1. Annual Mass of the Holy Spirit is Sunday

Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., invites the Marquette community to celebrate the beginning of the academic year at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m. at Church of the Gesu. Members of the Jesuit community will be concelebrating this time for the Marquette community to gather and pray that the Holy Spirit guide us this academic year.

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2. Sports Illustrated's Peter King to speak

Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Peter King, one of the country’s highest profile pro football pundits, will speak at Marquette on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m. in Cudahy 001. The event is free and open to the public.

The title of King’s talk will be “Why you’re kidding yourself if you think you only need to be good at one medium coming out of college.” He will speak for 30-40 minutes, followed by questions from the audience.

King is speaking at Marquette in part due to the personal invitation of student Tess Quinlan, a broadcast and electronic communications major and the director of MUTV's sports department.

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3. Opening reception for Haggerty exhibition is Aug. 31

The opening reception for the Haggerty Museum of Art’s Current Tendencies II exhibition will be Wednesday, Aug. 31, beginning at 6 p.m.

The exhibition features 10 Milwaukee artists working in a variety of media, including photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, video and sculpture.  The exhibition presents many all-new, never-before-seen works, created specifically for the Haggerty Museum. Each artist was paired with a Marquette faculty member who wrote a reflection of the artist’s work based on the professor’s area of expertise, creating dialogue between artist and scholar and connecting philosophy, theology, political science, communications, etc., to the works in the exhibition.  

The exhibition runs through Dec. 31.

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4. Free nutrition books available through Eat Right for Life program

Participants in the 10-week Eat Right For Life wellness challenge receive a free copy of the Eat Right for Life book by Dr. Ann Kulze. The challenge runs Sept. 12 to Nov. 20, challenging Marquette employees to make small, yet impactful, changes to their eating habits.

This Employee Wellness program will focus on five key nutritional areas outlined in Eat Right For Life:
• Do Your Fats Right
• Do Your Carbs Right
• Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
• Select The Right Proteins
• Drink the Right Beverages

All participants who complete the challenge will also receive a copy of the Eat Right for Life Cookbook Companion.

To register or for more information, contact Mandi Richter, employee wellness coordinator, at 8-4581. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 9.

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5. Libraries release digital collection about pre-Holocaust Europe

Raynor Memorial Libraries have released a new digital collection, "I’ll Tell You a Story": Memories of Pre-Holocaust Europe, of 25 full-text transcripts of recorded interviews conducted in the Milwaukee metropolitan area in 1983. The in-depth interviews of Holocaust survivors were conducted under the guidance of Dr. Michael Phayer, a now-retired professor of German history, seeking to document early 20th century Jewish life and culture.

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6. Dining Services offering meal plans to employees

Dining Services is offering the “Loyalty 50 Dining Plan” for employees who dine on campus. Participants can dine at more than 15 locations with this 50-meal plan, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meal exchanges are available in Marquette Place, The Natural Market, Brew Cafés, Cobeen Hall, McCormick Hall, Straz Tower, The Diner at Mashuda and Café Italiano in Schroeder Hall.

The cost for 50 meals is $350.

For more information or to purchase a dining plan, contact the Office of Residence Life at 8-7208.

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7. Children ages 11-15 needed for research study

Dr. Amy Van Hecke, assistant professor of psychology, is seeking healthy children ages 11-15 for a study investigating social behaviors and brain activity.

Study participation involves one research session on Marquette’s campus.  The session involves completion of behavioral questionnaires, brief academic testing, heart rate measurement and participation in an electroencephalogram (EEG), a non-invasive, non-harmful way of measuring the children’s brain activity. Parents will be asked to complete questionnaires about their child’s development and social behaviors. Participants will be compensated $30 and will be provided free parking. Boys, in particular, are needed for the study. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Dr. Van Hecke at 8-4438.

The study has been approved by Marquette’s Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects. For more information about research participant rights, contact the Office of Research Compliance, 8-7570.

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