1. Second suspect from last Friday's robberies is in custody

The Milwaukee Police Department has confirmed that the second suspect in the robberies that took place at 18th Street and Wisconsin Avenue on May 2 is in custody. The university is thankful for the continued collaboration between DPS and MPD, who immediately responded to the scene of the robberies. DPS was able to quickly apprehend one of the suspects and MPD took over the search for the remaining suspect.

Any future updates on the robberies and related criminal charges for the two suspects involved will be handled by MPD.

Marquette invests significant resources in ensuring that students, faculty and staff feel safe and secure while on and near campus. DPS works hand-in-hand with MPD to patrol by bicycle, on foot and in squad cars on campus. Students, faculty and staff are also reminded of the following safety tips.

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2. Enroll in the university's emergency text messaging system via CheckMarq

Students who are not currently receiving safety and weather-related text alerts via cell phone can enroll in the university's emergency text messaging system by entering their cell phone numbers in the "Personal Information" section of CheckMarq. View complete instructions online.

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3. University mourns the death of Susan Michaelson

The university mourns the death of Susan Michaelson, former assistant dean and director of the cooperative education program in the College of Engineering, who died Monday, April 28. Michaelson served in the College of Engineering for more than 30 years before retiring in December 2012. She was an integral part of the success and growth of the College of Engineering's co-op program, and also helped manage the college's honors convocation and graduation ceremonies.

Expressions of condolence may be sent to:
Mountain View Mortuary
Family of Susan Michaelson
14 Seventh St.
South Range, MI 49963

Please remember Michaelson, her family and friends in prayer.

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4. Ethnic Alumni Association to host ice cream social

The Ethnic Alumni Association will host an ice cream social Wednesday, May 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the AMU, 227, for all students to enjoy a sweet treat during finals week, relax with fellow students and alumni, and learn about Ethnic Alumni Association programs.

For more information, contact Alumni Engagement at (414) 288-7441.

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5. Recipients of 2014 WGST faculty-undergraduate collaborative research fellowships announced

The recipients of the 2014 Women's and Gender Studies faculty-undergraduate collaborative research fellowships underwritten by the Office of the Provost are:

  • Dr. Ed de St. Aubin, associate professor and assistant chair of psychology, and undergraduate student Samantha Kemp for their proposal to study "The Party Scene: Sex, Gender Conformity and Sexual Social Justice on Two College Campuses."

  • Dr. Angelique Harris, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, and undergraduate student Jeremy Jones for their proposal to study community-based programming targeting obesity among African-American women.

The recipients of the undergraduate summer research fellowships funded by the WGST are:

  • Undergraduate student Elena Fransen for her proposal to study gender-based sexual violence in Cape Town, South Africa, under the supervision of Dr. Amelia Zurcher, associate professor and director of the University Honors Program.

  • Undergraduate student Margaret Wojtulewicz for her proposal to study "The Body Electric: Female Perceptions of Body and Power" under the supervision of Dr. Kristen Foster, associate professor of history.

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6. Register for Al's Run by May 15 to receive $10 off

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is offering a $10 discount for individuals who register by Thursday, May 15, to participate in this year's Briggs and Al's Run and Walk, which will take place Sept. 13.

Join the Marquette team and register online. For additional information, contact Ali Myszewski, associate director of marketing and programming in the AMU, at (414) 288-3129.

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7. Latest issue of Student Health 101 Magazine now available

This month's edition of Student Health 101 contains articles and videos about overcoming study distractions, tips for tough interview questions, and potential campus health initiatives and improvements for the future.

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8. Discounts on computers available for students, faculty and staff

Academic prices for computers from Apple and Lenovo are available for faculty, staff and students. Among the available deals are savings of up to $200 on a new Mac from the Apple Store for Education and up to 40 percent on Lenovo laptops.

Learn more about the computer discounts online.

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9. Register for Rec Plex Golf Scramble

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. 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.

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