— 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
- Patio grille has closed
- Students needed to host visiting students
- Haggerty Museum holding Lunchtime Learning sessions
- Artist Brian Joseph to show his work and speak about his vocation
- Take shelter during severe weather
- 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 the department offering the course if unable to locate where a course is meeting.
5. 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.
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6. Students needed to host visiting students
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is looking for students to join their team as Volunteers In Admissions. Students in VIA can host visiting students for the day or overnight, as well as become ambassadors to their high school for Marquette.
Interested freshmen or sophomores should register online by Tuesday, Sept. 30.
7. 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.
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8. 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.
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9. 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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10. 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.
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