1. Engineering lab to be named for Dr. Stan Jaskolski

The Discovery Learning Lab in the new College of Engineering building, called the Discovery Learning Complex, will be named in honor of retiring Dean Stan Jaskolski.

At a retirement reception for Jaskolski last week, President Robert A. Wild, S.J., said Robert and Patricia Kern, who earlier had donated $15 million for the new facility, agreed that the lab should be named for Jaskolski. “Bob and Pat funded the original Discovery Learning Center space in Haggerty Hall and could not be more thrilled about seeing this concept for education get the space it deserves in our new facility,” Wild said. “They agree that it should be named for the man who set in motion so much excitement for our College of Engineering.”

The university also announced another $1 million gift from an anonymous donor for the Discovery Learning Complex. Five six-figure gifts were also received in the past month, according to Julie Tolan, vice president for university advancement. “While these wonderful gifts bring us closer to our goal, we are continuing our aggressive fund-raising, so that we can complete the entire project as soon as possible,” Tolan said.

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2. Alumnae leaders to discuss careers at Waukesha luncheon

The Marquette Alumni Association will host a “Waukesha County Women's Leadership Luncheon” featuring Waukesha County alumnae leaders Wednesday, June 2, at the Country Springs Hotel. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. for the noon luncheon.

Alumnae who will discuss their professional success, impact on their communities as volunteers and mentors, and balance in their personal lives are:

• Suzanne Kelley, Grad ’89, president of Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce

• Terri Mahoney-Ogden, Arts ’87, early advocate for the Krueger Parent and Child Center

• Susan Marks, Bus Ad ’84, co-Founder and CEO of Pinstripe, Inc.

• Lisa Reardon, Bus Ad ’88, president of CC&N

The panel will be moderated by Kristine Rappé, senior vice president and chief administrative officer of Wisconsin Energy Corp., Marquette trustee and parent of a Marquette student.

Cost is $50. Register online.

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3. "Using LinkedIn for Professionals" program is tomorrow

FUEL Milwaukee members and Marquette employees are invited to “Using LinkedIn for Professionals," a free program about how to proactively use LinkedIn, tomorrow, May 25, at 5:30 p.m. in Raynor 320H. Tim Cigelske, communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication, will discuss how to establish a professional profile, stay in touch with colleagues, find experts and opportunities, and join industry, professional and other groups.

Register with Kayte Gannon, university advancement administrative assistant, at 8-7699. Space is limited.

FUEL is an economic development initiative of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce to position and establish the Milwaukee area as a destination for talented employees. Marquette University is a corporate member of FUEL, which means that all employees can join the organization for free.

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4. Piano pre-sale for Marquette community members this weekend

A large selection of new and used baby grand, vertical and digital pianos used on campus by Marquette students, as well as other keyboards, orchestral string instruments, acoustic and electric guitars, will be on sale May 29-31 as part of a partnership between Marquette and the Rockley Family Foundation. Most instruments are less than a year old and include a full factory warranty and tuning. Delivery arrangements and no-interest financing is available on site in the Varsity Theatre.

The pre-sale for Marquette community members is May 29 and 30 by appointment. Call 8-4884.

The sale will be open to the public Monday, May 31, from noon to 5 p.m.

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5. Purchasing Department holding supplier fair Thursday

The Purchasing Department will host a supplier fair on Thursday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU Ballroom. Attendees can meet preferred suppliers and learn about their products and services.  

Food and door prizes will be provided.

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6. Save the date for Support Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The Support Staff Appreciation Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 26, in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom, with give-aways and door prizes.

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7. Registration deadline for employee golf outing is today

The registration deadline for the annual faculty, staff and administrator golf outing Thursday, June 10, at Brookfield Hills Golf Course, is today, May 24. The $31 cost includes 18 holes of golf, food, door prizes and awards. Participants have the option of tee times between 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Space is limited.

To donate a door prize contact Anne Pufahl, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-1558.

To receive an e-mail next year about the golf outing, e-mail your name and department to Lori Suleski, recreational sports office coordinator.

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8. CPS hosting session about accelerated undergraduate degree

The College of Professional Studies will host an information session about its accelerated undergraduate degree for prospective adult students Tuesday, June 8, from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Cudahy 414. The session will cover bachelor's degree programs; Saturday, weeknight and online course options; the accelerated eight-week sessions from September through May; the application and admission process; and financial aid.

Register online.

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9. News Briefs begins summer schedule today

The News Briefs e-newsletter begins its once-a-week summer publication schedule today, May 24. The Thursday edition won’t return until fall semester.

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, News Briefs will be published next Tuesday, June 1, rather than Monday, May 31.

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10. Summerfest ticket sale for scholarship aid ends May 31

Marquette community members can support Marquette scholarship aid through the online purchase of Summerfest tickets. For every standard price ($15) admission ticket, $3 will benefit Marquette’s general scholars fund. Tickets can be printed at home. The promotion runs through Monday, May 31.

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