- $2,500 scholarship available for Marquette women who will be seniors next year
- Library extends hours for finals week
- Free late night breakfast offered
- Consider a service learning trip to Guatemala this May
- Engineers Without Borders plan spring trip to Guatemala
- Do you have guests coming for midyear graduation?
- Intramural sports fliers now available
- Jesuit to direct advent day of reflection
- This week in history
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Dec. 11
1. $2,500 scholarship available for Marquette women who will be seniors next year
The AMUW Scholarship was established in 1991 by the Association of Marquette University Women Board of Directors. The intent of the scholarship is to provide outstanding Marquette women a gift of $2,500 each for their senior year. The scholarship is designed to aid women students who demonstrate financial need.
Candidates must complete the online application form. The eligible candidate must be a junior woman student beginning her senior year in fall 2007 and enrolled full-time in any college or program at Marquette. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a scale of 4.0 is required.
The deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 2, 2007. No late applications will be accepted.
Questions may be directed to e-mail.
2. Library extends hours for finals week
First floor of Raynor Memorial Library is now open 24 hours per day through finals week for greater access. Raynor second floor, bridge and lower level are now open until 2 a.m. Extended access ends at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. The library will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, and closed Sunday, Dec. 17.
The library will also be open Monday, Dec. 18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday, Dec. 21, and Friday, Dec. 22, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library will be closed Saturday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 1, 2007.
For more information about library hours, visit online, or call 8-1530.
3. Free late night breakfast offered
Take a break from exams and join the Marquette University Student Government for a free Late Night Breakfast starting at 9 p.m. tonight in the Alumni Memorial Union Ballrooms. A variety of breakfast foods will be served. All students are welcome.
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4. Consider a service learning trip to Guatemala this May
Marquette is planning a spring International Service Learning trip to Guatemala May 21 through 31. While in the country, students will help build a rural school and learn about the region’s history, culture and politics.
More detailed information is available online.
The deadline for application is Jan. 23, 2007. Applicants will be asked for partial payment (about half) of the estimated $1,600 for the trip shortly after acceptance, so please consider finances over the Christmas break before you apply.
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Lars Olson, associate professor of biomedical engineering, at 8-3529 or e-mail him.
5. Engineers Without Borders plan spring trip to Guatemala
Marquette’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders is accepting applications to participate in a sustainable development project in Guatemala during spring break 2007.
Through an ongoing partnership with the village of Santa Apolonia, students from different majors have collaborated to design and implement a water supply system at the Guadalupe Homes Orphanage. During this year’s spring break trip, students will install a solar-powered water pump and perform water quality tests and health studies within the local community. The deadline to apply is Friday, Dec. 15.
To obtain an application, please contact Philip Ritger. For more information about EWB Marquette, go online.
6. Do you have guests coming for midyear graduation?
Guests attending any of the midyear commencement activities this weekend can park free in the university parking structures at 749 N. 16th St. and 1240 W. Wells St. Guests should simply tell the parking attendant they are here for graduation.
Dr. Heather Hathaway, associate dean for academic affairs in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, will be the speaker at the graduation Sunday, Dec. 17. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave.
The Baccalaureate Mass is Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Gesu Church, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.
For more information about midyear graduation, go online.
7. Intramural sports fliers now available
Informational fliers for spring 2007 intramural sports, with meeting dates and times, are now available at the Intramural Sports office in the Rec Center.
8. Jesuit to direct advent day of reflection
Rev. Bob Dufford, S.J., internationally acclaimed composer and musician, will lead an Advent Day of Reflection at Gesu Parish Saturday, Dec. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This event is free, although registration is required. To register or for further information call (414) 288-7412.
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9. This week in history
In This Week in Marquette History, Marquette students became soldiers in World War II.
Want to know more? Go to the 125th Anniversary Web site.
This Week in History is sponsored by the Marquette University Department of History. Research and writing was conducted by graduate students Gilbert Cervelli, 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, Harry G. John Professor of Urban Studies and director, Institute for Urban Life, who provided access to the manuscript of his forthcoming history of Marquette University.
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10. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Dec. 11
- Eleventh Street between Wisconsin and Tory Hill will become one-way, southbound again early this week. Lot J and 11th Street will no longer be accessible from Tory Hill or Clybourn. Eleventh Street will have two lanes with no parking.
- As a result of the openings and closings last week, traffic has increased on westbound Michigan/Tory Hill/Clybourn, from 8th to 28th and on eastbound I-794, west of the Milwaukee Street exit. Please go online for more information on alternate routes.
- This is a “quiet” week. Sound levels of the contractor’s operations will be limited to ambient decibels.
- Westbound Tory Hill/Michigan from 8th to 11th Streets will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians on Wednesday, Dec. 13, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Clybourn east of 6th Street has been reduced to a single lane in each direction due to work on westbound I-794.
- The ramp from southbound US-41 to eastbound I-94 will be closed overnight on Monday, Dec. 11, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12.
- Eastbound I-94 will be reduced to a single lane overnight on Monday, Dec. 11, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12.
- There will be various lane closures on both east and westbound I-94 between 26th and 25th Streets each night this week.