— August 28, 2006 —
3. Changes at the Helfaer Center and Rec Plex announced
All faculty and staff may apply for membership in Marquette’s recreational facilities, the Helfaer Center and the Rec Plex. Membership is available on a semester or annual basis, and rate sheets are available at both locations. Payroll deduction is also available and forms may be filled out at each location.
The Helfaer Tennis Stadium and Recreation Center includes six tennis courts, a squash court, swimming pool, fitness/weight room, several cardio areas, outdoor sand volleyball court, spinning room and a multipurpose room that can accommodate five full basketball or volleyball courts. To better accommodate the growing student interest in fitness and exercise, the racquetball/handball courts at the Helfaer Rec Center are being converted into additional cardio workout space. Thus, racquetball/handball will only be available at the RecPlex.
In addition to four racquetball/handball courts, The Rec Plex also has a golf range, large and small gyms, running track, swimming pool, squash court, fitness center and weight room along with our massage therapy service.
Due to the increasing usage of these facilities, it is necessary to limit the number of registered guests to two this year. An exception to this rule is that members playing doubles’ tennis will still be allowed to register three guests at the time they make a court reservation.
4. Wireless network on campus upgraded
Marquette ’s wireless network has been upgraded to improve security and provide Internet access for guests and alumni. In addition, all residence halls and Marquette apartments will have 100 percent wireless coverage by Christmas 2006.
Faculty, staff, students and guests will use two different methods to access the Marquette wireless network:
Faculty and Staff (MU_Admin)
A one-time laptop configuration will allow seamless wireless access. Visit the IT Services Web site for instructions on how to configure your laptop or contact the IT Services Help Desk at 8-7799 to request assistance from a Technical Support Specialist.
Students and Guests (MU_Wireless)
Students will simply need to launch their Internet browser and log-in with their CheckMarq username and password. Guests without a CheckMarq username and password will need to contact the Help Desk to request temporary access.
Go online for more information and for a listing of wireless hot spots on campus.
5. History Department to offer workshop for Church historians
The task of recording a church’s history can be difficult and even overwhelming, especially when documents are not kept current. Find out how to preserve your parish memories and traditions at the all-day congregational history workshop for church historians and archivists on Saturday, Sept. 16. Drs. John Krugler and Steve Avella, professors of history at Marquette, will discuss where archivists and historians should start, why it is important to write good histories and the possible challenges in collecting data and managing an archive.
The workshop will take place in the Alumni Memorial Union. Pre-registration is required by Friday, Sept. 1, along with a $25 admission fee. For additional information, contact the Marquette University History Department at 8-7217.
6. This Week in Marquette History
In This Week in Marquette History, some Marquette students were caught in the middle in 1986 when Wisconsin raised its legal drinking age. And, last year, the Marquette community mobilized to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Want to know more? Go to the 125th Anniversary Web site.
This Week in Marquette History is a project of the Marquette University Department of History. Research and writing was conducted by graduate students Christopher Chan, Jess McCullough and Amanda Schmeider, with help from James Marten, professor and history department chair, and Carla Hay, associate professor and chair, 125th Anniversary Committee. Special thanks to Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history and director, Institute for Urban Life, who provided access to the manuscript of his forthcoming history of Marquette University
7. August 28, 2006 Interchange Highlights
1. There will be some “mild” daytime pile driving for a sign structure south of Clybourn at about 17th Street during the first part of next week, and brief periods of sheeting removal will occur at various times during the next couple of weeks on the freeway, below 11th and Wisconsin.
2. The last beams for the new Wisconsin Avenue Bridge will be completed over the southbound lanes of I-43 overnight on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Noise levels will be minimal.
3. Carpentry work and steel reinforcing placement will take place most nights this week for the new Wisconsin Avenue Bridge deck. This work is being coordinated with freeway closures since some of this work is being done over I-43. Noise levels should be minimal.
4. The Walnut Street bridge has reopened. Due to a City of Milwaukee paving project, there will be two westbound lanes, but only one eastbound lane for several weeks.
5. Thirteenth Street underneath I-94 is closed to pedestrians. There are several hazards to pedestrians from overhead and underground. The crossing is clearly marked and fairly well protected. For your own safety, do not cross at any time!
6. Canal Street between 6th and Ember Lane will be closed overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug. 29 and 30) at midnight until 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. There will be limited local access from the east and west to the High Rise Bridge.
7. St. Paul Avenue will be closed between 25th and 27th Streets on Friday (Aug. 25), from midnight to 6 a.m., and on Monday and Tuesday (Aug. 28 and 29), from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
8. The 25th Street Bridge will reopen by Labor Day.
8. University events for Aug. 28 through Sept. 7
Visit the all-university online Calendar of Events for a complete listing and more information.
29 - Tuesday
7 p.m. - Prayer service to commemorate those affected by Hurricane Katrina, outside St. Joan of Arc Chapel
31 - Thursday
9 p.m. - MUSG outdoor movie, "Tommy Boy," in Central Mall
Sept. 1 - Friday
7 p.m. - Volleyball vs. Ole Miss at the Al McGuire Center
Sept. 2 - Saturday
Business: MBA classes excused
7 p.m. - Volleyball vs. Illinois at the Al McGuire Center
Sept. 3 - Sunday
2 p.m. - Volleyball vs. Loyola-Chicago at the Al McGuire center
Sept. 4 - Monday
Labor Day: No classes
Sept. 5 - Tuesday
Dental School: Registration for fall sessions 1 and 2 ends
Health Sciences: Registration for fall sessions 1, 2, 4 and 6 ends
Undergraduate: Registration for fall sessions 1, 2 and 6 ends
5:30 p.m. - Graduate School of Management Information Session for on-campus programs, College of Business Executive Center
Sept. 6 - Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - Graduate School of Management Information Session for Executive MBA, College of Business Executive Center
Sept. 7 - Thursday
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Sample the City in the Alumni Memorial Union
Art Nouveau French Posters: Berthon, Grasset and Mucha at the Haggerty Museum of Art through Sunday, Sept. 10. Call 8-1669 or go online for more information.
Ray Parker Paintings, 1958-71: Color into Drawing at the Haggerty Museum of Art through Sunday, Oct. 8. Call 8-1669 or go online for more information.
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