1. Women's Head Basketball Coach Terri Mitchell will not return in 2014-15

Women's Head Basketball Coach Terri Mitchell will not return in 2014-15, Interim Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Cords announced yesterday night.

"I would like to thank Father Wild, Bill Cords, and the university for allowing me to be a part of the Marquette community for the past 23 years," Mitchell said in a news release. "In my 18 years as head coach, I have been privileged to work with amazing coaches and staff. I have been most blessed to coach unbelievable women that have impacted my life. I will cherish those relationships forever and am looking forward to beginning the next chapter of my life."

In 18 seasons as head coach, Mitchell guided Marquette to an overall record of 348-215 and 15 postseason appearances. She also served for five seasons as an assistant coach with the Golden Eagles. Marquette's tournament success under Mitchell was highlighted by the 2008 Women's National Invitation Tournament Championship.

"Terri has been a valued member of the Marquette family for the past 23 years, including 18 years as head coach of our women's basketball team," Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J. said. "Throughout her tenure, Terri embodied our Jesuit, Catholic values with her commitment to service and her emphasis on developing young women of character both on and off the court. We wish Terri all the best and we know she'll continue to be successful far into the future."

"Over the course of the past 23 years Coach Mitchell has had a very positive and lasting impact on the Marquette women's basketball program," Cords said. "She, her staff and players have built a strong, solid foundation for those who will follow and continue to grow and strengthen the program."

The university will immediately begin a national search for a new head coach.

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2. Rhona Vogel to be honored as Alumna of the Year during Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 24-26

Rhona E. Vogel, Bus Ad '76, will be among 59 Marquette alumni and friends to be honored on campus during Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 24-26. Vogel will be honored with the 2014 Marquette University All-University Alumna of the Year Award on Saturday, April 26, at the All-University Awards dinner. Vogel is the CEO of Vogel Consulting Group, an independent multi-family office providing expert investment, tax, estate planning and business consulting advice. She is also a member of Marquette's Board of Trustees and a member of the College of Business Administration's alumni leadership board.

Visit the Alumni National Awards site to learn more about the other recipients or to register for any of the events during the weekend. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the Alumni National Awards Weekend celebrations. In addition to Vogel, other All-University award recipients include:

  • Professional Achievement Award, Dr. Richard J. Kitz, Arts '51, Med '54, Hon Deg '00
  • Service to the Community Award, Susan Brooks Murphy, Arts '68
  • Service to Marquette Award, Lawrence M. Kean, Bus Ad '74, Grad '09 and Jane Niederehe Kean, Nurs '74
  • Spirit of Marquette Award, Frank J. Esposito, Jr., CFA, Bus Ad '94
  • Friend of the University Award, Senator Herb Kohl

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3. Parking rates will not change for 2014-15 academic year, online application for new permits opens in May

Parking rates for the 2014-15 academic year will remain the same. Full-time employees are charged $63 per month, part-time rates are $39 per month and evening/second/third-shift rates will remain at $20 per month. Parking fees are deducted pre-tax.

Parking Services will distribute new parking permits and lot assignments in August. The online application for two-year permits will be available by early May. Watch News Briefs for additional information.

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4. Marquette Theatre to present Shakespeare's Hamlet

Marquette Theatre will present Shakespeare's most famous tragedy, Hamlet, on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, April 10, through Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m.

Hamlet is a story of ambition, madness, death and darkness. Tickets can be purchased at the Helfaer Theatre Online Box Office. For more information, contact Marquette Theatre at (414) 288-5227.

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5. Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science colloquium to discuss computational modeling of human behaviors

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science will host a colloquium Friday, April 11, at 3 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 401. Dr. Santosh Kumar of the University of Memphis will present "Computational Modeling of Human Behaviors from Mobile Sensors."

Pre-colloquium refreshments will be served in Cudahy Hall, 342, at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Rong Ge, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, at (414) 288-6344.

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6. Environmental engineering seminar will focus on the treatment of drinking water

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering will host a seminar, "UV Treatment of Drinking Water: Disinfection and Removal of Trace Contaminants," Monday, April 14, from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Engineering Hall. Dr. Siva Sarathy, research scientist at Trojan UV in London, Canada, will deliver the seminar.

