1. Engineering lab to be named for Dr. Stan Jaskolski

The Discovery Learning Lab in the new College of Engineering building, called the Discovery Learning Complex, will be named in honor of retiring Dean Stan Jaskolski.

At a retirement reception for Jaskolski last week, President Robert A. Wild, S.J., said Robert and Patricia Kern, who earlier had donated $15 million for the new facility, agreed that the lab should be named for Jaskolski. “Bob and Pat funded the original Discovery Learning Center space in Haggerty Hall and could not be more thrilled about seeing this concept for education get the space it deserves in our new facility,” Wild said. “They agree that it should be named for the man who set in motion so much excitement for our College of Engineering.”

The university also announced another $1 million gift from an anonymous donor for the Discovery Learning Complex. Five six-figure gifts were also received in the past month, according to Julie Tolan, vice president for university advancement. “While these wonderful gifts bring us closer to our goal, we are continuing our aggressive fund-raising, so that we can complete the entire project as soon as possible,” Tolan said.

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2. Alumnae leaders to discuss careers at Waukesha luncheon

The Marquette Alumni Association will host a “Waukesha County Women's Leadership Luncheon” featuring Waukesha County alumnae leaders Wednesday, June 2, at the Country Springs Hotel. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. for the noon luncheon.

Alumnae who will discuss their professional success, impact on their communities as volunteers and mentors, and balance in their personal lives are:

• Suzanne Kelley, Grad ’89, president of Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce

• Terri Mahoney-Ogden, Arts ’87, early advocate for the Krueger Parent and Child Center

• Susan Marks, Bus Ad ’84, co-Founder and CEO of Pinstripe, Inc.

• Lisa Reardon, Bus Ad ’88, president of CC&N

The panel will be moderated by Kristine Rappé, senior vice president and chief administrative officer of Wisconsin Energy Corp., Marquette trustee and parent of a Marquette student.

Cost is $50. Register online.

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3. Piano pre-sale for Marquette community members this weekend

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, acoustic and electric guitars, will be on sale May 29-31 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 8-4884.

The sale will be open to the public Monday, May 31, from noon to 5 p.m.

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4. CPS hosting session about accelerated undergraduate degree

The College of Professional Studies will host an information session about its accelerated undergraduate degree for prospective adult students Tuesday, June 8, from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Cudahy 414. The session will cover bachelor's degree programs; Saturday, weeknight and online course options; the accelerated eight-week sessions from September through May; the application and admission process; and financial aid.

Register online.

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5. News Briefs begins summer schedule today

The News Briefs e-newsletter begins its once-a-week summer publication schedule today, May 24. The Thursday edition won’t return until fall semester.

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, News Briefs will be published next Tuesday, June 1, rather than Monday, May 31

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6. Summerfest ticket sale for scholarship aid ends May 31

Marquette community members can support Marquette scholarship aid through the online purchase of Summerfest tickets. For every standard price ($15) admission ticket, $3 will benefit Marquette’s general scholars fund. Tickets can be printed at home. The promotion runs through Monday, May 31.

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