1. Grades will be available May 15 at 5 p.m.

Students and those who have been given guest access to grades will not have access to view grades in CheckMarq until Tuesday, May 15 at 5 p.m. This will give the Office of the Registrar time to post grades and run necessary reports for the colleges and schools.

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2. Entries for student film festival still being accepted

The Diederich College of Communication and the Department of Performing Arts are currently accepting short films and media projects for the 2012 Diederich College Student Film Festival. Categories for the festival include: short fictional narrative, mid- to feature-length fictional narrative, short documentary and mid- to feature-length documentary.

The final submission deadline is Wednesday, May 2. Entries should be submitted to the mailbox of Danielle Beverly, professional in residence, on the first floor of Johnston Hall. For more information, contact Danielle Beverly at 8-7231.

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3. Athletics Department to host free fan barbecue tomorrow

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host a free barbecue Tuesday, May 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Central Mall, to thank students for their year-long support. The picnic will include pulled pork sandwiches, brats, cookies, chips and fruit salad, courtesy of Bubb's BBQ. Buzz Williams, head men's basketball coach, will announce the winners of Fanatics Rewards prizes. An RSVP is not required, but students should click here if they plan to attend.

For additional information, contact Brian Bowsher, director of marketing and sales for intercollegiate athletics, at 8-3040.

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4. 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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5. 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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6. 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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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. 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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9. 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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