1. Chuck Swoboda elected chair of Marquette's Board of Trustees

Charles M. Swoboda, Eng '89, was elected chair of the Marquette University Board of Trustees at a Board meeting held May 2. Swoboda joined the Board in 2004 and served as vice chair from 2011 to 2012.

As chief executive officer of Cree, Inc., Swoboda and Cree are leading the LED lighting revolution to make the incandescent light bulb obsolete through the use of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly LED lighting. Swoboda joined Cree in 1993 and has held numerous executive positions influencing and leading the company's culture, technology, and business strategy as it has grown and established its market leadership. He has served as a member of the Cree Board of Directors since 2000, as chief executive officer since 2001 and as chairman of the company's Board since 2005.

In 2010, Swoboda was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year for the Carolinas. He received the Spirit of Marquette Award in 2004 and is a member of the Marquette University President's Society and 1881 Society.

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2. Marquette student injured in accident improving

Members of Campus Ministry, who have been in touch with Tyler Brewster and his family since the accident, received permission from the family to share the following update from Tyler's parents:

"We would like to send our sincere appreciation to the faculty, staff and students at Marquette University for the amazing support and outpouring of love that our son, Tyler Brewster, has received since his accident on May 5. The list of special people to thank is long, so please forgive us for not naming everyone.

We would especially like to thank Marquette University's College of Nursing staff for their kind words and prayers as well as Tyler's fellow nursing students for their cards, flowers and visits. While Tyler has a long road ahead in his recovery, he has made great strides and was recently moved out of the Intensive Care Unit and upgraded to satisfactory condition by Froedtert Hospital. Your continued prayers are appreciated."

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3. Office of Mission and Ministry announces directors for Campus Ministry and the Faber Center

The Office of Mission and Ministry has announced the hiring of Mary Sue Callan-Farley and Dr. Michael Dante as the directors of Campus Ministry and the Faber Center, respectively. Both are expected to start Aug. 1.

Stephanie Russell, vice president of mission and ministry, said both will bring many gifts to Marquette's campus and build on the foundation established by Mike Hogan and Rev. Edward Mathie, S.J., the past directors of the Faber Center and Campus Ministry. "Michael and Mary Sue are wonderful Ignatian leaders with experience in Jesuit higher education," Russell said. "I look forward to working with them and to discovering how they will invite us to explore Marquette's mission in deeper ways."

Callan-Farley has been the director of Campus Ministry at Saint Peter's College in New Jersey for the past 11 years. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree in theological studies from the Maryknoll School of Theology. Dante is currently a visiting assistant professor at Fordham University, overseeing the master's degree and graduate certificate program in spiritual direction. He received his doctorate degree in spirituality from the Catholic University of America and has extensive experience in retreat ministry.

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4. Engineering Hall shares top honor from state construction publication

Engineering Hall was recognized as one of the top construction projects in Wisconsin for 2011 by The Daily Reporter, a magazine devoted to construction in Wisconsin. Awarded "Best in Show" at the magazine's annual Top Projects event last week, Engineering Hall shared the honor with the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Union South project, marking the first time the top honor has been shared by two projects.

Engineering Hall was selected from a group of 30 building projects based on challenges the project overcame before and during construction, the benefit the project offered to the community and advancements the project provided to the state's construction industry. It was also specifically lauded for its design, which joins classrooms with lab space that is visible from the sidewalk.

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5. Hank Aaron Commencement advertisements are online

Legendary baseball player Hank Aaron will be the keynote speak at this year's spring Commencement. An advertising campaign promoting his achievements on and off the baseball field will run on local television and radio stations through Saturday, May 19. The television and radio advertisements are available on the Commencement website.

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6. Campus Ministry to host afternoon of reflection for seniors

Campus Ministry will host an afternoon of reflection and conversation for seniors about their time at Marquette on Monday, May 14, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family. The afternoon will also include time to spend a few moments in the places around campus that hold special meaning for graduating seniors. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, contact Campus Ministry at 8-6873.

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7. Some hours of operation change for Senior Week and summer

Departments and services with special hours of operation for Senior Week, May 14 to May 20, and during the summer include:

Alumni Memorial Union and Information Desk
Senior Week hours begin Sunday, May 13:
Sunday, May 13: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, May 14 to Saturday, May 19: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 20: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer hours begin Monday, May 21:
Monday, May 21 to Thursday, May 24: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, May 25: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 26: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 27: Closed
Individual departments within the AMU may have different hours of operation for Senior Week and summer.

Help Desk
Summer hours begin Monday, May 14:
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Senior Week hours begin Friday, May 11:
Friday, May 11: 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 12: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 13: Closed
Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18: 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 19: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer hours begin Monday, May 21:
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
Summer hours begin Saturday, May 12:
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 5:
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
Senior Week hours begin Sunday, May 13:
Sunday, May 13: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, May 14 to Thursday, May 17: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, May 18: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Summer hours begin Monday, May 21:
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Student Health Service
Summer hours begin Monday, May 14:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Union Sports Annex
Senior Week hours begin Sunday, May 13:
Sunday, May 13: Thursday, May 17: Closed
Friday, May 18: 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, May 19: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Summer hours begin Monday, May 23:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Wednesday and Thursday: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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8. Reaffirmation of accreditation progress report available

The latest progress report on the university's reaffirmation of accreditation/self-study process is now available. The self-study includes five core criteria, along with a section dedicated to federal compliance. Subcommittees are preparing draft chapters for each area, which will be completed during the summer and fall 2012 semesters. During the spring 2013 semester, a draft of the self-study will be released to the entire campus community for review and comment. The anticipated site visit by Marquette's accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission, will occur in the fall 2013 or spring 2014 semester.

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9. Last week for Haggerty exhibitions

Four exhibitions at the Haggerty Museum of Art run through Sunday, May 20.

The Europeans, a collection of photographs by Tina Barney, provides an intimate look at wealthy Europeans through the eyes of the American photographer. This is the first time the exhibit, which presents 20 works from the photographer's travels, was featured in an American museum.

Inevitable Finality, The Gemini G.E.L. Prints, featuring the work of Philip Guston, presents all 25 lithographs created in the last two months of the artist's life. As a collection, the works reveal Guston's lifelong passion for drawing, his return to the figurative and his deep appreciation of the immediacy and liveliness inherent in drawings.

Marriage, a collection by British conceptual artist John Stezaker, is an exhibit of nine film portraits made between 2009 and 2011. The artist mined vintage film stills and publicity shots of classic movie stars from Hollywood's Golden Age to create a new series of collages.

Selections from The Mary B. Finnigan Collection includes select works from the permanent collection purchased with funds provided by the Mary B. Finnigan Art Endowment Fund. The exhibit includes paintings by Lovis Corinth, Jean Fautrier, Wifredo Lam, Jacob Lawrence and others. A longtime supporter and Friend of the Haggerty Museum of Art board member, Mary Finnigan gave a major gift to the museum in 1991 to establish the art endowment fund, which has brought 13 art gifts to the Haggerty over the past 20 years.

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10. Piano sale open to Marquette community members

A large selection of used grand, baby grand and other pianos used on campus by Marquette students, as well as other keyboards, orchestral string instruments and guitars will be on sale Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28, as part of a partnership between Marquette and the Rockley Family Foundation. Most instruments are less than a year old and include a new factory warranty and tuning. The event will be held in the Varsity Theatre.

The pre-sale for Marquette community members is May 25 through May 27, by appointment. Call 8-4884.

The general public final sale day will be Monday, May 28, from noon to 5 p.m.

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