— June 9, 2008 —
- Join Texas barbecue for Buzz Williams
- Marquette receives four JAA Gold Awards
- E-mail scam targeting Marquette e-mail accounts
- Submissions for Compendium due June 13
- Patio Grille featuring live musical performance
- Easy Pass deadline is June 13
- College of Professional Studies offering information session
- OIE International Friendship Program looking for participants
- ORSP hosting open house in honor of Dr. Erik Thelen
- Haggerty Museum of Art featuring several exhibitions
- Annex holding Team Trivia event and Brewers Tailgate
- FUEL event to cover booking Summerfest bands
1. Join Texas barbecue for Buzz Williams
Marquette is hosting a Texas-style barbecue for Brent “Buzz” Williams, men’s head basketball coach, from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, in Central Mall behind Raynor Library.
In addition to food provided by Famous Dave’s, the event will include former and current players, new staff, line dancing, bull riding and activities for kids. Cost is $10 per person. Children age two and under are free.
RSVP by Wednesday, June 18, to University Special Events at 8-7431.
2. Marquette receives four JAA Gold Awards
Marquette received gold awards in the Jesuit Advancement Administrators Conference contests announced today at the 2008 Awards Presentation. The publication or program and categories are:
Annual Report — Development Publications
Circles — Alumni Relations
Discovery: Marquette University Research and Scholarship — General Marketing Publications
Marquette: Your College Preview — Admissions Publications
Marquette is hosting the annual JAA conference through Tuesday, June 10. The conference brings together more than 300 colleagues from 28 Jesuit institutions to support the professional development of Jesuit advancement officers and ensure that their efforts stay fresh, innovative and successful.
3. E-mail scam targeting Marquette e-mail accounts
IT Services has been notified that many Marquette employees have received an e-mail alleging to be from IT Services asking for user name, password and other personal information. This e-mail is not from IT Services. It is a phishing scam that should be deleted without a response.
The e-mail reads, in part, “Dear Mu.edu Email Account Owner, this message is from Mu.edu messaging center to all mu.edu email account owners. We are currently upgrading our database and e-mail account center. We are deleting all Mu.edu email account to create more space for new accounts. To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so that we will know that it's a present used account.”
IT Services will never ask for personal information via e-mail or ask for a user password.
Contact the Help Desk at 8-7799 if you already replied to the e-mail.
4. Submissions for Compendium due June 13
All submissions for the next issue of Compendium, the semiannual publication of faculty and staff accomplishments, are due Friday, June 13. The next issue will be distributed this summer and will cover accomplishments from fall 2007 through early summer 2008.
Faculty and staff with recent professional accomplishments, such as publications, presentations and awards, should make sure they’re documented on the university’s News From You online resource.
Compiling these faculty accomplishments is an excellent way to let the campus community know about the great research taking place at Marquette and to allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
5. Patio Grille featuring live musical performance
The Marquette Place Patio Grille Live Music Fridays Series will feature Milwaukee-based singer-songwriter Jake Shimon on Friday, June 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shimon is a musician whose voice, lyrics and melodies make easy-listening, genre-bending acoustic pop-rock songs, according to Campus Dining Services. The Patio Grille has also added grilled chicken sate and vegetables with a mushroom wild rice salad as a side option.
“Lunda on the Run” features a grilled vegetable and shrimp salad on romaine lettuce with fresh Parmesan cheese, sliced ham and cheddar on a ciabatta roll with whole grain honey mustard mayo and a chilled cinnamon peach soup. Call 8-3073 to make a reservation or place an order.
Go online for all summer dining options on campus.
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6. Easy Pass deadline is June 13
With the high price of gas, the Easy Pass payroll deduction program can be an attractive option for faculty and staff to get to campus. The Easy Pass offers unlimited rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles, to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.
The program costs $192 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save money. Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. before Friday, June 13, in Union Station, on the first floor of the AMU, for passes that will be good during July, August and September. Those who wish to drop must also do so in Union Station by June 13.
7. College of Professional Studies offering information session
The College of Professional Studies will hold an information session Saturday, June 14, for working adults interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees. The session will be held in Cudahy Hall 414, from 10 to 11:15 a.m.
The session will provide details on the degrees available, class schedules, financial aid options and the application and admission process.
Call 8-3153 to register for the session, or RSVP online.
8. OIE International Friendship Program looking for participants
The Marquette International Friendship Program is a new initiative designed by the Office of International Education to create year-long “friendship matches” between Marquette’s international students and Marquette and Milwaukee community members. The intent is to encourage community friends to meet with students once a month to learn about each other’s culture and enjoy leisure activities. The program does not involve home-stays. Families and individuals are encouraged to apply.
Participants are needed for the 2008-2009 academic year. The application form is available online and at the Office of International Education, AMU 425. Applications should be e-mailed to Blake Ward, international marketing and communications coordinator, by Friday, Aug. 22.
9. ORSP hosting open house in honor of Dr. Erik Thelen
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host an open house to bid farewell to Dr. Erik A. Thelen, executive director, Tuesday, June 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Holthusen Hall 341. Music and refreshments will be included.
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10. Haggerty Museum of Art featuring several exhibitions
The Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art’s Caras Vemos, Corazones no Sabemos: Faces Seen, Hearts Unknown, The Human Landscape of Mexican Migration exhibition explores experiences of migration through contemporary visual art and will be held until July 13. Re-seeing the Collection features works from the museum’s vast permanent collection, including Old Masters from the Haggerty, Portraits of Women until July 13 and Roy Lichtenstein Prints until Aug. 17.
11. Annex holding Team Trivia event and Brewers Tailgate
The Union Sports Annex’s will host Team Trivia on Tuesday, June 10, beginning at 9 p.m. Marquette Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams of any size. The competition is free and open to the public. Teams should arrive by 8:45 p.m. to sign up.
The Annex will also hold its second annual Brewers Tailgate on Friday, Aug. 8, including a buffet at the Annex at 4 p.m. A shuttle will depart for Miller Park at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served at Miller Park until the Brewers play the Washington Nationals at 7:05 p.m. Tickets for the event are limited. Talk to Annex staff or call 8-7769 to purchase tickets. Cost is $25 per ticket and includes a T-shirt.
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12. FUEL event to cover booking Summerfest bands
FUEL Milwaukee will host “Booking the Bands,” Wednesday, June 18, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Milwaukee World Festivals, 200 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee. Bob Babisch, entertainment director for Summerfest who has been responsible for the festival’s talent line-up for more than 30 years, will talk about how organizers secure the acts and why some never make the cut. Pat McCurdy will also perform.
FUEL Milwaukee is an economic development initiative of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. FUEL’s mission is to position and establish the Milwaukee area as a destination for talented employees, as well as to attract and retain more jobs here in the Milwaukee region.
Since Marquette University is a corporate sponsor of FUEL, all university faculty and staff are automatically members of FUEL and pay only the member price for events.
For more information about FUEL, contact Kayte Gannon, information services specialist in University Advancement, or Lori Reineck, recruitment coordinator in the College of Professional Studies.
Pre-registration costs are $10 for FUEL members and $30 for non-members.
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