1. Alís Run team registration deadline is tomorrow

Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital will take place Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning on the Marquette campus. The registration deadline to join a Marquette team is tomorrow, Sept. 17. To join the general Marquette team or any other Marquette team for the three- or five-mile run/walk, go online. Search “Marquette” and use the password “Marquette.” For more information call 8-3128.

Volunteer opportunities are also available before, during and after the run/walk. Contact Ali Myszewski, assistant director of AMU, at 8-3129 for more information.

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2. ROTC holding 24-hour vigil for prisoners of war and those missing in action

Marquette Tri-ROTC units will hold a 24-hour vigil to commemorate National POW/MIA Recognition Day and honor those who have fought and been captured for our freedom.

The campus community is invited to observe and pay respect with a moment of silence anytime during the vigil, which will be held from noon tomorrow, Sept. 17, to noon Saturday, Sept. 18, under the Raynor Memorial Library bridge.

President George W. Bush declared in 2003 that the third Friday in September would be a National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

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3. Crew team competing in Milwaukee River Challenge this weekend

The Marquette Crew team will celebrate its 20-year anniversary in conjunction with the 10th Annual Milwaukee River Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The race will take place on the Milwaukee and Menomonee Rivers from Marquette’s Valley Fields to the Pleasant Street bridge. Vantage points include near the Manpower building, Pére Marquette Park and Schlitz Park, next to the Pleasant Street Bridge.

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4. University personnel should report missing students

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, any member of the Marquette community, including faculty and staff as well as students, should immediately contact the Department of Public Safety (8-6800) if there is concern that a student is missing.

If DPS determines a student is missing, within 24 hours the department will notify law enforcement, the student’s missing person emergency contact and, if the student is under 18 years of age, the custodial parent or guardian. Students should be encouraged to designate a Missing Person Contact in their CheckMarq account.

More detailed information about the Missing Student Notification Policy is available on the DPS website.

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5. Free admission to employees at Sept. 23 soccer game

Marquette employees will receive free admission to the Women's Soccer Team’s Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night game at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. The game will take place against West Virginia at Valleyfields for the BIG EAST home opener.

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6. Libraries requesting feedback on new website

Raynor Memorial Libraries request feedback on the usability of their redesigned website. To make the site as user-friendly as possible, librarians are gathering opinions from the Marquette community. Since the site launched in December, it has averaged more than 10,000 page views daily.

The survey is open through Sept. 30, and should take three to five minutes to complete.

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7. Ignatian Spirituality group and retreats hosted by Faber Center

The Faber Center For Ignatian Spirituality will host "A Primer in Ignatian Spirituality" group to learn the basics of the spirituality of St. Ignatius. The group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Oct. 13 and Nov. 17 at the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex 111. A light lunch will be served. All faith traditions are welcome. For more information contact Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant, at 8-4545. Register by e-mail.

The Faber Center will also offer A Retreat for Busy People that will begin with the opening prayer service Thursday, Sept. 23, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. This six-week retreat involves meeting weekly with a retreat director at a mutually convenient time. Register by Monday, Sept. 20, with the Faber Center at 8-4545. 

The center will also hold an information meeting Thursday, Sept. 30, from noon to 1 p.m., in Schroeder Complex 111 about its first Spring Break Mission Retreat, March 13-18, 2011. The retreat will take place in New Mexico for an immigration immersion experience at the US-Mexico border to learn from and build community with American and Mexican citizens. For more information contact Blonski at 8-4545.

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8. Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science holding colloquium

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science will hold a colloquium tomorrow, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Dr. Douglas Harris, professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, will present “Exponentiable Spaces.”

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9. Campus Ministry offering Eucharistic Adoration today

Campus Ministry is sponsoring Eucharistic Adoration with Praise and Worship today, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family, for an hour of prayer and meditation. For more information, contact Emily Schumacher-Novak, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-3058.

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10. Free fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports will offer free group fitness classes tomorrow, Sept. 17.

The classes are free to members. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members to enter the facility and participate in the classes:

• Hip Hop and Body Sculpting at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Zumba at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Spin at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center

Call 8-6979 for more information.

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11. Free kickboxing classes offered Sunday

HAVEN and Alumni Memorial Union will host free kickboxing classes Sunday, Sept. 19, from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Participants can participate for a partial class or both classes.

All participants who make a donation to the Healing Center will automatically be entered into a prize drawing. For more information contact Anne Pufahl, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-1558.

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12. Phi Beta Kappa seeks nominations for alumni members

Each year the Zeta of Wisconsin Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa considers Marquette University alumni for election as alumni members. Marquette alumni who graduated at least 10 years ago who, by contributions in the fields of the humane sciences and letters or by works of pure literature have given evidence of distinguished scholarly capacities, may be considered for nomination.  

Marquette employees who are aware of a Marquette graduate who meets these criteria may make a nomination to Doug Smith, associate general counsel at Marquette and chapter president, or Dr. George Corliss, professor of electrical and computer engineering and chair of the Committee on Honorary and Alumni/ae Members.

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13. Marquette Spirit Shop holding a sale

The Marquette Spirit Shop is holding a 25 percent off sale on Under Armour Sportswear until Sunday, Sept. 19.

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14. Marquette in the News delivers university media coverage to your inbox

The Office of Marketing and Communication monitors local, state and national media coverage involving Marquette University. OMC distributes via e-mail a collection of the top news stories about Marquette and members of the university community every Thursday afternoon. Marquette faculty and staff who would like to be added to the distribution list should e-mail Marquette in the News.
To stay informed on all Marquette mentions in the news, or to track a specific facet of the university, sign up for news alerts through a search engine like Google or Yahoo. These services provide news alerts based on customized keyword searches. Go to http://www.google.com/alerts and enter “Marquette University” or whichever university unit you would like to track.

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