- Celebrate Père Marquette birthday, Marquette history book
- Marquette awarded $80,000 graduate school grant
- Participants needed for Motion Analysis Lab study
- Carpenter Tower has new, temporary entrance
- Marquette Crew medals at Dad Vail Regatta
- Diverse cast to perform free play about dangers of drugs
- Take a summer spin at Helfaer Rec Center
- Haggerty Museum exhibit of Japanese prints ends June 17
- Spirit Shop holding clearance sale
- Be part of the Milwaukee Mass Portrait
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of May 28
1. Celebrate Père Marquette birthday, Marquette history book
Help celebrate the birthday of the university's namesake, Père Marquette, on Friday, June 1, in front of the Père Marquette sculpture on Central Mall. Complimentary lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. and will include brats, chips, beverages and birthday cake. A brief program will begin at noon. The rain location is the MU Annex Court, at 16th & Wells.
Dr. Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history, will participate in a book signing of his recently released Milwaukee’s Jesuit University: Marquette 1881-1981, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Raynor Library lobby. Copies of his book will be available for purchase for $33.80 (a 20-percent discount, including tax), by cash, check or charge.
The 125th Anniversary Committee, the Committee on Staff and the Committee on Administrators are sponsoring the event, which will be one of the final pieces of Marquette's anniversary celebration.
Just in time for the university's celebration of Père Marquette’s birthday, a painting depicting Father Marquette has been installed in Raynor Library. The 42-inch by 51-inch oil painting by Wilhelm Lamprecht, titled Father Marquette and the Indians, depicts Marquette preaching from his canoe on the Mississippi in 1673. The painting, on loan from the Haggerty Museum of Art, is now located on the approach to the Opus Bridge on Raynor Library's second level.
2. Marquette awarded $80,000 graduate school grant
A three-year, $80,000 grant from the Council of Graduate Schools will help Marquette University increase Ph.D. completion rates in 15 doctoral programs. Marquette is among 21 other universities that received similar grants, including Brown, Cornell, Duke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, Yale and others.
With funding from Pfizer Inc. and the Ford Foundation, the competitive grant was awarded to select universities that submitted proposals to CGS to participate in a national initiative to increase completion rates in doctoral programs.
With the more than $26,000 annually, Marquette will develop, implement and evaluate programs and activities in three key areas: improving the advising process; helping students establish self-discipline and structure; and developing a network for support. Participating programs at Marquette include biological sciences; biomedical engineering; chemistry; civil and environmental engineering; electrical and computer engineering; mathematics, statistics, and computer science; mechanical engineering; counseling psychology; educational policy and leadership; English; history; nursing; philosophy; clinical psychology; and religious studies.
3. Participants needed for Motion Analysis Lab study
Healthy individuals 18 to 40 years of age are needed for a research study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and conducted by Dr. Gerald Harris, professor of biomedical engineering at Marquette, and Dr. Xue-Cheng Liu of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Individuals interested in participating in the study, "Conservative vs Surgical Clubfoot Treatment,” will receive $25 and must meet participation criteria:
• Have no orthopaedic or neuromuscular impairment that affects the way their muscles work.
• Be able to attend a four-hour visit to the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
• Not be pregnant.
Most testing will take place during weekday business hours, but some evening and weekend times are available.
The study has been approved by Marquette's Institutional Review Board.
Contact the Motion Analysis Lab at 805-7456 by Tuesday, June 12, for more information.
4. Carpenter Tower has new, temporary entrance
Due to summer construction, the Carpenter Tower main entrance has temporarily relocated to 1040 W. Wisconsin Ave. The 716 N. 11 St. entrance is closed until sidewalks are completed later this summer.
5. Marquette Crew medals at Dad Vail Regatta
The Marquette Rowing Club medaled in two events in the championship Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, May 11-12. The Dad Vail Regatta is the largest collegiate regatta in the United States, with more than 100 colleges and universities from the United States and Canada.
Marquette Crew's Novice Women's 4+ (Amanda Baker, Laura Frericks, Kaitlin Krueger, Alle Leak and Rachel Stoll) coached by Julia Block, Arts '05, competed against 41 other competitors to win a bronze medal.
The Varsity Women's 4+ (Andie Dayne, Mary Kaleta, Kyra Leshinski, Diana Mitsche and Katie Scheidemantel) coached by Ruthy Blahnik, H Sci '02, placed sixth out of 51.
Two other Marquette Crew boats reached the semifinals — Lightweight Men's 4+ and the Varsity Heavyweight Men's 4+, both coached by Jim Peters, Arts '02.
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10. Be part of the Milwaukee Mass Portrait
Join Marquette students and colleagues in making Milwaukee history. Hundreds of Milwaukeeans will gather on Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m. at the Chimneys, on 35th Street below the 35th Street Viaduct. A mass portrait will be taken at Menomonee Valley Community Park to be reproduced as a postcard and distributed, free of charge, to the public.
The event also gives participants a chance to enjoy a sneak preview of Milwaukee’s newest park. The city is developing the 50-acre Menomonee Valley Community Park at the site of the former Milwaukee Road Shops. Some areas are already open to the public, including access to the Menomonee River for fishing and canoeing and the four miles of the Hank Aaron State Trail.
To register as a Marquette participant in the mass portrait, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 8-7491.
11. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of May 28
• Beginning today, May 29, several lanes will be restricted at the Fond du Lac/ McKinley on and off ramps due to finishing work. All entrances and exits will have at least one open lane at all times.
• Night and weekend demolition of the old portion of westbound I-794 continues behind the UMB Insurance building on Michigan Avenue, one block south of Straz Tower.
• Daytime pile-driving and demolition work will take place far south and east of the campus.
• Some day and evening excavating, jet grouting and other construction activities will take place west of Straz Tower. The contractor hasn’t yet determined a firm schedule.
• Eleventh Street between Wells and Wisconsin Avenue is a construction zone and is closed to pedestrians. For your safety, DO NOT walk through this area. DO NOT ignore the taped- or fenced-off portions! View the 11th Street Mall online for details on access to the buildings on 11th Street.
• Southbound Sixth Street between Canal and Clybourn will be closed Thursday, May 31, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning. Northbound will be closed Friday, June 1, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning.
• The south sidewalk on Wisconsin Avenue is closed between 10th and 12th 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 open June 8.
• Work is in progress on the relocated portion of 11th Street, south of Wisconsin Avenue. The new roadway will open by late June. The existing roadway will remain open to Lot J until the new roadway is complete.
• The Kilbourn Tunnel on ramp to northbound I-43 has reopened.
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