1. Classroom access for final exams announced


Spring 2012 exams are Monday, May 7, through Saturday, May 12. Smart classrooms with key access that are scheduled during final exam week will be opened by DPS prior to the start of the exam. Smart classrooms with card reader access can be opened by using a faculty MUID. Non-smart room classrooms scheduled during final exam week will be opened by custodial staff.

If access problems occur, contact the Department of Public Safety at 8-6800.

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2. Spring semester grades due May 15 at noon

Grades for undergraduate, graduate, dental and health sciences courses are due no later than Tuesday, May 15 at noon. Instructions are available from IT Services for instructors who plan to scan exams. To ensure quick grading, submit exams to the IT Services Help Desk on the second floor of Cudahy Hall for scanning immediately after completion of the exam.

Contact Kerry Grosse, associate registrar, at 8-6320 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with questions about grading. For questions after business hours, contact the IT Services Help Desk at 8-7799.

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3. Wade Scholar Lecture will be delivered tomorrow

Rev. John Thiede, S.J., the Reverend Francis C. Wade Scholar for spring 2012, will deliver this year's Wade Scholar Lecture, "Archbishop Oscar Romero: Exemplary Martyr," Tuesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C. Thiede is a member of the Wisconsin Province Society of Jesus and a doctoral candidate in Systematic Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is currently writing his dissertation on "The Reality of Martyrdom in the Christology of Jon Sobrino."

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4. College of Engineering Metcalfe Chair will give lecture May 2

The College of Engineering will host Dr. Lorraine Fleming, a 2011-2012 Ralph H. Metcalfe Chair, for a speech titled, "Inclusion: A Shared Pathway to Diversity," Wednesday, May 2, at 4 p.m. in Olin Engineering, 202. A reception just outside of the lecture hall will follow.

Fleming is a professor and former chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Howard University. She is also director of Howard University's Science, Engineering and Mathematics Program, and its Global Education, Awareness and Research Undergraduate Program.

The Metcalfe Chair is a non-residential chair that brings an African American, Latino, or Native American scholar to Marquette each semester. For more information, contact Darlene Martins, office associate in the College of Engineering, at 8-6591.

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5. AMUW's annual spring book club will be held May 8

The Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) will host its annual spring book club Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites. The event will include a discussion with Lisa C. Paul, Marquette Law School graduate and author of Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope. Participants are asked to read the book in advance of the discussion.

The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is suggested. Register online, or contact Libby Gard, advancement associate, at 8-8440. Contact AMUW for more information.

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6. All parking lots open and free for Commencement weekend

All campus parking lots will be open and free of charge throughout Commencement weekend, May 18-20. Permits will not be required. For more information, contact Jay Sobota, parking services manager, at 8-6911.

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7. Take shelter during severe weather

Members of the Marquette community are reminded to take shelter immediately when the local emergency sirens sound for severe weather. A tornado warning means that a tornado is in the area and everyone should take immediate shelter, preferably in a basement or below-ground location.

A tornado watch means that conditions are right for a tornado. Continue normal activities but monitor the situation.

For more information, consult the Emergency Procedures Guide.

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8. Marquette Faculty/Staff Chorale to give spring concert

The Marquette Faculty/Staff Chorale will present its annual spring concert Tuesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 3, at 11:30 a.m. in the Varsity Theatre. Marquette faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the free concerts.

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9. Pure Dance Marquette to present showcase

Pure Dance Marquette will hold a free showcase titled, "Pure Dance Marquette…Be Somebody," Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, at 1 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. For additional information, contact Hillary Ahola, publicity coordinator for Pure Dance Marquette.

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10. Spirit Shop holding Employee Days sale this week

The Spirit Shop will hold an Employee Days sale Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 3. Almost all merchandise will be 30 percent off the regular or sale price those days, although regular exclusions apply.

For additional information, contact the Spirit Shop at 8-3050.

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