1. Update on June 10 safety alert

On Sunday, June 10, the university community received a safety alert for an incident that took place at approximately 5:07 p.m. in the 2000 block of W. Michigan Street. Two subjects stole a student's wallet and cellphone before stealing her vehicle. The Department of Public Safety worked with the Milwaukee Police Department and both suspects are in custody. The vehicle, a black 4-door Nissan Sentra with Wisconsin license plate 291-RBF, has been recovered.

All Marquette students and employees should immediately call DPS to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Calls can easily be made from one of the nearly 300 blue light phones on or near campus or call DPS at 8-6800 (414-288-6800 off campus). All Marquette students, staffs, guests and visitors are reminded to:

  • Walk in pairs or groups, being aware of surroundings at all times.
  • Use the LIMO and safety patrol services provided by DPS. Call 8-6363 for student safety patrol escorts.
  • During evening hours watch for the new LIMO with strobe lights patrolling the perimeters of campus; the driver may ask if you want a ride or want to request a walking escort.
  • Make sure someone knows when you leave and when to expect you back.
  • Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones at a high volume.
  • Travel on well-lit, busy streets and avoid walking through alleys and parking lots.
  • Be aware of places along your path of travel that could conceal a criminal (shrubbery, building recesses, etc.). Avoid or keep a distance from these areas whenever possible.
  • Take note of suspicious vehicles, especially those that appear to be circling the block or driving unusually slow. If you observe a suspicious vehicle, relay its description and location to DPS using one of the more than 300 blue light phones on and near campus.
  • If you think someone is following you, cross the street, head for a well-populated, well-lit area and contact DPS using one of the more than 300 blue light phones on and near campus.
  • If you plan to drink, do so in moderation to avoid putting yourself in a position of increased risk.
  • If approached, give up your property.

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2. Multicultural Affairs changing name to Intercultural Engagement

Beginning July 1, the Office of Student Development-Multicultural Affairs will be known as the Office of Student Development-Intercultural Engagement. During the past year, the Multicultural Affairs staff reflected on and redefined its purpose and goals. While the center's inherent purpose to serve and support historically underrepresented students remains, it has grown to support cross-cultural exchanges within the diverse student body of Marquette. This name change is meant to better represent the growth and focus of this area.

"Intercultural" acknowledges the intersecting identities within individuals, while also recognizing the connections formed across groups' social identities and experiences. This focus on intercultural, as opposed to multicultural, emphasizes the division's commitment to broadening an understanding of diversity that is inclusive of more than racial and ethnic identities. "Engagement" represents the opportunities for in-depth interaction and participation in collective reflection and dialogue to enhance Marquette students' social, academic and leadership experiences.

For more information, contact Carla Cadet, assistant dean for intercultural engagement at 8-7205.

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3. Get paid to represent Marquette at two Milwaukee events this summer

A limited number of current undergraduate students are needed to staff the Marquette booth at:

  • Bastille Days, Thursday July 12 to Sunday, July 15 Cathedral Square, downtown Milwaukee
  • Irish Fest, Thursday, August 16 to Sunday, August 19 Summerfest Grounds

Student workers will provide information to visitors about the university, coordinate activities and staff the pop-a-shot basketball game. All workers will be paid and receive free admission to the event (if applicable), but must provide their own transportation and parking fees.

To apply, or for more information, email Stacy Tuchel, marketing office associate in the Office of Marketing and Communication, by Monday, June 25. .

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4. University mourns death of Tony Kuchan, Jr.

Marquette University mourns the death of Mark "Tony" Kuchan, Jr., retired assistant professor of psychology. He passed away June 14, at age 82. Kuchan was a professor at Marquette for 37 years, and served as chair of the Department of Psychology. He was also a psychological consultant to St. Charles Youth and Family Services for 46 years, and a longtime Wisconsin Psychological Association ethics committee member and chairman.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 21, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Krause Funeral Home, 7001 W. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee. Visitation will also be held Friday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, 8661 N. 76th Place, Milwaukee. Memorials can be made to The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons.

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5. Register for Buzz's BBQ

The Marquette community is invited to a Texas-style BBQ hosted by Head Men's Basketball Coach Buzz Williams, Wednesday, June 27, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Central Mall. Entering its fifth summer, the annual event features Williams and current and former Marquette basketball players, games and a Texas-style BBQ dinner.

Tickets are $10 per person for attendees age 5 and older. Register online.

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6. "On the Issues" to discuss new Law School Poll

A new Law School Poll will be released this week and will feature the latest numbers in the Wisconsin presidential and U.S. Senate races, as well as a comprehensive look at the post-recall-election attitudes of Wisconsin voters. The results will be discussed at "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Wednesday, June 20, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Running throughout the year, the Marquette University Law School Poll provides a comprehensive, independent survey of voter attitudes in Wisconsin. It is the largest independent polling project in state history. Monthly polls measure voter attitudes toward the 2012 presidential and U.S. Senate elections; citizen reaction to current state policy debates and possible recall elections; and a wide range of opinions among Wisconsin voters.

Register online. For those who can't attend in person, all "On the Issues" events are streamed live online.

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