The fall semester will bring continued renovation of the three buildings that make up the campus historic core – Johnston Hall, Marquette Hall and Sensenbrenner Hall. These three buildings have not had significant renovations since the mid-1970s.
Demolition of the interior of the first and third floors of Marquette Hall began this summer and will continue this fall. To accommodate the renovation process, the Office of Disability Services will temporarily relocate to the fifth floor of the 707 Building, located at 707 N. 11th St., Friday, Aug. 9. The Office of Disability Services will be closed that day to accomplish the move, and will re-open in the 707 Building on Monday, Aug. 10. Visitors can enter through the doors on the east side of the building along the pedestrian mall that services the 707 Building along with Carpenter Tower and Cobeen Hall. Next fall, the Office of Disability Services will permanently move to a partially renovated Coughlin Hall, which will house several departments providing student support services and programs.
Demolition of the former legal research center was completed this summer, and interior revitalization activities will continue in Sensenbrenner Hall during the fall semester. The main college office of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, will move to Sensenbrenner Hall in spring 2014. A construction webcam is available online to view Sensenbrenner Hall renovation progress. The departments of English, philosophy and theology will move from Coughlin Hall to the renovated Marquette Hall during 2014 and 2015.
Interior renovations have begun inside Johnston Hall, which will remain the home of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication. The northwest stair tower (nearest to Gesu Church) will be closed through the end of September, but the main entrance on Wisconsin Ave. remains open.
Watch News Briefs for continued updates on the historic core renovation process.
Engineering Hall has received LEED® – Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED® is an internationally recognized green building certification system; its new construction rating system measures the environmental impacts inherent in the design, construction, operations and management of a building.
Tom Ganey, university architect, said the inclusion of sustainable building design principles was an absolute requirement for Engineering Hall since discussions about the project began in January 2005.
Other Marquette University projects recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council include: LEED® Certification for the renovation of McCabe Hall and for the construction of Zilber Hall, and LEED® – Silver certification for the construction of Zilber Hall. Marquette University is currently using sustainable design practices and pursuing LEED®certification on the renovation projects at Sensenbrenner Hall, Johnston Hall and Marquette Hall.
IT Services will be updating to Exchange 2013, the latest version of Microsoft software that powers the eMarq email system. The first step in this upgrade will be a new login screen for the Outlook web application. The new login screen will appear for computers on the campus network starting at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. The new screen may take up to 72 hours to appear when accessing the Outlook web application from off-campus. After logging in, the inbox will look the same until individuals are moved to the new system. IT Services will be moving mailboxes in phases starting in fall 2013. Further information about the Exchange 2013 upgrade can be found online.
The Office of Student Development will host this semester's O-Fest and Community Service Fair on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Central Mall. Many of Marquette's 270 student organizations will join local community service agencies and university departments to showcase involvement opportunities and services available to students.
Offices or departments interested in hosting a table at this year's O-Fest should contact Matt Lengen, coordinator for student organizations and leadership in the Office of Student Development, at 8-7205.
The Office of Residence Life is looking for volunteers to help welcome students to campus. Arrival day for freshmen is Wednesday, Aug. 21, and arrival day for sophomores is Saturday, Aug. 24. Volunteers can work as greeters, assist with administrative tasks or volunteer to help students move into their rooms. There is no minimum or maximum time commitment.
For more information or to sign up, contact Rick Arcuri, associate dean for administration in the Office of Residence Life, at 8-7208.
Registration is now open for the 35th annual Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 14. More than 16,000 participants are expected to line up on Marquette's campus for an 8K run and 3- and 5-mile walks to help make a difference in the lives of children from across Wisconsin. The event was founded by former Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire and has raised more than $14 million for the hospital to fund medical care, research and education.
The race starts at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue and continues to Lake Michigan near the Summerfest grounds. There is a $25 registration for walkers and a $30 registration for runners, both of which include a t-shirt. Register online as an individual or with a Marquette team by Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 5 p.m. For more information about joining the Marquette University team or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Ali Myszewski, assistant director of the AMU, at 8-3129.
The Employee Wellness Program offers a Weight Watchers program for employees. Meetings take place every Thursday in Raynor Memorial Libraries from 12:20 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Employees who register before Sept. 6 will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Visa Gift Card.
CrossFit and Cardio Dance classes have been added to fall group fitness classes, which begin Aug. 26. CrossFit classes combine elements of weight training, bodyweight calisthenics and short bursts of cardio. A full schedule of group fitness classes and pricing can be found online. Discounts have also been added for individuals who participate in more than one class.
For further information, or to register for the Weight Watchers program or fall group fitness classes, contact Kristin Kipp, wellness coordinator, at 8-5607.