— September 2, 2008 —
- Center for Real Estate approved
- Law School launches faculty blog
- Howard Dean visiting campus this week
- Funeral arrangements set for Evonie Bean
- Students encouraged to vote Sept. 9 in primary election
- Voter registration class available on campus
- Study abroad information sessions begin this week
- Ice cream social, Brewer game planned by MUSG
- Global Medical Brigades applications due this week
- Applications for Partners in Ministry due Sept. 8
- Register for a Marquette team for Brigg’s & Al’s Run & Walk
- Diversity Committee hosting Meet and Greet event
- Go Roman week celebrated this week
- Pingpong club forming
1. Center for Real Estate approved
The University Academic Senate and Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., have approved the establishment of a Center for Real Estate. The center will be housed in the College of Business Administration under the direction of Dr. Mark Eppli, Bell Chair in Real Estate.
“The CRE will focus on advancing real estate knowledge and enhancing business practices through education, research and outreach to regional and national audiences,” Eppli said.
In a brief overview of the historical precedent for the center, Eppli told the UAS that the Bell Chair he holds was created in 2002. A real estate major was created in 2004; it is the only commercial real estate program taught at Jesuit colleges and universities. In 2003-04 a real estate concentration in the Master of Science in Applied Economics was approved.
Eppli said the new center will focus on the undergraduate experience through the Real Estate Club, site visits, job shadowing and mentoring, and applied classroom assignments. An MBA specialization is planned for the future.
The Real Estate Center, which is entirely supported through external funding, will foster research in predatory lending, credit availability, the effects of tax incremental financing districts, and the determinants of retail sales and rents in planned shopping centers, among other topics. Eppli said he expects to involve faculty from other disciplines, including law, economics and management, in the center’s research.
“We will focus on applied empirical research in both commercial and residential real estate,” Eppli said. “In doing so we will engage the real estate community and provide continuation of outreach efforts, including the successful Associates in Commercial Real Estate program, as part of the center’s programming.”
2. Law School launches faculty blog
The Law School has launched a new faculty blog as a source of fresh ideas and commentary on important issues of law and public policy.
The blog will feature a diverse group of contributors, providing commentary on a wide range of issues, including government, higher education, public policy, economic development, legal culture, legal scholarship and other aspects of the law. In particular, it will focus on matters of Wisconsin law and public policy but will also address items of national and international importance. Faculty will be the primary contributors, but the blog will also feature posts by students, alumni, judges or other guests.
Michael M. O’Hear, associate dean of research at Marquette Law School, will serve as the initial managing editor of the blog and will be joined by a team of faculty editors and contributors.
“The Marquette Law School Faculty Blog provides another outlet for Marquette University Law School to serve as a place for robust discussion on the issues facing our city, our region and our world,” said Joseph D. Kearney, dean of the Law School. “Our faculty is engaged in exciting research and scholarly pursuits, and the blog will be an opportunity for the community to engage with them in what I foresee as a lively and interesting online forum.”
3. Howard Dean visiting campus this week
The student organization Students for Obama will host a rally with Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 12:15 p.m. The “Register for Change” rally will be held at East Town Square, between Schroeder Hall and the AMU.
Following the rally, students will have the opportunity to go to the Election Commission to register to vote. Transportation will be provided. To register to vote at the Election Commission, students must bring proof of residence (such as a bill or a lease) and their Wisconsin driver’s license number, Wisconsin state ID card number or, if they do not have Wisconsin state identification, their Social Security number. For more information, contact Stephanie Trifone, co-chair of Students for Obama.
4. Funeral arrangements set for Evonie Bean
Evonie Bean, Office of Student Financial Aid receptionist, died unexpectedly Thursday, Aug. 28. She had been employed at Marquette for 10 years.
Services will be Friday, Sept. 5, at Paradise Funeral Home, 7625 W. Appleton Ave, Milwaukee. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. with the funeral service following at 1 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to Evonie’s mother, Ms. Martha Bean, 2858 N. 17th St., Milwaukee, 53206.
In addition to her mother, Evonie is survived by her daughter, Tianna (10 years old), three sisters, five brothers and many friends, relatives and co-workers.
5. Students encouraged to vote Sept. 9 in primary election
The university encourages Marquette students to take part in Wisconsin's primary election, Tuesday, Sept. 9. Students are eligible to vote at the designated polling places provided that they meet eligibility requirements. Voters in Wisconsin will consider candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, even-numbered districts in the Wisconsin Senate, all of the Wisconsin Assembly, and the district attorneys for each county.
Students not already registered to vote can still do so at the polls. Marquette students who live in a residence hall or other university-owned housing can show their MU ID on election day to register.
