— October 2, 2006 —
- Marquette community mourns the death of Captain Paul Jablonski
- Media representatives will discuss coverage of Katrina
- Milwaukee Symphony to perform at Gesu
- Marquette receives defense contract
- Chemistry Colloquium will feature professor from Indiana
- UCLA professor will speak Friday
- Health Sciences plans Career Fair
- Do you know students who are depressed?
- Marquette to retire Dwyane Wade's no. 3 jersey
- You can order your Golden Eagles wear online
- MU Volunteers seek help with Annual Giving Tree
- Marquette will shoot TV commercial tomorrow
- This Week in Marquette History
- Marquette Interchange Update for the week lof Oct. 2
- University Events
1.Marquette community mourns the death of Captain Paul Jablonski
Captain Paul Jablonski, a member of Marquette’s Public Safety department for more than 20 years, died Sunday, Oct. 1, following a month-long illness.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, at Gesu Church. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon. At noon Rev. Robert A. Wild, Marquette president, will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.
“Paul never missed an opportunity to help someone in need, throw a smile someone’s way or simply sit down and talk to them about a problem. He wanted people to feel his kindness,” said Chief Larry Rickard. “Paul shared himself with so many people. He was an incredible human being, a wonderful man. There are no words that can be said to provide any comfort to the many who loved him; there are simply just no words. We will miss him dearly.” Rickard credited Jablonski with upgrading the department’s technology and fostering community outreach, including the development of the new substation on 21st and Wells.
2. Media representatives will discuss coverage of Katrina
Two members of the media who were in New Orleans to cover Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath last year will discuss how the media reacted at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3.
Susan Feeney, the senior editor of All Things Considered on National Public Radio, and James O’Byrne, the features editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, will also examine what lessons were learned about how to cover future disasters.
Covering Katrina is another session in the Lucius W. Nieman lecture series. Feeney and O’Bryne will speak in room 105 of Straz Hall, College of Business Administration. The session is free and open to the public.
3. Milwaukee Symphony to perform at Gesu
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert at Gesu Church on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m.
The concert program will include “Fanfare to La Peri” by Paul Dukas, “Coriolan Overture” by Ludwig Van Beethoven, “Mother Goose Suite” by Maurice Ravel and “Symphony No. 7” by Antonin Dvorak. Sean Newhouse will conduct.
Last year’s symphony concert on campus drew a standing room only crowd, and seating is a first come, first seated basis.
4. Marquette receives defense contract
The Department of Defense has awarded a $1.1 million contract to Marquette University.
Dr. Charles Wilkie, professor of chemistry, in partnership with a defense contractor, will direct research to develop fire and blast resistant materials for military force protection. Wilkie is developing a coating that would be both blast and fire resistant for application to walls, windows and ceilings to protect buildings and ships against ballistic impact.
Wilkie is the foremost academic researcher on fire retardant technology. His research is widely reported in Flame Retardant News, Modern Plastics and other journals and he has spoken at numerous polymer and fire research conferences in the United States and Europe.
Sen. Herb Kohl and the Wisconsin congressional delegation were key in securing the funding for Wilkie’s research. It is among $20.4 million in defense spending allocated to area companies and organizations in the defense appropriations bill passed Friday.
5. Chemistry Colloquium will feature professor from Indiana
The next speaker in the Department of Chemistry’s 2006 Fall Colloquium is Dr. Daniel Mindiola from Indiana University. He will speak Friday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. in room 121 of the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building. His topic is “How to Rip the ‘H’ from Hydrocarbons and the ‘N’ from Pyridines Using Metal-Carbon Multiple Bonds.”
Refreshments will be served preceding the lecture.
6. UCLA professor will speak Friday
A professor from UCLA is the featured speaker at this week’s Department of Biological Sciences Seminar Program.
Dr. Anne M. Hirsch from UCLA’s Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, will speak about “Superficial Liaisons: Colonization of Roots and Abiotic Surfaces by Rhizobia.”
The seminar will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, in room 111 of the Wehr Life Sciences Building.
7. Health Sciences plans Career Fair
More than 65 companies will have representatives at the Health Sciences Career Fair tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 3). The fair, sponsored by the Physical Therapy Student Council, will run from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
Among the companies and institutions registered are Advanced Healthcare, Aurora Health Care, the Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin, Dynacare Laboratories, Mayo Clinic, the Medical College of Wisconsin, MJ Care, the Peace Corps, Rush University Medical Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.
Please encourage students in the College of Health Sciences, as well as those in the College of Nursing, those majoring in biomedical engineering and those with an interest in any of the health sciences, to attend. Attire for the fair is business casual.
8. Do you know students who are depressed?
The multiple pressures of college life can have a significant impact on a person’s mood. While it is not uncommon to feel sad at times, sometimes students’ moods can be so depressed that it interferes with their ability to accomplish tasks and/or relate well with others.
National Depression Screening Day is intended to help students learn more about their mood and how much it may be negatively impacting their lifestyle. Depression is not uncommon for college students and often causes unnecessary suffering for students. Students who are depressed may have symptoms like eating and sleeping problems, guilt or hopelessness. They will often try to push that feeling away, and when that fails to work it can worsen the problem. Currently, there are effective treatments for people suffering from depression.
