The College of Nursing is partnering with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin on two new clinics to further embed itself in the local community and bring care to areas of Milwaukee that are most in need of primary health care delivery.
The nurse-managed clinics will be staffed by adult and family nurse practitioners from the College of Nursing, and will be located in areas that historically have few health care options:
The new Children's Hospital Primary Care clinics are targeted to open in October 2013, and will serve children and adolescents, birth to 19 years of age, and their adult caregivers.
The College of Nursing is also moving the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center, located at 1834 W. Wisconsin Ave., to a new location at the Hillside Family Resource Center, located at 1452 N. 7th St. The new MNHC will specialize in women's health and prenatal services and is targeted to open Aug. 1, 2013. Female Marquette employees can receive care at the new Marquette Neighborhood Health Center location in the Hillside Family Resource Center with no co-pay beginning Aug. 1, 2013. Questions can be directed to the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center at (414) 933-9100.
The revamped, 10-member Big East Conference officially begins today, led by Commissioner Val Ackerman. Ackerman, the founding president of the WNBA and the first female president of USA Basketball, was announced as the new league's first commissioner last week. Ackerman released this letter today to commemorate the start of the new conference.
President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., said in a statement, "I'm confident that we've found the right person in Val Ackerman to lead the Big East into its next chapter. An athlete, lawyer and sports executive with two decades of experience, Val is a role model for the kind of well-rounded success Marquette and our peers in the Big East strive toward for all of our student-athletes. As founding president of the WNBA, Val knows what it takes to lead a new league, and her experience in basketball operations will be a huge asset to the elite basketball conference we've created in the new Big East. In my opinion, the Big East is the most competitive basketball conference in the country right now, and I'm looking forward to watching some great games beginning this fall."
A redesigned Marquette University News Center is now available, featuring the people, the stories and news of Marquette. The Marquette University News Center is a central location for internal and external communication, including News Briefs, news releases and stories from each college, an improved experts directory featuring university faculty and staff, social media integration and all university magazines.
The Haggerty Museum of Art has begun a musician-in-residence program that will explore sound as it relates to visual art. The inaugural musician-in-residence is Milwaukee-based flute, whistle and bombarde player Brett Lipshutz. Lipshutz has played Irish music for over 20 years. He has twice performed at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil, has toured with the Trinity Dance Company, and played with the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble and the Madison Bach Musicians.
The public can interact with Lipshutz during his residency program every Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., through July 23. His residency will culminate this fall with a performance of original compositions and pieces conceived of and rehearsed in the Haggerty's gallery spaces. At least one composition will be created in reaction to work from the Haggerty's permanent collection work that will be on display throughout the summer.
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, which includes 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.