Contents Spring 2015

We are Marquette

On the starting line for Milwaukee Running FestivalOn the starting line for Milwaukee Running Festival

Chris Ponteri, Speech ’88, Bus Ad ’99, was inspired after running the San Francisco Marathon in 2006.

Fugee farewellFugee farewell

A crowd of almost one hundred people erupted with suggestions for the Fugees, as they are known on campus, to perform in their alumni show “Goodbye, Humphrey Hall.”

25,056 meals prepped25,056 meals prepped

Students, faculty and staff arrived during Milwaukee’s February 1 blizzard, took off their coats and pulled on hairnets and gloves.

Worthy fightsWorthy fights

Dr. Howard Fuller, Grad ’85, is animated when he recalls dodging machine gun fire from Portuguese helicopters during the 1960s liberation movement in Mozambique, taking shelter with his translator at a banana plantation before escaping into the mountains.

This gift is personalThis gift is personal

College of Health Sciences receives $5 million for mental health center

Innovation in actionInnovation in action

President Michael Lovell announced the establishment of a Strategic Innovation Fund — the first such fund for Marquette. Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp was named vice president for research and innovation.

Creating communitiesCreating communities

What hangs on the walls of the Haggerty Museum of Art’s second-floor gallery is the vision of students. Visitors pass by images of stoic faces, joyful reunions and postures of anxious grief.


For those who wonder what energizes fundraisers, it pays to meet Michael VanDerhoef, Jour ’84. He gets a boost daily watching students walking to and from classes — he calls it “watching the tide come and go.”

Study abroad countsStudy abroad counts

Study abroad doesn’t have any intergalactic destinations, but hundreds of Marquette students reach the far edges of the world in a wide variety of programs.

Listen closely to IgniteListen closely to Ignite

You may recognize the voice of idealistic district attorney Harvey Dent. But before becoming the good guy (maybe going bad guy) on Fox television’s new series Gotham, we knew him as Nick D’Agosto.

Naming of Opus College of Engineering honors alumnusNaming of Opus College of Engineering honors alumnus

Marquette named the Opus College of Engineering in September to honor the life and legacy of alumnus Gerald “Gerry” Rauenhorst, Eng ’51.

Campus replay 1950sCampus replay 1950s

Basketball is king at Marquette. But in the 1950s, football was also royal, at intercollegiate and intramural levels.

Klingler College reducing creditsKlingler College reducing credits

Beginning with the fall 2015 semester, students in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences will earn 120 credits instead of 128.

Campus Q&A  with a scenic designerCampus Q&A with a scenic designer

Stephen Hudson-Mairet is an associate professor in the Diederich College of Communication Theatre Arts Department and chair of digital media and performing arts in the Helfaer Theatre.

Tracking a trendTracking a trend

It was July 2005 when Dr. Mallory O’Brien noticed a disturbing trend: Milwaukee was on pace to have twice as many tavern-related homicides as the previous year.

Lightning roundLightning round

Wonder what research attracts Marquette faculty scholars? Take a look at a few examples.

Deep-seated beliefsDeep-seated beliefs

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Game onGame on

Brian Hodous, Bus Ad '85, appreciates the powerful pull of gaming.

Officer's notebookOfficer's notebook

Sgt. Adam Plantinga, Arts ’95, tells crime novelists how to write about cops.

All-weather globe trottingAll-weather globe trotting

Paul T. Kirner, Bus Ad ’69, ran the equivalent of the circumference of the earth.

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