- Help Desk closed over Thanksgiving break
- Share your mid-year graduation story ideas
- Outspoken Disscussion on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Hurricane Katrina
- Tom Crean to sign books in Spirit Shop
- MARDI GRAS collecting school supplies
- MUSG sponsors “Night of Chocolate”
- Shop in Chicago
- SSP offers services over Thanksgiving break
- This Week in Marquette History
- Interchange Highlights for the week of Nov. 13
- University Events
1. Help Desk closed over Thanksgiving break
The IT Services Help Desk will be closed Nov. 23-26. Hours on Wednesday, Nov. 22 will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Regular fall hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.
2. Share your mid-year graduation story ideas
The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about graduates who will be receiving their diplomas at this year’s midyear graduation.
E-mail with information you’d like to share.
3. Outspoken Disscussion on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Hurricane Katrina
Rev. Bryan Massingale, associate professor of theology, will present a paper on how Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ideas can be applied to Hurricane Katrina at an Outspoken Discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Multicultural Center in room 111 of the Alumni Memorial Union.
Father Massingale will answer questions following the presentation. Outspoken Discussions allow students to engage in meaningful conversations in a relaxed environment and are sponsored by Marquette University Student Government and Intercultural Programs. Food and refreshments will be provided.
For more information please call 8-7205.
4. Tom Crean to sign books in Spirit Shop
Men’s basketball head coach Tom Crean will sign copies of his new book, “Coaching Team Basketball,” on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Marquette Spirit Shop, located on the first floor of the Alumni Memorial Union.
The book was co-authored by Ralph Pim, associate professor and director of competitive sports at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the author of six books on basketball.
Crean’s book gives insight into basketball, the ultimate team sport. It provides a step-by-step guide to developing a successful group of players, including drills that promote team-building and cooperation on the court.
For more information please call 8-3051.
5. MARDI GRAS collecting school supplies
MARDI GRAS: Making A Real Difference In the Gulf Region and Area Surrounding will be collecting school supplies and clothing for the victims of Katrina.
The materials will be distributed to New Orleans families during the group's winter break trip.
Look for bins in the dorms and campus apartments from Dec. 4-14. While you are at home during Thanksgiving Break, see if there is anything you can bring back.
MARDI GRAS will also be collecting donations during a bake sale in Straz Business on Nov. 30. For information about the drive or the organization, send an e-mail.
6. MUSG sponsors “Night of Chocolate”
“Night of Chocolate,” sponsored by Marquette University Student Government, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 9 to11 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union ballrooms.
Indulge in delicious chocolate treats and fondue fountains for only $5. You also have the chance to win chocolate prizes. Tickets are on sale now at the Brooks Lounge, but buy your ticket soon because they go fast.
For more information, please contact MUSG at 8-7672.
7. Shop in Chicago
The annual Chicago shopping trip on Michigan Avenue will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Take advantage of this opportunity to tour, shop, dine and view the holiday decorations in Chicago’s beautiful and exciting downtown. Tickets for the trip are $5 and are currently on sale in the Brooks Lounge. Bring your MUID when purchasing your ticket, because this event is only open to students. Marquette University Student Government is the sponsor of this event.
For more information, please contact MUSG at 8-7672.
Student Safety Programs has special services to help members of the university community with their Thanksgiving break travel plans. Special Amtrak and Greyhound/Badger bus terminal shuttles will be running on Tuesday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 26, starting at 2 p.m. and extending into regular LIMO operation hours.
On Tuesday, Nov. 21, shuttles will only depart from the Parking Structure #1 lobby area (749 N. 16th Street) at the top of each hour starting at 2 p.m., so please plan ahead and arrive early with all luggage. Patrons requesting pickup from the Amtrak station should be prepared to present a valid ticket upon request. Please e-mail with any additional questions.
On Sunday, Nov. 26, call (414) 288-6800 between 2 and 5 p.m. and, after 5 p.m. call 288-6363 once you have arrived at the Amtrak or bus terminal for a shuttle back to campus.
Normal SSP operations will remain in effect to provide service to those remaining on campus over the break. Services will be available from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. and can be requested by phone at 8-6363.
9. This Week in Marquette History
In This Week in Marquette History, Notre Dame defeated Marquette during homecoming week, and Herbert Hoover inspired students to begin a legacy of community service.
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
10. Interchange Highlights for the week of Nov. 20
Due to the Thanksgiving weekend, these highlights apply for the next two weeks.
1. The Wisconsin Avenue Bridge will reopen at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006! Please use caution crossing Wisconsin Avenue at all locations! This opening also means that traffic on Wells Street will be reduced. The current traffic pattern on Wells from 12th to 14th, although temporary, will remain until next spring. Morning parking restrictions on St. Paul, west of 13th Street, will be eliminated soon.
2. There will be numerous freeway changes happening in all directions in the next two weeks. These changes are listed on the Marquette Interchange Web site. Please take the time to read and become familiar with these changes!
3. Daytime work continues on the bridge deck for the 11th Street “wiggle,” just east of Carpenter Tower.
4. Night work will occur on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20 and 21, at the underpass in the area of 10th and Tory Hill. This should not create any noise issues.
5. The sheeting being driven just north and south of 10th and Michigan/Tory Hill should be complete by Monday, Nov. 20.
6. Piling will be driven the next two weeks far south and far east of 10th and Michigan.
7. Demolition work south of Tory Hill/Clybourn continues this week. This work will take place during the daytime and will continue for the next week or two.
8. St. Paul between 5th and 13th will be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 30 to Dec. 3.
9. Paving on 11th Street north of Wells is in progress on the east half of the roadway, restricting traffic to a single lane. Both halves will be completed this year.