bus Ad ’45, Law ’48 Janet J. Sutter Eckhardt, Arts ’45 George B. Gudz, Eng ’45 Carl K. Heuer, Eng ’45 Stanley G. Kralj, Eng ’45 Eleanore F. Ciezki Peppas, Nurs ’45 John E. Stamm, Eng ’45 Catherine M. Middlemas Tennessen, Arts ’45 Ward E. Brown, Med ’46 Dolores R. Worzala Buth, Arts ’46 Orvill Zuckerman, Eng ’46 C.R. Bignall, Med ’47 Mary M. McElligott Castellano, Nurs ’47

Mary L. Karl Hamilton, Nurs ’49 Gerald T. Havey, Arts ’49, Med ’52 Edward A. Kovic, Bus Ad ’49 James R. Leidgen, Bus Ad ’49 Norbert J. Lochowitz, Arts ’49,

Victor J. Sampon, Arts ’52,

Med ’52

Oscar F. Natlacen, Eng ’49 Paul T. Niland, Arts ’49, Med ’52 Georgiana M. McCray Reinke, Med Tech ’49 Jean M. Schrup Coenen, Arts ’50 Guy E. Coriden, Grad ’50 Clinton J. Finnegan, Arts ’50, Law ’52 Robert J. Foulks, Bus Ad ’50 Lawrence J. Heicher, Bus Ad ’50 Edward J. Hyland, Eng ’50 Clarence J. Krupka, Bus Ad ’50 Edward J. Kujawa, Bus Ad ’50 John B. McCarthy, Arts ’50, Law ’56

Grad ’53

Jean D. Jicha Wirtz, Nurs ’52 Irene M. Stell Alberte, Sp ’53 Margaret J. Glaser, Arts ’53, Grad ’69

John C. Jayson, Bus Ad ’53 Francis E. Schlax, Law ’53 Gregory J. Topetzes, Arts ’53,

Grad ’54, Med ’61

Arthur H. Bunten, Dent ’54 William C. Bush, Dent ’54 Donald J. Chrzan, Arts ’54, Med ’57 Margaret K. Wilde Popelka, Arts ’54 Marcia M. Howard Metzger Walsh, Med Tech ’54 Mary Ann M. Maciejewski Anderson, Bus Ad ’55

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.

Salvatore J. De Salva, Arts ’47, Grad ’49 Robert E. Freund, Bus Ad ’47 Vivian J. Cook George, Jour ’47 Palmer A. Peterson, Med ’47 Eleanore K. Kerski Semrow, Arts ’47 William N. Witt, Bus Ad ’47 Adam Anthony, Grad ’48 Myra M. Niederkorn Arendt, Jour ’48 Roy G. Butter, Eng ’48 Sister Agnes Marie Crabb, SSpS,

Arts ’48

Rosemary M. Mangan Faraj, Arts ’48 James L. Goblirsch, Dent ’48 James A. Hauer, Eng ’48, Law ’49 Clayton M. Ingham, Dent ’48 Arthur J. Olesen, Bus Ad ’48 Edward M. Stevens, Bus Ad ’48 Charles F. Treder, Eng ’48 Mary A. Wacker, Sp ’48 Warren H. Wong, Dent ’48 John F. Conway, Bus Ad ’49 Harry F. Cramer, Arts ’49 James R. Fonseca, Grad ’49 Margaret M. Dretzka Frederick, Arts ’49

Helen T. Siemion Reinke, Grad ’50 Ruth F. Fidler Rudolph, Nurs ’50 Adolph H. Wussow, Bus Ad ’50 Irene C. Corcoran Beresniewicz, Arts ’51 Edward F. Dorsey, Bus Ad ’51 Bruce G. Erickson, Eng ’51 James R. Green, Arts ’51 James A. Koscielniak, Bus Ad ’51 Carl H. Laeuger, Eng ’51 Robert F. Meersman, Arts ’51 George J. Owens, Med ’51 Richard P. Piskula, Sp ’51 Patricia M. Greig Ramm, Arts ’51 Mary C. Clifford Riden, Arts ’51 Shirley C. Olson Sorenson, Nurs ’51 Paul E. Sukalich, Eng ’51 Walter N. Thoen, Eng ’51 Robert W. Wedel, Bus Ad ’51 Robert F. Brust, Bus Ad ’52 Robert J. Clay, Jour ’52 Richard F. Fenske, Arts ’52 Walter W. Haase, Eng ’52 Glenn A. Jensen, Bus Ad ’52 William N. Johnson, Eng ’52 John H. Lungren, Law ’52