If you know a student who may be depressed, encourage him or her to take advantage of the confidential depression screening that will take place on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Counseling Center on the second floor of Holthusen Hall. The screening is confidential and lasts less than one-half hour. Discussion of the results will help the student identify if additional treatment is needed.
9. Marquette to retire Dwyane Wade’s No. 3 jersey
Dwyane Wade, one of the most decorated players in Marquette men’s basketball history, will have his No. 3 jersey retired when the Golden Eagles host Providence on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Bradley Center. Tip off is set for 1 p.m.
“Dwyane had a profound impact on our program during his three years and I can’t think of anyone more deserving,” said Marquette Head Coach Tom Crean. “It means so much to us to have an opportunity to honor him in this way, and I know he feels the same. He exemplifies our program on and off the court.”
Wade will become the ninth men’s player in school history to have his jersey number retired. His No. 3 jersey will join Dean Meminger’s No. 14, Butch Lee’s No. 15, Maurice Lucas’ No. 20, George Thompson’s No. 24, Bo Ellis’ and Doc Rivers’ No. 31, Earl Tatum’s No. 43 and Don Kojis’ No. 44 as the only retired players’ jerseys in program history. The university has retired the numbers 11, 38 and 77 in honor of the Apollo 11 crew, long-time trainer Bob Weingart and legendary coach Al McGuire, respectively.
“Initially, we intended to wait while Dwyane worked towards his degree during the summers, but no one could have foreseen how his life would change so early, particularly with the national team commitments. We’ve developed a long-range plan that will allow Dwyane to earn his degree,” said Crean.
In two seasons of play from 2002-2004, Wade led the Golden Eagles to 53 victories, two NCAA appearances, the 2003 Final Four and the sixth best winning percentage in Division I. Despite playing just two seasons, Wade still ranks among the school’s all-time leaders in points, blocks and steals. Since leaving Marquette, Wade has become one of the NBA’s marquee superstars since being selected fifth overall by the Miami Heat in the 2003 draft.
All fans in attendance on Feb. 3 will receive a limited edition Marquette Dwyane Wade figurine.
10. You can order your Golden Eagles wear online
Marquette is making shopping for your favorite Golden Eagles gear easier and more exciting than ever with the launching of the all-new, university-owned and operated Spirit Store Web site.
Visitors will not only be able to shop for their favorite items online, but they can also purchase gift cards, email friends about the latest apparel, and purchase items with ease, using the one-page, secure checkout feature.
The site will have more than 200 new items available and will feature merchandise from Nike, Under Armour and Champion. There will also be helpful links to the NCAA, BIG EAST and more.
11. MU Volunteers seek help with Annual Giving Tree
It’s not too early to think about helping others this Christmas season.
Each year Marquette University Volunteers organize a Giving Tree to help area families who find themselves unable to purchase gifts for their loved ones. If you would like help, contact Kathy Hawkins at 8-5500 or e-mail her by Friday, Oct. 6. You will receive an ornament tag with the name of an adult, child or teen in the Milwaukee area who could use a gift this holiday season.
Once you purchase something special of a $20 value, you can your gift to one of five drop off points on campus no later than Friday, Dec. 8. All gifts should be be wrapped with the name tag securely attached. Gifts can be delivered to the AMU information desk, Lalumiere 340, the Rec Center, Rex Plex or room 415 in the 1212 Building.
MU Volunteers also accept financial contributions or gift donations you may already have.
12. Marquette will shoot TV commercial tomorrow
As part of the university’s 2006-07 advertising campaign, a TV commercial will be filmed at various locations on campus tomorrow. If you see a crane with cameras or a film crew walking around, that’s what’s happening.
Public Safety will assist in keeping the location sites clear for the filming.
13. This Week in Marquette History
In This Week in Marquette History, in 1905 Marquette celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Jesuits in Milwaukee and in 1916 the first issue of the Marquette Tribune was published.
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.
14. Marquette Interchange Update for the week of Oct. 2
1. The south half of the deck of the new Wisconsin Avenue Bridge will be poured this week on Wednesday, Oct. 4, beginning at about 5 a.m. The north half will be poured next week, around Oct. 11. Concrete trucks, back-up alarms and pumps will be in operation. Details have been provided to residents of Carpenter, Cobeen and Straz. Typically bridges are completed four to six weeks after the decks are poured.
2. Overnight paving will occur on southbound I-43 from Wells Street to the north this Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 2 and 3. Some pavement will be milled or ground during this process.
3. St. Paul Avenue between 5th and 13th Streets will be closed overnight from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 5 and 6.
4. Canal Street between 6th and 13th Streets will be closed for overhead steel erection from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 3 and 5.
5. St. Paul Avenue from 25th to 27th Streets has closed long term in both directions. It will reopen in both directions by Jan. 1, 2007.
6. The northbound I-43 exit at the Kilbourn Tunnel will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.
7. The new off ramp from northbound I-43/94 to Plankinton Avenue will open on Friday night, Oct. 7. This is ramp is only accessible from northbound on the High Rise Bridge and goes only to the north on Plankinton Avenue; a separate ramp will connect with eastbound I-794 later in the project. This exit is not accessible from eastbound on I-794.
8. Various, numerous overnight lane restrictions in both directions on I-94 between 16th and 26th Streets and in both direction on I-43 from Wells to North Avenue this week.
15. University Events
Visit the all-university online Calendar of Events for a complete listing of all upcoming events in the next week.
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