1. 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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2. 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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3. Student organizations and community service featured at Thursday fair

The Office of Student Development will host O-Fest and a Community Service Fair Thursday, Sept. 1, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Central Mall. O-Fest allows students to explore the more than 250 student organizations on campus by talking to their representatives and signing up for organizations of interest. A number of university offices and departments will also be present to share information about various programs and services available to students.

The Community Service Fair will feature nearly 40 local service agencies that are looking for students for a variety of service opportunities. Students can also learn more at the Center for Community Service in AMU 329, the Center for Leadership, Service and Involvement in AMU 137, or by searching Volunteer Milwaukee for additional opportunities.

In the event of rain, O-Fest and the Community Service Fair will move to Friday, Sept. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Central Mall.

For more information, call the Office of Student Development at 8-7205.

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4. Update personal contact information by Sept. 6

All students are strongly encouraged to update their personal contact information via CheckMarq by Tuesday, Sept. 6. The university needs an updated address and telephone number (preferably a mobile number) for each student. This information is used by university staff to contact students in emergencies and for vital university business.

To update your contact information, log in to CheckMarq, click on Student Center, and select “Addresses” or “Phone Numbers” from the dropdown menu in the Personal Information section.

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5. Student news requested for hometown and social media

The Office of Marketing and Communication is launching a new initiative focused on newsworthy student activities and achievements.
OMC will use a software program that sends student news to geographically specific hometown print and online media. Students will also receive an email about the posting and can share the information with their own social networks.
Graduation announcements, dean’s lists, national and university awards and major projects are among the stories that will be posted. If you have story ideas that you think should be covered, contact Amanda Gottheardt, communication office associate in OMC. OMC will not be able to send information for any student with a FERPA block.

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6. 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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7. 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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8. Parking permits sold out parking office beginning today

To park in the lot of their choice, students must purchase parking permits  for the 2011 fall term or the full 2011-12 academic year. In addition to still being available online, permits are sold out of the parking office in the Wells Street parking structure beginning today, Monday, Aug. 29. Permits that were previously ordered online are also available for pick-up in the parking office.

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9. Annual Notification of FERPA Rights

Marquette University is required by federal law to notify all students of their FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) rights at the beginning of each term. The information is posted online. For more information contact Marquette Central at 8-4000 or in Zilber Hall, first floor.

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10. Alcohol and drug policy posted online

Marquette University is required by federal law to notify all students of the university’s policies and procedures regarding the use of alcohol and drugs. This information, as well as resource information for programs and services on the campus and elsewhere, may be found online.

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11. 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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