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. Register for Career Services' Etiquette Dinner

The Career Services Center will host its annual Etiquette Dinner Monday, April 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. From job and internship interviews, to networking and meeting a new boss, a lot of professional conversations happen during a meal. More than forks and knives, the dinner will review tips on greeting the hosts, ordering and making small talk, allowing students to make a lasting impression during a meal.

The cost of the Etiquette Dinner is $10 for a four-course meal. Students can register online by Sunday, April 15.

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3. 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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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. 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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6. 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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7. 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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8. Student Health Service encouraging STD testing

As April is Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Awareness month, the Marquette Student Health Service is calling attention to the impact of STDs and promoting STD testing. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a "Get Yourself Tested" campaign, encouraging young people, who are particularly vulnerable, to get themselves tested and spread the word about the campaign.

Marquette's Student Health Service is encouraging testing for chlamydia, the most common bacterial STD among young people and an infection that often goes untreated because so many individuals are asymptomatic. During the month of April, Student Health Service will be offering chlamydia testing for all students at a reduced price of $25. Seventy-five percent of sexually active women and 50 percent of sexually active men who have chlamydia do not experience any symptoms.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Student Health Services at 8-7184.

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9. Baccalaureate Mass planning meeting for liturgical ministers and senior reflection to be held

A Baccalaureate Mass planning meeting will be held Thursday, April 19, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in AMU, 254. Those interested in assisting at the mass as a minister or in being considered for senior reflection must complete an application. For more information contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs, at 8-6873.

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10. 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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11. 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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12. 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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13. Campus Ministry hosting exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Campus Ministry will host an exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday, April 12, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family.

For additional information, contact Timothy Johnston, assistant director of liturgical programs, at 8-6873.

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14. 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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15. 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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