— March 12, 2007—
- NCAA Tournament activities feature tonight’s selection night
- Oliver Smith lecture to cover infectious disease and climate
- BusinessWeek ranks Marquette’s business school in top 50
- Peacemaking initiative underway
- Arctic explorer to visit campus
- Registration open for Marquette Experience Retreat
- Volleyball team holding open tryouts
- 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. 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.
4. 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
5. 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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6. Registration open for Marquette Experience Retreat
Registration for the Marquette Experience Retreat, from March 30 to April 1 at St. Vincent Pallotti Retreat Center, Elkhorn, ends March 20 or when the retreat is full.
The retreat focuses on Marquette's perspective on the Ignatian Ideals, which shape mission and identity on this campus. The retreat includes student witness talks, personal reflection, small group discussions and large group activities.
The $45 cost covers the retreat, transportation and food. Sign up online or in University Ministry, which is coordinating the retreat.
7. Volleyball team holding open tryouts
Female students interested in trying out for the 2007 volleyball squad are encouraged to attend open tryouts on Monday, March 19, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center. For more information and to register, contact Assistant Coach Raftyn Birath at 8-6094.
8. 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.
9. 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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