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

Marquette University Student Government will host a session Tuesday, May 11, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in AMU Ballroom E to discuss the Arts and Sciences dean search.

Dr. Chris Miller, vice president for student affairs, will facilitate the discussion. Other participants will be Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J.; Rev. James Flaherty, S.J., trustee, rector of the Jesuit community and lecturer in the Department of Philosophy; and Dr. Stephanie Quade, dean of students and lecturer in the Department of English.

“We are cognizant that this is final exam week, and students’ primary concern must be their academics,” Miller said. “However, several student groups have approached Student Affairs wanting the opportunity to talk about the events of the past week. This session will allow all of us to do that.”

Because this is a student-focused event, students will be asked to show their MU ID, Miller said. A session for faculty and staff is being planned by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Mission and Identity.

“This is just the beginning of an important dialogue that we will need to continue next year and in the future,” Miller said. “As an educational institution, we are committed both to open discussion and to learning from each other.”

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3. Tickets for Senior Ball and Senior Family Brunch available

Tickets for the Senior Week Senior Ball and Senior Family Brunch are on sale now in the AMU Brooks Lounge. Senior Ball begins at 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Discovery World. The brunch will be served at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 22, in Westowne Square (rain location is AMU Marquette Place). Senior Mass is at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 16, in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family.

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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. 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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7. 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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8. 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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9. 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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