1. Professor and rector of Santa Clara University Jesuit community elected to Marquette University Board of Trustees

Rev. Michael A. Zampelli, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community and the Paul Locatalli, S.J., Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Santa Clara University, has been elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees.

Zampelli teaches courses in performance and culture, gender/sexuality in performance, theatre history, and literature. Father Zampelli’s scholarly work has appeared in journals such as Theatre Survey, Text and Presentation, and Religion and Theatre. He has also contributed essays on pre- and early-modern performance to several book volumes, including From Rome to Eternity: Catholicism and the Arts in Italy, 1550–1650 and The Jesuits II: Cultures, Sciences, and the Arts, 1540–1773.

In conjunction with his teaching and research, Father Zampelli also directs stage performances. He is particularly concerned with the process of retrieving historical performances for contemporary audiences. As rector, he is the religious superior for the Jesuits living and working at Santa Clara University.

Father Zampelli earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in humanities from Fordham University, master of divinity and master of sacred theology degrees from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, and a doctorate in drama from Tufts University in 1998. He was ordained a priest in 1993.

“Father Zampelli is as passionate about Catholic, Jesuit higher education as he is knowledgeable and experienced. He's one of those gifted educators who leaves students spellbound in lecture halls. As a Santa Clara faculty member with a keen understanding of academia, he will bring a valuable perspective to Marquette's board of trustees,” said Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.

Back to Top

2. All-university Christmas celebration is next week

The all-university Christmas celebration for students, faculty and staff is Wednesday, Dec. 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the AMU. This celebration will have Christmas treats, hot chocolate, festive music and lots of holiday cheer.

Back to Top

3. Course evaluations close Dec. 11

Course evaluations run through Sunday, Dec. 11. Students who complete all evaluations will receive a $1 coupon to the Brew Bayou and be entered into a drawing for an iPad2. The online course evaluation system, MOCES, now has a mobile-friendly page for students who wish to complete evaluations on their mobile devices.

Course evaluations are used by Marquette to review classes and instructors, with the primary goal of improving the quality of both. Responses are private and confidential, and no identifying information will ever appear with a response. For additional information, including FAQs, the course evaluation schedule and a sample evaluation form, contact MOCES.

Back to Top

4. Cap and gown pick up is Dec. 13

Cap and gown pick up for all mid-year commencement graduation candidates is Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in AMU 227. There is no charge or pre-ordering for pick up.

Undergraduates may keep their cap and gown. Graduates in Law, Health Sciences, Master's Program (MPA and DPT), Graduate School of Management and the Graduate School (Master's and Doctoral degrees) must return caps, gowns and hoods to representatives of the cap and gown company immediately following the ceremony. Tassels may be retained as a keepsake.

Contact University Special Events at 8-7431 for more information. A student's name, approximate height, degree and college are needed for a friend or relative to pick up caps and gowns for a student who cannot pick up their graduation apparel.

Back to Top

5. Manresa Scholars holding study abroad info session

The Manresa Scholars Program will be holding an informational session for students who will study abroad next semester on Monday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. in AMU 230. An additional informational session will be held in January.

This program invites junior and senior students to explore and discern a call to Christian ministry and service through field experience in the Milwaukee community, and to reflect that experience through Ignatian spirituality and discernment.

Contact Annie Devine, assistant director in campus ministry, for more information.

Back to Top

6. Business Plan Competition accepting early submissions

The 10th annual Business Plan Competition is accepting early submission entries. Teams that submit entries by Monday, Dec. 12, will have the registration fee waived and be entered in a drawing to win a Google Chromebook. Entries can be submitted for business or social ventures. Registration and full competition details are available online.

Back to Top

7. Christmas break and spring semester parking available

Parking Services will be offering complimentary Christmas break parking in either the 16th Street Structure or the Wells Street Structure. Students leaving campus for the holidays and leaving their vehicles behind can arrange for a no-fee permit after their last exam of the semester. Those interested can donate a few non-perishable food items or a small cash donation that will be given to Campus Kitchen in exchange for the permit. Any student who had a 24-hour/overnight permit during the fall semester will not need to reapply, as permits remain valid until Monday, Jan. 16.