James E. Boren, Arts ’55, Law ’57 James E. Goham, Eng ’55 Marolyn B. Boxberger Kuesel, Arts ’55 Geraldine U. Matoole Boaz, Eng ’56 Joan K. Keller Haley, Arts ’56 John F. Hinrichs, Eng ’56 Mary D. Krasowski, Jour ’56 Elizabeth L. O’Leary Meany, Bus Ad ’56 Ruth M. Masuhr Bowers, Nurs ’57 William W. Cody, Arts ’57 Robert V. Cummings, Bus Ad ’57 Mary T. Korzinek Donahue, Nurs ’57 James H. Freel, Arts ’57, Med ’62 John C. Gosling, Grad ’57 Ralph E. Lehman, Grad ’57 Irvin W. Leichtfuss, Dent ’57 Carole V. Bakke Sancomb, Nurs ’57 Arlene A. Poden Stensby, Arts ’57 Stanley J. Valiulis, Bus Ad ’57 Patricia J. Hoag Ziperski, Sp ’57 Kathleen Bueter, Grad ’58 Donald E. Gigler, Arts ’58 John A. Leonard, Arts ’58 Marilyn H. Loftus, Arts ’58

Ben R. McCollam, Med ’67 Carol Quinn, Arts ’67 Frank D. Zielinski, Eng ’67,

Law ’72

Nancy A. Badzinski, Grad ’68 John R. Belton, Grad ’68 William P. Corbett, Grad ’68 Paul M. Drewek, Bus Ad ’68, Grad ’70 Paul S. Fox, Med ’68 Paul A. Kanarek, Arts ’68 Mary E. Militzer, Grad ’68 Bruce O. Schael, Eng ’68 Eileen E. Theis, Nurs ’68 John C. Wakefield, Grad ’68 Patricia A. Winkelman, Arts ’68 Richard W. Brockman, Arts ’70 Karen K. Twyman Erb, Dent Hy ’70, Bus Ad ’72, Grad ’73 Theresa McPartlan Korphage, Arts ’70 Daniel J. Wright, Jour ’70 Dennis R. Gould, Dent ’71 Jon C. Hinz, Sp ’72 Mary C. Peerenboom, Nurs ’72 James A. Sokolowski, Sp ’72 Robert C. Splieth, Bus Ad ’72 John M. Wisneski, Dent ’72 Robert J. Devery, Eng ’73, Grad ’81 James H. Schaefer, Law ’73 Mary K. Tschanz, Arts ’73 Thomas C. Dallmann, Law ’74 Abraham E. Panampara, Grad ’74, ’76 William C. Rappold, Bus Ad ’74 Cecelia J. Wiza Searl, Grad ’74 William F. Stout, Arts ’74 Rudolph R. Will, Arts ’75 Gerald J. Dunning, Arts ’76 Richard K. Kujoth, Grad ’76 Joan F. Tagliavia Kuerschner, Bus Ad ’80 William G. Schuett, Arts ’80 Gerard N. Murtha, Arts ’83 Judy K. Holmes Varnado, Arts ’83 William D. Johnston, Bus Ad ’84 Horacio W. Cordero, Arts ’85 Diane M. Zeiler Danowski, Nurs ’88 Kimberly L. Tyda Pieper, Bus Ad ’92 Joanna M. Tallorin, Arts ’95 Dannee J. Brown Neal, Arts ’96 Andrew C. Graham, Bus Ad ’01 MaryKate Sullivan, Grad ’04 Sabrena D. Yatckoske, Grad ’05

Lauren N. Krawczyk, Comm ’12, is an assistant account manager at Agency 720, a fullservice advertising agency in Naperville, Ill.

Payal Patel, Comm ’09, is executive director of media and public relations for the Chicago Soul FC, Chicago’s new professional soccer team.

Colin D. Mayfield, Comm ’12, is a field reporter and weekend anchor for WSAW News Channel 7 in Wausau, Wis.

Mary E. Schless, Comm ’09, is an account coordinator at Hipbone Marketing in St. Louis.

