1. College of Business Administration expanding popular Applied Investment Management program

The College of Business Administration is expanding its nationally acclaimed Applied Investment Management program, which allows a select group of finance majors to get hands-on academic and financial analysis experience, including an opportunity to actively manage domestic and international equity and fixed-income portfolios. The AIM program will now comprise two tracks: Investments and the newly developed Private Equity and Banking. The Investments track focuses on asset management, while the Private Equity and Banking track concentrates on private and transactional finance. 

As part of the expansion, the college has named Mark Zellmer as the new co-director of AIM. He will work with Dr. David Krause, adjunct associate professor of finance, who has led AIM since its inception in 2005. A Marquette undergraduate and MBA alumnus, Zellmer has been a popular adjunct instructor since 1995. As chairman and majority shareholder of Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc., he has extensive expertise in financing and investing in privately held companies, and he will teach courses in the new track. 

One of the nation's top undergraduate programs in applied investment management, AIM was the first undergraduate program to be recognized as a Chartered Financial Analyst Program Partner. Students in the program study the core body of knowledge covered in the CFA Level I exam – preparing them to take the test upon graduation. The pass rate for AIM students on the CFA exam has averaged around 70 percent – while the average global pass rate is only 38 percent. Further, AIM has had a perfect career placement record since its inception in 2005.

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2. New Law School visiting fellow Ranney to write book examining Wisconsin's contributions to U.S. legal system

The Law School has appointed Joseph A. Ranney as its Adrian P. Schoone Visiting Fellow in Wisconsin Law.

Ranney, an attorney with DeWitt, Ross & Stevens S.C., in Madison, will use his fellowship to write a book that examines the role states have played in the evolution of American law, with a focus on the contributions made by Wisconsin. His appointment begins July 1.

In addition to his work as a trial lawyer with expertise in constitutional law, commercial law and intellectual property, Ranney has served as an adjunct professor at the Law School. His previous books include Trusting Nothing to Providence: A History of Wisconsin's Legal System, considered the leading legal history of the state, and In the Wake of Slavery, a history of law in the Reconstruction-era South.

The fellowship is made possible by the Law School's Adrian P. Schoone Fund for the Study of Wisconsin Law and Legal Institutions, created last year.

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3. Law School to serve as site for community commemoration of 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

The Law School will be the site of a daylong event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which will be held Wednesday, July 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Eckstein Hall.

Jocelyn Samuels, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights with the U.S. Department of Justice, will be among the featured guests reflecting on the leaders, challenges and achievements of the civil rights movement.

The event is sponsored by the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the community relations service of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Milwaukee Urban League, the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP and Centro Hispano Milwaukee.

Members of the community are invited to attend. To register, contact Faith Coburn at (414) 297-4100.

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4. Office of Student Development hosting free events throughout the summer

The Office of Student Development will host a variety of summer programming events. All events are free and open to students. The line-up consists of the following:

  • BBQ and Sand Volleyball, Wednesday, July 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Helfaer Rec Center, outdoor volleyball court. A live DJ performance and free food will be provided.

  • Brewers vs. Reds, Monday, July 21, at 7:10 p.m. at Miller Park: Tickets can be picked up starting July 14, in the AMU, 121. There is a limit of two tickets per student with valid MUID. Transportation will be provided and will depart from SHAMU at 6:30 p.m.

  • Free Bowling and Wings, Tuesday, July 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Union Sports Annex.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Development, at (414) 288-7205.

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5. Parking permits for second summer session now available

Parking permits for the Summer Studies second summer session are on sale and can be ordered online. They are effective beginning Monday, June 30, and can be picked up in the Parking Services Office on Wells Street beginning Monday, June 23. The second summer session daytime commuter permit is $60, the evening commuter permit that is valid after 4 p.m. is $25.00 and the 24 hour/overnight permit that will be valid until the start of fall classes is $85.

Students should use their CheckMarq credentials to log into the Parking Services website and purchase a permit.

For additional information, contact Parking Services at (414) 288-6911.

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6. History Department and IMC collaborated to publish free iBook on historic preservation

The Department of History and the Instructional Media Center collaborated to publish an iBook for an applied public history course. The 73-page iBook, Doors to the Past, is now available for free on iTunes. The history class was broken up into five teams of students who researched houses (all but one in the Milwaukee area) through the lens of historic preservation. The five houses they focused on included Ca d'Zan Mansion, Pabst Mansion, Kilbourntown House, Koepsell House and Plankinton Mansion. The interactive book chapters include images, videos, interviews and stories about each house.

The iBook is also on display in the Digital Media Suite on the first floor of Raynor Memorial Libraries.

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7. Ott Memorial Writing Center open during Summer Studies sessions

The Ott Memorial Writing Center, located in 240 Raynor Library, is open to help all student writers this summer. Writing Center tutors work with writers at any stage of the writing process on any project, including course papers, lab reports, multimodal presentations, personal statements, research posters, and thesis and dissertation work.

The Writing Center is open for appointments Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the university's two six-week Summer Studies sessions.

Appointments can be scheduled in advance by calling (414) 288-5542 or using the Writing Center's online scheduling system. The Writing Center also accepts walk-ins when tutors are available.

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8. Marquette Sports Rehabilitation clinic offers summer hours

The Marquette Sports Rehabilitation Clinic, located in Cramer Hall, 215, is a full-service rehabilitation and sports medicine clinic based in the College of Health Sciences' Physical Therapy department. In addition to its range of physical therapy services, the clinic offers free injury screenings by expert physical therapists and athletic trainers.

Summer clinic hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Injury screenings are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling (414) 288-1400.

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9. Post Office in Union Station will be closed July 7-9 for maintenance

The Post Office in Union Station will be closed from Monday, July 7, through Wednesday, July 9, due to maintenance work. MarquetteCard Services will be temporarily relocated to the AMU, 157. Pre-paid/pre-stamped mail under 13 oz. and pre-paid UPS packages will be accepted in the AMU, 157. All other services, including bus ticket and shipping supply sales, will be postponed until Union Station reopens.

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10. Healthy adults and persons with multiple sclerosis needed for research study

The Integrative Neural Systems Laboratory in the College of Engineering is looking for healthy individuals ages 18-65 and persons with MS ages 18 and older to participate in a research study. Participants will take part in up to six research sessions ranging from 1-3 hours each. Compensation will be provided.

This study has been approved by Marquette's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance, (414) 288-7570.

For additional information, contact Dr. Scott Beardsley at (414) 288-4448 or Megan Heenan at (414) 288-1592.

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