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Marquette University's Office of Public Affairs Newsletter

Aug. 23, 2013


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 -, August 15, 2013

Plan for 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.

Noemy Sandoval, outgoing president of MU Native American Student Association


Community EVENTS

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
August 24
August 31

Harley Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration
August 29-31

Irish Cultural & Heritage Center Social Dancing
September 6

Indian Summer Festival
September 6-8

Menomonee Valley Partners Real Estate Showcase
September 10

Briggs & Al's Run & Walk
September 14

Milwaukee Night in
Washington D.C.

September 18

Les Aspin Center for Government 25th Anniversary Celebration in Washington D.C.
September 19

Doors Open Milwaukee
September 21-22

Champions for Change
September 25

Milwaukee Heart Walk
September 29

More Milwaukee events

Save the date!

Marquette campus farmers market
September 4
September 17

WisDOT I-94 Public Hearing
Fall 2013


Les Aspin Center for Government

Office of Public Affairs

Public Policy Forum

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

WisDOT I-94 Corridor Study

University Policy on Federal Government Lobbying


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The purpose of this bi-monthly newsletter is to inform Marquette community members on the government affairs and community relations work from the Office of Public Affairs. Email OPA for suggestions on content or for more information on a posting.

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