Wisconsin Avenue will be closed to all non-parade traffic Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Harley-Davidson's 110th Anniversary parade. The parade begins at Miller Park and ends at Lake Michigan, following a route down Wisconsin Avenue.
Campus will be split into two parts during the duration of the parade– south of Wisconsin Avenue and north of Wisconsin Avenue. Pedestrians will not be able to cross Wisconsin Avenue from one side to the other and are advised to wait until the parade is over, as there are no feasible pedestrian options for getting around the parade once the streets are closed at 9:30 a.m. Those driving cars to campus are advised to use either I-94 to reach the south side, or I-43 to reach the north side.
Questions can be directed to the University Information Center at 8-7250.
Student Health Service has changed its name to Marquette University Medical Clinic, which reflects the clinic's mission to provide accessible, confidential and affordable health care. This fall, a new satellite medical clinic and wellness center, located on the first floor of the 707 Building, is available to students for urgent care and wellness services. The Marquette University Medical Clinic launched a new student wellness website to provide information about the wellness resources and activities available to students, including yoga, guided meditation and discussion groups offered through the Counseling Center.
Flu vaccines will be offered on campus on 10 different dates in September and October. The cost is $20, and additional information is online.
The clinic is offering a free yoga class to students Tuesdays at 4:45 p.m. and Thursday's from noon to 12:45 p.m. Classes will start Tuesday, Sept. 3, and run through the end of October. Students can come to as many free classes as they want to, and pre-registration is not required. All classes will take place in the 707 Building, 130. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8-7184 with questions.
Marquette is launching a new Institute for Catholic Leadership to further support its Catholic K-12 education efforts in the Milwaukee Archdiocese, region and nation. The institute will provide strategic support to Catholic schools and institutions in strengthening their missions, Catholic identity, leadership and governance structures.
The institute will be led by director Thomas Kiely, who previously served as principal at Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, N.J., since 2004. He also served as a member of the faculty at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Wheaton, Md., where he was the chair of the Department of Religious Studies. Kiely spent the 2012-13 academic year at Marquette University exploring and researching the community's best practices, traditions and opportunities for organizational growth and development.
"Under Tom's leadership, we are looking forward to building on our existing strengths in education, theology, ministry and formation. The Institute for Catholic Leadership will help harness the full range of resources at the university on behalf of Catholic education in elementary and secondary schools, a priority that was identified in our university-wide strategic plan," said President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.
Kiely said the institute will also provide training and consultative services to Catholic leaders through large scale conferences, targeted workshops and individualized consultations.
"It is so important that the leaders of our current Catholic schools have all the tools they need while being on the lookout for new ways to help recruit and develop the next generation of Catholic leaders," Kiely said. "We are looking forward to providing innovative solutions that reach beyond traditional academic boundaries by addressing the needs of today's Catholic education efforts."
All members of the Marquette community are invited to provide feedback online to a draft of the university's mission statement by this Friday, Aug. 30. Input on the updated text was solicited from faculty, staff, and students during the spring 2013 semester, and the draft update was completed over the summer with the assistance of a working group from the University Academic Senate and a representative from the Jesuit community.
Students taking advantage of the free LIMO shuttle service provided by the Department of Public Safety's Student Safety Programs are reminded that Wisconsin state law requires that all passengers of motor vehicles over the age of four must wear a seat belt.
LIMO service operates 365 days a year from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. (5 p.m. to 4 a.m. on academic weekends), transporting nearly 300,000 students per year. The first program of its kind in the country, LIMOs have transported an estimated 6.6 million members of the Marquette community during the past 24 years.
Students can request a LIMO by calling 414-288-6363 or 414-288-6800, or by stopping a LIMO on the street, picking up a blue light phone or waiting at a LIMO stop. All passengers must show their MUID.
There will be no campus Masses from Saturday, Aug. 31, to Monday, Sept. 2, due to the Labor Day holiday. All Campus Ministry Masses will resume Tuesday, Sept. 3. A complete campus Mass schedule is online. During the Labor Day holiday, members of the campus community can celebrate Eucharist at Church of the Gesu. For a complete Gesu Mass schedule, visit the Church of the Gesu calendar.
For more information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of Liturgical Programs, at 8-0522.
The cheerleading and dance teams are holding clinics and tryouts at the Al McGuire Center starting next week. Co-ed cheerleading clinics will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4, and Thursday Sept. 5, at 6:30 p.m., with tryouts Sunday Sept. 8, at noon. The dance team will hold a clinic Saturday, Sept. 7, at 9:30 a.m. with tryouts Sunday, Sept. 8, at 9:30 a.m.
The cheerleading and dance teams took home 47 blue ribbons at the recent Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association camp. The cheerleaders received first place for sideline chant, second place for cheer and an overall Superior Performance Award, while the dance team received an overall most improved award and two overall Superior Performance Awards.
Contact Mary Larkin at 8-4796 for more information.
PURE Dance Marquette will hold open auditions Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Questions about PURE Dance Marquette auditions can be directed to Jenna Dornak, publicity coordinator.
Raynor Memorial Libraries has acquired the seventh and final volume of The Saint John's Bible, a handwritten and illuminated bible. This heritage edition is a reproduction of the original work, which resides at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library on the campus of St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn. The original was crafted using calfskin vellum; hand-cut goose quills; paints ground from minerals and stone; and silver, copper and 24-karat gold leaf.
The Saint John's Bible is on display weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives.
The Department of Recreational Sports will offer free group fitness classes Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Thursday, Sept. 5. The trial week gives faculty, staff and students the opportunity to try out a variety of classes that will be offered during the fall semester. The full list of fall semester group fitness classes is online.
Fit Passes, which grant access to a variety of classes for the semester for a small fee, are also available online. Contact the Marquette Group Fitness Office at 8-6979 for any questions about either the free group fitness class trial week or the FitPass.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 contains provisions for the regulation of peer-to-peer applications when used in ways that infringe on the copyrights of commercial works (usually entertainment media files). The Marquette Acceptable Use Policy includes a section, "Copyrights and licenses," that defines copyright rules and possible penalties for not following the rules.
Sites where individuals can legally download music, movies, etc., are available online.
Under federal financial aid program guidelines, universities must annually provide notice to all enrolled students describing the availability of a wide range of consumer information.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 mandates that students are provided with a significant amount of additional information about the institution they are attending. This information is online, or students may request a hard copy be mailed to them. Students should fill out an online form with their full name and mailing address or stop by Marquette Central on the first floor of Zilber Hall to request a hard copy.
Every higher education institution must provide to each student a separate, clear, and conspicuous written notice that advises the student that a conviction for any offense during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal student financial aid funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs, will result in the loss of eligibility for any federal student grant, loan or work-study assistance under HEA Sec. 484 (r)(1) and (20 U.S.C.1091 (r)(1)).
Additional information is available online.
News Briefs will be issued Tuesday, Sept. 3, rather than Monday, Sept. 2, next week due to the Labor Day holiday. The submission deadline is noon Friday, Aug. 30.