2010 Carlos L. Angeles, Arts ’10, is a program officer for the corporate work-study program at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago. Josh J. Henderson, Arts ’10, is the Obama for America Wisconsin regional field director in the 6th Congressional district.

2012 Elyise C. Brigman, Comm ’12, works in account services for Charleston Orwig in Hartland, Wis., a strategic communication firm with a focus on agribusiness. At Marquette, she was a member of Senior Challenge and worked in University Advancement. Kimberly Campbell, Bus Ad ’12, is a competitive intelligence market analyst for Fiserv in Brookfield, Wis. The company is one of the largest providers of technology solutions to financial institutions, with a primary focus on sales and strategy initiatives. Alexander D. Johnson, Comm ’12, is a dancer at Tulum Resort in Yucatan, Mexico. He performs choreographed routines for tourists, participates in outdoor activities, and helps promote customer service and a friendly environment.

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Zaiga S. Starkis Petrovskis, Dent Hy ’58, Dent Hy ’72 Eugene H. Russell, Jour ’58 Joseph M. Wandel, Grad ’58 John M. Werner, Jour ’58 Mary G. Bruder, Grad ’59 Jerome G. Chaplin, Bus Ad ’59 Charles H. Daniel, Bus Ad ’59 John J. Grimmer, Eng ’59, Grad ’61 John V. Jerums, Eng ’59, Grad ’67 Carol M. Feltmann Mueller, Sp ’59 Ann T. Twohig Woldanski, Nurs ’59 Richard D. Giuli, Eng ’60 Loraine J. Kutz Greylak, Nurs ’60 Robert F. Luta, Arts ’60 David B. Miller, Eng ’60 Chester B. Misiewicz, Eng ’60 Pauline Stanwitt, Arts ’60 Richard J. Steckbauer, Bus Ad ’60 William M. Klemmer, Bus Ad ’61 Thomas J. Moritz, Jour ’61 Jo Anne Zimmerman Steinbauer, Arts ’61 Donald H. Wiedoff, Eng ’61 Doris A. Burczyk Laudicina, Arts ’62 Robert J. Mollerus, Med ’62 Gregory A. Peters, Arts ’62, Med ’67 Mary G. Peters, Grad ’62 James E. Rogall, Dent ’62 Mariella E. Stratton, Grad ’62 Kenneth J. Winghart, Eng ’62 Frank J. App, Arts ’63 Suzanne Z. Stockus Dawson, Arts ’63 Kenneth E. Henrics, Eng ’63 Charles L. Myers, Dent ’63 M.T. Nehl, Grad ’63 Richard C. Zehnder, Bus Ad ’63 Raymond A. Cote, Law ’64 Sara J. Donegan, Dent ’64, Grad ’74 Henry A. Kaminski, Bus Ad ’64 James F. Perry, Arts ’64 John C. Ryan, Arts ’64 Robert S. Viel, Med ’64 John D. Wilkinson, Eng ’64 Benjamin E. Dooley, Grad ’65 Mary E. Hickey Kochis, Arts ’65 Mary K. Fettig Maruszewski, Arts ’66 Anthony J. Garcia, Jour ’67 Charles R. Geer, Arts ’67 James W. Jackson, Arts ’67

product marketing, shower door product marketing and sales operations, and, most recently, as marketing manager for Sterling brand marketing.

Joe Mazelin, Bus Ad ’12, is part of an accelerated leadership and sales training program at Milwaukee-based Brady Corp., a global leader in manufacturing identification products. His training includes sales, manufacturing, marketing communication and product management. Ceara Milligan, Bus Ad ’12, is a client services associate at BrightTag, an interactive marketing technology company in Chicago. At Marquette, she was a member of Senior Challenge and a Phonathon supervisor. Colleen Osborne, Bus Ad ’12, works in the corporate and institutional banking division of BNP Paribas New York, which provides financing, advisory and capital markets services to companies, financial institutions, investment funds and hedge funds worldwide. Elizabeth B. Stone, Arts ’12, is an intern case manager at the Berkeley (Calif.) Food and Housing Project. She works in the women’s shelter and is a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Kyle Willkom, Bus Ad ’12, is brand manager at FOCUS Training, responsible for building brand awareness, developing new and existing product categories, and driving sales through Web-based media. He travels throughout the country delivering keynote speeches and facilitating programs.

