— October 18, 2007 —
- Enjoy free pancakes and women’s basketball scrimmage
- SSP providing midterm break Amtrak/Megabus Shuttle
- Students can learn personal finance skills at Money $mart Days
- Klement Lecture to address northern women and the Civil War
- Hunger Clean-Up leadership applications due Monday
- Win an iPod with computer security strategy
- Reel Big Fish and Lucky Boys Confusion to perform
- Learn self-defense at free Public Safety classes
- Help Marquette Apartment residents move to new locations
- News Briefs guidelines posted online
1. Enjoy free pancakes and women’s basketball scrimmage
The women's basketball team will host “Pancakes and Practice,” an open scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Al McGuire Center, to give fans a preview of the 2007-08 team. Attendees can enjoy free pancakes and meet the team.
Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for the 10 a.m. scrimmage. The event is open to the public.
2. SSP providing midterm break Amtrak/Megabus Shuttle
Student Safety Programs shuttles can be requested on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m., by calling Public Safety at 8-6800. Those needing Amtrak/Megabus transports during normal LIMO transport hours, 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., can call SSP at 8-6363 with their request.
For more information, e-mail SSP.
3. Students can learn personal finance skills at Money $mart Days
Students are invited to participate in Marquette Money $mart Days to learn about credit cards, conquering credit, budgeting, saving and investment strategies, identity theft, insurance, building wealth and more.
Instructors and representatives from a variety of financial organizations will host sessions from noon to 6 p.m. in the AMU from Monday, Oct. 22, to Thursday, Oct. 25.
The programs are sponsored by the Office of the Bursar.
4. Klement Lecture to address northern women and the Civil War
Dr. Nina Silber, professor of history at Boston University, will discuss “Why Northern Women Matter for Understanding the Civil War” at the annual Klement Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in AMU 163. This annual lecture features a distinguished scholar of sectional conflict to provide a fresh look on traditional topics.
Written by past winners of the Pulitzer, Bancroft, Parkman, and Douglas Southall Freeman prizes, the lectures are original works, often drawn from current research projects. The published booklets, which can be ordered from Marquette University Press, are longer than the actual lectures and include full citations and illustrations.
5. Hunger Clean-Up leadership applications due Monday
Applications for Hunger Clean-Up’s co-coordinator, committee chair and committee member positions are due on Monday, Oct. 22, by 4:30 p.m., to the Center for Community Service, Office of Student Development, AMU 329. Applications are available in the office and online.
Hunger Clean-Up is Marquette's largest annual one-day service project, drawing more than 1,500 volunteers and raising more than $20,000 for local service agencies annually. Committee members are needed to plan the one-day event, as well as additional events that advocate for hunger and homelessness issues and fund-raising events.
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6. Win an iPod with computer security strategy
In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, IT Services is hosting a safe computing contest for students to develop an innovative and effective security strategy in a university setting. The winner receives an IPod. All entries should be submitted by e-mail.
To help promote safe computer use, the IT Services Department is also offering tips and several resources. To learn how to better secure your home computer from cyber threats, IT Services recommends visiting Stay Safe Online and Sans Institute Web sites.
Additional methods of promoting safe computing will include AxisTV, MUTV, MURadio, the Marquette Tribune and residence hall presentations.
7. Reel Big Fish and Lucky Boys Confusion to perform
Reel Big Fish and Lucky Boys Confusion will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Varsity Theatre for MUSG’s fall concert, opened by Love Me Electric. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Student tickets are now on sale in the Brooks Lounge, AMU, for $15. Tickets for the public will go on sale Monday, Oct. 22, for $22. Individuals must be at least 18 years old to attend.
8. Learn self-defense at free Public Safety classes
Public safety is offering several free self-defense classes this semester to teach techniques for escaping potentially dangerous situations. Designed for both male and female audiences, the classes combine a hands-on approach to learning self-defense techniques with information about national and local crime trends.
Classes are in AMU 227 on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m.
Register by calling Public Safety at 8-6800.
9. Help Marquette Apartment residents move to new locations
Midnight Run is looking for volunteers to help residents transition out of Marquette Apartments over the next few months. Volunteering involves helping residents organize and pack for their moves to new residences.
Volunteer times are flexible and just a few hours a week of help can make a difference.
E-mail Gerry Fischer with availability times and for more information.
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10. News Briefs guidelines posted online
Guidelines for submitting articles for the News Briefs e-newsletter are now posted on the Office of Marketing and Communication Web site. Guidelines address article frequency, article priority, newsletter editions, additional suggestions for communicating your news and a link to submit article requests.
News Briefs is published for Marquette students, faculty and staff every Monday and Thursday, except during summer and academic breaks when only the Monday edition is published. The deadline for the Monday edition is noon Friday. The deadline for the Thursday edition is noon Wednesday. Highest priority notices as determined by university leadership are also sent periodically.
To comment, ask a question or submit news to share, e-mail, call 8-6712 or send your note in campus mail to News Briefs, Office of Marketing and Communication. Please review the submission guidelines before sending news items.