Leadership Awards Recognition Program

Contemplatives in Action Student Leadership Awards, Student Organization Awards and Sorority and Fraternity Life Awards

Thursday, April 29 at 6:15 p.m. | Varsity Theatre and streamed live via Teams

Only award recipients have the option to attend the in-person program. Award recipients who would prefer not to attend in person can join online along with families and other guests. However, we do need a small number of volunteers to assist with check-in and award pick-up. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Jen Reid.

Award recipients and student org representatives have received an email with the EventBrite link to register for the program. Award recipients have also been invited via Teams to the virtual program, and they can share that link with their families and other guests they'd like to attend.

A Teams invitation will be sent to DSA and Campus Ministry staff so that you have access to the program link.

Professional Development Opportunities

The Office of Engagement and Inclusion has signed up for a series of webinars through PaperClip Communications. Topics and dates as as follows.

  1. Commuter Students: Create a Welcoming Community to Help Ensure Engagement, Success and Persistence to Graduation – April 6, 2021
  1. Peer Mentoring for First-Generation and Underrepresented Students – April 29, 2021
  1. Support Your Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Students: Facilitate Improved Safety, Inclusion & Success – May 6, 2021
  1. Prepare for ‘First Year’ Sophomores on Your Campus: Support Their Unique Needs for Acclimation, Engagement & Persistence – May 26, 2021
  1. Student Mental Health & Re-immersion to Campus Life – June 15, 2021

If you are interested in attending any of the above (live or asynchronously), please contact Demetria Anderson for the link information.

Additionally, we are working to reschedule the Climate Study presentation, and a date will be announced soon.

The next "Just Talk" will be May 6 at noon. Topic: Climate and trauma related to current cases in MN.

April Dining Specials


Try some of Milwaukee's best and Marquette Alumni owned ice cream at LivALittle Ice Cream!

@Commons from 4pm - 7pm


Stop by the Commons for Lunch or Cobeen for Dinner and grab a taco made fresh from DailyTaco!


Coming to ALL Dining Halls, treat yourself to a freshly baked good from KalYana Organics!


Bring your groove over to the Commons for Lunch and Cobeen & Straz for Dinner to try out some fresh spring rolls from Funky Fresh Spring Rolls


If Tuesday wasn't sweet enough, you're in luck! Goodman Desserts is heading to ALL Dining Halls to bring you delicious baked goods to enjoy!

Pop Up Kitchen @Marquette Place

4/13 & 4/15

Pho: Your choice of beef or mushroom and your choice of sauce

4/20 & 4/22

Sushi Burritos: Choice of Beef Makittito, Fish Sushirrito, or Vegetarian Mock Eelrrito

4/27 & 4/29

Ramen: Choice of Chicken or Veggie

AMU News

AMU Event Services

Catering Now Available During Campus Events

During the pandemic, campus catering services has been limited to university departments and student organizations permitting food to be ordered but requesting that guests disperse to consume.  With approval from the Marquette Medical Clinic, it is now permissible to have food and beverage during your event when the following are kept in mind.

  • Masks are to be worn when food & beverage is not being consumed.
  • One person seated per table and tables are to be kept at least 6 feet apart.
  • Food must be pre-packaged in individual serving containers.

All food and beverage MUST be obtained by Sodexo Dining Services or a licensed kitchen.  As our campus dining partner Sodexo Dining Services remains the preferred provider and has options available that adhere to these guidelines on their Simply To Go Supplemental Guide as well as custom offerings.  Sodexo continues to be the contracted provider for ALL service that would be provided in the ballroom, Innovation Kitchen, Lunda Room, Marquette Place and Union Sports Annex.  AMU Event Services is available to help you navigate through your event planning.

AMU Student Employment

Student Employees of the Year were named in each AMU department. Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • Drew Cotton, Annex Restaurant
  • Morgan Frank, Bowling
  • Ireland O'Bryan, Brew Cafes
  • Hannah Howell, Building Staff Assistant Building Manager
  • David Pacewic, Building Staff Building Manager
  • Gabriella Santamaria, Catering
  • Mark Podgiasky, Concessions
  • Sophie Aither, DSA Marketing
  • Samantha Martin, Event Services
  • Max Schmidt, Event Support Staff
  • Anthony Belbis, Info Desk
  • Phillip Krause, Marquette Place
  • Isaac Peterson, Security
  • Josh Anderson, Tech Staff
  • Matt Siapkaris, Tory Hill Cafe
  • Kathryn Bylis, Union Station

The 2020-2021 AMU Student Manager of the Year was also named. Congratulations to Jenny Banak, Annex Restaurant student manager, who was selected from a group of five nominees. Jenny’s nominators wrote about:

"Jenny was the most welcoming person ever when I started working at the Annex. She was always so helpful and checked on me regularly to make sure if I needed anything." —Annex student employee

"She is always talking with other students to see how work is going, she is considerate of our time and gets the schedules out early, she advocates for students and lastly she upholds the values of Marquette and Sodexo." —Annex student employee

"The impact she delivers ranges from confidence building staff encouragement-setting standards that will outlast her time with us and furthermore the culture of the Annex by walking the walk every shift being the difference !!! " —Annex supervisor

Interested in an International Service Trip?

Consider apply to be a part of the IMPA Cuba Trip

January 8 - 15, 2022. Must have passport and all permissions from family and work, before applying.

Application are due May 1, 2021. For more information, visit Campus Ministry's website.

Staff Kudos

Demetria Bell Anderson, Director of the Office of Engagement and Inclusion, gave a keynote presentation at the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Virtual Summit 2021.

A native of northeast Ohio, Demetria Bell Anderson is a higher education professional whose career has spanned two decades on college and university campuses from the east coast to the Midwest. With experience in multicultural development, academic support services, residence life, campus activities, student leadership involvement, sorority and fraternity life, and student government advising, Demetria enjoys nurturing the development of young adults. Anderson has been a certified True Colors facilitator for nearly a decade and enjoys introducing leaders of all ages and stages of life to the True Colors philosophy that values differences and creates unity.

Demetria served as the first African American female elected to chair of the board of directors for the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA). Anderson is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Undergraduate and University Affairs Taskforce. Demetria completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Bennett College (Greensboro, NC), and has an earned Master of Arts Education degree in Higher Education, Administration, Management, & Leadership from the University of Akron (Akron, OH).

We are so proud to have Demetria among our ranks!