Thursday, October 6




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Marquette alumni couple give $3.5 million gift for scholarship aid

A Marquette alumni couple have given the university a $3.5 million gift for scholarship aid. The Donald J. and Frances I. Herdrich Endowed Scholarship for Engineering will fund full scholarships for first-generation students in the Opus College of Engineering.

Twenty-three percent of Marquette’s most recent incoming class are first-generation college students.

The engineering scholarships include full room and board and will begin with the 2017–18 academic year. An incoming freshman will receive the scholarship each year from 2017-2021. After five years, five engineering students simultaneously will hold the scholarship. Additional information is available online.

A letter from Marquette’s academic integrity director

Marquette’s Academic Integrity Director Dr. Michelle Mynlieff addresses academic integrity in a letter to all parents. At Marquette University we strive to develop our students into people of integrity. This means having integrity in all aspects of their lives, but it begins with academic integrity. At new student convocation all of the incoming students took the following pledge:

“I recognize the importance of personal integrity in all aspects of life and work. I commit myself to truthfulness, honor and responsibility, by which I earn the respect of others. I support the development of good character and commit myself to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity as an important aspect of personal integrity. My commitment obliges me to conduct myself according to the Marquette University Honor Code.”

Read the complete letter online.

2017–18 FAFSA applications due Jan. 15

You can begin filing the 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as of Oct. 1, 2016. You will use your 2015 tax data when completing the 2017–18 application. More information about the new FAFSA filing deadline can be found on the Marquette Central website.

Marquette students must complete and submit their FAFSA every year to be considered for assistance. The Office of Student Financial Aid recommends having the FAFSA filed and submitted no later than Jan. 15, so it is processed and sent to Marquette by the Feb. 1 priority deadline. The student and one parent will need their own FSA ID numbers to electronically sign the FAFSA, which is completed and submitted online. Students can apply for an FSA ID or request a duplicate online. If the FAFSA is received by Marquette after the Feb. 1 Priority Deadline, financial aid could be reduced or eliminated due to limited funding. Any required documents must also be submitted to Marquette Central within 30 days of the student's initial request for missing documents. Missing documents are listed on CheckMarq.

Questions can be directed to Marquette Central at (414) 288-4000.

MUSG hosted Good Tenant Training in September

MUSG hosted two Good Tenant Training sessions for students in September. Good Tenant Training is a comprehensive educational program for Marquette student tenants to ensure that they are prepared for the numerous responsibilities associated with renting a property for the first time. The training will provide students with valuable information that will foster smarter, safer, and better tenants and neighbors.

Several property owners/managers had incentives for students to participate in the Good Tenant Training. These included waived security deposits, percentages off rent and Marquette Cash gift cards. The full listing of incentives will be available on the MUSG website.

Good Tenant Training is in collaboration with the MUSG Good Neighbor Designation Program, which is a collaboration among Marquette University Student Government, Off-campus Student Services, Safe and Sound, Avenues West, and local property owners and managers to establish a clear standard for property owners and managers renting to Marquette students in the near-Marquette neighborhood. It aims to reduce risks and hazards and encourage landlords and students to think proactively about safety, security and the aesthetic quality of our neighborhood. Property owners and managers apply for the designation through Off-campus Student Services and receive it from MUSG.

Registration open for Campus Ministry fall retreats

Registration is now open for Campus Ministry's fall retreats. Open to students of all faiths, the retreats provide students with time to reflect on their personal and Marquette experiences.

The Marquette Experience retreat, Oct. 28–30, is a community-oriented weekend rooted in the Ignatian ideals that shape Marquette University. The Finding God in All Things retreat, Nov. 11–13, is a weekend to reflect on St. Ignatius’ teachings that God is really present in all things, and this retreat explores how.

Connect with Marquette

In addition to the Parents E-newsletter, there are a number of ways for parents to stay connected with Marquette and learn what's happening on campus:

Official Marquette University Parents Group – A Facebook group to ask questions and join discussions with other parents and Marquette staff.

University News Center – News releases about major speakers, events and awards are posted and archived in the center.

Twitter – Check out what is happening at Marquette — in 140 characters or less. 

Marquette Today – A one-stop internal communication destination for faculty, staff and students. 

Marquette Magazine – Offers Web-exclusive profiles and stories that demonstrate the mission and life of the university.  

The Marquette Tribune – The newspaper produced by and for Marquette students covers all aspects of student life, from academics to athletics. 

Marquette Theatre’s 2016–17 season

Marquette Theatre’s 2016–17 season will be the 42nd in the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre. Five selected plays around the theme “Worlds Collide” will explore this phenomenon and draw connections and comparisons. Whether they are this world and the spirit world, Beirut and the U.S., the distant past and the hopeful future, or various encounters on a cruise ship’s deck, some provoke thought while others inspire joy.

Supper for 12 Strangers registration deadline is Oct. 28

Every fall, Marquette alumni, staff and friends open their doors and invite current students to enjoy a free meal at their homes as part of Supper for 12 Strangers. It's a great opportunity for students to network with the Marquette family and make new friends. Students must register for the event by Friday, Oct. 28, and can select from four November weekend dates. The event is sponsored by the Association of Marquette University Women.


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