Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
Marquette University Parents Association Newsletter

Connect with Marquette on FacebookLinkedInTwitterandYouTube

Feb. 29, 2012 | Issue 7 | Volume 8

Contact us

Spring break safety is topic of health fair

Students traveling on spring break can receive information and useful tips to help make their trip safe and memorable at the annual Spring Break Blitz health fair, Tuesday, March 6. Campus and community representatives, including Public Safety, AAA, US Bank and Peer Health Educators, will be on hand to answer travel questions and help students prepare for a safe, healthy and fun spring break.

The Department of Public Safety shares these general safety tips to make a spring trip as fun and safe as possible.

• Leave a travel itinerary and copies of travel documents with family at home.

• Bring along health insurance forms.

• Do not hang purses or backpacks on the hook of bathroom stall doors; it's easy for a thief to reach over and grab them.

• Never travel alone. Stay with the friends you traveled with.

Students are also reminded to take advantage of Public Safety's Vacant House Watch program during spring break. Students residing in the near off-campus neighborhood can register their homes to be monitored while they are away. Vacant House Watch registration forms are available online or at the Public Safety office in the 16th Street Parking Structure. For more information call (414) 288-6800.

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Hank Aaron to speak at commencement

Baseball legend Hank Aaron will be Marquette University's Commencement speaker, Sunday, May 20. Aaron played as an outfielder for the Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers from 1954-1976 and holds many of baseball's most distinguished records. In addition to Aaron's contributions to baseball, he has worked on behalf of racial equality, civil rights and helping others through his Chasing the Dream Foundation, which helps underprivileged children.

All residence halls except Mashuda close for spring break

All residence halls except Mashuda Hall will be closed for spring break at noon, Saturday, March 10, reopening Sunday, March 18, at 8 a.m. Only students who are permanent residents of Mashuda may stay in the building over break.

Help available for students looking for summer internships and jobs

Summer jobs and internships are a great way to gain skills, can lead to future job opportunities and look good on a resume. Students who are trying to land a summer job, but don't know where to start or want some help, are encouraged to visit Marquette University's Career Services Center.

Career Counselors are available to help students through the job search process and get them registered on MU Career Manager, which provides access to local job and internship postings. The center also provides services to help students with resumes and cover letters, and how to select and approach people to complete reference letters and letters of recommendation.

Students are encouraged to make an appointment by calling the center, (414) 288-7423. Walk-in assistance is available daily, Monday through Friday, noon to 2 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis. These 15 minute sessions are good for brief resume critiques, questions about MU Career Manager, or brief interviewing assistance. A full list of services offered by the Career Services Center is available online.

Summer class registration opens March 22

Registration for 500-plus summer classes offered by Marquette begins on March 22. With small class sizes and flexible evening courses, as well as a few select weekend courses, students can earn credits in just six weeks. More information about classes being offered and how to register is available on Marquette Central.

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Lil' Siblings Weekend,
April 20-22

Registration and waiver forms are now available for Lil' Siblings Weekend, April 20-22, sponsored by the Residence Hall Association.

Lil' Sibs Weekend is an opportunity for siblings, cousins, other relatives or family friends of Marquette to student to spend a weekend on campus. A variety of family-friendly and age appropriate activities are planned, including a visit to the Milwaukee County Zoo, laser tag and carnival themed games.

Please contact the Residence Hall Association, (414) 288-5851, for more information or if you have questions.

Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 26-28

Each spring, Marquette sets aside one special weekend to honor distinguished alumni from every college and school who represent the heart, soul and spirit of Marquette, during Alumni National Awards Weekend.

This year, Marquette will recognize Glenn "Doc" A. Rivers, Arts '85, as Alumnus of the year. He got his nickname when he arrived for summer basketball camp on Marquette's campus in 1980 wearing a Dr. J. shirt. Since then, the name Doc has been synonymous with excellence, first as a guard on Marquette's men's basketball team, then as an NBA player and now as head coach of the Boston Celtics.

A full list of honorees and details about the weekend are available online.

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Men's basketball on a roll

The Marquette men's basketball team has been on a roll as of late, winning 5-in-a-row and 12 of its last 13 games, to give the Golden Eagles a 24-5 overall record. Led by seniors Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette has already accomplished a program-best 13 BIG EAST Conference wins with two games left to play. The team is in action tonight vs. Cincinnati (6 p.m. CST, on ESPN2), before the regular season finale vs. Georgetown on Saturday.

The men's team has clinched a double-bye in the BIG EAST Tournament and will play their first game Thursday, March 8. Marquette will then learn its fate for the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday, March 11.

Terri Mitchell and the Marquette women's basketball team has been hit hard by injuries and sit at 13-16 overall and 4-12 in the BIG EAST. The team has claimed the No. 14-seed in the conference tournament and will open championship play this Friday vs. No. 11-seed Cincinnati. The game can be found online at BIGEAST.tv.

For the latest updates on Marquette Athletics, visit GoMarquette.com.

IMPORTANT DATES 

Thursday, March 1:
Study abroad applications due

Monday, March 5 – Friday, March 9:
Midterm exams

Saturday, March 10:
Residence Halls close for spring break

Sunday, March 18:
Residence Halls reopen

Thursday, April 5 – Monday, April 9:
Easter holiday, classes excused

Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22:
Lil' Siblings Weekend

Friday, May 4:
Last day of class

Monday, May 7 – Friday, May 11:
Final Exams

Saturday, May 12, at noon:
Residence halls close for summer

Saturday, May 19:
Baccalaureate Mass

Sunday, May 20:
Spring Commencement

IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Spring break safety is topic of health fair

Hank Aaron to speak at commencement

All residence halls except Mashuda close for spring break

Help available for students looking for summer internships and jobs

Summer class registration opens March 22

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Lil' Siblings Weekend,
April 20-22

Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 26-28

MARQUETTE ATHLETICS

Men's basketball on a roll

IMPORTANT DATES

Check out these important updates and events