1. Free bowling, Spirit Shop discounts for student employees

Several events will highlight Student Employee Appreciation Week this week. All students employed by Marquette are invited.

• Through April 5 — 25 percent discount on purchases at the Spirit Shop (students must bring Marquette paystub or printout of paystub from MyJobs website)

• Through April 5 — All correct entries from an online quiz will be entered to win a prize

• Wednesday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — games and prizes in the Union Rotunda

• Sunday, April 5, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. — free bowling at the Union Annex

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2. Tickets available for James Carville visit to Marquette

Democratic political strategist James Carville will deliver a speech, “James Carville Behind the Headlines from Clinton to Obama: Your Questions, His Perspective,” Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Carville will discuss the campaign strategies used to elect President Barack Obama and the issues the Obama administration is facing during his first 100 days in office.

The speech is free and open to the public, but tickets must be picked up in advance. Tickets are now available for Marquette students, faculty and staff in the AMU Brooks Lounge. Tickets for the general public will be available beginning Monday, April 6. Limit two tickets per Marquette ID or four tickets per person for the general public.

Carville is best known for his leadership of former President Bill Clinton’s first campaign in 1992.

Carville’s visit is co-sponsored by the Marquette University Les Aspin Center for Government Alumni Council, the Division of Student Affairs and the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. The event is also supported by the Marquette University Student Government student activity fee.

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3. Explore the Majors Fair is tomorrow

The Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center’s annual Explore the Majors Fair will be tomorrow, March 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. The fair gives students an opportunity to discuss majors and minors with faculty representatives, alumni and upperclassmen from every major area in the college.

Door prizes and refreshments will also be provided.

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4. Campus sustainability efforts to be discussed

Dr. Toby Peters, associate senior vice president, and Mike Whittow, assistant to the vice president for administration, will discuss Marquette’s sustainability efforts Monday, April 13, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 227. Attendees are also encouraged to bring ideas for additional efforts.

Space is limited. A light lunch will be provided.

RSVP by Wednesday, April 1, to Jackie Walker, chair of the Committee on Administrators, which is co-sponsoring the event with the Committee on Staff.

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5. Libraries sponsoring international poetry reading

Raynor Memorial Libraries are co-sponsoring the seventh annual International Poetry Reading Wednesday, April 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Beaumier Conference Center. Campus community members are welcome to bring a lunch and listen to foreign language students and native speakers read poems in Spanish, Latin, Italian, German, French, Chinese, Portuguese, ancient Greek and other languages.

Individuals wanting to read a poem should contact Dr. Jason Meyler, assistant professor of Spanish, at 8-6835.

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Office of International Education are co-sponsoring the event.

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6. Students invited to discuss financial aid with legislators

Students are encouraged to share their thoughts with their state legislators regarding the importance of financial aid at the free Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Students’ Day in Madison on Thursday, April 2. WAICU Students’ Day is an opportunity for students to become involved in the democratic process by advocating for increased funding for the Wisconsin Tuition Grant, the state’s need-based financial aid program for Wisconsin students attending Wisconsin’s private colleges and universities.

Although Gov. Jim Doyle has proposed a 3 percent increase for the WTG over the next two years, state legislators must still approve the plan, in light of a $5.7 billion state budget deficit. Person-to-person contact with legislators is one of the most effective means of communicating the importance of this issue. A personal visit from students can help make WTG funding a top priority.

More than 1,100 Marquette students are receiving WTG awards this academic year, averaging $2,556 per student and totaling more than $3 million for Marquette students. Students who receive WTG awards often don't realize that they do.

At the students’ day, WAICU will provide information and arrange for students to visit legislative offices with a small group of other private college students. Lunch is provided.

Participants will depart campus at 7:30 a.m. and return around 6 p.m. Transportation will be provided.

Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 8-7390 to register and for more information.

Students unable to attend are encouraged to write to their legislators to share their thoughts.

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7. Pure Dance Marquette hosting fifth show this week

Pure Dance Marquette will host its fifth showcase, “Pure Dance on Location,” Friday, April 3, and Sunday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium. This show will feature dance styles and music from multiple places.

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8. Scientific fraud is topic of physics lecture

Eugenie Samuel Reich will deliver “How the Biggest Fraud in Physics Shook the Scientific World” on Tuesday, April 7, at 6 p.m. in the Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium. The event, sponsored by the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Physics, is free and open to the public.

Reich will share the story of Hendrik Schön, whose fraudulent discoveries in the fields of physics and materials science were uncovered at Bell Labs in 2002. The scandal provoked discussion in the scientific community about the degree of responsibility of co-authors and reviewers of scientific papers. Reich is a science reporter covering physics, technology and scientific fraud, and is the former features editor for New Scientist.

