1. Register for Buzz’s BBQ by Wednesday

The Marquette community is invited to a Texas-style BBQ hosted by men’s basketball head coach Buzz Williams, Wednesday, June 23, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Central Mall. Cost is $10 per person for attendees age 3 and older.

The annual event has drawn more than 2,000 students, alumni, parents and friends in each of the past two years.

Register online by Wednesday, June 16.

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2. Aristotelian philosophy is subject of campus conference

The Department of Philosophy will host “Science and Intellect in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition,” the fifth annual Marquette Summer Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, June 28-30, on campus.

The conference provides a formal occasion and central location for philosophers and scholars to present and discuss their work on Aristotle and his interpreters in ancient, medieval and contemporary philosophy.

Marquette community members can attend at no charge. Cost is $50 for all others. Registration information is online.

The conference is sponsored by the Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and the Aquinas and the Arabs Project with support from the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the Mellon Fund.

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3. Employee parking permits available through online form

Employees who would like to purchase a campus parking permit for the 2010/2011 academic year need to complete the online application. All employees who plan to participate — those currently enrolled in the parking program but have not yet submitted their application, as well as those who don’t currently participate but plan to next year — must use the online form.

Parking assignments will be completed in July, and permits will be mailed to the employee’s campus address by mid-August.

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4. Engineering holding courses for young students this summer

The College of Engineering is offering summer programs for students ages 6 through 18 this summer. Now in its fifth year, the College of Engineering outreach program promotes interest in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on problem-solving activities.
New programs are offered this summer, including three that were developed at the Museum of Science in Boston for the Engineering is Elementary project: A Sticky Situation: Designing Walls; Marvelous Machines: Making Work Easier; and A Work in Process: Improving a Play Dough Process. These programs are in addition to 10 others.
Registration and additional information are available online. Fees range between $150 and $200. All programs have limits on class size, and applicants are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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5. Employee discount available for girls’ basketball camp

Marquette Women's Basketball will hold its annual Summer Day Camp for girls entering first through eighth grade Monday, Aug. 2, through Friday, Aug. 6. The camp provides individual instruction from Marquette coaches and a competitive atmosphere.

Cost is $250. Marquette employees receive a $25 discount. For more information and for the employee discount code, contact Monica Schwarz, executive assistant of women’s basketball, at 8-5784.

Register online.

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6. Compendium submissions due June 30

Faculty and staff with professional accomplishments, such as publications, presentations and awards, should make sure they’re documented on the university’s News From You online resource by Wednesday, June 30.

Accomplishments that have occurred since November 2009 that did not appear in the winter issue of Compendium will be used to compile the next issue of Compendium, which will be distributed at the beginning of the academic year. Those accomplishments are also posted on Marquette’s research Web page.

Compiling these faculty accomplishments is an excellent way to let the campus community know about the great research taking place at Marquette and to allow fellow faculty to see opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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7. Freedom From Smoking program offered

The Employee Wellness Program is holding “Freedom From Smoking: A pilot project of the American Lung Association” Thursday, June 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in Lalumiere 140.

The program helps those who want to quit smoking by providing:

• tools and resources for quitting
• American Lung Association programs and events
• lung health information
• motivation

The presentation will also highlight Marquette’s benefit coverage and the resources available.

Register by e-mail. Space is limited.

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8. Fresh fruits and vegetables offered weekly through SEAC

Students for an Environmentally Active Campus is offering baskets of locally grown produce to the Marquette community weekly throughout the summer.

Market Baskets are assembled by Growing Power, a local urban agricultural center, which buys fresh fruits and vegetables from Wisconsin growers.

Options are:
• Senior basket ($9) — feeds 1-2 people for one week
• Regular basket ($16) — feeds 2-4 people for one week
• All-fruit basket ($16) — feeds 2-4 people for one week
• Sustainability box of all organic produce ($28) — feeds 2-4 people for one week

Orders are due at noon Wednesdays and payments are due to the Office of Student Development, AMU 121, Thursday afternoons. Orders are delivered Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Cudahy Hall commons, next to the Brew.

E-mail or tweet your name, order and phone number to order. Checks should be made out to SEAC and payments should be placed in an envelope with customer name and SEAC #45.

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9. Student events requested for Campus Connection

The Office of Student Development is soliciting event articles for its Campus Connection publication. Campus Connection is published at the beginning of each semester, highlighting university events for students. In fall it is distributed to all first-year students and their parents as well as various campus departments.

Departments that would like to provide event information for the fall issue should send the information to Jennifer Reid, student affairs communication director, in AMU 121 by July 16.

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10. Discounted Six Flags tickets are available

Human Resources has discounted Six Flags Great America tickets available. General admission tickets, for those age three and older, cost $32 ($54.99 at the gate for adults and $34.99 for children age 3 and older). Children age 2 and under are free. Season passes are also available for $66.94, including tax.

Tickets are available in Human Resources, Straz Tower 185. Call 8-7305 for more information.

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11. Follow Marquette updates online

Marquette community members can get information and stay up-to-date with Marquette happenings in multimedia and social networks. Connect with Marquette through:

Marquette on Twitter — in 140 characters or less.

Marquette’s Facebook page, as well as many Marquette departmental pages. Nearly 9,700 fans follow Marquette’s Facebook page.

Marquette News Center — RSS subscription available to receive university news announcements.

Marquette’s YouTube channel, where viewers can watch, rate and comment on videos about Marquette.

Videos of key thought leaders speaking on campus on the Difference Network.

Marquette photos on Flickr.

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12. Take shelter during severe weather

Members of the Marquette community are reminded to take shelter immediately when the local emergency sirens sound for severe weather. A tornado warning means that a tornado is in the area and everyone should take immediate shelter, preferably in a basement or below-ground location.

A tornado watch means that conditions are right for a tornado. Continue normal activities but monitor the situation.

For more information, see the Emergency Procedures Guide.

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