Nearly 1,300 undergraduates and more than 700 graduate and professional students will receive their Marquette degrees at Commencement on Sunday, May 23, at 9:30 a.m. at the Bradley Center. The Baccalaureate Mass will be Saturday, May 16, at 4:30 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena.
For the first time, Commencement will be webcast so that family and friends not in attendance can participate in the ceremony.
Wendy Kopp, founder and chief executive of Teach For America, will be the Commencement speaker. Nicholas Ingraham, from the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, will serve as the student speaker. Kopp will receive an honorary degree from Marquette, along with:
• Joan Biskupic, Jour '78, Supreme Court biographer and veteran journalist
• Anne M. Burke, Illinois Supreme Court Justice and founder of the Chicago Special Olympics
• Janice McLaughlin, M.M., Arts '69, author and president of the Maryknoll Sisters
All campus parking lots will be open and free of charge over Commencement weekend, May 21-23. Gates to all lots will open Friday afternoon and will remain open through Sunday evening. Structures will still be staffed with an attendant. For more information, contact Jay Sobota, parking services manager, at 8-6911.
Construction on the Zoo Interchange will result in interchange closures during Commencement weekend — from 9 p.m. Friday, May 21, through 5 a.m. Monday, May 24.
Demolition of the old bridge from I894 north to I94 west will require the closure of:
• I94 east (through the interchange)
• the ramp from I94 west to I894/US45 south
• US45 south to I894 south (through the interchange)
• the ramp from I94 east to US45 north
Zilber Hall has been recognized with a 2010 Mayor’s Design Award in the “Urbanism Redefined” category for projects that are sensitive to the urban context. The award is one of 23 projects being honored today, May 20, by Mayor Tom Barrett for contributing to the design excellence of the urban landscape.
The first floor of Zilber Hall, a 130,000-square-foot, four-story building at 1250 W. Wisconsin Ave., is the base location for some of the university’s primary student services. Administrative offices occupy the second and third floors, with a chapel on the second floor. The fourth floor executive suite includes the offices of the President, Provost and Senior Vice President.
Designed by Kubala Washatko Architects and constructed by Opus North Corporation, Zilber Hall is constructed of masonry and precast concrete panels that are designed to maximize the amount of natural light in the interior workspaces.
Dr. Annemarie Sawkins, associate curator of the Haggerty Museum of Art, will conduct a Lunchtime Learning program with a gallery walk-through of A Collection’s Legacy, Women Donors at the Haggerty at noon Tuesday, May 25.
In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the museum and The Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, A Collection’s Legacy celebrates the role women donors have played in the development of the museum’s collection. Representing a range of works from Old Master paintings to contemporary prints and photographs, the exhibition highlights key works from the permanent collection.
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, and acoustic and electric guitars, will be on sale May 28-31 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 8-4484.
The sale will be open to the public Monday, May 31, from noon to 5 p.m.
In the spirit of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, the Music Programs will sponsor a carillon concert dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary at noon Sunday, May 23. The concert, based on the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, will be performed by Mark Konewko, carillonneur, from the Marquette Hall tower.
The Graduate School of Management will hold information sessions covering curriculum, admissions requirements, application process and other information in June:
Tuesday, June 1, 5:30 p.m. reception and 6 p.m. presentation — Waukesha MBA Program, at MRA, the management association, N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha.
Wednesday, June 2, 5:30 p.m. reception and 6 p.m. presentation — Executive MBA program, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall, second floor.
Thursday, June 3, 5 p.m. reception and 5:30 p.m. presentation — On-campus MBA and MS programs, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall 105.
To RSVP or for more information, call 8-7145.
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 are also accepted.
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.
As part of the Centennial Celebration of Women, Marquette is gathering first-person accounts that will document the experiences of women at Marquette with an Oral History Project. Marquette community members are invited to share recollections of campus life, female faculty and staff, women’s athletics, AMUW and women religious.
The university is also looking for stories from female pioneers who enrolled in academic programs that historically served male students, such as the Law School, College of Engineering and School of Dentistry. Forms can be completed online.