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

On Thursday, March 24 Student Affairs celebrated student leadership at the Varsity Theatre. We are please to announce the recipients of the Magis Awards, Spirit of Marquette Award, and Andrew J. Thon Award for Leadership.

Magis Awards

First-year Magis Award: Ella Nghiem
Sophomore Magis Award: Leen Mortada
Junior Magis Award: Noah Smith
Senior Magis Award: Clare Murphy

Spirit of Marquette Award

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Andrew J. Thon, S.J., Award for Leadership

Lisset Perez Jaramillo

Marquette Community Day of Service

Marquette Community Day of ServiceMarquette Community Day of Service (MCDoS) is the successor of former Hunger Clean-Up. Whereas Hunger Clean-Up historically had a focus on food inequity within the city of Milwaukee, previous years have broadened the scope to work with community partners involved in a wide variety of community work. transformed the program into general service, awaiting a rebranding. 

Similar to Hunger Clean-Up, Marquette Community Day of Service remains a Saturday service event, open to all members of the MU community including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. On event day, participants will work with a variety of highlighted community agencies to provide services to the greater Milwaukee area. One of the many goals of the event is for students, alumni, and Milwaukee community members to engage in intentional service and form meaningful connections. This year, the event is on April 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. While check-in is held in the AMU, service takes place throughout the city of Milwaukee.

With a dedicated focus on community, the day of the event is preceded by a week of community building rooted in supporting black and brown-owned-and-run-and-run businesses and agencies within the Milwaukee area. We can’t wait for you to join us for MCDoS week and our annual day of service! Register as a team or an individual online by April 11, 2022.

Ignatian Year

Enliven the Spirit Through Movement
Wednesdays: April 6, 13, 20, 27 | 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In-person option at the Faber Center (Schroeder Complex, 111)
Virtual option - link to join will be emailed

As human beings, our minds, bodies, and spirits are interconnected. As we engage in one, we engage in them all. Join us for some gentle movement that we hope will lift our spirits. Each week, we'll watch a different video featuring gentle movement, and we'll follow along. Your choice to join in-person, or virtually with camera on or off.

Faber Spring Retreat
Friday, May 6 | 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Catholic Ecology Center - W1468 County Rd NN, Neosho, WI 53059

Ignatius of Loyola valued taking some time away, not to escape from the world, rather to gain perspective on life. Join us for this one-day retreat as Sr. Anne Arabome SSS, Faber Center Associate Director helps us explore how Ignatius' story of transformation informs our lives. More details on registration form.

Upcoming Professional Development

What do we Know about our First Year Students: Take-Aways from the First Time, First Year Student Surveys
Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 10 – 11 a.m. via Teams (email Jen Reid for meeting link)

Administered during Orientation, the First Time, First Year Student Survey investigates students' predicted academic success, their expectations about Marquette, their concerns, and the activities in which they would like to get involved. Data are collected during New Student Orientation. In fall 2021, Marquette administered a follow-up survey to a subset of first-time, first year students in effort to understand better how students are adapting to college and how their sense of belonging, engagement with Marquette, and concerns about student life have changed. The Office of Institutional Research and Analysis will highlight some of the findings of these two surveys. This data can help us plan for future cohorts of Marquette students.

Lunch and Learn: An introduction to recognizing, responding to,
and referring students in distress
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from Noon – 1:15 p.m. | AMU 227

Intended for those who are unfamiliar with the Red Folder and Care Team or who need a refresher, this session will overview CARE Team services as well as how we can support and respond to students in distress.  Bring your lunch. Water, lemonade and cookies will be provided.  Please RSVP so that we can get an accurate headcount. Please note that this is an in-person event with no virtual option.

Graduation Celebrations

Unity Graduation | Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m., Varsity Theatre
This annual event recognizes Graduates of Color! Graduates will have a chance to celebrate with each other and family while receiving graduate regalia representative of their culture. Unity Graduation is open to undergraduate and graduate students graduating in Fall and Spring. The deadline for students to register is Friday, April 22.  If you have any questions, please contract Coordinator of Cultural Engagement, Tiffany Fulford

Lavender Graduation |  Thursday, May 5, 5 p.m., AMU 163
This celebration is an annual recognition of LGBTQ+ graduates in acknowledgement of the unique journey of persistence and success at a university. The deadline for students to register is Friday, April 22.

Baccalaureate Mass | Saturday, May 21, 4 p.m., UW-Milwaukee Arena
Volunteers are needed for the university's largest liturgy of the year. Volunteer information and sign-ups may be found online.

Commencement 2022 | Sunday, May 22
9:00 a.m. (undergraduates) and 2:00 p.m. (Graduate School and Graduate School of Management) | Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)
100 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53202 | American Family Insurance Amphitheater
(Rain or Shine)
Column marshals are needed for both ceremonies. This is a great way to see our students off as they prepare for their post Marquette journeys. If interested, contact Heather Lee in University Special Events.

The next and last newsletter for the year will go out Tuesday, May 3. Submission deadline is Tuesday, April 26.