— March 12, 2007—
- NCAA Tournament activities feature tonight’s selection night
- Oliver Smith lecture to cover infectious disease and climate
- Heartland-Delta V Conference deadline on Wednesday
- BusinessWeek ranks Marquette’s business school in top 50
- Peacemaking initiative underway
- Justice Geske honored by U.S. Postal Service
- Dr. Esther Hudgins to be memorialized on Saturday
- Arctic explorer to visit campus
- Faber Center to address questions about the spiritual life
- TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
- Sign up for Easy Pass
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of March 12
1. NCAA Tournament activities feature tonight’s selection night
Join Big East Coach of the Year Terri Mitchell and the nationally ranked women's basketball team for a “Selection Monday” party today, March 12, at 6:45 p.m. at the Annex. Watch ESPN HD live with the team and coaching staff as they await their bid to the 2007 NCAA Tournament. Free refreshments will be provided.
The Annex will open daily at 11 a.m. throughout the NCAA Tournament for all games. The men’s team will play on Thursday, March 15, at 6:20 p.m. against Michigan State.
The Spirit Shop will also hold Blue & Gold Day on Thursday — show an MU ID when buying a MU NCAA Tournament T-shirt and get a second MU NCAA Tournament T-shirt for 50 percent off. View the shirts online, but the special is valid on in-store purchases only and cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.
2. Oliver Smith lecture to cover infectious disease and climate
The Department of Biological Sciences will host the Oliver H. Smith Memorial Lecture, "Infectious Disease, Climate, and Human Health: The Cholera Paradigm," on Friday, March 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wehr Life Sciences Building, Room 111. The seminar will be presented by Dr. Rita Colwell, president of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, and hosted by Dr. James S. Maki, associate professor of biological sciences at Marquette.
3. Heartland-Delta V Conference deadline on Wednesday
The deadline to attend the 2007 Heartland Delta V Conference is this Wednesday, March 14.
John Carroll University will host the conference, “Learning from Each Other: Companions in Mission,” from May 29 to June 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. Fifty delegates will represent Marquette at the conference. Full-time faculty, staff and administration who want to renew their enthusiasm and deepen their understanding of the Ignatian tradition are encouraged to apply.
The Heartland-Delta conference will focus on three topics: Our Common Ground, Our Common Challenge, a reflection on Jesuit higher education in the 21st century; Our Ignatian Roots: A Family Affair, with Marquette’s Janine Geske reflecting on her perceptions of Jesuit higher education through the phases of her life; and Our Incomplete Endeavor, Our Inspired Resolve.
Delegates will be required to attend two pre-conference meetings, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on March 28 and April 25, and a post-conference meeting in September.
The entire cost of the conference, including travel, meals and registration, will be assumed by the office of President Robert A. Wild, S.J.
Application forms are available online and are due to the Office of Mission and Identity, O’Hara Hall 102. Call 8-1881 or 8-7837 for more information.
4. BusinessWeek ranks Marquette’s business school in top 50
For the second time in as many years, Marquette’s College of Business Administration placed among the top 50 in BusinessWeek’s “Best Undergrad B-Schools” issue. The magazine cited the college’s “focus on ethical and moral reasoning,” as well as its alumni mentoring program.
To identify the best business programs, BusinessWeek used five measures, including a survey of nearly 80,000 business majors at top schools and a poll of undergraduate recruiters.
The list is available in the March 19 issue of BusinessWeek.
5. Peacemaking initiative underway
Interested in Peacemaking? Wanting to join others in developing the “tough mind and tender heart” that is necessary to explore the power of nonviolence? Then save the date Wednesday, March 21, after spring break.
Marquette has a grant to explore a center for peacemaking for the university. Faculty, administrators, students, alumni, staff – your input and feedback are needed. Pray-ers and actors, writers and researchers, doers and dreamers – we need your talents.
Attend one of three meetings on Wednesday, March 21, co-sponsored by the Manresa Project and the Marquette University Jesuit Community:
noon to 1 p.m., AMU 305, with soup
4 to 5 p.m., AMU 313, with dessert
8:15 to 9:15 p.m., Jesuit Residence, with pizza
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6. Justice Geske honored by U.S. Postal Service
Justice Janine P. Geske, distinguished professor of law, will be honored as a recipient of the 2007 “Women Putting their Stamp on Metro Milwaukee” award from the United States Postal Service on Friday, March 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the Midwest Airlines Center.
