1. Disability Services temporarily relocating as part of historic core updates, renovations continue this fall

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.

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2. Engineering Hall earns LEED® certification

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.

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3. Email software being upgraded to Exchange 2013

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 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 August 2013. Further information about the Exchange 2013 upgrade can be found online.

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4. Registration open for Briggs & Al's Run & Walk

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 cost 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.

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