1. Children’s Hospital CEO elected to Board of Trustees

Peggy Troy, president and chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital and Health System, has been elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees.

Troy is a 1974 graduate of the College of Nursing and earned her master’s degree in nursing from DePaul University. Named CEO of Children’s Hospital and Health Systems in 2009, she directs the 12 entities that make up the independent health care system, working to improve the lives of children through care giving, advocacy, research and education.

Prior to returning to Milwaukee, where she had served as an intern at Children’s Hospital, Troy was the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis from 2006 to 2009. Previously, she was president and CEO of the Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and president of Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Tex.

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2. College of Business Administration holding centennial event

The College of Business Administration on Saturday, May 14, will celebrate 100 years of Jesuit business education at Marquette with a Centennial Celebration event. A 4:30 p.m. Mass at Church of the Gesu will be followed by a reception and dinner in the AMU Monaghan Ballroom.
Register online.
Founded in 1910 as one of the first business schools in the nation, the college in 1928 was the first Catholic business school to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The MBA program was first offered in 1951 and the Executive MBA program in 1996. The Graduate School of Management was established in July 2006.

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3. From Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J.:

Each year Marquette University celebrates its values and commitment to excellence by awarding honorary degrees and including in its graduating class a number of outstanding individuals recognized for their scholarship and exceptional achievements. I am asking for your help in identifying future honorary degree recipients.

Because the great majority of honorary degrees are awarded to individuals nominated by you, the Marquette community, I ask you to thoughtfully consider an individual we might so recognize. That person may have demonstrated leadership in a profession or provided exemplary service to society. In all cases there must be an appropriateness of the nominees to the distinctive mission and values of Marquette University. Since honorary degrees are not awarded in absentia or posthumously, it is also helpful to know that if an invitation is offered, this nominee will be likely to accept Marquette’s invitation.

Nominations will be considered by the Committee on University Honors. Should you make a nomination, it should take the form of a letter or e-mail of support explaining why it would be appropriate for Marquette to honor this particular person. It should include some basic biographical information, a short account of the individual’s principal accomplishments, and a clear rationale for recognition by Marquette University. Please direct your questions and nomination, which may be submitted by e-mail, to Chad Oldfather, chair of the Committee on University Honors and associate professor of law, by June 15.

Individuals whom the Board of Trustees approves for an honorary degree may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to accept it with the next graduating class. Once approved by the trustees, an offer may be extended at some point over a five-year period that is mutually agreeable to both the individual and Marquette.

You may find it helpful to review the names of previous honorary degree recipients. The 2011 honorary degree recipients are:

•  David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian;

•  Will Allen, co-founder and CEO of Growing Power, which develops Community Food Systems to provide high-quality, safe, healthy, affordable food for all residents in the community;

•  Bill Drayton, founder of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, a global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs;

•  Catherine Rick, Grad ’87, chief officer in the Office of Nursing Services for the Department of Veteran Affairs, provides leadership and guidance to VA’s 75,000 nursing personnel, who care for nearly 6 million veterans each year.

Thank you for your help in identifying potential honorary degree recipients. The quality of your nominations allows us to showcase in a very public way the embodiment of excellence, faith, leadership and service that are the hallmarks of our mission statement.

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4. Join Father Wild for “Late Night Breakfast!” study break Monday

President Robert A. Wild, S.J., will join students for MUSG’s beach-themed “Late Night Breakfast!” study break Monday, May 9, in the AMU Ballrooms. Free scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, coffee and orange juice will be provided to students from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Father Wild will retire this summer after 15 years as Marquette president.

The Ethnic Alumni Association is also hosting its semi-annual student study break with alumni Wednesday, May 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the AMU Lunda Room. Free ice cream and beverages will be provided. For more information contact Alumni Engagement and Outreach at 8-7441.

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5. Sobelmans Pub N Grill coming to campus

Marquette students and staff will have a new food option soon when Sobelmans Pub N Grill opens a second location at the southwest corner of 16th and Wells.

Located in the space vacated by Angelo’s Pizza, Sobelmans will feature its signature burgers and specialty pizza options.  

Watch for hours and the official opening date in an upcoming edition of News Briefs!

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6. Grades available after 5 p.m. May 17

Students and those who have been given guest access to grades will not have access to view grades in CheckMarq until early evening Tuesday, May 17. This allows the Office of the Registrar time to post grades and run reports for the colleges/schools. Log in to CheckMarq after 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, to view grades.

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7. Spirit Shop offering 25-percent off

The Marquette Spirit Shop will hold its End of Semester Sale from Friday, May 6, to Sunday, May 15, with 25 percent off almost all merchandise. Regular exclusions apply.

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8. The Marquette Tribune named “Best All-Around Student Newspaper”

The Marquette Tribune has been named the national winner of the "Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper" in the four-year college/university category in the Society of Professional Journalists' 2010 Mark of Excellence Awards. These awards honor collegiate work published or broadcast during 2010.

SPJ previously named The Tribune regional winner in April, along with five other individual regional awards in the categories of breaking news reporting (Christopher Placek and William O'Brien), in-depth reporting (Jeff Engel and Kaellen Hessel), feature writing (Dominic Tortorice) and sports column writing (Erik Schmidt). The 11 regional first-place winners moved on to the national competition.

The Tribune will be recognized at the Excellence in Journalism 2011 conference in New Orleans in September.

