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Marquette University's Office of Public Affairs Newsletter

Oct. 11, 2013


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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:

Dozens of Milwaukee employees move out of city while residency case is pending - The Business Journal, September 28, 2013

Milwaukee-area manufacturing surges in September - The Business Journal, September 30, 2013

Menomonee Valley Partners 2.0 Comprehensive Planning Update -, October 1, 2013

DOT shaves $262 million from estimated cost of I-94 rebuild - The Business Journal, October 1, 2013

Airport director floats Mitchell expansion to Frontier buyer - The Business Journal, October 2, 2013

USA Triathlon prepares for return to Milwaukee - The Business Journal, October 2, 2013

State Rep. Jeff Stone tapped to lead PSC water division - The Business Journal, October 3, 2013

Chic cafe, lounge planned for downtown - The Business Journal, October 3, 2013

Bayshore Mall's new tenants are nearly ready to open - The Business Journal, October 4, 2013

Mayor Barrett's plan calls for demolishing 500 more homes - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 5, 2013

Milwaukee water utility partners with startup H2Oscore - The Business Journal, October 8, 2013

Department of Public Works Media Advisory: 27th Street Construction Project to close North 27th Street from West State Street to West Wells Street beginning Monday, October 14.

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:

Bill would let UW schools and tech schools to authorize charter schools - The Business Journal, October 3, 2013

Wisconsin hearing repeats debates over Common Core school standards - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 3, 2013

Department of Education Announces Negotiated Rulemaking Sessions on Campus Security - NAICU, October 7, 2013

Government Shuts Down, Debit Crisis Looms - NAICU, October 7, 2013

Marquette University students getting a lesson in political dysfunction - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 7, 2013

Marquette dental students prepare to replace baby-boomer retirees- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 7, 2013

Governor Walker announces $100 million for schools to push down property taxes -, October 10, 2013

4. Highlighting our Partnerships

The College of Nursing is opening the second community health clinic on Monday, October 14, in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood. In partnership with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the YMCA, the Children's Hospital Primary Care Clinic is located at the Northside YMCA - 1350 West North Avenue. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the clinic was held today.

The first clinic, in partnership with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the Children's Outing Association's Goldin Center, opened on October 1. The Children's Hospital Primary Care, COA Youth & Family Centers-Goldin Center is located at 2320 West Burleigh Street. This clinic will serve the Amani community, identified as a top need in the community by COA Youth & Family Services.

Both community health clinics are part of an initiative by Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to open more neighborhood clinics across Milwaukee. These clinics will be staffed by College of Nursing faculty and will serve children and adolescents, up to 19 years of age, and their adult caregivers. The partnerships between the College of Nursing and these organizations have been praised by community leaders for providing reliable health care in communities.


Community EVENTS

Westown Farmers Market
Every Wednesday until October 30

Historic Milwaukee Downtown Thru the Eras Walking Tour
Daily until October 30

Pabst Retro Beer Night
October 11

King Drive Commons IV Opening
October 11

Pabst Mansion Food Drive

October 12

Pabst Mansion Grand Tour Day
October 13

Hunting Moon Pow Wow
October 18-20

Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare Open House and Building Tour
October 23

Luncheon and Discussion: Excessive Alcohol Use in Milwaukee
October 24

Volunteer with Abriendo Puertas by discussing your career path
October 29

Pabst Mansion Twilight Tour
November 1

Safe & Sound's Award Breakfast
November 1

Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin Blarney Bingo
November 2

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Kick-off Extravaganza
November 21

More Milwaukee events


Les Aspin Center for Government

Milwaukee Police Department District 3 Contact Guide

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Office of Public Affairs

Public Policy Forum

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Updated WisDOT I-94 Corridor Study

University Policy on Federal Government Lobbying


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