1. Eckstein Hall to be dedicated Wednesday

Ray and Kay Eckstein Hall, the new home of the Law School, will be formally dedicated during a ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will give the keynote address, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York will bless the building, and Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson will make remarks. Following the ceremony, guests are invited for an open house and tours of the building.

Members of the campus community should RSVP to University Special Events by Tuesday, Sept. 7, or call 8-7431 for any special needs.

To prepare for the dedication, Eckstein Hall will be closed to the public beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, but will re-open after the ceremony for tours. Tory Hill Café will be closed all day Wednesday and will re-open with normal hours Thursday, Sept. 9.

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2. Hear about Father Pilarz in online video

Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J., the newly named president-elect of Marquette, spoke on video yesterday on topics that included his passion for 16th century poetry, his beloved dog, the importance of teaching and his impressions of Marquette. Watch the five-minute video and get to know more about the person who will be Marquette’s 23rd president.
The presidential search website now also includes the video from Fr. Pilarz’s Aug. 31 introduction to the Milwaukee media.

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3. Organization Fest and Community Service Fair postponed until Friday

Due to the threat of thunderstorms, Organization Fest and the Community Service Fair has been postponed until 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 3, in Central Mall. Note the earlier start time. The event was originally scheduled for today, Sept. 2. If there is inclement weather tomorrow, the event will not be rescheduled.

O-Fest is one of the first opportunities for students to identify ways to get involved on campus, featuring information tables from many of Marquette’s 250 registered student organizations. Campus departments and local community service agencies will also have tables at O-Fest, providing students with additional opportunities. 

For more information, contact Ian Jamieson, coordinator for student organizations and leadership in the Office of Student Development, at 8-7205.

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4. Boden Lecture to cover changing conception of property in American law

The Law School will host the 14th annual Robert F. Boden Lecture, Thursday, Sept. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Eckstein Hall Appellate Courtroom. Thomas Merrill, professor of law at Columbia Law School and a national leader in legal academics, will present “Melms v. Pabst Brewing Co. and the changing conception of property in American law,” a discussion about how Milwaukee’s industrial past has affected American property law.

RSVP by Sept. 9. For more information contact Carol Dufek, events coordinator, at 8-6452.

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5. Free tutoring and study skills assistance provided

The Office of Educational Services is offering free tutoring and study skills assistance for most freshmen- and sophomore-level courses beginning Monday, Sept. 13.

Groups meet weekly for one hour and are grouped according to the subject and instructor. Registration is voluntary, but attendance is taken. Groups will be formed on a first-come, first-served basis for every three student requests per subject/instructor.

Register in AMU 317. For more information, call 8-3270.

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6. Campus Ministry offering Eucharistic Adoration

Campus Ministry is sponsoring Eucharistic Adoration with Praise and Worship today, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m. in the AMU Chapel of the Holy Family, for an hour of prayer and meditation. For more information, contact Emily Schumacher-Novak, Manresa coordinator for liturgy, at 8-3058.

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7. Spirit Squad information meeting is Tuesday

An informational meeting about how to join the Marquette Spirit Squad will be held at the Al McGuire Center on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 7:15 p.m. The meeting will cover how to join the co-ed cheer team, Marquette Dance Team or become the Golden Eagle Mascot.

The squad travels to the Big East Tournament in New York and to every NCAA tournament site.  

For more information contact Mary Larkin, Spirit Squad coach, at 8-4796.

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8. Food and sustainability discussion series to cover effects of eating

"What's Eating Marquette?," a food and sustainability discussion series hosted by the Center for Peacemaking, will begin Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Academic Support Facility 201. The series will focus on the effects of eating habits on culture, society and ecological systems. A variety of Middle Eastern foods will be served.

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9. Donations of blankets, books and stuffed animals sought for homeless children

Committee on Staff is collecting donations of blankets, books and stuffed animals for homeless children in shelters. Project Night Night packages are given to children, newborns to pre-teens, to help feel secure, ready-to-learn and significant. Each “Night Night” package contains a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children’s book and a stuffed animal in a new canvas tote bag. Monetary donations, yarn and material to make items are also accepted. So far, 165 totes have been distributed in the Milwaukee area.

The project is supported by Simmons Religious Funds.

For more information contact Kathy Hawkins, administrative assistant in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, at 8-6838.

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10. News Briefs to be distributed next Tuesday

News Briefs will be distributed Tuesday, Sept. 7, rather than Monday next week due to the Labor Day holiday. The submission deadline remains at noon tomorrow, Sept. 3.

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