— January 14, 2008 —
- Center for Peacemaking hosting open house
- Law School hosting forum with Michael Gableman
- Ethnic Alumni Association offering $1,000 scholarships
- Study abroad information sessions resume this week
- Acquisition of nearby properties completed
- Winter Flurry features daily events this week
- Winter O-Fest to include community services
- MU Game Show and Siblings Weekend taking applications
- Tour guide applications are due Feb. 1
- Sara Beier wins iPod for emergency notice registration
- Participants needed for stroke research study
- Free group fitness sessions offered at Rec Plex and Recreation Center
- Children’s swim lessons offered at Rec Plex
- Photos of city’s most memorable moments wanted by tomorrow
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 14
1. Center for Peacemaking hosting open house
Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking will hold an open house tomorrow, Jan. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Academic Support Building, room 201, 735 W. 17th St.
Director G. Simon Harak, S.J., and Associate Director Deidre Hughes will be delighted by the presence of all who attend, but visitors are also invited to bring a "peace offering" — anything they think will help promote peacemaking. Chocolate, juice, soda, coffee, hot chocolate, books, DVDs, videos, CDs, framed posters, and contacts with area peace and justice groups are particularly welcome offerings. They will be especially interested in talents and time that attendees would be willing to donate to the center’s peacemaking efforts.
2. Law School hosting forum with Michael Gableman
State Supreme Court candidate Michael Gableman is the next guest for “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” at the Law School. Gableman will discuss his judicial philosophy and whether judicial campaigns should look like other political campaigns on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in room 325 of Sensenbrenner Hall, 1103 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Gableman, a Burnett County Circuit Court judge, is running against Justice Louis Butler in the upcoming election. He is a former district attorney, administrative law judge, adjunct professor of law, deputy corporation counsel, private practice attorney and teacher. Justice Butler appeared at the Law School in November; a podcast of his appearance is available online.
Visit the Law School Web site for more information and to register.
3. Ethnic Alumni Association offering $1,000 scholarships
The Ethnic Alumni Association is offering $1,000 scholarships to two Marquette students of color for the 2008-09 academic year. The scholarship is designed to aid students of color who demonstrate financial need. One scholarship will be awarded to an Educational Opportunity Program student and one to a non-EOP student.
The online application and essay are due Friday, Feb. 15. E-mail for more information.
The Ethnic Alumni Association, comprised of all alumni of color, focuses its efforts on the needs of alumni and students of color from Marquette. The association promotes networking opportunities for alumni and recruiting, mentoring and fund-raising for scholarships on behalf of current students.
4. Study abroad information sessions resume this week
All students interested in learning more about study abroad should attend an Office of International Education information session. Sessions resume this week for spring semester and are held every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Reserve your place by calling 8-7289 or visiting OIE in AMU 425.
Applications for the John Felice Rome Center (sponsored by Loyola University Chicago) for summer and fall are due to the Office of International Education by Feb. 1. Applications will now be reviewed by OIE and selected applications will be recommended to Loyola for admission.
5. Acquisition of nearby properties completed
Marquette has completed its purchase, announced last fall, of a number of properties in the campus area. These include:
- Kalt Apartments at 1621 and 1623 W. Wisconsin Ave. and 628 N. 17th St.
- Marquette Apartments at 1622-1634 W. Wisconsin Ave.
- University Center at 1610-1616 W. Wisconsin Ave.
- Commercial Buildings at 1202 and 1222 W. Wells St.
The site of the Kalt Apartments is targeted for the proposed Discovery Learning Complex, which will house the College of Engineering. Tenants of the Kalt Apartments, as well as the nearby Trebor and Carmel Apartments, have been advised that those units will be available for lease through May 2009. The Office of Residence Life assumed responsibility for management of the Kalt Apartments last month.
Marquette administrators, staff and students have been assisting in the relocation of residents of the Marquette Apartments, which will be converted into a suite-style residence hall. Fewer than a dozen residents remain in the building.
The University Centre consists of commercial properties immediately east of the Marquette Apartments. The university will honor the existing terms of all residential and commercial leases but does not intend to extend the commercial leases for space located on the first floor of the Marquette Apartments. That space will be dedicated to common areas for the new residence hall.
The commercial buildings at 12th and Wells are close to the Al McGuire Center, Parking Structure 2 and student residences; no specific use for this site has been identified at this point in time.
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6. Winter Flurry features daily events this week
Marquette’s Winter Flurry begins today, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m. with craps, roulette, Texas hold ’em, blackjack and video horse racing in the AMU Ballrooms. Each participant will be given $5,000 in tokens with which to play and win tokens, which can be cashed in for the chance to win prizes.
Additional events include:
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 9 p.m., AMU ballrooms — comedy with Jordan Carlos and Milwaukee native Pat McCurdy.
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 8 p.m., Weasler Auditorium — Student Spotlight Talent Show with Marquette students showcasing their talents.
Thursday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m., AMU ballrooms — Marquette vs. Louisville men’s basketball game viewing party.
Friday, Jan. 18, 9 p.m., throughout AMU — Sugar Rush Late Night with inflatable joust, I-bungee run, laser tag, mini golf, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Wii.
