1. University will be closed for Christmas and New Year

Marquette will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday.

Departments and services with special hours of operation include:

Alumni Memorial Union
Dec. 23 — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Spirit Shop open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Dec. 24-27 — closed
Dec. 28-31 — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Spirit Shop open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Jan. 1-3 — closed (Spirit Shop open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 2)

IT Services Help Desk
Dec. 24-27 — closed
Dec. 28-31 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jan. 1-3 — closed

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Dec. 21-22 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec. 23 — 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dec. 24-27 — closed
Dec. 28-30 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec. 31 — 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jan. 1-3 — closed

Rec Center
Dec. 23 — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dec. 24 to Jan. 3 — closed

Rec Plex
Dec. 23 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dec. 24-26 — closed
Dec. 27 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dec. 28-30 — 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Dec. 31 to Jan. 1 — closed

Union Sports Annex
Dec. 24-26 — closed
Dec. 27 — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dec. 28 — closed
Dec. 29 — 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dec. 30 to Jan. 1 — closed

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2. Women’s basketball offering $1 admission for centennial celebration

The women's basketball team will recognize athletes from all of Marquette’s first women’s varsity teams — golf, basketball, volleyball and tennis — for the Centennial Celebration of Women at their BIG EAST home opener Saturday, Jan. 2, against Pittsburgh. Game time is 7 p.m.

Parking, general admission, hot dogs and sodas will each cost $1. The team will wear special throwback jerseys to celebrate the first year of women’s basketball at Marquette. The alumnae athletes will be honored at halftime.

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3. Raynor Memorial Libraries launching new Web site today

Raynor Memorial Libraries are launching a new Web site today, Dec. 21, offering more accessible resources and services, improved graphics and more prominent news and collection highlights.

The new site is undergoing intensive review, so Marquette community members are encouraged to comment and report problems through an e-mail link at the bottom of each page.

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4. Marquette Magazine now posting new content online weekly

Marquette Magazine is now posting new content to its Web site every week, including a “Friday Photo.”

Recent stories have included how Rev. John Naus, S.J., became the king of the Christmas card, the story behind the "Raynor Rave” and the explanation of why you probably hate the sound of your own voice from Dr. Bill Cullinan, dean of health sciences.

Marquette community members can be notified of new content by signing up for the RSS feed.

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5. Parking permits available online

Students who have not purchased a parking permit for both semesters are encouraged to purchase their spring term permit online. Permits will not be sold out of the parking office until Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Permits that have been applied for by Jan. 3 can be picked up at Parking Services, Parking Structure 2, with an MUID beginning Tuesday, Jan. 5.

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6. Sidewalk between Straz Hall and art museum closed

The sidewalk between David Straz Hall and the Haggerty Art Museum will be closed today, Dec. 21, until mid-February due to utility work for Eckstein Hall. North-south pedestrian traffic between Coughlin Hall and Straz Hall will be diverted to a temporary sidewalk.

A complete schedule of campus construction project information is available on the Office of the University Architect Web site.

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