1. Marquette license plates now available

A special Marquette University license plate is available to Wisconsin drivers beginning today, June 7. The license plate features the MU monogram on the left side of the plate and the words “Marquette University” at the bottom. Friends of the university will also have the option of personalizing their plates.

Those ordering non-personalized Marquette plates will pay a $15 fee when plates are issued or re-issued, which happens about every 10 years, in addition to the normal registration fee. For personalized plates, a $15 annual fee is required, in addition to the normal registration fee. Marquette personalized plates can have one to six characters and can be purchased at any time, regardless of an individual driver’s assigned renewal month. The availability of the personalization request can be checked by e-mailing the Department of Transportation.

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2. Nearly $300,000 grant to address biodiesel ignition and pollutants

Dr. Scott Goldsborough, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded a $299,999 grant from the National Science Foundation and Argonne National Laboratory to investigate how the molecular structure of biodiesels affects their ignition behavior and formation of pollutants. These features are important for optimizing engine operation and fuel economy, and for reducing emissions.

The project, “Ignition and pollutant chemistry of next-generation biodiesels,” will focus on experiments involving different biomass materials and different fuel processing techniques, including synthetic molecules designed for cold weather use.

Goldsborough will collaborate with research groups across the country and in Europe, including the Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the United States Department of Agriculture's National Center for Food and Agricultural Research, Reaction Design, Ford Motor Company and the National University of Ireland Galway.

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3. Conference on philosophy in the Abrahamic traditions scheduled

Marquette University and the University of Denver will co-host a Philosophy in the Abrahamic Traditions Annual Summer Conference Thursday and Friday, June 24 and 25.

The conference provides a formal occasion and central location for philosophers and scholars of the Arabic / Islamic, Jewish and Latin Christian philosophical traditions of the Middle Ages to present and discuss their work in medieval philosophy.

All sessions will be held in the Raynor Library Beaumier Suites.

There is no cost for Marquette employees and students. Cost is $50 at the door for all others.

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4. Financial Aid Notifications delivered electronically

Students are now receiving their 2010-2011 Financial Aid Notifications electronically.
Students are notified via their eMarq e-mail account when their FAN is available online. Initial award notices are e-mailed to students in the order in which the FAFSA was received and evaluated. Initial awards and any subsequent changes are available in the student’s CheckMarq account.
To view your award in CheckMarq:
• Click “Student Center”
• Click “View Financial Aid”
• Click the award year you wish to view (such as “2011”)
• Click “View Award Notification”

If you wish to retain a copy for your records, print a copy of the FAN.
For more information contact Marquette Central at 8-4000. To ensure privacy, you will be required to provide your Marquette ID and your Marquette Central Access Number.

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5. Haggerty Museum holding summer art sessions for adults and children

Registration is open for the Haggerty Museum of Art summer workshop for adults and camps for children.

Adults attending “Drawing in the Galleries/Class for Adults” will be taught drawing techniques in pencil while studying the unique styles of artists including Picasso, Chagall, Dürer and others. Emphasis will be placed on learning the elements of art and closely observing works from the collection as means for developing drawing style. The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays June 23 and 30 and July 7 and 21. Cost is $150. Space is limited. For information or to register by Thursday, June 17, contact Lynne Shumow, curator of education and community outreach, at 8-5915.

At “Art Insiders — People/Places/Things,” campers will be introduced to a variety of materials and processes, special guests, events and walking trips through the museum’s collection and around campus to provide the subject matter for visual journals the students will create using a variety of media. Session 1, for ages 9 to 12, will be June 28 to July 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Session 2, for ages 6 to 8, will be July 19 to July 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $150 for each session and space is limited. For more information or to register, contact Lynne Shumow at 8-5915.

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6. Marquette’s sexual violence project needs online votes

A project of the Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2010 Planning Committee is in the running for a $5,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant. Funds from the grant would help support SVAW 2010 programming efforts.

Supporters of Marquette’s proposal, "Create a campus that cares about ending sexual violence," can vote once a day during June.

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