1. Manresa for Faculty to hold symposium

Manresa for Faculty, along with the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, will hold a symposium, “Reimagining Jesuit Education Today: The Dawn of a New Era at Marquette University,” Thursday, Jan. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The symposium will explore the future of educating young adults through teaching, research and service. Marquette President Father Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., will address participants at lunch. For more information, visit the Center for Teaching and Learning or contact Mary Grant, office assistant for CTL, at 8-0263.

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2. If You Take a Mouse to School performance at Marquette opens Jan. 14

Based on the book by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond, If You Take a Mouse to School tells the hilarious tale of a little mouse that creates a big commotion. A mouse will ask for a lunch box and anything else he can get his paws on, and cause trouble from the science fair to the playground and from the lunchroom to the school bus.

This Marquette Theatre Arts performance is part of Theatre for Young Audiences and will run:

· Saturday, Jan. 14, at 2:30 p.m.
· Saturday, Jan. 21, and Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2:30 p.m.

Performances take place in the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre. Tickets are $11 and can be purchased online or by contacting the theatre box office at 8-7505.

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3. Haggerty Museum of Art prepares four new exhibits

The Haggerty Museum of Art will display four new exhibits Wednesday, Jan. 18, through Sunday, May 20, including work by Tina Barney, Philip Guston, John Stezaker and several other artists from the Mary B. Finnigan Collection.

The Europeans, a collection of photographs by Tina Barney, provides an intimate look at wealthy Europeans through the eyes of the American photographer. This exhibit will be featured in an American museum for the first time, and presents 20 works from the photographer’s travels.

Inevitable Finality, The Gemini G.E.L. Prints, featuring the work of Philip Guston, presents all 25 lithographs created in the last two months of the artist’s life. As a collection, the works reveal Guston’s lifelong passion for drawing, his return to the figurative and his deep appreciation of the immediacy and liveliness inherent in drawings.

Marriage, a collection by British conceptual artist John Stezaker, is an exhibit of nine film portraits made between 2009 and 2011. The artist mined vintage film stills and publicity shots of classic movie stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age to create a new series of collages.

Selections from The Mary B. Finnigan Collection includes select works from the permanent collection purchased with funds provided by the Mary B. Finnigan Art Endowment Fund. The exhibit includes paintings by Lovis Corinth, Jean Fautrier, Wifredo Lam, Jacob Lawrence and others. A longtime supporter and Friend of the Haggerty Museum of Art board member, Mary Finnigan gave a major gift to the museum in 1991 to establish the art endowment fund, which has brought 13 art gifts to the Haggerty over the past 20 years.

Images from The Europeans and Inevitable Finality, The Gemini G.E.L. Prints can be found online, and publication resolution images are available by contacting Mary Dornfeld, communications assistant at the Haggerty.

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4. Campus Security Authorities reminded of reporting requirements

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Marquette University will be sending letters this week to Marquette's approximately 300 Campus Security Authorities.

The letters will remind recipients of their legal duties under the act. If you are a Campus Security Authority and do not receive this letter, please contact the Department of Public Safety.

A "Campus Security Authority" is defined as "an official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings." A few examples include administrators who oversee a student center, a resident advisor, or those who oversee student extra-curricular activities and have significant responsibility for student and campus activities.

The letter is a requirement of the Clery Act, which requires disclosure of "statistics concerning the occurrence of certain criminal offenses reported to local law enforcement agencies or any official of the institution who is defined as a 'Campus Security Authority.'"

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5. Summer study abroad applications now being accepted

Beginning today, the Office of International Education is accepting applications for the summer 2012 study abroad program listings. Students can explore new programs in Bolivia, Cuba, Cyprus, Morocco and London/Barcelona. Marquette faculty-led summer programs are an opportunity for students to build on their global knowledge through a hands-on experience. More information is available on the OIE website.

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6. Employee Wellness Program offering fitness classes

The Employee Wellness Program is offering a variety of group fitness classes beginning in January. Classes include pilates, yoga, muscle conditioning and bosu intervals.

Participants receive one punch on their Wellness Rewards punch card for each yoga class they attend. Every time employees attend a qualifying employee wellness program or get 20 or more checks per month on their Healthy Living Calendar, they are eligible to receive a punch on a Wellness Rewards Card. Employees who complete a punch card earn a Wellness Reward Package and entry into an annual grand prize drawing from participating partners. These punch cards are available at all qualifying employee wellness programs.

More information is available online. To register, contact Mandi Richter, employee wellness coordinator, at 8-4581. Minimum enrollment must be met to offer each class. Space is limited. Cash, checks and major credit cards are accepted. Those interested can hear from class participants and instructors by visiting the new employee wellness blog.

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7. Saudi Student Union holding blood drive

Saudi Student Union is holding a blood drive Friday, Dec. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Blood Center of Wisconsin. A sample of Arabic foods will be available. Contact Fahad Alsuwayhan, president of Saudi Student Union, or Jasem Albasri to schedule an appointment.

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8. Club Cambria tickets available for basketball game

A limited number of Club Cambria tickets are available for the Marquette men’s basketball game against Vanderbilt on Thursday, Dec. 29. at 8 p.m. Tickets include a reserved seat in the club, located at the north end of the Bradley Center on the suite level, and unlimited buffet, beer, wine and soda. The price is $150 per seat.

More information and tickets are available online, at the Al McGuire Center Ticket Office or by calling 8-4668.

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9. News Briefs schedule to change during break

During the semester break, News Briefs will be distributed Dec. 19 and Jan. 2, 9 and 17 before resuming its twice-weekly schedule Jan. 19. The submission deadline is noon Friday for Monday editions.

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