— April 30, 2007—
- South Africa Service Learning Program seeks academic director
- Special Safety Alert
- Janine Geske presenting Soup with Substance
- Career Services Center hosts state department career presentation
- Gatherings to honor victims of violence
- Chemistry and Biological Sciences holding seminars
- Marquette Acquires Records of Voices in the Wilderness
- Spirit Shop holding 30-percent off sale for employees
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of April 30
1. South Africa Service Learning Program seeks academic director
Marquette’s South Africa Service Learning Program, in conjunction with the Desmond Tutu Peace Trust and the University of the Western Cape, is seeking an academic director for the 2008 South African academic year from early January through November 2008.
Applications will be accepted until May 25.
For more information contact Terence Miller, director of the Office of International Education.
2. Special Safety Alert
An off-campus robbery early this morning within the 900 block of N. 14th St. has been reported to the Marquette University Department of Public Safety and the Milwaukee Police Department.
The suspect approached the victim, produced a knife and demanded the victim’s property. The victim stated he did not have any money. The victim was not injured.
The suspect is described as:
• a black male with light complexion
• approximately 6 feet tall and 150 pounds
• wearing a black knit hat with long black hair coming out from under the cap
• wearing a black nylon jacket and dark pants
Public Safety reminds community members to remain diligent in increasing personal safety measures and utilizing Public Safety’s programs and services. Additionally, Public Safety suggests:
• Be aware of your surroundings.
• At night, walk in groups. Make sure your friends don’t walk or jog alone.
• Use the LIMO vans and Student Safety escorts. At Marquette, there is no reason for anyone to walk alone.
• Know the locations of blue light phones. The phones offer direct lines to Public Safety 24 hours a day. There are nearly 200 phones in the campus area.
• Contact Public Safety if you observe suspicious people or vehicles in your area.
If someone is following you or approaching in a threatening manner, quickly walk away. Go to a residence hall, an open business or the Public Safety office in Parking Structure 1 on N. 16th St. Call Public Safety at (414) 288-6800 (x8-6800 on campus).
• At home, keep exterior doors locked at all times.
• Park in well-lighted areas, put valuables in your trunk and lock your car.
• If you are coming home alone, call ahead and have someone watch for you.
If you have safety questions or concerns at any time, call the Public Safety Department at (414) 288-6800 (x8-6800 on campus).
3. Janine Geske presenting Soup with Substance
Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, will speak at Soup with Substance, on Tuesday, May 1, in AMU 227, from noon to 1 p.m.
Geske will discuss "What does it mean to forgive?"
Soup with Substance is a noon-time social justice discussion series based on the model of the Catholic Worker Movement. Soup is provided.
4. Career Services Center hosts state department career presentation
The Career Services Center is hosting a presentation by Tony Benesch,
diplomat in residence at the University of Illinois at Chicago, for students in all majors interested in internships or working for the government. Faculty and staff are also invited.
The presentation is Wednesday, May 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Career Services Center, Holthusen Hall, first floor.
5. Gatherings to honor victims of violence
Two gatherings on Wednesday, May 2, will commemorate victims of violence and encourage nonviolence to transform the violence in Iraq, in our neighborhoods, at Virginia Tech and in relationships.
Participants at an interfaith prayer service at the Joan of Arc chapel from 4 to 4:30 p.m. will remember the victims of war, poverty and handguns and can pledge to work for nonviolent community transformation.
Participants can also join in a pledge of nonviolence at a Catholic Eucharistic liturgy at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Jesuit Residence.
For more information contact Michael Duffey.
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6. Chemistry and Biological Sciences holding seminars
Dr. Gregory Dudley, assistant professor of chemistry at Florida State University, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium on Thursday, May 3, at 4 p.m., in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, room 121. Dudley will speak on “Organic Reactions Inspired by Artemisinin and Other Natural Products.”
Dr. David Greenstein, professor of genetics, cell biology, and development at the University of Minnesota, will present “Signaling for Sex in C. elegans,” at 3:30 p.m. on May 4, in Wehr Life Sciences, room 111.
7. Marquette Acquires Records of Voices in the Wilderness
The Libraries' Department of Special Collections and Archives has acquired the records of Voices in the Wilderness (1996-2005) and the papers of its co-founder and coordinator, Kathy Kelly. VITW used nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience and fasting, to oppose economic sanctions and the war against Iraq. The organization closed its doors in summer 2005 and reorganized as Voices for Creative Nonviolence. The collections will be processed by archivists over the next two years.
8. Spirit Shop holding 30-percent off sale for employees
The Spirit Shop is holding a two-day Employee Special Savings Event Wednesday and Thursday, May 2 and 3. All MU employees showing their MU ID receive 30 percent off all regularly price clothing and clearance merchandise. Normal exclusions apply.
9. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, the Marquette community reacted to the Kent State University shootings, and student government’s first female president took the reigns.
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 April 30
• A major traffic shift over the next several weeks will occur in three phases, ultimately taking all traffic out of southbound I-43 from Wells St. to the Valley Bridge and moving it to the new northbound roadway. The first phase will take place overnight, this Thursday, May 3, when vehicles southbound on I-43 and traveling to westbound I-94 will be moved to under the “wiggle” bridge. Northbound I-43 traffic will shift to the right half of the roadway on the Valley Bridge next week. In the final step, southbound I-43 traffic will shift left to the northbound roadway at Wells. This shift is required to demolish existing portions of southbound I-43, rebuild them in the new alignment, and construct the new on-ramp to southbound I-43/94 from 11th and Wisconsin Ave.
• Work will begin this week on the east side of 11th St. south of Wisconsin Ave., meaning that pedestrians crossing the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge will have to use the north sidewalk since the south sidewalk will be closed on the east side of 11th St., which has also been restricted to one lane of traffic south of Wisconsin Ave.
• Minor paving work will take place on I-43 just east of Carpenter Tower overnight on Tuesday, May 1. Traffic will shift under the “wiggle” bridge overnight on Thursday, May 3. Neither of these should cause any significant noise.
• Bluemound Road between 84th and 68th streets will be restricted to a single lane in each direction through August, due to paving.
• St. Paul Ave. between 5th and 13th streets will be closed to through-traffic in both directions on Friday, April 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and reopening at 6 a.m. the following day.
• Westbound Clybourn between 6th and James Lovell is closed. This is a long-term closure.
• Various daytime, non-rush-hour county maintenance lane restrictions will be in place all week.
• See updates on various freeway closures and restrictions online.
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