— August 18, 2008 —
- New student services building to be named in honor of the Zilbers
- 18th annual Welcome Back Picnic is Sunday
- Deadline for Arrival Day volunteers is today
- Fall 2008 classroom assignments posted in CheckMarq
- Adjust parking for convenience of students moving in
- Campus Directory listings need updates
- Patio grille has closed
- Expanded dining plan available to employees
- Haggerty Museum holding Lunchtime Learning sessions
- Monitor Marquette media coverage through News Clips
- Artist Brian Joseph to show his work and speak about his vocation
- Take shelter during severe weather
- FUEL event offering exclusive access to new Harley museum
- Marquette Interchange ribbon-cutting ceremony is tomorrow
1. New student services building to be named in honor of the Zilbers
The new student services and administrative offices building will be named in honor of Joseph Zilber, Bus Ad ’39 and Law ’41, and his wife, Vera, Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., announced Aug. 12 at the annual President’s Picnic.
“The Zilbers have been extraordinarily generous not only to Marquette but also to our Milwaukee community, and this is a nice way to thank them for all that,” said Father Wild. Last August Joseph Zilber committed $50 million to charities, organizations and institutions in Milwaukee, including a $30 million gift to the Law School.
The new building, on the site of the former 1212 Building, will combine key student services — the offices of Undergraduate Admissions, the Bursar, Registrar and Student Financial Aid — into one centralized location for students. The offices of Administration, General Counsel, Marketing and Communication, Mission and Identity, University Advancement and the offices of the president, senior vice president and provost will also be housed in the new building.
Construction will begin in September 2008, with full occupancy scheduled for January 2010.
2. 18th annual Welcome Back Picnic is Sunday
The Marquette community will celebrate the beginning of the academic year at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. at Gesu Church. The 18th annual All-University Welcome Back Picnic will follow at the Alumni Memorial Union and Westowne Square from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will take place rain or shine. Casual dress is appropriate. No RSVP is needed.
For more information or for special needs, call University Special Events at 8-7431.
3. Deadline for Arrival Day volunteers is today
The Office of Residence Life is seeking volunteers to help welcome new students to campus on Arrival Day for freshmen, Aug. 20. Volunteers can serve as greeters, assist with administrative tasks or help students move into their rooms. There is no minimum time commitment.
Contact Rick Arcuri, associate dean for administration, Office of Residence Life, at 8-7208 by today, Aug. 18.
4. Fall 2008 classroom assignments posted in CheckMarq
Access CheckMarq for the most up-to-date fall 2008 course classroom assignments. Contact Marie Hegerty or Jason Taylor, Office of the Registrar, if unable to locate where a course is meeting.
Once assigned, courses may not be moved without approval from the Office of the Registrar. Fill out the SOC Classroom Change Form to have a classroom assignment changed.
5. Adjust parking for convenience of students moving in
As the Marquette community welcomes students for the 2008-09 academic year, employees are asked to adjust their parking locations for the convenience of students moving in:
Wednesday, Aug. 20, Structure 1 parkers should relocate to levels four, five or six.
Wednesday, Aug. 20, Lot D, F, R, RR and Structure 2 parkers should relocate to levels four, five, six or seven of the Wells Street Structure.
Friday, Aug. 22, Lot D, F, R, RR and Structure 2 parkers should use the top four levels of Structure 2.
Lot S parkers behind the School of Dentistry are reminded that their lot will be used for overflow parking, and the lot will likely be more congested.
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6. Campus Directory listings need updates
To ensure accurate information in the 2008-09 Campus Directory, full-time
faculty, administrators and staff should verify their listings online by searching for their name. All corrections are due by noon, Tuesday, Sept. 2.
If the entry is not accurate or not listed, click the "Report Correction" link on the results page or contact your area’s Campus Directory keeper.
The directory will be delivered in early October.
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7. Patio grille has closed
The Marquette Place Patio Grille is now closed, but some dining offerings are now available in Marquette Place. The newly renovated Marquette Place will be fully open Monday, Aug. 25.
