Thursday, January 5




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Marquette names new executive vice president for operations

Marquette University has named Dave Lawlor as its new executive vice president for operations, President Michael R. Lovell announced today. Lawlor, who most recently served as vice chancellor and chief financial officer at the University of California – Davis, will begin in his role on Jan. 10, 2017.

A new position for the university, the EVPO was created in September as part of a strategic executive realignment, a move that President Lovell called “vital to the Catholic, Jesuit university executing its strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries.” An essential member of Marquette’s executive leadership team, Lawlor will provide administrative and fiscal leadership throughout the university; he will report directly to President Lovell.

Additional information is available online.

Mission Week 2017 is Feb. 5‒10

Mission Week 2017 is Sunday, Feb. 5, through Friday, Feb. 10. The theme is “Racial Justice: Black, White and the Call of the Church.”

Mission Week events are accessible to everyone in the Marquette community: students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners. A complete schedule of the wide range of academic, spiritual, artistic and social events is available online.

Mission Week is Marquette’s annual exploration of the university’s Catholic, Jesuit intellectual mission and how that mission might be stretched even further for the good of the human community. Watch Marquette Today for additional information.

2017–18 FAFSA applications due Jan. 15

The 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid applications are due by Sunday, Jan. 15. You will use your 2015 tax data when completing the 2017–18 application. More information about the new FAFSA filing deadline can be found on the Marquette Central website.

Marquette students must complete and submit their FAFSA every year to be considered for assistance.

The Office of Student Financial Aid recommends having the FAFSA filed and submitted no later than Jan. 15, so it is processed and sent to Marquette by the Feb. 1 priority deadline. The student and one parent will need their own FSA ID numbers to electronically sign the FAFSA, which is completed and submitted online. Students can apply for an FSA ID or request a duplicate online. If the FAFSA is received by Marquette after the Feb. 1 priority deadline, financial aid could be reduced or eliminated due to limited funding. Any required documents must also be submitted to Marquette Central within 30 days of the student's initial request for missing documents. Missing documents are listed on CheckMarq. Questions can be directed to Marquette Central at (414) 288-4000.

Welcome back events planned for students

The Office of Student Development will host the annual Winter O-Fest and Community Service Fair on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms and second-floor lobby. O-Fest offers students the opportunity to explore Marquette’s student organizations, talk to organization representatives and sign up for organizations of interest. In addition, there will be a number of campus and community service agencies present to share the community service opportunities available this semester. 

Late Night events planned for the first week of classes include a snow tubing excursion on Thursday, Jan. 19 (free event, but tickets required); Late Night Comedy in the Weasler with Studio 013 Refugees and comedian Michael Harrison on Friday, Jan. 20; and the annual Snowball Dance in the AMU on Saturday, Jan. 21 (no tickets, but MUID required). For more information, visit the Late Night Marquette website.

Men's Basketball ticket deals for parents

Parents of current Marquette students can join Marquette Men’s Basketball on move-in weekend, Saturday, Jan. 14, against DePaul at 1 p.m. Receive two tickets, a $15 concession voucher and parking starting at $65. Tickets can be purchased online.

For additional ticket information, visit or call (414) 288-GOMU (4668).

Greek life recruitment takes place in January

Marquette is home to 22 sororities and fraternities that provide leadership opportunities through committee work, managing budgets, facilitating peer education and participating in community service projects. Sorority recruitment takes place Jan. 23‒29, and fraternity recruitment begins Jan. 30.

More information about Greek Life at Marquette is available on the Office of Student Development website. If you have questions about recruitment or Greek Life at Marquette, please contact Corey Lansing, director of campus activities and student involvement, at

Spring break service trip application due Jan. 27

For more than 30 years, Campus Ministry has provided service trips during spring break. The Marquette Action Program, or MAP, trips are organized within the themes of urban and rural poverty, education, diversity, and justice. Each site provides students the chance to live simply and work hand-in-hand with a community in need for one week. Applications are due Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Campus Ministry offers spring retreats

A variety of on- and off-campus spiritual retreat experiences are offered through Campus Ministry. Those offered during the spring semester include Connect Retreat, Feb. 4; Salt and Light Retreat, Feb.10-12; Finding God in All Things, Feb. 17-19; Lenten Retreat in Daily Life, Feb. 27-April 10; Marquette Experience Retreat, March 31-April 2; and the Voyageur Retreat, May 12-14. Students can register for these retreats online or visit the Campus Ministry office located in the Alumni Memorial Union 236 for more information.

Office of International Education to host summer study abroad fair, Jan. 27

The Office of International Education will host its biannual Study Abroad Fair, Friday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, second floor lobby. The study abroad fair will highlight all summer study abroad options available to students, including all faculty-led summer programs. Students will have the opportunity to chat with advisers, program coordinators, faculty leaders and study abroad veterans. More information is available online.


Lil' Sibs Weekend will be April 7‒8

The Residence Hall Association is beginning to prepare for Lil' Siblings Weekend 2017, April 7‒8. Registration will be available in the spring.

Save the date for Family Weekend 2017

Mark your calendars for Friday, Sept. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 1, the annual weekend each fall for parents and families to connect with their students, Marquette, and the city of Milwaukee. Events are open to all family members of Marquette students.


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