1. Excellence in University Service Awards Luncheon RSVP deadline is today

Join fellow colleagues at the 2013 Excellence in University Service Awards Luncheon Tuesday, June 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Doug Frohmader, Mary McConnell, John Mohammad and Sue Pendzich will be honored for their contributions to the university at this event.

The deadline to RSVP for the luncheon is today. Interested attendees should contact University Special Events at 8-7431.

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2. Dean Janice Welburn elected secretary of the Center for Research Libraries

Janice Welburn, dean of university libraries, has been elected secretary of the board of directors of the Center for Research Libraries. This is the second consecutive year Welburn has been elected to the board of directors of the Center for Research Libraries, which is an international consortium of 260 university, college and independent research libraries supporting advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences and social sciences by preserving critical primary source material and making it accessible to faculty, students and other researchers.

Since coming to Marquette in 2006, Welburn has an extensive history of professional and academic service, including her current work on the Reaffirmation of Accreditation Steering Committee, First Year Reading Experience Steering Committee and Committee on Academic Technologies. Welburn has been chair for the past three years of the board of directors for the Catholic Research Resources Alliance, and she formerly served on the board of directors for the Association of College and Research Libraries. Welburn has published and made numerous presentations in her fields of interests in librarianship, as well as taught online lyceum courses in fund development and conflict management as an adjunct faculty member of the Association for Research Libraries.

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3. Summer campus maintenance update

The City of Milwaukee is conducting ongoing sewer maintenance that will disrupt water service to select buildings on the west side of campus from late May into June. Pedestrian access to the 15th Street Mall (by Olin Engineering) will be open, but it is recommended that alternate routes are used. 17th Street from Wells Street to Wisconsin Avenue will be closed once work on the 15th Street Mall is completed, tentatively scheduled for June 10 through July 1.

Memorial Library will be impacted by a temporary water outage, and building occupants have received specific information about the outage. That work is expected to begin Thursday, May 30, depending on the weather.

The maintenance work being done to the sewer lines includes a curing process that will create a foul smell. Safety information for the curing products has been reviewed and is available through the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, 8-8411.

Other campus projects that will take place this summer include: improvements to the Westowne Mall sidewalk, 15th Street Mall sidewalk, and 17th and Wells St. sidewalks.

For more information or questions, contact Mike Jahner, associate director of Facilities Services, at 8-5700.

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4. University mourns the death of two former faculty members

The university mourns the death of Dr. Lloyd Doney, professor emeritus of accounting in the College of Business Administration and Michael Cary, adjunct professor of advertising in the College of Communication.

Doney passed away May 18, at the age of 80. He served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and was a professor of accounting at Marquette for 37 years. Visitation will be held Saturday, June 1, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 1755 N. Calhoun Rd., from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with a Mass of Christian Burial at noon. Memorials to Cure d' Arts, St. John Vianney School Foundation or the Elmbrook Humane Society are appreciated.

Cary passed away May 16, after battling cancer. He served as an adjunct professor of advertising for more than 15 years, and often taught media writing. A private memorial service will be held.

Please remember Professors Doney and Cary, their families and friends in your prayers.

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5. University Staff Assembly replaces two former employee groups

President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., and members of the President's cabinet have approved a new employee group, the University Staff Assembly. This group of elected individuals merges two former employee groups, the Committee on Administrators and the Committee on Staff, and represents approximately 1,600 staff employees.

The Staff Assembly has five standing sub-committees: Bylaws Committee, Nominating and Election Committee, Work Environment Committee, Communications Committee and Staff Development and Service Committee.

To learn more about these committees or how to get involved in them, contact The Staff Assembly or visit its website.

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6. Registration still open for two summer golf outings

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.

The annual Faculty/Staff Golf Outing will be held Thursday, June 13, beginning at 11:20 a.m. at Brookfield Hills Golf Course. A registration fee of $32 includes 18 holes of golf, food, door prizes and awards. Carts cost an additional $21. For additional information or to register, contact Lori Suleski, office coordinator for recreational sports, or Anne Pufahl, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-1558.

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7. College of Professional Studies to hold undergraduate information session

The College of Professional Studies will hold an undergraduate degree information session for prospective students Wednesday, June 5, from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Cudahy, 414. Information to be presented will include: accelerated bachelor's degree programs; Saturday, weeknight and online course offerings; the application process and financial aid opportunities.

Register online or by calling 8-3153.

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8. Commuter Value Pass deadline is June 19

The deadline to participate in the Commuter Value Pass payroll deduction program is Wednesday, June 19. Formerly known as the Easy Pass, the Commuter Value Pass offers unlimited Milwaukee County bus rides, including Freeway Flyers and special event shuttles to the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other locations.

The program costs $210 per quarter and can be deducted before taxes to save money. Sign up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the AMU, Union Station, for passes that will be good during July, August and September. Those who wish to drop the pass must also do so in Union Station by June 19.

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9. Mini-course on facilitating online courses 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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10. Athletics to present Backyard BBQ hosted by Buzz Williams

The Marquette community is invited to a Backyard BBQ hosted by Men's Basketball Head Coach Buzz Williams, Wednesday, June 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Central Mall. This annual event features Williams and current and former Marquette basketball players, games and a Texas-style BBQ dinner.

Register online or by calling 8-7431 by Friday, June 21. Tickets are $15 per person before the June 21 deadline, and $18 per person after June 21. Children six and under receive free admission.

For additional information, contact University Special Events at 8-7431.

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11. Join former students at Alumni Reunion Weekend

All faculty and staff are invited to reconnect with former students during Alumni Reunion Weekend Thursday, July 25, to Sunday, July 28. This annual celebration features a variety of events for alumni, and will include affinity celebrations for the Clinical Laboratory Science 75th Anniversary, Dental Hygiene All-Class Reunion, engineering fraternities, Ethnic Alumni Association, Friars of Phi Kappa Theta and Student Safety Programs 25th Anniversary. Highlighted events include:

  • Block Party: Saturday, July 27, from noon to 4 p.m. on the Central Mall Food, beverages and music will be provided at this pay-as-you-go event. There will also be activities for children.

  • Marquette Fest: Saturday, July 27, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in Westowne Square Alumni from any class year are invited to this inaugural street festival. Each decade will have its own "decade-themed" cash-bar, and complimentary snacks, as well as music from Milwaukee-native The 5 Card Studs will be provided.

A complete schedule of events can be found online. Registration can also be completed online.

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12. Marquette in the News delivers university media coverage to your inbox

The Office of Marketing and Communication monitors local, state and national media coverage involving Marquette University. OMC distributes via e-mail a collection of the top news stories about Marquette and members of the university community every Thursday afternoon. Marquette community members who would like to be added to the distribution list should e-mail Marquette in the News.

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