1. Commencement weekend includes Mass, webcast and free parking

Marquette's 132nd Commencement will be held Sunday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. at the Bradley Center. The Baccalaureate Mass will be Saturday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena. Tickets are not needed for either event.

A full freeway closure of I-94 North-South will take place Friday evening, May 17, through Sunday morning, May 19, the weekend of Commencement. If travel plans of family and friends planning to attend Commencement include traveling along I-94 East (Northbound) through Kenosha and Racine Counties, allow extra time for traveling. Visit the project website to view the latest information and alternate route information.

Bill Cosby will be this year's Commencement speaker. Cosby is known for his commitment to education and emphatically believes that the best assurance for a satisfying and rewarding life begins with knowledge. Cosby himself went back to college, long after he had achieved much of his success to obtain a master's degree as well as a doctorate degree in education. As part of the ceremony, Cosby will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree.

Sister Rosemary Connelly, R.S.M., will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. She is executive director of Misericordia Heart of Mercy, a service organization in Rogers Park, Ill., that supports people with developmental disabilities. The all-university Commencement ceremony will be webcast so that family and friends not in attendance can participate.

All campus parking lots will be open and free of charge over Commencement weekend, May 17-19. Gates to most lots will open Friday afternoon and will remain open through Sunday evening. Structures will still be staffed with an attendant. For more information, contact Jay Sobota, parking services manager, at 8-6911.

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2. University mourns the death of Rory Knox

The university mourns the death of Rory Knox, animal care and facility supervisor in the Office of Research Compliance. Knox passed away the weekend of May 4-5, 2013. Visitation is Friday, May 17, from noon to 1 p.m., and will be followed by a service at 1 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, located at 3737 N. Sherman Blvd. in Milwaukee.

Expressions of condolence may be sent to:
Family of Rory Knox
C/O Office of Research Compliance
Schroeder Complex, Room 102

Please remember Rory, his family and friends in prayer.

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3. Center for Teaching and Learning hiring for new faculty program coordinator position

The Center for Teaching and Learning is inviting applications for a faculty program coordinator. The CTL has identified a need for increased shared governance in course offerings to ensure faculty needs are addressed. To meet this need, the CTL has initiated the position of a faculty program coordinator who will serve as a faculty voice within the CTL. The program coordinator is a part-time position that will work closely with CTL staff and other campus stakeholders, identifying opportunities for increased support for faculty in pursuit of teaching excellence.

This is a half-time position that will carry a term of no more than three years. To facilitate dialogue and continued presence, the faculty program coordinator will have office space, a telephone and a modest operating budget, with the expectation of regular occupancy within the CTL.

The position is expected to start in August 2013. Applications can be submitted to Shaun Longstreet, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and are due May 31.

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4. Compendium submission deadline is May 31

Faculty and staff with professional accomplishments such as publications, presentations and awards should make sure they are documented by Friday, May 31, by submitting them to the Faculty Activities Database (for full-time and clinical faculty members) or online (for part-time, adjunct, participating or visiting faculty members and full-time staff members). Full-time and participating faculty members submitting through the FAD need to check the appropriate box on the "Report Permissions" page in the FAD to submit items to Compendium.

Accomplishments that have occurred since Dec. 1, 2012, and that were not included in the winter issue of Compendium will be used to compile the summer issue, which will be distributed in late August.

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5. Register for peacemaking and forgiveness study group this summer

Alumna Dr. Betty Harmatys Park will lead a course on peacemaking and forgiveness, "The Everyday Art of Forgiving," this summer. As part of the Center for Peacemaking's Faculty and Graduate Student Nonviolence study group, the course will meet six Thursdays at noon this summer, beginning Thursday, May 16, in the Center for Peacemaking, in the Academic Support Facility, 201.

Lunch will be provided. Individuals interested in joining the study group should email Patrick Kennelly, director of the Center for Peacemaking.

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6. Online mini-course offered July 29 through August 18

The Center for Teaching and Learning will host a three-week online mini-course from Monday, July 29, to Sunday, August 18. Participants will explore best practices for facilitating online or blended courses. All coursework is online.

Registration is now open and space is limited. For additional information, contact Heidi Schweizer, eLearning director, at 8-8811.

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7. Guest lodging available in campus apartments

Guest apartments are available this summer in Campus Town East and West to provide visitors with an alternative to area hotel accommodations. Faculty, staff and administrators can house job candidates, guest speakers, seminar participants, new staff members, parents and other visitors who need a place to stay while on campus.

Each furnished, air-conditioned guest apartment can accommodate up to six people and has a fully equipped kitchen with appliances and dishes, two extra-long twin beds in each bedroom with pillows and bed linens, alarm clock/radio, dresser, desk, closet space, a full bathroom with linens, wireless Internet access, an iron/ironing board and cable television.

For rates and room availability, contact Conference Services in the Office of Residence Life at 8-7208.

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8. Register for Tee It Up For Hoops fundraiser by May 31

Join the Marquette women's basketball program's annual Tee It Up For Hoops golf outing on Tuesday, June 11, at 8 a.m. at The Legend at Bristlecone in Hartland, Wis. The event is $195 per golfer to play 18 holes along with the women's basketball team and staff, or $225 per golfer to include a Par-3 Challenge and three mulligans. A continental breakfast, lunch and participation gift will be provided. A lunch-only option is available for $35 per person. All proceeds benefit the women's basketball program.

Register by Friday, May 31. For additional information, contact Erin Wright, executive assistant for women's basketball, at 8-5784.

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9. Piano sale open to Marquette community members

A large selection of 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 24, to Sunday, May 26, 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 Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, by appointment. Call 8-4884 to make an appointment. The general public final sale will be Sunday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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