1. Panel to discuss health care reform legislation

A “Health Care Reform: What Does it Mean for You?” panel discussion will be held at 7:15 a.m. Monday, May 3, in the AMU ballrooms. A panel of local health care leaders will help explain the impact the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has on all Americans.

There is no cost to attend. Breakfast will be provided. Register online.

Moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, the panel will include:

Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, dean of nursing
• Sue Ela, system chief operating officer, Aurora Healthcare
Don Hamm, president and CEO, Assurant Health
• Peggy Troy, president and CEO, Children’s Hospital and Health System
Dr. Raymond Zastrow, president, QuadMed

For more information, contact Theresa Nemetz, director of regional engagement, at 8-4768.

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2. Alternative Theatre Festival features performances all weekend

The Department of Performing Arts’ Alternative Theatre Festival will include free performances through Sunday, May 2, in Helfaer Theatre.

• Attempts on her life
by Martin Crimp will be performed today, April 29, and Saturday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. 
4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane will be performed tomorrow, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 2, at 2 p.m.

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3. Gay and lesbian marches on Washington are topic of lecture

MUSG and the Gay/Straight Alliance are hosting the annual Starshak Lecture on Monday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m. in AMU 254. The lecture, “Infighting and insurrection: How conflict works in the gay and lesbian marches on Washington,” will be presented by Dr. Amin Ghaziani, a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University. Ghaziani will examine how internal dissent within the LGBTQ communities have shaped the discourse about rights and political aims sought.

The Starshak lecture is also sponsored by the Gender & Sexuality Alliance, the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, the Department of Political Science and the Program in Women's and Gender Studies.

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4. Neuroscience speaker to discuss motor tasks and aginge

The Integrative Neuroscience Center is hosting Dr. Evangelos Christou, assistant professor of health and kinesiology at Texas A&M University. Christou will present “Aging and learning of new motor tasks” Tuesday, May 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Schroeder Complex 256.

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5. Tell us about interesting May graduates

The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about May 2010 graduates for possible use with area media. May graduates with unusual backgrounds; who overcame substantial obstacles in getting their degree; who will be doing something unusual after graduation; with recent national-level exclusive awards, academic recognition, publications or scholarship; etc. are some ideas that would be appropriate.

What graduates do you know who have fascinating stories to tell? E-mail their names and plenty of details by Monday, May 3.

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6. JobConnection to require CheckMarq login

Beginning Tuesday, May 4, students logging into JobConnection must do so using their CheckMarq username and password. JobConnection will be unavailable Monday, May 3, while this change is implemented.

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7. Speaker to discuss HIV/AIDS in Milwaukee

The student group Watumishi is sponsoring “Current status of HIV/AIDS in Milwaukee, Wisconsin” today, April 29, at 7 p.m. in Todd Wehr Chemistry 121. Bill Keeton, director of government relations at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, will discuss government support for the fight against AIDS, protecting essential AIDS funding and advocating for enlightened HIV care, treatment and prevention policies.

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8. Cartoons and movie showing this weekend

MUSG will host “After Dark Cartoons Night” and screenings of Youth in Revolt this weekend.

Cartoons night, a “mini cartoon festival,” will take place at 9 p.m. tomorrow, April 30, in the AMU Ballrooms. Cartoons will include Looney Tunes, SpongeBob SquarePants, Animaniacs and Rocko’s Modern Life. The event is free and includes a cereal bar.

Youth in Revolt features awkward teenager Nick Twisp (Michael Cera), a 14-year-old whose intelligence and hormones lead to adventures as he pursues Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday). Screenings are at 9 p.m. April 30 and at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. May 1. Admission is $2 with a MUID or $3 for general admission.

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9. Hype Marquette to perform hip-hop showcase

Hype Marquette will present its spring showcase, "What’s all the hype about?" Saturday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The show features hip-hop dance performances by the Marquette team and other local dance groups. Admission is free. For more information contact Hype Marquette.

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10. Dance marathon to benefit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

The Panhellenic Association will host a dance marathon Sunday, May 2, from noon to 6 p.m. in the AMU Marquette Place to raise money for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Special appearances will include the Marquette men’s basketball team, Comedy Sportz, Pure Dance Marquette, Dance Inc. and student bands. Besides dancing, other activities such as relay races, freeze tag and lawn games will help keep participants on their feet.

Registration costs $10 and includes a T-shirt, food and beverages. Pre-registration is preferred although participants can register the day of the event.

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11. A cappella concert to benefit Haiti and Chile relief

The Gold 'N Blues co-ed a cappella group will host its spring "Harmony for Hope" concert Sunday, May 2, at 2:30 p.m. in the Varsity Theatre. All proceeds benefit Chile and Haiti relief.

In addition to the Gold ‘N Blues, the concert will showcase other a cappella groups, including:
• Conchordance of Lawrence University
• DWaC of DePaul University
• The Naturals of Marquette University
• Marquette University High School Elite Choir

Tickets are $5 in the AMU Brooks Lounge.

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12. Eastern Orthodox Vespers service held by Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry will hold an Eastern Orthodox Vespers service Monday, May 3, at 6 p.m. in the Saint Joan of Arc Chapel. Vespers is an evening prayer service that is spiritually beautiful and peaceful, filled with God’s love in Christ through the Holy Spirit, according to Campus Ministry.

For more information, contact Rev. John Jones, professor of philosophy, at 8-5928.

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13. Free fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports will offer its last free fitness classes of the semester tomorrow, April 30. Classes are free to all students and members on a first-come, first-served basis:

• Zumba, 4 p.m., Rec Center
• Cardio Attack, 3 p.m., Rec Plex

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