— May 10, 2007 —
- Update personal contact information in university records
- Undergraduate assistantship in anaerobic biotechnology available
- Graduating seniors invited to Manresa afternoon of reflection
- Rare Jesuit books donated to the Marquette libraries
- RSVP for Dr. Leslie retirement reception by tomorrow
- Senior Week tickets and T-shirts available
- Summer parking permits available on-line
- Public Safety honors some of its own
- Haggerty to host Wisconsin Artists Biennial 2007 exhibition
1. Update personal contact information in university records
Before embarking on their summer plans, all students are strongly encouraged to update their personal contact information, including cell phone numbers, on the university CheckMarq system. The Office of the Registrar Web site provides explicit instructions for accessing Student Self-Service through CheckMarq.
Log on to CheckMarq and scroll to the “Personal Information” section on the lower left side. Students can indicate their campus, home or cell phone number as their preferred number.
The information found in CheckMarq is the official database used by university staff to contact students for university business or emergencies. It would be most helpful for students to add their cell phone information to the system.
2. Undergraduate assistantship in anaerobic biotechnology available
Marquette’s Water Quality Center is seeking undergraduate chemistry, biology or engineering students to work from May to August 2007 on research pertaining to waste treatment and renewable energy. The laboratory specializes in anaerobic biotechnology in which specific microorganisms are used in the absence of oxygen to break down waste or other material and produce biogas. The biogas contains methane that is used as a renewable fuel that does not increase greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere.
The successful applicants must be juniors or seniors and have at least a 3.0 grade-point average. Compensation will be based on experience. Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter by May 15 to Dr. Daniel Zitomer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Olin Engineering Building, room 405, 8-5733.
3. Graduating seniors invited to Manresa afternoon of reflection
Marquette seniors are invited to join Dr. Susan Mountin, director of the Manresa Project, for an afternoon reflection of their Marquette experience. Meet at the east side of the AMU on Thursday, May 17, at 2 p.m. for this two-hour event.
Attendees can enjoy the beauty of the lakefront, take a short paddleboat ride and reflect upon their life at Marquette before taking the next step in their life journey.
Contact the Manresa Project at 8-0263 for more information. (Rain site: AMU 252 — obviously no paddleboat ride!)
4. Rare Jesuit books donated to the Marquette libraries
Marquette libraries have received a significant donation of rare Jesuit works from the 16th and 17th centuries from an anonymous donor.
The gifts, including a rare 1596 edition of Historia Iesuitici Ordinis, form one of the largest collections of rare books donated to the Marquette Libraries by an individual donor. The additions to the libraries' rare book collection will join over 30 previous gifts from the same donor.
A description of the rare book collection may be found on Special Collections' Web site, along with descriptions of other recent gifts and an online exhibit of special incunabula (pre-1500) holdings.
5. RSVP for Dr. Leslie retirement reception by tomorrow
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.
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6. Senior Week tickets and T-shirts available
All remaining tickets for Senior Week activities will be sold at the Union Sports Annex on Monday, May 14, from 8 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are for Comedy Sportz on May 15 ($15), Senior Ball on May 16 ($35), Moonlit Boat Cruise on May 18 ($20), and Family Brunch and Moonlit Boat Cruise on May 19 ($10).
7. Summer parking permits available on-line
Students are able to purchase a summer parking permit on-line for the first module or both modules. More information on summer parking, including rates and lots, etc., is available on the Parking Services homepage.
8. Public Safety honors some of its own
The Department of Public Safety honored employees and students at an awards ceremony last week.
Captain Paul Jablonski received the John J. McGinnis Professionalism Award posthumously. Public Safety Director Larry Rickard cited Jablonski’s many contributions to the department, including technological updates and the development of the Avenues West substation and the Command Information Center that will be put in place this summer.
The Student Safety Program Employee of the Year is Christina Leinartas, a student in the College of Business Administration who has worked for SSP for two years. She “motivates and encourages by her example,” Rickard said.
Among the 10 individuals who received Citizen Merit Awards for their roles in assisting Public Safety were eight students: Leinartas, Rita Deering, Benjamin Fox, Joseph Kohut, Anthony McGowan, John Modrzynski, Dan Muething and Russ Twiehaus. Also recognized were two employees, Andrew Cleary from Student Affairs and Chuck Willer from Facilities Services.
Public Safety Merit Awards were presented to: Lt. Brian Joschko; Sgts. Chris Burton, Billy Fyfe and Ken Simms; Public Safety Officers Theo Coney, Joy DeCristoforo, Rob Ewanio, Scott Metz, Jim Riccaboni, Franz Schaller, Joe Secanky, Carrie Spalding, Drew Tegen and Bridget Ziliak; Communication Officer Jodie Scordo; and University Services Officer Brad Ilk.
9. Haggerty to host 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.
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