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SHARE THE MOMENT Marcus W. Lienhard, Bus Ad ’00 and Melissa E. (Duchinsky) Lienhard, Arts ’00, were married on May 26, 2012, at Popp Bandstand in City Park, New Orleans. See a Flickr gallery of newlyweds at marquette. edu/magazine, and consider sharing a wedding moment with Marquette Magazine. Photo courtesy of Evelyn Laws. Please obtain permission before sending professional photos.

Sarah A. Nedwek, Comm ’03, and Gregory V. Stevens, Oct. 15, 2011 at the World’s Fair Pavilion in St. Louis. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY


Paige Dempsey, Comm ’96, and Matt Lofdahl, May 11, 2012 at St. Margaret Mary Church in Omaha, Neb. Marcus W. Lienhard, Bus Ad ’00, and Melissa E. Duchinsky, Arts ’00, May 26, 2012 at Popp Bandstand in New Orleans City Park. The reception was held at Parkview Terrace in City Park. Several alumni attended. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Paul M. Hultgren, Bus Ad ’00, Grad ’06; and Jessica N. Zittlow, Arts ’99.


Fall 2012

Father of the bride Brian Nedwek, Arts ’65; sister of the bride Elizabeth K. (Nedwek) Grace, Arts ’91; and brotherin-law of the bride Patrick Grace, Arts ’91. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

John Madigan, Arts ’03; Deana (Avi) Madigan, Comm ’03; Shannon Gallagher, Bus Ad ’03; Peter Anderson, Bus Ad ’02; Stacie Pissinich, Arts ’03; Karin Kusano Roelke, Arts ’03; Mark Thomas Boergers, Bus Ad ’03; Emily Rupp Anderson, Law ’06; and Tricia Moody North, Comm ’04. Daniel P. Turney, Arts ’03, and Kathleen A. Klupshas, Arts ’04, June 11, 2011 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Sawyer, Mich. The reception

was held at Willow Harbor Vineyards and Polo Club in Three Oaks, Mich. Several alumni attended. The couple lives in Oak Lawn, Ill.

Mae (Racadio) McEwan, Arts ’03, H Sci ’03; Tina M. Badiola, H Sci ’01, PT ’06; and groomsman Daniel P. Mahoney, Arts ’06, H Sci ’06.



Peter D. Hernon, Bus Ad ’03; and maid of honor Lisa M. Szafranowski, Arts ’04. Shital J. Chauhan, H Sci ’04, PT ’06, and Pallav Vora, Sept. 1, 2012 at Eaglewood Resort in Chicago.

Toby J. Peters, Grad ’97; Thomas Downs, Eng ’03, Grad ’06; Steve E. McEwan, Arts ’03, Dent ’11; Kacie (Tachiki) Turcuato, H Sci ’03, PT ’05; Jereme N. Trunk, H Sci ’03, PT ’05; Jae E. Turcuato, H Sci ’03, PT ’05; and Mary Clare Downs, H Sci ’04.


Maid of honor Mansi P. Upadhyaya, Arts ’04, Dent ’12; Stephanie Merlo, H Sci ’04;

Michele T. Michalek, Bus Ad ’06, and Brent E. Lubeck, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in

5 yrs ago I had no idea what it meant

to ‘be the difference.’ I learned that at @ MarquetteU, now

working on living it. M EG H A N L A DW I G , A RTS ’ 1 1 , O N T W I TT E R


Catherine (Michalek) Moloznik, Bus Ad ’04; John M. Moloznik, Bus Ad ’04; and Susanne E. Michalek, Comm ’11. ALUMNI IN ATTENDANCE

Natasha Armbruster, Bus Ad ’06; Elizabeth Bartnicki, Bus Ad ’06; Sean Costello, Bus Ad ’06; Kathleen Sweeney, Comm ’07; Lawren (Morawski) Knobel, H Sci ’07; and Zachary Knobel, Bus Ad ’07.

Colleen Bray, H Sci ’07, and Corey Abad, Oct. 22, 2011 at St. Benedict’s Church in Chicago. Katherine Kazanecki, Comm ’08, was maid of honor. Teresa (Kaczmarek) Janusz, Bus Ad ’08, and Timothy Janusz, Bus Ad ’08, Aug. 13, 2011 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. Courtney (Rogers) Meindl, H Sci ’08, PT ’10, and Bill J. Meindl, Eng ’09, May 12, 2012 at the Seville in Streamwood, Ill. Forty alumni attended. He is a field service engineer for Rockwell Automation, and she is a physical therapist for Pacific Medical Centers. They live in Seattle.



