1. Phelps and McKenzie to conduct gallery walk-through for art museum

Paul Phelps, owner of Oakbrook Esser Studios, and Janet McKenzie, artist, will conduct an opening/gallery walk-through at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, for The Haggerty Museum of Art’s exhibition Let There be Light: Stained Glass and Drawings from the Collection of Oakbrook Esser Studios. A reception and book signing with McKenzie will follow.

This exhibition examines the function of stained glass as a means for religious storytelling and investigates how that history impacts the understanding of work in stained glass by contemporary viewers. Works designed by Tiffany Studios, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mayer of Munich, Leo Cartwright, Johann Minten, Janet McKenzie and James Walker will be featured in the exhibition, which runs through Jan. 2, 2011.

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2. Update personal contact information in university records

All students are strongly encouraged to update their personal contact information via CheckMarq by Tuesday, Sept. 7. The university needs an updated address and telephone number (preferably a mobile number) for each student. This information is used by university staff to contact students in emergencies and for vital university business.

Students should log on to CheckMarq, select “Student Center” and “Addresses” or “Phone Numbers” from the dropdown menu in the Personal Information section to update their information and continue to do so whenever there is a change of address or phone number.

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3. Mania Week events start today on Central Mall

MUSG will host the superhero-themed Mania Week beginning today, Aug. 30, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Central Mall with sumo wrestling, boxing, an obstacle course, a bungee run and a caricature artist. Additional highlights include:

Tuesday, Aug. 31 — Iron Man 2 showing in Central Mall at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 1 — comedy show beginning with The Refugees at 6:30 p.m. followed by comedian Kelly Taylor at Westowne Square.

Thursday, Sept. 2 — Kryptonian live band karaoke at 8 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms.

Friday, Sept. 3 — Brewers viewing party at 6 p.m. at the Annex, with Brewers tickets and prize giveaway.

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4. Conference to assist in service leader development

The Service Learning program will cohost the Midwest Service Leaders Conference, “From Charity to Change,” Saturday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

The conference is a student-led, regional conference to help students to develop the skills, passion and knowledge to inspire meaningful service during and after college. Topics include creating change around social injustice, learning leadership strategies, recruiting and retaining a peer volunteer force, developing partnerships in the community, and leading reflection sessions. Attendees will participate in peer-led workshops, roundtable discussions and a community panel.

The $75 cost includes a continental breakfast and lunch Saturday, a Sunday brunch buffet, ice cream social and T-shirt.

Register by Friday, Sept. 24.

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5. Information sessions for student elections are this week

Information sessions about student elections for Marquette University Student Government, the Residence Hall Association and hall councils will be held tomorrow, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. in residence halls and Thursday, Sept. 2, at 9 p.m. in AMU 254. MUSG, RHA and hall and apartment council information packets can be picked up in AMU 133.

Primary elections will be held Thursday, Sept. 9, from midnight to 10 p.m. Final elections will be Wednesday, Sept. 15, from midnight to 10 p.m. Students can vote online.

Final election results will be announced Thursday, Sept. 16, at 4 p.m. in the AMU first floor commons.

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6. Free coffee samples offered for Marquette private label

The Brew Cafés will host a free coffee sampling Tuesday, Aug. 31, to Friday, Sept. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. outside the AMU Brew Bayou to gather feedback about coffee choices under consideration for Marquette's private label coffee. The campus community will be able to vote for which of the three choices they prefer, which were created by Stone Creek Coffee Roasters.

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7. Models needed for fashion show

Bayanihan Student Organization is recruiting models for its 14th Annual Fall Fashion Show fundraiser for Our Next Generation Inc., which will take place Nov. 13. Participants model the latest fashions and can be a part of a dance or non-dance segment. Information sessions will be Wednesday, Sept. 1; Thursday Sept. 2; and Friday Sept. 3, in AMU 252 at 7 p.m. Last year’s event raised $4,800.

E-mail for more information.

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8. Best Buddies recognized as Outstanding Chapter

Best Buddies Marquette, a student organization dedicated to creating friendships, employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, was recently honored as Outstanding Chapter at Best Buddies International's 21st Annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference.

Chosen from more than 400 Best Buddies college programs throughout the world and 62 Outstanding Chapter applicants, the Marquette chapter was selected as 2009-2010 Outstanding College chapter for its dedication to the Best Buddies mission.

The organization held monthly events in 2009-10 including a showcase of talents of buddies (those with intellectual disabilities); arts and crafts; games; karaoke; and volunteer and fund-raising projects.

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9. Annual notification of FERPA rights

Marquette University is required by federal law to notify all students of their FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) rights at the beginning of each term.

Go online to review the annual FERPA notification. For more information visit Marquette Central on the Zilber Hall first floor, or call 8-4000.

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10. 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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