— June 11, 2007 —
- Marquette receives $1 million gift for soccer stadium
- Fulbright fellow to speak on psychiatric abuse under communist rule
- Marquette purchases building at 12th and Wells
- Retirement reception for associate director of libraries
- Athletic department wins national marketing award
- Haggerty is hosting Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2007 exhibition
- Sign up for Easy Pass
- Be part of the Milwaukee Mass Portrait
- Marquette Interchange Highlights for the Week of June 11
1. Marquette receives $1 million gift for soccer stadium
A $1 million lead gift from KBS Construction and its chairman, Dennis Klein, will dramatically transform Marquette University’s men’s and women’s soccer programs. As a result of Klein’s generosity, the Athletic Department has officially launched its campaign for a new soccer stadium to be named for the Klein family.
The new stadium, to be constructed on the programs’ current Valley Fields home, will feature a top-quality natural-grass pitch, partially covered spectator seating, team locker and meeting rooms, concessions and restrooms. The cost of the new stadium, which will be funded through private gifts, will total approximately $5 million.
Klein and his wife, Barbara, are graduates of Marquette’s College of Business Administration. Both started their careers in banking and Dennis Klein became a successful real estate developer in Wisconsin, Arizona and Florida. Barbara Klein is an active volunteer for several community organizations, including Journey House.
2. Fulbright fellow to speak on psychiatric abuse under communist rule
Psychological abuse in Soviet-era hospitals, including torture, will be the topic of a speech at Marquette by a Polish psychiatrist Wednesday, June 20.
Dr. Witold Simon, psychiatrist from the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw, Poland, visiting the United States as a senior Fulbright fellow at Brigham Young University, will present "The abuse of psychiatry in Central and East Europe under Communist rule," at 9:30 a.m. in AMU 163. A continental breakfast will be provided.
Using illustrations from daily life, Simon will describe how the Soviet penal code abused psychiatric practices and the characterization of mental illness. He will also discuss the aftermath for victims of psychiatric abuse and contemporary approaches and treatment.
Simon has a medical degree from the Medical Academy of Wroclaw, Poland, and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology. His research interests and specialties are in group psychotherapy for people damaged by abuse, neglect and pregnancy loss.
In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, the Institute provides treatment of psychological, neurological, and substance abuse and conducts a wide range of research on mental health and neurological disorders in Poland. With more than 1,000 employees, the institute of Psychiatry and Neurology publishes national professional journals and contributes to national policies on mental health and neurological disorders.
The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Psychology, the Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Provost.
3. Marquette purchases building at 12th and Wells
Marquette University has purchased the Newbridge Apartments at the corner of 12th and Wells. The transaction was completed last week, at a reasonable cost.
Marquette’s location, the changing dynamics of university life and the desire to enhance the campus environment make it prudent for the university to monitor property opportunities in our campus area. The Newbridge became available for purchase and presented an opportunity to solidify the campus’s northern border.
The current plan is to leave the property vacant, because it will be easier to make major renovations if funding becomes available. Students who signed leases for the apartments have been offered housing in other properties owned by the seller or in university housing.
While the building houses Jim Hegarty’s Pub, 1120 W. Wells St., the pub will continue to be owned by St. James Estates and will remain open.
In the context of the university’s overall long-term planning, there is always discussion about multiple projects, new initiatives and general growth that require additional space.
4. 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 Wednesday, June 13.
5. Athletic department wins national marketing award
The Marquette athletic marketing department has been awarded a National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators Gold Award in the Single Newspaper Display Ad category.
The Marquette award marks the ninth honor for the university in the four-year history of the program. It is the second first place award for Marquette, which won gold for its radio campaign last year.
Gold, silver and bronze awards were presented at the national convention last week to schools in each of 16 marketing and promotional categories. NACMA presents awards to the top three entrants in various categories in three different divisions.
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6. Haggerty is hosting Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2007 exhibition
The Haggerty Museum of Art is hosting the Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2007, an exhibition of works in all media by Wisconsin painters and sculptors, through July 15. This juried exhibition features new works from more than 60 Wisconsin artists chosen from more than 400 entrants.
The Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2007 is coordinated by Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors, who invited Wisconsin artists to submit works created since 2003. They were selected by Marianne Richter, curator of the Union League Club of Chicago.
7. 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.
8. 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.
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9. Marquette Interchange Highlights for the Week of June 11
• Tenth Street from Michigan to Wisconsin will open Friday, June 15, weather permitting.
• The new tree wells and sidewalks have been formed and poured in front of Straz Tower.
• The south, east and west crosswalks are closed at 11th and Wisconsin Avenue.
• The east entrances to the Law School and O’Hara Hall can only be accessed from the south, from Lot J, or behind Gesu.
• The west sidewalk on the 16th Street Viaduct is now open. Work has shifted to the east sidewalk, closing it near the midpoint. The stairs are open to and from St. Paul Avenue, as are the stairs to Valley Fields. The northbound right lane is also closed, reducing traffic in that direction to a single lane for several months.
• Daytime pile-driving and demolition work are winding down, but will continue at reduced rates for the next several weeks, both south and east of campus.
• There will again be various night work on I-43 east of Carpenter Tower this week, Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15.
• Excavation, jet grouting and other construction activities will take place days and evenings west of Straz Tower this week.
• St. Paul Avenue between 5th and 13th streets will be closed overnight in both directions Monday, June 11, and Tuesday, June 12, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
• 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.
• Clybourn is closed between 2nd and 6th streets next week.
• Various lanes will be restricted on Canal Street between 6th and 13th streets each day this week. Local, limited access is available at either end.
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