1. University will test text messaging system tomorrow

Marquette will test its emergency text messaging system, ConnectEd, Friday, Nov. 18.

All students who registered their personal phones through CheckMarq will receive a message that says, “This is a TEST of the textMU system. This is only a TEST.” If you do not receive this message by 1:15 p.m., send an e-mail, including your cell phone number and your cell phone carrier, to security@marquette.edu. Speed of text message delivery may be affected by the user’s cell phone carrier.

The university will use the text messaging system, coordinated through the Department of Public Safety, when there is an imminent threat on campus. It will also be used in the event that severe weather causes class cancellations.

The text messaging system augments other forms of campus communication, including e-mail, voice mail, social media and/or the marquette.edu website, as the situation warrants. 

Students should enter their cell phone number in the “Personal Information” section of CheckMarq if they have not already done so, and keep it updated. Instructions are online.

Phone numbers submitted before midnight on Thursday will be included in the test.

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2. Campus Kitchen seeking volunteers for TurkeyPalooza

Marquette’s Campus Kitchen is seeking volunteers for TurkeyPalooza, an annual event across the country where Campus Kitchens prepare Thanksgiving dinners and grocery bags for guests and members of the community. This year, the focus is on a healthful and delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Prep, delivery and serving volunteers are needed to make this event a success.

Prep times are:

  • Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.; and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Delivery times are:

  • Monday, Nov. 21, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Stay and serve delivery will take place on:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., will benefit HeartLove Place.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will serve seniors.

More information can be found on Campus Kitchen Marquette’s website, or on Facebook. Interested volunteers can contact Amanda Parrell, coordinator of Campus Kitchen Marquette.

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3. No. 3 Marquette will host No. 6 Seton Hall Friday in the BIG EAST Volleyball Championship

The Marquette University women’s volleyball team has earned the No. 3 seed in the BIG EAST Conference Championship for the second consecutive season, and will host No. 6 Seton Hall in the quarterfinals at the Al McGuire Center on Friday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m.

The eight-team tournament will run Friday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Al McGuire Center, with Sunday’s title match broadcast live at 3 p.m. on ESPNU.

Tickets can be purchased at the Marquette Ticket Office or at 8-4668. All students have free admission with college ID.

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4. Marquette University Chorus receives White House invite

The Marquette University Chorus will perform at the White House Saturday, Dec. 17, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The University Chorus, the longest standing choral organization on campus, is a mixed choir of men and women. The chorus is directed by Mark Konewko, Marquette’s carilloneur.

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5. Social Innovation Design contest to hold judging

Members of the Marquette community are welcome to attend the judging for the Social Innovation Design contest, Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Johnston Hall 103. First prize is a paid trip for a team delegate to attend the Ashoka Exchange at Arizona State University, Feb. 10 and 11, to meet with and learn from 400 social innovation-minded representatives from more than 70 universities in 15 countries. The runner-up team will win lunch or dinner for four people at a Milwaukee-area restaurant, and a tour at local social-innovation model Growing Power or Sweet Water Organics. Guidelines for the presentations and helpful resources are available online.

Those interested are encouraged to attend the next SID contest meeting, Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Marquette Hall 100. 

The contest is sponsored by the Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Student Organization and the Office of the Provost’s Social Innovation Initiative.

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6. Raynor Library featuring Roman Missal exhibit

The Raynor Library lobby is featuring “The Roman Missal Over the Centuries.” This historic collection of missals, published between 1573 and 1974, from the Department of Special Collections and Archives, coincides with the introduction of the new English translation of the missal that Catholics will begin using the weekend of Nov. 27. The Roman missal contains the ritual texts and rubrics for celebrating the Mass. This exhibit is open through Monday, Nov. 28. For more information about the exhibit, contact Bill Fliss, associate archivist, at 8-5906.

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7.Tobacco Cessation Resources available

The American Cancer Society is marking the 36th Great American Smokeout today, Nov. 17, by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit. By quitting, smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing the risk of cancer. To increase the chance of quitting successfully, smokers need to know challenges they are facing, options that are available and where to go for help.

The Center for Health Education and Promotion and Student Health Service provide tobacco cessation resources and services for students. To learn more about the tobacco cessation resources and services offered, visit the Center for Health Education and Promotion website, or call 8-5217.

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8. Amtrak shuttles available through Public Safety

Amtrak shuttles will be available to take students to the Amtrak Station Tuesday, Nov. 22. Shuttles run every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shuttles leave from the reception area of DPS. Students should plan ahead, as shuttles only leave once per hour, and bring their luggage to DPS.

After 5 p.m., students in need of a shuttle should call 8-6363 to request a ride. Vans will be available to take students from any location to the Amtrak Station.

Amtrak shuttle service will also be offered Sunday, Nov. 27, beginning at 5 p.m. Students must call 8-6363 to request a ride.

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9. Research projects highlighted at joint poster session

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research will host “Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy,” and the Office of International Education will host “Marquette International Research Poster Session” in a joint event, Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. A brief address will be given at 1 p.m. by Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice president for research and dean of the graduate school, and a reception will follow the event from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This event provides the campus community with the opportunity to learn about research projects and connect with faculty and students across the university.

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10. Habitat for Humanity holding dance

The Marquette Habitat for Humanity chapter is hosting “Give Thanks to Habitat for Humanity Dance,” a $5 event Friday, Nov. 18, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Marquette Place.

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11. News Briefs to only be distributed Monday next week

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, News Briefs will not be issued Thursday, Nov. 24. It will resume Monday, Nov. 28.

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12. Free group fitness classes offered tomorrow

The Department of Recreational Sports is offering free group fitness classes tomorrow, Nov. 18.

The classes are free to members. The cost is $2 for faculty and staff who are non-members to enter the facility and participate in the classes:

• Spin at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Zumba at 3 p.m. at the Rec Plex
• Zumba at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center
• Kickbox at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center

For more information, call the group fitness office at 8-6979 or contact Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports, at 8-7778.

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