— July 6, 2007—
- Attend luncheon for International Teaching Assistant Program
- Help welcome students on Arrival Day
- Dental faculty featured in today’s Journal Sentinel
- 16th Street entrance to parking structure closing this weekend
- Supervisors can "Grow with MU Employment Issues"
- Haggerty Museum helps celebrate architect Alexander C. Eschweiler
- Women readers welcome to join Marquette group
- Recreation center and Rec Plex memberships require renewals
- Discounted Six Flags Great America, Hurricane Harbor tickets available
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Aug. 6
1. Attend luncheon for International Teaching Assistant Program
Representatives from departments with new international teaching assistants are invited to a luncheon sponsored by the Office of International Education on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at noon. OIE is holding its annual International TA Program from Monday, Aug. 13, to Friday, Aug. 17. Representatives are also encouraged to help evaluate their international TAs’ micro-teaching presentations on Friday, Aug. 17.
The International TA Program helps prepare new international teaching assistants for their TA role at Marquette. This program, which is mandatory for all new international TAs, provides workshops designed to introduce and review the skills the international TAs need to interact with American undergraduate students. Topics include university culture, teacher/student roles, presentation skills, classroom management and culture shock.
For more information or to RSVP for the luncheon or presentations, contact Jean Czaja at 8-0721 by Wednesday, Aug. 8.
2. Help welcome students on Arrival Day
Arrival Day, Aug. 22, is quickly approaching and the Office of Residence Life invites the campus community to be a part of the opening day experience for our new students and help them feel welcome. Helpers are needed to serve as greeters and check-in staff, to hand out refreshments, and to help students move their belongings into their rooms. There is no set time commitment, so helpers can volunteer for as little or as long as they would like.
For more information, contact the Office of Residence Life by Aug. 15 at 8-7208 or e-mail Richard Arcuri.
3. Dental faculty featured in today’s Journal Sentinel
Dr. Thomas Radmer and Dr. L. Thomas Johnson, faculty in Marquette’s School of Dentistry, are featured on the front page of the Pulse section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today, Monday, Aug. 6, along with Thomas Wirz and Dr. Daniel Blinka of Marquette. Radmer and Johnson have collected more than 400 bite samples in their pilot program to create a scientifically sound basis for analysis and comparison of bite-mark evidence in criminal trials.
4. 16th Street entrance to parking structure closing this weekend
The 16th Street entrance to the 16th Street Parking Structure (Structure 1) will be closed for maintenance work this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12. Vehicles will be unable to enter the structure from 16th Street both days.
Parking Services will shift lot attendant operations to the 17th Street side. Visitors and guests will still be required to pay the $3 weekend entry charge.
5. Supervisors can "Grow with MU Employment Issues"
Campus supervisors are encouraged to take advantage of the Grow with Marquette “Employment Issues” session on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Conference Room C (lower level). This session provides an overview of common employment issues, including proper interviewing techniques, the selection process, the importance of job descriptions, how to write a job description, workplace rules, how to refer an employee to the EAP, and what to do if you suspect an employee is under the influence of a chemical substance.
The program is presented by Lynn Mellantine, assistant director of Human Resources, and Angela Nixon, manager of Human Resources.
Register by calling Human Resources, 8-7305. Space is limited.
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6. Haggerty Museum helps celebrate architect Alexander C. Eschweiler
The Haggerty Museum of Art will join The Charles Allis Art Museum and the Milwaukee County Historical Society in celebrating the legacy of architect Alexander C. Eschweiler by presenting plans, elevations and archival photographs of his architectural projects for Marquette University. “Celebrating Eschweiler’s Architectural Heritage at Marquette University” will run from Aug. 8 to Sept. 23. Eschweiler (1848-1940) designed Sensenbrenner Hall in 1923-24 and Marquette Hall between 1923-27.
This exhibition will present a closer look at Eschweiler and his vision for Marquette through historic images and large-scale reproductions of actual work plans of the two buildings.
7. Women readers welcome to join Marquette group
The Marquette Women's Reading Group welcomes new members to its meetings, usually held during the work week over the lunch hour. The group reads everything from best sellers to classics and loves Pulitzer or other prize-winning books, but isn’t above enjoying “some schlock along the way.”
The group chooses books together, with its next two books being Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird (August meeting) and Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon (September).
The group will set its upcoming meeting schedule to fit the schedules of those who attend. Any women who want to be added to the mailing list should contact Paula Gillespie.
8. Recreation center and Rec Plex memberships require renewals
Under the new payroll deduction agreement, all Helfaer Recreation Center and Rec Plex members must renew their memberships. Furthermore, starting Aug. 20, all memberships will be continuous until the member makes a written request to the Department of Recreational Sports to cancel his or her membership.
Payroll deductions forms are now available at both recreational sports facilities and online.
For more information, contact Vickie Hendree at 8-3426.
9. Discounted Six Flags Great America, Hurricane Harbor tickets available
As a benefit to Marquette faculty, staff and their families, Human Resources has tickets on sale for Six Flags Great America and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor at a greatly reduced rate. Tickets are $34 each (a savings of more than $22 compared to a single-day gate price).
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 8-7305 or stop by Human Resources. An exact dollar amount or check made out to Marquette University is required.
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10. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Aug. 6
• The major closures for beam installation begin this weekend and will continue for the next three months. The closures required for this work will be more extensive than we have been accustomed to. Closures will last all weekend and will affect various portions of local streets (St. Paul Avenue) and various freeway sections including system-to-connector ramps. These beam lifts are so critical to the on-time completion of the project that they will take priority over all other events, including festivals, Brewer games, Packer games and Al’s Run. Proper sequencing of these lifts is required, meaning that any setback will delay the remaining lifts. In most cases any time lost cannot be made up. Set-up will begin on Friday evenings and the actual lifts will take place during the following daylight hours.
• Tory Hill/ Clybourn is partially open with a single westbound lane only in the eastbound roadway from 10th to 16th Street. Eastbound is still closed at 16th Street.
• St Paul Avenue from 5th to 13th Street will be closed in both directions from 9 a.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday for the next two weekends.
• Wisconsin Avenue is restricted to a single eastbound lane between 19th and 20th streets. Westbound Wisconsin Avenue traffic between 4th and 10th streets has temporarily moved into the eastbound roadway.
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