1. Commencement and Baccalaureate Mass are this weekend

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.

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2. Students to be commissioned into services Saturday

Thirty-nine Marquette students will be commissioned as military officers Saturday, May 16, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The Army will commission 21 second lieutenants, the Marine Corps will commission five and the Air Force four. The Navy will commission nine ensigns.

The commissioning for all services represents completion of a cadet or midshipman’s undergraduate education and training and the acceptance of a commission from the president of the United States, on behalf of the American people, to serve as an officer in the military. After the ceremony the lieutenants and ensigns will report to active duty for initial officer training that continues to build on what they have learned at Marquette.

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3. Future Milwaukee applications being accepted

The application deadline for Future Milwaukee, a nine-month leadership training program in the College of Professional Studies, is Tuesday, June 16.

The program develops leaders who create positive change in Milwaukee through leadership skill development and addressing community issues.

For more information contact Lori Kazaks, recruitment coordinator in CPS, at 8-7118.

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4. Dining Services beginning summer hours of operation

Dining Services is offering adjusted dining hours throughout the remainder of this week before beginning summer hours next week. Hours of operation are:

Brew Cafes —
Brew Bayou: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Legal Grounds: Monday to Thursday through June 18, 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Brew Cudahy: Saturdays only from May 30 through July 25, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Marquette Place — Open weekdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. until May 22, then closed for the summer

Marquette Place Patio Grille — New Summer Grill will open Tuesday, May 26, with hours Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the west patio, first floor of the AMU. The grand opening celebration will be Friday, May 29, with music and a grill giveaway.

Lunda Room — Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a new summer menu beginning May 18

Natural Smart Market — Closed

Union Sports Annex — May 14 and 15, 4 p.m. to midnight; May 16 and May 17, 11 a.m. to midnight; and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to midnight with bar service and limited menu beginning Wednesday, May 18.

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5. Neuroscience center hosting colloquium

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host Dr. Mark Basham, director of the neuroscience program at Regis University, Tuesday, May 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256. Basham will present “The Role of Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator in Rodent Motor Learning."

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6. News Briefs begins weekly schedule next week

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.

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