Saturday, Jan 19, p.m., AMU ballrooms — Snowball Dance. Tickets can be picked up in the AMU 252, the Hospitality Room, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Availability is limited. The Winter Flurry planning team is committed to making Snowball a safe, fun event, so anyone who appears intoxicated or is consuming alcohol will not be permitted to enter or will be escorted out. Student conduct defined in the Marquette handbook will be observed. Attendees will need to enter on the Schroeder side of AMU with their Snowball ticket and MUID.
For more information, contact the Office of Student Development at 8-7205.
7. Winter O-Fest to include community services
The Office of Student Development will host its “ice cold” version of Winter O-Fest on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms.
O-Fest offers students the opportunity to explore Marquette’s student organizations by talking to organization representatives and signing up. A number of community-based service agencies will also be present.
For more information, call the Office of Student Development at 8-7205.
8. MU Game Show and Siblings Weekend taking applications
The Residence Hall Association is accepting applications for the MU Game Show and Siblings Weekend planning committees. Applications are available online and due by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, to the RHA mailbox, Carpenter Tower front desk.
MU Game Show is Marquette’s version of The Price is Right, offering students the chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes while playing the well-known games from the show.
Siblings Weekend brings hundreds of family members to campus for fun activities and the chance to learn more Marquette.
9. Tour guide applications are due Feb. 1
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is accepting applications for tour guides until Friday, Feb. 1. About 15 students are expected to be hired, with preference given to underclassmen and students available for spring break this year.
Applications are available in the Undergraduate Admissions Office, Marquette Hall 106. E-mail for more information.
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10. Sara Beier wins iPod for emergency notice registration
Sara Beier was randomly selected to win the iPod that was offered first semester to all students who registered their cell phone numbers for the university’s emergency text messaging system.
The university will use the text messaging system, coordinated through the Department of Public Safety, when there is an imminent threat on campus. Notices will come with the subject line, “MU Emerg Alert.” The text system will also be used for severe weather alerts, using the subject line “MU Wther Alert.”
To enroll in the emergency text messaging system, students should enter their cell phone number in the “Personal Information” section of CheckMarq and keep it updated. Instructions are online. Phone numbers are uploaded for the text messaging system quarterly.
In the case of an emergency on campus or severe weather, information will be made available to the campus community through e-mail, text messaging, voice mail and/or the Marquette Web site, as the situation warrants.
11. Participants needed for stroke research study
Marquette researchers seek participants for a study examining causes for impaired locomotion in people with stroke.
Participants, who need to be at least six months post-stroke, will pedal a stationary bike while researchers record muscle activity from their legs. The time commitment is two three-hour sessions on weekdays. Opportunities for additional participation are also available. Sessions take place in the Department of Physical Therapy, Cramer Hall. Participants will receive monetary compensation.
The study has been approved by Marquette’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance, 8-7570.
For more information about participating in this study, contact Dr. Sheila Schindler-Ivens, assistant professor of physical therapy, at 8-7282.
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12. Free group fitness sessions offered at Rec Plex and Recreation Center
The Helfaer Recreation Center and the Rec Plex will offer free sample group fitness classes Saturday, Jan. 19, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to "try before you buy." This is an opportunity to try classes that will be offered during the spring semester.
Attendees can stop by either location to try a variety of group fitness classes, which will be about 15 minutes long. The spinning class will run from noon to 1 p.m. at the Rec Center only.
Group fitness class sign-ups begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 22 at the Rec Center for Rec Center classes and Jan. 24 at the Rec Plex for Rec Plex classes.
Call 8-7778 for more information.
13. Children’s swim lessons offered at Rec Plex
The Rec Plex will offer children’s swim lessons on Tuesday evenings from Jan. 22 to March 11. The cost is $33 for members/students and $39 non-members. Classes are sponsored by the American Red Cross and segmented into six levels of learning.
A Tiny Tots & Wee Folks class, for children ages six months to six years, and a parent/child class are also offered.
Register in person at the Rec Plex. For more information, contact John Kratzer, general manager, 8-7778.
14. Photos of city’s most memorable moments wanted by tomorrow
In celebration of the 162nd City of Milwaukee birthday party, The Milwaukee Press Club is holding a photo contest about Milwaukee’s most memorable moments. Do you or a family member have a Marquette photo that might qualify? Snapshots of Marquette’s 1977 NCAA Championship, Al’s Run, the reconstruction of St. Joan of Arc Chapel, building Marquette Hall and other key Marquette events help depict “Milwaukee Moments” in history. Only amateur photography owned by the individual submitting the snapshot will be accepted.
The submission deadline is tomorrow, Jan. 15. The public will vote for the winning photo from 10 selected finalists from Jan. 18 to 25. The winner will be announced by Mayor Tom Barrett at the city’s birthday party Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at The Pfister Hotel.
Contest rules and entry instructions are available online.
15. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Jan. 14
The bollards on both ends of the 11th Street Mall are now operational and will be in the up position at all times to prevent unauthorized vehicle access. They may not look substantial, but a vehicle striking them will sustain significant damage. The bollards will be lowered only for vehicle access for move-in, authorized pick-ups and deliveries and emergencies. The bollards make the 11th Street Mall a safer environment for pedestrians and residents. If they are successful, they may be installed at other locations on campus.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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