1. Former standout player Carolyn Kieger named women's basketball head coach

Former Marquette University women's basketball standout Carolyn Kieger has been named the fifth head women's basketball coach in Marquette's history, Interim Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Cords announced today.

Kieger has spent the past six seasons as the assistant coach at the University of Miami, where she was primarily responsible for guard development. She focused a lot of attention on refining the skills of the Hurricanes' star guard, Shenise Johnson, who earned All-America and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year honors in 2010-11, while the squad was crowned ACC regular season champions. She also saw guard Riquna Williams earn All-ACC First Team accolades and finish as the ACC scoring leader with 21.7 points per game.

"As one of Marquette's most successful women's basketball players of all time, Carolyn knows what it takes to succeed both on and off the court," Interim President Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J. said. "Carolyn expects excellence from herself, her coaching staff and her players, and her experience coaching in three NCAA postseason appearances will be critical to helping Marquette reach new heights of success. We're thrilled to welcome Carolyn back to campus and look forward to great things to come for our women's basketball program."

Kieger was the director of operations for the Marquette women's basketball program during the 2007-08 season and spent a year at Miami as the coordinator of basketball operations from 2006-07.

As a player at Marquette, Kieger was a four-year starter, three-year captain and is the university's all-time assists leader. She is the only player in program history with at least 1,200 career points, 400 career rebounds and 600 assists. For her career, Kieger averaged 10.3 points per game and was a second team All-BIG EAST selection for the 2005-06 season, as well as, a second team All-Conference USA selection for the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons. During her senior campaign, she was a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, given to the nation's top point guard. In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Kieger received the BIG EAST Conference's Sportsmanship award as a senior.

A native of Roseville, Minn., Kieger graduated cum laude from Marquette in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and electronic communications. In 2007, she received the McCahill Award, given to a graduated senior student-athlete who demonstrated the highest performance in scholarship, leadership and athletics.

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2. Spring semester grades due May 13 at noon

Grades for undergraduate, graduate, and dental and health sciences professional classes are due no later than Tuesday, May 13, at noon. Every student on each grade roster must have a grade by this deadline, as grades impact graduation, academic censure and financial aid. Instructions are available from IT Services for instructors who plan to scan exams. To ensure quick grading, submit exams to the IT Services Help Desk on the second floor of Cudahy Hall for scanning immediately after the end of the exam.

For questions regarding grading, contact Kerry Grosse, associate registrar, at (414) 288-6320. For questions after business hours, contact the IT Services Help Desk at (414) 288-7799.

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3. New Colleagues' Convocation will be held Aug. 18

The Office of Mission and Ministry and the Office of the Provost invite all employees hired since Aug. 19, 2013, to a daylong seminar Monday, Aug. 18, in the AMU, Monaghan Ballroom, to learn about the history and importance of Jesuit higher education and Marquette. Employees will gain a clearer understanding of the Catholic and Jesuit tradition that characterizes and animates the university.

For more information, contact Brigid Alba, assistant to the vice president in the Office of Mission and Ministry, at (414) 288-1794.

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4. Parking permit application process begins today

All university employees that currently hold a valid parking permit should have received an email today from Parking Services that will address the electronic application process for new parking permits, which will be released later this summer. Permits will be issued by mid-August and will be valid for the next two years, from August 2014 through August 2016.

Employees should complete the application process by June 30. For additional information, contact the Parking Office at (414) 288-6911.

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5. Student Affairs announces winners of student leadership awards

Last weekend, the Division of Student Affairs honored 61 Marquette students who have made outstanding contributions to the university or Milwaukee community by implementing programs and services through Student Affairs, Campus Ministry or student organizations. Students were recognized for contributions in celebration and promotion of diversity, community service, peer education, recreation, health and wellness, social and arts programming, spiritual development and justice education, and student governance and organizational leadership.

Six students were recognized with awards to honor exceptional contributions across several areas:

  • Rev. Andrew J. Thon, S.J., Vice President's Award for Distinguished Leadership, Scholarship and Service: Spencer Bonahoom, College of Business Administration

  • Outstanding Freshman Leadership Award: Karleen Wojczak, College of Health Sciences

  • Outstanding Sophomore Leadership Award: Markie Pasternak, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

  • Outstanding Junior Leadership Award: Nora Heiderscheidt, College of Health Sciences, and Allen Femy Samson, College of Nursing

  • Outstanding Senior Leadership Award: Willy Jolly, College of Business Administration, and Jessie Bazan, Diederich College of Communication

For a complete list of award recipients, visit the Division of Student Affairs website.

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6. Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science colloquium to discuss association and causation

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science will host a colloquium Friday, May 2, at 3 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 401. Mandana A. Yazdani of the Human Genetics Center and Division of Biostatistics at the University of Texas School of Public Health will present "The Difference between Association and Causation."

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

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7. Training sessions offered for D2L upgrade

D2L will be upgraded to a new version Friday, May 16. The Center for Teaching and Learning will offer training sessions to provide an in-depth look at the new features. The training sessions will take place in Raynor Memorial Libraries, 330B, on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 6, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 22, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Register online.

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8. Ushers needed for Baccalaureate Mass

Campus Ministry is looking for faculty, staff and students to serve as ushers at Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 17, at 4:30 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena. Ushering involves greeting people as they arrive, handing out programs and helping direct the flow of people during Communion. After the Mass, ushers will be needed to help clean up programs and take down the ropes that cordon off different sections.

Ushers are asked to dress nicely and arrive by 3 p.m. to receive their assignments and participate in a brief training. Volunteers should be done by 6:30 p.m. at the latest. To volunteer, email Ann Hilbert, administrative assistant in Campus Ministry, by Friday, May 2.

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9. Law School to host information session May 9

The Law School will host an information session about admissions, financial aid, enrollment policies and procedures, curriculum, intellectual and student life Friday, May 9, at 11:45 a.m. in Eckstein Hall, 263. The information session will include a student panel and student-led tours will be available at the conclusion of the session.

For more information, contact Stephanie Nikolay, Law School director of admissions and recruitment, at (414) 288-8062.

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10. IT Services to use HDI for customer service surveys

This week, IT Services is switching to a new feedback method for evaluating its customer service. HDI, an independent technology association, will randomly select faculty and staff who have contacted the IT Services Help Desk and email them an online survey. The brief survey will be sent from "CSI Service on behalf of Marquette University" (csisurveymailer@thinkhdi-csi.com). For more information, contact the IT Services Help Desk.

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11. The Naturals to perform first outdoor spring concert tomorrow

The Naturals, Marquette's all-male a cappella group, will perform "NaturalFest" on Friday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in Westowne Square. The concert is free and open to the public, and will feature the Gold 'n Blues and The Meladies.

For more information on the concert and accommodations for rain, visit The Naturals' Facebook page.

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12. The Meladies to perform spring concert this weekend

The Meladies, Marquette's all-female a cappella group, will hold a free spring concert, "Come Together," Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The concert will feature performances by The Naturals and the Gold 'n Blues.

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