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May 1, 2014 | Issue 9 | Volume 10

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Commencement speaker Rev. James Martin, S.J., to speak at Gesu Parish Friday, May 16

Rev. James Martin, S.J., author of the New York Times best-selling Jesus: A Pilgrimage and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, will speak about how both humanity and divinity are part of Jesus' story Friday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave. Father Martin will talk about his journey studying Jesus, the two weeks he spent in Israel visiting the places Jesus lived and how others may encounter Jesus in their daily lives.

Doors will open for the free, public event at 6:15 p.m. Copies of Jesus: A Pilgrimage and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Anything, along with Between Heaven and Mirth, will be available for purchase at the church. Parking will be available for $5 in the Marquette University Wells Street Parking Structure, 1240 W. Wells St.

NEWS FOR PARENTS

How to welcome your student home for the summer

Many underclassmen will return home for the summer to work, take summer classes and enjoy some downtime. While parents may have visions of "old times," it's important to realize that both the family and the student may have different expectations than they had nine months earlier. Stephanie Quade, dean of students, shared some insight and tips for parents to consider as they prepare to welcome their student home on The Morning Blend, a Milwaukee morning talk show. Additional ideas and suggestions are available from the Division of Student Affairs.

Residence halls close May 10; summer housing and storage information

Final exams are next week 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 10, when the residence hall will close.

Summer housing applications for campus housing are due tomorrow, Friday, May 2. Applications are available online. Graebel Moving and Storage is offering pick-up, storage and delivery options. They can be reached at (800) 383-9220 or at wvazquez@graebel.com.

Students win $53,000 at international business plan competition

Students from the Colleges of Engineering and Business Administration created a mobile app that allows users to wirelessly present PowerPoints from their tablet or smartphone directly to a display device. After competing in and winning Marquette's ImpactNext Business Model Competition, the team traveled to the Rice Business Plan Competition, currently the world's richest and largest business plan competition, where they won the $50,000 Trailblazer Capital Start-up Entrepreneur Investment Prize and the $3,000 Gimmal Group Outstanding IT Prize.

Journalists for O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism announced

Marquette University's J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication announced the next three journalists who will take part in The Perry and Alicia O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism during the 2014-15 academic year. The new O'Brien Fellows are Brandon Loomis of The Arizona Republic, Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Marjorie Valbrun, an independent journalist whose fellowship work stands to be published by The Washington Post. They will begin their fellowships in August, with each researching and producing an in-depth public service journalism project on campus and working with Marquette students, giving them first-hand journalism experience.

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Senior Family Toast and Dinner, May 17

The Senior Family Toast and Dinner is sold out, but families can add their name to the waitlist to receive notification if tickets become available. The dinner is right after the Baccalaureate Mass and includes a champagne toast by the 2014 Commencement speaker, Rev. James Martin, S.J. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The event is $25 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under.

Senior Week, May 11-17

Senior Week includes a variety of events for graduating seniors to celebrate their accomplishments and enjoy Marquette's campus and the city of Milwaukee, including a kickball tournament. Ticket availability and additional information is available on the Office of Student Development website.

Save the Date: Family Weekend 2014, Oct. 3-5

Take a weekend to step into the life of your Marquette student. Join us Oct. 5-7 for Family Weekend 2014. Three days of activities are planned for parents and siblings, including theatre performances and family bowling. More information to be shared in the fall.

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Carolyn Kieger named women's basketball head coach

Former Marquette University women's basketball standout Carolyn Kieger has been named the fifth head women's basketball coach in Marquette's history, Interim Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Cords announced Thursday.

IMPORTANT DATES 

Monday, May 5 – Friday, May 9:
Final exams

Saturday, May 10:
Residence halls for spring term close at noon

Saturday, May 17:
Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Family Toast and Dinner

Sunday, May 18:
Spring Commencement

Wednesday, Aug. 20:
Residence halls open for first-year students

Wednesday, Aug. 20 – Sunday, Aug. 24:
New Student and Family Orientation

Saturday, Aug. 23:
Residence halls open for returning students

Monday, Aug. 25:
First day of classes

IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS FOR PARENTS

How to welcome your student home for the summer

Residence halls close May 10; summer housing and storage information

Students win $53,000 at international business plan competition

Journalists for O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism announced

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Senior Family Toast and Dinner, May 17

Senior Week, May 11-17

Save the Date: Family Weekend 2014, Oct. 3-5

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Carolyn Kieger named women's basketball head coach

IMPORTANT DATES

May 5–9: final exams

May 10: Residence halls for spring term close at noon

May 17: Baccalaureate Mass and Senior Family Toast and Dinner

May 18: Spring Commencement

Aug. 20: Residence halls open for first-year students

Aug. 20 – Aug. 24: New Student and Family Orientation

Aug. 23: Residence halls open for returning students

Aug. 25: First day of classes