1. 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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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. 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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5. Club basketball tryouts to be held

Women’s Club Basketball spring tryouts will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rec Center.

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6. 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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