— March 8, 2007—
- Mandatory daylight saving time update for all campus computers
- Undergraduate research fair highlights seven students tonight
- Big East Tournament and Selection Sunday viewing at the Annex
- Dental supplies needed for Honduras medical mission trip
- Area roasters to discuss fair trade coffee
- Hunger Clean-up registration now underway
- Attendees need tickets to attend arts and sciences graduation
- Arts and sciences hosting fair of academic majors
- Donate hair to Locks of Love
- Volunteers needed for Senior Citzens’ Prom
- Mid-term break services provided by SSP
- TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
- Financial aid concerns addressed at WAICU Students’ Day
1. Mandatory daylight saving time update for all campus computers
All faculty and staff must update their university computers to accommodate a change in Daylight Saving Time enacted by Congress.
Detailed instructions for updating your programs are available from IT Services. It is not simply a matter of manually changing your clock setting.
Several major software programs need to be updated to properly adjust to the new DST. Programs affected by the DST change include Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, MAC OS, and mobile devices including PDAs, smart phones, and Blackberrys. You must apply these updates to schedule appointments correctly in your calendar.
Updates must be completed before DST begins at 2 a.m. on Saturday, March 11.
2. Undergraduate research fair highlights seven students tonight
The Third Annual Honors Research Fair featuring presentations by the 2006 summer fellowship recipients will be held today, March 8, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in Cudahy Hall 001. Light refreshments will be served.
Featured students are:
Benjamin Beran, Arts & Sciences — “Physiological Characteristics of the Rat Heart Using Langedorff and Single-cell Techniques”
Theresa Niles, Arts & Sciences — “Enhancing Memory Consolidation: The Impact of Chewing Gum as a Source of Post-task Arousal”
Peachy-Mae Piana, Health Sciences — “Mechanism of Neurotoxicity of BMAA in Cortical Cultures”
Angela Schnell, Arts & Sciences — “The Regulation of Alternatively Processed mRNAs”
Catherine Stout, Health Sciences — “I Stutter, So What? The Legacy of Franklin H. Silverman”
Heather Walder, Arts & Sciences — “Breaking Ground: Experimentation and Excavation in the Czech Republic”
Kevin Wleklinski, Communication — “Shakespeare Unrehearsed: How Elizabethans Performed the Bard”
3. Big East Tournament and Selection Sunday viewing at the Annex
Catch the Big East men’s basketball tournament action at the Annex, for the Friday, March 9, semi-finals and the Saturday, March 10, championship game. Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament will also be shown.
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4. Dental supplies needed for Honduras medical mission trip
The Physical Therapy Student Council is collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste to send to Honduras with Marquette's Global Medical Relief group on their biennual medical mission trip. Donations will be accepted until tomorrow, March 9, in the Physical Therapy Office, Schroeder Complex 346. All donations will be handed out over spring break to Honduran communities in need.
Volunteers are also needed to help organize and pack supplies before the mission trip. Contact Mary Rose Luciano for more information.
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5. Area roasters to discuss fair trade coffee
Five area coffee roasters will participate in “Brewing Social Justice: a Conversation about Fair Trade Coffee,” a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Raynor Library conference rooms B & C. The panel will address the workings of the fair trade system, its goals, accomplishments and its future direction.
The event is organized by Dr. Molly Doane, assistant professor of anthropology, and Melanie Benesh, Arts ’06, United Students for Fair Trade. It is sponsored by JUSTICE, SEAC, Anthropology Club, and The Institute for Transnational Justice.
6. Hunger Clean-up registration now underway
Registration for Hunger Clean-up runs through Friday, March 9, and resumes Monday, March 18, through Friday, March 23, following spring break. Register during peak meal times in all residence halls and AMU, or contact David Quam or Joe Yeado.
Hunger Clean-up is an annual activity in which members of the Marquette community volunteer for area service-related projects.
7. Arts and sciences hosting fair of academic majors
The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center “Explore the Majors” Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. in AMU Ballrooms CDE. The fair provides students with the opportunity to discuss majors and minors with faculty representatives, upperclassmen and alumni from every major area in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.
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8. Attendees need tickets to attend arts and sciences graduation
For the first time ever, tickets will be needed to attend the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony due to capacity limitations at the Al McGuire Center. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 20, following the university ceremony. Tickets are required for all guests. Graduates do not need tickets.
Graduates may obtain four complimentary tickets with their MU ID from Monday, April 16, to Friday, April 20, from noon to 11:30 p.m. at the Brooks Lounge, AMU first floor. Students will only be able to pick up tickets once during that week (in other words — students cannot pick up two and then another two later). After the initial distribution, unclaimed tickets will be released on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday, April 25, at the Brooks Lounge, beginning at noon. Tickets will not be available the day of the event and lost tickets cannot be replaced.
Residence Hall staff and GLOW Salon and Spa are providing free haircuts to the Marquette community on Monday, March 26, in the AMU for individuals with at least 10 inches of hair when in a ponytail who are donating their hair to Locks of Love.
Locks of Love is a non-profit organization providing hair prosthetics for disadvantaged children who suffer from long-term hair loss due to medical conditions.
E-mail Lindsay Johnson to sign up for a one-hour time slot.
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10. Volunteers needed for Senior Citzens’ Prom
The 10th Annual Senior Citizens’ Prom, a campus volunteering opportunity, will take place on Sunday, April 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. in AMU Ballrooms CDE.
This year’s theme is “Pioneers of Primetime” and will feature decorations and music inspired by the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s vaudeville headliners, radio superstars, and television legends such as Mickey Rooney, Lucille Ball and Dick Van Dike. The event is sponsored by the Center for Community Service.
Contact Pat Landry in the Center for Community Services, AMU 329, at 8-1412 by Wednesday, March 28, for more information or to volunteer.
11. Mid-term break services provided by SSP
Staff should remind students that Student Safety Programs will provide special services to accommodate mid-term break travel plans. Special Amtrak/Megabus and Greyhound/Badger bus terminal shuttles will run on Friday, March 9, starting at 10 a.m. and extending into regular LIMO operation hours. Shuttles will only depart at the top of each hour starting at 10 a.m., so patrons need to plan ahead and arrive early with all luggage. All Friday shuttles before 5 p.m. will depart from the Parking Structure 1 lobby area.
Drivers will also provide transportation back to campus from the downtown transportation stations on Sunday, March 18, starting at 2 p.m. Patrons requesting pickup on Sunday can call 288-6363 to request a ride and should be prepared to present a valid ticket upon the driver’s arrival. E-mail for more information.
Normal SSP operations, from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., will be available for those remaining on campus over the break and can be requested at 8-6363.
12. TIAA-CREF representatives available for financial counseling
TIAA-CREF consultants will be available for one-on-one financial counseling sessions on Tuesday, March 13, Wednesday, March 14, and Thursday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU 230. Call 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.
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13. Financial aid concerns addressed at WAICU Students’ Day
Staff are encouraged to remind students that registration information is now available for the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Students’ Day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, at the Concourse Hotel and State Capitol, Madison.
WAICU Students’ Day, which is especially for Wisconsin private college and university students concerned about financial aid, is an opportunity to:
• hear presentations by state policymakers
• meet hometown legislators to support financial aid
• meet active students from Wisconsin’s 20 private colleges and universities
Transportation, continental breakfast refreshments and lunch are provided. When registering, students should use Marquette University as the organization and their hometown address to increase the chances of meeting with their legislative representatives.
For more information call Jacky Thomson in The Office of Student Financial Aid, 8-7390, or 1-800-4-DEGREE.
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