Geske is one of 28 women from the Milwaukee area whom the postal service is recognizing for outstanding achievements to celebrate Women’s History Month. Selections were made by the postal service following nominations submitted by community members for women who have made a positive impact on the community.
7. Dr. Esther Hudgins to be memorialized on Saturday
A memorial service for Dr. Esther Hudgins, associate professor of German, emerita, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, in the Chapel of the Holy Family in the AMU. A reception will follow.
Hudgins, who passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, was a member of the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures faculty from 1969 to 1996. She received the Marquette University Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 1982. In her honor, nearly 200 alumni of the Language Center in Germany gathered at Marquette in 1996 to celebrate her career and establish the Dr. Esther L. Hudgins Scholarship Fund for Marquette students of German, which is awarded annually.
Friends of Dr. Hudgins may share their memories online.
8. Arctic explorer to visit campus
Eric Larsen, a man who has been exploring the world his whole life, will share his adventures with the Marquette community on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.
Larsen, a dog musher, white-water canoe guide, back-country ranger, competitive cyclist and educator, has explored northern Minnesota, the American West, Alaska and the Arctic. In May 2005 Larsen and a companion attempted the first-ever Arctic Ocean crossing in summer.
The event is free and sponsored by MUSG and the Student Environmental Action Coalition.
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9. Faber Center to address questions about the spiritual life
The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality will present four sessions with spiritual directors on “Questions About the Spiritual Life,” in AMU Room 305, from noon to 1 p.m.:
March 20, Rev. J.J. O’Leary, S.J., “What does it mean to have a relationship with God?”
March 22, Sister Dawn Capilupo, O.F.M., “How do images of God affect us?”
March 27, Rev. Simon Harak, S.J., “What does Freedom have to do with it?”
March 29, Michael Hogan, “What does it mean to have experiences of God and to find God in all things?”
Salad lunch will be provided.
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10. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
TIAA-CREF consultants will be available for one-on-one financial counseling sessions on Tuesday, March 21, Wednesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU 230. Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.
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11. 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 April, May and June.
Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. before Friday, March 16. Those who wish to drop must also do so in Union Station by March 16.
12. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, engineering students and faculty enjoyed a special night out, and the university set a new record.
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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13. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of March 12
1) Beginning Wednesday morning, March 14, Michigan/ Tory Hill/ Clybourn will be restricted to a single westbound lane between 8th and 13th streets until May. Eastbound traffic will be allowed for local university traffic only from 16th to 13th streets. Those who may use Lot R behind Straz Tower will be able to exit to the east or west. This eight-week closure results from the contractor packaging several pieces of work together, which would otherwise require frequent closures over an even longer period of time. The work will include foundations, footings, abutments, retaining walls, pile driving, sheet driving, drilling, excavation and increased construction vehicle traffic. Other restrictions include:
• No pedestrian access on Tory Hill between 10th and 11th Streets.
• No left turns from 11th Street onto Tory Hill. Those exiting Lot J who wish to go east will have to first go to 16th Street and then north to Wisconsin or south on the Viaduct to St. Paul or Canal.
• Temporary loss of some parking spaces on Clybourn, west of 11th Street.
• Possible back-ups during peak traffic on Michigan, east of 10th Street.
2) Daytime work increases on Tory Hill, including excavation, pile driving, drilling, and construction traffic.
3) Night column removal will occur from Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16, at 10th and St. Paul.
4) Daytime pile driving will take place south and east of 9th and Michigan, and further east on the new westbound I-794.
5) Night demolition continues south of 10th and Tory Hill from Monday, March 12, to Friday, March 16, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following mornings.
6) Daytime demolition work continues from Monday, March 12, through Friday March 16, at 13th Street, south of Clybourn and on the High Rise Bridge over the Menomonee River Valley.
7) St. Paul Avenue between 5th and 13th streets will be closed overnight, from Monday, March 12, to Friday, March 16, to through-traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Local access will be allowed from the east and west up to where I-43/94 crosses St. Paul Avenue.
8) The connector ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound I-43 will continue to be closed from Monday, March 12, through Friday, March 16, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following mornings. These ramp closures continue to move forward and are now anticipated to last for at least one more week after this schedule.
9) I-794 Westbound will be closed at Milwaukee St. on Wednesday, March 14, from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. Eastbound I-794 will be closed at southbound I-43/94 on Thursday, March 15, from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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