Professional development hours will be recorded for attendees to use toward their Wisconsin Professional Engineer's license.

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7. Engineering seminar to focus on innovation in the curriculum

The College of Engineering will host the next installment of its Connecting With the World seminar series, "Innovation in the Engineering Curriculum Through Active Learning," Tuesday, April 15, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 202. Dr. Gary S. May, dean and professor at Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Engineering, will deliver the lecture, which will explore the various initiatives used to empower students and researchers to be independent learners.

For more information, contact the College of Engineering at (414) 288-6820.

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8. Sports Illustrated staff writer to give Axthelm Lecture on April 22

Seth Davis, Sports Illustrated staff writer and college basketball analyst for CBS Sports, will be the featured speaker for the Diederich College of Communication's Axthelm Lecture on Tuesday, April 22, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Davis will present, "Relationships Between Coaches and Players: Will There Ever Be Another John Wooden?"

Davis, who joined Sports Illustrated in 1995, is a 1992 graduate of Duke University. Before becoming a college basketball and golf writer for Sports Illustrated, he worked as a sports reporter at The New Haven Register. He has won a number of writing awards during his Sports Illustrated tenure and has authored two books: Equinunk, Tell Your Story: My Return to Summer Camp and When March Went Mad: The Game That Transformed Basketball.

The Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Memorial Program was established in 1994 to acknowledge and recognize the life of Pete and his sister Bonnie. The program awards an annual scholarship to an outstanding Marquette journalism student with an expressed interest in sports journalism.

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9. Register for the men's basketball banquet

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host the men's basketball banquet Tuesday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the Harley-Davidson Museum. Coach Wojciechowski will be in attendance to help recognize the 2013-14 team. Tickets cost $35 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under, and can be purchased online. ComedySportz, an improv comedy team, will also perform at the event.

For questions or special needs, contact Sarah Claus, athletics special events coordinator, at (414) 288-4785.

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10. Registration now open summer group fitness classes

Online registration is now open for summer group fitness classes through Employee Wellness. Both 10- and 15-week session options are available beginning Monday, May 5. A full list of classes and registration information can be found online.

For more information, contact Kristin Kipp, wellness coordinator, at (414) 288-5607.

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11. Women's club volleyball wins NCVF National Collegiate Club Championship

The women's club volleyball team won the NCVF National Collegiate Volleyball Championship in a tournament that included 168 teams. The team faced The Ohio State University in the championship game in front of 3,500 fans. Jenny Ciriacks was named tournament MVP. Carol Henney, Meredith Vertin and Maria De Valk were named All-Americans. Additional team members include: Merri Horng, Katherine Tighe, Hannah Guth, Kathleen Brennan, Rachel Beyer, Kristen Cobb, Clare Niswonger and Michelle Konecki. The team is coached by Anne Pufahl, assistant director of recreational sports.

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12. Tell us about interesting graduates by April 17

The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about 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 Thursday, April 17.

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13. Faber Center hosting a conversation on Pope Francis

The Faber Center will host the last of its informal gatherings about Pope Francis on Tuesday, April 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex, 111. Register by emailing Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant at the Faber Center, or calling (414) 288-4545.

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14. Krueger Child Care Center hosting cultural diversity day tomorrow

The Krueger Child Care Center is hosting a cultural diversity day Friday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. Parents will be hosting tables that represent different cultures, countries and heritages. This event is the culmination of a week-long celebration of diversity at the Child Care Center and is open to the campus community.

For additional information, contact Rochelle Moore, team teacher at the Child Care Center, at (414) 288-5655.

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15. Special ticket offer for performances of Milwaukee Chamber Theatre collaboration with Marquette

Marquette students and faculty can purchase half-price tickets for any performance of the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's performance of Lend Me A Tenor, April 10-27. The comedy features current Marquette students Hannah Klapperich-Mueller and Peter Sisto, and alumna Alexandra Bonesho. Costume design was done by Debra Krajec, artistic associate professor in the Department of Digital Media and Performing Arts; scenic design by Marquette alumna Rachel Finn; and lighting design by student Nic Trapani.

To purchase half-price tickets, mention "MUHALF" when ordering on the phone at (414) 291-7800 or in person at the box office, or enter the code online. Ticket buyers must show their MUID upon ticket pick-up.

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