1. Four professors honored with Teaching Excellence Awards

Four Marquette professors were honored with Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence at the university's annual Père Marquette Dinner May 6. Rev. Steven Avella, S.T.D., professor of history, received the Robert and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Lisa Koenig, associate professor of general dental sciences; Dr. Erik Ugland, assistant professor of communication; and Dr. Theresa Weynand Tobin, assistant professor of philosophy, were awarded the John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence.

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2. CTSI workshop to address collaborative rehabilitation research

The Clinical & Translational Science Institute is hosting a Rehabilitation Collaborative Research Workshop, Wednesday, May 26, from noon to 4 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms to present collaborative research and technologies in rehabilitation. The workshop will bring research scientists and clinicians from participating institutions (Marquette, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and the community together to discuss research directions and identify potential collaborations.

CTSI has pledged up to $100,000 in pilot and collaborative grant funding to support proposals from collaborations that are formed at this workshop.

During lunch, presentations will be given by Dr. Kris Ropella, chair and professor of biomedical engineering, and Dr. Sheila Schindler-Ivens, assistant professor of physical therapy.

Breakout sessions in which investigators will discuss their interests and explore potential collaborations will include:
• addiction and disabilities
• assistive technology
• comparative effectiveness research
• language, communication and oral rehabilitation
• motor rehabilitation
• pain and medication
• psychosocial and behavioral issues
• sensory rehabilitation
• wellness and quality of life

Register by Friday, May 21.

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3. Student discussion on A&S dean search set for Tuesday

There will be a discussion session for students about the Arts and Sciences dean search tomorrow, May 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in AMU Ballroom E. The session is being hosted by MUSG and facilitated by the Office of Student Affairs. Because this is a student-focused event, students will be asked to show their MU ID.

A session for faculty and staff is being planned by the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Provost and the Office of Mission and Ministry.

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4. Marquette recognized for contributions to Avenues West neighborhood

The board of directors of Avenues West Association has selected Marquette University as the 2010 recipient of the Avenues West Association’s Impact Award. Marquette was selected in recognition of university activities resulting in substantial positive impact on the Avenues West neighborhood. The award will be formally presented at noon Thursday, May 20, at the association’s awards luncheon in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. Tickets cost $40. Call 933-0640 for more information.

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5. Future Milwaukee accepting applications for 2010-11 class

The Future Milwaukee Leadership Program is accepting applications through Wednesday, June 16, for its 2010-11 class. Sessions will begin in September and run through May 2011, primarily from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every other week on Monday evenings. Tuition for the 22-session program is $1,800, with limited financial aid available. Applications are available online.

Each year, Future Milwaukee participants work in teams with area nonprofit organizations on major projects, ranging from fundraising initiatives to comprehensive marketing communication plans.

Since 1978, Future Milwaukee, which since 2005 has been housed in Marquette University’s College of Professional Studies, has been building a diverse group of ethically based leaders among all sectors of the Milwaukee community.

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6. Registration for parking permits to be introduced electronically

Registration for next year’s employee parking permit will be introduced in an electronic format the week of June 1. Employees should watch their e-mail that week for an e-mail notification.  

Electronic parking requests will need to be submitted by June 23, with new parking permits and lot assignments issued by mid-August.

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7. Singers and ushers needed for the Baccalaureate Mass

Singers are needed for the Baccalaureate Mass, which will be held Saturday, May 22, at 4:30 p.m. Rehearsal will begin at 2:15 p.m. that day in the U.S. Cellular Arena. A mandatory rehearsal will also be held Thursday, May 20, in the Church of the Gesu from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Students and employees of all faith traditions with previous singing experience are welcome. Contact Rachelle Kramer, director of music in Campus Ministry, at 8-3695 by Friday, May 14, for more information or to volunteer.

Ushers to greet families and help with the flow of people during Communion are also needed from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Contact Craig Zimmer, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-0522 for more information or to volunteer.

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8. Spirit Shop sale features 25 percent off

The Marquette Spirit Shop will host its “Semi-Annual BIG Sale” through Sunday, May 16. The sale features 25 percent off almost everything, as well as an additional 30 percent off already-reduced clearance merchandise, 40 percent off kids’ apparel by Nike/Haddad and other bonus buys throughout the store.

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9. Some hours of operation change this week

Departments and services with special hours of operation during finals week include:

Alumni Memorial Union
May 10-13 — 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.
May 14-15 — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Rec Center
May 10-13 — 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 14 — 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Summer hours begin Saturday May 15:
Monday to Thursday — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday — 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday — closed

Rec Plex
May 10-13 — 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 14 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Summer hours begin May 15:
Monday to Thursday — 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

IT Services Help Desk
May 10 — 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 11 — 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 12 — 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 13 — 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 14 — 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
May 15 — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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10. Marquette team participating in UPAF Ride for the Arts

The Department of Public Safety is coordinating a Marquette team in UPAF’s 30th Annual Ride for the Arts on Sunday, June 6, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. All members of the Marquette community and their friends and family are invited to join the Marquette team.

Cost is $35 for adults and $25 for those age 10 and younger. Distances are 5, 12, 25, 43, 65 and 75 miles. The start and finish lines are at the Summerfest Grounds.

Register online or by calling 414-276-7433. To register for the Marquette team online, register as “a member of a team.” Select “Marquette Public Safety,” use the password “Marquette1” and then wear Marquette apparel on the ride.

For more information about the Marquette team, contact Karen Walshon, DPS communications officer, at 8-6800.

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11. Discounted Six Flags tickets are available

Human Resources has discounted Six Flags Great America tickets available. General admission tickets, for those age three and older, cost $32 ($54.99 at the gate for adults and $34.99 for children age 3 and older). Children age 2 and under are free. Season passes are also available for $66.94, including tax.

Tickets are available in Human Resources, Straz Tower 185. Call 8-7305 for more information.

Regular summer hours begin Friday, May 14.

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