Award-winning sports journalist Dick Enberg will be the speaker for Marquette University’s Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 17. The ceremony for more than 2,000 graduating students will take place at the Bradley Center at 9:30 a.m. Jean Baumgardner, a biomedical sciences major in the College of Health Sciences, has been chosen as the senior speaker.
The Baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 16, at 4:30 p.m. in the U.S. Cellular Arena.
Enberg will receive an honorary degree from Marquette, as will three others — Frank Busalacchi, Wisconsin secretary of transportation; Dr. Clifford Christians, professor of communication at the University of Illinois; and Maria Rosa Leggol, S.S.S.F., founder of Sociedad Amigos de los Ninos in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
All parking lots will be open and free of charge over the Commencement Weekend, May 15 to May 17. Gates to all lots will open Friday afternoon and will remain open throughout the weekend. Permit requirements and visitor charges resume Monday, May 18.
Don't Undress Until You Die: The Wit and Wisdom of Al McGuire, Dick Enberg's one-man play about the legendary Marquette basketball coach, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, at Helfaer Theatre. Actor Cotter Smith will perform the role of McGuire. Enberg, who is Marquette’s Commencement speaker, and Smith will host a talkback session immediately following each performance. Tickets are $30 and available by calling the Helfaer box office at 8-7504.
Marquette will host “The Ethics of Interpretation: From Ancient to Postmodern Times” May 13 and 14 in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites. This free, public conference will examine interpretation practices from ancient times to the present and discuss the ethical aspects of the decisions interpreters make when they approach a text.
The Office of Residence Life will relocate to the second floor of Mashuda Hall for the summer due to the Carpenter Tower sprinkler project. The office will close at noon, Thursday, May 14, and will reopen Monday, May 18, at 8 a.m. in Mashuda Hall. Staff phone numbers will remain the same, and all mail will be forwarded accordingly. The office will return to Carpenter Tower at the end of the summer.
For more information, contact the Office of Residence Life at 8-7208.
Registered employees will receive a log to track and report their exercise each week to be eligible to win an iPod Shuffle. Participants who meet the challenge all five weeks will be entered into the grand prize drawing for a Trek bicycle. Participants receive exercise tips and encouragement along the way. A beginner program is also available.
Register with Mandi Weis, employee wellness coordinator, at 8-4581 by Monday, May 18.
May is National Physical Activity and Sports Month and National Employee Health and Fitness Day is May 20.
Scam and phishing e-mails have recently targeted Marquette University e-mail accounts. These e-mails may appear to come from an official source, but are an attempt to fraudulently lure users into disclosing their username and password or other personal information.
Marquette University will not ask for personal information via e-mail. Be wary of clicking on links to what appear to be legitimate Web pages. Spammers use fake links to "spoofed" Web sites where they gather information to infect your computer, access your data, steal your identity, or get banking or credit card information.
Anyone who has responded to a phishing message should update and run antivirus software and change his/her Marqnet password as soon as possible.
PrintWise will be unavailable at selected locations today, Monday, May 11, for maintenance.
Users need to download a new “green” PrintWise Client to print to a PrintWise printer.
Beginning next week, Monday, May 18, the News Briefs e-newsletter will begin its once-a-week summer publication schedule. The Thursday edition won’t return until fall semester. The deadline to submit articles for Monday publication remains at noon on Fridays.
The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, May 15, at 11:45 a.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum and intellectual and student life. A brief tour of the Law School will be led by a current law student. No registration is necessary.
The archival subject of May’s “In the Spotlight” is Mary Jeanne Bowen, a 27-year-old English major who traveled to Ireland in 1958 as Marquette’s first participant in the Junior Year Abroad program. Documents in the online exhibit include letters between Bowen and Rev. Virgil Blum, S.J., chairman of the then-new program, as well as articles from the Marquette Tribune and Milwaukee Journal.
The fourth annual Taste of SOHI, a district event for community members who live and work in the Avenues West neighborhood, of which Marquette is a party, will take place in the Mural Park Lot, 946 N. 27th St., Friday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jericho Taste Me Good Barbeque will provide food and jazz musician James Dallas will perform.