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. Registration still open for more than 400 Summer Studies classes

The university offers more than 350 on-campus options and more than 40 online courses during two, six-week summer sessions. Many introductory and core classes are available in this accelerated format, which can help students get ahead, catch up or take on a double major. Registration is now open for all students via CheckMarq.

Visit the Summer Studies website for more information and a list of classes that are available.

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3. Social Innovation Initiative holding student forum

The Social Innovation Initiative and Changemakers will host a student forum about the Social Innovation Initiative on Friday, April 11, at 4 p.m. in the AMU, 157. Students are invited to discuss the strategic planning process for the future of the Social Innovation Initiative.

For more information, contact Elise Chapman, special projects manager in the Office of the Provost, at (414) 288-4990.

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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. Parking rates will not change for 2014-15 academic year, summer parking permits available online May 5

Students planning to remain on campus during the summer can purchase summer parking permits online beginning Monday, May 5. Permits will not be sold out of the Parking Services office until the first day of summer classes, Monday, May 19.

Parking permits for fall term or both fall and spring semester sales will be available on the Parking Services website for upperclassmen Tuesday, July 15. Freshmen and sophomores will be eligible to purchase a parking permit beginning Monday, July 28.

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6. 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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7. 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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8. Register for Walk a Mile in her Shoes event to bring attention to gender violence

Alpha Chi Omega sorority will host a "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event Saturday, April 12, at 1 p.m. on the Central Mall. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the international men's march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence, is a project of Venture Humanity, Inc., a nonprofit organization. Male students participating in the event can walk one mile in women's high heeled shoes to protest sexualized violence, educate the campus community and raise money for rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence prevention and recovery services.

The event costs $10 and registration can be completed online. Female and male students are welcome to participate in the event and male participants are not required to wear high heels.

For additional information, contact Deveny Trautman, vice president of philanthropy for Alpha Chi Omega.

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9. Alpha Phi to host Mr. Heartthrob male talent competition

Alpha Phi sorority will host a new spring philanthropy event, Mr. Heartthrob, Monday, April 14, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. Mr. Heartthrob is an all-male talent competition featuring men from student organizations on campus. A panel of judges consisting of women from five social sororities on campus will judge each competition and declare a winner. Tickets are $6 and all proceeds benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation to promote heart health, research and prevention efforts. Tickets can be purchased from any Alpha Phi or at the following ticket sales:

  • Friday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the AMU, first floor lobby
  • Monday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby

For additional information follow @AlphaPhiEtaMu on Twitter and visit the Mr. Heartthrob Facebook page.

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10. 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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11. 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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12. 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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13. 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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14. 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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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, in person at the box office or by entering the code online. Ticket buyers must show their MUID upon ticket pick-up.

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