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May 1, 2013 | Issue 9 | Volume 9

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Welcoming students home for the summer

Many underclassmen will return home for the summer to work, take summer classes and enjoy some downtime. While parents may have visions of "old times," it's important to realize that both the family and the student may have different expectations than they had nine months earlier. Stephanie Quade, dean of students, shared some insight and tips for parents to consider as they prepare to welcome their student home on The Morning Blend, a Milwaukee morning talk show. Additional ideas and suggestions are available from the Division of Student Affairs.

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Strategic plan endorsed by Board of Trustees

Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., announced earlier today that Marquette's Board of Trustees endorsed the Marquette University strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries: Setting the Course for Marquette's Future. This affirmation followed votes of endorsement from the University Academic Senate, the Dean's Council and the President's Cabinet. The plan was created during the past 18 months through a process that engaged the entire campus community, alumni and the Board of Trustees, and was supported by the Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee, which included student representation.

Bill Cosby Commencement address to be webcast; Senior Week tickets still available

Marquette will live webcast Commencement, including a keynote address by Bill Cosby. Information and details about the webcast will be posted the week of May 6 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.

Tickets are still available for a selection of Senior Week activities, including the Family Fish Fry on May 17. Ticket information and event details are available online.

Summer housing and storage information; residence halls close May 11

Final exams are next week and residence hall move-out is just behind them. Students should arrange a checkout time with a residence hall staff member within 24 hours of their last exam, or by noon, Saturday, May 11, when the residence hall will close. Additional information and contact information regarding summer housing and storage is available on the Office of Residence Life website.

Things to do in Milwaukee during the summer

Milwaukee is an amazing place to be during the summer. From beautiful parks to rocking festivals, there is plenty to see and do during the summer months. It's also a perfect time to check off some items on the "100 things to do before graduating from Marquette" list.

Asking the Big Questions: Advice from 5-year-olds

The Vocation Programs, sponsored by the Office of Student Development, helps students learn about themselves, their gifts, talents and passions, and how to match those gifts with the needs of the world. Throughout the year, the program sponsored the BIG Questions Series, to help engage the campus community in deeper conversations about the human experience. Last month, the program reached out to Marquette's Childcare Center to get advice for college students from five-year-olds.

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Marquette CIRCLES networking events

Chicago, April 18 and May 7
Appleton, Wis., May 16
Seattle, May 22
Northern California, June 3

Marquette CIRCLES is an innovative business networking program that connects Marquette alumni, parents and friends doing business in similar industries or regions. Upcoming events will be held in Chicago, California, Washington and Wisconsin. Event and registration details are available online.

IMPORTANT DATES 

Friday, May 3:
Last day of classes

Monday, May 6 — Friday, May 10:
Final exams

Saturday, May 11:
Residence halls close for summer break

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14 and 15:
Cap and gown pick-up

Saturday, May 18:
Baccalaureate Mass

Sunday, May 19:
Spring Commencement

Saturday, Aug. 24:
Residence halls reopen for returning students

Wednesday, Aug. 21 — Sunday, Aug. 25:
New Student and Family Orientation

Monday, Aug. 26:
Fall 2013 semester classes begin

Academic Calendar 2013-14 is posted online.


IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS FOR PARENTS

Strategic plan endorsed by Board of Trustees

Bill Cosby Commencement address to be webcast; Senior Week tickets still available

Summer housing and storage information; residence halls close May 11

Things to do in Milwaukee during the summer

Asking the Big Questions: Advice from 5-year-olds

MARQUETTE EVENTS

Marquette CIRCLES networking events

IMPORTANT DATES

Last day of classes
Final exams
Residence halls close

Cap and gown pick-up
Baccalaureate Mass
Spring Commencement
New Student and Family Orientation
Residence halls reopen
Fall 2013 semester begins