1. Faculty RSVP deadline for inaugural ceremony, apparel orders is Wednesday

All members of the faculty have been invited to participate in the procession during the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, which will take place Friday, Sept. 23. The deadline to respond to University Special Events is Wednesday, Aug. 31 the same day academic apparel orders are due. Apparel can be ordered directly from Herff Jones online or by calling 262-363-3055.

For more information, see the letter sent to faculty by Provost John Pauly earlier this month, or contact University Special Events at 8-7431.

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2. Team registration deadline for Briggs & Al's Run & Walk is Friday

The 34th annual Briggs & Al's Run & Walk for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin will take place Saturday, Sept. 17.

More than 16,000 participants are expected to line up on Marquette's campus for an 8k run and 3- or 5-mile walks to help make a difference in the lives of children from across Wisconsin. The event was founded by former Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire and has raised more than $12 million for the hospital to fund medical care, research and education.

The race starts at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue and continues to Lake Michigan near the Summerfest grounds.

The $25 cost includes walk/run participation and a T-shirt. The deadline to register with a Marquette team is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. After Sept. 2, cost is $35 for runners and $30 for walkers (children under 12 are $17 and $12, respectively). For more information about joining the Marquette University team, contact John Cary, supervisor of university information, at 8-3128. Event day registration is available.

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.

The event date has returned to the third Saturday in September after a conflict with Rosh Hashanah in 2009 and 2010.

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3. DPS and MPD taking steps to increase safety

The Department of Public Safety and the Milwaukee Police Department are taking steps to further increase campus-area safety and prevent crime.

Aside from the regularly assigned MPD officers who are normally assigned to the campus area, additional police services are being provided by MPD in light of this weekend's robberies, including mounted horse patrols in the late afternoon and evening.

DPS is also conducting a security survey of off-campus areas where cameras could be mounted in high-traffic alleys off-campus, and there will be increased officers on patrol at night and early mornings.

All members of the campus community play a part in campus safety. Students and employees should immediately call DPS to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Calls can easily be made from one of the more than 300 blue light phones on or near campus or call DPS at 8-6800 (414-288-6800 off campus). Campus community members should also make use of the many safety resources available from DPS, including LIMO and safety patrol services.

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4. Father of local 9/11 victim to speak at Law School

Gordon Haberman, father of 9/11 victim Andrea Haberman, will share the story of his daughter and his family’s search for answers and justice at “On the Issues with Mike Gousha” Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall.

Haberman’s 25-year-old daughter, a Kewaskum High School graduate, was on the 92nd floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center when terrorists slammed a hijacked plane into the building. She and nearly 3,000 others died in the series of attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001.

Just days before the 10th anniversary of the attacks, Haberman will discuss his journey that has taken him from Washington County to Washington, D.C, and all the way to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Register online.

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5. Immigration issues to be discussed at Soup with Substance

The Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality and the Center for Peacemaking will host “Soup with Substance: A Border Awareness Experience,” Wednesday, Sept. 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 157.

A panel of 10 employees who participated in the first Faber Center Spring Break Mission Retreat with the Women’s Intercultural Center in Anthony, N.M., last spring, will share their experiences and what they learned about immigration and issues facing the people at the United States/Mexico border. Next year’s Border Awareness Experience, which will take place March 11-16, 2012, will also be discussed.

No RSVP is needed. For more information, contact the Faber Center at 8-4545.

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6. Community Service Fair to be held Thursday

The Office of Student Development will host a Community Service Fair Thursday, Sept. 1, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Central Mall. The Community Service Fair will feature nearly 40 local service agencies that are looking for volunteers for a variety of service opportunities. Employees are welcome to attend.

In the event of rain, the fair will move to Friday, Sept. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Central Mall.

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7. Wellness rewards available by visiting farmers' market

Marquette employees receive one punch on their Wellness Rewards punch card for each weekly visit made to the Westown Farmer’s Market, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday until Oct. 26. The market is located on Michigan Street between Third and Fourth streets — approximately a 10-minute walk one way. Cards and card punches will be provided at the Westown information tent located in the center of the market.

Every time employees attend a qualifying employee wellness program, they’re eligible to receive a punch on a Wellness Rewards Card. Employees who complete a punch card with 10 punches earn a Wellness Reward Package and entry into an annual grand prize drawing, from participating partners. Wellness Rewards Punch Cards are available at all qualifying employee wellness programs.

Marquette is a sponsor of the farmers’ market and the free River Rhythms concert series, which is held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Père Marquette Park.

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8. News Briefs to be distributed on Tuesday next week

The News Briefs e-newsletter will be issued Tuesday, Sept. 6, rather than Monday, Sept. 5, next week due to the Labor Day holiday. The submission deadline is noon Friday, Sept. 2.

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