Rachel Brubeck, Comm ’08; Caleb M. Malinowski, Arts ’08; Justin E. Stodola, Eng ’08; Joseph B. Gizzi, Bus Ad ’09; and Steve M. Lindstrum, Arts ’09. Molly Moroski, Arts ’08, and Michael Stephens, Sept. 24, 2011 in Johnson Creek, Wis. After honeymooning in Jamaica, the couple returned home to the Milwaukee area, where she is a database coordinator for Direct Supply and he is a senior software architect for Laughlin Constable. Katherine Mueller, Bus Ad ’08, and Martin Esterle, April 28, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Big Bend, Wis. The couple lives in New Berlin, Wis. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Ushers David Klein, Bus Ad ’08, Grad ’09; and Rodney Michna, Bus Ad ’08, Grad ’09. Many alumni attended. Sara Zamora, H Sci ’08, Grad ’10, and Joseph Hartung, Grad ’04, May 5, 2012 at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee.

Katharine R. Reininger, H Sci ’09, and Brett J. Smith, Bus Ad ’08, July 9, 2011. Russell M. Steinbrenner, Eng ’09, and Mary K. Leutenegger, Arts ’08, June 2, 2012 at Old St. Mary Parish in Milwaukee. ALUMNI IN THE WEDDING PARTY

Scott R. Leutenegger, Bus Ad ’06; Kim (Zarczynski) Leutenegger, Bus Ad ’07; Mike J. Eoloff, Bus Ad ’08; Kristie M. Kosobucki, Bus Ad ’08; and Kate (Kelleher) Junk, Arts ’09. Ashley Rapp, H Sci ’10, Grad ’11, and 1st Lt. Sam Thompson, Bus Ad ’10, April 21, 2012 in Houston. He is an Army tank platoon leader stationed at Ft. Bliss, near El Paso, Texas, with the 1st Armored Division. He deployed to Afghanistan in August as part of a security force advisory and assistance team to help train Afghan security forces. She is an emergency room and urgent care physician assistant at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis., and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.


Elise Frame, Bus Ad ’08; and Jessica Hudson, Arts ’08.


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Glenview, Ill. The reception was held at the Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest, Ill.


Kevin S. Smith, Comm ’90, and Shannon O’Boye: daughter Jennifer Patricia, Feb. 10, 2012. She joins brother Daniel Moran, 3. Peter Domanos, Arts ’92, and Eleni, H Sci ’98: son Alexander, June 5, 2012. He was 8 pounds, 14 ounces and 21 inches. His family looks forward to him joining the Class of 2028 along with brother Thano, Class of 2024. Kyle Woitel, Bus Ad ’93, and Christy (Minnis) Woitel, Bus Ad ’03: son Parker William, July 26, 2011. He was 7 pounds, 2 ounces. The family lives in Elmhurst, Ill. Brian J. Kissel, Comm ’94, and Julie Katocs Kissel: daughter Lily Marie, Dec. 3, 2011. She weighed 7 pounds. She was welcomed by proud grandfather Dr. Andrew S. Katocs, Jr., Grad ’72.


Marquette sweethearts

Christina, Comm ’06, and Steve, Comm ’06, Novak celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in July. Steve, a member of Marquette’s 2003 Final Four team, now plays for the NBA’s New York Knicks. Christina, Steve and son, Mack, live in Milwaukee. Are you celebrating a milestone event? Tell us. Send a picture to

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Nicolle (Lumblo) Schroeder, Arts ’96, and Tom Schroeder: son Grant Harold, April 30, 2012. He was 9 pounds, 3 ounces and joins brother Benjamin Thomas. Ben and Grant are loved grandsons of Harold Schroeder, Bus Ad ’57, and Eleanor (McDermott) Schroeder, Arts ’57. Trisha (Gauerke) Frederick, Arts ’97, and James Frederick: son Mitchel Dylan, Sept. 21, 2011. He was 7 pounds, 4 ounces and joins brothers Mikel, 5, and Matthew, 3. Bridget Greenwald, Comm ’97, is his godmother.

