1. Eckstein Hall to be dedicated Wednesday

Ray and Kay Eckstein Hall, the new home of the Law School, will be formally dedicated during a ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will give the keynote address, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York will bless the building, and Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson will make remarks. Following the ceremony, guests are invited for an open house and tours of the building.

Members of the campus community should RSVP to University Special Events by Tuesday, Sept. 7, or call 8-7431 for any special needs.

To prepare for the dedication, Eckstein Hall will be closed to the public beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, but will re-open after the ceremony for tours. Tory Hill Café will be closed all day Wednesday and will re-open with normal hours Thursday, Sept. 9.

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2. Hear about Father Pilarz in online video

Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J., the newly named president-elect of Marquette, spoke on video yesterday on topics that included his passion for 16th century poetry, his beloved dog, the importance of teaching and his impressions of Marquette. Watch the five-minute video and get to know more about the person who will be Marquette’s 23rd president.
The presidential search website now also includes the video from Fr. Pilarz’s Aug. 31 introduction to the Milwaukee media.

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3. Organization Fest and Community Service Fair postponed until Friday

Due to the threat of thunderstorms, Organization Fest and the Community Service Fair has been postponed until 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 3, in Central Mall. Note the earlier start time. The event was originally scheduled for today, Sept. 2. If there is inclement weather tomorrow, the event will not be rescheduled.

O-Fest is one of the first opportunities for students to identify ways to get involved on campus, featuring information tables from many of Marquette’s 250 registered student organizations. Campus departments and local community service agencies will also have tables at O-Fest, providing students with additional opportunities. 

For more information, contact Ian Jamieson, coordinator for student organizations and leadership in the Office of Student Development, at 8-7205.

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4. Boden Lecture to cover changing conception of property in American law

The Law School will host the 14th annual Robert F. Boden Lecture, Thursday, Sept. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Eckstein Hall Appellate Courtroom. Thomas Merrill, professor of law at Columbia Law School and a national leader in legal academics, will present “Melms v. Pabst Brewing Co. and the changing conception of property in American law,” a discussion about how Milwaukee’s industrial past has affected American property law.

RSVP by Sept. 9. For more information contact Carol Dufek, events coordinator, at 8-6452.

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5. Policies related to purchasing revised; training sessions scheduled

Training sessions about revised purchasing policies are being offered to users of the Marquette financial system, including account holders and credit card users. Content covered will include bid level requirements, diversity supplier inclusion, IRS requirements for credit card use and contract processing requirements related to the generation of purchase orders. The revised policies take effect Oct. 1.    

All campus account holders will be required to confirm knowledge of the policies:

UPP 1-06 Contracts Obligating University Funds
UPP 3-01 Purchasing Policy and Procedure
UPP 3-05 Procedure for Processing Invoices, DIVs and Consulting Fees
UPP 3-08 University Credit Card Program
Training sessions will be held in the Raynor Beaumier Suites:

• Sept. 14, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in B/C
• Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in A
• Sept. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in A
• Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in B/C
• Oct. 12, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in B/C
• Oct. 21, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in B/C

E-mail to register.

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6. Campus Ministry offering Eucharistic Adoration

Campus Ministry is sponsoring Eucharistic Adoration with Praise and Worship today, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family, for an hour of prayer and meditation. For more information, contact Emily Schumacher-Novak, Manresa coordinator for liturgy, at 8-3058.

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7. Toastmasters International chapter meeting is Sept. 10

Marquette’s new chapter of Toastmasters International will hold an organizational meeting at noon Friday, Sept. 10, in AMU 254. The group will discuss its regular meeting time, club name, club officers and other details.

The purpose of Toastmasters is to give members the opportunity to practice conducting meetings, giving impromptu speeches, presenting prepared speeches and more — in a supportive environment. For more information, contact Nikki Sweeney Etter, assistant editor/senior writer in the Office of Marketing Communication, at 8-4745.

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8. Phi Beta Kappa seeking Resident Members

Previously elected members of the Zeta of Wisconsin Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa now serving as faculty or administrators at Marquette are invited to participate in the chapter’s activities as Resident Members. The chapter celebrates and advocates excellence in liberal studies by electing the most outstanding Marquette University arts and sciences students to its membership each year.  

E-mail Doug Smith, associate general counsel at Marquette and chapter president, or Paul Anderson, associate director of the Law School’s National Sports Law Institute and chapter secretary, to be added to the e-mail distribution list and to indicate level of interest in participating in the chapter’s spring activities.

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9. Donations of blankets, books and stuffed animals sought for homeless children

Committee on Staff is collecting donations of blankets, books and stuffed animals for homeless children in shelters. Project Night Night packages are given to children, newborns to pre-teens, to help feel secure, ready-to-learn and significant. Each “Night Night” package contains a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children’s book and a stuffed animal in a new canvas tote bag. Monetary donations, yarn and material to make items are also accepted. So far, 165 totes have been distributed in the Milwaukee area.

The project is supported by Simmons Religious Funds.

For more information contact Kathy Hawkins, administrative assistant in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, at 8-6838.

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10. Easy Pass deadline is Sept. 22

The deadline to participate in the Easy Pass payroll deduction program is Wednesday, Sept. 22. The Easy Pass offers unlimited Milwaukee County bus rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles, to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.

The program costs $210 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save money. Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in AMU Union Station for passes that will be good during October, November and December. Those who wish to drop must also do so in Union Station by Sept. 22.

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11. News Briefs to be distributed next Tuesday

News Briefs will be distributed Tuesday, Sept. 7, rather than Monday next week due to the Labor Day holiday. The submission deadline remains at noon tomorrow, Sept. 3.

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