Parking permits for the spring term will go on sale online Monday, Dec. 12 as of 9:00 a.m. Students who purchased fall semester permits will need to reapply, should they want parking for the spring term. Permits applied for by New Year’s Day will be available to be picked up from the parking office beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3. Parking Services office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Permits will not be sold directly out of the parking office until Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Back to Top

8. Liturgical ministers needed for Baccalaureate Mass

Campus Ministry invites graduating seniors to serve as liturgical ministers for the Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Interested participants should contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical services, at 8-0522 by Monday, Dec. 12.

Back to Top

9. Midnight Mass offered

Campus Ministry will celebrate a midnight Mass Sunday, Dec. 11, in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family. The third Sunday of Advent and the end of the semester will be celebrated with hot chocolate and cookies. Contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director for liturgical programs in Campus Ministry, at 8-0522 for more information.

Back to Top

10. OIE announces summer study abroad programs

The Office of International Education announces the summer 2012 study abroad program listings. Marquette faculty-led summer programs are an opportunity for students to build on their global knowledge through a hands-on experience. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, Dec. 19. Students can explore new programs in Bolivia, Cuba, Cyprus, Morocco and London/Barcelona. More information is available on the OIE website.

Back to Top

11. Registration open for Martin Luther King Jr. day of service

Martin Luther King Jr. service day is Monday, Jan. 16. Participants will be beautifying an MPS school and can register online by Friday, Dec. 16. For more information, contact Michael Lampe, graduate assistant for community service, at 8-5791. This event is sponsored by Office of Student Development.

Back to Top

12. Center for Community Service looking for service crew

The captains of the Center for Community Service are currently looking for a crew to help students connect to service and the community in promoting the Call to Service campaign. The mission of this campaign is to encourage fellow Marquette students to sign the call online and guide others to resources for service and reflection.

A meeting will take place at the beginning of the spring semester for students interested in the Call to Service. Students who have signed the call, and are interested in joining the S.O.S. Crew can contact Students of Service.

Back to Top

13. Free parking offered for mid-year commencement

Over the weekend of mid-year commencement, Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18, parking will be free of charge for all parents, relatives, guests and friends of the graduates. Complimentary parking will be available in both the 16th Street Structure and the Wells Street Structure.

Back to Top

14. Brew City Stomp Down tickets available tomorrow

The National Pan-Hellenic Council of Marquette will present “Brew City Stomp Down” Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Riverside Theater. The show will feature Marquette’s DJ Poizon Ivy and talented step crews from across the Midwest.

Tickets are $20 and will be sold starting Friday, Dec. 9, at noon, and can be purchased online, at the Riverside and Pabst Theater box offices or at 414-286-3663. Ticket sales run Monday through Friday, from noon until 6:30 p.m. Contact Brew City Stomp Down for more information, or visit Twitter for event updates.

Back to Top

15. Free pizza and shuttle available for women's game

The Marquette women’s basketball game Saturday, Dec. 10, has been moved to 5 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center.

The first 150 students at the Al McGuire Center will receive free pizza. Following the women’s game against Iona, a shuttle will be available to take fans to the Bradley Center to watch the men’s basketball team play at 8 p.m. against Green Bay.

Admission is free to women’s games for all students with an MUID.

Back to Top

16. Spirit Shop holding meet and greet, sales

The Marquette Spirit Shop is offering an opportunity to meet Coach Buzz Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Spirit Shop during the ESPN Sports Radio broadcast.

The Spirit Shop is holding two sales in December:
•Christmas Sale, Friday, Dec. 9 through Friday, Dec. 23, sweatshirts, t-shirts and caps will be 25 percent off, with additional bonus buys throughout the store and 50 percent off on selected items.

•Super Tuesday 12 Hour Sale, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13., with up to 50 percent off on selected items.

Back to Top

17. Final free group fitness classes tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering free group fitness classes tomorrow, Dec. 9. These are the last free Friday fitness classes until the spring semester.

The classes are free to members. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members to enter the facility and participate in the classes:

• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center

For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979 or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778.

Back to Top

18. Tell us about interesting December graduates by tomorrow

The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about December 2011 graduates for possible use with area media. Graduates who have remarkable plans and jobs post-graduation; unusual backgrounds; overcame substantial obstacles in getting their degree; recent national-level exclusive awards, academic recognition, publications or scholarship; etc. are some ideas that would be appropriate.

What graduates do you know who have fascinating stories to tell? E-mail their names and plenty of details by Friday, Dec. 9.

Back to Top