1. Milwaukee's National Night Out Event
The Milwaukee community participated in National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. This national event promotes crime prevention programs and works to strengthen existing relationships between local law enforcement and neighborhood and community groups.
District 3 of the Milwaukee Police Department held its event, co-sponsored by Marquette University, on 49th Street and North and Lisbon Avenues. The event included games for neighborhood children as well as a resource tent and displays from various police units for community members.
The Avenues West Association partnered with the Milwaukee Police Department in 2009 to open the Avenues West Substation, located at 2100 West Wells Street. Through the Historic Concordia /Avenues West Association Policing Plan, the neighborhood associations and community partners, including Marquette, work closely with the District 3 officers to prevent crime in the community.
2. Neighborhood Updates
Marquette University is located in the Westown, Avenues West and Menomonee Valley neighborhoods. The Office of Public Affairs has an important role in supporting and promoting the development and improvement of our surrounding community.
The following are recent media updates about our neighborhood:
Midwest BikeShare Installs Milwaukee's first bike share kiosk- Urban Milwaukee, July 2, 2013
Highway 41 to become Interstate 41 - The Business Journal, August 12, 2013
Solaris puts Menomonee Valley Industrial Center on pace for 1,300 Jobs - The Business Journal, August 15, 2013
Milwaukee Art Museum could become the 8th Wonder of the World - BizTimes.com, August 15, 2013
100 apartments at former Pabst Site - The Business Journal, August 19, 2013
Reconstruction of North 27th Street Begins - The Business Journal, August 20, 2013
Penfield Children's Center opens their new Little Free Library located on 26th Street - Penfield Children's Center, August 21, 2013
3. Government Relations Updates
The Office of Public Affairs monitors discussions relevant to higher education and the Marquette community within both the Wisconsin State Legislature and United States Congress.
The following are recent articles regarding higher education issues:
Review of the Student Loan Bill - The Chronicle, August 8, 2013
Invites Sent for Bradley Center/Cultural Needs Center Task Force - The Business Journal, August 9, 2013
Renewed Higher Ed Bill Five Years Later - NAICU, August 12, 2013
Senator Baldwin Introduces Bill to Support Research - The Business Journal, August 13, 2013
President Obama's Fact Sheet on How to Make College More Affordable - The White House Press Release, August 22, 2013
The following is a highlight of a current government relations project on campus:
Flashing Beacons on Campus for Pedestrian Safety
The City of Milwaukee recently installed three flashing beacons for pedestrian safety located at 16th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street; 16th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn Street; and at the intersection of 15th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Marquette University Student Government (MUSG) partnered with OPA to make Marquette's campus safer for pedestrian traffic. These beacons are being studied by MRIGlobal to better understand what makes drivers yield for crossing pedestrians. The Federal Highway Administration, of the U.S. Department of Transportation, released a report discussing the objectives and methodology of the flashing beacons.
4. Highlighting our Partnerships
OPA works with the Marquette Native American Student Association (NASA). The outgoing president of NASA, Noemy Sandoval (Dine/Navajo), recently completed an 8-week internship at Harvard Medical School's Four Directions Summer Research Program for Native American undergraduate students. Noemy engaged in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) research and gained critical lab experience and faculty connections to further her goal of becoming a medical doctor. Below is a photo of Noemy on the steps of Harvard Hall.
The Office of Public Affairs acknowledges Marquette University's history with Wisconsin Indian tribal members and communities and respects their status as sovereign nations under federal law. There exists a deep and palpable respect for this state's First Peoples and the foothold they once had in the Menomonee Valley, Milwaukee and Wisconsin in general. In the spirit of a government to government relationship, OPA consults directly with the tribes and their membership on matters that concern our respective interests. For questions, please contact Jacqueline Schram.
Westown Farmers Market
Every Wednesday through October 30
Historic Milwaukee Downtown Thru the Eras Walking Tour
Daily through October 30
Pabst Mansion Sample Saturday's
Harley Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration
Irish Cultural & Heritage Center Social Dancing
Indian Summer Festival
Menomonee Valley Partners
Real Estate Showcase
Briggs & Al's Run & Walk
Milwaukee Night in
Les Aspin Center for Government 25th Anniversary Celebration in Washington D.C.
Doors Open Milwaukee
Champions for Change
Milwaukee Heart Walk
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