More information about voting eligibility and voting locations is available online.
Raynor Memorial Libraries also have a voting resource available online.
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6. Voter registration class available on campus
The Office of Public Affairs and the Les Aspin Center for Government are hosting a Wisconsin Government Accountability Board class that will train members of the Marquette community to register voters for the November election. Classes will be available Thursday, Sept. 11, in AMU Ballroom A, one from 9 to 11 a.m. and another from 1 to 3 p.m. E-mail Ryan Michaels by Friday, Sept. 5, to register. Space is limited.
7. Study abroad information sessions begin this week
Program-specific study abroad information sessions begin this week, providing in-depth information on each of Marquette’s programs. All sessions take place in Straz Hall 265.
Marquette business programs in Belgium, Denmark and England — Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Programs in Australia, Ireland, Italy and Japan — Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Programs in France — Thursday, Sept. 4, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
Programs in Germany and Austria — Thursday, Sept. 4, from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
Programs in Spain and Chile — Thursday, Sept. 4, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Summer Study Abroad Programs — Sunday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Visit the study abroad Web site for more information.
8. Ice cream social, Brewers game planned by MUSG
Marquette University Student Government will host an ice-cream social Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. in AMU 133. The social is an opportunity for students to learn more about the MUSG program board and the different ways to get involved in MUSG.
MUSG’s Excursions Committee will host an outing to Miller Park for a Brewer Game against the San Diego Padres on Thursday, Sept. 6. Transportation, game ticket and tailgating food from Famous Dave’s are $15 and available in Brooks Lounge, AMU first floor. Buses will leave from AMU at 3:30 p.m. for the 6:05 p.m. game and will return promptly after the game.
The MUSG Senate will reconvene Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in AMU 227. All students are invited to attend.
9. Global Medical Brigades applications due this week
Applications for the Global Medical Brigades trip to Honduras are due Tuesday, Sept. 2. GMB is a Marquette student organization that seeks to bring health care to the people of Honduras via two service trips during the school year.
E-mail student Brittany Obert for more information.
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10. Applications for Partners in Ministry due Sept. 8
The Manresa Project is accepting applications for the Partners in Ministry program, which offers students the opportunity to work within local parishes and reflect upon their individual pastoral role, leadership experience and spiritual journey in service to the Christian community.
Applications are available in AMU 121 and the 707 Building, room 332, and are due by noon Monday, Sept. 8. For more information, contact student Michael Tedone.
11. Register for a Marquette team for Brigg’s & Al’s Run & Walk
The 31st annual Brigg’s & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital will be held Saturday, Sept. 20. To join the general Marquette team or other Marquette teams for the three- or five-mile run/walk, register online by Thursday, Sept. 11. Search “MU” and use the password “gomarquette.”
For more information, call 8-3265 or visit the Administration Office, AMU 213, or e-mail Annette Conrad or Linda Lee.
To volunteer before, during or after the race, contact Ali Myszewski at 8-3129.
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12. Diversity Committee hosting Meet and Greet event
The Division of Student Affairs Diversity Committee invites Marquette community members who are passionate about diversity to attend its annual Meet and Greet event Thursday, Sept. 11, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in AMU Ballroom E. Dr. Chris Miller, vice president of student affairs, will speak at the event.
RSVP to Pamela Peters, assistant dean for intercultural programs, at 8-7205.
13. Go Roman week celebrated this week
Go Roman week, a celebration of the Catholic faith sponsored by campus Catholic groups, features daily events sponsored by a different campus organization.
The week’s activities include:
Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m., AMU 374 — Catholic Jeopardy and weekly rosary hosted by the St. Robert Bellarmine Society.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 8 p.m., Lalumiere Language Hall — Ultimate Frisbee game for guys, sponsored by the Men’s Schoenstatt group.
Thursday, Sept. 4, at 8 p.m., Chapel of the Holy Family — Praise, worship and a talk about what it means to be Catholic at Marquette, sponsored by Catholic Outreach.
Friday, Sept. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., Central Mall — Free pig roast hosted by the Knights of Columbus.
Saturday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m., Weasler Theatre — Showing of St. Paul followed by a question and answer session by St. Paul theologian Dr. Rodrigo Morales, assistant professor of theology.
14. Pingpong club forming
Pingpong players interested in forming a Marquette pingpong club should contact student Dan Mahoney. If there is enough interest in forming a club, an e-mail will be sent to interested individuals containing information about meeting times.
The goal of the club is to form a semester-long league where players compete against every member of the club at least once, with a tournament at the end of the semester.
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