1. All-University Prayer Service to be held in Westowne Square

President Robert A. Wild, S.J., and the Marquette Board of Trustees will host the All-University Centennial Prayer Service, as part of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, Thursday, Sept. 24, at 11:30 a.m. in Westowne Square. In case of rain, the service will be relocated to the AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family. For more information or for special needs, call 8-7431.

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2. Get a seasonal flu shot, win a flat-screen TV

All students who get a seasonal flu shot from Student Health Service by Nov. 3 will be eligible to win a number of donated prizes, including a flat-screen TV, Apple iPod and gift cards. SHS is offering the seasonal flu vaccine in the lower level of Schroeder Complex and at sites across campus beginning Oct. 1. Call 8-7184 for more information. Cost is $25. Cash, checks, Mastercard/Visa and MU Cash are accepted.

Seasonal influenza vaccines will be available to the Marquette community Tuesday, Sept. 22, and Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in AMU 252, and at Shoo the Flu (with pneumonia vaccines), Oct. 26 and 27, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the AMU ballrooms. No appointment is necessary. Seasonal flu shots cost $30. Cash and checks will be accepted.

The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center is providing seasonal flu vaccines (shots or nasal spray) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 1834 W. Wisconsin Ave. The seasonal flu shot is available to anyone two years of age and older. Cost is $40 for those without insurance. MNHC can bill some insurance providers. Call 933-9100 for a same-day appointment.  

The SHS prize eligibility only applies to vaccines administered by SHS, and not the MNHC, Sept. 22-23 in AMU or Shoo the Flu.

The vaccine for the H1N1 influenza is not yet available, but the university will continue to update the campus community with information when it is. For more information, see the Student Health Service Web site.

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3. Career Services Center holding open house, Career Fair

The Career Services Center will hold an open house tomorrow, Sept. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Holthusen, first floor. The open house will include free food, prizes and information about career exploration, resumes, interviews and job and internship searches.

The Career Services Center will also sponsor a Career Fair Sept. 22-24 in the AMU Ballroom for sophomores and juniors to find internships and for seniors to seek full-time, post-graduate positions. About 150 companies will attend. Students should dress professionally and bring resumes.

• Tuesday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. — post-graduate career fair
• Wednesday, Sept. 23, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. — non-technical career fair
• Thursday, Sept. 24, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. — technical career fair

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4. “Late Night” featuring pottery painting, tie-dye and origami

The Office of Student Development will sponsor Make Your Own Late Night Saturday, Sept. 19, at 9 p.m. in the AMU. Activities are free and include arts and crafts, science experiments (superballs, derby cars, delicious science), paint your own pottery, tie-dye, bubbles, trucker hats, origami and balloon art with Rev. John Naus, S.J. T-shirts will be provided for tie-dye, but students are welcome to bring their own items.

For more information, call 8-7205.

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5. New marketing campaign for scholarship aid launched

Marquette has launched a new marketing campaign for scholarship fundraising, part of an ongoing effort to increase the financial aid resources available to current and incoming students. Scholarship funds help to make the dream of a Marquette education a reality for deserving students of limited means but with outstanding academic and human potential. Approximately 85 percent of current Marquette undergraduates receive some form of financial aid. 

For more information visit www.GiveMarquette.com

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6. $713,000 saved through Renewal Task Force

The Renewal Task Force, whose purpose is to improve quality and provide better service to the Marquette community beyond normal reallocation and re-engineering, identified savings of $713,000 in fiscal 2009. Since fiscal 1999, the rolling total of funds reallocated through cost saving initiatives exceeds $67 million.

Some cost-savings projects from 2009 included removing phones in the residence hall rooms; online course evaluations; scrutinizing and revising purchasing contracts; and improved campus safety efforts resulting in casualty insurance premium savings.

All members of the university community can help reduce campus expenses and reallocate resources by submitting ideas to the Renewal Task Force.