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9. Graduate School and Graduate School of Management holding sessions

The Graduate School will hold an open house Thursday, April 2, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. The event will include information about the school's more than 40 programs. The application fee will be waived for all open house attendees. RSVP by Tuesday, March 31.

The Graduate School of Management will hold information sessions covering curriculum, admissions requirements, application process and other information this week. Each session begins with a reception before the presentation:

Tuesday, March 31, 5:30 p.m. — Executive MBA program, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall, second floor. A light lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, April 1, 5:30 p.m. — Waukesha MBA Program, at MRA, the management association, N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha.

Thursday, April 2, 5 p.m. — On-campus MBA and MS programs, College of Business Administration Executive Center, Straz Hall, second floor.

To RSVP or for more information, call 8-7145 or e-mail.

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10. Teams needed for spelling bee

Sigma Tau Delta and Watumishi will host a Team Spelling Bee tomorrow, March 31, at 6 p.m. in AMU Ballrooms A&B. Marquette community teams of one to four members each can enter for $10 per team. Proceeds benefit Watumishi’s support to build a Library Learning Center at The St. Joseph Shelter of Hope Dispensary in Voi, Kenya. A $2 donation is recommended for spectators.

E-mail for more information or to register a team. Teams can also register at the door.

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11. West African to share experience of hunger and poverty

Thomas Awiap from Ghana, West Africa, will share his personal story of how he overcame great odds to not only survive being orphaned at a young age, but became educated and turned his life around at Soup With Substance on Wednesday, April 1, at noon in AMU 227. A light meal of soup, bread and water will be provided.

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12. Registration deadline for Lil’ Sibs Weekend is Wednesday

Registration forms and waivers for Residence Hall Association’s Lil’ Sibs Weekend Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19, are available online. Lil' Sibs Weekend is an opportunity for students to invite their siblings, cousins, relatives, or family friends to visit campus. Weekend activities include trips to Discovery World and the Milwaukee Public Museum, scavenger hunts and movie showings.

The registration form and waiver should be mailed by Wednesday, April 1, to:
Lil' Sibs: RHA
716 N. 11th St.
Carpenter Tower 119
Milwaukee, WI 53233

A waiver must be filled out for each Lil' Sib. Day-of registration will be held Friday, April 17, in the AMU. Contact the RHA Office, 8-5851, for more information.

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13. Photo contest submission deadline is Wednesday

The second annual Reel Poverty Film Festival is looking for photographers to submit still-life photographs for the Reel Poverty Photo Contest. Photos should depict hunger, homelessness, human dignity or other social justice issues.

Submissions will be separated into local, domestic and international categories.

Winning photos in each category will be displayed in the Straz Tower Dorothy Day social justice community floor.

Photos must be submitted to the Office of Student Development, AMU 329, by 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 1.

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14. Seniors invited to Baccalaureate Mass planning meeting

Graduating seniors are invited to attend a Baccalaureate Mass planning meeting Thursday, April 2, at 5 p.m. in the AMU Multicultural Center.

The Baccalaureate Mass itself will take place Saturday, May 16, at 4:30 p.m. in the U.S. Cellular Arena.

Contact Gretchen Baumgardt, assistant director of campus ministry.

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15. Campus Ministry offering Eucharistic Adoration Thursday

Catholic Outreach and Campus Ministry will offer Eucharistic Adoration Thursday, April 2, from noon to 6 p.m. in the Eucharistic Chapel in the AMU. Lenten Evening Vespers will take place following adoration at 7 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel.

For more information, contact Emily Schumacher, Manresa intern, at 8-6873.

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16. Chemistry, biology, philosophy and math colloquiums scheduled

The Department of Chemistry will hold a colloquium Thursday, April 2, at noon in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Dr. Ged Parkin, professor of chemistry at Columbia University, will present " Bio-organometallic Chemistry of Mercury and the Impact of Coordination of Lewis Acids to Metal Centers.”

Dr. Troy Hornberger, assistant professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present "Mechanotransduction and the Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Mass” Friday, April 3, at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences Building 111. The colloquium is sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences.

“Is There a Future for Transcendental Philosophy? The Contribution of Karl-Otto Apel” will be the topic of the Philosophy Department’s colloquium Friday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Beaumier Suite A, by Dr. Pol Vandevelde, professor of philosophy.

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science will hold a colloquium on Friday, April 3, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 001. Dr. Christopher Jones, professor of mathematics at the University of Warwick and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will present “Climate Change: Can Mathematics Help Clear the Air?”

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17. Locks of Love will collect hair donations on campus

Locks of Love will accept hair donations Wednesday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in AMU 254. Donated hair must be at least 10 inches long and may be permed or colored. Layered hair is also accepted if the longest layer is at least 10 inches long. Bleached hair and dreadlocks are not accepted. Donors receive free hair styling from Glow Salon.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Laura Buikus, Cobeen Hall residence assistant by Saturday, April 4.

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