The Department of Public Safety has seen a rise in cell phone thefts following a nationwide trend in which cell phones are grabbed from victims' hands or pockets. Safety is a top priority for Marquette, and DPS is working with the Milwaukee Police Department to prevent cell phone thefts. MPD and DPS offer these tips to members of the campus community:
Visit the DPS website for additional information and tips. The campus community is asked to stay alert and to report suspicious activity to DPS immediately by calling (414) 288-1911 in an emergency situation or (414) 288-6800 for a non-emergency situation.
The Marquette University Residence Hall Association will host a tree lighting and blessing, "Igniting Hope: Miracle on Westowne Square," for students, faculty and staff, Monday, Dec. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Westowne Square, the area between the AMU and McCormick Hall.
Rev. Doug Leonhardt, S.J., associate vice president of mission and ministry, and Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., associate vice provost, will preside over the ceremony, with Christmas carols sung by the university's Liturgical Choir. A reception with light refreshments will follow in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms, with entertainment provided by Marquette's male a capella group, The Naturals.
Other holiday events taking place on campus this week and next include:
Fall 2013 course evaluations are available through Sunday, Dec. 8. Students who complete evaluations for all of their classes will be entered into a drawing to win a new iPad. The online course evaluation system, MOCES, is also available as a mobile-friendly page for students who wish to complete evaluations on their mobile devices.
Course evaluations are used by Marquette to review classes and instructors, with the primary goal of improving the quality of both. Responses are private and confidential, and no identifying information will ever appear with a response. For additional information, including FAQs, the course evaluation schedule and a sample evaluation form, visit the MOCES website.
Marquette Nation will sponsor the second annual "Beat Bucky Week," Monday, Dec. 2, through Saturday, Dec. 7. Events will be held throughout the week to get campus ready for the men's and women's basketball rivalry games.
In addition, a class penny war and a Wisconsin t-shirt trade-in will be held each day in the AMU. For additional information, follow Marquette Nation on Facebook or use the hashtag #BeatBucky on Twitter.
Stress relief activities, including therapy animals, will be available for students Thursday, Dec. 5, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the lobby of Raynor Memorial Libraries and in the McCormick Hall Dining Room. Therapy animals will be available, along with other activities and information to help manage the stress that accompanies finals.
This event is sponsored by the Counseling Center and MUSG.
The Ott Memorial Writing Center will host a workshop on writing in-class essay exams Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suite A. The workshop will focus on developing strategies for studying for and taking timed, in-class essay exams. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this workshop.
The Center for Peacemaking will host informational sessions Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center for Peacemaking Academic Support Facility, 201, on a two-week trip to Ethiopia that will promote education and women's health initiatives.
For additional information, contact Christopher Jeske, program associate in the College of Arts and Sciences, at 8-8444.
The "almost everything $6" gift sale will be Monday, Dec. 2, to Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU. This sale features gifts, jewelry and accessories, with 20 percent of the sale proceeds going to the Physical Therapy Faculty Student Scholarship Fund. The sale will include both licensed merchandise greater than $6 and specials under $6.
Marquette Cash and credit cards are accepted. Those interested in making a contribution to the scholarship fund to assist graduate students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program can contact Kathleen Ludington, director of development for the College of Health Sciences, at 8-1410.
An informational session on campus sororities will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. in Cudahy, 001. Interested students can learn about Greek life and the rush process.
Fair trade vendors from the Milwaukee area will participate in the Fair Trade Fair on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Vendors will sell clothes, food and gifts from around the world to support ethical labor practices for all products. Cash is preferred for transactions.
Marquette community members will have the opportunity to meet Men's Basketball Head Coach Buzz Williams and the men's basketball team Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Spirit Shop. The Spirit Shop's Christmas Sale, including 25-percent off sweatshirts, t-shirts and caps, will take place Thursday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 15.
The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about December 2013 graduation candidates for possible use with local media. Interesting stories include graduates who have remarkable plans and jobs post-graduation; have unusual backgrounds; have overcome substantial obstacles in getting their degree; have won recent national-level awards; have received academic recognition; or have been featured in scholarly publications.
What graduates do you know who have fascinating stories to tell? Email their names and as many details as possible by Friday, Dec. 6.
All those who took a Holiday Giving Tree gift tag must drop off gifts by Thursday, Dec. 5. Gifts can be dropped off at the AMU Information Desk; Lalumiere, 340; the Rec Center; Rec Plex; or Zilber Hall, 121. All gifts should be wrapped with the tag securely attached to the outside.
For further information, contact Kathleen Hawkins, chair of MU Volunteers, at 8-5500.