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7. Marquette recognized for Eckstein Hall groundbreaking

Marquette recently received a 2009 Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for its planning and execution of the Eckstein Hall groundbreaking, which took place May 22, 2008. There were more than 2,800 entries into the CASE competition from nearly 700 institutions. Marquette was one of 183 schools to receive an award.

University Advancement, University Special Events and the Law School organized the groundbreaking event.

The event included a complimentary picnic lunch for approximately 800 guests. Following the program, shovels were provided to all the guests to break the ground on Tory Hill. Shovels were then donated to the Milwaukee Urban Gardens, The Urban Ecology Center and Milwaukee County Parks.

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8. Biomedical engineering seminar tomorrow

The Department of Biomedical Engineering will host Dr. Margaret Samyn, associate professor of pediatric cardiology, for a seminar at noon tomorrow, Sept. 18, in Olin Engineering Center 202. Samyn will present “Cardiac MRI: Considerations for Biomedical Engineers.”

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9. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students tomorrow, Sept. 18, at 12:30 p.m. in Sensenbrenner 210. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life. A brief tour of the Law School will be led by a current law student. No registration is necessary.

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10. Open lab hours available to practice foreign languages

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is hosting open lab hours for Marquette community members who would like to practice a world language through a virtual language exchange in Lalumiere 130. Open hours are:

• Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
• Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
• Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
• Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

A lab assistant will be available to help train individuals in software and help them to search for a virtual language-learning partner in another country.

For more information, contact Colleen Coffey or Janet Banhidi, adjunct instructors of foreign languages and literatures.

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11. Sexual Violence Awareness Week includes picnic, movie screening

Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2009: Creating a Campus that Cares will run next week, Sept. 20-24. Events include a kick-off picnic and rally; the O’Donnell Hall Teeter-Totter marathon; a movie screening and discussion of The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo; a panel discussion on rape culture; Soup with Substance; and keynote speaker Todd Denny.

For more information about Sexual Violence Awareness Week contact the Center for Health Education and Promotion at 8-5217.

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12. Les Aspin Center hosting trip to Ghana

The Les Aspin Center for Government will offer a 10-day study abroad opportunity in Ghana over winter break. In this three-credit course, students examine the manner in which culture, values and identity shape global and domestic politics in a developing democracy.

Applications are available online. Register by Wednesday, Sept. 30.

For more information, contact Meghan Lefeber at 202-544-6140.

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13. Students needed to outreach to prospective students

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is looking for students to join their team as Volunteers In Admissions. 

VIA consists of two programs — the Ambassador program connects current Marquette students to students from their hometown or high school by visiting, sending an e-mail, or offering a congratulatory phone call. The Shadow program allows current Marquette students to host interested high school seniors for a day or night to feel the “Marquette Experience.”

Register by Sept. 30.

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14. Campus Renew to help students live their faith

Group meetings of Campus Renew, a small, Christian community experience that meets weekly to reflect upon the Sunday Scriptures, share faith and identify new ways to live faith, will begin the last week of September. The cost to participate is $6. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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15. Rowing teams competing in Milwaukee River Challenge this weekend

Marquette’s men’s and women’s varsity rowing teams will compete in the Milwaukee River Challenge, Saturday, Sept. 19 beginning at 9 a.m. Marquette will compete against several teams, including UW-Madison, Purdue and Northwestern.

Vantage points include the Harley-Davidson Museum, Wisconsin Street Bridge and Pere Marquette Park.

The rowing teams are also hosting its annual alumni event with music, raffle and games at the Milwaukee Rowing Club boathouse, 1990 N. Commerce Street, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be served. Admission is $10 for students and $25 for alumni/adults. For more information, contact Ashley Rogers at 773-484-9273.

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16. SOHI Saturday event offers food and music

SOHI Saturday, a district event for community members who live and work in the Avenues West neighborhood, of which Marquette is a party, will take place at 27th and State streets, Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Performances will be provided by jazz musician James Dallas, Greater Utopian Church Choir, DanceCircus and Xalaat Africa. Jericho Taste Me Good Barbeque, Mississippi Otis and Tortas will provide food.

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