Alicia (Nowak) Bothell, H Sci ’04, PT ’06, and Anthony Bothell, H Sci ’04, PT ’06: daughter Ainsley Ann, April 30, 2012. She was 5 pounds, 11 ounces. The family lives in Homer Glen, Ill. Matthew Slaggie, Comm ’04, and Lindsay Slaggie: daughter Lila Kay, Dec. 14, 2011. She was 8 pounds, 13 ounces. The family lives in Winona, Minn.

Tim J. Cornell, Bus Ad ’99: daughter Eloise Mae, March 28, 2012. She was 7 pounds, 15 ounces and joins sister Cecilia Elizabeth, 5, and brother Charles John, 2.

Adam Thorson, Bus Ad ’04, and Allison Thorson: son Gabriel Thomas, April 20, 2012. He was 6 pounds, 8 ounces. The family lives in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Philip A. Hinsdale, Comm ’00, and Katy L. (Vitek) Hinsdale, Comm ’01: daughter Lyla Louise, May 20, 2012. She joins sisters Gabriella Rose and Whitney Elizabeth.

Steven L. Sinchak, Bus Ad ’05, and Stephanie (Orcholski) Sinchak, Comm ’04: son Oliver Steven and daughter Julia Mary, July 22, 2012.

Sandy (Morales) Michaelis, Bus Ad ’01, and Theran Michaelis, Comm ’03: daughter Celeste, Feb. 20, 2012. She was 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Robyn Molaro, Arts ’01, and Tim King: daughter Francesca Genevieve, May 14, 2012. She was 8 pounds, 6 ounces and joins brother Rocco, 3, and sister Luciana, 2. Elizabeth (Bodinet) Flynn, Comm ’02, and Devon Flynn: daughter Lucy Eleanor, July 28, 2011. She joins sister Magnolia Clare, born Dec. 22, 2009. The family lives in Chicago. Jennifer (Roosa) Williams, Bus Ad ’02, and Craig Williams: son Parker Michael, Feb. 11, 2012. He was 8 pounds, 3 ounces. The family lives in Peabody, Mass.


Thomas A. Bausch, Bus Ad ’03, and Molly Bausch, Arts ’02, Grad ’09: daughter Brigid Caitlin, Feb. 2, 2012. She was 8 pounds, 2 ounces.

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Christina L. (Votto) Ruud, Law ’06, and Matthew P. Ruud, Comm ’03, Grad ’06: son Wesley Emerson, Dec. 2, 2011. He was 9 pounds, 14 ounces. The family lives in Brookfield, Wis. Elizabeth (Kasper) Goins, Arts ’08, and Sean Goins, Bus Ad ’07, Grad ’08: daughter Caitlin Riley, April 19, 2012. She was 7 pounds. The family lives in Arlington Heights, Ill. Jacqueline (Curley) Hill, Nurs ’08, and Brad Hill: daughter Leighton Mary, March 10, 2012. She was 8 pounds, 9 ounces. The family lives in Cape May Court House, N.J.

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letters to the editor I am a Tanzanian who lives in Milwaukee, and my son has just joined

Marquette University this fall. ... Thank you, Mwalimu Gretchen, for

your outstanding account about Tanzania. Karibu Tena!

Love “Karibu” in summer issue What a wonderful, inspirational story. I camped through Tanzania, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe a few months back — and I absolutely loved the people and their way of life. ... I can only imagine what you experienced during those two years. Thanks for the story of your journey. JACKIE SCHWAB, COMM ’90

A very inspiring story that I read with excitement and then burst into laughter when I read “Teacher Gretchen, God Bless YUO!” ... I know they made you proud and [you] appreciated their effort to celebrate your birthday in a language you can understand better. Thank you for sharing your birthday party experience. Had you stayed longer, you would have enjoyed even more interesting stories about birth dates during the census, which is taking place


now. I am a Tanzanian who lives in Milwaukee, and my son just joined Marquette University this fall. He attended Mlimani Primary School on the campus of the University of Dar es Salaam before moving back to Milwaukee in 2005. Your story brings me back to the time when missionaries and Peace Corps volunteers taught in our primary and secondary schools; those times were so glorious! I hope your Tanzania experience will be read by many, and more people like yourself will be encouraged to volunteer their time there and in Africa as a whole. Thank you, Mwalimu Gretchen, for your outstanding account about Tanzania.

