McCabe Hall, Marquette's newest residence hall, and Zilber Hall, the student services and administration building, have been LEED certified. Developed by the United States Green Building Council, LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
McCabe Hall incorporates numerous sustainable features, including LED lights and furniture made from recycled materials while reusing and renovating original architectural features including terrazzo flooring, high ceilings and archways.
Zilber Hall was designed to be energy efficient, exceeding building code requirements for energy usage by 14 percent. Energy-saving features include heat recovery systems and state-of-the-art HVAC controls, light-sensitive controls, solar shades and a tiered ceiling to maximize natural light. The building was also constructed using recycled steel and concrete, and 98 percent of the materials from the 1212 Building, which was razed to make room for the building, were recycled and diverted from landfills.
Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., invites the Marquette community to celebrate the beginning of the academic year at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu. The 20th annual All-University Welcome Back Picnic will follow in Central Mall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will take place rain or shine. Casual dress is appropriate. No registration is necessary. For more information or for special needs, call University Special Events at 8-7431.
Sophomores and juniors are reminded to bring their copy of Pathways to a Life that Counts when you returning to campus. The book was distributed at convocation and will be used in some classes this academic year. For more information contact Susan Kuehl, program coordinator in the Office of the Provost, at 8-4809.
Gerald "Jerry" O'Rourke, former trustee, passed away Saturday, July 31. O’Rourke became a member of the Marquette Board of Trustees in September 1998 and was elected trustee emeritus in May 2007.
O’Rourke received his degree in engineering from Marquette in 1960. After graduation, O’Rourke joined the small family business, A & A Manufacturing Co., taking a leadership position soon afte and guiding the company until his retirement in 2000. The company manufactures protective coverings for machinery and equipment and has facilities in New Berlin, Wis.; Valparaiso, Ind.; and North Haven, Conn.
Memorials to Marquette University, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin or Marquette University High School are requested.
IT Services reminds the campus community to never answer an e-mail that asks for a password or any other type of confidential data. IT Services will never ask for a password either by e-mail or over the phone.
Some recent “phishing” e-mails requesting user passwords have been using very familiar MU terms, such as CheckMarq. These e-mails are not from IT Services and should be deleted. Anyone who has responded to a phishing message should change his/her Marqnet password as soon as possible.