— January 7, 2008 —
- Marquette holding free theatre performance tonight
- The Frog Prince to be performed Sunday
- Law School holding information session
- Spring 2008 classroom assignments posted in CheckMarq
- Take in Late Night Marquette after men’s basketball game
- LIMO shuttles for Amtrak and bus terminals available Sunday
- Spring liturgy schedule resumes
- Teddy bear drive to benefit Hmong American Women’s Association
- Gesu hosting blood drive and chili-fest
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 7
1. Marquette holding free theatre performance tonight
Marquette will hold a free public performance of Poor Tom today, Monday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre in preparation for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seats are available on a first-come basis. No reservation is necessary.
Poor Tom is one of three new full-length productions invited to perform at the festival by a selection committee composed of artists and academics. New plays are selected based on the quality of the script and the production.
More than 1,500 students and faculty are expected to attend the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region III, which includes university and college theatre programs in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. The festival, which is co-hosted by Marquette University and Cardinal Stritch University, includes new play development, an acting scholarship competition and workshops in theatre practice. Student actors, playwrights, designers and technicians have their works reviewed and selected for participation. The best examples of theatrical work from the festival will be selected to participate in a nationwide festival in April.
Poor Tom was created by Marquette students and faculty with Patrick Sutton of the Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin, beginning in August 2006. The play was subsequently performed by the students in Dublin and at Marquette.
2. The Frog Prince to be performed Sunday
The Department of Performing Arts’ Annual Theatre for Young Audiences performance will feature playwright David Mamet’s take on The Frog Prince. The curtain rises at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Tony & Lucille Weasler Auditorium.
A twist on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, the Old Peasant Woman turns the Prince into a frog after he refuses to give up a bouquet of flowers. The prince and his servingman set out to find the only person able to undo his spell: the milkmaid. Along the way, the prince faces an old enemy, changes in his kingdom and a newfound friendship.
Tickets for The Frog Prince are $10 and can be purchased by contacting the Helfaer theatre box office, 8-7504.
3. Law School holding information session
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Jan. 11, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Law School, Sensenbrenner Hall 245.
The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid policies and procedures, curriculum and intellectual and student life. Each session will last about one hour and will be followed by a brief tour led by a current law student. No RSVP is needed.
4. Spring 2008 classroom assignments posted in CheckMarq
Access CheckMarq to find the most up-to-date spring 2008 (term 1265) course classroom assignments. E-mail Marie Hegerty or Jason Taylor, Office of the Registrar, if you are unable to locate a course classroom assignment.
5. Take in Late Night Marquette after men’s basketball game
After the men’s basketball team takes on Notre Dame at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, the Annex will host Sport Your Spirit Late Night. Free bowling, free food, bingo and prizes begin at 9 p.m. There will also be free showings of Dan in Real Life in the Weasler Auditorium at 6 and 9 p.m.
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6. LIMO shuttles for Amtrak and bus terminals available Sunday
Student Safety Programs will provide LIMO shuttles for the Amtrak and bus terminals Sunday, Jan. 13, from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. Call SSP at 414-288-6363, after 5 p.m. with requests. For more information, e-mail SSP.
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7. Spring liturgy schedule resumes
Sunday Masses at 8 and 10 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family, AMU, will resume Sunday, Jan. 13. Sunday Masses at 4 p.m. at Gesu Church will resume Sunday, Jan. 20. Sunday Lutheran Services at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family will also resume Jan. 20.
Daily Masses at noon weekdays and 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel will resume Monday, Jan. 14th.
Contact University Ministry, 8-6873, for more information.
8. Teddy bear drive to benefit Hmong American Women’s Association
Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority is holding a drive for new or slightly used teddy bears and stuffed animals for the women and children of the Hmong American Women’s Association. Collection bins will be located in the AMU, McCormick Hall, Schroeder Hall, Abbotsford Hall and Straz Hall from Jan. 14 to 18.
9. Gesu hosting blood drive and chili-fest
Gesu church will host a blood drive Monday, Jan. 14, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Father Herian Hall, Gesu Parish Center. A variety of homemade chilis, including vegetarian, will be served to all registrants.
Appointments can be scheduled at 8-7101. Walk-ins are also welcome.
10. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Dec. 17
• Minimal work resumes this week — mainly clean-up, setting beams and constructing columns and pier caps. Sheeting and piles will be driven south of Tory Hill and east of 13th Street
• Some minor night work tonight, Monday, Jan. 7, will take place west of Straz Tower on the ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound I-43.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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