1. Mass of the Holy Spirit, Welcome Back Picnic are Sunday

Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., invites the Marquette community to celebrate the beginning of the academic year at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu. The 20th annual All-University Welcome Back Picnic will follow in Central Mall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will take place rain or shine. Casual dress is appropriate. No registration is necessary. For more information or for special needs, call University Special Events at 8-7431.

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2. Learn about involvement at O-Fest and Community Service Fair

The Office of Student Development will host O-Fest and Community Service Fair on Thursday, Sept. 2, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Central Mall. O-Fest offers students the opportunity to explore student organizations by talking to their representatives and signing up for organizations of interest. A number of campus and community service agencies will also share available service opportunities.

Rain date is Friday, Sept. 3.

For more information call the Office of Student Development at 8-7205.

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3. CPS beginning certificate in sports leadership

The College of Professional Studies is now offering a graduate certificate in sports leadership. The 15-credit, graduate certificate program is designed for professionals who would like to strengthen their leadership skills and advance their career within the $440 billion athletics industry.
To earn the certificate, students must complete five sports leadership courses to earn a total of 15 graduate credits. On average, students complete the program in one to two years; however, the certificate must be completed within three years.
All 15 credits earned may be applied to Marquette's master in leadership studies with a specialization in sports leadership, which the school announced in May. One of only two such programs in the Milwaukee area, Marquette’s sports leadership specialization provides students with a degree that focuses on sports, but also provides general leadership education.

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4. Marquette ranks 32nd in Washington Monthly ranking

Marquette University ranks 32nd in Washington Monthly’s 2010 national university rankings, released earlier this week. The rankings are intended to indicate schools’ contributions to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students; research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s); and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

Marquette also ranked second in the “service” category and third for ROTC participation.

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5. "Sample the City" is Saturday

Late Night Marquette will host “Sample the City” Saturday, Aug. 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. New and returning students can learn what Milwaukee has to offer for restaurants, entertainment and retail options. Free samples will be provided.

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6. Trip to Spain for World Youth Day to be discussed

Campus Ministry will hold an informational meeting about World Youth Day on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in AMU 254.

WYD is a gathering of a million Catholic youths and young adults held every two or three years in different cities around the globe. This year’s gathering, “Rooted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith,” features a Papal welcome, catechesis sessions, and cultural programming including concerts, exhibitions, displays, museums and plays from Aug. 2 to 22, 2011. The final day will include a vigil and Eucharistic adoration ending with a Mass of Sending concelebrated by thousands of bishops, priests and Pope Benedict XVI.

As a precursor, the Marquette group will also participate in the Jesuit-sponsored MAGiS program in Loyola, Spain, the birthplace of St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus. From there, small groups will travel to various Catholic sites in Spain and Portugal for experiences of pilgrimage, social service, art, spirituality, ecology, faith and culture.  
The Sept. 9 session will cover travel, expenses, fundraising, registration and procedures.

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7. Marquette team entering Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure

Campus Ministry and the Exercise Science Degree Program are organizing an “MU Cares” team for the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure on Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Milwaukee lakefront. Race time is 9:15 a.m.

Register online for the Marquette team by Friday, Sept. 3. Cost is $25.

For more information contact Ann Hilbert, campus ministry administrative assistant, at 8-3684, or Dr. Marnie Vanden Noven, clinical assistant professor of exercise science, at 8-6685.

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8. Rec Plex offering swimming lessons

Sign-ups for a Learn to Swim program sponsored by the American Red Cross at the Rec Plex begin Monday, Aug. 30. The program is segmented into six levels, a Tiny Tots/Wee Folks program and new adult lessons. Classes will be held Tuesdays Sept. 7 to Oct. 26.

Cost is $40 for members and $46 for nonmembers.  

Register at the Rec Plex. Call 8-7778 for more information.

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9. Some hours of operation for this weekend and next

Departments and services with special hours of operation for the first week of the semester and Labor Day Weekend include:

Alumni Memorial Union
Friday, Aug. 27, and Saturday, Aug. 28 — 7 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 29, 9 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 30, to Thursday, Sept. 2 — 7 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 3 — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 4 — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5 — closed
Monday, Sept. 6 — 4 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Help Desk
Friday, Aug. 27 — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28, and Sunday, Aug. 29 — noon to 6 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 30, to Thursday, Sept. 2 — 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 3 — 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 4, to Monday, Sept. 6 — closed

Rec Center
Friday, Aug. 27 — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28 — 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 29 — closed
Monday, Aug. 30, to Thursday, Sept. 2 — 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 3 — 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 4 — 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5, and Monday, Sept. 6 — closed

Raynor Memorial Libraries
Friday, Aug. 27 — 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28, and Sunday, Aug. 29 — closed
Monday, Aug. 30 — 24/7 access from 7:45 a.m. until Friday, Sept. 3, at 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 4 — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5, and Monday, Sept. 6 — closed

Rec Plex
Friday, Aug. 27 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 28 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 31, to Thursday, Sept. 2 — 5:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 3 — 5:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 4 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 6 — closed

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10. Correct CheckMarq problems by clearing cache

As a result of a recent CheckMarq upgrade, users of CheckMarq, the student information system, should clear their browser cache to avoid issues. For assistance contact the Help Desk at 8-7799.

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