— May 14, 2007 —
- Marquette’s 126th Commencement this weekend
- Ushers and singers needed for Baccalaureate Mass
- Attend retirement reception for Jack Brooks tomorrow
- Diversity mural to be unveiled tomorrow
- Undergraduate assistantship in anaerobic biotechnology available
- Graduating seniors invited to Manresa afternoon of reflection
- Mitchell named Woman of Influence
- All parking lots open for Commencement weekend
- News Briefs begins weekly schedule next week
- Donate used books to support literacy education
- “This Week in History” series concludes this week
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of May 14
1. Marquette’s 126th Commencement this weekend
More than 1,500 undergraduate and 850 graduate and professional students, their families and friends will join members of Marquette's Board of Trustees, President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and other Marquette faculty and staff to celebrate Marquette's 126th annual Commencement on Sunday at the Bradley Center. The Baccalaureate Mass the day before, the Commencement ceremony, and the individual graduation programs for each college and school will cap a week of events dedicated to graduation.
Award-winning sports journalist Steve Rushin is the Commencement speaker and will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree. Three other individuals will also receive honorary degrees at the 2007 commencement — Dr. Louis Dupré, Rev. Leland Eugene Lubbers, S.J., Ph.D., and Vel Phillips.
2. Ushers and singers needed for Baccalaureate Mass
Ushers are desperately needed for Marquette’s Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 19, at U.S. Cellular Arena. The time commitment is from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Ann Mulgrew at 8-3694 by Thursday, May 17.
Male singers are also needed for the Mass. The time commitment is from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, with a mandatory rehearsal on Thursday, May 17, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Gesu Church. Contact Rachelle Kramer at 8-3695 by Wednesday, May 16.
3. Attend retirement reception for Jack Brooks tomorrow
The campus community is invited to the retirement reception for Dr. Jack Brooks, dean of the College of Health Sciences, tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15, from 10 a.m. until noon in the basement student lounge of Cramer Hall. Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and Provost Madeline Wake will speak as part of a brief program at 10:30 a.m.
4. Diversity mural to be unveiled tomorrow
“Milwaukee Circle of Life,” a mural celebrating diversity in and around the Milwaukee area, will be unveiled during an 11:30 a.m. ceremony Tuesday, May 15, outside the AMU ballroom.
The mural, part of an artist-in-residence, after-school program sponsored by the Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation, was created by 500 students from five area schools.
The giant artwork, measuring 20 feet by 5 feet, consists of separate murals created at each school and reflects the spiritual energy of all races. At the center is an artwork created by Native American students and modeled after the Native American Circle of Life. The mural will eventually be installed in the Lynch Lounge of the AMU.
Students involved in the project hail from the Hmong American Peace Academy, Indian Community School, Lloyd Street Global Education School, Poplar Creek Elementary School and St. Anthony’s School of Milwaukee. In addition to attending the unveiling ceremony, more than 300 students will tour campus and speak with university representatives.
5. Undergraduate assistantship in anaerobic biotechnology available
Marquette’s Water Quality Center is seeking an undergraduate chemistry, biology or engineering student to work from May to August 2007 on research pertaining to waste treatment and renewable energy.
The successful applicant must be a junior or senior and have at least a 3.0 grade-point average. Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter by Tuesday, May 15, to Dr. Daniel Zitomer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Olin Engineering Building, room 405, 8-5733.
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6. 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 on 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!)
7. Mitchell named Woman of Influence
Terri Mitchell, Marquette women’s basketball coach, is one of 22 individuals named 2007 Women of Influence by The Business Journal of Milwaukee.
Mitchell is being honored in the inspiration category for her work with student athletes and the Breakfasts with Terri she originated to provide an opportunity for community sharing and fellowship.
8. All parking lots open for Commencement weekend
All parking lots will be open (gates raised) and “free of charge” throughout Commencement weekend, beginning Friday afternoon, May 18, for the convenience of graduates, their families and friends.
9. News Briefs begins weekly schedule next week
Starting next week, Monday, May 21, the News Briefs e-newsletter will begin its once-a-week summer publication schedule. The deadline to submit articles for Monday publication remains at noon on Fridays. The Thursday edition will return at the beginning of fall semester.
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10. Donate used books to support literacy education
Support literacy education by contributing new or gently used books to the Raynor Memorial Libraries Book Drive for Literacy until Friday, May 18. Donations placed in the specially marked collection box near the Raynor Library Information Desk will be delivered to Literacy Services of Wisconsin.
For more information contact Molly Larkin at 8-7599.
11. “This Week in History” series concludes this week
In This Week in Marquette History, Joan of Arc is canonized by the pope, and Marquette’s new student senate holds its first meeting.
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.
This concludes “This Week in Marquette History.” It’s been a pleasure bringing the Marquette community this weekly lens on Marquette history.
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12. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of May 14
• The Kilbourn Tunnel on-ramp to northbound I-43 will be closed all day from May 16 to May 23. From 6th and Kilbourn, the best alternative is to take 6th Street four blocks north to McKinley, which will be posted at Kilbourn for Commencement traffic on Sunday, May 20. Another option is to go west and slightly north to get on at 10th and Highland. If leaving from the Marquette campus, the Highland ramp is the best route. Directions to and from campus and the Bradley Center are online.
• Sixth Street from Canal to Clybourn streets will close today, Monday, May 14, at 8 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15.
• The second phase of the I-43 traffic shift will occur tonight, Monday, May 14. This will move northbound traffic to the right (east) half of the newly paved northbound lanes of I-43, beginning at the north end of the Valley High Rise Bridge. The third and final step in the process will take place in a week or two. At that time a crossover will be constructed at Wells Street and traffic in the southbound roadway of I-43 will move to the west half of the northbound roadway. This will eliminate all traffic on southbound I-43 from just north of the interchange to the south limits of the project, allowing the contractor to demolish and reconstruct that portion of the interchange to the new alignment, as well as a new on-ramp to southbound I-43/94 from 11th and Wisconsin Avenue.
• Night and weekend demolition of the old portion of westbound I-794 will begin on Friday, May 18. Work will continue for several weeks on weekends and overnight only. This is the portion of freeway behind the UMB Insurance building on Michigan Avenue, one block south of Straz Tower.
• Landscaping of the western and northern portions of the interchange project will begin soon. This work will include the planting of trees along the south side of Clybourn between 17th and 25th streets. Trees will also be planted on Fond du Lac Avenue east and west of I-43, and on the east side of 11th Street, from Wells Street north.
• The fencing on the Wells Street and Wisconsin Avenue bridges will be removed and repaired in sections.
• The south sidewalk on Wisconsin Avenue is closed between 10th and 11th streets due to work on the relocation of 11th Street, south of Wisconsin Avenue. Please use the north sidewalk.
• Work on 10th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Michigan Street is in progress. The new roadway will be opened next month, improving traffic circulation within the campus and allowing the contractor to close Tory Hill for future demolition and bridge reconstruction.
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