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May 15, 2012 | Issue 10 | Volume 8

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Teaching Excellence winners honored

Four Marquette professors were honored with Teaching Excellence Awards at the annual Père Marquette Dinner May 3. At the event, President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., commended the honorees — Mark Cotteleer, associate professor of management; Sarah Bonewits Feldner, associate professor of communication studies; John (Jack) Moyer, professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science; and Rebecca Nowacek, associate professor of English — for their commitment to excellence in the work they do every day in the classroom and beyond.

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Hank Aaron Commencement address to be webcast

Marquette will live webcast this year's Commencement ceremony, which will include a keynote address by baseball legend Hank Aaron. Information and details about the webcast are available on the Commencement website. Tickets are not required for the all-university Commencement ceremony, which is open to the public. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th Street.

Tickets remain for Senior Week activities open to family and friends

Tickets are still available for the champagne reception with Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., this Thursday, May 17, a Friday night fish fry on May 18 and a family brunch the morning of Saturday, May 19. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Brooks Lounge in the Alumni Memorial Union. Tickets are available until the day of the event, or until the event is full. Additional information is available online. Senior Week activities are sponsored by Marquette University Student Government.

Summer reading ideas from Raynor Memorial Libraries

Starting to make your summer reading list? Check out Ex Libris, a list of recommended books by the staff of Raynor Memorial Libraries. Issued throughout the year, Ex Libris features a wide range of contemporary books — recent non-fiction, fiction, books by faculty and alumni, and literary prizewinners.

Helpful tips for bicycle riders

As spring turns to summer, more students are encouraged to get outdoors and many will get on their bike. To keep bicycles secure, students are encouraged to follow these tips from the Department of Public Safety:

• Always secure your bicycle with effective locking devices. High-security locks are available for $25 from the Parking Services office.

• The City of Milwaukee requires that all bicycles are licensed. Free licensing decals can be obtained from the Parking Services office. Non-licensed bicycles are subject to a $63 fine.

• Secure bicycles to fixed objects, such as permanent bicycle racks that are cemented or anchored into the ground. Avoid securing bicycles to trees or other objects that can be removed or broken. On campus, bicycle parking is allowed in designated areas only.

• Consider engraving a personal identification number or message on your bicycle. Electric engravers can be borrowed from Public Safety.

Those in need of long-term bicycle storage are encouraged to utilize one of the two secured bike corrals, located in both parking structures on campus. Bicycles must be registered with Parking Services prior to gaining access into the bike corrals, which are equipped with a card access entry system and monitored by the university's video surveillance system. Once inside the corral, all bicycles must be secured using a high-security lock.

For more information, contact Public Safety at (414) 288-6800.


MARQUETTE EVENTS

Save the date: Family Weekend 2012

Marquette's 2012 Family Weekend will be Friday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 7. The weekend will be packed with fun activities for families to enjoy with students on campus and in Milwaukee. View a slideshow from last year's event and watch for further details on the Family Weekend website.


IMPORTANT DATES 

Saturday, May 19:
Baccalaureate Mass

Sunday, May 20:
Spring Commencement

Wednesday, Aug. 22 – Sunday, Aug. 26:
New student and family orientation

Saturday, Aug. 25:
Sophomore and upperclassmen move in

Monday, Aug. 27:
First day of classes

IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Hank Aaron commencement address to be webcast

Tickets remain for Senior Week activities open to family and friends

Summer reading ideas from Raynor Memorial Libraries

Helpful tips for bicycle riders

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Save the date: Family Weekend 2012

IMPORTANT DATES

Important upcoming dates and events