1. Alís Run team registration deadline is tomorrow

Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital will take place Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning on the Marquette campus. The registration deadline to join a Marquette team is tomorrow, Sept. 17. To join the general Marquette team or any other Marquette team for the three- or five-mile run/walk, go online. Search “Marquette” and use the password “Marquette.” For more information call 8-3128.

Volunteer opportunities are also available before, during and after the run/walk. Contact Ali Myszewski, assistant director of AMU, at 8-3129 for more information.

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2. ROTC holding 24-hour vigil for prisoners of war and those missing in action

Marquette Tri-ROTC units will hold a 24-hour vigil to commemorate National POW/MIA Recognition Day and honor those who have fought and been captured for our freedom.

The campus community is invited to observe and pay respect with a moment of silence anytime during the vigil, which will be held from noon tomorrow, Sept. 17, to noon Saturday, Sept. 18, under the Raynor Memorial Library bridge.

President George W. Bush declared in 2003 that the third Friday in September would be a National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

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3. Crew team competing in Milwaukee River Challenge this weekend

The Marquette Crew team will celebrate its 20-year anniversary in conjunction with the 10th Annual Milwaukee River Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The race will take place on the Milwaukee and Menomonee Rivers from Marquette’s Valley Fields to the Pleasant Street bridge. Vantage points include near the Manpower building, Pére Marquette Park and Schlitz Park, next to the Pleasant Street Bridge.

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4. Students should designate missing person contact

The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires colleges and universities nationwide to establish procedures for reporting, investigating and making emergency notifications for any student who may be missing.

Any member of the university community, including both employees and students, should immediately contact the Department of Public Safety (8-6800) if there is concern that a student is missing. If DPS determines a student is missing, within 24 hours the department will notify law enforcement, the student’s missing person emergency contact and, if the student is under 18 years of age, the custodial parent or guardian.

Students can identify a Missing Person Contact in CheckMarq, the same place where an address or phone number is updated. The contact person could be a roommate, friend or relative. This contact information is confidential and accessible only to authorized university and law enforcement personnel.

More detailed information about the Missing Student Notification Policy is available on the DPS website.

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5. Libraries requesting feedback on new website

Raynor Memorial Libraries request feedback on the usability of their redesigned website. To make the site as user-friendly as possible, librarians are gathering opinions from the Marquette community. Since the site launched in December, it has averaged more than 10,000 page views daily.

The survey is open through Sept. 30, and should take three to five minutes to complete.

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6. Teach for America application deadline is tomorrow

The Teach For America application deadline is tomorrow, Sept. 17. Teach For America is a non-profit organization dedicated to help eliminating educational inequity in the United States. Marquette announced its partnership with TFA in March 2009.

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7. Discussion group for those coping with loss is forming

Campus Ministry is organizing a “Coping With Loss Discussion Group” to discuss issues of grief and loss. The group will meet every other week for students who experienced a loss in their life and have a desire to talk with others in working through their grief.

The group will meet in late afternoon or early evening depending on participants’ schedules. For more information and to register, contact Ann Mulgrew, campus minister, at 8-3694 by Friday, Oct. 1.

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8. Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science holding colloquium

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science will hold a colloquium tomorrow, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. in Cudahy 401. Dr. Douglas Harris, professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, will present “Exponentiable Spaces.”

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9. Ski Trip to Montana discussed at meeting tonight

The Avalanche Outdoors Club will hold an information meeting about its January trip to Big Sky Ski Resort in Big Sky, Mont., today, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in AMU Ballroom B. The trip, Jan. 7-15, costs $535 (plus optional $99 bus fare — participants can arrange their own transportation) includes six nights at Big Horn Condominiums, a Four-Day life pass ($309 value), discounted ski and snowboard rentals, a free Ying Yang Twins concert and Rockstar-sponsored events. Trip space is limited.

Pizza and soda will be provided at tonight’s meeting.

For more information contact Josh Yeung at 651-206-8429 or David Moyer at 262-443-1065.

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10. Campus Ministry offering Eucharistic Adoration today

Campus Ministry is sponsoring Eucharistic Adoration with Praise and Worship today, Sept. 16, 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, assistant director of campus ministry, at 8-3058.

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11. Free fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports will offer free group fitness classes tomorrow, Sept. 17.
The classes are free to members:

• Hip Hop and Body Sculpting at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Zumba at 1 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Spin at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center

Call 8-6979 for more information.

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12. Letters to Juliet and carnival hosted by MUSG this weekend

MUSG is offering showings of Letters to Juliet at the Varsity Theatre at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, and at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. In Verona, Italy, the site of Romeo and Juliet’s love story, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), an aspiring writer on a pre-honeymoon with her fiancé, finds a 50-year-old letter that inspires her to contact its author. Tickets cost $2 with an MUID and $3 without one. 

MUSG After Dark will present a carnival night Saturday, Sept. 18, beginning at 8 p.m. in Westowne Square with skee ball, a dunk tank, ring-a-bottle, cotton candy and snow cones. Street performer Brian Rudo will perform fire stunts, straightjacket escape and other tricks.

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13. Residence halls holding "capture the flag" event tomorrow

Straz Tower and the residence halls will hold “Xtreme Capture the Flag” tomorrow, Sept. 17, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Central Mall. Participants will meet in front of Lalumiere Hall at 8 p.m. to divide into teams. Wear dark clothes and athletic shoes.

For more information, contact Aaron Owen.

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14. Free food and music at Saturday’s Latino Heritage Cookout

Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity and Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority will hold a Latino Heritage Cookout on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Central Mall. The event will feature free food, music, a piñata and more.

E-mail for more information.

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15. Free kickboxing classes offered Sunday

HAVEN and Alumni Memorial Union will host free kickboxing classes Sunday, Sept. 19, from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the AMU ballrooms. Participants can participate for a partial class or both classes.

All participants who make a donation to the Healing Center will automatically be entered into a prize drawing. For more information contact Anne Pufahl, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-1558.

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16. Voluntary simplicity to be addressed at information session

Campus Ministry is holding an information session about a Voluntary Simplicity Discussion Course on Monday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. in AMU 252. The course will address “living life more intentionally” by finding happiness and fulfillment in wanting less and spending less.

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17. Marquette Spirit Shop holding a sale

The Marquette Spirit Shop is holding a 25 percent off sale on Under Armour Sportswear until Sunday, Sept. 19.

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