— June 4, 2007 —
- Libraries celebrate university histories, Tolkien manuscripts
- Historical society extends Marquette history exhibit
- Retirement reception for associate director of libraries
- Receive a T-shirt for fulfilling three workouts at Rec Center
- Sign up for Easy Pass
- TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
- Be part of the Milwaukee Mass Portrait
- Discounted Six Flags Great America tickets available
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of June 4
1. Libraries celebrate university histories, Tolkien manuscripts
Marquette’s 125th anniversary served as the occasion for publishing the newest history of the university, as well as the digitization of two other histories of Marquette. Milwaukee's Jesuit University: Marquette 1881-1981, written by Dr. Thomas J. Jablonsky, lists for $40 at the Marquette Spirit Shop, the Book Marq and Marquette University Press. Copies are also available in the libraries' Browsing Collection.
Raynor Memorial Libraries also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the acquisition of J. R. R. Tolkien's manuscripts by processing its secondary research collection of more than 1,000 items.
2. Historical society extends Marquette history exhibit
The Milwaukee Historical Society exhibit honoring the 125th anniversary of Marquette University has been extended until late August. The exhibit, at 910 N. Old World 3rd St., is featuring “Marquette University: 125 Years of Faith and Learning in Action.”
3. Retirement reception for associate director of libraries
Raynor Memorial Libraries invite the campus community to the retirement reception for Michael Pate, associate director of libraries, who is retiring after 22 years of service. The reception, Friday, June 15, begins at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Library Reading Room, second floor. Presentations begin at 2:30. RSVP to Michele Plewa, 8-7214, by June 13.
4. Receive a T-shirt for fulfilling three workouts at Rec Center
The Helfaer Rec Center’s “Summer Triathlon” offers participants the opportunity to pick three workout methods, such as swimming, running, aerobics, etc., reach set goals for each by Aug. 24 and receive a T-shirt.
Call 8-1558 for more information or pick up a flyer at the Helfaer Rec Center. Summer memberships are available.
5. Sign up for Easy Pass
With the high price of gas, the Easy Pass payroll deduction program can be an attractive option for faculty and staff to get to campus. The Easy Pass offers unlimited rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles, to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.
The program costs $208 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save money. Sign up for the Easy Pass program in Union Station, on the first floor of the AMU, for passes that will be good during July, August and September.
Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. before Friday, June 15. Those currently using Easy Pass who wish to drop must also do so in Union Station by June 15.
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6. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
TIAA-CREF consultants will be available for one-on-one financial counseling sessions Tuesday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in AMU 230. Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.
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7. Be part of the Milwaukee Mass Portrait
Join Marquette students and colleagues in making Milwaukee history. Hundreds of Milwaukeeans will gather on Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m. at the Chimneys, on 35th Street below the 35th Street Viaduct. A mass portrait will be taken at Menomonee Valley Community Park to be reproduced as a postcard and distributed, free of charge, to the public.
The event also gives participants a chance to enjoy a sneak preview of Milwaukee’s newest park. The city is developing the 50-acre Menomonee Valley Community Park at the site of the former Milwaukee Road Shops. Some areas are already open to the public, including access to the Menomonee River for fishing and canoeing and the four miles of the Hank Aaron State Trail.
To register as a Marquette participant in the mass portrait, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 8-7491.
8. Discounted Six Flags Great America 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.
9. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of June 4
• Relocated 11th Street south of Wisconsin Avenue will open midday today, June 4, as a single southbound lane from Wisconsin Avenue where it meets the existing pavement at Lot J. The old roadway will be removed, but the existing sidewalk will remain and a new sidewalk will be installed on the west side of the new roadway. Since the new 11th and Wisconsin intersection will not be complete until later this fall, there will temporarily be no traffic signals there. No left turns are permitted from westbound Wisconsin Avenue. The west side crosswalk will close on Tuesday, June 5. You will NOT be able to cross Wisconsin Avenue at 11th Street.
• Festival season begins this month. Every weekend and some weekdays for the next several months these summer events will affect local traffic.
• Preparatory work continues for the major I-43 traffic shift, which will take all freeway traffic off of the southbound lanes and move it to the new northbound roadway. This week there will be several minor activities and changes required prior to the final shift, which will take place just before Summerfest. Various activities will occur overnight every night this week.
• Daytime pile driving and demolition work will take place south and east of campus.
• There will be various night work on I-43, east of Carpenter Tower, through Friday this week.
• Day and evening activities such as excavation and jet grouting will take place west of Straz Tower. A firm schedule has not yet been determined by the contractor.
• Eleventh Street between Wells and Wisconsin Avenue is a construction zone, closed to pedestrians. For your safety, do not walk through this area. Do not ignore the taped- or fenced-off portions! Go online for building access information.
• St. Paul Avenue between 5th and 13th streets will be closed overnight in both directions on Friday, June 1, and Wednesday and Thursday, June 6 and 7, between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
• Tory Hill between 10th and 11th streets will be closed in both directions from 5 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, until 5 a.m. on Thursday, June 7.
• The south sidewalk on Wisconsin Avenue is closed between 10th and 12th Streets due to work on the relocation of 11th Street, south of Wisconsin Avenue. Please use the north sidewalk.
• Work on 10th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Michigan Street is in progress. The new roadway will be opened June 13.
• Various freeway and ramp closures/restrictions will be in place this week. Check freeway signboards and the Interchange Web site for more details.
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