Marquette Continues to Support Hurricane
Sept. 7, 2005
Marquette University has admitted approximately 95 displaced
students from schools affected by Hurricane Katrina, including
Loyola University New Orleans, Tulane University , Xavier
University New Orleans and the University of New Orleans .
With their arrival this week, Marquette will have reached
its capacity to accept students.
All-university Prayer Service on Thursday: An
all-university prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday,
Sept. 8 at Gesu Church . The service will serve as a vigil
for those affected by the hurricane as well as a sign of support
for the students arriving on campus from universities and
colleges along the Gulf Coast .
Fund-raising Around Campus
Monetary Donations: Marquette has selected
Catholic Charities U.S.A. and the American Red Cross as the
university's officially designated charities for relief efforts
on campus. Collection jars for Catholic Charities U.S.A. and
the American Red Cross have been placed at residence hall
desks, student-staffed tables in the AMU and University Ministry
through Friday. The residence hall efforts and student-staffed
tables were initiated by the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic
The university has established a “Marquette Hurricane Relief
Grant Fund" which will be administered through the Office
of Mission and Identity. The fund joins Catholic Charities
U.S.A. and the American Red Cross as the third designated
focus of fund-raising efforts on campus. The fund is intended
to provide small grants to assist with the personal expenses
(food, clothing, textbooks, etc.) of incoming Gulf Coast students,
some of whom are in serious financial need.
Libraries bake sale: The Library Support Staff
Association and the Librarians' Assembly will hold a bake sale
to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Thursday near the flagpoles in front of the Raynor Memorial
Libraries (or inside the Raynor Library lobby in the event of
inclement weather). All money raised will be donated to the
American Red Cross and Catholic Charities U.S.A.
Round up at the Marquette
Spirit Shop: In conjunction with the Office of Student
Development and other entities in the AMU, the Marquette Spirit
Shop has begun “Rounding up for Hurricane Katrina Relief.” Customers
have the option of rounding up their purchase total to a whole
dollar amount or making another donation amount to benefit university-approved
Intercollegiate Athletics efforts: Intercollegiate
Athletics will be collecting donations for Catholic Charities
U.S.A. and the American Red Cross at soccer and volleyball games,
and observing a minute of silence at the beginning of games
in remembrance of hurricane victims.
For additional information please contact Anne Broeker in
the Office of Marketing and Communication at 414.288.6712.
Office of Marketing and Communication Contacts
Media Relations Specialist
Phone: (414) 288-1988