1. Two new $1 million gifts lead to Jesuit Residence groundbreaking, set for Aug. 15

Marquette has received two new $1 million gifts, which marks the completion of a nine-month, $15 million fundraising effort to build a new 40,000 square-foot on-campus residence for its community of Jesuit priests. The Bernice Shanke Greiveldinger Charitable Trust made one major gift and another came from an anonymous Marquette alumnus and his wife.

"In my short time on campus, I've already been amazed at the generosity and passion of our Marquette University alumni base," President Michael R. Lovell said. "Our Catholic, Jesuit priests have been instrumental in educating so many generations of students, and this important residence will ensure they remain at the center of our campus and educational experience well into the future."

President Lovell said plans to break ground on the new Jesuit Residence include a celebration for the Marquette community Friday, Aug. 15, at 10:30 a.m. The celebration will take place in the 1400 block of West Wells Street between Schroeder Hall and the AMU. More details will be shared in a future edition of News Briefs.

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2. DPS reminds all students to keep residences safe and secure

The Department of Public Safety is reminding all students to take extra precautions to lock and secure their residences and valuables. DPS has responded to burglary reports on and off campus over the past several weeks, and access to residences has been gained through unlocked doors and windows.

To address these incidents and prevent future incidents, DPS offers the following suggestions:

  • Keep the door(s) to rooms, residences and windows locked at all times.

  • Never open the front door of a building using an intercom without confirming who is requesting access.

  • Be aware of individuals who might be entering behind you when swiping into a building.

  • Use a lock box to store jewelry, credit cards and other valuables.

  • Report any suspicious activity to DPS by calling (414) 288-6800 (non-emergency) or (414) 288-1911 (emergency).

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3. Use PDF form to request President Lovell's attendance at an event or meeting

Student groups interested in inviting President Michael R. Lovell to attend an event or individual students interested in meeting with President Lovell should fill out the student request form on the President's Office website. The form requires an agenda and description of the event or meeting, as well as the time requested of the president, his role, the audience, any sponsors and the other event attendees.

A hard copy of the PDF form needs to be emailed or delivered to JoAnn Frederickson, senior assistant to the president, in Zilber Hall, 441. President Lovell will review the information and the President's Office will reply to the individual who submitted the form to confirm whether he is able to attend.

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4. Fall semester parking permits available for purchase starting July 15

Juniors, seniors, and graduate and professional students can purchase fall semester and fall/spring semester parking permits online beginning Tuesday, July 15, at 9 a.m. Available lots, structures and pricing can be found on the Parking Services website. Permits purchased online will be available for pick up from the parking office beginning Monday, Aug. 11. Freshmen and sophomores can purchase their parking permits online beginning Monday, July 28.

No permits will be sold out of the parking office until the first day of undergraduate classes Monday, Aug. 25. In order to get a preferred lot selection, students are encouraged to purchase their permits online.

For more information, contact Jay Sobota, manager of parking services, at (414) 288-6911.

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5. College of Health Sciences to hold Functional Neuroscience Symposium

The College of Health Sciences will hold its third annual Functional Neuroscience Symposium Friday, July 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall. The symposium will feature neuroscientists from the college covering topics including mechanisms of brain trauma and neural degeneration, new therapeutic strategies for spinal cord injury and neuromotor dysfunction, the neurobiology of stress, addiction, obesity, and neuropsychiatric diseases.

The event is free and open to the public. To register, call the College of Health Sciences at (414) 288-5053.

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6. Newest Marquette Law School Poll results will be topic of next "On the Issues"

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, will unveil a new round of poll results in an upcoming "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Wednesday, July 23, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

Franklin and Gousha will go inside the numbers of the fourth Marquette Law School Poll of the 2014 election year, examining public views on the Wisconsin gubernatorial race and other key issues as the countdown to the November election continues.

As the campaign for governor heats up, how are voters' views of the candidates changing? Are voters excited about the election, or has voter fatigue set in? Also at issue: Voters' views of same-sex marriage, the John Doe investigation, the economy and the direction of the state.

Seating is limited; register online.

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7. EOP 45th anniversary celebration at Alumni Reunion Weekend to feature screening of new documentary, Answering the Call

During Alumni Reunion Weekend, the Educational Opportunity Program will celebrate its 45th Anniversary with a screening of a new documentary, Answering the Call: Celebrating 45 Years of the Educational Opportunity Program, which demonstrates how EOP has changed the lives of more than 2,000 graduates. The event is free and open to the Marquette community, and will be held Saturday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Weasler Auditorium.

View a movie trailer for the documentary online.

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8. University mourns the death of Richard Estaver

Marquette University mourns the death of Richard Estaver, a junior in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences who died of cancer June 27, at the age of 20. Estaver, a native of Galesburg, Ill., was majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. A funeral Mass took place in Estaver's hometown July 3.

Please remember Estaver, his family and friends in prayer.

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9. University mourns the death of Dr. Harold Gerstein

Marquette University mourns the death of Dr. Harold Gerstein, professor emeritus, who served as chair and director of graduate endodontics in the School of Dentistry. Gerstein was a pioneer in dentistry and created endodontics programs at Loyola, Northwestern and Marquette Universities. He also served his country in the Navy during World War ll.

Private services have been held. Donations may be made to the Jewish United Fund or to the Salvation Army.

Please remember Gerstein, his family and friends in prayer.

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10. Attend Law School information session on July 18

The Law School will host an information session Friday, July 18, at 11:45 a.m. in Eckstein Hall. Information about admissions, financial aid, enrollment policies and procedures, curriculum, intellectual and student life will be available. The information session will include a student panel and tours of the Law School at the conclusion of the session.

Register online.

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