— December 10, 2007 —
- Business Plan Competition deadline is today
- School of Education holds open house
- Win an iPod; Register cell phone number for emergency notices
- Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
- Career and Internship Connection career fairs hosted throughout country
- Alumni Association providing ID cards at cap and gown pick-up
- Take a study break with free dessert and drinks
- Residence halls closing Saturday
- Semester Break Amtrak and Greyhound/Megabus shuttles
- Help Desk adjusts hours during the holidays
- News Briefs newsletter begins weekly schedule
- Spring 2008 final exam schedule to be posted in CheckMarq
- Get your gifts wrapped on campus this week
- Diversity retreat registration deadline extended
- Gesu holding Advent reflection retreat
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Dec. 10
1. Business Plan Competition deadline is today
The deadline for the Marquette University Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition is today, Dec. 10. All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit new business proposals to compete for prizes. Only one member of each team needs to be affiliated with Marquette.
Plans that are chosen as semi-finalists to compete will receive advising from Milwaukee entrepreneurs and angel investors. The registration fee is $25 for undergraduate teams and $50 for all other teams.
2. School of Education holds open house
The recently expanded School of Education will host an open house Friday, Dec. 14, from 1 to 2 p.m. Attendees should enter the Schroeder Health Sciences and Education Complex at the main, east building entrance and follow the signs to room 112. Brief remarks will be given at 1:45 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Carol Stachewicz.
3. Win an iPod; Register cell phone number for emergency notices
Students who register their cell phone numbers for the university’s emergency text messaging system by Friday, Dec. 21, will be entered into a random drawing for an iPod.
The university will use the text messaging system, coordinated through the Department of Public Safety, when there is an imminent threat on campus. Notices will come with the subject line, “MU Emerg Alert.” The text system will also be used for severe weather alerts, using the subject line “MU Wther Alert.”
The emergency text messaging system was recently tested, with a message to the Crisis Management Team members. All received the message, with most messages received within three minutes of being sent.
To enroll in the emergency text messaging system, students should enter their cell phone number in the “Personal Information” section of CheckMarq and keep it updated. Instructions are online. Phone numbers are uploaded for the text messaging system quarterly, with the next update scheduled over the holiday break.
In the case of an emergency on campus or severe weather, information will be made available to the campus community through e-mail, text messaging, voice mail and/or the Marquette Web site, as the situation warrants.
4. Department of Chemistry to hold colloquium
Dr. Tadhg Begley, professor of chemistry at Cornell University, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium Friday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m., in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Begley will speak on “Thiamin: A Simple Cofactor with a Complex Biosynthetic Pathway.”
5. Career and Internship Connection career fairs hosted throughout country
The Career Services Center’s Career and Internship Connections 2008 will offer students the opportunity to network and interview with more than 200 companies in Chicago and throughout the country. Organizations representing all career fields, including communications and consulting, will be in Chicago on Thursday, Jan. 3, at the American Management Association Conference Center, 8655 West Higgins Rd. Chicago. The CICs will also be in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 4; Boston on Monday, Jan. 7; New York on Wednesday, Jan. 9; and San Francisco, on Friday Jan. 11.
Students can network with employers and submit resumes for interviews during the morning of the event. Recruiters may then schedule students for one-on-one afternoon interviews.
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6. Alumni Association providing ID cards at cap and gown pick-up
The Marquette Alumni Association will have a table at the cap and gown pick-up event Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in AMU 227. Graduates will receive alumni ID cards and a free gift and can enter a drawing to win prizes from the Spirit Shop. New graduates may also register for MU Connect, Marquette’s online alumni community.
7. Take a study break with free dessert and drinks
A study break with free desserts and drinks will be offered to students Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in AMU 305. The event is sponsored by the Ethnic Alumni Association. Call 8-7439 for more information.
8. Residence halls closing Saturday
All residence halls will close for winter break at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, after the men’s basketball game. The halls will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. For more information, visit the Office of Residence Life Web site.
9. Semester Break Amtrak and Greyhound/Megabus shuttles
Student Safety Programs will provide shuttles from Structure 1 to the Amtrak and Greyhound/Megabus stations for semester break. Hourly shuttles (based on staffing availability) will run Friday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during LIMO hours, 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. Contact SSP 8-6363 to request a pick-up.
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10. Help Desk adjusts hours during the holidays
The Help Desk will adjust its hours of operation during the holidays and will be open:
Friday, Dec. 14, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 17, to Sunday, Jan. 13:
Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Regular Help Desk hours will resume Monday Jan. 14.
11. News Briefs begins weekly schedule
News Briefs will not be distributed on Thursdays during the semester break. News Briefs will run on Mondays only beginning next week until resuming Thursday publication Jan. 17.
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12. Spring 2008 final exam schedule to be posted in CheckMarq
Beginning in January the spring final exam schedule, May 5 to 10, 2008, will be listed in CheckMarq. Course dates for undergraduate and graduate courses in Session 1 now include only actual class weeks. Final exam days and times will be listed separately. Students can also view the final exam schedule on the Office of the Registrar’s Web site.
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13. Get your gifts wrapped on campus this week
The Division of Student Affairs and University Ministry staff will wrap presents for the campus community Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thursday, Dec. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the AMU second floor lobby. Donations will benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots toy drive.
14. Diversity retreat registration deadline extended
The application deadline for the “Moving Past Tolerance to Acceptance,” diversity retreat has been extended to Friday, Dec. 14. Applications are available at the information desk of Abbottsford Residence Hall and the Office of Student Development, AMU 121.
The retreat, sponsored by the Office of Residence Life and the Office of Intercultural Programs, will take place Sunday, Jan. 20, through Monday, Jan. 21. The retreat is an opportunity for students from all walks of life to discuss different forms of diversity, learn from their peers and become better informed about the differences that make them who they are.
The retreat is free. For more information, contact Carla Cadet at 8-3131.
15. Gesu holding Advent reflection retreat
Gesu Parish will sponsor an Advent day of reflection led by Rev. Simon Harak, S.J., director of Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking, Saturday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Gesu’s upper church. Lunch will be provided. Donations will be accepted.
To register, contact Mike Heimbach at 8-7412 by Wednesday, Dec. 12.
16. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Dec. 10
• Eastbound I-794 from I-43 to the lakefront will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.
• Westbound I-794 from Milwaukee Street to I-43 will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.
For more information, visit the Marquette Interchange update Web site.
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