MUTV and MU Radio were also honored for:

• Radio News Reporting, first place — “Seniors Seeking Jobs” by Justine Shorter.

• Radio Sports Reporting, first place — Bond Shymansky Podcast, by Michael Wottreng.

• Television Sports Reporting, first place, Marquette Basketball Weekly by Brad Galli.

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9. WGST Program announces fellowship winners

The Women's and Gender Studies Program has announced the winners of the two 2011 WGST Fellowship competitions.

Dr. Sandra Hunter, associate professor of physical therapy, and Alyssa Stevens, a senior exercise science major in the College of Health Sciences, have been awarded a WGST Collaborative Research Fellowship for summer and fall 2011, for "Gender Bias in Exercise Performance: Physiology or Participation."

Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, associate professor of psychology, and Rachael Wandrey, a junior psychology and WGST major in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, have also been awarded a WGST Collaborative Research Fellowship for summer and fall 2011 for "The Generative Lesbian."

Natalie Campbell, a senior English and secondary education major in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for "Female Classroom Leadership: The Origins of Gender Equality in Uganda."

Nasir Hussain, a sophomore political science and criminology and law studies major in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for "Sexual Assault and Forensic Evidence in the Milwaukee Court System."

The winners of these fellowships will present their research at a WGST colloquium in November 2011.

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10. Some hours of operation change as semester ends

Departments and services with special hours of operation for spring break include:

Alumni Memorial Union and Information Desk
Thursday, May 5, to Saturday, May 7 — 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.*
Sunday, May 8 — 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.*
Monday, May 9, to Thursday, May 12 — 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.*
Friday, May 13, to Saturday, May 14 — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 15 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, May 16, to Saturday, May 21 — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 22 — 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Summer hours begin Monday, May 23:
Monday to Thursday — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday — 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday — closed

* The AMU will have special late night study areas in both the Marquette Place dining area and the Brooks Lounge through May 13.

Individual departments in the AMU may have different hours of operation for Senior Week and summer.

Help Desk
Friday, May 6 — 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 7 — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 8 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, May 9, through Thursday, May 12 — 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, May 13 — 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 14 — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 15 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Summer hours begin Monday, May 16:
Monday to Friday — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday — closed.

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Raynor second floor and Bridge open 24 hours through May 12.
Raynor Lower Level open to 2 a.m. May 6-12.
24-hour access ends May 12.

Friday, May 13 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 14 — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 15 — closed
Monday, May 16, to Friday, May 20 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 21 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 22 — closed

Summer hours begin Monday, May 23:
Monday to Thursday — 7:45 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday — 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Rec Center
Friday, May 6 — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8 — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, May 9, to Thursday, May 12 — 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, May 13 — 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Summer hours starting Saturday, May 14:
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
Summer hours begin Saturday, May 7: 
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. 4 p.m.

Spirit Shop
Friday, May 6 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 7 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 8 — noon to 4 p.m.
Monday, May 9, to Friday, May 13 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 14 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 15 — noon to 4 p.m.
Monday, May 16, to Thursday, May 19 — 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, May 20 — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, to Sunday, May 22 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer hours begin Monday, May 23:
Monday to Friday — 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday — closed

Student Health Service
Friday, May 6 — 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8 — closed
Monday, May 9, through Friday, May 13 — 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer hours begin Monday, May 16:
Monday to Friday — 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday — closed

Union Sports Annex
Friday, May 6, to Saturday, May 7 — 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday, May 8 — 1 p.m. to midnight
Monday, May 9, to Wednesday, May 11 — 5 p.m. to midnight
Thursday, May 12 — 4 p.m. to midnight
Friday, May 13 — 1 p.m. to close
Saturday, May 14, to Thursday, May 19 — closed
Friday, May 20 — 4 p.m. to close
Saturday, May 21, to Sunday, May 22 — 1 p.m. to close

Summer hours begin Monday, May 23:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday — closed

Wednesday and Thursday — 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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11. Hunger Clean-Up T-shirts still available

Hunger Clean-Up T-shirts are still available for $10 in AMU 329 while supplies last. Proceeds benefit HCU.

More than 1,400 students, faculty, staff and administrators volunteered at 45 sites, including local pantries, in neighborhood clean-ups and within shelters, for HCU 2011, despite the weather.

Nearly $25,000 in cash and in-kind donations was also raised to support HCU operations and grant efforts. Recipients of the newly dedicated, $3,000 Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., HCU grants were The House of Peace, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin and Riverwest Neighborhood Association's Urban Garden.

Applications for the 2012 HCU planning board (event planning, fundraising, grant-making, marketing, organizational dynamics, program management etc.) will be available in September.

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12. Free group fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering free group fitness classes tomorrow, May 6.

The classes are free to members:
• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Variety Aerobics on the sand volleyball courts at the Rec Center
• Total Body Workout at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex

Call 8-6979 for more information.

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13. Neuroscience colloquium to address motor recovery post-stroke

The Integrative Neuroscience Research Center will host Dr. Carolynn Patten, associate professor of physical therapy at the University of Florida, Tuesday, May 10, at noon in Schroeder Complex 256. Patten will present “From Motor Units to Motor Recovery Post-stroke.”

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14. Shoe drive to benefit those in developing countries

Midnight Run is sponsoring a shoe drive for "Soles4Souls," which distributes shoes in developing countries. Shoes that are no longer needed can be dropped off in Campus Ministry, AMU 236, by Friday, May 20.

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