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April 25, 2012 | Issue 9 | Volume 10

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Hank Aaron graduation address to be webcast

Marquette will provide a live webcast of the 2012 Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 20, including the keynote address by baseball legend Hank Aaron. Information and details about the webcast will be available on the Commencement website the week before the ceremony.

Tickets are not required for the main Commencement ceremony, and all parents, family members and friends are invited to attend. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th Street. Graduates will also be honored at individual ceremonies hosted by their respective college, some of which require tickets.

The all-university Baccalaureate Mass will take place Saturday, May 19, at 4:30 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave. Tickets are not required for the Mass.

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Senior Week activities for family and friends

Graduating from college is a major accomplishment that should be celebrated by students and their family and friends. Marquette University Student Government is hosting Senior Week May 14-20, for graduating seniors. The activities will include an evening of reflection with Campus Ministry staff and a ball in the Historic Third Ward. Events later in the week are open to family and friends, beginning with a champagne reception hosted by President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., in Raynor Memorial Library. Additional events include a Friday Fish Fry, a Saturday morning family brunch, and the Baccalaureate Mass Saturday afternoon. Ticket and pricing information are available online. Many events have limited availability, and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Summer housing and storage information; residence halls close May 12

Final exams are only a week and a half away and residence hall move-out is just behind them. Students should arrange a checkout time with a residence hall staff member within 24 hours of their last exam, or by noon, Saturday , May 12, when the residence hall will close. Additional information and contact information regarding summer housing and storage is available on the Office of Residence Life website.

Summer tips from Career Services Center

Summer can be an important time for students to kick-start their resume or job search or keep it going. Marquette's Career Services Center has provided tips for students from freshmen to seniors, as well as what parents can do to encourage them.

Student leaders recognized by Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs honored 75 students at a banquet Sunday, April 22. The awards recognized students and student groups in the areas of diversity; community service; peer education; recreation, health and wellness; social and arts programming; spiritual development and justice education; and student governance and organization leadership.

Senior Trent Carlson received the Rev. Andrew J. Thon, S.J., Vice President's Award for Distinguished Leadership, Scholarship, and Service, the highest honor bestowed upon a student by Student Affairs.

Outstanding Class Member Awards were given to: Freshman: Joanne Vazquez
Sophomore: Madeline Young
Junior:Joe Daufenbach
Senior: Shona Hang

A complete list of award recipients is available online.

DPS has tips to keep residences safe during summer

Over the summer, many students will transition from residence hall living to the independence of renting their first apartment. This independence must be balanced with a sense of increased responsibility for personal safety and security of property. The Department of Public Safety offers these tips to create a more safe and secure environment:

    • Work with your landlord to perform general maintenance. Make sure the locks on all windows and doors remain in good working order and burned out lights are reported and promptly replaced.

    • Ensure that security bars are installed properly and cannot be easily defeated.

    • Do not walk through alleys. Use main streets and sidewalks. LIMOs remain operational during the summer months from 5 p.m. until 3 a.m., nightly.

    • Immediately report suspicious vehicles, activities and people to Public Safety.

    •Pay attention to your neighbors and other people in the area. Never buzz or let people into a secured apartment building if you don't know them.

    • Keep your front and back doors secured at all times, even when you are home.

For more home security tips and recommendations, a free home security survey or personal safety information, contact Public Safety at 414-288-6800 or visit the DPS website.


MARQUETTE EVENTS

Commencement, May 20

Marquette CIRCLES
Chicago, May 7
Milwaukee, May 7
Los Angeles, May 16
Milwaukee, May 24
Green Bay, May 31

Marquette CIRCLES is an innovative business networking program that connects Marquette alumni, parents and friends doing business in similar industries or regions. Event and registration details are available online.


IMPORTANT DATES 

Friday, May 4:
Last day of class

Monday, May 7 – Friday, May 11:
Final Exams

Saturday, May 12, at noon:
Residence halls close for summer

Saturday, May 19:
Baccalaureate Mass

Sunday, May 20:
Spring Commencement

Wednesday, Aug. 22 – Sunday, Aug. 26:
New student and family orientation

Saturday, Aug. 25:
Sophomore and upperclassmen move in

Monday, Aug. 27:
First day of classes

IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Senior Week activities for family and friends

Summer housing and storage information; residence halls close May 12

Summer tips from Career Services Center

Student leaders recognized by Student Affairs

DPS has tips to keep residences safe during summer

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Commencement, May 20

IMPORTANT DATES

Important upcoming dates and events