— August 13, 2007—

Contents

  1. Campus community invited to opening liturgy
  2. Feast of the Assumption is Wednesday
  3. Deadline to volunteer for Arrival Day is Wednesday
  4. Graduate School of Management holding information sessions
  5. D2L upgrade addresses known issues
  6. Brew Bayou closed Wednesday
  7. Public Safety and IT Services are updating door access
  8. Read Kozol’s book in preparation for author’s visit
  9. Wisconsin Rep. Charles Kersten papers now available online
  10. Help celebrate 30th anniversary of Brigg’s & Al’s Run
  11. Haggerty Museum hosting exhibition of Louise Bourgeois’ prints
  12. Historical society exhibit of Marquette history ends Aug. 25
  13. News Briefs begins semi-weekly schedule next week
  14. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Aug. 13

1. Campus community invited to opening liturgy

The opening liturgy of the academic year, the Mass of the Holy Spirit, will be celebrated on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 4 p.m. at Gesu Church. Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., president of Marquette, will preside. A picnic will immediately follow at the AMU West Towne Square from 5 to 7 p.m.

The celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit is a tradition in Jesuit colleges and universities that dates back to Sicily in 1548.

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2. Feast of the Assumption is Wednesday

University Ministry will celebrate Mass for the Feast of the Assumption at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the Chapel of the Holy Family. The liturgy is expected to last about 35 minutes for attendees to be able to attend during their lunch break.

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3. Deadline to volunteer for Arrival Day is Wednesday

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.

4. Graduate School of Management holding information sessions

The Graduate School of Management will hold information sessions covering curriculum, admissions requirements, application process, etc. in September and November. All sessions, except for Nov. 7, will start with a 5:30 p.m. reception followed by the 6 p.m. presentation. Sessions are:

Monday, Sept. 17, Waukesha MBA Program, at MRA, The Management Association, N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha

Tuesday, Sept. 18, On-campus MBA and MS Program, at the College of Business Administration Executive Center

Wednesday, Sept 19, Executive MBA Program, at the College of Business Administration Executive Center

Monday, Nov. 5, Executive MBA Program, College of Business Administration Executive Center

Wednesday, Nov. 7, On-campus MBA and MS Program, at the College of Business Administration Executive Center (reception at 5 p.m. and presentation 5:30 p.m.)

Thursday, Nov. 8, Waukesha MBA Program, at MRA, The Management Association, N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha

To RSVP or for more information call 8-7145 or e-mail.

5. D2L upgrade addresses known issues

IT Services will upgrade the D2L course management system from 8.1.1 to 8.1.3 of the application on Aug. 13 and 14. Several known issues have been addressed in this upgrade. For more information about D2L, go online.

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6. Brew Bayou closed Wednesday

The Brew Bayou will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 15, for renovations. Einstein Bagel Bros. in Marquette Place will be open at 8 a.m. and throughout the day for coffee, bagels and pastries.

7. Public Safety and IT Services are updating door access

On Wednesday, Aug. 15, Public Safety and IT Services will perform a general update of ID card access. If you encounter a door access problem, please contact the Card Office at 8-2273 or Public Safety at 8-6800.

8. Read Kozol’s book in preparation for author’s visit

In preparation for a visit from author Jonathan Kozol, the campus community is encouraged to read his best-selling book The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America. Kozol will speak at Marquette on Monday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. A reception and book-signing in the Lynch Lounge will follow the talk.

Interested readers are also invited to a book discussion at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Lower Raynor Conference room.  

His appearance at Marquette is sponsored by the Manresa Project.

9. Wisconsin Rep. Charles Kersten papers now available online

The papers of U.S. Rep. Charles Kersten,who represented the 5th District of Wisconsin from 1947 to 1948 and 1951 to 1954, have recently been processed by Raynor Memorial Library archival staff and are now available online. A checklist of Marquette's political collections may also be viewed online

10. Help celebrate 30th anniversary of Brigg’s & Al’s Run

Join the Marquette community and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in celebrating the 30th Annual Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk on Saturday, Sept. 15. Register online to be part of the Marquette University team or other MU teams. Enter “MU” to search for all university teams; the password for the general MU team is “murahrah.” For more information, stop by the Event Management Office, AMU 245.
 
To volunteer before, during or after the race contact Ali Myszewski at 8-3129.

The event was founded by former Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire andhas raised more than $7 million for the hospital to fund medical care, research and education.

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11. Haggerty Museum hosting exhibition of Louise Bourgeois’ prints

The Haggerty Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition of recent prints by the innovative French-born artist Louise Bourgeois until Sept. 30. “Louise Bourgeois, Recent Projects” features two limited-edition series in a minimalist style shown together for the first time: “Fugue,” a portfolio of 19 screenprints with lithography created in 2003, and a suite of untitled screenprints on vintage fabric from 2002.

Bourgeois has been creating art for more than eight decades in all media and continues to produce new works. A video excerpt in which Bourgeois expresses the psychological and familial motivations behind her art is shown continuously throughout the exhibition.

12. Historical society exhibit of Marquette history ends Aug. 25

The Milwaukee Historical Society exhibit honoring the 125th anniversary of Marquette University will conclude on Saturday, Aug. 25. The exhibit, at 910 N. Old World 3rd St., features “Marquette University: 125 Years of Faith and Learning in Action.” 

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13. News Briefs begins semi-weekly schedule next week

Beginning next week, Monday, Aug. 20, the News Briefs e-newsletter will resume its twice-a-week publication schedule. The Thursday edition will return Aug. 23. The deadline to submit articles remains at noon on Friday for Monday publication and noon Wednesday for Thursday publication.

14. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Aug. 13

•  This will be a landmark week in the Interchange project for the university. The 11th Street "wiggle" and mall will both open this week, just in time for move-in and the start of school. The new pedestrian crossings at 11th and Wisconsin will have countdown times. Landscaping at the intersection will come later, following the installation of a watering system.
 
•  There will be one lane closed at 11th Street and westbound Wisconsin Avenue. This lane will eventually lead to south bound I-43/eastbound I-94. The bridge for this ramp is under construction and will be finished later this fall. However, it is not expected to open until later next year.
 
•  Wisconsin Avenue between 8th and 10th Streets will also fully open. The north roadway should have final pavement, but the south roadway will not have final pavement until later this fall
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•  Night demolition will take place this weekend, south of 11th and Clybourn. Night deck pours will occur east of Straz Tower on Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 14 and 16.

•  Tory Hill/Clybourn is partially open with a single westbound lane open from 10th to 16th Streets. The eastbound roadway is still closed from 10th to 16th.
 
•  Wisconsin Avenue is restricted to a single eastbound lane between 19th and 20th Streets. Westbound traffic between 4th and 10th Streets has temporarily moved into the eastbound roadway.

•  There will be various sidewalk closures on the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge due to fence repairs. One side of the bridge will be open at all times. Please obey the signs!


News Briefs is published Mondays and Thursdays, except in summer when only the Monday edition is published, and as news warrants by the Office of Marketing and Communication for Marquette faculty and staff. The deadline for the Monday edition is noon Friday. The deadline for the Thursday edition is noon Wednesday.

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