Things you didn’t know about Marquette University

I am again drawing from a college alumni magazine for a post. I graduated from Marquette University here in Milwaukee in 2002 with my MBA. You might know MU for its basketball program under Al McGuire and more recently and currently Tom Creen.

Here are the things you probably don’t know:

  • The campus has the 16th century Joan of Arc Chapel – “The Chapel is, to our knowledge, the only medieval structure in the entire Western Hemisphere dedicated to its original purpose: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam.”
  • The Raynor Memorial Libraries Special Collections and University Archives is home to the original manuscripts of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
  • Matt Lesko is a 1965 graduate of the School of Business Administration. Lesko is the guy you always see on wearing the question mark suits and selling manuals on how the government will give you grants to start companies and buy real estate. He has published 70 books, two of them New York Times bestsellers.