Students will have access to view grades in CheckMarq Tuesday, May 13, at 5 p.m. Access to grades and unofficial transcripts in CheckMarq are unavailable from Thursday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m. until then while the Office of the Registrar updates grades.
Students are expected to check their Marquette email account Wednesday, May 14, in the event action is required for academic censure. The deadline for academic appeals is Monday, May 19, at 4:30 p.m.
Stress relief activities, including therapy animals, will be available for students Monday, April 28, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the AMU, first floor lobby.
A Wellness Fair with animals, massages and giveaways, including a limited supply of Marquette bow ties, will be held Thursday, May 1, from noon to 2 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby.
MUSG will host an open forum for students with Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Dean Rick Holz on Tuesday, April 29, at 5 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall. Students will have an opportunity to engage in dialogue with Holz in the college's newly renovated space in Sensenbrenner. Refreshments will be provided.
The university will celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2014 during Senior Week, May 12-17. The week includes a variety of events for graduating seniors and their families and is designed to provide a relaxing way for seniors to connect as a class one more time before graduation. Online ticket sales end Friday, May 2.
The Office of Student Development is collecting photos of the Class of 2014 student experience for a slideshow to be played at the Senior Week Kick-off event at Whiskey Bar. Photos can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students submitting photos via email should include this line: "I give Marquette University permission to use this/these photos in the Senior Week 2014 slideshow." Photos will not be used for any other purpose besides the slideshow.
The university mourns the death of one of its most illustrious and generous alumni, Gerald (Gerry) Rauenhorst, who was Marquette's longest-serving trustee, serving on the board from 1970 to 2000, when he was elected trustee emeritus. Rauenhorst was recognized as Alumnus of the Year in 1969, and Marquette recognized his unparalleled loyalty and commitment to the university by awarding him an honorary degree in 2001.
"Gerry generously shared his many gifts with the Marquette community, providing wise counsel for over 30 years as a trustee to three Marquette presidents including myself," Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., said. "Gerry's life in service to others represents the pinnacle of what we hope our graduates achieve. Please join me in thanking God for Gerry and remembering him and his family in our prayers during this difficult time."
In 1951 Rauenhorst earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from Marquette University, where he was concurrently a student and an assistant professor. Convinced that it was possible to succeed in business while maintaining a strong ethical code, he started his own business in 1953 with the company's headquarters in the breezeway of his growing family's home. From that initial leap of faith, The Opus Group has grown today into a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies headquartered in Minneapolis with eight additional locations, hundreds of employees and millions of square feet of completed projects nationwide.
Visitation will be Monday, May 5, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Edina, Minn. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, May 6, at 10 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the Mass. Memorials are preferred to the University of St. Thomas' Opus College of Business, Marquette University's College of Engineering Opus Scholars program, the Mayo Clinic's Center on Aging or a charity of the donor's choice.
Read the full obituary online.
The fifth installment of the College of Health Sciences' Marquette Presents series, Spinal Cord Injury – Improved Outcomes through Research, will be held Tuesday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the AMU, Monaghan Ballrooms. Speakers include Dr. Allison Hyngstrom, assistant professor of physical therapy, Dr. Murray Blackmore, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, and Marquette alumnus Bryon Riesch, Bus Ad '03.
Chris Lowney, author of Heroic Leadership and Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, will present "Heroic Leaders: Who They Are, How They Live," Friday, May 2, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., in Olin Engineering, 202.
Lowney has authored four books, including the bestselling Heroic Leadership, which has been translated into 11 languages. He currently serves as the board chair of Catholic Health Initiative, one of the nation's largest health care systems. He formerly worked as a managing director for JP Morgan & Co. in Tokyo, Singapore, London and New York. He also founded Pilgrimage for Our Children's Future, which funds education and health care projects in the developing world. He is a graduate of Fordham University.
The College of Engineering's Connecting with the World Lecture Series brings the most influential minds in engineering to Marquette's campus to share innovations and ideas that have changed or promise to change our world for the better. Through this series, students, faculty, and local industry and academic partners benefit from opportunities to meet and learn directly from leaders in the field. It is supported by the generosity of Marquette alumnus Ronald O'Keefe.
For more information, contact the College of Engineering at (414) 288-7030.
Applications are now available for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, which will take place Nov. 15-17, in Washington, D.C. Students from Jesuit institutions across the country gather at this annual event to learn about and advocate for social justice issues affecting society today. The cost of the event is $175.
Applications are available online, and are due by Wednesday, April 30.
The Marquette Faculty/Staff Chorale will present its annual spring concert Tuesday, April 29, and Thursday, May 1, at 11:15 a.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The theme of the concert is the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.
The concerts are free and open to the entire Marquette community. The Faculty/Staff Chorale is directed by Mark Konewko, carillonneur and director of the Marquette University Chorus.
The Meladies, an 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.
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.
The Department of Chemistry will host "Photocatalysis with Visible Light," Friday, May 2, at 4 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. Dr. Tehshik Yoon, professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will lead the seminar.
Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 3:45 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry, 121. For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry at (414) 288-3515.
The Department of Biological Sciences will host "Impact of Persistent and Emerging Pollutants on Human and Environmental Health," Friday, May 9, at 3 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Krassimira Hristova, assistant professor of biological sciences, will lead the seminar.
Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 2:45 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 108. For more information, contact the Department of Biological Sciences at (414) 288-7355.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will visit campus Wednesday, April 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU to display a model of the new Zoo Interchange and provide information about the project. The Zoo Interchange 3D physical model is built to scale to reflect how the state's busiest interchange will look upon completion in 2018.
The 19th Annual Rec Plex Golf Scramble will be held Monday, June 2, at the Wisconsin Club Country Club in Milwaukee. Proceeds from the event benefit the Breadwinner Scholarship, which aids students who have lost their "breadwinner" parent during their undergraduate years, and the Rec Sports equipment budget.
Register online beginning Monday, April 28, at 10 a.m. The cost is $130 for individuals and $520 per foursome. For more information, contact John Kratzer, general manager of the Rec Plex, at (414) 288-7778.
Sigma Kappa will host its first "Sigma Kappacinos" event, Wednesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 1, from 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. outside Raynor Memorial Libraries. Coffee and baked goods will be sold and all proceeds will benefit Alzheimer's research.