Tanzania. There is something so special about it that can only be experienced firsthand.


Nursing in the world

I am so glad I had a chance to read your story. ... I am actually going to volunteer my time (six months) with the people of Tanzania, and this story has just pumped me up. I’ll be leaving in the next few days. I hope to learn and experience the same excitement and happy moments as you have shared.

Nursing in a global perspective is becoming important. In this ever-evolving medical care environment, more emphasis is being placed on clinical practice guidelines. What is studied, evaluated and placed into evidence is driven by practice in the Americas, Europe and Asia. U.S. health care both leads and follows care in other countries. Experiencing the medical model of other countries offers Marquette nurses the unique opportunity to evaluate and optimize the care they provide for their patients. Congratulations, Marquette, for offering this experience.


This is such a beautiful story. I spent a month in Tanzania (Arusha, Dar, Zanzibar, Bagamoyo and Tanga) working with female artists. It was one of the greatest moments of my life, and I’m so happy that others have experienced the beauty of the people in


History studies pay off Years ago I studied history at Marquette. Little did I suspect that 20 years later I would use that history as the first director of the Alexandria Virginia Black History Museum. I am excited to see the minor in public history, and I look forward to following the careers of Marquette’s public historians.

Don’t age us! In regard to the inside back cover on the Summer 2012 Marquette Magazine. This is from the mid-1970s, not the mid-1960s. Thanks, but I don’t need to age any faster. This is from the production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. ROBIN RUMPF, SP ’77 EDITOR’S NOTE: Robin

was able to supply the names of four of the alumnae in our photo: Jane Hoppe, Robin Rumpf, Ursula Meyer and Sharon Maroney.

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This image of the Marquette Players is part of the university’s photographic history and dates from the mid-1960s. If you recognize anyone, send a note to magazine.

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W “We pray for the Sikh community.”

This message of support and compassion graced the marquis of the

Varsity Theatre for several weeks after the tragic incident at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis. The tragedy touched the Marquette community in multiple and personal ways. The father of two alumni who was founder and head of the temple was killed. Current students and their families are members at the Temple, and some witnessed the terrible event.

Tilling the soil

Within hours of the event, President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., posted a prayer

for the Sikh community on the university homepage, and in a letter to the Marquette community, he wrote: “It is of paramount importance that we live this civility each day in a spirit of respect and understanding with all of our sisters and brothers.”

The Sikh faith, which is based on the tenets of truth, equality, freedom,

justice and karma, was founded in northern India a century before St. Ignatius sent St. Francis Xavier to Goa in southern India, where, in 1542,

As an academic

exploring faith together

community, we


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he started one of the first Jesuit schools. Vast India is the site of the convergence of many faiths.

Over time, many Jesuits have witnessed the upheaval and unrest

created through misunderstandings and ignorance about the wonder and

continue to pursue

beauty of the many faith traditions though which God has been revealed

the mission of

Jesus, the Jesuits built on the documents of Vatican II on ecumenism and

in time and history. At the 1995 international gathering of the Society of interfaith dialogue and reinvigorated a commitment to engage in inter-

understanding and

religious dialogue in all their ministries. In a key document from their

care that lies at the

“General Congregation 34 encourages Jesuits to move beyond prejudice

heart of our

ate wholeheartedly with all men and women of good will in promoting

Jesuit mission.

deliberations, “Our Mission and Interreligious Dialogue,” they wrote: and bias, be it historical, cultural, social or theological, in order to cooperpeace, justice, harmony, human rights and respect for all of God’s creation. This is to be done especially through dialogue with those inspired by religious commitment or who share a sense of transcendence that opens them to universal values.”

As an academic community, we continue to pursue the mission of

understanding and care that lies at the heart of our Jesuit mission. As we till the ground of our own faith on a daily basis, we recall Jesuits during five centuries who have educated and ministered side by side and in intersection with many faith-filled people from a variety of traditions around the world, learning from, appreciating and drawing wisdom from the interaction. Through reflection on our own personal experiences, we engage in serious questions about our attitudes, beliefs and actions, knowing that the wisdom of St. Ignatius invites us to use profound moments of desolation to deepen our commitment to living lives of love.

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.

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Marquette women students show their school spirit, circa 1935.

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