1. “The Difference Network” showcases prominent speakers at Marquette

Marquette has launched a new online resource, “The Difference Network,” offering access to video of key thought leaders speaking at Marquette events. Current “difference makers” featured on the site include Raj Patel, agricultural scholar and author; Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize winner; Frank Deford, Sports Illustrated writer; Dan Fuss, vice chairman of Loomis, Sayles & Co.; Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's; Mike Wallace, vice chairman of Constellation Energy; and James Mulva, president of ConocoPhillips.

Marquette community members are encouraged to share the video site with colleagues and constituents who may be interested in viewing excerpts of the speeches.

New video content is added regularly.

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2. Editors of Marquette peacemaking book will sign copies

Dr. Michael Duffey, associate professor of philosophy, and Deborah Nash will sign copies of Justice and Mercy Will Kiss: Paths to Peace in a World of Many Faiths, a book they co-edited, Monday, May 4, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Conference Center. Books will be available for purchase for $25. Refreshments will be served.

Rev. John P. Donnelly, S.J., professor or history, and other individuals from Marquette who contributed to the book will also be at the book-signing.

The book, which was published by Marquette University Press, is a collection of essays written by presenters from the conference Justice and Mercy Will Kiss: The Vocation of Peacemaking in a World of Many Faiths, organized and hosted by Marquette in 2005.

The 2005 conference included 100 presenters and more than 500 participants from nearly every continent and faith. The goals of the conference and book are the promotion of peacemaking as a vocation, encouraging interfaith dialogue about peacemaking, and to encourage theological reflection on real life experiences.

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3. Tickets available for tomorrow’s Brewer game and tailgate

The Senior Challenge Brewer game and tailgate will be tomorrow, May 1, at 5 p.m. The $30 cost includes a ticket to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, tailgate food and drink, and a $20.09 gift to Senior Challenge. Tickets can be ordered online and are limited.

E-mail for more information.

The Senior Challenge is a student organization comprised of graduating seniors responsible for the senior class gift to the university.

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4. Carillon concerts taking place throughout May

The Office of Student Development Music Program will sponsor a carillon concert at noon on each Sunday in May. The concerts will be themed in honor of the Virgin Mary and will be based on the four mysteries of the rosary: The Joyful Mysteries on May 3, The Luminous Mysteries on May 10, The Sorrowful Mysteries on May 17 and The Glorious Mysteries on May 24.

Free tours of the carillon will also be given, beginning at the entrance of Marquette Hall at 11:50 a.m. each Sunday.

For more information contact Mark Konewko, Marquette carillonneur, at 8-3789.

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5. Financial misconduct can be reported anonymously online

Marquette University values its obligation to its students, faculty, staff and the public to maintain the highest ethical standards. To help maintain those standards, the university offers an anonymous, confidential reporting hotline for reporting activities that may represent financial misconduct.

Marquette contracts with EthicsPoint to provide a secure server and toll-free hotline, which are not operated by Marquette. This resource may be especially important for members of our community who feel uncomfortable discussing suspected financial misconduct with their colleagues or supervisors.

Individuals can report activities online or by calling 1-800-445-7068.

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6. Recreational Sports adjusts hours of operation

Recreational Sports has adjusted its hours of operation during finals week:

May 1 — 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., with regular pool hours
May 2-3 — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with regular pool hours
May 4-7 — 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with summer pool hours (below)
May 8 — 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with summer pool hours
May 9 — 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
May 10 — closed

Starting Monday, May 11, the Rec Center will start regular summer hours. Building hours for Monday through Thursday are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and closed Sunday. The pool hours are 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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7. Eucharistic Adoration taking place until 8 p.m. today

Campus Ministry and Catholic Outreach will host Eucharistic Adoration and praise and worship today, April 30. There will be silent adoration in the AMU Eucharistic Chapel until 8 p.m. Praise and worship will begin in the Chapel of the Holy Family at 8 p.m.

For more information, call Campus Ministry at 8-6873.

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8. Free dance showcase to be performed Saturday

Hype Marquette is hosting its spring hip-hop dance showcase, Saturday, May 2, in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium. The free show starts at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

The showcase will be performed by the chapters of HyPErformance Urban Dance Co., as well as other dance groups from Marquette and the Milwaukee area. E-mail for more information.

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9. Cinco de Mayo celebration includes food, music and contests

Carpenter Tower’s annual Cinco de Mayo festival will take place Saturday, May 2, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Carpenter-Cobeen Mall/Wiggle. The celebration will feature authentic Mexican food, salsa dance lessons, contests and a live mariachi band. The festival is free and open to the Marquette community.

In the case of inclement weather, the festival will be held in the RHA Suite in Carpenter Tower.

For more information, contact John Ebben, Carpenter Tower resident assistant.

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10. School supplies collected for children in Africa

Carpenter Tower is collecting new and slightly used pens, pencils, folders, binders and other school supplies for impoverished children in Africa from Friday, May 1, through Thursday, May 7. A collection box will be placed at the AMU information desk.

For more information, contact Erin Kuecker, Carpenter Tower resident assistant.

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11. Students’ service project needs online votes

Three Marquette students who spent a semester in Cape Town, South Africa, through Marquette’s study abroad program have submitted a service project proposal to win grant money to implement a Youth Cultural Connection Project. This project, supported by Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking, is designed to establish a virtual connection between impoverished youth in various South Africa townships with one another and with inner-city youth in the United States, such as in Milwaukee. The students believe this project will provide an outlet for the children to share their experiences and cultures in a creative and educational way.

The TRUE HERO organization will award money for the students’ project expenses if they receive the most eligible votes from the public until June 30, 2009.

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12. Union Station selling Forever Stamps, prices increase May 11

The price for a one-ounce first-class mail stamp will increase from 42 cents to 44 cents Monday, May 11. “Forever Stamps,” can be used, regardless of when they were purchased, to mail one-ounce letters after the price change and are available in Union Station.

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