— May 3, 2007—
- Raynor Memorial Library extends hours for exams
- Drug abuse and brain function to be discussed
- Who is the most interesting May graduate you know of?
- Retirement reception for Dr. Lauren Leslie is May 18
- Terri Mitchell to speak at Favre Forum
- “McGuire” star Cotter Smith holds benefit play for Dublin Project
- Enjoy Polynesian songs and dances at luau
- Forest Buchtel, Jr. highlights Woody Herman Concert
- Walk a mile to prevent gender violence
- Add some dessert to your studies
- Spend Cinco de Mayo with “The Naturals”
1. Raynor Memorial Library extends hours for exams
In addition to the regular 24-hour schedule for the 1st floor of Raynor Library, the second floor, the Bridge and Lower Level will remain open until 2 a.m. from Friday, May 4, through Thursday, May 10. Twenty-four-hour access ends on May 11. For Senior Week, interim and summer hours, see posted hours online.
2. Drug abuse and brain function to be discussed
The Integrative Neuroscience Center will host Dr. Alan Bloom, professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, for his presentation "Studies on the Effects of Drug Abuse on Human Brain Function.” The lecture will be held Tuesday, May 8, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 495.
Call Cathy Morrell at 8-7329 for more information.
3. Who is the most interesting May graduate you know of?
The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about graduates this May who overcame substantial obstacles in getting their degree, graduates who will be doing something unusual after graduation, a student with straight A’s, or anything else of interest. E-mail with your ideas.
4. Retirement reception for Dr. Lauren Leslie is May 18
Join the School of Education for a reception honoring Dr. Lauren Leslie, professor of education and director of the Hartman Literacy and Learning Center, as she retires after 33 years of dedicated service to Marquette University. The reception is scheduled for 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18, in the Henke Lounge/Lunda Room, AMU, with a short program beginning at 4:15 p.m.
RSVP by Friday, May 11, to Carol Stachewicz, 8-7376.
5. Terri Mitchell to speak at Favre Forum
Head Women’s Basketball Coach Terri Mitchell will discuss spirituality and the impact it has had on her coaching philosophy during the Peter Favre Forum Wednesday, May 16, at The University Club, 924 E. Wells St. Mitchell, the 2007 Big East Coach of the Year, will discuss the role faith has played in her personal and professional life and outline her work with players in creating foundations for success in sports and in the classroom.
“Spirituality and Coaching: Lessons from the Bench for Today’s Leaders” will begin at 7:30 a.m. Cost of the program, which includes breakfast, is $25. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (414) 747-6443, or by e-mail.
During Mitchell’s tenure as head coach, Marquette has graduated every player who has stayed for all four years of academics and athletics. Mitchell is active in the community and charitable events. Since 2006 she has hosted “Breakfast with Terri,” a series of motivational breakfasts for area businesswomen.
The Peter Favre Forum was created to help Catholic professionals integrate work, faith and family. Named after a 16th century companion of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the forum serves as a targeted resource for a group whose schedules may restrict participation in other opportunities for Catholic spiritual formation and religious education.
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6. “McGuire” star Cotter Smith holds benefit play for Dublin Project
Tickets to the final performance of The Cornerstone Theatre’s Long Day’s Journey into Night will benefit The Dublin Project, an intensive student workshop abroad with Patrick Sutton, artistic director of Ireland’s premier drama school, the Gaiety School of Acting.
The performance will be held Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at the Brumder Mansion, 3046 W. Wisconsin Ave. Actor Cotter Smith, who portrays the legendary Al McGuire in the namesake play written by CBS sportscaster Dick Enberg, will perform the legendary role of Tyrone in the Eugene O’Neill classic that has been billed as “an unflinching examination of the dysfunction of one loving but tragic family.”
Tickets are a minimum tax-deductible donation of $30. For reservations and information, please contact the Helfaer Theatre box office at 8-7504.
7. Enjoy Polynesian songs and dances at luau
The first 100 people to attend the Cultural Show/Luau on Saturday, May 5, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, will receive a lei. The show features Polynesian and Filipino dances and songs, all in the form of a play.
E-mail for more information.
The program is sponsored by the Pacific Islands Student Organization and the Bayanihan Student Organization.
8. Forest Buchtel, Jr. highlights Woody Herman Concert
The 8th Annual Woody Herman Concert, on Sunday, May 6, will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. This free concert features the Marquette Jazz Ensemble, the Original Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra, the UWM Youth Jazz Ensembles I & II, and Forest Buchtel, Jr., a trumpet player who has toured with Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Teo Macero, Gunther Schuller, Blood Sweat and Tears, Malo and Jaco Pastorius.
For more information, contact The Office of Student Development, 8-7502
9. Walk a mile to prevent gender violence
Marquette men and women are invited to increase awareness about sexual and gender violence by participating in “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” on Sunday, May 6. Bring donations of women’s shoes — sizes 10 and up — to the event at UW-Milwaukee to help the male walkers truly experience what it means to “walk a mile in her shoes.” Registration will take place at the UWM union. More than 250 participants are expected.
For the event, local corporations, foundations, businesses and individuals will create teams of male walkers who will be challenged to walk in women’s shoes.
For more information, contact Bridgette Hensley in the Counseling Center at 8-7172.
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10. Add some dessert to your studies
All students are invited to take a break from their studies at the Ethnic Alumni Association’s study break on Monday, May 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in AMU 313. Enjoy free ice cream and sweet treats with fellow students and alumni.
Contact Alumni Relations at 8-7439 for more information.
11. Spend Cinco de Mayo with “The Naturals”
Take a break from studying with “The Naturals,” Marquette's men's a cappella group, who will perform a free concert on Saturday, May 5, at the Varsity Theatre. The hour-long concert will start at 7 p.m. featuring hit songs from several decades, including the 80s.
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