1. Retirement reception for Dr. Stan Jaskolski is May 18

Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., president of Marquette, and the College of Engineering will host a reception honoring Dr. Stan Jaskolski, retiring OPUS Dean of the College of Engineering, Tuesday, May 18, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom. The program will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Respond by Tuesday, May 11, to University Special Events at 8-7431.

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2. Payne and Father Tobin elected emeriti trustees

The Marquette University Board of Trustees elected Ulice Payne, Jr., and Rev. Thomas Tobin, S.J., emeriti trustees at yesterday’s board meeting.

Payne and Father Tobin join 22 others who have been elected emeriti trustees by Marquette’s Board of Trustees. Trustees are considered for emerita/emeritus status by board members after their term of service on the board has concluded.

Payne is the president of Addison-Clifton, LLC, and was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 1998. He’s the former president and CEO of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club and managing partner of the Milwaukee office of the law firm Foley & Lardner. Payne, Bus Ad ’78 and Law ’82, was also a member of Marquette's 1977 NCAA championship basketball team.

Father Tobin is a professor of theology at Loyola University Chicago and was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 1998. He holds a doctoral degree in New Testament and Christian origins from Harvard University, has studied rabbinic literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has written five books and a number of scholarly articles.

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3. Student service project needs online votes to expand

The TRUE HERO organization will award money to a project by three Marquette students if they are one of the top five projects that receive the most eligible votes from the public by June 20.

Last year the students started a program, the Youth Cultural Connection Project, establishing a virtual connection between impoverished youth in South Africa to inner-city youth in Milwaukee. The project was supported through funding from the TRUE HERO organization after the project was recognized in an online voting competition. The students are now looking to expand the program to include high school students and are again seeking funding from TRUE HERO.

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4. New dining options at Mashuda, McCormick and Straz Tower next year

Dining Services will introduce several new dining options in fall 2010, which were also presented at a student food forum last month.
Mashuda Hall will feature a second destination dining option on campus, with a 1950s traditional-style diner with booths and a jukebox. Menu items will include burgers, milkshakes, several healthy options and breakfast available all day.
McCormick Hall will undergo changes that will help improve the look, feel and service of one of the busiest dining rooms on campus. McCormick will retain its all-you-care-to-eat format but with faster service from equipment upgrades and new staffing patterns.
Straz Tower will begin its multi-year transformation with a renewed focus on healthy eating and more local fare. This summer, the salad platform will be remodeled to feature a made-to-order station and more emphasis on wellness. 

Marquette and Sodexo are taking dining options another step forward via the plan generated in the past three years. Residence Hall Association, MUSG, the AMU Advisory Board, student focus groups and numerous other individual students contributed to this plan.

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5. Raynor Libraries extend hours for finals week

Raynor Memorial Libraries will extend some hours for finals week:

• The Raynor second floor and bridge will add 24-hour access for Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8.

• The lower level of Raynor will have extended hours Friday, May 7 (7:45 a.m. to 2 a.m.) through Thursday, May 13 (7:45 a.m. to 2 a.m.).

• The Brew @ the Bridge will have additional hours Friday, May 7 (9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.), Saturday, May 8 (2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) and Sunday, May 9 (noon to 9:30 p.m.).

The libraries will offer free coffee and snacks Sunday, May 9, at 9:30 p.m. and Monday, May 10, at 10 p.m.

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6. Breakfast study break to be held Monday night

MUSG will host its annual finals week After Dark Breakfast in the AMU ballrooms Monday, May 10, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. This free event will include pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, bagels, pastries and coffee.

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7. Neuroscience center hosting speaker from Harvard Medical School

The Integrative Neuroscience Center is hosting Dr. William Carelzon, associate professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, on Tuesday, May 11, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256. Carelzon will discuss “Roles for CREB and Kappa-opioid Receptors in the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders.”

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8. Rec Plex golf event still taking registrations

Spots are still open for the 15th annual Rec Plex Scramble Thursday, June 3, at Silver Spring Country Club in Menomonee Falls. Cost is $100 for 18 holes. Register online. For more information, contact John Kratzer, general manager of the Rec Plex, at 8-7778.

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9. Leftover school supplies to be donated to needy children

The Office of Residence Life is accepting new and slightly used writing utensils, paper, folders, binders, books and art supplies to be donated to children in Africa and New Orleans. Collection boxes will be in residence halls, university-owned apartments and at the AMU information desk from Monday, May 10, to Friday, May 14. Volunteers are also needed to collect and sort the supplies. For more information or to volunteer, contact Erin Kuecker.

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