— November 19, 2007 —
- Business Plan Competition accepting entries
- Truman Scholarships available for public service careers
- Tell us about interesting December graduates
- News Briefs newsletter takes Thanksgiving break
- Thanksgiving weekend hours for the Help Desk
- Shuttles available for Amtrak and Greyhound/Megabus
- Items collected for troops in Iraq
- Cancer fund-raising gala tickets on sale
- Help coordinate Marquette’s biggest service project
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Nov. 19
1. Business Plan Competition accepting entries
The Marquette University Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship is now accepting submissions for the 2008 Business Plan Competition. Faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit new business proposals to compete for prizes. Only one member of each team needs to be affiliated with Marquette.
The submission deadline is Monday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. An information session will be held Monday, Nov. 26, at 6 p.m. in Straz Hall 265.
Participants in the competition will learn about developing a successful business plan and have the opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs from the Marquette community. Plans that are chosen as semi-finalists will receive advising from Milwaukee entrepreneurs and angel investors in preparation for the Governor’s Business Plan Competition.
The registration fee is $25 for undergraduate teams and $50 for all other teams. More information is available online.
2. Truman Scholarships available for public service careers
Full-time juniors who are in the upper quarter of their class and committed to a career in public service are eligible to apply for Truman Scholarships for graduate study. Public service is defined as employment in government at any level, uniformed services, public-interest organizations, non-governmental research and educational organizations, public and private schools and non-profit organizations whose primary purpose is to help the needy or disadvantaged or to protect the environment. This includes law school if in preparation for a public service career.
Each year the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards approximately 75 $30,000 Truman Scholarships. The foundation seeks future “change agents” who aspire to leadership positions in federal, state or local governments or in the non-profit and education sectors where they can influence public policies and change public programs.
The application deadline for the Marquette competition is Nov. 26, 2007.
For more information or an application, contact Dr. McGee Young, assistant professor of political science and Truman Scholarship faculty representative, at 8-3296.
3. Tell us about interesting December graduates
The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about December 2007 graduates 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. News Briefs newsletter takes Thanksgiving break
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, News Briefs will not be distributed Thursday, Nov. 22. It will resume Monday, Nov. 26.
5. Thanksgiving weekend hours for the Help Desk
The Help Desk will be open Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed from Thursday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 25. It will resume normal hours Monday, Nov. 26.
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6. Shuttles available for Amtrak and Greyhound/Megabus
Student Safety Programs will provide shuttles from Parking Structure 1 to the Amtrak and Greyhound/Megabus stations for Thanksgiving break. Hourly shuttles (based on staffing availability) will run Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25, during LIMO hours, 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. Contact SSP 8-6363 to request a pick-up.
7. Items collected for troops in Iraq
Delta Chi fraternity will collect common items like floss, shaving cream, deodorant, beef jerky, canned pasta, DVDs and magazines for "Operation: Wish List" for troops serving in Iraq. Cash donations will also be accepted and used to purchase additional items. Donations will be collected Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the AMU. All items donated will be sent to members of the 101st Airborne stationed in Baghdad.
A Marquette University banner, which will be sent to the troops to show support and appreciation, can also be signed.
For more information, contact Ernest Echols.
8. Cancer fund-raising gala tickets on sale
Colleges Against Cancer will sell tickets for its fund-raising gala Tuesday, Nov. 20, and the week of Monday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in AMU outside the Brew Bayou.
The gala will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the 2040 Lofts. The tickets are $5 if purchased prior to the event or $6 at the door. The gala is a formal dance open to everyone, including non-Marquette students. The proceeds go to the Relay For Life fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society.
For more information, contact Mandi Vargo.
9. Help coordinate Marquette’s biggest service project
The Hunger Clean-up coordinating team is looking for motivated committee members to help plan Marquette's Hunger Clean-Up, April 19, 2008. Applications are available online.
Hunger Clean-Up is Marquette's largest annual one-day service project, drawing more than 1,500 volunteers and raising more than $20,000 for local service agencies annually. Committee members plan the one-day event, as well as additional events that advocate for hunger and homelessness issues and fund-raising events.
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10. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Nov. 19
• It will be a light couple of weeks for construction activities due to the Thanksgiving holiday and deer hunting.
• The Tory Hill pedestrian route and pedestrian access across Clybourn at 13th Street are closed since they are in active work zones and unsafe for pedestrians.
• The remodeled Milwaukee Intermodal Station at 5th and St. Paul will officially open Nov. 26. The exit ramps from eastbound I-794 to W. James Lovell St. and W. St. Paul Ave. are now open to traffic. This exit takes traffic east and west on St. Paul, north on Lovell and southbound to 6th Street access.
• By Thanksgiving, all of the bridge beams should be in place over Tory Hill. There will be eight segments of the Interchange crossing Tory Hill between 10th and 11th streets — six over, one under and one at-grade.
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