1. McNair Scholars to present research

The McNair Scholars Program and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will co-host a colloquium Tuesday, April 17, at noon in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suite A. Two undergraduate students from the McNair Scholars Program will present their research:

Majidah Murrar, nursing Transcultural Nursing: A Comparative Analysis of Middle Eastern and American CAM Practices

Khanh Tran, criminology and law studies Urban Gang Recruitment and Early Puberty: Effects of Early Puberty on 6th Grade Boys and Their Likelihood of Gang Membership

For more information, contact the McNair Scholars Program at 8-1771 or the Multicultural Center at 8-7205.

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2. Listen to faculty poets at National Poetry Month celebration

Five faculty poets will read their poems at a poetry reading in celebration of National Poetry Month, Monday, April 16, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C. President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., will give a short introduction at the event. The faculty members from the Department of English participating in the poetry reading include Dr. Ed Block, professor; Dr. Tyler Farrell, adjunct professor; Dr. Ryan Jerving, visiting assistant professor; Dr. Angela Sorby, associate professor; and Dr. Larry Watson, visiting professor.

Additional information can be found online.

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3. Free healthy BBQ grilling demonstration

The Employee Wellness Program and Sodexo have partnered to offer a healthy cooking demonstration on BBQ grilling, Wednesday, April 18, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the AMU, 163. Participants will receive a free cutting board.

Registration is required and can be completed by contacting Mandi Richter, wellness coordinator, at 8-4581.

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4. Annual Nies Lecture addresses future of copyright

Jane C. Ginsburg, Morton L. Janklow professor of literacy and artistic property law at Columbia University School of Law, will present the Hon. Helen Wilson Nies Annual Lecture, "The Author's Place in the Future of Copyright," Friday, April 20, at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Ginsburg will discuss whether there is a future for authors in copyright and how the advent of new technologies for creation and dissemination of works not only challenges traditional revenue models for authors, but also calls into question authors' artistic control over their works.

Register online by Monday, April 16.

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5. Advocate for homelessness solutions to speak at Posner Pro Bono Exchange

Maria Foscarinis, founder and executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, will discuss her work advocating solutions to homelessness at the Posner Pro Bono Exchange Friday, April 20, at 4 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Foscarinis was a primary achitect of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, the first major federal legislation addressing homelessness, and is an internationally-known advocate and expert who frequently serves as a resource for the New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today.

Following the Exchange, Law School students who have performed 50 or more hours of pro bono service during their law school careers will be recognized. Register online by Friday, April 13.

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6. Biological Sciences Seminar Series continues Friday

The Biological Sciences Seminar Series will host, "Structural Studies of the RNA Helicase, Mtr4, and its Role in RNA Surveillance," Friday, April 13, at 3:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Dr. Sean Johnson, assistant professor of biochemistry at Utah State University, will lead the seminar. The event is hosted by Dr. James Anderson, associate professor of biological sciences and radiation safety officer.

Refreshments will be served prior to the seminar at 3:15 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 108. For more information, call the Department of Biological Sciences at 8-7355.

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7. Faber Center to host lunchtime prayer session

The Faber Center will host another Forms of Personal Prayer session Monday, April 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in AMU 157. Monica Meagher, director of adult formation at St. Peter and Paul Parish in Milwaukee, will discuss how "centering prayer" can become a form of personal prayer.

A complimentary light lunch will be served. RSVP to Ellen Blonski, administrative assistant for the Faber Center, at 8-4545 by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13. .

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8. StartupMKE to host Innovation Lab

StartupMKE continues its lunch and learn series with "Ideate, Validate, Create: Building a Startup Minimum Viable Product Using Validated Learning" Wednesday, April 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Straz Hall 106.

A complementary lunch will be provided by the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship. RSVP online or contact Tina Quealy, associate director of the College of Business, at 8-7337.

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9. Discount available for Marquette boys basketball camps

Registration is now open for Marquette summer basketball camps for boys ages 5-17. Three different weeklong sessions will be offered Monday through Friday for the following dates: June 18-22, June 25-29 and July 23-27. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, and all camps are held on Marquette's campus.

Activities will focus on individual skill development, league games, camp contests and team play. The cost is $275 per camp, but a $25 discount is available for children directly related to an individual employed by Marquette University. Registration is required and space is limited.

For more information, contact Caitlin Nicoletto, recruiting coordinator for men's basketball, at 8-0337.

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10. Register for annual Rec Plex golf outing

The 17th Annual Rec Plex Golf Scramble will be held Thursday, June 7, at Silver Spring Country Club's Island and Falls course in Menomonee Falls. Proceeds from the event benefit the Breadwinner Scholarship, which aids students who have lost their "breadwinner" parent during their undergraduate years, and the Rec Sports equipment budget.

Online registration begins April 16. The cost is $100 or $115 for individuals and $400 or $460 per foursome, depending on the course. For more information, contact John Kratzer, general manager of the Rec Plex, at 8-7778.

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11. Cobeen Hall to host Swing-a-thon to combat eating disorders

Cobeen Hall will host its sixth annual Swing-a-thon, beginning Monday, April 16, at 9 a.m. in Westowne Square. Students will take around-the-clock shifts on the swings for 36.5 hours to increase awareness about body image and combat eating disorders, with the goal of raising more than $3,000 to benefit the Eating Disorder Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital.

For additional information, contact Ri'ana Johnson.

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12. Celebrate the sacraments of Christian Initiation

Members of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and Confirmation preparation programs, sponsored by Campus Ministry, will receive the sacraments of Christian Initiation Sunday, April 15, at 4 p.m. Mass in Gesu Church. Rev. Thomas Anderson, assistant director of Campus Ministry, will preside.

All members of the Marquette community are invited to attend the Mass and reception immediately afterwards in the gathering space in the lower church of Gesu. For more information, contact Stephen Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, at 8-6873.

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13. Submit artwork for display in AMU

The Information Center in the Alumni Memorial Union is looking for student artwork to display during the summer semester as part of their semi-annual "Artist in You" contest. To submit an entry, email a digital picture of the artwork, the artist's name, contact information and dimensions of the artwork by Saturday, April 28. All artwork work will be returned at the end of the summer semester. For additional questions, visit the Information Center on the 2nd floor of the AMU.

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14. Hype Marquette will present Graffiti Hip Hop Dance Showcase

The Hype Marquette dance team will host Hype Presents...Graffiti Hip Hop Dance Showcase Saturday, April 21, at 5 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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