1. Game tickets and prizes to be awarded in National Marquette Day contest

Entries for the first National Marquette Day contest, in which one Marquette student will be selected to win airfare and Marquette men’s basketball tickets and other prizes, are due by 11:59 p.m. today, Jan. 11.

The student winner will receive roundtrip airfare to anywhere AirTran flies, hotel accommodations for Jan. 16-17, two tickets to the Jan. 17 game against Providence, pre-game VIP access, on-court recognition and a Marquette noggin with his or her picture on it.

There are three ways to enter: Upload a photo that represents your Marquette pride at www.nationalmarquetteday.com, post your photo on the Marquette Facebook or Marquette athletics Facebook wall, or share it on Twitter along with the hashtag #WeAreMarquette. Entries will be judged on originality and creativity, and entering more than one way does not increase chances of winning.

More information is available online.

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2. Win an iPod at Marquette Central open house

Marquette Central will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 19-22, on the first floor of Zilber Hall. Students can enter a prize drawing to win an iPod. Students can enter a prize drawing to win an iPod. Free hot chocolate and cookies will also be provided.

Marquette Central opened in December, centralizing the services of the offices of the Bursar, Financial Aid and Registrar. Attendees can meet staff, learn more about enrollment and financial services, and how to access their information using their Marquette Central Access Number.

Tours of Zilber Hall will be offered at the building’s formal dedication and open house, scheduled for spring.

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3. McCormick to present for Honors Program lecture series

Dr. Barrett McCormick, professor of political science, will speak in the 2009-10 Honors Program Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 5 p.m. in Cudahy 001. McCormick will present “China and America in the 21st Century: Democracy and Dictatorship, War and Peace.”

The Honors Student Advisory Council hosts the lecture series by inviting faculty to address a topic from the viewpoint of “If this were the last lecture of your career, what would you say?”

Additional speakers will be Dr. Julian Hills, associate professor of theology (Feb. 11); Dr. Susan Mountin, director of the Manresa Project (March 11); and Dr. Ronald Zupko, professor emeritus of history (April 15).

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4. Spring 2010 classroom assignments posted in CheckMarq

Students should access CheckMarq to find the most up-to-date spring 2010 course classroom assignments. They should contact the department offering the course if unable to locate where a course is meeting.

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5. Persian Visions exhibition running through Sunday at art museum

Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran, an exhibition of photography and video installations by Iran’s most celebrated photographers, runs at the Haggerty Museum of Art through Sunday, Jan. 17. The exhibition gathers personal perspectives of contemporary Iran filtered through individual sensibilities, while simultaneously addressing public concerns.

The Haggerty will open six exhibitions beginning Jan. 27, including Stella Johnson’s AL SOL: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua; Thomas Woodruff’s Freak Parade; Lucinda Devlin’s The Omega Suites; Barbara Morgan’s The Montages; The Northern Masters prints; and Old Master Paintings from the Haggerty.

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6. Law School to hold information session

The Law School will host an information session for prospective students Friday, Jan. 15, at 11:45 a.m. in Sensenbrenner 210. The session will provide information about admissions and financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life. A brief tour of the Law School will be led by a current law student. No registration is necessary.

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7. Celebrating women at Marquette — early years of nursing

She was the university’s first female academic dean and the first woman in Wisconsin to earn a doctorate degree in nursing. Sister Berenice Beck, O.S.F., was also responsible for bringing nursing education back to Marquette.

Want to know more? Go to the Centennial Celebration of Women Web site. A new note will be featured each week.

In 1909, Marquette became the first Catholic university in the world to offer coeducation as part of its regular undergraduate program. To help honor the centennial, a year-long series of historical notes highlighting turning-point moments and figures in Marquette’s collaborative past is running in News Briefs.

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