— May 5, 2008 —


  1. Department of Public Safety honors award recipients
  2. Humphrey Hall evacuated
  3. Elementary Chinese to be offered beginning in fall 2008
  4. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
  5. D2L unavailable May 14
  6. Leftover school supplies to be donated to children in Africa
  7. U.S. Postal Service adjusting prices


1. Department of Public Safety honors award recipients

The Department of Public Safety has honored 35 campus and community partners for their collaboration in maintaining a safe campus community.

The John J. McGinnis Professionalism Award, named after the former DPS director to honor the officer who best exemplifies the ideals of the department, was presented to PSO Rob Krystowiak.

Also honored at the 2008 Awards Ceremony Friday were:

Student Safety Programs Employee of the Year
• Chris Murphy

Citizen Merit Award Recipients
• Tina Starkey
• Matthew Grodecki
• Danielle Brelowski
• Sarah Ochs, Kaitlyn Mekertichian, Anna Babicz, Kamila Zygadlo and Erin O’Brien
• Lauren O’Neil and Rachelle Underhill
• Timothy Lenaghan
• Ashley Bagnischi on behalf of Mossimo

Public Safety Merit Award Recipients
• CO Karen Walshon
• PSO Craig Coleman
• Lt. Brian Joschko and PSO Rob Krystowiak
• PSO James Riccaboni
• Lt. Billy Fyfe, Cpl. Brian Claas, PSO Michael Briley, PSO Lamar Kirk, PSO Wilfredo Lopez, PSO Megan McKenna, PSO Scott Metz, PSO Gregory Reed, PSO Joseph Secanky, PSO Mark Thunstedt, PSO Luke Wagner, PSO Joseph Weingart, PSO Andrew Wellman and CO Jodie Scordo

Community Partner Award Recipients
• Rev. Andrew Thon, S.J.
• Nick Schroeder

In the ceremony last week, officer promotions were also announced for:
• Lt. Billy Fyfe
• Sgt. Annette Gamache
• Sgt. Chris Gatzke
• PSO Luke Wagner
• CO Megan Fitzgerald
• CO Amy Hudson
• USO Kathryn Dolney
• USO Michael Ritmanich

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2. Humphrey Hall evacuated
Residents and staff of Humphrey Hall, 1716 W. Wisconsin Ave., were evacuated shortly after 9 a.m. today, May 5, when smoke and fire on the rooftop of the building were reported.
The Department of Public Safety and Facilities Services responded immediately and extinguished a fire in the electrical panel of a rooftop air conditioning unit.
Units of the Milwaukee Fire Department and Milwaukee Police Department were also on the scene.
No injuries were reported. Residents and staff were allowed back in the building at 9:45 a.m.

3. Elementary Chinese to be offered beginning in fall 2008

The Helen Way Klingler College of Arts & Sciences will offer Elementary Chinese 1 in the fall of 2008 and Elementary Chinese 2 and Chinese 101: Chinese Culture and Civilization in spring 2009.

The addition of the Chinese courses is due to renewed student interest in learning Mandarin and to better prepare students to succeed in the growing global community.

4. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium

Dr. Peter Tipton, professor of biochemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, May 9, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Tipton will discuss “Enzyme Mechanisms in Pseudomonas Alginate Biosynthesis and Quorum Sensing.”

5. D2L unavailable May 14

D2L, the university’s course management system, will be unavailable due to maintenance from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14.

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6. Leftover school supplies to be donated to children in Africa

New and slightly used pens, pencils, folders, binders, etc. are being collected for donation to children in Africa. Collection boxes are in residence halls, Humphrey and Campus Town East until May 9.

For more information, contact Erin Kuecker, resident assistant.

7. U.S. Postal Service adjusting prices

The U.S. Postal Service will adjust prices on first-class mail, standard mail, periodicals, package services and special services beginning Monday, May 12. A first-class mail stamp will cost 42 cents.

Customers can continue to use “Forever Stamps” purchased for 41 cents even after the price change. Stamps and other postal services are offered at Union Station in the lower level of AMU.

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