8. Expanded dining plan available to employees
The Office of Residence Life is now offering employees expanded dining options through the Loyalty 50 Dining Plan. Employees pay $285 for 50 meals that can be selected at Marquette Place (AMU), The Natural Market (AMU), Brew Cafés, and dining rooms at five residence halls, including a new Italian restaurant (Café Italiano) in Schroeder Hall.
For more information or to purchase a dining plan, contact the Office of Residence Life at 8-7208.
9. Haggerty Museum holding Lunchtime Learning sessions
The Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art will hold a Lunchtime Learning session with the exhibition Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1969-1979. Wally Mason, director of the museum, will present a gallery talk and walk-through of the Shore exhibition Thursday, Aug. 21, from noon to 1 p.m.
The session is free and open to the public. For more information contact Lynne Shumow, curator of education, at 8-5915.
10. Monitor Marquette media coverage through News Clips
The Office of Marketing and Communication monitors local, state and national media coverage involving Marquette University news, faculty, staff, students and alumni. OMC distributes a synopsis of the media coverage through News Clips three times per week via e-mail. Marquette faculty and staff who would like to be added to the distribution list should e-mail News Clips.
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11. Artist Brian Joseph to show his work and speak about his vocation
Brian Joseph, muralist, author and motivational speaker, will exhibit art featuring the Bydee People on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Bydee festival from 4 to 7 p.m. in Central Mall. The event will include Cuban food from Cuanitas, Reggae music by Ifficial Reggae Movement and dancing by Tropical Production. “Bydee” is an acronym for “Bringing You Delightful Entertaining Experiences.” Joseph’s Bydee People are a fictitious bunch who show the world how to be happy.
Joseph will also share the story of his vocation, which took him from the path of engineering to that of the arts, over lunch during the Real People, Real Stories event Wednesday, Aug. 27, at noon in AMU 227. The event is free and open to the Marquette community.
Contact Pamela Peters, assistant dean for intercultural programs, at 8-7205 for more information. The events are sponsored by the Office of Student Development Intercultural Programs.
12. Take shelter during severe weather
Members of the Marquette community are reminded to take shelter immediately when the local emergency sirens sound for severe weather. A tornado warning means that a tornado is in the area and everyone should take immediate shelter, preferably in a basement or below-ground location.
A tornado watch means that conditions are right for a tornado. Continue normal activities but monitor the situation.
For more information, see the Emergency Procedures Guide.
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13. FUEL event offering exclusive access to new Harley museum
FUEL Milwaukee is hosting a VIP Access event at the New Harley Davidson Museum on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event will feature exclusive access to the museum for FUEL members at a discounted price of $10 (regular admission is $16). Attendees will also be able to sample food from the nearby Motor Restaurant and hear from the executive chef.
FUEL is an economic development initiative of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce to position and establish the Milwaukee area as a destination for talented employees. Marquette University is a corporate member of FUEL, which means that all employees can join the organization for free and attend events at member prices.
For more information and to register, go online.
14. Marquette Interchange ribbon-cutting ceremony is tomorrow
Gov. James Doyle will officially mark the completion of the Marquette Interchange project at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the interchange tomorrow, Aug. 19, at 9:30 a.m. at 2nd and Michigan streets. Although minor work on the interchange will continue into fall, all major work is completed. As result, this is the final installment of the weekly Marquette Interchange Highlights that have been running in News Briefs. Updates will still run as needed.
The only portion of the interchange that is not fully operational is 13th Street between the eastbound freeway exit and Clybourn. The exit is open, but the only access is to the south or St. Paul Avenue.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
News Briefs is published for Marquette students, faculty and staff every Monday and Thursday, except during summer and academic breaks when only the Monday edition is published. The deadline for the Monday edition is noon Friday. The deadline for the Thursday edition is noon Wednesday. Highest priority notices as determined by university leadership are also sent periodically.
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